Junior News 2021

 

North Staffs Cross Country League – stafford common

16th October 2021

 

Place
Name
Gender
AG
Time
5
Shauna Hamilton
F
F11
5:49
21
Evie Doris Dawson
F
F11
6:56
24
Sharna Burbridge
F
F11
7:21
13
Maisie Harper
F
F13
6:16
20
Willow Heath
F
F13
6:54
22
Asha Willson
F
F13
7:19
9
Jack Dawson
M
M13
10:39
22
Trek Vaughan
M
M13
11:36
29
Finley Summers
M
M13
13:02
12
Murphy Hamilton
M
M15
15:41
20
Reuben Willson
M
M15
19:13
7
Lucas Willson
M
M17
20:02
15
Matthew Hilsdon
M
M17
21:04
21
Ben Green
M
M17
24:26

Junior Section Report for September 2021

Wednesday, 1st September

Staffs Knot 5 Mile

Matthew Hilsdon, Ben Green and Lucas Willson all ran in this event, organised and put on by Stafford Harriers, this being the first one in two years, and the first time the three of them had ran in the senior race.

Name
Position
Time
Matthew Hilsdon
54
34:58
Lucas Willson
55
35:03
Ben Green
110
39:28

A big well done to all who took part, achieving some excellent times and positions.

Wednesday, 15th September

Harriers 5K Time Trial

After almost two years, the 5K Time Trial was back at Castlefields, which took place as previously, along the disused railway track. This time we had four Juniors running.

Name
Position
Time
Lucas Willson
3
19:49
Matthew Hilsdon
4
19:52
Ben Green
11
22:38
Reuben Willson
14
24:55

It was very pleasing to see none of the Juniors had lost their speed, in fact the opposite, all producing some fantastic times!

Saturday, 18th September

North Staffs Cross Country League – Betley Court Farm

With the return of the NSCCL this year, there was a new venue – Betley Court Farm, a lovely rural course, on what turned out to be a warm sunny afternoon. We had seven Juniors running as follows.

Under 11 Boys – 2K

Name
Position
Time
Bran Fraser
14
7:26

Under 13 Girls – 2K

Name
Position
Time
Maizie Harper
9
6:57

Under 13 Boys – 3.5K

Team Position: 7

Name
Position
Time
Jack Dawson
8
11:39
Finley Summers
33
14:50
Trek Vaughan
34
14:53

Under 17 Boys – 5K

Name
Position
Time
Lucas Willson
9
19:31
Matthew Hilsdon
11
19:44

Well done to everyone who ran in this event, for some this was their first time running against others outside of the Harriers.

Sunday, 19th September

Stafford Half Fun Run

Abe Langford ran with his dad Al, in this 1 mile event around the town centre, and Male Team Captain Ed Smith ran with his granddaughters, and I understand Lexi beat her grandad – well done all!

Thursday, 30th September

Harriers Handicap

On what turned out to be a dark and wet night, we had three Juniors running as follows:

Name
Position
Net Time
Reuben Willson
1
31:07
Lucas Willson
2
23:38
Matthew Hilsdon
4
25:33

Congratulations to Reuben for winning the race and being just one second (by gross time) in front of his older brother Lucas, and well done to Matthew as well for finishing in fourth place.

A few of our Juniors have continued to take part in the various Saturday morning Park Runs, achieving some excellent times. For the one that took place on 25th September at the Cannock Chase venue, we had some finishing in the top five and for Lucas Willson, this was his 100th Park Run – that’s amazing Lucas, well done!

We have seen a steady increase in Juniors attending the Monday night training sessions at the Cricket Club, with some new faces coming along, which has been encouraging to see.

NSCCL Race 1

U11 Female

No Harriers ran

U11 Male

Pos
Name
Time
14
Bran Fraser
7:26

U13 Female

Pos
Name
Time
9
Maisie Harper
6:57

U13 Male

Pos
Name
Time
8
Jack Dawson
11:39
33
Finley Summers
14:50
34
Trek Vaughan
14:53

U15 Female

No Harriers ran

U15 Male

No Harriers ran

U17 Female

No Harriers ran

U17 Male

Pos
Name
Time
8
Lucas Willson
19:31
10
Matthew Hilsdon
19:44

 

time trial 5k

15th September 2021

The following juniors took part.

First Name
Surname
Time
Lucas
Willson
19:49
Matthew
Hilsdon
19:52
Ben
Green
22:28
Reuben
Willson
24:55

 

Junior Section Report for August 2021

Covid aside, August is traditionally a quiet month for the Juniors and races, with many people away on holiday, and therefore we are not aware of any participation in virtual or physical events other than some Park Runs.

We have however over the last month continued to witness reasonable attendance at the Monday and Wednesday Junior training sessions held at the Cricket Club, which has been pleasing to see, and we have got some names down for the North Staffs Cross Country races due to start later this month.

Junior Section Report for July 2021

Once again July appears to have been a quiet month for our Juniors, and we are not aware of any competing in races both virtual and physical, however, the Park Run finally made its welcome return and some were eager to participate in these events, which has been encouraging to see. Running with his dad in the Cannock Chase event last Saturday, Jack Heath finished in 9th position, achieving a PB in a time of 19:39. Also running was Mazie Harper who finished in 67th position and in a time of 24:39. In the previous week’s Park Run were Jack Heath and Ben Green, finishing in times of 19:43 and 23:02 respectively. Congratulations to Mazie, Ben and Jack for participating in these recent events, and for representing Stafford Harriers, and please keep up the excellent work!

