Junior News 2018

5k Time Trial

4th April 2018

Over the summer we hold a number of 5K time trial on the disused railway to Derrington.

Thanks to those who helped out with the timing and recording of results

The results of the juniors that took part.

First Name Surname 12-Apr-17 31-May-17 09-Aug-17 20-Sep-17 04-Apr-18
Robbie Gorman 18:37 19:48 19:32
Kian Arnott 21:29
Jake Oliver 21:29 22:29 27:23 21:50
Matthew Hilsdon 21:31 21:58 22:20 22:02 23:41
Ben Green 27:09 26:55 26:20 25:10
Saffron Latham 26:51 26:24
Chloe Burrows 29:34 27:31 26:45
Jack Heath 23:55 21:45 27:23
Rose White 26:46 27:57
Caitlin Saunders 26:01 24:48 27:03 26:58 28:52
Harry Beckett 27:54 28:25 29:55 30:37 34:50


Junior Section Report for March 2018

Staffordshire Athletics Network 4 x 1 mile Relays, Rowley Park

Saturday, 24th March

We had 28 Juniors running in this event, 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.

Under 11 Girls 3rd Place

Name Leg Time
Isla Fraser 1
Victoria Shrehorn 2
Anna Byrne 3
Caitlin Saunders 4

Under 13 Girls

Name Leg Time
Willow Heath 1
Edie White 2
Rose White 3
Keeley Hamilton 4

Under 11 Boys

Name Leg Time
Ruben Willson 1
Jack Moran 2
Murphy Hamilton 3
Dylan Shrehorn 4

Under 13 Boys

Name Leg Time
Jack Heath 1
Matthew Hilsdon 2
Ben Green 3
Lucas Willson 4

Under 13 Boys

Name Leg Time
Harry Beckett 1
Senen Byrne 2
Max Croston 3
Evan Sadler 4

Under 17 Boys 1st Place

Name Leg Time
Ben Cook 1
Jake Oliver 2
Robert Gray 3
Robbie Gorman 4

Under 11 Mixed

Name Leg Time
Seb Fraser 1
Molly Key 2
Summer Saddler 3
Angelica McHugh 4

Times still to be published at the point of writing this report.

A big well done to the Under 17 Boys who won their age category and were presented with trophies, and to the Under 11 Girls for coming third. All those who ran were presented with certificates.

Lilleshall Monumental Fun Run, 2K, Lilleshall

Sunday, 25th March

Jake Oliver ran this race along with his Dad which took in the beautiful sights of Shropshire and included a sharp climb up to the monument. For a Fun Run this was no easy race by any means! Jake finished in 3rd place (well ahead of his Dad) and first in his age category, which earnt him a trophy. Well done Jake!

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!

Junior Section Report for February 2018

Sunday, 11th February

Walton Wobble 10K, Walton, Stafford

Saffron Latham and George Hodkinson were the only Juniors to run in this local race, this being George’s first 10K event.

Name Position Time
George Hodkinson 3 39:28
Saffron Latham 139 59:23

Both ran very well in what is quite a tough and hilly course, with George having an excellent race, finishing first in his age category. Well done both!

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 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!