Junior News 2008


North Staffordshire Cross Country League Race

13 December 2008

The fourth and final League meeting for this season visited Westwood High School at Leek. A very waterlogged and muddy circle around hilly fields – with “Killer Hill” near the end. It was exhausting conditions – especially as it was raining much of the time. Well done to all of you who ran their races. Tom Sabin finished 5th in the Under 11 Boys race, which gained him 3rd place overall 4 races in the season. Brother Nathan Sabin found the conditions very tiring and could only finish 9th in the Under 13 Boys race, though this gave him 1st place over the 4 races thanks to his previous brilliant runs. Ellie Baxter finished 16th (10min 05) and Sara Holiday finished 18th (10min 43) in the Under 11 Girls race. Harriet Ward finished 13th (9min 41) in the Under 13 Girls race and 10th overall for the season. …Nathan & Tom with their NSCCL Trophies ……

North Staffordshire Cross Country League Race

15 November 2008

This third meeting of the League was held at Stafford Common and saw a growing turnout of Club junior runners and improving performances – well done lads & lasses, you are working well! And it was real cross-country conditions today at the Common (as usual). A good mix of firm ground and VERY slippery & muddy areas left everyone’s legs well caked in mud. Positions and times for our young performers in their respective races were as follows:

Sam . William and Josh. Poor Ellie lost her shoe

The Race-A True Story


Poem written about my race at Stafford Common, 15th November 2008
By Ellie Baxter aged 9
I love to run,
I love to race,
But I must remember to tie my lace.

I set off fast,
I set off true,
The mud I trod was just like glue,
My foot went in,
The soggy goo,
Alas, I lost my running shoe.

I finished the race, one shoe less,
My socks they were a muddy mess,
I was not sad,
I was not glum,
As I finished I saw my dad and mum.


North Staffordshire Cross Country League Race

18 October 2008

At the second meeting of the North Staffs cross country league at Park Hall, Weston Coyney, we had seven juniors turn out; four girls and three boys. They all had very good runs, particularly Nathan Sabin, who won the U13 Boys competition. His brother Tom came 3rd in the U11 Boys and Joe Cartmail came 26th in the same age group. In the girls’ competition Ellie Baxter had a strong run to finish 14th in the U11’s, Harriet Ward was 18th and Lauren Gee 22nd in the U13’s and Sophie Cartmail was 13th in the U15’s. Well done girls .Nathan. .Tom. .Joe. .Ellie. .Harriet & Lauren. .Sophie.

North Staffordshire Cross Country League Race

4 October 2008

At the first meeting of the North Staffs cross country league at Lyme Valley Newcastle, we had six juniors turn out; five of them being new members. They all had very good runs. We had three girls and three boys. In the girls under 11s race we had Ellie Baxter finishing 21st and in the under 13 girls we had another new member Harriete Ward 19th and Lauren Gee 23rd. In the boys under 11s race we had new member Tom Sabin finishing 6th and in the under 13s we had Toms brother Nathan, also a new member, have an excellent run to finish 2nd. In the under 15s race we had another newcomer Sam Lloyd finishing 18th. well done to them all.

Harrier Games:

We had five regular juniors turn out for the games and they showed the seniors how to run on the track. We had two of our older juniors take part in senior groups: Jason Litlewood finished fourth in his group recording these times for his three events 200 metres 26-00, 400 metres 1m-02s, 1mile 6m-08s; while Jenny Addison finished first in her group with times for her three events of 200 metres 31-1, 400 metres 1m-11s, 800 metres 2m-53s. Lauren Gee ran in the group of the slower seniors and was first in the group with times for three events of 100 metres 16s-9,1 800metres 3m-09s, 1mile 9m-15s. In the mixed juniors Joe Cartmail was the winner with times of 100 metres 16s-34, 200 metres 36s-8, 400 metres 1m-30s. Ellie Baxter was 2nd with times of 100 metres 17s-78, 200metres 39s-1, 800 metres 3m 16s, and Joe Garney was 3rd his times were 100 metres 18s-20, 200 metres 41s-1and 400 metres 1m-43s-70. They all deserved the goody bags at the end. Well done to all of them taking part in the games. …….. some of our junior athletes who enjoyed the evening

Staffs Knot 5 mile race:

We had our two older juniors run, with Jason Littlewood recording a time of 35m19s and Jenny Addison running in her first senior race with a time of 40m47s. In the fun run Lauren Gee finished 18th with a time of 15m-50s – very good for 2 miles – and Cameron Palmer 62nd in 24m-57s. Jason Littlewood Lauren Gee

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