PUPILS at Caedmon School have tasted success at district and county cross country.
Runners have been challenged by the usual delights of winter weather and difficult conditions underfoot.
The annual cross country league is an important date in the calendar for many of the school’s pupils.
The first two meetings were held at an extremely wet Scalby School in Scarborough.
Heavy rain and strong winds made it difficult for some of the year seven runners on their first outing in Caedmon colours.
The final race was held at Caedmon School with a strong turnout from the three Whitby secondary schools.
For some, this was an opportunity to secure their place in the district team for the coming season.
Overall, all three secondary schools from the Whitby area put in strong team performances in all races.
This was the case for Caedmon with both the year seven girls’ and boys’ teams securing the league title - an achievement later mirrored by the year nine girls’ and boys’ teams.
Consistently strong performances were delivered by Shane Hicks, who romped home with impressive victories as his performances matured.
A top 10 finish at two or more races qualified runners to advance to district level at Catterick.
The Whitby schools were well represented at district level and Caedmon had 13 pupils achieving their district colours - Owen Grant, Jack Kipling, Jay Stonehouse, Morgann Russell, Beth Clarkson, Mille Storr, Jade Trueman, Ben Mead, Shane Hicks, Callum Booth, Miles Locker, Charley Rodgers and Charity Swales.
An outstanding personal best performance from Callum Booth has highlighted his potential as he has progressed to represent North Yorkshire at Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, along with Shane Hicks who dominated the district events.