Junior News 2016

Junior Section Report for December 2016

Sunday, 11th December

88th Pete Hodgett’s Memorial Handicap Race

There were three Juniors who ran in this festive Handicap race, Jake Oliver, Matthew Hilsdon and Jack Heath, this being Jack’ first Handicap race. A big well done to all three that ran, putting in some excellent times.

Saturday, 17th December

3rd North Staffs Cross Country Race, Stafford Common

We had a total of 25 Juniors running on this course, which was the last race of the North Staffs League, in somewhat unusually dry conditions.

Under 11 Boys who finished 7th position in the League

Name
Position
Time
Matthew Black
22
7:07
Jack Heath
24
7:08
William Gray
34
7:41
Ethan Eisenhauer
41
8:02
Harry Beckett
42
8:21

 

 

Under 13 Boys who finished 6th position in the League

Name
Position
Time
Ewan Wade
27
11:37
Robert Gray
32
12:36
Alfie Darby
33
12:59
Matthew Hilsdon
35
13:23

 

Under 15 Boys who finished 3rd position in the League

Name
Position
Time
George Hodkinson
6
15:24
Robbie Gorman
14
16:06
Ben Cook
26
17:39
Ben Deakin
27
17:44
Jake Oliver
30
18:13
Ben Jones
31
18:22
Kian Arnott
32
19:07

 

 

Under 11 Girls who finished 8th position in the League

Name
Position
Time
Caitlin Saunders
37
7:49
Rose White
42
8:00
Isabelle Beckett
48
8:19

 

Under 13 Girls who finished 8th position in the League

Name
Position
Time
Emelia Holland
38
8:45
Lucy Taylor
39
9:20
Katie Taylor
40
9:49

 

Under 15 Girls

Name
Position
Time
Taygen Pike
28
14:24

 

Under 17 Women

Name
Position
Time
Chloe Burrows
14
24:50
Olivia Black
15
25:12

Well done to all those who ran, once again, this was a great turnout by the Juniors, all achieving very commendable results.

A big thanks to all the adults who helped out at this event, in particular to Chris Skellern and Ian Hodkinson, and to Karen and Gabby Hilsdon and Sarah Gray, who collected the counters.

Park Runs

We have continued to have a number of Juniors competing in the weekly Cannock Chase Park Runs, which includes Ben Deakin, Jack Heath, Alfie, Charlie and Harrison Darby, Harry and Isabelle Beckett, Rose and Edie White, Lizzie Jasper, Evie Whyte and Jake Oliver. This is proving to be a popular event, continuously enticing people back to improve on their times. Well done all!

Wednesday, 14th December

A presentation was given at the Annual Junior Christmas Party, held at Flip Out, Stone, to recognise six Juniors, voted for by the Coaches, who had consistently ran well during the year, as follows:-

Name
Award
Caitlin Saunders
Most Improved Junior Girl
Jake Oliver
Most Improved Junior Boy
Amber Page
Newcomer Junior Girl
Jack Heath
Newcomer Junior Boy
Chloe Burrows
Runner of the Year Junior Girl
Ben Deakin
Runner of the Year Junior Boy

A massive Well Done to all of the above Juniors. Hopefully these awards will inspire some of the other Juniors during 2017 to do their best and perform well.

 

Finally, the Junior Coaches would like to thank all of the Juniors for their great efforts, hard work and achievements during 2016, and wish them all the very best for 2017. Thank you as well to all of the adults who have helped out with and supported the Juniors throughout the year, it is very much appreciated.

 

Junior Section Report for November 2016

 

Saturday, 5th November

National Cross Country Relay Championships, Mansfield

We had a total of 8 Juniors running in this event, which saw some very high calibre runners from around the country and provided a great learning experience:-

 

Under 15 Boys, Team A

Name
Leg
Time
Robbie Gorman
1
7:28
Ben Deakin
2
8:33
Robbie Gorman
3
8:01

Overall finishing position: 72nd out of 78 teams, total time: 24:04

 

Under 15 Boys, Team B

Name
Leg
Time
Jake Oliver
1
8:30
Ben Cook
2
8:10
Ben Jones
3
8:37

Overall finishing position: 76th out of 78 teams, total time: 25:18

 

Under 15 Girls

Name
Leg
Time
Lizzie Jasper
1
9:23
Evie Whyte
2
11:03
Taygen Pike
3
9:48

Overall finishing position: 90th out of 91 teams, total time: 30:14

 

A massive well done to all those who ran in this event, achieving some very commendable times. Thank you and well done to Robbie for running two legs, covering for George Hodkinson who was injured.

A big thanks to Chris Skellern and Ian Hodkinson for organising the teams, their continued support and encouragement, and also to Ian for arranging transport.

 

Sunday, 20th November

Cannock Rotary 10K, Cannock Chase

Ben Deakin ran in this race, the course of which was all on tarmac, finishing in 26th place, in a time of 46:18, and first in his age category. There were 137 finishers. Well done Ben on achieving a great time!

 

 

 

Saturday, 26th November

The Chasewater Christmas Pudding Dash 5k and 10K

We had just Ben Deakin running in the 5K race, finishing in a very respectable 4th position, out of 203 runners, in a time of 20:29, which was a PB for him. Ben was 2 minutes and 37 seconds faster this year compared to last, so a massive well done to him!

In the 10K race we had two Juniors competing, as follows:-

Name
Position
Time
Lizzie Jasper
114
53:28
Evie Whyte
167
56:34

 

There were 363 finishers

Lizzie and Evie both put in a great effort and achieved some commendable times – Lizzie was the first Junior Lady home, and received a prize, and for Evie, this was her first 10K race, so a big well done to both.

 

5K Park Runs

November saw the start of the Cannock Chase Park Runs, which have proven to be very popular, in which we have had a number of Juniors running, including Chloe Burrows, Lizzie Jasper, Ben Deakin, Jake Oliver, Jack Heath, Isobelle and Harry Beckett, Matthew Hilsdon and Alfie Darby. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone! These races are a great way to measure your improvement over time, and they get you out of bed early on a Saturday morning! Thanks to Darren Mattocks and other Club members, as well as the other local Clubs for putting on this wonderful and free of charge event.

