At least 250 pupils from approximately 30 secondary schools in Dyfed were involved at the District's Cross Country Championships in Narberth.

Held earlier than in previous years, the Dyfed Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships was back at a new venue. Having been staged at Parc Dinefwr in Llandeilo over the last couple of years, the 2019 edition went to the grounds of Oakwood Theme Park.

There were eight races for all categories with each one not only representing their area, but also their school. The Year 7 Girls and Boys, competing in these championships for the first time since moving up from primary level, got the action underway and were followed by events for the combined year 8 and 9, combined year 10 and 11 and ending with Seniors.

The course was set up on the field and consisted of a small and large lap, overlooking the many attractions and activities on offer for visitors and families at Oakwood Theme Park.

The weather provided a bit of everything - wind, rain, cloud, hail and a small glimpse of the sun after the risk of snow that was first forecasted earlier last week. The underfoot conditions was in very good condition and it played a big part for fast racing and a number of tactical battles as club teammates and friends went head to head.

Schools represented at the 2019 Championships were Haverfordwest High, Greenhill, Harri Tudur, Bro Gwaun, Y Preseli, Penrhyn Dewi, Dyffryn Aman, Maes Y Gwendraeth, Bro Myrddin, Bro Dinefwr, QE High, Dyffryn Taf, Llandovery College, Bro Teifi, Emlyn, Penweddig, Henry Richard, Bro Pedr, Penglais, Aberteifi, Aberaeron, Y Strade, Coedcae, Bryngwyn, St John Lloyd, St Michaels, Coleg Sir Gar and Glan-Y-Môr.

Year 7 Girls: 1 Frances Mackie (QE High); 2 Erin Morgan (Bro Myrddin); 3 Carys Wood (Greenhill); 4 Seren Davies (Aberaeron); 5 Bessy Hill (Emlyn)

Year 7 Boys: 1 Iwan Thomas (Y Strade); 2 Ifan Bowen (Bro Myrddin); 3 Finlay Tarling (Aberaeron); 4 Cai Prendiville (Y Strade); 5 Rhys Caygill (Y Preseli)

Year 8 & 9 Girls: 1 Ffion Ouseley (Y Preseli); 2 Lucy Wintle (Y Preseli); 3 Jazmine Jones (Bro Pedr); 4 Amy Greatrick (QE High); 5 Mila Blackwell (Greenhill)

Year 8 & 9 Boys: 1 Frank Morgan (Bro Myrddin); 2 Ioan Cressey-Rodgers (Bro Myrddin); 3 Rhys Llewellyn (Haverfordwest High); 4 Zach Elvy (Bro Myrddin); 5 Jack Thomas (QE High)

Year 10 & 11 Girls: 1 Daisy Thompson (Bro Myrddin); 2 Jessica Morris (Harri Tudur); 3 Megan Thompson (Haverfordwest High); 4 Tanwen Moon (Maes Y Gwendraeth); 5 Heledd Jones (Bro Teifi)

Year 10 & 11 Boys: 1 Adam Ber (Glan-Y-Mor); 2 Dafydd Jones (Bro Myrddin); 3 Iori Humphreys (Harri Tudur); 4 Liam Edwards (Bro Myrddin); 5 Samuel Bird (Bryngwyn)

Year 12 & 13 Girls1 Eva Edwards (Bro Myrddin); 2 Alice Evans (Haverfordwest High); 3 Ella Townsend (Haverfordwest High); 4 Cerys Davies (Bro Myrddin); 5 Grace Page (Bro Pedr)

Year 12 & 13 Boys1 Callum Campion (Coleg Sir Gar); 2 Joe Griffiths (Haverfordwest High); 3 Robbie Bull (Aberaeron); 4 Joshua Williams (Haverfordwest High); 5 Georgy Gould (Aberaeron)

Twelve in each age group with an additional four reserves have been selected to compete for Dyfed schools in the Welsh Schools Cross Country Championships at Penlan Arena Fields, Brecon Leisure Centre in February.

They will be joined by teams from Afan Nedd Tawe, Cardiff & Vale, Glamorgan Valleys, Powys, North East Wales, South East Wales and Eryri.