Just ‘Splashing’

Stanbury Splash

Elijah running well to take 3rd place

Last Sunday some CVRF juniors take on the Quarry Runs at Haworth, gathering in the forsaken quarry at Penistone Hill for the off.  Elijah Peers-Webb ran in the U19s race. After a boggy start he enjoyed the quick romp home in 3rd place. He’s been taking part in the club’s Thursday speed sessions and they seem to have helped as he usually prefers longer distance.

Holly enjoying the downhill

Rowan Cotterill (10) did really well despite running in the U13 category for the first time one of the youngest in the category. Holly Cotterill (7) ran in the U9 race and came 2nd girl, 4th overall. Only her second fell race but she loves the races. The chocolate prizes at the end help. She won a big bag of Celebrations and was told by the organisers at the prize giving that they were all for her, and shouldn’t share any with the parents!

305 Seniors ran the 7.5 mile race that ranges across the Bronte Moors and around Ponden Kirk with a double splash through South Dean Beck.  There was a slight alteration to the course this year near Upper Heights.  8 Calder Valley runners took part with Jon Smith getting 12th place in 53.01.  Charlotte Wetton was Calder’s first woman in 1:25:33 

The overall winner in a time of 47:56 was Jack Cummings of Ilkley Harriers whilst the ladies title was secured by Helen Smith of Ribble Valley Harriers in a time of 53.13.

Full Calder Results
12th Jon Smith – 53:01, 61st George Kettlewell – 1:01:26
103rd Jake Smallbones – 1:05:49, 147th Toby Sydes – 1:10:51
149th Andy Davis – 1:10:11, 243rd Charlotte Wetton – 1:25:33
247th Gillian Wisbey – 1:26:49, 254th Matthew Bott – 1:28:33

– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: tim brooks