 

 

 

 

Junior Section Report for October 2016

Saturday, 1st October

1st North Staffs Cross Country Race, Winsford

We had a total of 22 Juniors running in this event, as follows:-

 

 

Under 11 Girls

Name
Position
Time
Rose White
42
10:13
Caitlin Saunders
43
10:16
Isobelle Beckett
46
10:24

Total number of finishers: 60

 

Under 11 Boys

Name
Position
Time
Will Gray
46
10:51
Ethan Eisenhauer
54
11:24
Harry Beckett
60
12:18

Total number of finishers: 65

 

Under 13 Girls

Name
Position
Time
Freya Haycock-Hall
36
11:12
Lucy Taylor
42
13:00
Katie Taylor
43
13:40

Total number of finishers: 53

 

Under 13 Boys

Name
Position
Time
Ewan Wade
36
10:45
Olly Patrick
38
11:08
Robert Gray
39
11:17
Matthew Hilsdon
45
12:04

Total number of finishers: 42

 

Under 15 Girls

Name
Position
Time
Taygen Pike
27
13:04
Evie Whyte
28
14:04

Total number of finishers: 41

 

Under 15 Boys

Name
Position
Time
George Hodkinson
12
9:51
Kian Arnott
26
10:39
Ben Deakin
31
11:09
Jake Oliver
37
11:55
Ben Cook
38
11:57
Ben Jones
39
12:03

Total number of finishers: 43

 

Under 17 Girls

Name
Position
Time
Chloe Burrows
10
14:05
Ellie Withington
12
14:51

Total number of finishers: 21

 

Under 17 Boys

Name
Position
Time
Matt Bonney
22
24:26

Total number of finishers: 27

 

This was yet another great turnout by the Juniors, achieving some very commendable times and positions. A big well done to all those who took part in this event, and a special thanks to Chris Skellern and Ian Hodkinson for their continued encouragement and support, and to Karen Hilsdon and Sarah Gray for helping with the token collection.

 

Junior Section Report for September 2016

 

Sunday, 11th September

Lichfield 2K Fun Run

We had 2 Juniors running in the Fun Run, as follows:-

Name
Position
Time
Ben Deakin
Within top 10
Not published
Evie Whyte
?
Not published

A big well done to Evie and Ben for competing in this race.

 

Wednesday, 14th September

Castlefields 5K Time Trials

This was the third of three planned time trial events for the Juniors, in which we had 15 running, along with the adult improvers group, on a somewhat shorter than normal course, due to the disused railway track being closed due to work being carried out on it. The course distance was measured to be 3.64K. As in previous time trials, they are intended to monitor the Junior’s progress, and chart how they do, over time, and offer support and coaching accordingly. These events place the Juniors in a good, strong position to start the cross country season, so well done to all that took part!

First Name
Surname
20-Apr-16
08-Jun-16
14-Sep-16
Will
Salmons
19:06
19:57
Robbie
Gorman
19:19
20:03
14:14
Matt
Bonney
19:48
20:09
Ben
Cook
21:10
21:35
15:50
Ben
Deakin
21:25
21:50
15:21
Ben
Jones
22:11
22:04
16:10
Kian
Arnott
22:05
Jake
Oliver
22:29
22:46
19:20
Matthew
Black
23:39
23:20
16:18
Robert
Gray
23:34
Jack
Heath
23:52
16:20
Kieron
Mogey
24:17
24:25
16:16
Taygen
Pike
22:45
24:33
18:35
Will
Gray
25:32
Chloe
Burrows
25:12
26:59
19:24
Danny
Stevens
28:10
Olivia
Black
27:40
28:54
20:48
Ellie
Withington
28:55
19:35
Isabelle
Beckett
31:04
31:25
Harry
Beckett
29:41
32:09
Amber
Page
19:20
Katie
Burrows
34:26
Nick
Walklett
15:22
Matthew
Hilsdon
17:03

 

Saturday, 24th September

Midland Counties Road Relays, Sutton Park

We had 9 juniors running in this event which took them through the park, and up some quite challenging hills at times.

Under 15 Boys

Name
Leg
Position
Time
Jake Oliver
A
31
16:11
Lucas Fraser
B
32
17:55
Kian Arnott
C
31
16:14

Total time 50:20, finishing position 31 out of 32.

Under 15 Boys

Name
Leg
Position
Time
Ben Deakin
A
26
15:30
Ben Cook
B
28
16:33
George Hodkinson
C
25
14:23

Total time 46:26, finishing position 25 out of 32.

Under 15 Girls

Name
Leg
Position
Time
Taygen Pike
A
40
18:06
Amber Page
B
38
20:56
Lizzie Jasper
C
33
18:15

Total time 57:17, finishing position 32 out of 33.

Sunday, 25th September

Stafford 10K Run

We had two juniors making their debut 10K in this inaugural race around Stafford as follows:-

 

Name
Position
Time
Chloe Burrows
819th
59:17
Ellie Withington
827th
59:21

There were 1442 finishers.

Well done to both Chloe and Ellie. Thanks to Ian who ran and coached them around the course to help achieve commendable times for their first 10K race.

 

Park Runs

We are aware of Isabelle and Harry Beckett competing in at least one Park run this month, so a big well done to them. These events like the time trials, always serve as a great way to measure your performance and rate of improvement.

 

Castlefields Time Trial

14/9/16

 

Thanks to all those who ran the final Time Trials for this year, at Castlefields tonight, here are the results. Because this course was different to the usual one along the railway track (we measured a distance of 3.64K), you cannot really compare your times with previous ones, but hopefully you will be interested to see how you’ve done.

Thanks to all those who helped out with the event.

