A SCHOOL in the Craven district has not let lockdown get in the way of them hosting their annual inter-school cross country competition.

Giggleswick School’s Catteral Shield championships is always a brilliant event, and this year was no exception.

Almost 350 pupils from 15 schools took part in this unique edition by completing their runs over a set distance and recording their times via a trusted fitness app.

The school's director of sport Ed Buck said: “The Catteral Shield is a long-standing cross country event in Giggleswick School’s sporting calendar.

"We wanted to adapt it this year to encourage our pupils, and children in other schools, to maintain their levels of physical activity in the current lockdown.

"Our hope was this virtual event would help to improve the wellbeing of those who took part, and we were delighted so many schools in the local, and wider vicinity (as far away as London and Edinburgh), participated.

"A big thank you to all the members of staff who helped coordinate the event and the families that ran or cycled in support of those running.”

The results were as follows:Under-13 boys (3.5k) - Jack (Settle College), Harry (KCS Wimbledon), George (Austin Friars). Under-13 girls (2.8k) - Heidi (Austin Friars), Charlotte (Settle College), Lucy (Sedbergh Prep). Under-11 boys (2.5k) - Patrick (Cargilfield), Matthew (Hunter Hall), Ed (Giggleswick School). Under-11 girls (2.5k) - Julia (Sedbergh Prep), Emily (Terrington Hall), Grace (Sedbergh Prep).

To encourage participation throughout the whole school community, 37 members of staff also entered the new teacher 5k category this year.

The results were as follows:J. Wood (South Craven), M. Spooner (Hunter Hall), M. Foxwell (Sedbergh Prep).