Junior News 2019

Junior Section Report for February 2019

Sunday, 3rd February

Alsager 5

Jake Oliver was the only Junior to run in this event, and the sixth Harrier to cross the finish line in 202nd place, in an excellent time of 33:50. Well done Jake!

Sunday, 10th February

Walton Wobble 10K, Walton, Stafford

Jake Oliver was once again the only Junior to run in this local hilly race, and as well as being the third Harrier back, finishing in 17th position and in a time of 44:11, came first in his age category. A big well done to Jake!

Saturday, 23rd February

Dirty Dozen 12 Trail Run, Cannock Chase

Harry Beckett ran with his Mum and Dad, in this event finishing in a commendable 48th position, and in a time of 1:08:33. By all accounts, this was not an easy race, with a muddy trench thrown in for good measure. A big well done to Harry for completing this difficult race!

School Event – Saturday, 2nd February

County Schools Cross Country Championships, Rodbaston

Jake Oliver represented his school in the inter-boys (year 10/11) 5.4K race, in what featured a high calibre of runners, but he still managed to finish in 16th place. Well done Jake!

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 2019

Saturday, 5th January

Staffordshire County Cross Country Championships, Stafford Common

Eleven juniors turned out to participate against some quite stiff competition in rather damp and cold conditions, but on home soil.

Category Under 13 Boys
Name Position Time
Harry Becket 18 13:45
Lucas Willson 24 14:02
Jack Heath 28 14:40
Dylan Shrehorn 30 15:12
Ben Green 31 15:36
Leo Nicholl 32 15:41
Matthew Black 34 16:27

There were 34 runners in total. Team finishing position: 5th.

Category Under 15 Boys
Name Position Time
Matthew Hilsdon 23 23:55

There were 23 runners in total.

Category Under 17 Men
Name Position Time
Ben Cook 9 20:26
Robbie Gorman 11 20:48
Jake Oliver DNF

There were 17 runners in total.

A big well done to all those who took part.

Saturday, 26th January

Midlands Counties Cross Country Championships, Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa

We had just three juniors making the journey down the M6 to run in this event, participating in the Under 17 Mens race, facing a very challenging field of some of the Midland’s best junior athletes, and on a course that offered hills, ditch crossings and plenty of mud.

Category Under 17 Men, 8k
Name Position Time
Robbie Gorman 47 25:44
Ben Cook 57 26:31
Jake Oliver 59 26:46

There were 65 finishers in total.

A massive well done to Robbie, Ben and Jake for taking part in this event.

Park Runs

As per previous months, a number of Juniors have been participating in the two local 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!