First Name Surname 29-Apr-15 08-Jul-15 09-Sep-15 20-Apr-16 08-Jun-16 14/Sep/16
Will Salmons 19.51 20.55 19:06 19:57
Robert Motram Jones 19.52
Jack Hodkinson 20.43 22.48
Ewan Jackson 20.48
Liam Duggan 20.57 21.25 20:31 21:17 14:36
Adam Morris 21.05
Hannah Talbot 21.08
Mark Oliver 21.12
Jake Oliver 22.36 23.06 23.45 22:29 22:46 19:20
Chris Elsley 22.41 23.05 22.23 21:20 21:40
Gabby Lufton 23.32 23.26 25.49
Ali Morgan 23.39
Kieron Mogey 23.42 27.45 25.56 24:17 24:25 16:16
Nigel Smith 23.46
Chris McCrady 23.47
Matthew Hilsdon 23.48 24.10 17:03
Alan Jones 23.50 23.33
Libby Gonsalves 23.58
Craig Baxter 24.02 22:20 15:53
Steve McHugh 24.08
Ben Deakin 24.18 23.05 24.10 21:25 21:50 15:21
Harry Dale 24.49
Robert Gray 24.49 23.52 24.08 23:34
Amy Oliver 25.01 27.30
Mel Deakin 25.17 25.44 26.10 24:25 24:43
Sarah Johnson 26.41
Lucy Payne 27.28
Helen Underwood 29.01 32.00
Ellie Smith (Blue) 29.01
Rachel Darby 29.12
David Plant 29.33 28.40
Louise Morgan 29.55
Karen Hilsdon 30.26 30.21
Cathy Behan 30.39
Amanda Pearce 30.59 29.55 30.42 29:36
Anabel Evans 30.59
Lindsay Ashforth 31.59 33.16
Angie Charlesworth 32.01 33.02
Chantel Sandford 32.10
Gemma Gray 32.11
Debbie Garcia 32.27
Sarah Gray 32.52 34.15 35:12
Ian Williams 21.00
George Hodkinson 22.47
Beth Darke 23.30
Taygen Pike 24.21 24.13 22:45 24:33 18:35
Ollie Patrick 25.30
Debbie McDermot 25.32 18:05
Olivia Black 27.36 27.16 27:40 28:54 20:48
Ryan Ashforth 17.52
Spencer Holland 20.32
Robbie Gorman 21.18 19:19 20:03 14:14
Michelle Fox 21.19
Dave Payling 21.26
Jim Smith 21.30 22:27 21:39 14:50
Chris Owen 22.00
Evan Davies-Fuller 22.30
Matt Bonney 22.52 19:48 20:09
Mark Deakin 25.17 27:15 17:01
Nathan Hine 25.40
Jane Bisiker 26.11
James Black 29.41
Polly Pye 30.09
Julie Mogey 30.30
Cieron Coghlan 32.48
Matthew Black 33.09 23:39 23:20 16:18
Ben Cook 21:10 21:35 15:50
Ben Jones 22:11 22:04 16:10
Nick Beckett 23:53 23:23
Chloe Burrows 25:12 26:59 19:24
Ruth Edwards 25:37
Faye Codack 27:58
Heather Bennett 27:59
Harry Beckett 29:41 32:09
Jenni Beckett 30:51 30:08
Isabelle Beckett 31:04 31:25
Michelle Evans 32:29 32:23
Katie Burrows 34:26
Tracey Burrows 34:27
Ian Heath 20:45 14:19
Kian Arnott 22:05
Jack Heath 23:52 16:20
Will Gray 25:32
Natalie Boswell 26:36
Paula Roderich 26:52
Danny Stevens 28:10
Ellie Withington 28:55 19:35
Charlotte Reeves 29:23
Phil Hilsdon 12:54
Nick Walklett 15:22
Sandra Smith 18:34
Amber Page 19:20
Jo Oliver 19:36
Claire Heath 21:50
NB 14/09/16 course was 3.64K due to railway track being closed

 

 

Junior Attendance during Summer Holidays

 

August is traditionally a quiet time for races, due to people’s holiday commitments, however we are aware of one race to report on.

Tuesday, 30th August
Queen’s Park, Crewe, South Cheshire 5K Series, Race 3 of 3
This was the last of a three part race for Ben Deakin (the previous two being held during June & July), coming in 69th place and in a time of 21:39. There were 160 finishers. Ben’s times for the June & July races were 21:05 & 22:38 respectively. Well done Ben!

 

Junior Attendance during Summer Holidays
Also worthy of note, is that during the six weeks school holiday, we have had on average 40 Juniors attend the Monday night session and between 10 and 15 on a Wednesday, which I believe shows their commitment and dedication, despite other distractions during the busy holiday period.

 

 

 

Junior Section Report for July 2016

Wednesday, 6th July

Shugborough Estate, 4 x 2mile Relays

We had ten teams of Juniors running in this event, which had been postponed from June, due to extreme weather, which like last year, started and finished in front of the Old House. Once again this was a fantastic turn out for the Juniors who produced some very good times, and of course, enjoyed competing against and beating many of the seniors. Well done to everyone who took part.

The Thunder Buddies team (Robbie Gorman, Jared Mace, Will Buckley and Kian Arnott) came fifth overall in the Boys Team 64 years age group, which was a good effort, whilst the Red Hot Umpa Lumpas came in 7th place in the Boys Team 52 (Ben Jones, Ben Cook, Sam Holland and Jake Oliver).

In addition to these 40 runners, we also had some additional Juniors running as part of family teams; Mission In-Hodkinson were Jack and George Hodkinson, coming in 1sr place, Matthew Hilsdon as part of Phil and 3 other bumblers and Ben Deakin as part of the Deakin Dynamites.

As always, it was a magnificent display from all of the Junior Harriers, who appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves.

Sunday, 10th July

Cheadle 4

We had Matt Bonney running in this event, which was his debut senior race. Matt finished in 130th place, in a time of 31:40. There were 230 finishers. A big well done to Matt!

Thursday, 14th July

Rocester, JCB 2.3 mile Fun Run and 5 mile Lakeside Race

Seven Junior Harriers turned out to compete in the Fun Run, which this year was in reverse direction, at the JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, on what was a pleasant summer’s evening. There were 82 Fun Runners in total.

Name
Position
Time
George Hodkinson
1
11:32
Jake Oliver
6
12:56
Matthew Hilsdon
12
14:18
Murphy Hamilton
13
14:36
Lucas Fraser
16
15:09
Isla Fraser
28
15:09
Martha Bednall
36
18:41

 

A massive well done to George Hodkinson for once again finishing in first place.

In the main 5 mile race, which like the Fun Run, was in reverse, with a lap around the lake, we had Ben Deakin and Jack Hodkinson running, this being Ben’s début JCB 5 mile race, and coming in 55th place, in a time of 37:31, and Jack 83rd finishing in a time of 39:52. There were a total of 220 runners. Well done to both Ben and Jack for competing in this event, which was once again, a magnificent display from all of the Junior Harriers.

This was to be the last race for Jack Hodkinson running as a Junior as he turned 17 a few weeks afterwards. The Junior coaches would like to thank Jack for his hard work and commitment shown whilst running with the Juniors, and wish him well as he makes the transition in to the seniors.

Saturday, 16th July

Rowley Park, Harriers Games

We had five teams of Juniors (37 in total) competing in these games, and a further five against the adults.

