Juniors faster than any bunnies

Calder Valley Fell Runners – 11 April 2022

Bunny Run 1

It was a blustery evening in Haworth for the return of the Bunny Runs on Tuesday the 5th April, having last been run in 2019.  Famous for it’s bountiful of chocolate prizes 163 Juniors and Seniors set off on the 2.7 mile circuit around Penistone Hill.  It was the first in a series of 4 races held over the same course on consecutive weeks around Easter.

Clara working hard to hold of Cam

Overall winner of the night was Jack Cummings of Ilkley Harriers in a time of 15.52, with Rebecca Flaherty of Bingley going on to claim the overall ladies title in a time of 17.28.

Thomas running hard to the end

Calder Valley Fell Runners’ juniors trounced the seniors on the night.  Despite only turning 12 on 1st April, Calder Valley’s Clara McKee is no April fool. She was 3rd lady behind Rebecca Flaherty and under 17 Amelie Lane of Wharfedale. There’s no under 13 classification at the Bunny Run so she was in the under 15s. It makes her run absolutely amazing. Her brother Thomas had a fabulous run coming 3rd under 15 and only a few seconds behind Elijah Peers Webb who is an under 19. Wynn Standish said he had his best race result ever.

Must have been the mash potatoes that Trudi (Clara and Thomas’s mum) cooked before the race.  This family surely must be in contention for the fastest family prize at the Bunny Run Relay on the 26th April.