Juniors “Nab” important points for club championships

Speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil ... James, William and Patrick with their prizes

Speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil … James, William and Patrick with their prizes

Well thing are certainly hotting up in the Calder Valley junior championships with important points at stake as the kids lined up to race at West Nab, hosted by Holmfirth Harriers in Melham. In the under 8s who were the first on the fells was Ollie Pickens in a great 6th place in a time of 4mins 28 secs just 49 seconds off the winner.

5 of our under 10s set off with Patrick Casey showing again that he is a great competitor taking the win in 10mins 40secs. Working hard and just a minute later was Charlie Pickens taking 4th place. 11th place was George McFie 12mins 22secs, 16th place Ben Hodgkinson 13mins 30secs, 19th place and 5th girls was Matilda Baldaro 14mins 24secs and 20th place Connor Glyde in 14mins 41secs.

Red and white hoops rule ok

Red and white hoops rule ok

Amazing to see so many red and whites in the under 12s with 10 taking to the fells. Another 1st place for CVFR with James Duffy showing his class in 17mins 39secs. An ever improving William Hall was close on his heels in 2nd place and only 6secs separated them at the finish line. Another closely fought contest was between Joseph Hobbs in 6th place in 19mins 21secs and charging down to the finish to try and catch him was Alex Duffield only 4secs later in 7th place. Another 5 seconds back was Farrell Brown in 8th place. That was a great battle for club championship points lads. In 9th place and 2nd girl was the ever consistent Beth Blacker in a time of 20mins 51secs. 4th girl home and in 12th overall was Maya Brunt in 22mins 51secs beating team mate Joshua Holmes, who was 13th, by 2 secs. Working hard was Ruby McFie in 19th place in 24mins 20secs.


Daisy on her way to winning

In the under 14s it was great to see Daisy Holmes racing and taking 1st girl and 5th overall in a time of 24mins 59secs. Well done a great result. Unfortunately Lucas Greenwood got pushed over by another runner and couldn’t carry on with the race due to his injuries. Not very sportsman like at all!!!


Photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/110439573756197443848/6289364900601986465#


Results 2016 here

Future Champs race hard at Malham

In the Limestone Dales at Malham, where caves go deep and Malham Cove rises high, the future stars of fell running took part in the 3rd English championship races. First off at Kirby Malham was our youngsters in the under 8s category with recent recruit Thomas McKee placing 12th in 5mins 16sec. Wynn Standish is making steady improvements in his running and was just under 1 min behind Thomas as he took 30th spot.

Malhamu10s_3The under 10s got off to a speedy start with Patrick Casey placing 6th in 8mins 9sec. Charlie Pickens sneaked into the top 20 with a fine 18th place in a time of 8mins 33secs. He had to give it his all as George McFie was hot on his fell shoes coming 5 seconds behind him in 23rd place. Good consistent running saw Tom Owen in 52nd place in 9mins 38secs, Fearne Hanson in 56th place in 9mins 52 secs and Ben Hodgkinson 64th in a time of 10mins 21secs.

It was a blur of red and white as the under 12s set off at a right lick and with only 28 seconds separating the first four Calder back it’s a good job they didn’t hang around. James Duffy took the spoils placing 6th in 10mins 55secs. Only 5 seconds later was William Hall in 8th then a further 5 seconds after him was Billy Blacker in 12th place. Eilo Beesley was only 13 seconds behind Billy in 15th place secuing a time of 11 mins 18secs. If there was team prizes in the junior events we would certainly be scooping them up. Beth Blacker placed a good 52nd and 12th girl in a time of 13mins 1sec. Maya Brunt had one of her best races being only 5 seconds behind Beth and 13th girl on the day. A good run and 74th place and 27th girl for Ruby McFie in 15mins 22 secs.

Malhamu14s_4Lucas Greenwood was again the sole representative in the under 14s and ran well to take 42nd place in this tough age category in a time of 16mins 33secs. Unlucky for some but not for Matt Murray’s 13th place in the under 18s in a time of 31mins 3secs

Casey and Denton medal in Yorkshire Champs

HawkswickThe beautiful, tranquill setting of Hawkswick in Littondale in the Yorkshire Dales wasn’t so quiet when the young fell runners of the future descended to run in their next championship race. This was also a Yorkshire Championships race.

PatrickHe’s Yorkshire Gold is bright young star Patrick Casey taking 1st place in the under 10s showing that he is one of the best for his age in the country in a time of 8mins 18secs. Charlie Pickens also sneaked into the top 10 with a fine performance to take 9th pace in 9mins exactly. Good runs also from George McFie in 15th only 15seconds behind Charlie. You’ll get him next time George!!!. 44th place was Tom Owen 10mins 50secs, 47th and 9th girl Matilda Baldaro 10mins 39secs, 51st and 12th girls and only 11 seconds behind Matilda wasFearne Hanson and 55th place Ben Hodgkinson 11mins 4secs. The hotly contested under 12s saw excellent runs with kids pushing each other all the way for maximum club champs points. James Duffy took the points, in a time of 12mins 30secs, placing 13th overall on the day. He was closely followed by Jude Baldaro just 6 secs behind placing 15th overall. Just 6 seconds later there was a right battle with William Hall (17th place) just edging out Eilo Beesley (18th place) with 4 seconds separating them. And even closer titanic battle between Joseph Hobbs (22nd place) and Alex Duffield (23rd place) saw only 2 seconds separate them as they crossed the finish line in 13mins and 13mins 2secs respectively. Leading the girls home was Beth Blacker who was 10th girl and 53rd on the day in 14mins 46 secs. 20th girls home was Maya Brunt who placed 67th overall in a time of 15mins 29 secs closely followed by team mate Ruby McFie in 79th overall in a time of 16 mins 59secs. Lucas Greenwood who is making great improvements was the only one in the under 14s race placing 55th in a time of 14mins 49 secs. One of best runs of the day came from Jack Denton who is making a comeback onto the fell scene after injury problems. Looks like that dodgy ankle did ok on the day as he was an excellent 5th place overall in the under 18s and 3rd Yorkshire lad back he earned himself a bronze medal. Well done to all who raced. You are all stars.

Results here: http://www.wharfedaleharriers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Hawkswick2016_1v0.pdf