Adult races:-

2016 1 mile PO 100M PO 800 m PO 200m PO 400m PO 3000M PO TOTAL
GROUP A
Phil Hilsdon 5.07 1 2.16 1 26.45 1 3 G
Robbie Gorman 5.31 2 27.21 2 11.24 1 5 S
Craig Harris 5.47 4 13.22 1 11.45 2 7 B
George Hodkinson 13.60 2 2.21 2 27.94 3 7
Ian Hodkinson 5.48.3 6 1.05 1 12.16 3 10
Spencer Holland 5.40 3 2.35.28 3 30.02 5 11
Ben Deakin 5.48 5 2.35.53 4 1.08 2 11
Richard Quine 14.44 4 2.37 5 28.65 4 13
Jim Smith 2.41 6 30.76 6 1.11.20 3 15
William Branson 6.04.78 8 14.15 3 1.33 5 16
Ian Heath 6.35 9 2.44 7 1.11.71 4 20
Michelle Fox 6.04 7 2.44.89 8 32.27 7 22
GROUP B
Joe Turton 13.77 1 2.40 1 1.08 1 3 G
Ben Cook 6.03 1 2.41 2 1.13 4 7 S
Craig Baxter 2.53 5 1.11 3 13.17 1 9 B
Jake Oliver 6.07 3 31.78 1 1.16 6 10
Mark Oliver 6.07.84 4 2.46 4 1.09 2 10
Neil Eisenhauer 6.40.57 5 1.25 7 13.18 2 14
Michael Burton 6.45 6 1.14 5 13.34 3 14
Mark White 6.06 2 2.43 3 DNF 99 104
GROUP C
Nick Beckett 6.27 1 2.46 1 1.10 1 3 G
Amy Oliver 14.78 1 3.20 4 31.09 1 6 S
Mark Deakin 7.06 2 3.08 3 1.20 2 7 B
Mel Deakin 7.15 4 17.25 2 14.33 1 7
David Taylor 7.10 3 3.05 2 1.27 3 8
Gemma Gray 17.46 3 3.38 5 37.78 2 10
JUNIOR GROUP 1
Matthew Black 6.26 1 33.65 1 1.18 1 3 G
Matthew Hilsdon 6.29 2 35.56 2 1.22 2 6 S
Jack Heath 6.42 3 3.06 1 1.24 3 7 B
Ben Marsh 7.10 4 3.09 2 DNF 99 105
JUNIOR GROUP 2
Alfie Darby 6.15 1 3.02 1 1.23 1 3 G
Ethan Eisenhauer 16.33 2 3.06 2 35.19 2 6 S
James Black 14.88 1 3.20.43 5 33.78 1 7 B
Will Gray 3.10 3 36.58 4 1.28 2 9
Isabelle Beckett 8.06 3 3.20.18 4 36.00 3 10
Caitlyn Saunders 6.40 2 3.37 7 1.30 3 12
Harry Beckett 3.34 6 39.51 5 1.35 4 15
JUNIOR GROUP 3
Lizzy Jasper 14.59 2 2.54 1 1.14 1 4 G
Amber Page 2.57 2 31.03 1 1.18 2 5 S
Chloe Burrows 14.08 1 3.09 5 32.01 2 8 B
Taygen Pike 14.81 3 3.00 3 32.65 3 9
Finn Brown 14.89 4 3.08 4 34.45 4 12
JUNIOR GROUP 4
Sophia Bridgwood 6.49 1 3.13 1 36.69 1 3 G
Oli Bagnall 7.42 2 37.15 2 1.33 2 6 S
Bailey Brown 16.06 1 3.20 2 37.25 3 6 B
Lucy Taylor 16.85 4 3.22 3 1.24 1 8
Rose White 16.60 3 3.27.84 5 1.35 3 11
Emelie Holland 16.34 2 3.36 6 37.45 4 12
Seren Burton 8.39 3 39.45 7 1.45 4 14
Katie Taylor 17.33 6 3.27.33 4 38.38 6 16
Katie Burrows 17.07 5 3.57 7 37.75 5 17
JUNIOR GROUP 5
Willow Heath 16.55 7 3.54.83 5 46.19 9 21
Reece Bridgwood 6.40 1 3.21 1 38.39 1 3 G
Isabelle Harley 15.01 1 3.46 3 40.71 2 6 S
Jo Sandy 7.02 2 3.24 2 43.08 5 9 B
Charlie Darby 9.45 5 3.54.50 4 1.55 2 11
Ned Holland 8.39.3 3 15.40 5 42.27 4 12
Charlotte Cadden 15.21 3 4.02 7 45.08 6 16
Harrison Darby 9.26 4 4.25 9 1.56 3 16
Ewan Sadler 15.32 4 3.56 6 45.33 7 17
Edie White 15.55 6 4.12 8 45.39 8 22
Summer Sadler 17.05 8 4.34 10 51.57 10 28
Tallulah McHugh 15.11 2 42.01 3 1.50 1 6

As usual, all of the Juniors thoroughly enjoyed themselves, especially those who managed to beat the adults, and of course the after games party back at the Cricket Club! The Junior Coaches would like to say a very big thank you to those committee members who were involved in arranging this event.

Thursday, 21st July

Brocton, The Chase, Harriers Handicap race

On what was a warm and muggy evening, we had two Juniors running, Jake Oliver and Matt Bonney. This was Matt’s first Handicap race but ran it very comfortably and appeared to enjoy the course. The race was won by Jake, who received a prize, personal trophy and the honour of keeping the large Handicap trophy for three months. Well done to Jake and Matt.

Tuesday, 26th July

Queen’s Park, Crewe, South Cheshire 5K Series, Race 2 of 3

This was the second of a three part race for Ben Deakin, coming in 69th place, in a time of 22:38. There were 145 finishers.

Wednesday, 27th July

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

We had 29 enthusiastic Juniors running in the Fun Run, the course being based on the smaller loop of the main race. George Hodkinson easily won the race, with Joe Turton being the next Junior Harrier to finish in 3rd place. It is worth mentioning that out of the first ten finishers, six were Junior Harriers, which is an excellent result.

Name
Position
Time
George Hodkinson
1
11:37
Joe Turton
3
12:49
Ben Deakin
4
13:03
Alfie Darby
6
14:00
Kieran Mogey
7
14:09
Matthew Hilsdon
9
14:25
Oliver Patrick
11
14:49
Jack Heath
12
15:00
Murphy Hamilton
13
15:18
Lucas Fraser
14
15:23
Ryan Rowley
18
15:54
Will Gray
19
16:04
Martha Bednall
22
16:25
Isla Fraser
23
16:51
Isabelle Beckett
24
16:56
Caitlin Saunders
25
16:58
Harry Beckett
29
17:44
Oliver Prince
30
17:47
Oliver Bagnall
31
18:04
Emelia Holland
32
18:33
Charlie Darby
33
18:32
Frayer Haycock Hall
34
18:34
Katie Taylor
37
18:47
Lucy Taylor
38
18:54
Rosie Prince
41
19:42
Caitlin Flory
45
20:09
Katie Burrows
46
20:32
Lilia Mogey
51
21:07
Ned Holland
52
21:09

There were 69 finishers.

In the 5 mile race we had two Juniors running, Matt Bonney and Will Sammons, this being Matt’s debut in the Staffs Knot 5 miler. Matt finished in a time of 40:14 and Will 41:20. Well done both!

 

There were 312 finishers in total. A massive well done to all those who took part in the two races.

 

Harrier Games

Saturday 16th July 2016

 

The weather Gods were smiling on us today in our annual senior v junior race off better known as The Harrier Games.

Competitors of which there were a fantastic number raced over distances of 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1 mile & 3000m.

There were some brilliant performances over the afternoon, real photo finish mad dash for the lines and even a few injuries there was that much at stake!!! Juniors Willow Heath & Charlie Darby won the best finish line photo finish/gymnastic tumble award

Then it was back to the Cricket Club for the medal presentations, great Hog Roast and evening entertainment which culminated in a mass game of rounders with a cricket bat. Although I still don’t know who won maybe to be continued???

Thanks to everyone that helped in some way shape or form, without which we couldn’t do it.

