Young athletes compete for the Catteral Shield
Ben Harris

Over 300 young athletes from 21 schools participated in the Giggleswick School Catteral Shield Cross Country Championships.

4 races took place: U11 boys, U11 girls, U13 girls and U13 boys, on a challenging course that included twists, turns and changes in gradient.

The number of entries give an indication of the value placed on this long-running event. The Giggleswick School Catteral Shield was first run over 40 years ago, when the school’s Junior School was known as Catteral Hall. The original race was run on the nearby Settle and Giggleswick Golf Course but moved to the school’s Ghyll Field in the 1990s. The course was subsequently extended to include the start and finish on Pape’s when the school invested in turning a rough, wet field into the high quality, well drained sports pitches seen today.

Giggleswick School’s Director of Sport, Ed Buck, commented “We were blessed with excellent weather and underfoot conditions which made for a good set of races. As always it was impressive to see some strong competition at the head of the field but equally some very determined individual efforts lower down, contributing towards the team scores. All runners certainly rose to the challenges of the testing course. We hope everyone had a great day and we look forward to welcoming back schools to Giggleswick to compete in next year’s competition.”

Winners

U13 Girl’s Results

1st Lucy, Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School

2nd Milly, South Craven School

3rd Izzy, South Craven School


U13 Girls’ Team Results

1st Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School

2nd Giggleswick School

3rd South Craven School


U11 Girl’s Results

1st Lili, Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School

2nd Emma, Terra Nova School

3rd Annabel, Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School


U11 Girls’ Team Results

1st Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School

2nd Giggleswick Junior School

3rd Settle Primary School


U13 Boy’s Results

1st Hugo, Aysgarth School

2nd Zak, South Craven School

3rd Kieran, Westholme School


U13 Boys’ Team Results

1st Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School

2nd Aysgarth School

3rd South Craven School


U11 Boy’s Results

1st Magnus, Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School

2nd Henry, Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School

3rd Thomas, Giggleswick Junior School


U11 Boy’s Team Results

1st Giggleswick Junior School

2nd Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School

3rd Terra Nova School