JUNIOR HARRIERS

 

For people 8 to 16 years old

 

We have team of five Junior coaches,  Chris Skellern (contact number 07791 502601) is our level two coach & our official Child Welfare Protection Officer. All our coaches are DBS checked (Disclosure & Barring Service this is the governments replacement for CRB)

 

Coaches & Sessions

Chris Skellern, Chris Elsley, Ian Hodkinson, Mark Oliver and Graham Williams

  • Training sessions are Mondays 6pm-7pm for all abilities
  • Wednesdays 6pm-7pm for the more advanced juniors 
  • Long run out for the more advanced 2nd Wednesday of every month.
  • Joint session with Adult speed group last Wednesday of every month.

Photo & video

 

Parents and juniors are not permitted to take photos or videos or use any recording device at any training session or Harrier Games without the express permission of the session leader.

 

Junior Section Report for September 2017

Tuesday, 3rd September

The Cosford Spitfire 10K, RAF Cosford

Ben Deakin ran this race with his Mum, finishing in 39th place, in a time of 46:16. There were 756 finishers. Well done Ben!

Thursday, 7th September

Harriers Handicap, Brocton

Four Juniors competed in this event with Jack Heath winning the race for a second time. A massive well done to Jack!

Name

Position

Net Time

Jack Heath

1

29:37

Matthew Hilsdon

8

32:12

Ben Green

10

33:36

Saffron Latham

21

34:59

Worthy of note is that this is the third consecutive Handicap race that has been won by a Junior! Well done and keep up the great work!

Sunday, 10th September

Lichfield 10K Race and 2K Fun Run

We had 2 Juniors running in these events, as follows:-

In the 10K, Ben Deakin finished in 99th place, out of 1023 finishers, in a time of 44:01. No formal results were recorded for the Fun Run but Ben is believed to have ran well finishing in the top 15. Well done to both Bens!

Sunday, 17th September

St Thomas Fun Run

Matthew Hilsdon ran in this race, whilst his Dad ran in the 7 miler. No official times have been published, however Matthew said he had a good run, finishing in the top ten runners. Well done Matthew!

Wednesday, 20th September

Castlefields 5K Time Trials

This was the fourth and last of the planned time trial events for the Juniors this summer, in which we had 14 running, along with the adult improvers group. As in previous time trials, they are intended to monitor the Junior’s progress, and chart how they do, over time, and offer support and coaching accordingly. These events place the Juniors in a good, strong position to start the cross country season, so well done to all that took part!

First Name

Surname

20-Apr-16

08-Jun-16

14-Sep-16

12-Apr-17

31-May-17

09-Aug-17

20-Sep-17

Harry

Beckett

29:41

32:09

-

27:54

28:25

29:55

30:37

Chloe

Burrows

25:12

26:59

19:24

-

-

29:34

27:31

Ben

Cook

21:10

21:35

15:50

20:20

-

-

18:46

Robbie

Gorman

19:19

20:03

14:14

18:37

-

-

19:48

Ben

Green

-

-

-

-

27:09

26:55

26:20

Jack

Heath

-

23:52

16:20

23:55

-

-

21:45

Matthew

Hilsdon

-

-

17:03

21:31

21:58

22:20

22:02

Saffron

Latham

-

-

-

-

-

-

26:51

Jake

Oliver

22:29

22:46

19:20

21:29

22:29

-

27:23

Amber

Page

-

-

19:20

-

-

-

29:02

Taygen

Pike

22:45

24:33

18:35

-

-

26:34

27:18

Jakob

Reece

-

-

-

-

-

-

25:37

Caitlin

Saunders

     

26:01

24:48

27:03

26:58

Nick

Walklett

-

-

15:22

-

-

-

22:31

Thanks to all that helped with this event.

Saturday, 23rd September

Midland Counties Road Relays, Sutton Park

We had 6 juniors running in this event who found themselves amongst some high calibre athletes.

Under 13 Boys

Name

Leg

Position

Time

Jack Heath

A

31

16:34

Ben Green

B

35

19:39

Matthew Hilsdon

C

26

17:21

Total time 53:34, finishing position 25 out of 28.

Under 15 Boys

Name

Leg

Position

Time

Ben Deakin

A

36

15:19

Jake Oliver

B

35

15:42

Ben Cook

C

28

15:26

Total time 46:27, finishing position 28 out of 39.

Well done to all, in particular the Under 15 Boys for finishing in front of Cannock and Stafford!

Sunday, 24th September

Stafford 10K Run

We had nine juniors running in this local race around Stafford as follows:-

Name

Position

Time

Matt Bonney

95

41:43

Robbie Gorman

100

41:54

Kian Arnott

190

44:23

Ben Deakin

202

45:24

Lizzie Jasper

641

52:51

Saffron Latham

881

56:06

Taygen Pike

973

57:25

Evie Whyte

1309

61:37

Chloe Burrows

1566

65:27

There were 2268 finishers.

For Robbie, Kian, Saffron and Taygen, this was their first 10K road race, so well done to them and to all that ran.

Saturday, 30th September

1st North Staffs Cross Country League – Winsford

Sixteen Juniors ran on a very muddy and damp course, as follows:-

Under 11 Girls

Name

Position

Time

Caitlin Saunders

33

8:18

Total number of finishers: 48

Under 11 Boys

Name

Position

Time

Will Gray

33

9:38

Ned Holland

48

10:55

Total number of finishers: 56

Under 13 Boys

Name

Position

Time

Matthew Hilsdon

37

15:55

Jack Heath

45

16:16

Ben Green

61

18:55

Total number of finishers: 61 U13 Boys Team finished in 10th place.

Under 15 Girls

Name

Position

Time

Amber Page

DNF

 
     

Total number of finishers:

Under 15 Boys

Name

Position

Time

Jake Oliver

27

17:01

Robert Gray

36

19:56

Total number of finishers:

Under 17 Girls

Name

Position

Time

Taygen Pike

18

22:08

Saffron Latham

19

22:52

Chloe Burrows

20

23:58

Total number of finishers: 20 U17 Girls Team finished in 5th place.