And was I the only one that got loads of bites? Feel like I’ve been made a meal out of I’ve got that many.

Many thanks

Darren Mattocks

 

Last Saturday afternoon Stafford Harriers hosted their annual Summer Games at Rowley Park where both the Juniors and Seniors competed together in various events from the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1mile up to 3k on the track. This proved to be a great turnout from the 43 Juniors that competed who provided some very stiff competition for the Seniors, which in true tradition saw them get thoroughly beaten! All that took part had a great time and the events served as excellent experience towards their training. Afterwards the celebrations continued at Stafford Cricket Club where the presentations took place, together with a hog roast and bouncy castle. Well done to all who competed in the events.

 

 

Senior Group 1:-

Robbie Gorman 2nd

 

Senior Group 2:-

Joe Turton 1st

Ben Cook 2nd

 

Mark Oliver

 

Shugborough Relays

Wednesday 6th July 2016

 

 

Well done to all those Juniors who ran at Shugborough last night, you all did brilliant. We hope you enjoyed the event and look forward to seeing your race times.

 

 

 

 

 

Stone St Michael’s Junior Relays

 

16/6/16

 

We had 23 Juniors running as five teams in this local event, and they dominated the race given there was just one more team competing, who were from St Michael’s school. The teams comprised of five people, 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. Team 1 were the first to finish and did so in a fantastic combined time of 36 minutes and 51 seconds. Well done all! The five teams were:-

 

Team 1:-

Name
Leg
Ben Deakin
1
Jake Oliver
2
Matt Bonney
3
Will Buckley
4
George Hodkinson
5

Finishing Position: 1st

 

 

 

Team 2:-

Name
Leg
James Black
1
Robert Gray
2
Robert Gray
3
Taygen Pike
4
Taygen Pike
5

Finishing Position: 3rd

 

Due to several last minute drop outs, Taygen Pike and Robert Grey found themselves running two legs each, so a big well done to them.

 

 

Team 3:-

Name
Leg
Amber Page
1
Ellie Withington
2
Chloe Burrows
3
Evie Whyte
4
Olivia Black
5

Finishing Position: 4th

 

 

Team 4:-

Name
Leg
Matthew Black
1
Alfie Darby
2
Katie Burrows
3
Jess Locke
4
Matthew Hilsdon
5

Finishing Position: 2nd

 

 

 

Team 5:-

 

Name
Leg
Caitlin Saunders
1
Isla Fraser
2
Will Gray
3
Martha Bednall
4
Freya Haycock-Hall
5

Finishing Position: 5th

 

 

 

Congratulations to all those who ran in this event, for putting in a fantastic effort and achieving some great results!

 

The Junior Coaches would like to thank all of the adults who helped out with the organisation and transport of the Juniors to their various Changeover points.

 






5K Time Trial

8/6/16

 

Thanks to all those who ran the 5K Time Trials at Castlefields on Wednesday, here are the results. As before, we have included previous times and will add to this the September results so you can track your progress.

 

First Name
Surname
29-Apr-15
08-Jul-15
09-Sep-15
20-Apr-16
08-Jun-16
Will
Salmons
19.51
20.55
19:06
19:57
Robert
Motram Jones
19.52
Jack
Hodkinson
20.43
22.48
Ewan
Jackson
20.48
Liam
Duggan
20.57
21.25
20:31
21:17
Adam
Morris
21.05
Hannah
Talbot
21.08
Mark
Oliver
21.12
Jake
Oliver
22.36
23.06
23.45
22:29
22:46
Chris
Elsley
22.41
23.05
22.23
21:20
21:40
Gabby
Lufton
23.32
23.26
25.49
Ali
Morgan
23.39
Kieron
Mogey
23.42
27.45
25.56
24:17
24:25
Nigel
Smith
23.46
Chris
McCrady
23.47
Matthew
Hilsdon
23.48
24.10
Alan
Jones
23.50
23.33
Libby
Gonsalves
23.58
Craig
Baxter
24.02
22:20
Steve
McHugh
24.08
Ben
Deakin
24.18
23.05
24.10
21:25
21:50
Harry
Dale
24.49
Robert
Gray
24.49
23.52
24.08
23:34
Amy
Oliver
25.01
27.30
Mel
Deakin
25.17
25.44
26.10
24:25
24:43
Sarah
Johnson
26.41
Lucy
Payne
27.28
Helen
Underwood
29.01
32.00
Ellie
Smith (Blue)
29.01
Rachel
Darby
29.12
David
Plant
29.33
28.40
Louise
Morgan
29.55
Karen
Hilsdon
30.26
30.21
Cathy
Behan
30.39
Amanda
Pearce
30.59
29.55
30.42
29:36
Anabel
Evans
30.59
Lindsay
Ashforth
31.59
33.16
Angie
Charlesworth
32.01
33.02
Chantel
Sandford
32.10
Gemma
Gray
32.11
Debbie
Garcia
32.27
Sarah
Gray
32.52
34.15
35:12
Ian
Williams
21.00
George
Hodkinson
22.47
Beth
Darke
23.30
Taygen
Pike
24.21
24.13
22:45
24:33
Ollie
Patrick
25.30
Debbie
McDermot
25.32
Olivia
Black
27.36
27.16
27:40
28:54
Ryan
Ashforth
17.52
Spencer
Holland
20.32
Robbie
Gorman
21.18
19:19
20:03
Michelle
Fox
21.19
Dave
Payling
21.26
Jim
Smith
21.30
22:27
21:39
Chris
Owen
22.00
Evan
Davies-Fuller
22.30
Matt
Bonney
22.52
19:48
20:09
Mark
Deakin
25.17
27:15
Nathan
Hine
25.40
Jane
Bisiker
26.11
James
Black
29.41
Polly
Pye
30.09
Julie
Mogey
30.30
Cieron
Coghlan
32.48
Matthew
Black
33.09
23:39
23:20
Ben
Cook
21:10
21:35
Ben
Jones
22:11
22:04
Nick
Beckett
23:53
23:23
Chloe
Burrows
25:12
26:59
Ruth
Edwards
25:37
Faye
Codack
27:58
Heather
Bennett
27:59
Harry
Beckett
29:41
32:09
Jenni
Beckett
30:51
30:08
Isabelle
Beckett
31:04
31:25
Michelle
Evans
32:29
32:23
Katie
Burrows
34:26
Tracey
Burrows
34:27
Ian
Heath
20:45
Kian
Arnott
22:05
Jack
Heath
23:52
Will
Gray
25:32
Natalie
Boswell
26:36
Paula
Roderich
26:52
Danny
Stevens
28:10
Ellie
Withington
28:55
Charlotte
Reeves
29:23

 

Junior Section Report for May 2016

 

Sunday, 1st May

Uttoxeter Race Course Fun Run

We had just two Juniors running in this race, Matthew Hilsdon and Ben Deakin, both finishing first in their age category which was U13, 9:33 and U15, 8:34 respectively. Ben finished overall in 3rd place and Matthew 8th, out of a field of 54 runners. A massive well done to both!

