A North Norfolk runner has taken on the best in the country and won. 

Henry Jonas, 18 and from East Runton, won the Senior Boys 800m at the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Despite chilly and windy conditions Henry comfortably won his heat in 1:52, the fastest qualifying time on the day.

The weather conditions prevailed for the final the following day, making it a tactical affair with bumping and barging thrown into the mix.

Undeterred, Henry made his move for the front with 300m to go then held off the pre-race favourite in the home straight to take a richly deserved gold medal.

North Norfolk's Hattie Reynolds and Rosie Dickety also represented the county at the championship. 

Hattie took on the barriers in the Senior Girls 1500m Steeplechase and despite her best efforts had to settle for the runner's-up position and silver.

Her disappointment has been softened in the knowledge she will be selected to represent Great Britain in her preferred event, the 3000m Steeplechase, at the European Junior Track and Field Championships in Jerusalem early August.

First-year intermediate girl Rosie Dickety toed the line in the 800m and found the going tough when missing out on a place the final.

Teams from 46 counties took part in the event, at the home of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.