Under 17 Boys

Name

Position

Time

Matt Bonney

13

20:22

George Hodkinson

16

20:52

Robbie Gorman

26

22:38

Ben Deakin

28

23:29

Total number of finishers: 28 U17 Boys Team finished in 5th place.

This was a slightly lower turnout by the Juniors than last year, however they still achieved some commendable times and positions. A big well done to all those who took part in this event, and a special thanks to Chris Skellern and Ian Hodkinson for their continued encouragement and support, and to Karen Hilsdon and Sarah Gray for helping with the token collection.

September 5K time Trial

20th Sept 2017

 

Continuing on from August’s Time Trial, this was the fourth and last of several planned time trial events for the Juniors over the summer months, in which we had 14 run on this occasion, and who also ran with the adult improvers group along the disused railway track. The event is intended to monitor the Junior’s progress, and chart how they do, over time, and offer support and coaching accordingly. Thank you to all that helped with this event.

 

First Name Surname J/S 12-Apr-17 31-May-17 09-Aug-17 20-Sep-17
Harry Beckett J 27:54 28:25 29:55 30:37
Isabelle Beckett J 27:16 28:56 30:44  
Matthew Black J - - 26:01 -
Olivia Black J - - 29:27 -
Matt Bonney J 18:39 - - -
Chloe Burrows J - - 29:34 27:31
Ben Cook J 20:20 - - 18:46
Ben Deakin J 20:46 21:41 21:05  
Robbie Gorman J 18:37 - - 19:48
Ben Green J - 27:09 26:55 26:20
Jack Heath J 23:55 - - 21:45
Matthew Hilsdon J 21:31 21:58 22:20 22:02
Ben Jones J 24:45 - - -
Saffron Latham J - - - 26:51
Jake Oliver J 21:29 22:29 - 27:23
Amber Page J - - - 29:02
Taygen Pike J - - 26:34 27:18
Jakob Reece J - - - 25:37
Will Sammons J 19:47 - 20:24 -
Caitlin Saunders J 26:01 24:48 27:03 26:58
Nick Walklett J - - - 22:31
Rose White J 26:46 - - -
Lucas Wilson J - 21:46 -  

Autumn Handicap

7th Sept 2017

 

 

The winners were:-

 

1 Jack Heath
2 Ian Heath
3 Beth Darke
 

Junior Section Report for August 2017

 

August is traditionally a quiet time for races, due to people’s holiday commitments, however we are aware of one race to report on.

 

9th August 2017

Castlefields 5k Time Trials

Continuing on from May’s Time Trial, this was the third of several planned time trial events for the Juniors over the summer months, in which we had 11 run on this occasion, and who also ran with the adult improvers group along the disused railway track. The event is intended to monitor the Junior’s progress, and chart how they do, over time, and offer support and coaching accordingly.

First Name

Surname

20-Apr-16

08-Jun-16

14-Sep-16

12-Apr-17

31-May-17

09-Aug-17

Isabelle

Beckett

31:04

31:25

-

27:16

28:56

30:44

Harry

Beckett

29:41

32:09

-

27:54

28:25

29:55

Matthew

Black

23:39

23:20

16:18

-

-

26:01

Olivia

Black

27:40

28:54

20:48

-

-

29:27

Chloe

Burrows

25:12

26:59

19:24

-

-

29:34

Ben

Deakin

21:25

21:50

15:21

20:46

21:41

21:05

Ben

Green

-

-

-

-

27:09

26:55

Matthew

Hilsdon

-

-

17:03

21:31

21:58

22:20

Taygen

Pike

22:45

24:33

18:35

-

-

26:34

Will

Salmons

19:06

19:57

-

19:47

-

20:24

Caitlin

Saunders

     

26:01

24:48

27:03

 

Junior Attendance during Summer Holidays

Also worthy of note, is that during the six weeks school holiday, we have had on average 35 Juniors attend the Monday night session and between 10 and 15 on a Wednesday, which I believe shows their commitment and dedication, despite other distractions during the busy holiday period.

Castlefields 5K Time Trials

9th August 2017

 

Continuing on from May’s Time Trial, this was the third of several planned time trial events for the Juniors over the summer months, in which we had 11 run on this occasion, and who also ran with the adult improvers group along the disused railway track. The event is intended to monitor the Junior’s progress, and chart how they do, over time, and offer support and coaching accordingly. 

 

Thank you to all that helped with this event.

 

First Name Surname J/S 20-Apr-16 08-Jun-16 14-Sep-16 12-Apr-17 31-May-17 09-Aug-17
Kian Arnott J - 22:05 - - - -
Harry Beckett J 29:41 32:09 - 27:54 28:25 29:55
Isabelle Beckett J 31:04 31:25 - 27:16 28:56 30:44
Matthew Black J 23:39 23:20 16:18 - - 26:01
Olivia Black J 27:40 28:54 20:48 - - 29:27
Matt Bonney J 19:48 20:09 - 18:39 - -
Katie Burrows J 34:26 - - - - -
Chloe Burrows J 25:12 26:59 19:24 - - 29:34
Ben Cook J 21:10 21:35 15:50 20:20 - -
Ben Deakin J 21:25 21:50 15:21 20:46 21:41 21:05
Robbie Gorman J 19:19 20:03 14:14 18:37 - -
Robert Gray J - 23:34 - - - -
Will Gray J - 25:32 - - - -
Ben Green J - - - - 27:09 26:55
Jack Heath J - 23:52 16:20 23:55 - -
Matthew Hilsdon J - - 17:03 21:31 21:58 22:20
Ben Jones J 22:11 22:04 16:10 24:45 - -
Gabby Lufton J - - - - - -
Kieron Mogey J 24:17 24:25 16:16 - - -
Jake Oliver J 22:29 22:46 19:20 21:29 22:29 -
Amber Page J - - 19:20 - - -
Taygen Pike J 22:45 24:33 18:35 - - 26:34
Will Sammons J 19:06 19:57 - 19:47 - 20:24
Caitlin Saunders J - - - 26:01 24:48 27:03
Danny Stevens J - 28:10 - - - -
Nick Walklett J - - 15:22 - - -
Rose White J - - - 26:46 - -
Lucas Wilson J - - - - 21:46 -
Ellie Withington J - 28:55 19:35 - - -

Junior Section Report for July 2017

Sunday, 2nd July

Newmarket, Marcus Gynn

Following on from last year, Ben Deakin and his mum made the return trip to run in this race, as well as to see family, Ben coming in 52nd place out of 244 runners, and in a time of 45:53. Great running Ben!

