Athletics: South Yorkshire Schools Championships

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The South Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Championships take place today at Wentworth Castle, Barnsley.

Sheffield duo Tom Bains and Fiona Bell are favourites for the senior titles while Sheffield’s Josh Naisbitt and Jonathan Shields clash at intermediate level.

In the juniors, Julian Slater (Sheffield), impressive Northern title winner, takes on Alfie Manthorpe (Sheffield) who won their previous clashes. In the U13 girls, Amelia Lancaster (Sheffield), is favourite to add to impressive list of wins.

The eight race event, (first one at 10.15, last one 12.15), will be used to select the South Yorkshire team for the English Schools Championships at Catton Hall, Derbyshire on March 16.