Saturday, 7th May

Cannock Chase 1K Fun Run

On what was a rather hot day, brother and sister Sophia and Reece Bridgwood ran in this race, along with their friend Joe Sandy. Sophia finished in first place, Joe second and Reece fourth, so a massive well done to them!

Sunday, 8th May

Market Drayton 1.3 mile Fun Run

On yet another warm, sunny day, and prior to the 10K road race, we had 3 Junior Harriers running in the Fun Run, as follows.

Category Aged 11 – 12, 1.3 miles
Name Position Time
Jake Oliver 2 None published

 

Category Aged 13 – 14, 1.3 miles
Name Position Time
George Hodkinson 1 None published
Ben Deakin 4 None published

Jake and George both received a prize comprising a technical T-shirt, drinking bottle and a draw-string bag, as well as a certificate. A big well done to Jake, George and Ben for running in this race.

In the 10K road race, of which there were 2161 that finished, we had three Juniors running, Amy Oliver, Jack Hodkinson and Kieron Mogey. This was to be Amy’s last race representing the Juniors, as she had recently turned 17 meaning going forward she will be running as part of the Senior Team. Times as follows:-

Category Aged 15+ 10K Road Race
Name Position Time
Jack Hodkinson 281 45:54
Kieron Mogey 572 51:48
Amy Oliver 1371 1:02:30

Well done to Amy, Jack and Kieron. The Junior Coaches would like to thank Amy for representing the Club in the numerous races in which she has competed, and wish her the very best with her running career and hope she continues to enjoy participating in the future as a Senior member.

Wednesday, 11th & 18th May

Schools Athletics Championships, Rowley Park

We had eight Juniors representing their schools in a variety of events from 100m up to 1500m, and included George Hodkinson, Robbie Gorman, Kian Arnott, Jake Oliver, Jacob ?, Taygen Pike, Chloe Burrows and Ben Deakin. Well done to all that competed in these events.

Saturday, 14th May

Telford Park Run, 5K

Isobelle and Harry Beckett ran in this race, both finishing in a time of 36:00 minutes. Well done to both of them.

Sunday, 15th May

Chasewater 10K

Harry Beckett was the only Junior to be running in this race, finishing in a respectable time of 1:03:00, given he had ran the day before. This was likely to be Harry’s first 10K race so well done and we hope you enjoyed the experience!

Sunday, 22nd May

Donna Louise 5K Fun Run, Trentham Gardens

On a warm and sunny morning we had three Juniors running in this race, Matthew Hilsdon, Ben Deakin and Jake Oliver, the course being on the paths around the lake, through the Italian Gardens and up a gradual slope, which formed one lap of the main 10K event. All three Juniors had a good race and enjoyed the event.

Brathay Trust 3K Fun Run, Lake Windermere

Meanwhile, 136 miles up the M6 we had Jack and George Hodkinson running in this event, whilst their Dad was running the Marathon, both coming in second place for their respective age categories. Unfortunately due to a marshalling error, George was directed the wrong way, which meant he had to work particularly hard to catch up lost time. There is a good chance he may have come first had this not occurred.

A big well done to all the Juniors who ran in these two events.

 

Donna Louise 5K Fun Run

22/5/16

 

 

The Donna Louise race on Sunday 22nd May started with very hot conditions. I was looking forward to this race as the Fun Run was a reasonable distance. This race was also for a very good charity making the race a fun one to do. The Fun Run started 5 minutes after the 10K race so therefore the 5K and the 10K runners didn’t get mixed up. However, it was only about 5-10 minutes before I started catching up with the 10K runners. I managed to catch up with my Mum and Sister just before I went to finish and I think it was them who made me push to the finish.

 

The route was great and the scenery was beautiful with many different views. Not long after we started we came across a small forest which was great because there was lots of shade. We then came out and ran around a lake. After running round the lake we made our way into the Italian Gardens which I recognised because we walked that way from the car before – I knew there was not long to go. At this point, I didn’t realise we had to go up such a steep hill. As I made my way up that hill I knew we had to go down hill after that because I could see the finish! It was then at this point I ran up behind my Mum and Amy and they told me I was doing great and there was not long to go. After they said that, I put a spurt on for the final stretch. I had finally finished!

 

Overall, the Donna Louise run is definitely a run to do as it is for a good charity and the scenery is spectacular. I am certainly doing that run again!

 

 

Jake Oliver

 

Market Drayton 1.3 mile Fun Run

8/5/16

 

On what was a very warm and sunny day, and prior to the 10K road race, we had 3 Junior Harriers running in the fun run, as follows.

 

Category Aged 11 – 12, 1.3 miles
Name Position Time
Jake Oliver 2 None published

 

Category Aged 13 – 14, 1.3 miles
Name Position Time
George Hodkinson 1 None published
Ben Deakin 4 None published

 

Jake and George both received a prize comprising a technical T-shirt, drinking bottle and a draw-string bag, as well as a certificate. A big well done to Jake, George and Ben for running in this race.

 

In the 10K road race, of which there were 2161 that finished, we had three Juniors running, Amy Oliver, Jack Hodkinson and Kieron Mogey. This was to be Amy’s last race representing the Juniors, as she had recently turned 17 meaning going forward she will be running as part of the Senior Team.

Times as follows:-

Category Aged 15+ 10K Road Race
Name Position Time
Jack Hodkinson 281 45:54
Kieron Mogey 572 51:48
Amy Oliver 1371 1:02:30

 

Well done to Amy, Jack and Kieron. The Junior Coaches would like to thank Amy for representing the Club in the numerous races in which she has competed, and wish her the very best with her running career and hope she continues to enjoy participating in future races as a Senior member.

 

 

Uttoxeter Junior Races

1/5/16

 

 

Winner Josh Orme Herbert Ivanhoe Runners 8:16

 

 

StaffordHarriers:

3rd Ben Deakin 8:34

8th Matthew Hilsdon 9:33

Both Ben and Matthew got a trophy for winning their age category.

54 runners took part.

5K Time Trial

 

“Thanks to all those who ran the 5K Time Trials at Castlefields on Wednesday 20/4/16, here are the results. We have included last year’s times and will add to this the July and September results so you can track your progress.”