 

Thursday, 6th July

Brocton, The Chase, Harriers Handicap race

We had three Juniors competing in this event, Matthew Hilsdon, Matt Bonney and Ben Cook, with Matthew winning the race, so a big well done to him! Worthy of note is that this is the second consecutive Handicap race where a Junior has won!!

 

Sunday, 9th July

Cheadle, Cheadle 4

Ben Deakin ran in this race, finishing in 77th place out of 236 runners, and in a time of 29:04. Well done to Ben!

 

Thursday, 13th July

Rocester, JCB 2.3 mile Fun Run and 5 mile Lakeside Race

Seven Junior Harriers turned out to compete in the Fun Run, which like last year was in reverse direction, at the JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, on what was yet another pleasant summer’s evening. There were 59 Fun Runners in total.

 

Name

Position

Time

George Hodkinson

1

11:32

Jake Oliver

4

12:40

Matthew Hilsdon

5

13:09

Jack Heath

7

13:43

Murphy Hamilton

13

15:00

Will Gray

18

16:20

Keeley Hamilton

52

22:47

 

A massive well done to George Hodkinson for once again finishing in first place, and received a prize for his efforts.

In the 5 mile race, which like the Fun Run, was in reverse, with a lap around the lake, we had Evie Whyte and Ben Deakin running, this being Evie’s debut JCB 5 mile race, and coming in 208th place, in a time of 48:56, and Ben 38th finishing in a time of 34:40. There were a total of 263 runners. Well done to all for competing in these events, which was once again, a magnificent display from all of the Junior Harriers.

 

Saturday, 15th July

Rowley Park, Harriers Games

We had 39 Juniors (shown in red) competing against just 14 adults in these games, split in to eight groups, as follows.

 

2017

1 mile

PO

100M

PO

800 m

PO

200m

PO

400m

PO

3000M

PO

TOTAL

MEDAL

GROUP A

                           

George Hodkinson

       

2.21

1

26.76

2

   

10:50

1

4

G

Jason Littlewood

       

2.25

2

26.25

1

61.00

1

   

4

S

Phil Hilsdon

5.18

1

           

62.00

2

11:01

2

5

B

Adam Lightfoot

   

13.58

1

2.38

4

   

68.00

4

   

9

 

Ben Deakin

5.46

4

   

2.33

3

   

67.00

3

   

10

 

Robert Motram Jones

5.40

2

           

70.00

6

11:26

3

11

 

Ian Hodkinson

5.41

3

           

69.00

5

13:39

4

12

 

Liam Duggen

5.57

6

14.26

2

       

68.00

4

   

12

 

Jim Smith

       

2.43

6

31.57

3

71.00

7

   

16

 

Ian Heath

5.51

5

   

2.39

5

   

75.00

8

   

18

 
                             

GROUP B

                           

Ben Cook

5.49

1

   

2.35

1

   

65.00

1

   

3

G

Jake Oliver

5.59

2

   

2.37

2

30.72

1

       

5

S

Robert Gray

6.25

3

   

2.50

3

   

75.00

3

   

9

B

Jakob Reece

6.26

4

   

2.58

4

   

77.00

4

   

12

 

Ollie Patrick

6.40

6

   

3.26

6

   

73.00

2

   

14

 

Anthony Nicholls

6.33

5

   

2.59

5

   

79.00

5

   

15

 
                             

GROUP C

                           

Lucas Willson

6.10

1

       

31.70

2

76.00

2

   

5

G

Ben Bromley

   

14.64

2

3.03

3

31.32

1

       

6

B

Matthew Hilsdon

6.13

2

   

2.53

1

34.64

3

       

6

S

Jack Heath

6.15

3

   

2.55

2

   

82.00

4

   

9

 

James Black

   

14.00

1

3.21

5

36.19

4

       

10

 

Matthew Black

6.36

5

15.02

3

       

81.00

3

   

11

 

Mark Oliver

6.46

6

   

3.21

5

   

73.00

1

   

12

 

Alfie Darby

6.33

4

   

3.14

4

   

89.00

5

   

13

 
                             

GROUP D

                           
                             

Jack Moran

6.54

1

16.35

2

   

35.57

1

       

4

G

Dylan Shrehorn

7.11

2

15.70

1

       

89.00

1

   

4

S

Harley Farrant

7.50

4

   

3.20

1

40.46

2

       

7

B

Ben Green

7.23

3

17.66

3

4.35

4

           

10

 

Evan Saddler

   

19.02

4

3.37

2

44.56

4

       

10

 

Steve Farrant

8.05

5

   

3.43

3

44.26

3

       

11

 
                             
                             

GROUP E

                           

Chloe Burrows

   

14.60

1

3.17

3

33.44

2

       

6

G

Nia Nokes

   

15.91

5

3.01

2

       

13:29

1

8

S

Lisa Fraser

6.46

1

17.07

6

       

80.00

1

   

8

B

Amber Paqe

   

14.85

2

4.03

5

32.08

1

       

8

 

Lizzie Jasper

   

15.66

4

2.54

1

38.08

4

       

9

 

Olivia Black

   

