HOLLY Weedall ended a stunning winter season by celebrating a victory while representing her country.

The Weaverham High School student won the junior girls’ race in England’s colours during the Schools International Athletics Board’s Cross Country meet in Ireland last weekend.

She also led her team to first place ahead of rivals from Scotland.

The 14-year-old, who is a member at Vale Royal Athletics Club, was picked after finishing fourth at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships the previous week.

She has also claimed a brilliant hat-trick of titles for her club at county, regional and national level since the turn of the year.

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“It’s another remarkable result,” said Johnny Goodall, head of PE at Weaverham.

“If she was disappointed not to win a medal at the national schools’ event then this is a perfect way to put that right.”

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Holly Weedall, second from left wearing four, prepares for the start of the junior girls' race at last weekend's Schools International Athletics Board (SIAB) cross country international in Ireland. Picture: Chris Weedall

Holly completed a 3km course in 10:14 ahead of newly-crowned English champion Kiya Dee, from Farmors School in Gloucestershire.

Katie Johnson, from Scotland, was third.

England enjoyed a clean sweep of team wins at Santry last Saturday, and in the junior girls’ race seven of the first eight runners to cross the line were English.