Junior News 2019

September Handicap

Won by Jake Oliver and third place was Jack Heath.

5k time trial

Wednesday 11th September 2019

 

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

 

First Name
Surname
J/S
3-Apr-19
22-May-19
3-Jul-19
11-Sep-19
Ben
Cook
J
17:58
18:50
18:34
Jake
Oliver
J
19:45
20:17
20:12
19:53
Matthew
Hilsdon
J
21:39
21:32
20:52
21:46
Lucas
Willson
J
20:19
21:12
20:51
22:30
Dylan
Shrehorn
J
22:22
22:35
22:50
Ben
Green
J
22:25
24:07
23:47
Victoria
Shrehorn
J
26:44
26:09
28:18
27:30

Junior Section Report for August 2019

August is traditionally a quiet time for races, due to people’s holiday commitments, however having recently ran the local Park Run it was pleasing to see some of our Juniors eagerly taking part in this event, which provides a great platform to measure their improvement over time. Well done guys, and keep up the fantastic work!

Junior Attendance during Summer Holidays

Also worthy of note, is that during the six weeks school holiday, we have had on average 30 Juniors attend the Monday night session and around 10 or so on a Wednesday, which I believe shows their commitment and dedication, despite other distractions during the busy holiday period.

Junior Section Report for July 2019

Wednesday, 3rd July

5k Time Trial, Castlefields

This was the third time trial this season, intended to track and monitor the Junior’s performance over a fixed distance. We had ten running this time, as follows.

First Name
Surname
19-Sep-18
3-Apr-19
22-May-19
03-Jul-19
Jake
Oliver
19:45
19:45
20:17
20:12
Kian
Arnott
20:48
Lucas
Willson
21:23
20:19
21:12
20:51
Matthew
Hilsdon
21:39
21:32
20:52
Ben
Green
23:12
22:25
24:07
Reuben
Willson
25:05
22:24
24:17
Victoria
Shrehorn
26:55
26:44
26:09
28:18
Edie
White
31:42
Rose
White
26:55
31:57
Asha
Willson
36:19

This was a PB for Matthew over this distance – well done!

Thursday, 11th July

Rocester, JCB 2.3 mile Fun Run Lakeside Race

Six Junior Harriers turned out to compete in the Fun Run, taking three of the top five places, which like last year was in reverse direction, at the JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, and on what was yet another pleasant summer’s evening. There were 61 Fun Runners in total.

Name
Position
Time
Murphy Hamilton
2
12:58
Jack Heath
3
13:26
Ben Green
5
14:08
Morgan Allen-Hingerty
6
14:33
Shauna Hamilton
10
16:04
Keeley Hamilton
49
25:12

Well done to Murphy Hamilton for finishing in second place, and to the others for all putting in a great performance.

Wednesday, 24th July

Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire Knot 2 mile Fun Run and 5 mile Race

We had ten enthusiastic Juniors running in the Fun Run with Murphy Hamilton finishing in 1st place. Well done Murphy! In fact out of the top five finishers, four of them were Stafford Harrier Juniors – a tremendous achievement!

Name
Position
Time
Murphy Hamilton
1
12:56
Dylan Shrehorn
2
13:08
Matthew Hilsdon
3
13:19
Ben Green
5
13:55
Jack Heath
10
14:59
Victoria Shrehorn
13
15:16
Ted Sabin
15
16:05
Shauna Hamilton
16
16:29
Joe Gilbert
17
16:46
Keeley Hamilton
26
23:48

There were 33 finishers.

In the 5 mile race, we had two Juniors running, as follows.

Name
Position
Time
Ben Cook
54
33:51
Jake Oliver
61
34:24

There were 437 finishers in total. A massive well done to all those who took part in the two races.

Staffs Knot

24th July

5 Mile

Pos
Name
Chip
61
Jake Oliver
0:34:24

 

Fun Run

Pos
Name
Time
Gender
Gender pos
Cat pos
1
Murphy Hamilton
0:12:56
M
1
1 (Boys U12)
2
Dylan Shrehorn
0:13:08
M
2
1 (Boys U14)
3
Matthew Hilsdon
0:13:19
M
3
1 (Boys U16)
5
Ben Green
0:13:55
M
5
3 (Boys U14)
10
Jack Heath
0:14:59
M
7
4 (Boys U14)
13
Victoria Shrehorn
0:15:16
F
6
2 (Girls U12)
15
Ted Sabin
0:16:05
M
8
2 (Boys U12)
16
Shauna Hamilton
0:16:29
F
8
4 (Girls U10)
17
Joe Gilbert
0:16:46
M
9
3 (Boys U12)
19
Isabelle Beckett
0:17:08
F
10
1 (Girls U14)
26
Keeley Hamilton
0:23:48
F
13
2 (Girls U14)