15.32

3

3.25

4

34.33

3

       

10

 

Mel Deakin

             

50

96.00

2

14:19

2

54

 
                             

GROUP F

                           

Reuben Willson

   

16.75

2

3.04

2

36.59

1

       

5

G

Caitlin Saunders

7.06

2

   

3.11

3

   

84.00

1

   

6

S

Rose White

       

2.58

1

39.95

2

97.00

3

   

6

S

Isla Fraser

6.59

1

16.89

3

       

86.00

3

   

7

 

Katie Burrows

   

16.64

1

4.44

5

43.96

4

       

10

 

Chloe Heathcote

7.20

3

   

3.30

4

43.01

3

       

10

 
                             

GROUP G

                           

Charlie Darby

   

18.69

2

3.40

1

42.25

1

       

4

S

Victoria Shrehorn

8.18

2

17.38

1

       

98.00

1

   

4

G

Harrison Darby

8.05

1

   

3.57

6

   

107.00

2

   

9

B

Jenny Farrant

8.28

3

   

3.46

4

46.97

2

       

9

 

Jess Neaves

   

19.95

4

3.41

2

48.56

3

       

9

 

Jessica Farrant

8.47

4

   

3.44

3

50.77

5

       

12

 

Willow Heath

   

19.65

3

3.56

5

50.31

4

       

12

 
                             
                             

GROUP H

                           

Summer Saddler

   

20.28

1

3.55

1

44.93

2

       

4

G

Angelica Mchugh

   

21.32

2

4.44

2

53.19

3

       

7

S

Tallulah Mchugh

           

43.51

1

125.00

1

 

50

52

B

As expected, the Juniors monopolised the medal allocation so a massive well done to them and of course, all those who took part in the Games. All thoroughly enjoyed themselves, especially those who managed to beat the adults, and the after games party back at the Cricket Club! Thanks to all who organised and were involved with this event.

 

Saturday/Sunday, 22/23 July

Catton Park, Conti Thunder Run

Chloe Burrows ran in place of her mum in an early leg during this 24 hour endurance event, which later proved to be a very wet and muddy technical course, due to the relentless rainfall. This was a big step for Chloe running against some elite athletes and on a challenging course, but she managed to complete her lap with a smile on her face. Well done Chloe!

 

Tuesday, 25th July

Queen’s Park, Crewe, South Cheshire 5K Series

Ben Deakin ran in this race, finishing in a time of 20:49 and in 49th place, out of 161 runners. This was quite an improvement from last year when he finished in a time of 22:38. He also won the spot prize of an embroidered South Cheshire Harriers towel. Congratulations Ben!

 

Wednesday, 26th July

Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire Knot 2 mile Fun Run and 5 mile Race

We had 24 enthusiastic Juniors running in the Fun Run. George Hodkinson comfortably won the race, with Ben Cook being the next Junior Harrier to finish in 2nd place. Similar to last year out of the first ten finishers, six were Junior Harriers, which is an excellent result.

This is likely to be George’s last Fun Run given he will be turning 15 soon, and it was great to see him putting in a fantastic performance. Well done George!

 

Name

Position

Time

George Hodkinson

1

11:07

Ben Cook

2

12:08

Jack Heath

5

13:19

Ben Bromley

6

14:00

Matthew Hilsdon

8

14:12

Murphy Hamilton

9

14:13

Jakob Reece

14

14:42

Robert Gray

15

14:51

William Gray

16

14:53

Alfie Darby

19

15:37

Caitlin Saunders

21

16:00

Rose White

23

16:14

Harry Beckett

25

16:26

Harley Farrant

30

17:05

Iasabelle Beckett

31

17:17

Charlie Darby

38

18:00

Jenny Farrant

43

18:35

Edie White

44

18:38

Harrison Darby

48

19:36

Jessica Farrant

49

20:02

Keeley Hamilton

62

21:44

Katie Burrows

63

23:30

Angelica McHugh

72

25:37

Tallullah McHugh

76

29:01

There were 82 finishers.

In the 5 mile race, which took on a brand new course this year, we had three Juniors running, Matt Bonney, Ben Deakin and Saffron Lathan as follows.

Name

Position

Time

Matt Bonney

31

32:53

Ben Deakin

60

34:49

Saffron Lathan

236

44:41

Allowing for the new course, both Matt’s and Ben’s times still show significant improvement over last year’s race, so well done to both!

There were 352 finishers in total. A massive well done to all those who took part in the two races.

Junior Section Report for June 2017

Friday, 10th June

Neon Night Fun Run, Stafford Common

Sophia and Reece Bridgwood ran in this night time event with their mum, Nicola. Well done all.

Wednesday, 14th June

Showground 2 Mile Relays

We had nine teams running in this event which was held at a brand new venue, organised by the Harriers. Once again this was a fantastic turn out for the Juniors who produced some very good times, and of course, enjoyed competing against and beating many of the seniors.

Harriers Fast & Furious (Matt Bonney, George Hodkinson, Kian Arnott & Ben Deakin) came sixth, which was a great effort, and the Harriers Awesome Foursome came in 8th place (Sam Holland, Ben Cook, Jake Oliver & Ewan Wade), both teams in the Boys Team 64 years age group.

In addition to these 36 runners, we also had some additional Juniors running as part of family teams; Olivia, James & Matthew Black, Harley and Jenny Farrant, Isabelle and Harry Beckett & Ellie Withington.

As always, it was a magnificent display from all of the Junior Harriers, who appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Well done to everyone who took part.

Wednesday & Friday 21/23 June

Inter-school Relays, Rowley Park & Keele

We are aware of a small number of Juniors who competed in some track events representing their schools. Some even attended the Harriers Advanced Junior session afterwards on the Wednesday! Well done all.

