Junior News 2009




Eight Harriers ran in the fun run, six of which were Juniors and the other two mothers of the Juniors.
Nathan Sabin was only 12 secs behind the race winner Alex Walker of Bromsgrove School. 84 finished the run.

Edward Simpson enjoying his run with Mum.



Curtis Owen won the Junior 2 mile race in 13:32. Steady Curtis, you’ll be beating most of our Seniors at that speed !
Junior Team Manager Frank Grant presents Curtis with the trophy.


Over all four races through this season, the Juniors who ran all 4 achieved the following positions in their age groups:

4th race Westwood High School,

Leek on 12 December 2009

Congratulations to Hannah Talbot for being the leading team member home this time.
And congratulations to all runners for making it up “killer hill”.
Under 11 Boys team: James, Tom, Will & Alex.
Under 13 Boys team: Curtis, Joe & Jack.
Under 11 Girls team: Hannah, Elisha, Ellie B, Ellie S & Sarah.
Under 13 Girls: Emily & Megan

Under 11 Boys team: James, Tom, Will & Alex.

Under 13 Boys team: Curtis, Joe & Jack.

Under 15 boys team: Matty

Under 15 boys team: Nathan

Under 11 Girls team: Hannah, Elisha, Ellie B, Ellie S & Sarah.

Under 13 Girls: Emily & Megan

Under 15 & Under 17 Girls: Julie

Under 15 & Under 17 Girls: Lauren

3rd race Stafford Common

14 November 2009

. . . Photo’s from the race on Bryan Dale’s website.
Eight girls and eight boys enjoyed a slippery and wet route around
Stafford Common.


2nd race Park Hall

7 November 2009

. . Photo’s from the race on the Junior Harrier Photos page.
Great to see so many juniors taking on the challenge of cross-country – and enjoying it.
Three new youngsters this week – welcome to Hannah, Megan & Andy.

1st race Newcastle

3 October 2009.

. . Photo’s from the race on the Junior Harrier Photos page.
A really good turnout of our young athletes for this first race of the 2009/2010 cross country season.
And it was wet, windy and cold for some the runners. They really showed their true metal today!

Bells of Pattingham Juniors Run (2mls)

18 October 2009

Julie Addison enjoyed a great run in this race, run for the first time alongside the Seniors 7ml race, finishing 1st Under 17yr old and 3rd overall.
Well done Julie !


We had three juniors run in the Great North Mini run on Saturday 19th Of September.
In the 9 to 11 years old we had Sean Timmis cover the 2.5 miles in 18-54 to finish 186th and Megan Caddick ran 21-13 to finish in 403rd position.
In the 12 to 16 years old we had Emily Scott run in 20 -32 for the 2.5 mile and she finished 127th.
There were over 700 hundred runners in the mini-runs.

Stoke City Parks Series

Overall 4 races Tom Sabin and Ellie Baxter finished the series in 2nd place. Nathan finished 7th overall in the very competitive U/15’s.

Another good performance from the three young Harriers, Nathan Sabin 7th, Tom Sabin 3rd and Ellie Baxter 4th in the final race of the series, held at Hanley park on 18 August.

Again the 3 harriers raced in the third sub-4 city parks grand prix at Fenton Park on July 14, another competitive race dominated by city of stoke.
Nathan finishing 10th in the under 15s, Tom finishing 3rd in the under 11s and Ellie finishing 4th in the under 11s (subject to results being correct, I have noticed some inconsistencies with published race results for age groups and runners numbers).
Last race being held at Hanley Park mid August, when overall standings will be fought for with the possibility of the youngsters coming home with medals.
Brilliant running to all three – Keep it Up !!!!!

And the young Harriers did themselves proud in the 2nd of the 4 races at Tunstall Park on 9th June,
Tom Sabin maintaining 2nd place in the under 11, Ellie Baxter maintaining 6th place in the under 11 and Nathan up against stiff competition from the city of stoke lads came 11th in the under 15’s. Excellent performance from all three runners. Well done.

Three juniors, Ellie Baxter, Nathan Sabin and Tom Sabin, represented the Harriers in the first of the series at Longton Park on the 12th May.
All under 15s started together in the 2km race around the park and all ran very good races and times.
Ellie was 6th in the FU11, Nathan 9th in the MU15 and Tom 2nd in the MU11 category.
With three more races left they all look set for a good series.



16 July

Nathan finished 3rd in 17.55, Tom 7th in 18.50 and Alex MacKay was 33rd overall in 23.30.
As you can see, it was a very wet evening – with persistent heavy rain all through the run.
Well run lads


New junior member Curtis Owen won the fun run that was run as a prologue to the Cheadle 4ml race on Sunday 12 July..
Well done Curtis !!


Nathan and Tom Sabin did the annual Penkridge fun run on Sunday 28th June which is a 2.5 mile circular of the village, again the boys did themselves proud retaining the under 13 titles between them, out of 509 finishers Nathan crossed the line overall 5th with a time of 15.37 and Tom was overall 9th with a time of 15.57.

Pictures of the boys receiving their trophies.


Muller 10k Fun Run

Ellie Baxter + Tom and Nathan Sabin just before the start.

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It was a bit of a free for all scramble over about 200 mtrs, bodies falling all over.
Tom won his age group and Nathan and Ellie had good respectable finishes.
It was a bit too short for them all, but good to see them proudly wearing their Harrier vests.
Thanks to Craig Baxter for this photo and report.

Uttoxeter Fun Run

(run around Uttoxeter Racecourse)

. . . Nathan and Tom with their trophies.
Congratulations to our three Junior runners who ran in the Uttoxeter Fun Run on Sunday 3 May.
The race was enjoyed by 82 competitors of all ages and was won by a senior club runner in 7:25, closely chased by:
Nathan Sabin 2nd in 8:13 (and 1st U14)
Tom Sabin 3rd in 8:32 (and 1st U10)
Sam Watts 7th in 9:02 (and 2nd U14)

Stafford First Schools Cross Country Race

Ellie Baxter ran in the Stafford First Schools Cross Country Race at Weston Road High School, and she was 6th out of 125. What made this special for her, she was competing against kids a full school year older. Well done Ellie.

Inter Counties Cross Country

On Saturday 7th March the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships took place at Mansfield. This event is for all the top athletes in every county to run against each other. It is televised live on Sky TV. So it was great to see that our own Nathan Sabin won his first County Vest and represented Staffordshire in the boys under 13 race. For someone who only started running at the beginning of the last cross country season Nathan has done extremely well. We are sure that all the experience he has gained this season will stand him in good stead for next season.
Well done Nathan.

Staffordshire Schools Cross Country

In the recent Staffs School Cross Country Championships both Sophie Cartmail and Nathan Sabin had very good runs. Sophie finished an excellent 15th in her race and Nathan kept up his recent good form coming home in 24th spot. Well done to both.

Nathan Sabin (above) ran a superb race at the Staffordshire Cross-Country Championships at Sandwell on Saturday 10 January!
He finished 7th in the Under 13 boys race which will hopefully take him through to run for the county in March.
And then on January 24th he had a very good run in the under 13s boys race at the Midland Counties Cross Country Championships and finished 40th , from 116 finishers, in a time of 11-57 over a 3k course.



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