 

First Name
Surname
29-Apr-15
08-Jul-15
09-Sep-15
20-Apr-16
Will
Salmons
19.51
20.55
19:06
Robert
Motram Jones
19.52
Jack
Hodkinson
20.43
22.48
Ewan
Jackson
20.48
Liam
Duggan
20.57
21.25
20:31
Adam
Morris
21.05
Hannah
Talbot
21.08
Mark
Oliver
21.12
Jake
Oliver
22.36
23.06
23.45
22:29
Chris
Elsely
22.41
23.05
22.23
21:20
Gabby
Lufton
23.32
23.26
25.49
Ali
Morgan
23.39
Kieron
Mogey
23.42
27.45
25.56
24:17
Nigel
Smith
23.46
Chris
McCrady
23.47
Matthew
Hilsdon
23.48
24.10
Alan
Jones
23.50
23.33
Libby
Gonsalves
23.58
Craig
Baxter
24.02
22:20
Steve
McHugh
24.08
Ben
Deakin
24.18
23.05
24.10
21:25
Harry
Dale
24.49
Robert
Gray
24.49
23.52
24.08
Amy
Oliver
25.01
27.30
Mel
Deakin
25.17
25.44
26.10
24:25
Sarah
Johnson
26.41
Lucy
Payne
27.28
Helen
Underwood
29.01
32.00
Ellie
Smith (Blue)
29.01
Rachel
Darby
29.12
David
Plant
29.33
28.40
Louise
Morgan
29.55
Karen
Hilsdon
30.26
30.21
Cathy
Behan
30.39
Amanda
Pearce
30.59
29.55
30.42
29:36
Anabel
Evans
30.59
Lindsay
Ashforth
31.59
33.16
Angie
Charlesworth
32.01
33.02
Chantel
Sandford
32.10
Gemma
Gray
32.11
Debbie
Garcia
32.27
Sarah
Gray
32.52
34.15
Ian
Williams
21.00
George
Hodkinson
22.47
Beth
Darke
23.30
Taygen
Pike
24.21
24.13
22:45
Ollie
Patrick
25.30
Debbie
McDermot
25.32
Olivia
Black
27.36
27.16
27:40
Ryan
Ashforth
17.52
Spencer
Holland
20.32
Robbie
Gorman
21.18
19:19
Michelle
Fox
21.19
Dave
Payling
21.26
Jim
Smith
21.30
22:27
Chris
Owen
22.00
Evan
Davies-Fuller
22.30
Matt
Bonney
22.52
19:48
Mark
Deakin
25.17
Nathan
Hine
25.40
Jane
Bisiker
26.11
James
Black
29.41
Polly
Pye
30.09
Julie
Mogey
30.30
Cieron
Coghlan
32.48
Matthew
Black
33.09
23:39
Ben
Cook
21:10
Ben
Jones
22:11
Nick
Beckett
23:53
Chloe
Burrows
25:12
Ruth
Edwards
25:37
Faye
Codack
27:58
Heather
Bennett
27:59
Harry
Beckett
29:41
Jenny
Beckett
30:51
Isabelle
Beckett
31:04
Michelle
Evans
32:29
Katie
Burrows
34:26
Tracey
Burrows
34:27

 

Junior Section Report for March 2016

 

 

 

Fradley 2K Fun Run

Sunday, 13th March

Ben Deakin was the only Junior Harrier to compete in this race, finishing in first place in a time of 7:06, and received £5 prize money for his great achievement. There were 43 finishers. A massive well done to Ben!

 

Staffordshire Athletics Network 4 x 1 mile Relays, Rowley Park

Saturday, 19th March

We had 30 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 Girls
Name
Leg
Time
Freya Haycock-Hall
1
7:48
Isla Fraser
2
8:43
Caitlin Saunders
3
8:51
Rose White
4
8:31
total time: 33:53

 

Category Under 15 Girls
Name Leg Time
Chloe Burrows 1 7:41
Lizzie Jasper 2 7:39
Ellie Withington 3 8:02
Taygen Pike 4 6:58
2nd Place U15’s Girls Team total time: 30:20

 

Category Under 11 Boys
Name Leg Time
Joe Cronshaw 1 7:09
Matthew Hilsdon 2 7:53
Alfie Darby 3 7:30
Harry Beckett 4 8:36
2nd Place U11’s Boys Team total time: 31:08

 

 

Category Under 13 Boys
Name Leg Time
Jake Oliver 1 6:48
Lucas Fraser 2 7:11
Ben Cook 3 6:41
Harrison Rogers 4 7:07
total time: 27:47

 

Category Under 15 Boys
Name Leg Time
Matt Bonney 1 6:01
Ben Deakin 2 6:37
Matt Soanes 3 7:06
George Hodkinson 4 5:49
1st Place U15’s Boys Team total time: 25:33

 

Category Under 11 Mixed
Name Leg Time
Isabelle Beckett 1 8:36
Harrison Darby 2 10:06
Joe Sandy 3 8:46
Freya Haycock-Hall 4 8:18
total time: 35:46

 

Category Under 13 Mixed
Name Leg Time
Jess Locke 1 8:10
Katie Burrows 2 9:49
Jake Oliver 3 6:53
Robert Gray 4 7:33
total time: 32:25

 

 

Category Under 17 Mixed
Name Leg Time
Will Sammons 1 5:55
Amy Oliver 2 7:35
Tom Deakin 3 7:52
Lauran Bullock 4 9:32
total time: 30:54

 

A big well done to the Under 15 Boys for coming first place in their age group, and to the Under 11 Boys & Under 15 Girls for coming second place. All were presented with certificates and in addition, the Under 15 Boys with medals.

 

 

Stafford Half Marathon Fun Run

Sunday, 20th March

We had a number of juniors running on home soil, soaking up the race atmosphere, including George Hodkinson, Matt Soanes, Jake Oliver, Matthew Hilsdon, Taygen Pike, Chloe Burrows, Ellie Withington, Isobel and Harry Beckett, Reece Bridgwood, and Ben Deakin. Apologies if I have missed anyone out. All that took part had a thoroughly good time, each receiving a medal at the end. Ben came in third place. Well done to all that ran in this event.

 

 

The Chasewater Easter Egg 5K

Sunday, 27th March

We had two Juniors running in this race, Matt Bonney and Ben Deakin, in somewhat windy conditions, both finishing in very respectable positions. Matt was the first Junior home, in 2nd place and very close behind the leader, in a time of 20:05 and Ben in 6th place, in a time of 22:08, both achieving PB’s over the given distance. There were 114 finishers. A big well done to Matt and Ben for representing the Club in this event and for achieving some very commendable times and finishing positions.

 

 

Primary Schools District Cross Country Championships

We’ve had several Juniors representing their various schools, at the Stone and Stafford Schools Partnership Cross Country events (4 races held at Birches Valley, Marquis Drive, Shugborough and Stone Common). Of those we know about were Joe Cronshaw and Sophia Bridgewood who ran in all four events, so well done to both of them!

We also had Isabelle and Harry Beckett representing their schools at Penkridge, so well done to them too!