Sunday, 25th June

Stone St Michael’s Junior Relays

We had 25 Juniors running as five teams in this local event, the teams comprised of five people, each running a distance of 2K alongside those athletes running in the main 10k race, which was a two lap course, and as always, the Juniors provided some very competitive performances. This year it was good to see other local Junior teams competing alongside the Harriers. Team 1 were the first to finish, in a time of 38:25 Well done all! The five teams were:-

Team 1:- (38:25)

Name

Leg

Jake Oliver

1

George Hodkinson

2

Ben Jones

3

Ben Cook

4

James Black

5

Finishing Position: 1st

Team 2:- (50:32)

Name

Leg

Mia Davies-Fuller

1

Rose White

2

Chloe Burrows

3

Emila Holland

4

Olivia Black

5

Finishing Position: 4th

Team 3:- (57:09)

Name

Leg

Jack Moran

1

George Holland

2

Victoria Shrehorn

3

Edie White

4

Harrison Darby

5

Finishing Position: 9th

Team 4:- (44:36)

Name

Leg

Matthew Black

1

Murphy Hamilton

2

Alfie Darby

3

Jack Heath

4

Matthew Hilsdon

5

Finishing Position: 2th

Team 5:- (55:02)

Name

Leg

Dillon Shrehorn

1

Keeley Hamilton

2

Charlie Darby

3

Ned Holland

4

Willow Heath

5

Finishing Position: 8th

The other local school teams that took part were:-

School

Posn

Walton

3rd

Seabridge (N/C)

5th

Walton

6th

St Michaels

7th

 

Congratulations to all those who ran in this event, for putting in a fantastic effort and achieving some great results! The Junior Coaches would like to thank all of the adults who helped out with the organisation and transport of the Juniors to their various Changeover points.

In the main 10K event Ben Deakin ran, finishing in 156th place, in a time of 46:15. There were 523 finishers. Well done Ben!

 

Penkridge 2 Mile Fun Run

Also on the same day there were two Juniors running in this event, as follows;-

Name

Position

Time

Isabelle Beckett

98

21:51

Harry Beckett

108

22:14

There were 647 finishers in this race. Well done Isabelle and Harry!

Junior Section Report for May 2017

Sunday, 7th May

Market Drayton 1.3 mile Fun Run

Prior to the 10K road race, we had just one Junior Harrier running in the Fun Run, as follows.

Category

Aged 11 – 12, 1.3 miles

Name

Position

Time

Will Gray

Not known

None published

In the 10K road race, of which there were 2187 that finished, we had three Juniors running, Taygen Pike, Chloe Burrows and Ben Deakin and was Taygen’s first 10k road race. Times as follows:-

Category

Aged 15+ 10K Road Race

Name

Position

Time

Ben Deakin

222

45:05

Taygen Pike

1059

57:19

Chloe Burrows

1444

1:02:58

Well done to Ben, Taygen and Chloe.

Sunday, 21st May

2Fast2 Flat 10K

Ben Deakin was the only Junior to compete in this race, finishing in a time of 48:05 and 23rd position. There were 76 finishers. Very well done Ben!

Wednesday, 24th May

Schools Athletics Championships, Rowley Park

We had eight Juniors representing their schools in a variety of events from 100m up to 1500m, and included George Hodkinson, Robbie Gorman, Kian Arnott, Jake Oliver, Jacob Callaghan, Taygen Pike, Chloe Burrows and Ben Deakin. Well done to all that competed in these events.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 31st May

Castlefields Carpark, 5k Time Trials

This was the second time trial this season, intended to track and monitor the Junior’s performance over a fixed distance. We had eight running this time, as follows.

First Name

Surname

09-Sep-15

20-Apr-16

08-Jun-16

14-Sep-16

12-Apr-17

31-May-17

Ben

Deakin

24.10

21:25

21:50

15:21

20:46

21:41

Lucas

Wilson

-

-

-

-

-

21:46

Matthew

Hilsdon

-

-

-

17:03

21:31

21:58

Jake

Oliver

23.45

22:29

22:46

19:20

21:29

22:29

Caitlin

Saunders

-

-

-

-

26:01

24:48

Ben

Green

-

-

-

-

-

27:09

Harry

Beckett

-

29:41

32:09

-

27:54

28:25

Isabelle

Beckett

-

31:04

31:25

-

27:16

28:56

Well done to all those who ran in this event.

Castlefields 5K Time Trial

31 May 2017

 

Continuing on from April’s Time Trial, this was the second of several planned time trial events for the Juniors over the summer months, in which we had 8 run on this occasion, and who also ran with the adult improvers group along the disused railway track. The event is intended to monitor the Junior’s progress, and chart how they do, over time, and offer support and coaching accordingly.  Thank you to all that helped with this event

 

First Name Surname 20-Apr-16 08-Jun-16 14-Sep-16 12-Apr-17 31-May-17
Will Salmons 19:06 19:57 - 19:47 -
Robbie Gorman 19:19 20:03 14:14 18:37 -
Matt Bonney 19:48 20:09 - 18:39 -
Ben Cook 21:10 21:35 15:50 20:20 -
Ben Deakin 21:25 21:50 15:21 20:46 21:41
Ben Jones 22:11 22:04 16:10 24:45 -
Kian Arnott - 22:05 - - -
Jake Oliver 22:29 22:46 19:20 21:29 22:29
Matthew Black 23:39 23:20 16:18 - -
Robert Gray - 23:34 - - -
Jack Heath - 23:52 16:20 23:55 -
Kieron Mogey 24:17 24:25 16:16 - -
Taygen Pike 22:45 24:33 18:35 - -
Will Gray - 25:32 - - -
Chloe Burrows 25:12 26:59 19:24 - -
Danny Stevens - 28:10 - - -
Olivia Black 27:40 28:54 20:48 - -
Ellie Withington - 28:55 19:35 - -
Isabelle Beckett 31:04 31:25 - 27:16 28:56
Harry Beckett 29:41 32:09 - 27:54 28:25
Amber Page - - 19:20 - -
Katie Burrows 34:26 - - - -
Nick Walklett - - 15:22 - -
Matthew Hilsdon - - 17:03 21:31 21:58
Caitlin Saunders       26:01 24:48
Rose White       26:46 -
Lucas Wilson - - - - 21:46
Ben Green - - - - 27:09

 

Stafford Harriers Junior “Race Calendar 2017”

 

This is to remind you of some local races coming this year that we would encourage you all to take part in & have a go!!! Put your training into practice and see how good you really are “OR” how much more work you need to put in to get to the front. At the end of the day we all train for something!

