24 Schools entered the U11 District Cross-Country Championship and our Boys’ team won and are now District Champions! Our Girls’ team also did well finishing 4th and together Dean Close U11 Girls’ & Boys’ team are 2nd in the district.

Competition is incredibly fierce as the District County Championships consist of four races run at intervals over the Lent and Michaelmas terms, in each race there are approximately 180 children. Individually, Paddy Clarkson finished 4th and Billy Benson – running a year above his age, was 5th. Corrina Clarkson just age 9 and running 2 Years above her age came 2nd and Lucy Humphries Year 6 came 11th – well done girls.

This means they all qualified to run for Cheltenhamin the County Championships at Newent, where Patrick Clarkson finished 5th, helping Cheltenham team win the County Championships!