Holbeck Hill challenge for local pupils

As Scarborough remembers the Holbeck Hall Hotel slipping off the cliff 25 years ago, local children have been continuing to tackle Scarborough's famous coast line as they take on Holbeck Hill in this years Scarborough College Cross Country Challenge.

With eleven local primary schools in attendance and 130 runners in total, the course proved challenging for all.  With the sun shining across the South Bay, it was a wonderful sight to see the snaking stream of children race across the soft sand heading towards the impending steep Holbeck Hill pathway to the finish line.

Congratulations to all the runners, their staff and supporters for cheering them on, on what is a mighty tough run for all of the young runners.  There was certainly plenty of Yorkshire Grit on display!

The 2018 overall winner, setting a new course record of 8 min 48 seconds was Alfie Coles from East Ayton Primary School.  He was closely followed in by Harry Coles from East Ayton Primary School and in third place Owen Riley from Northstead Primary School in the boys’ race.  The first girl back was Lucy Barker from Scarborough College Prep School, second place Kate Barker from Scarborough College Prep School and in third place Emily Collinge from Kilham Primary School.

For those astute readers, this is not a typing error, but first and second places, in both the boys and girls races were twins!!  There's definitely something sporty in the genes of both the Coles and Barker families!

Thanks to our sponsor, Broadland Properties Ltd and Scarborough and District Primary Schools Sports' Association for their continued support of this event, now in its third year and increasing in popularity every time.