 

LATEST NEWS !!!!

 

5k Time Trial, “Wednesday 31st May” @ Castlefields Car Park

The next 5k time trial has been set for Wednesday31st May. Meet is 6pm @ Castlefields car park, for 6.15pm start. This is open to Wednesday night Juniors & Adults who run a 5k time trial along the disused railway. Each time you run your performance will be logged and then we can chart each individual’s progress. Juniors (& coaches) will then be able see their development as a result of their hard training. If you’re not a Wednesday night Junior but want to have a go – please check with your coaches first! Don’t forget your safety pins!

 

** SPECIAL NOTE **

New “Showground Relays”, 14th June (4 x 2miles)

All JUNIORS wanting to run must notify Chris ASAP if you want to be in a team & by no later than Weds 31st May together with Payment of £5 each. All Junior teams will be decided between the coaches. Please note – each team member must be able to run 2 miles, if unsure please discuss with the coaches if you want to run.

 

FORTHCOMING RACES (for entry details of any races please go to www.staffordharriers.org/race-calendar-2017)

 

31st May – Weds 5K Time Trial, Meet @6pm for 6.15pm start @Castlefields car park

14th June – Showground Relays, Meet @6.30pm for 7.30pm start @ Staffs County Showground

17th June – Ironkids @Shugborough, Junior fun runs, various age groups, apply online

25th June – Stone St.Michaels Relays (10k in teams of 5, approx. 2k each)

Please let us know if you wish to help defend our title !!

6th July – Harriers Handicap, (approx. 4m off road) @Chase Vista car park

13th July – JCB5 & 2m Fun Run, 7pm @ JCB Rocester, Online entry

15th July - Harriers Annual Games Saturday afternoon family fun 2pm @ Rowley Park Track, followed by awards & buffet @Riverway Cricket Club from 6pm

26th July – Staffs Knot 5 miler plus Fun run (2mile,ish) @ Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase visitor centre, hosted by Stafford Harriers (see website for online entry)

 

PARK RUN;

Don’t forget – The Chase 5k Park Run takes place every Saturday 9pm @Marquis Drive

This is a great element to add to your weekly training and helps to measure your improvement.

Junior Section Report for April 2017

Sunday, 2nd April

Lilleshall 10K

We had only Ben Deakin running in this event, who completed the race in a time of 48:42 finishing in 55th position. There were 284 finishers. Well done Ben!

 

Thursday, 6th April

Harriers Handicap

Three Juniors ran in this race, Jack Heath, Ben Cook and Matthew Hilsdon, with Jack actually winning the race coming first, and Matthew third place. A massive well done to Jack and Matthew and great to see two Juniors finishing in the top three places!

 

Sunday, 9th April

Newcastle 10K

Ben Deakin was once again the only Junior running in this event, which was on a fine and sunny morning. Ben completed the race in a commendable time of 46:47 and finishing in 107th position. There were 451 finishers. Well done Ben!

 

Wednesday, 12th April

Castlefields Carpark, 5k Time Trials

Continuing on from previous years, this was the first of several planned time trial events for the Juniors over the summer months, in which we had 13 run on this occasion, and who also ran with the adult improvers group along the disused railway track. The event is intended to monitor the Junior’s progress, and chart how they do, over time, and offer support and coaching accordingly.

First Name

Surname

Time

Will

Salmons

19:47

Robbie

Gorman

18:37

Matt

Bonney

18:39

Ben

Cook

20:20

Ben

Deakin

20:46

Ben

Jones

24:45

Jake

Oliver

21:29

Jack

Heath

23:55

Isabelle

Beckett

27:16

Harry

Beckett

27:54

Matthew

Hilsdon

21:31

Caitlin

Saunders

26:01

Rose

White

26:46

It is worth mentioning that seven of the Juniors who had run the course last year, achieved PB’s this time, which clearly demonstrates an improvement in their performance. Well done to all who ran!

 

Sunday, 16th April

Chasewater Easter Egg 5K/10K

There were five Juniors running in these events, as follows:-

5K Race

Name

Position

Time

Matt Bonney

2

18:44

Harry Beckett

29

27:20

Isabelle Beckett

34

27:41

Ben Green

41

28:10

10K Race

Name

Position

Time

Evie Whyte

186

58:55

A big well done to all that ran in these events.

 

Sunday, 30th April

Uttoxeter Festival of Running

2K Fun Run

Name

Position

Time

Murphy Hamilton

9

8:59

Ben Green

20

9:51

Harley Farrant

28

10:58

Jessica Farrant

33

11:23

Jenny Farrant

37

11:43

Keeley Hamilton

46

13:00

Murphy came first in his age category and was awarded a trophy, so a big well done to him and to all those who ran in this event. There were 81 finishers.

 

 

Park Runs

As in previous months a good number of Juniors have been competing in the Cannock Chase Park run each Saturday morning, so well done all, and keep up the great work!

 

 

Harriers 5K Time Trial

12th April 17

 

 

Well done to all that ran in the Castlefields 5K Time Trials, held on Wednesday evening, and thanks to all who helped out.  The next one will be in June and then September, so you can track your time over the three to see how you are doing.

