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Doncaster and District Cross-Country Competition 2023

Hundreds of Doncaster children came together last weekend to compete in the Doncaster and District Cross Country Competition at Hill House.

Fifteen schools from across the district competed in the competition, across four team categories including U9 Girls, U9 Boys, U11 Girls and U11 Boys. Entries were also welcomed resulting in a record-breaking 260 children competing.

The course at the award-winning independent school in Auckley, consisted of a 1km distance for the U9s and 1.2km for the U11 groups, featuring a laps of the sports field and a route through the adjoining woodland trail. Children were cheered on to the finish line by hundreds of families and spectators who turned out to show their support.

Mrs Katie Vickers, Director of Sport at Hill House School said, “It was fantastic to welcome children from schools across the area to compete in this event. The weather was a little wet, but this only helped to demonstrate the resilience and determination of the runners who fought through the conditions to do their very best. It was a wonderful atmosphere, and the children gave their all.”

Tickhill Estfield Primary School were presented with the Chris Keyworth Shield for Overall Winning Team, celebrating the school’s first time as overall winners in the competition.

Winners: U9 Girls – Tickhill Estfeld, U9 Boys – Scawsby Junior Academy / Tickhill Estfeld (Tie), U11 Girls – Scawsby Junior Academy, U11 Boys – Copley Junior School. Overall Winners – Tickhill Estfeld

See the photos from this Year's event....