 

Time trial 5K

3rd July 2019

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

First Name
Surname
18-Jul-18
19-Sep-18
3-Apr-19
22-May-19
3-Jul-19
Jake
Oliver
19:34
19:45
19:45
20:17
20:12
Kian
Arnott
20:01
20:48
Lucas
Willson
21:20
21:23
20:19
21:12
20:51
Matthew
Hilsdon
21:39
21:32
20:52
Ben
Green
23:12
22:25
24:07
Reuben
Willson
25:05
22:24
24:17
Victoria
Shrehorn
29:15
26:55
26:44
26:09
28:18
Edie
White
31:42
Rose
White
26:55
31:57
Asha
Willson
36:19

 

Junior Section Report for June 2019

Sunday, 2nd June

Westbridge 5, Stone

Jake Oliver ran this race for the first time, achieving a PB, completing it in an excellent time of 33:12 and finishing in 27th place. There were 191 finishers. Well done Jake!

Monday, 3rd June

Stone Festival Fun Run

Maisie Wilkinson ran in this race as part of Stone’s Festival celebrations – well done Maisie!

Wednesday, 12th June

Showground 2 Mile Relays

We had five Junior teams running in this event which for the third year was held at the County Showground and organised by the Harriers. Unfortunately the weather conditions were against us resulting in a very wet, sodden and muddy course, however this did not appear to dampen the Junior’s enthusiasm and performances, and produced some very good times, and of course, enjoyed competing against and beating many of the seniors.

Harriers Boy Racers (Lucas Willson, Jack Heath, Finlay Broomhall and Ben Green) came ninth in the Boys Team 52 years age group, which was a great effort.

In addition to the Junior Teams, we also had Harry Beckett running as part of a family team; and some older Juniors, Kian Arnott, George Hodkinson, Ben Cook and Jake Oliver, running in senior teams.

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, 16th June

Stone St Michael’s Junior Relays

We had 16 Juniors running as three teams in this local event, the teams comprised of five people, (except Team 2 which had two people in leg A), 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 (#32):- (time 42:19)

Name
Leg
Ben Green
A
Jack Heath
B
Matthew Hilsdon
C
Tai Hodgkinson
D
Lucas Willson
E

Finishing Position: 1st

Team 2 (#48):- (time 44:06)

Name
Leg
Jacob Grey + Morgan Allen-Hingerty
A
Isla Fraser
B
Kallum Hunter
C
Dylan Shrehorn
D
Reuban Willson
E

Finishing Position: 2nd

Team 3 (#60):- (time 52:00)

Name
Leg
Victoria Shrehorn
A
Willow Heath
B
Leo Hodgkinson
C
Finlay Summers
D
Asha Willson
E

Finishing Position: 3rd

Congratulations to all those who ran in this event, and for putting in a fantastic effort resulting in their teams finishing in first, second and third place, each runner receiving a medal – very impressive and well done!  The Junior Coaches would like to thank the parents who helped out with the organisation and transport of the Juniors to their various Changeover points.

In the main 10K event we had just one of the older Juniors competing as follows.

Name
Position
Time
Kian Arnott
83
41:41

Well done Kian on achieving a great result.

Thursday, 20th June

Harriers Handicap

Jack Heath, was the only Junior to compete in June’s handicap race, on what turned out to be a lovely summer’s evening on the Chase. Jack finished in 19th place with a net time of 37:57. Well done Jack!

Saturday, 29th June, Rowley Park

Harriers Summer Games

On a boiling hot summer’s day, we had 19 Juniors (shown in red below) competing against 14 adults in these games, split in to four groups, as follows.

Well done to those Juniors who won medals, as in previous years they stormed ahead of the adults in the medals tables! Amazing!

Asha Willson and Will Edgar each picked up the Junior Performance of the Day award for being recognised for putting in some fantastic effort and performances, and achieving some commendable results.

A massive well done to all of the Juniors and of course, all those who took part in the Games in what turned out to be difficult running conditions due to the heat. All thoroughly enjoyed themselves, especially those who managed to beat the adults, and those who attended the after games presentation and party back at the Perkins Club! Many thanks to all those who planned, organised and helped out at the event.

None Harrier Events

Wednesday, 12th June, Rowley Park

Inter-school Athletics

We had a number of juniors representing their schools competing in various events, and all reportedly to have done very well – a great performance all and well done!

Junior Section Report for May 2019

Sunday, 5th May

Uttoxeter Festival of Running, 10K & Fun Run

Jake Oliver was the only junior to run in the 10K race, finishing in 7th place, and in a time of 42:03. There were 92 finishers. Well done Jake!

