And they’re off
At the local Shepherds Skyline fell race from Lumbutts in Tod there were some excellent results from our Calder Valley Juniors. The races are great as they go out onto the open fell with some of the older kids climbing what is known as “The Wall” which is a steep grassy banking. All kids are guaranteed to get muddy but that’s part of the fun of the fells. Ishbel Symington had a fabulous run and took 1st place in the girls U9s with her team mates Holly Cotterill placing 8th and Eliza Anderson in 9th. Harry Cliffe took 3rd place in a competitive field in the U11s with Rowan Cotterill having a good run placing 6th. Noah De Wit was 2nd boy in the U13s with the ever consistent Ted Parker taking 7th. Third place for Wynne Standish in the U15s with Euan Logue was 1st in the U17s and James Aitken in 3rd.
Lakeland Trails Helvellyn 5k
Di with her daughter Emilia
Calder Valley’s, Emilia Wright, was 2nd Lady and 8th overall (96 runners) in the Lakeland Trails Helvellyn 5k race in a time of 26mins 12s. An amazing result for a 16 year old!!! It was an on and off road race in the Helvellyn foothills from Glenridding. Weather conditions were typical for the Lake District in November – strong winds and heavy rain.
– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: tim brooks
Some juniors were in action in the Great Whernside fell race near Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales which incorporated the Yorkshire. Fantastic routes out on the beautiful scenic fells. As always, they did the club proud.
Joe looking very chuffed with his run to get a Yorkshire medal
Under 9s – 40 m ascent – Ishbel Symington 1st girl, 4min 20sec
Under 11s – 1km with 80m ascent – Mani Kaler 3rd boy, 7min 12sec
Under 13s – 1.8km with 130m ascent – Joe Stone 3rd boy and Yorkshire Bronze Medal Winner in 9min 48sec and Ted Parker 10th boy in 12min 40secs
Mani looking good on the climb
Yorkshire Medals only awarded for under 13s upwards but our younger juniors enjoyed the thrill of receiving their prizes.
– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: keith hutson
Calder Valley Fell Runners – 11th October
Closer to home and in far more pleasant conditions, Sunday 8th October, saw a group of red & white hooped runners enjoying the Autumnal sunshine around Brontë Country at the well-organised Within’s Skyline fell race. The 6.2-mile race, with its 820ft of ascent, takes in a steep climb and plenty of bogs, as racers slog up to Top Withins, before enjoying some fast downhill trails back to Penistone Hill, via the famous Brontë Bridge.
Our amazingly talented juniors – photo courtesy of Woodentops
Whilst provisional results had yet to be published on going to press, this year, Phil Wells was the first CVFR over the line in 22nd place overall. He was followed Tristan Watson in 52nd place, with veteran runners Andrew Davies & Anthony Costello respectively 63rd & 74th overall, & Andy Smith the fifth CVFR to complete the course in 120th place overall.
– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: catherine jones