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.
Well done to all who ran!
Thursday, 5th April
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!
Sunday, 15th April
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!
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.
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
Under 13 Girls
Under 11 Boys
Under 13 Boys
Under 13 Boys
Under 17 Boys 1st Place
Under 11 Mixed
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!
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.
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!
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|
There were 33 runners in total.
|Category||Under 15 Boys|
There were 30 runners in total.
|Category||Under 17 Men|
There were 17 runners in total.
|Category||Under 17 Women|
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|
There were 114 finishers in total.
|Category||Under 15 Boys, 4k|
There were 105 finishers in total.
|Category||Under 17 Boys, 6k|
There were 70 finishers in total.
A massive well done to all who took part in this event.
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!