 

NB 14/09/16 course was 3.64K due to railway track being closed

First Name Surname 20-Apr-16 08-Jun-16 14-Sep-16 12-Apr-17
Will Salmons 19:06 19:57 - 19:47
Robbie Gorman 19:19 20:03 14:14 18:37
Matt Bonney 19:48 20:09 - 18:39
Ben Cook 21:10 21:35 15:50 20:20
Ben Deakin 21:25 21:50 15:21 20:46
Ben Jones 22:11 22:04 16:10 24:45
Kian Arnott - 22:05 - -
Jake Oliver 22:29 22:46 19:20 21:29
Matthew Black 23:39 23:20 16:18 -
Robert Gray - 23:34 - -
Jack Heath - 23:52 16:20 23:55
Kieron Mogey 24:17 24:25 16:16 -
Taygen Pike 22:45 24:33 18:35 -
Will Gray - 25:32 - -
Chloe Burrows 25:12 26:59 19:24 -
Danny Stevens - 28:10 - -
Olivia Black 27:40 28:54 20:48 -
Ellie Withington - 28:55 19:35 -
Isabelle Beckett 31:04 31:25 - 27:16
Harry Beckett 29:41 32:09 - 27:54
Amber Page - - 19:20 -
Katie Burrows 34:26 - - -
Nick Walklett - - 15:22 -
Matthew Hilsdon - - 17:03 21:31
Caitlin Saunders       26:01
Rose White       26:46

Spring Handicap

6th April 2017

 

Great weather -- cool and fine, under foot dry and dry !.

 

Full results will be on the race report page. But the winners were:-

 

1st  Jack Heath
2nd Ryan Nikes
3rd  Matthew Hilsdon

 

Junior Section Report for March 2017

 

Fradley 10K

Sunday, 12th March

 

We had three Junior Harriers compete in this race, Lizzie Jasper, Evie Whyte and Ben Deakin but unfortunately Evie had to pull out of the race due to injury.

 

Name

Position

Time

Ben Deakin

143

45:31

Lizzie Jasper

243

49:46

There were 882 finishers. A big well done to all!

 

Stafford Half Marathon Fun Run

Sunday, 19th March

 

We had a number of juniors running on home soil, soaking up the race atmosphere, including Matthew Hilsdon, Will & Robert Gray, Alfie, Charlie and Harrison Darby, Willow & Jack Heath, Rose & Edie White, Ben Green and Eliana Hall. Apologies if I have missed anyone out. All that took part had a thoroughly good time, each receiving a medal at the end. Robert came in third place. Well done to all that ran in this event.

 

Staffordshire Athletics Network 4 x 1 mile Relays, Rowley Park

Saturday, 25th March

 

We had 43 Juniors running in this event, on what was a lovely sunny spring day, with some great effort put in and which turned out to be enjoyable for all those who took part on their home ground. A very big well done to all who ran at this event, and thanks to the coaches and parents that supported, and to the Staffordshire Athletics Network for organising it.


 

Category

Under 11 Boys

3rd Placed Team

Name

Leg

Time

Jack Heath

1

7:05

Matthew Black

2

7:46

Ben Bromley

3

8:05

Lucas Willson

4

7:25


 

Category

Under 11 Boys

 

Name

Leg

Time

Jakob Reece

1

7:22

Reuban Willson

2

8:20

Will Gray

3

7:55

Harry Beckett

4

7:59


 

 

Category

Under 11 Boys

 

Name

Leg

Time

Murphy Hamilton

1

7:33

Ben Green

2

8:37

Seb Fraser

3

9:49

Evan Sadler

4

9:34


 

Category

Under 11 Boys

 

Name

Leg

Time

Ned Holland

1

9:44

Charlie Darby

2

9:57

Oliver McIntyre

3

9:19

Harrison Darby

4

10:20


 

Category

Under 11 Girls  

Name

Leg Time

May Davies-Fuller

1

8:12

Isla Fraser

2

8:02

Caitlin Saunders

3

8:08

Rose White

4

8:39


 

Category

Under 11 Girls

 

Name

Leg

Time

Isabelle Beckett

1

8:28

Willow Heath

2

9:13

Ruby Smith

3

8:51

Edie White

4

10:04


 

Category

Under 11 Mixed

 

Name

Leg

Time

Amber Willis

1

11:08

Harley Farrant

2

8:34

Jessica Farrant

3

9:22

Jenny Farrant

4

10:20


 

Category

Under 15 Mixed

 

Name

Leg

Time

Ben Cook

1

6:14

Emilia Holland

2

8:51

Ben Jones

3

6:46

Taygen Pike

4

7:43


 

Category

Under 13 Boys

 

Name

Leg

Time

Alfie Darby

1

7:17

James Black

2

8:45

Matthew Hilsdon

3

7:21

Robert Gray

4

7:07

 

Category

Under 17 Girls

2nd Placed Team

Name

Leg

Time

Chloe Burrows

1

8:25

Ellie Withington

2

8:55

Olivia Black

3

8:31

Lizzie Jasper

4

7:44

 

 

Category

Under 17 Boys

2nd Placed Team

Name

Leg

Time

Matt Bonney

1

6:01

George Hodkinson

2

5:54

Robbie Gorman

3

6:13

Matt Bonney

4

6:36

 

A big well done to the Under 17 Boys and Girls for coming second place in their age group, and to the Under 11 Boys for coming third place. All were presented with certificates.

 

Primary Schools District Cross Country Championships

 

We’ve had a few Juniors representing their various schools, at the Stone and Stafford Schools Partnership Cross Country events (4 races held at Birches Valley, Marquis Drive, Shugborough and Stone Common). Of those we know about were Rose White, Caitlin Saunders, Isla Fraser, Jack Heath, Matthew Black, Ethan Eisenhaun, Isabelle and Harry Beckett.

 

Park Runs

 

As always the Cannock Chase Park Run has been proving popular this month with the Juniors, some achieving PB’s – well done to all!

 

 

Staffordshire Athletics Network 'Junior 4x1 mile Relays'

 

Saturday 25th March 2017

No results yet but some photos.

