Charlie Pickins picks prime position

Here’s to our wonderful juniors, who were in action on the wooded slopes on the edge of Guisborough, North Yorkshire, for the 4th race in the Junior English champs series. Races were fast as they ran up through forest track and narrow footpaths which required tactical skills to overtake.

Charlie on the tricky descent

Charlie Pickins had an excellent run and powered round two laps of the course to come 1st U17 boy. He was followed by Euan Logue who had a good run to place 12th. Will Hall and Elijah Peers-Webb competed in a fast, competitive field, coming 4th and 8th respectively in the U19s.

A strong finish from Thomas

Thomas McKee had a strong run in the U15 boys, coming 6th overall.

Clara on her way to winning her race and overall FRA U13s Championships

His sister, Clara McKee, also gave a great performance, coming 1st girl and outright winner in the U13 race. This secures Clara’s overall U13 girls 1st place in the FRA English champ series. In the U13 boys, Harry Cliff completed a fine race in 8th place, and Ted Parker a solid 21st place.

Ted, as always, working hard in the U13s race

Well done to all our Juniors who go from strength to strength.

CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: keith hutson