Junior News 2018

Junior Section Report for January 2018

Saturday, 6th January

Staffordshire County Cross Country Championships, Sandwell Park Farm

Five juniors turned out to participate against some quite stiff competition in somewhat damp and cold conditions.

Category Under 13 Boys
Name Position Time
Ben Green 33 14:27

There were 33 runners in total.

Category Under 15 Boys
Name Position Time
Ben Cook 11 15:58
Jake Oliver DNF

There were 30 runners in total.

Category Under 17 Men
Name Position Time
Kian Arnott 17 25:07

There were 17 runners in total.

Category Under 17 Women
Name Position Time
Saffron Latham 17 34:04

There were 17 runners in total.

Telford 10K, Telford

Also on the same day, Ben Deakin ran in the Telford 10K, finishing in a time of 42:52 and in 243rd place. There were 881 finishers. Well done Ben!

Sunday, 22nd January

Open 2 the Elements 5K, Gnosall

Ben Deakin was once again the only Junior to run in this event, finishing in 3rd place, in a time of 21:11, beating his Mum – well done Ben!

Saturday, 27th January

Midlands Counties Cross Country Championships, Wollaton Park, Nottingham

We had seven 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, despite the wet conditions, and ran very well in their races, in what was a very challenging field of some of the Midland’s best junior athletes.

Category Under 13 Boys, 3k
Name Position Time
Matthew Hilsdon 89 14:36
Ben Green 113 18:12

There were 114 finishers in total.

Category Under 15 Boys, 4k
Name Position Time
Ben Cook 39 15:22
Robert Gray 104 20:18

There were 105 finishers in total.

Category Under 17 Boys, 6k
Name Position Time
George Hodkinson 38 23:31
Kian Arnott 68 27:49
Ben Deakin 69 27:55

There were 70 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!