Junior News 2018

Harrier Games

14th July 2018

Report Mark Oliver

Here are the Harrier Games Results from Saturday afternoon, held at Rowley Park. Well done to all who took part on what turned out to be another fantastic and fun event and then afterwards at the Cricket Club, in what turned out to be glorious weather. A big thank you to all who helped out and made it happen – especially to Ian Hodkinson for organising the event

2018 Number 1 mile PO 100M PO 800 m PO 200m PO 400m PO 3000M PO TOTAL PLACE MEDAL
GROUP A
Jake Oliver 1 5.51 1 12.69 2 0 0 0 11.31 3 6 4
Russel Barron 550 0 0 2.31 2 30.08 2 0 10.49 1 5 2 S
Ben Cook 125 0 0 2.25 1 0 1.02 1 11.14 2 4 1 G
Ben Deakin 600 0 0 2.46 4 0 1.15 5 14.40 6 15 10
Ian Hodkinson 2 5.56 2 0 0 0 1.08 2 12.31 5 9 5
Ewan Wade 593 0 14.09 5 0 31.13 3 1.10 3 0 11 6
Matt Hartland 135 0 11.25 1 2.43 3 25.15 1 0 0 5 2 S
Liam Duggen 109 6.02 3 13.50 4 0 0 1.11 4 0 11 6
Ian Heath 113 0 0 0 32.97 4 1.19 6 12.06 4 14 9
Jack Hodkinson 515 0 13.20 3 2.51 5 33.93 5 0 0 13 8
GROUP B
Dean Hibbitt 67 6.44 2 0 2.54 1 32.57 2 0 0 5 2 S
Matthew Hilsdon 71 6.12 1 15.94 3 2.57 2 0 0 0 6 3 B
Jack Heath 521 7.17 3 0 3.46 3 33.77 3 0 0 9 5
Mel Deakin 599 7.26 4 15.06 2 0 0 0 14.47 1 7 4
Jamie Lee Taylor 97 0 14.78 1 0 31.63 1 0 16.26 2 4 1 G
GROUP C
Isla Fraser 8 6.55 1 0 3.16 2 0 1.27 2 0 5 2 S
Harley Farrant 536 7.17 2 0 3.31 4 0 1.24 1 0 7 3 B
Evan Saddler 522 0 18.33 4 3.53 6 43.87 4 0 0 14 7
Dylan Shrehorn 37 0 14.63 1 3.12 1 34.65 1 0 0 3 1 G
Rose White 598 0 0 3.52 5 35.52 2 1.42 4 0 11 5
Victoria Shrehorn 43 0 16.65 3 3.30 3 35.52 2 0 0 8 4
Molly Key 72 0 15.64 2 3.54 7 0 1.35 3 0 12 6
GROUP D
Jessica Farrant 554 0 18.83 3 3.49 5 0 1.41 1 0 9 3 B
Edie White 597 0 0 4.01 7 42.52 3 1.48 2 0 12 5
Seb Fraser 12 0 18.30 2 3.36 1 41.98 2 0 0 5 2 S
Bran Fraser 29 0 19.00 4 3.42 3 42.85 4 0 0 11 4
Jenny Farrant 556 0 17.57 1 3.37 2 41.12 1 0 0 4 1 G
Willow Heath 100 0 19.58 5 3.49 5 43.97 5 0 0 15 6
Summer Saddler 533 0 20.00 6 3.48 4 56.48 6 0 0 16 7
GROUP E
Sarah Gray 62 9.00 2 0 0 47.37 6 1.50 1 0 9 4
Steve Farrant 591 7.39 1 0 3.54 4 33.50 1 0 0 6 1 G
Angelica McHugh 535 0 20.04 2 4.39 5 45.96 5 0 0 12 6
Hannah Key 84 0 20.08 6 4.46 6 54.15 8 0 0 20 8
Alexa Hall 594 0 20.07 5 5.03 7 50.32 7 0 0 19 7
Sebastian Barron 596 0 20.05 3 3.26 1 45.83 4 0 0 8 3 S
Amelie Barron 595 0 20.06 4 3.40 2 44.66 3 0 0 9 4
Amber Chatfield 551 0 20.01 1 3.43 3 41.89 2 0 0 6 1 G
Mark Deakin 542 5.21

 

Junior Section Report for June 2018

Sunday, 3rd June

Westbridge 5, Stone

George Hodkinson ran this race for the first time, completing it in an excellent time of 31:50 and finishing in 27th place. There were 232 finishers. A big well done George!

Wednesday, 6th June

Inter-school 1500m Relays, Keele

Ben Cook ran in this track event representing his school. Well done Ben!

Wednesday, 13th June

Showground 2 Mile Relays

We had seven Junior teams running in this event which for the second year was at held the County Showground and 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 (Ben Cook, Jake Oliver, Kian Arnott & Ben Deakin) came seventh in the Boys Team 64 years age group, which was a great effort.

In addition to the Junior Teams, we also had some Juniors running as part of family teams; Harley, Jess and Jenny Farrant and Isabelle and Harry Beckett, and George Hodkinson running in an adult team.

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.

Sunday, 17th June

Marchington Fun Run

Keely and Murphy Hamilton both ran in this event, achieving some great times and thoroughly enjoying themselves – well done both!

