SATURDAY'S Wiltshire Schools Cross Country Championships have been postponed.

The event, organised by the Wiltshire Schools’ Athletic Association, was due to take place at Grittleton House School but more heavy rain fell in the county during this week.

The association’s Tim Whiting said: “We have been forced to postpone due the severe weather conditions.

“Much of the course is already under water, the forecast for that area for later today and tonight (Thursday) is atrocious and they forecast more rain Saturday.

“Thus the ground staff have little chance of getting the course ready for the championships so we have no option but to postpone.”

The event is now expected to take place on Saturday, February 1, with another standby date of February 8 also pencilled in.