FIVE budding athletes are celebrating after making it through to the regional cross country finals.
The youngsters from St Aidan’s School, in Loyalty Road, will battle it out against youngsters from across the Tees Valley early next month after doing well in the Town Final event.
The event, which was held recently at High Tunstall College of Science, included youngsters from primary schools across town.
Esther Wales, eight, Alice Martin, eight, Cameron Mann, nine, Isaac Wales, 10 and nine-year-old Tyler Miley were the successful St Aidan’s pupils to make it through their respective age categories.
They made it to the County Finals after successfully coming through a school trial, primary school cluster event and the town finals.
The youngsters will now compete at the County Finals at Stewart Park, in Middlesbrough, on March 1.
Pupils from other primary schools in town will also be competing at the event.
Caroline Barker, Year 5 teacher and PE co-ordinator at St Aidan’s, said: “We have five pupils who have made it through three rounds to get to the County Finals cross country event in March.
“These pupils came within the top six in their school trials, top six at the Primary School Cluster event and top six at the Town Final event.
“Everyone at the school is very proud of them for doing so well.
“The children all encourage each other to do well and there is some healthy competition.”
In total 14 pupils from St Aidan’s made it through to the Town Finals, held recently on the playing fields at High Tunstall College of Science.
There were six-competitions held across the action-packed day.
The winners will now go up against representatives from Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar and Cleveland.