Thursday, 21st June

Harriers Handicap

Jack Heath, Ben Cook, Matthew Hilsdon, and Jake Oliver ran in this race, all achieving great times, with Jack winning the race. Well done to Jack and to all for taking part.

Position Name Time Handicap Net Time
1 Jack Heath 36:23:00 8:00:00 28:23:00
2 Ben Cook 36:34:00 10:45:00 25:49:00
8 Matthew Hilsdon 38:11:00 9:00:00 29:11:00
18 Jake Oliver 39:53:00 10:00:00 29:53:00

Sunday, 24th June

Stone St Michael’s Junior Relays

We had 15 Juniors running as three 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. Well done all! The three teams were:-

Team 1 (#88):- (46:01)

Name Leg
James Black 1
Alfie Darby 2
Connor McCaig 3
Matthew Black 4
Willow Heath 5

Finishing Position: 2nd

Team 2 (#64):- (46:20)

Name Leg
Jake Oliver 1
Jack Heath 2
Molly Keye 3
Ben Green 4
Harrison Darby 5

Finishing Position: 3rd

Team 3 (#65):- (47:19)

Name Leg
Matthew Hilsdon 1
Isobelle Beckett 2
Finlay Summers 3
Isla Fraser 4
Charlie Darby 5

Finishing Position: 4th

Walton School came first, with a time of 42:30. 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 we had four Juniors competing as follows.

Name Position Time
George Hodkinson 47 38:40
Ben Cook 64 40:03
Kian Arnott 86 41:25
Ben Deakin 255 52:33

There were 498 finishers. It is pleasing and encouraging to see some great 10K times and a testament to Phil Hilsdon’s Wednesday night session, which was setup to bring on the older Juniors and improve their 10K times. Also worthy of note this was Ben Cook’s first 10K so well done for achieving and excellent time and putting in a splendid performance. Congratulations to all!

Junior Section Report for May 2018

Sunday, 6th May

Uttoxeter Fun Run

Matthew Hilsdon and Ben Green both ran in this event, putting in some great performances. Well done both!

Sunday, 13th May

Market Drayton 1.3 mile Fun Run

Prior to the 10K road race, Alfie, Charlie and Harrison Darby all ran in the Fun Run, achieving some great times and thoroughly enjoying themselves. Well done the Darby Boys!

In the 10K road race, of which there were 2366 that finished, we had two Juniors running, Chloe Burrows and Ben Deakin, times as follows:-

Category Aged 15+ 10K Road Race
Name Position Time
Ben Deakin 476 49:16
Chloe Burrows 1261 59:11

Well done to both Ben and Chloe.

Wednesday, 16th May

Schools Athletics Championships, Rowley Park

We had a number of our Juniors representing their schools in a variety of events from 100m up to 1500m, Well done to all that competed in these events.

Sunday, 20th May

Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll 1 Mile Race

Whilst his dad was competing in the full marathon, Matthew Hilsdon ran a very respectable 6:10 mile, heading off some quite stiff adult completion. Very well done Matthew!

Wednesday, 23rd 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 nine running this time, as follows.

 

5K Time Trial

23rd May 2018

Report by Mark Oliver

Over the summer we hold a number of 5K time trials 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 9-Aug-17 20-Sep-17 4-Apr-18 23-May-18
Ben Cook 20:20 18:46 18:42
Jake Oliver 21:29 22:29 27:23 21:50 20:00
Lucas Wilson 21:46 20:38
Matthew Hilsdon 21:31 21:58 22:20 22:02 23:41 21:22
Murphy Hamilton 23:20
Jack Heath 23:55 21:45 27:23 25:12
Harry Beckett 27:54 28:25 29:55 30:37 34:50 26:02
Katie Burrows 27:19
Saffron Latham 26:51 26:24 27:40

Junior Section Report for April 2018

Wednesday, 4th 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 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 Time
Robbie Gorman 19:32
Kian Arnott 21:29
Jake Oliver 21:50
Matthew Hilsdon 23:41
Ben Green 25:10
Saffron Latham 26:24
Chloe Burrows 26:45
Jack Heath 27:23
Rose White 27:57
Caitlin Saunders 28:52
Harry Beckett 34:50

Well done to all who ran!

Thursday, 5th April

Harriers Handicap

Three Juniors ran in this event, Jack Heath, Matthew Hilsdon and Jake Oliver, this being the first Handicap race of the year, with Matthew actually winning the race coming home first. A massive well done to Matthew for beating off some stiff competition from the adults!

Position Name Net Time
1 Matthew Hilsdon 31:38:00
5 Jake Oliver 31:11:00
10 Jack Heath 33:09:00

Sunday, 15th April

Newcastle 10K

George Hodkinson was the only Junior running in this event this year, completing the race in an excellent time of 37:54 and finishing in 20th position, some 79 places in front of his dad! There were 432 finishers. Well done George!

Stafford Fun Run

We are aware of four Juniors who ran in the Fun Run, which took place after the half marathon had started; these were Alfie, Harrison and Charlie Darby, and Jack Heath. Well done all!

Wednesday, 18th April

Lilleshall 5 Mile

We had just one Junior competing in this race which was Ben Deakin. Ben returning from injury and running against his Mum, finished in a commendable162nd place, and in a time of 40:15. There were 403 finishers. Needless to say Ben finished ahead of his mum – well done Ben!

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!

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!