THE Chase School pupil Ellen Wikeley won the Worcestershire under 13 girls’ cross-country championships at Halesowen.

Malvern-based Wikeley was representing Worcester Athletic Club but also trains with Malvern Joggers juniors.

The three-kilometre course was tricky due to the heavy rain, which caused extremely muddy conditions, but Wikeley prevailed with a strong finish to overtake girls from Halesowen and Bromsgrove in the final 600 metres.

The youngster will now represent Worcestershire in the National Inter-county Cross-country Championships in Birmingham in March.