In the Fun Run, the Hamilton family took part all putting in some excellent performances.

Name
Position
Time
Murphy Hamilton
7
8:11
Shauna Hamilton
20
9:36
Keeley Hamilton
66
17:25

There were 72 finishers. Well done to Murphy, Shauna and Keeley!

Thursday, 9th May

Mow Cop Killer Mile, Mow Cop

Having not competed in this challenging, but also intriguing race for some years, a small group of Harriers decided to run in this event, including Jake Oliver. The clue being in the race name – this course is simply 1 mile, but all up hill, some of which offers very steep inclines. Jake completed the climb in a time of 9:28, and was the first Harrier home. Well done Jake!

Wednesday, 15th May

Phoenix Flyer 5K, Dawley

Ben Deakin ran in this event along with his mum and dad, finishing in a time of 24:20, and 218th place. There were 430 finishers. Big well done Ben!

Sunday, 19th May

Donna Louise 5K, Trentham Gardens

Jake Oliver was the only junior to run in this race, finishing in 2nd place in a time of 20:46. Jake received a hand painted and signed picture for being runner up. Well done Jake!

Wednesday, 22nd 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, and who were running alongside the seniors. This time we had ten Juniors running, as follows.

First Name
Surname
4-Apr-18
23-May-18
18-Jul-18
19-Sep-18
3-Apr-19
22-May-19
Ben
Cook
18:42
18:45
17:58
18:50
George
Hodkinson
19:07
Robbie
Gorman
19:32
20:07
19:33
Jake
Oliver
21:50
20:00
19:34
19:45
19:45
20:17
Lucas
Willson
20:38
21:20
21:23
20:19
21:12
Matthew
Hilsdon
23:41
21:22
21:39
21:32
Jack
Heath
27:23
25:12
23:37
20:33
22:30
Dylan
Shrehorn
27:39
25:25
22:22
22:35
Matthew
Black
23:07
24:31
23:57
Victoria
Shrehorn
29:15
26:55
26:44
26:09

Well done to all those who ran in this event.

Saturday & Sunday, 25th & 26th May

Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K and 1 Mile Races

We had two Juniors competing in these events, which took place over the course of the weekend and also included adult Harriers competing in a variety of races. On the Saturday, Matthew Hilsdon and Jake Oliver both competed in the 5K race, giving their dads a good run for their money.

Name
Position
Time
Jake Oliver
36
19:07
Matthew Hilsdon
151
21:55

There were 3448 finishers.

On the Sunday, Matthew Hilsdon ran along with his dad in the 1 mile event in a very respectable time of 7:01, heading off some quite stiff adult competition. Very well done Matthew!

Schools Athletics Championships, Rowley Park

During May we have 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.

Harriers 5K Time TRIAL

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Second of 4 events across the year. It is open to all Harriers, free to attend. This is a great way to see your progress across last year and now.

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

First Name
Surname
18-Jul-18
19-Sep-18
3-Apr-19
22-May-19
Ben
Cook
18:45
17:58
18:50
George
Hodkinson
19:07
Robbie
Gorman
20:07
19:33
Jake
Oliver
19:34
19:45
19:45
20:17
Lucas
Willson
21:20
21:23
20:19
21:12
Matthew
Hilsdon
21:39
21:32
Jack
Heath
23:37
20:33
22:30
Dylan
Shrehorn
27:39
25:25
22:22
22:35
Matthew
Black
23:07
24:31
23:57
Victoria
Shrehorn
29:15
26:55
26:44
26:09

 

Junior Section Report for April 2019

Wednesday, 3rd 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 seniors 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.

Ben
Cook
17:58
Jake
Oliver
19:45
Lucas
Willson
20:19
Harry
Beckett
20:31
Jack
Heath
20:33
Matthew
Hilsdon
21:39
Dylan
Shrehorn
22:22
Reuben
Willson
22:24
Ben
Green
22:25
Matthew
Black
24:31
Victoria
Shrehorn
26:44

Well done to all who ran!

Thursday, 4th April

Harriers Handicap

There was just one Junior running in this event, Ben Cook, this being the first Handicap race of the year. After starting with a somewhat hefty handicap, Ben finished in very respectable 4th place, in a time of 27:00. Well done Ben!

Friday, 12th April

Jack Peaker FordHouses 5K

Ben Deakin ran this flat and fast course along with his Mum and Dad, and coming in first for the Deakins, finishing in 59th position, in a respectable time of 22:24. Well done Ben!