In terms of attendance over the last month, it has been fairly consistent at the Monday and Wednesday Junior training sessions held at the Cricket Club, although this is expected to drop off during August due to the holiday season, but then pick up once again during September.

Junior Section Report for June 2021

Attendance on the Monday night sessions have steadily risen during June, with last week seeing 26 Juniors down at the Cricket Club, which is pleasing to see. Hopefully this number will continue to climb as further easing of restrictions take place during July.

17th June 2021

Harriers Handicap

On a dry summer’s evening four of our Juniors ran in this event held at Marquis Drive, along with the seniors, with two of them racing home to take first and second place as follows:

Name
Position
Time
Matthew Hilsdon
1
24:16
Ben Green
2
27:54
Jack Heath
8
26:29
Reuben Willson
14
32:31

A big well done to Matthew for winning the race and of course to Ben, Jack and Reuben for putting in some fantastic effort and times.

Finlay Summers has been running in the low key un-official Park Run (believed to be the Stafford one) over the last month or so, well done Fin, and keep up the great work!

Junior Section Report for May 2021

May has been a very quiet month for the Juniors in terms of virtual races, in fact, we are not aware of anyone participating in any as such.

The Junior Grand Prix races continue to be available during June, and we would encourage our Juniors to take part in these as they provide some great friendly competition, and we would recommend you give them a try. Please see the website for more details and of course do follow the rules that can also be found on the website. We look forward to seeing how you all get on.

As part of his Duke of Edinburgh’s Scheme, Lucas Willson has continued to help out on Monday night Junior sessions and has shown some excellent coaching skills and is now setting parts of the session. Well done Lucas.

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Junior Section Report for April 2021

Through April we’ve seen a few of our Juniors competing in the Harriers Grand Prix Virtual Races, as follows:

Race 1, 5K (March 29th – 4th April)

Name
Time
Murphy Hamilton
21:24

Well done Murphy for putting in a great performance and time, and for being 14 seconds faster than the Knighton 5K race you ran in!

Race 2, 1 mile (5th – 11th April 2021)

Name
Time
Murphy Hamilton
6:08
Ben Green
6:27
Shauna Hamilton
7:32
Finley Summers
7:56

A massive well done to everyone who put in some excellent times!

With the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night sessions now back up and running at the Cricket Club, we have seen some good attendance by the Juniors, eager to get back to training, with the younger ones on a Monday evening and the older ones starting to attend the faster Tuesday speed sessions. The latter has pushed them a little further and helped to improve their running, training with some of the faster seniors.

As part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, Lucas Willson has started to help coaching the younger juniors on the Monday night sessions. Lucas has already proven to be of help with him taking some of the warm-up and cool down stretches.

grand prix race 4

19th to 25th April 2021

No juniors took part in the 3 mile run.

grand Prix Race 3

12th to 18th April 2021

No juniors took part in the 2 mile run.

grand prix race 2

5th to 11th April 2021

Name
1 Mile
MURPHY HAMILTON
6:08
BEN GREEN
6:27
SHAUNA HAMILTON
7:32
FINLEY SUMMERS
7:56

 

Grand Prix Race 1

29th March to 4th April

 

Name
5K Time
Murphy Hamilton
21:24

 

Junior Section Report for March 2021

March, on the whole, has been a quiet month for our Juniors, however, we are aware of some having continued to participate in some of the virtual races, as follows:

Knighton 5K (11th – 16th March)

Murphy Hamilton put in a great performance, finishing in 2nd place, with a time of 21:38. A massive well done to Murphy, and keep up the fantastic work!

Harriers Grand Prix 8 Mile (15th – 21st March)

Lucas Willson stormed home in first place, well ahead of a field that was dominated by seniors, with a time of 1:04:28. Great running Lucas, well done, and keep raising the bar!

Both Murphy and Lucas are fine examples that show by putting in the hard work and continuing to train, week in week out, does pay off with some excellent race times. Well done guys!

With the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night sessions now starting back up during April and beyond, it will hopefully be good to see some of the Juniors down at the Cricket Club, training together once again.

Harriers grand Prix

15th to 21st March 2021

Name
8 Mile
LUCUS WILLSON
1:04:28

Junior Section Report for February 2021

As far as we are aware, February has seen some of our Juniors participate in just the Harriers Grand Prix 4 mile race, which took place between 8th and 14th February.

Name
Position
Time
Lucas Willson
7
31:16
Ben Green
11
34:28
Reuben Willson
12
36:00

A big well done to Lucas, Ben and Reuben for putting in some excellent times. Keep up the good work!

Harriers grand prix

22nd to 28th February 2021

Name
6 Mile
BEN GREEN
1:00:41

HARRIERS GRAND PRIX RACE 6

8th to 14th February 2021

Name
4 Mile
LUCAS WILLSON
31:16
BEN GREEN
34:28
REUBEN WILLSON
36:00

 

Harriers Grand Prix Race 4

25th to 31st January 2021

Name
5 Km
LUCAS WILLSON
20:55
BEN GREEN
23:26
REUBEN WILLSON
27:35

Harriers Grand Prix Race 3

18th to 24th January 2021

 

Name
2 Mile
FINLAY SUMMERS
15:56

 

 

Harriers Grand Prix Race 2

11th to 17th January 2021

 

Name
1 Mile
LUCAS WILLSON
6:26
BEN GREEN
6:38
MATTHEW HILSDON
7:05
REUBEN WILLSON
7:32
FINLAY SUMMERS
7:34

 

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