 

 

 


The National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park Nottingham


25th February 2017

 

Report by Ben Deakin

 

I was looking forward to going to this event – it was the Nationals! I went to the Nationals last year at Donnington and that was good but really hilly so I was expecting a difficult course again this year.

As we got there we saw a big hill and I thought oh no, we may have to run up it! We got off the bus, we walked into the park and there was a sea of club tents everywhere. Our coaches sorted out our numbers and we got ready. I didn’t have much time to get nervous or think too much because my age group was one of the first to go. I heard some people talking about running through a river but I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like and wondered if they were exaggerating.

At the start we were in pens and before we knew it we had the three minute warning, then we moved onto the line, then the starting gun went off. I was with three other boys from my club as we made up a team, but as soon as we started running I lost sight of them as there were so many other people running. We ran up a hill to start, which was wasn’t too difficult, then downhill then a flat section. It wasn’t that muddy and I thought this isn’t going to be too hard. And then, all of a sudden, as we went around a corner I saw a dip which was very muddy and wet. It wasn’t really a river, more like running through a ford but my feet and legs were covered in mud and got wet. Later in the course there was another hill that was steep but short, and also another bit which was very boggy! Soon after that I could see the final straight to the finish. It had been a hard run but I was glad I did it. All four of my team got around so we got a team result.

The good thing about being one of the first to go is after I could relax and enjoy watching everyone else. The bad thing for some of my team mates was they forgot to bring any spare socks so had wet feet for the rest of the day. Overall I had a really good day, I was really pleased with how I had run, and had a good day out with Stafford Harriers.

 

 

Junior Report for February 2017

 

 

 

Sunday, 12th February

Walton Wobble 10K, Walton, Stafford

Matt Bonney was the only Junior to run in this inaugural race, finishing in an excellent time of 42:53, coming in a very commendable 16th place, and first in his age category.  Well done Matt!

 

Saturday, 25th February

English National Cross Country Championships, Wollaton Park, Nottingham

We had seven Juniors running in this prestigious event, who were competing against some of the top young athletes in the country.  The course which was quite hilly and muddy in places, was set in the grounds of Wollaton Park, with the hall standing proud in the background.

Category

Under 13 Boys –  458 finishers

Name

Position

Time

Robert Grey

443

17:29

Matthew Hilsdon

444

17:29

 

Category

Under 15 Boys – 379  finishers

Name

Position

Time

Robbie Gorman

224

17:32

Ben Cook

328

19:06

Ben Deakin

345

19:29

Kian Arnott

352

19:48

The Under 15 Boys team finished in 36th place – well done!

Category

Under 15 Girls –  426 finishers

Name

Position

Time

Taygen Pike

418

24:45

 

Category

Under 17 Men – 300 finishers

Name

Position

Time

Matt Bonney

250

25:31

All of the Juniors did really well, having learnt a lot from the experience, and most importantly, they enjoyed the event.  A very big well done to all those who ran in this event.

Park Runs

As per the norm we’ve had a number of Juniors taking part in these events at various locations during the month – keep up the good work!

 

Junior Section Report for January 2017

 

Sunday, 1st January

Vernon’s New Year’s Day Bare Wrist 5 miler

We had four juniors turn out to run in rather wet and cold conditions, along the disused railway track (which is now wider and offers an improved surface for running), on New Year’s Day, all of which put in a great performance.

Category

N/A

Name

Position

Pre Time

Act Time

Diff

Chloe Burrows

39

46:00

47:06

01:06

Jake Oliver

47

38:52

37:36

-01:16

Matt Bonney

62

37:30

35:22

-02:08

Ben Deakin

71

37:01

39:49

02:48

Well done all!

 

Saturday, 7th January

Staffordshire County Cross Country Championships, Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton

Ten juniors turned out to participate against some quite stiff competition.

 

Category

Under 13 Boys

Name

Position

Time

Robert Grey

30

13:09

There were 33 runners in total.

Category

Under 15 Girls

Name

Position

Time

Lizzie Jasper

24

19:41

Taygen Pike

25

20:14

Evie Whyte

26

21:53

There were 26 runners in total, team finishing in 4th place.

Category

Under 15 Boys

Name

Position

Time

Ben Deakin

22

16:27

Jake Oliver

23

16:35

Ben Jones

24

16:36

Ben Cook

25

16:43

There were 26 runners in total, team finishing in 4th place.

 

Category

Under 17 Women

Name

Position

Time

Chloe Burrows

23

34:11

There were 23 runners in total.

Category

Under 17 Men

Name

Position

Time

Matt Bonney

14

23:02

There were 18 runners in total.

 

Sunday, 22nd January

Open to the Elements 5K, Gnosall

Ben Deakin finished in 6th place in this inaugural race, in a time of 22:17, beating both his Mum and Dad – well done Ben!

 

 

Saturday, 28th January

Midlands Counties Cross Country Championships, Prestwold Hall, Loughborough

We had nine juniors running in this event, the course of which was laid out in the beautiful parkland area, passing the imposing old hall.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the experience, and ran very well in their races, in what was a very challenging field of some of the Midland’s best athletes.

 

Category

Under 13 Boys, 3k

Name

Position

Time

Robert Grey

81

15:55

There were 91 finishers in total.

Category

Under 15 Girls, 4k

Name

Position

Time

Taygen Pike

91

20:19

There were 96 finishers in total.

Category

Under 15 Boys, 4k

Name

Position

Time

George Hodkinson

35

14:36

Robbie Gorman

69

15:46

Kian Arnott

81

16:38

Ben Deakin

82

16:41

Jake Oliver

85

17:12

Ben Cook

86

17:18

There were 89 finishers in total.

Category

Under 17 Boys, 6k

Name

Position

Time

Matt Bonney

59

22:54

There were 65 finishers in total.

A massive well done to all who took part in this event.

 

 

Park Runs

As per previous months, a number of Juniors have been participating in these events, which are a great way over time, to help improve people’s performance over the same distance, on a weekly basis. Keep up the good work!