 

Staffordshire Athletic Network Relays

19/3/16

 

 

We had 31 Juniors running in the 4 x 1 mile relay event at Rowley Park on Saturday 19th March, all performing very well, with three of the eight teams being awarded certificates and medals for their achievement, as per below:-

 

Under 11 Boys – Second Place

Joe Cronshaw

Matthew Hilsdon

Alfie Darby

Harry Beckett

 

Under 15 Girls – Second Place

Chloe Burrows

Lizzie Jasper

Ellie Withington

Taygen Pike

 

Under 15 Boys – First Place

Matt Bonney

Ben Deakin

Matt Soanes

George Hodkinson

 

All those that took part in this event did really well, and the Junior Coaches would like to pass on their congratulations. Thanks to the Staffordshire Athletics Network for organising this popular event, and to the parents and others that helped out. As yet, there have been no official results published, but we will let you know once they are available.

Junior Section Report for February 2016

 

Saturday, 6th February

County Schools Cross Country Championships, Staffordshire University, Leek Road Campus
We had just two Juniors competing in these races, Taygen Pike in the U15 Girls, finishing in 23rd place and Robbie Gorman finishing in 13th place in the Under 15 Boys. Well done to both of them!

 

Saturday, 27th February

English National Cross Country Championships, Donnington Park
We had twelve Juniors running in this prestigious event, who were competing against some of the top young athletes in the country. The course is set in the grounds of Donnington Park, close to the motor racing track, and also East Midlands Airport.

Category Under 13 Boys (3K) – 400 finishers

Name
Position
Time
Jake Oliver
368
16:46
Ben Cook
379
16:57

 

Category Under 15 Boys (4.5K) – 367 finishers

Name
Position
Time
George Hodkinson
252
19:58
Matt Bonney
295
20:42
Ben Deakin
335
21:48

 

Category Under 15 Girls (4K) – 354 finishers

Name
Position
Time
Taygen Pike
311
21:50
Chloe Burrows
339
23:42
Ellie Withington
351
26:51
Olivia Black
352
27:36
Evie Whyte
353
27:53

Regrettably, Lauren Bullock had to pull out of the U15 girls race due to feeling unwell.

The girls finished in 33rd place in the Team Results. Well done!

 

Category Under 17 Men (6K) – 243 finishers

Name
Position
Time
Kiaren Mogey
243
31:12

All of the Juniors did really well, having learnt a lot from the experience, and most importantly, they enjoyed the event (especially the icecreams and pies in the pub on the way home). A very big well done to all those who ran in this event.

Sunday, 28th February

Action Heart 5, Dudley
Jack Hodkinson was once again the only Junior running in this event, which started and finished at Russells Hall Hospital. Jack had a good race, finishing in a time of 36:50, and in 63rd place. There were 380 finishers. Well done Jack!

Park Runs
Ben Deakin ran in one of the Cambridge Park Runs during February, finishing in 3rd place out of 101 runners, and in a time of 8:10. A big well done to Ben!

 

 

 

 

Here are a couple of photos from Donington Park


Midland Area Cross Country Championships

29/1/16

 

Despite the late change in venue, there was still a good turn out of Stafford Harriers when the Midland Cross Country Championships took place at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on Saturday.

 

The course was laid out on the beautiful parkland area in front of an imposing old hall and although the sun was shining, there was lots of sticky mud for runners to tackle and – in some cases – lose acquaintance with their shoes!

 

Harrier’s members featured in six races, with team results achieved in both the men’s and women’s senior races as well as the U15 boys.

 

Amy Oliver (47th) was the sole Harrier in the Girls U17 race while it was a similar story for brother Jake (81st) in the Boys U13 event.

 

The U15 girls had Taygen Pike, Chloe Burrows and Olivia Black featuring but lacked the fourth runner needed to achieve a team position.

 

The U15 boys managed to field enough runners, the team of George Hodkinson, Robbie Gorman, Matt Bonney, Ben Deakin and Kian Arnott finishing 7th in their category.

 

 

 

Junior Section Report for January 2016

 

Friday, 1st January

Vernon’s New Year’s Day Bare Wrist 5 miler

 

We had seven juniors who braved the somewhat flooded conditions along the disused railway track,

on New Year’s Day, all of which put in a great performance.

 

Category
N/A
Name
Position
Pre Time
Act Time
Diff
Jack Hodkinson
1
40:23
40:22
-00:01
Jake Oliver
35
38:41
39:24
00:43
Taygen Pike
38
42:00
42:50
00:50
Ben Deakin
45
37:50
38:48
00:58
George Hodkinson
70
33:58
35:39
01:41
Hannah Talbot
107
42:21
46:15
03:54
Chloe Burrows
108
51:00
46:42
-04:18

 

Jack Hodkinson actually won the race and took away a cash prize, by predicting his time to within

one second of his actual – well done Jack!

 

Saturday, 9th January

Staffordshire County Cross Country Championships, Sandwell Park Farm

We had twelve juniors turn out on a rainy and cold day to participate against some quite stiff

competition.

 

Category
Under 13 Boys
Name
Position
Time
Jake Oliver
27
12:49
Mark Leigh
32
13:20
Ben Cook
34
13:36

There were 35 runners in total.

Category
Under 15 Girls
Name
Position
Time
Taygen Pike
25
20:07
Chloe Burrows
31
22:44
Lizzie Jasper
32
22:47
Olivia Black
34
25:05

There were 34 runners in total.

 

 

Category
Under 15 Boys
Name
Position
Time
Matt Bonney
14
16:57
Kian Arnott
19
18:22
Ben Deakin
21
18:57

There were 21 runners in total.

Category
Under 17 Women
Name
Position
Time
Amy Oliver
15
33:27

There were 15 runners in total.

Category
Under 17 Men
Name
Position
Time
Kieran Mogey
14
32:42

There were 14 runners in total.

 

Saturday, 30th January

Midlands Counties Cross Country Championships, Prestwold Hall, Loughborough

We had ten juniors running on a sunny but cold and windy day. The venue had been

changed only a few days before as Stafford Common was deemed too wet for the Championships

to be held there. The course was laid out on the beautiful parkland area, part of which was in

front of the imposing old hall and as always, there was lots of sticky mud for some of the

Juniors to lose their running shoes in! Everyone seemed to enjoy the experience, and run very well

in their races, in what was a very challenging field of some of the Midlands best athletes.

 

Category
Under 13 Boys, 3k
Name
Position
Time
Jake Oliver
81
16:22

 

There were 99 finishers in total.

 

Category
Under 15 Girls, 4k
Name
Position
Time
Taygen Pike
71
23:59
Chloe Burrows
86
28:20
Olivia Black
87
Not recorded

 

There were 87 finishers in total.

 

 

 

Category
Under 15 Boys, 4k
Name
Position
Time
George Hodkinson
51
20:41
Robbie Gorman
56
20:53
Matt Bonney
65
21:27
Ben Deakin
69
22:22
Kian Arnott
70
22:23

 

There were 74 finishers in total.

 

 

Category
Under 17 Girls, 5k
Name
Position
Time
Amy Oliver
47
32:17

 

There were 47 finishers in total.

 

A massive well done to all who took part in this event.