Sunday, 14th April

Newcastle 10K

Jake Oliver was the only Junior running in the event this year, and was the 4th Harrier home, completing the race in a time of 41:18, and finishing in 56th position, some 97 places in front of his dad! There were 457 finishers. Well done Jake!

Park Runs

As in previous months a good number of Juniors have been competing in the Cannock Chase and Isobel Trail Park runs each Saturday morning, so well done all, and keep up the great work!

Junior Participation in non-Harrier events

The Junior coaches are aware of some Juniors running in events outside of the Harriers, such as the Park Runs or races organised by schools, and feel this should be recognised in some way. Going forward the coaches will be asking the Juniors to let them know of any such events they have participated in which will be logged over time and recognised accordingly.

Harriers 5K Time TRIAL

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

First of 4 events across the year. It is open to all Harriers, free to attend. This is a great way to see your progress across last year and now.

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

First Name
Surname
4-Apr-18
23-May-18
18-Jul-18
19-Sep-18
3-Apr-19
Ben
Cook
18:42
18:45
17:58
Jake
Oliver
21:50
20:00
19:34
19:45
19:45
Lucas
Willson
20:38
21:20
21:23
20:19
Harry
Beckett
34:50
26:02
23:40
20:31
Jack
Heath
27:23
25:12
23:37
20:33
Matthew
Hilsdon
23:41
21:22
21:39
Dylan
Shrehorn
27:39
25:25
22:22
Reuben
Willson
25:05
22:24
Ben
Green
25:10
23:12
22:25
Matthew
Black
23:07
24:31
Victoria
Shrehorn
29:15
26:55
26:44

Junior Section Report for March 2019

Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships, Prestwold Hall, Loughborough

Saturday, 9th March

Having previously qualified to run in this event, and representing the county, Ben Cook proudly ran amongst some tough competition in the Under 17 category 6K race, which provided him with some great experience to take forward. Ben finished in 278th place in a time of 25:15. Well done Ben!

Stafford Half Marathon Fun Run, Stafford

Sunday, 17th March

We had a number of Juniors running in this event, some of which had a parent competing in the half. Not only was Matthew Hilsdon the first Harrier back but he also won the race, so a massive well done to him and to all others who ran.

Staffordshire Athletics Network 4 x 1 mile Relays, Rowley Park

Saturday, 30th March

We had 23 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.

Category Under 11 Boys
Name Leg Time
Reuben Willson 1 7:12
Will Edger 2 8:00
Kyran Nicholl 3 7:23
Lochlann Gutteridge 4 8:04
3rd Place
Category Under 11 Girls
Name Leg Time
Victoria Shrehorn 1 8:23
Edie White 2 9:08
Asha Willson 3 9:43
Eva Worthington 4 8:07
5th Place
Category Under 13 Boys
Name Leg Time
Dylan Shrehorn 1 6:52
Lucas Willson 2 6:32
Finlay Broomhall 3 7:16
Harry Beckett 4 6:37
3rd Place
Category Under 13 Boys
Name Leg Time
Ben Green 1 7:03
Tai Hodkinson 2 6:58
Leo Nicholl 3 7:30
Morgan Allen-Hingerty 4 7:15
5th Place
Category Under 17 Boys
Name Leg Time
George Hodkinson 1 5:48
Matthew Hilsdon 2 7:00
Jake Oliver 3 6:27
Ben Cook 4 5:52
1st Place
Category Mixed
Name Leg Time
Rose White 1 8:40
Evan Saddler 2 8:46
Summer Sadler 3 10:32
Matthew Hilsodn 4 7:20
2nd Place

 

A big well done to the Under 17 Boys who won their age category and were presented with trophies. All those who ran were presented with medals.

Lilleshall Monumental 10K, Lilleshall

Sunday, 31st March

We had three Juniors running in this race – George Hodkinson, Ben Deakin and Jake Oliver, all racing against a parent, which took in the beautiful sights of Shropshire and included the traditional sharp climb up to the monument.

Name
Position
Time
George Hodkinson
24
42:11
Jake Oliver
46
46:13
Ben Deakin
100
52:19

Well done to George, Ben and Jake.

Schools Cross Country Races, various locations

Wednesday, 6th, 13, 20th & 27th March

Tory Shrehorn has been representing her school running three out of the four of these events, which culminated in her winning a medal as her team finished in first place. Victoria herself finished in a respectful 14th place overall – a big well done!

Staffordshire Athletics Network 4 x 1 Mile Relays

Rowley Park – Saturday, 30th March 2019

23 Juniors (6 teams) turned out to compete in the above event on home soil, representing the Harriers, and running some excellent times.  All that took part appeared to enjoy themselves, and the sun even managed to make an appearance towards the end!

