A Clean Sweep at the Catteral Shield for Prep School Runners

Competing against 18 schools and around 300 runners, Sedbergh Prep School came away from the Catterall Shield Cross Country at Giggleswick School with four team victories out of a possible four. An fantastic achievement but, amazingly, one that was a repeat of the results just two years ago.

In the Under 11 Boys, Hamish Holden took the individual gold medal, with the the team winning the combined title ahead of Hunter Hall and Giggleswick. Daisy Fielding took 2nd place in the Under 11 Girls’ race and a fantastic team performance saw another victory, with second and third places going to the same schools as in the boys’ competition.

Elsie Barker took the bronze medal in the Under 13 Girls’ competition, after just missing out on the medals two years ago, when she was competing in the younger age group. In the Under 13 Boys’ race, brother Jack strode across the line in first place, with George Dodgson taking the silver. Strong team performances across the Under 13 races saw the Sedbergh Prep girls taking the top spot from South Craven and St Mary’s Hall, Stonyhurst. The boys took the final victory of the day, beating Settle College in second place and St Mary’s Hall, Stonyhurst.

Congratulations to all the runners who took part in the Catteral Shield, which was made even more challenging by the recent wet weather. You truly embody the School’s ethos, displaying qualities of endeavour and resilience and a sense of team before self.

Cross country running enjoys a strong heritage at both at the Senior and Prep Schools. We are lucky to be located in one of the most beautiful parts of the world for the sport. Quiet country roads and a huge variety of fells on our doorstep ensure the continued popularity of running at the School. This is epitomised by the iconic and traditional, ‘Wilson Run’ that takes place at the Senior School each Lent Term.

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