Schools Cross Country Finals

The West Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Finals saw hundreds of the fastest off-road runners from schools across the county competing on a tough course at at Temple Newsam in Leeds.

There were a good number of pupils who are junior members of Calder Valley Fell Runners representing Calderdale at the finals.

George McFie in action

Charlie Pickens, George McFie and Tom Owen competed in the year six race. Fearne Hanson and Thomas Mckee were in the year five race. Sam Annison ran in the year four race.

All the Calder Valley Juniors ran well. Thomas Mckee had a particularly good race and has qualified for the national schools cross-country finals which takes place in Leicester next week.

CVFR XC Juniors

Calderdale Primary Schools Cross-Country Finals

Monday, 5th March saw a number of CVFR’s juniors competing in the Calderdale Primary Schools Cross-Country Finals. Whilst results had yet to be officially published at time of going to press, there were some great runs for our younger red & white hoops, racing in their various school colours.

Year 6 girls’ race included notable personal performances from Evelyn Illstone (12th) and Hattie Pope (19th). For the year 6 boys, Charlie Pickens, Georg McFie & Tom Owen all placed in the top 6 (2nd, 5th & 6th respectively), with Leo Illstone also finishing 14th overall.

In the Year 5 races, Thomas Mckee ran a great race to finish 4th, with Finley Canning coming in 22nd boy & Fearne Hanson 14th girl. In the year 4 races, Sam Annison was another CVFR junior to finish in 14th place, with Edward Chrisanthou finishing 28th, and in the year 3, Clara Mckee adding to her other recent impressive results, with 2nd girl.

As the top 10 from boys & girls in each of years 4-6 go through to the West Yorkshire finals this Thursday, more storming runs can be expected from Calder Valley’s juniors. Thomas, Charlie, George and Tom will definitely go through to represent their local area and there is a high likelihood that additional members of CVFR junior boys and girls will also get picked to run in our local colours – Watch this space for more results next week 

Flower scar or Ilkley Moor? or did you do both!!

Calder Juniors had a busy weekend racing and also had put in some great performances in their first Club Championship race of the year at Ilkley Moor.

The muddy conditions did not deter Clara Mckee who easily won the U9s race, beating all the boys, with Harry Cliff claiming 3rd boy. 

The U11s race saw Thomas Mckee come in at 6th and Olivia Falkingbridge at 7th girl. Unfortunately Ollie Pickens and Finley Canning both fell and had to be patched up by first aid but with no lasting damage they left the field smiling. 

Clara McKee – Flying home to win the U9 open race 2018

U13s had Charlie Pickens at 5th with George McFie right behind him and Tom Owen at 11th boy followed in quick succession by Leo Illstone, Hector Droungos and Alfie Hackett. Strong running from Evelyn Illstone and Fearne Hanson saw them come in at 12th and 17th girl. 

Will Hall, in his infancy in the U15s, still managed to come in 3rd with James Duffy right behind him for 4th. Alex Duffield and Elljah Peers-Webb got 9th and 10th boy. Maya Brunt proving she is one to watch got 6th girl with Ruby McFie at 15th. 

George McFie enjoying the muddy conditions at Ilkley moor 2018

Over 200 juniors and over 300 seniors ran at Ilkley, a busy day on the moor.

Next up on the junior club championships is Ambleside’s Todd Cragg race on 25 March.