The Under 17 Boys team finished first in their age category and were presented with trophies.

All that competed in the event received medals – many congratulations and well done all.

Thank you to the Junior Coaches for organising the teams, to the parents for their ongoing support/help and to Staffordshire Athletics Network for organising the event.

STAFFORDSHIRE ATHLETICS NETWORK
ROWLEY 4 X 4 MILE RELAYS
UNDER 11 GIRLS UNDER 11 BOYS
1 Trentham 23 29.52 1 C&S 28.35
Nancy McGuigan 7.33. Luke Watson 7.10.
Emily Walker 7.41. Tyler Peckham 7.12.
Emma O’Neil 7.44. Callum Wason 7.14.
Martha McGuigan 6.54. Jake Weavell 6.59.
2 C&S 21 30.43 2 Newcastle 29.18
Isla Wiliams 7.28. Jay Marchant 6.45.
Beth Beeson 7.37. Christian Jones 7.26.
Isabel Harley 8.13. Tommy Bayliss 7.41.
Ella Beeson 7.25. George Brownsword 7.26.
3 Trentham 25 31.27 3 Stafford Harriers 30.39
Martha McGuigan 6.48. Reuben Willson 7.12.
Lexi Dundass 8.00. Will Edger 8.00.
Lily Alcock 7.58. Kyran Nicholl 7.23.
Daisy Macklin 8.41. Lochlann Gutteridge 8.04.
4 Trentham 24 35.08 4 Trentham 31.41
Ella Baddeley 7.43. Seth Mander 7.29.
Aimee Contorett 8.47. Hector Ogden 7.42.
Adea Sollaku 9.05. Oliver H 8.29.
Helena Rawlings 9.33. Laurence Ogden 8.01.
5 Stafford Harriers 35.21 UNDER 13 BOYS
Victoria Shrehorn 8.23. 1 Stoke AC 24.42
Edie White 9.08. Tom Barnett 6.03.
Asha Willson 9.43. Lewis Smith 6.07.
Ava Worthington 8.07. Jack Whittingham 6.25.
6 C&S 22 Zach Stanfield 6.07.
Sammy Riley 9.25. 2 Newcastle 26.24
Phoebe Cashmore 9.13. Charlie Ranford 6.04.
Katie Munn 9.01. Dylan Marchant 6.51.
Joe Stevens 6.35.
Daniel Jones 6.54.
3 Stafford Harriers 50 27.17
UNDER 13 GIRLS Dylan Shrehorn 6.52.
1 C&S 31.01 Lucas Willson 6.32.
Lucy Wain 6.58. Finlay Broomhall 7.16.
Issey Beckett 7.48. Harry Beckett 6.37.
Ella Slater 9.02. 4 Stafford Harriers 51 28.46
Louise Gathergood 6.58. Morgan Allen-Hingerty 7.15.
2 Trentham 32.29 Ben Green 7.03.
Oliver Hagemeijer 7.39. Tai Hodgkinson 6.58.
Max McKenzie 8.11. Leo Nicholl 7.30.
Summer Shaw 8.38.
Sienna Shaw 8.01.
UNDER 15 GIRLS UNDER 15  BOYS
1 C&S 27.53 1 Stoke AC 70 23.23
Lucy Richardson 6.20. Gianni Loska 5.35.
Dawn Riley 7.32. Daniel Collins 5.54.
Emily Pearce 7.35. Fynn Churton 5.44.
Jasmine Lovatt 6.26. Joe Bunn 6.10.
2 Newcastle 29.15 2 Stoke AC 73 26.49
Poppy Ranford 6.36. Daniel Jones 5.57.
Holly Cooper 8.01. Anthony Wollacott 7.20.
Sammy Pattyson 7.01. Tom Bradshaw 6.28.
Evie Worsey 7.37. Oliver Booth 7.04.
3 Trentham 29.35 C&S
Freya Hatton 7.40. James Pearce 6.53.
Millie Holmes 7.30. Harry Davenport 6.25.
Jenny Bates 7.31. UNDER 17 MEN
Bekah Yendole 6.54. 1 Stafford Harriers 25.07
George Hodkinson 5.48.
Matthew Hilsdon 7.00.
Jake Oliver 6.27.
Ben Cook 5.52.
MIXED TEAM
1 Stoke A C U13 30.16
Matt Hughes 7.27.
Lara Smith 6.56.
Tane Meredith 8.19.
Alfie Sheldon 7.34.
2 Stafford Harriers 35.18
Rose White 8.40.
Evan Saddler 8.46.
Summer Saddler 10.32.
Matthew Hilsdon 7.20.

 

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!