English Schools Fell Running Championship
A smiling Clara taking the yr 7 title
Seven CVRF junior members represented their schools at the prestigious 13th English Schools Fell Running Championships held on 26th September 2021 at Sedbergh School Cumbria. Fell runners from across the country competed in this keenly contested championship race. The course including a challenging steep ascent were runners could be seen winding up the open fell above Sedbergh.
Clare McKee (Calder High) ran a fantastic race and stormed into first place winning both the Year 7 and Year 7 girls race. Joseph Stone (Ryburn School) came 10th Noah de Wit (Calder High) came 39th and Ted Parker (Ryburn School) came 71st in the Year 7 race.
Thomas McKee came in 13th and Wynn Standish came 62nd in a competitive field of 131 runners in the year 8/9 race. Year 11/12 saw James Aitken have a solid run.
The prizes were presented by well-known fell runner Nicky Spinks.
– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: tim brooks
On a scorching hot summer’s day 89 seniors and 129 juniors took part in this year’s Cracoe Fell Race last Sunday. The race has a deceptively gentle start through fields with a trailer and wall to climb over, then the going becomes rough with ditches and tussocks to negotiate followed by a final short steep climb to the pinnacle, before returning to the start. All in 2.6 miles.
Leap of faith
After racing in the FRA English Championships the day before, Calder’s James Logue won 1st V50 and 10th overall in 24:41. CVFR club captain, Shaun Godsman was 4th in 23:10 behind winner, Simon Bailey (Mercia), Ted Mason (Wharfdale) and Brian Pennington (Howgills).
Harry, Leo & Lottie enjoying a well earned ice cream
Calder’s Harry Cliff got an excellent win in the highly competitive u12’s race beating Harry Carter of Ilkley by just 2 seconds. Leo Hackett also did well coming 12th. Harry’s sister, Lottie came 4th in the u9 girls race. James’s son, Euan was 8th in the u17 race.
– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: TIM BROOKS