Even the very tall ferns didn’t deter our juniors from taking part in the Widdop Junior Fell races which cover all age categories. These are proper fell racing routes which head out onto the moor before the return journey to some fern bashing and the uphill finish field. In the under 9s and with both fairly new to racing Alwyn Gardner took 3rd spot with Ellis Campbell Brough placing 5th. In the older age group of under 11s Rowan Campbell Brough also placed 3rd with Rowan Gardner 5th and Georgie Illstone, the only girl in the race, taking 6th spot. An amazing new course record in the under 13s saw Clara McKee take the overall win.
Team mates Joseph Stone, Harry Cliff, Mani Kaler and Ted Parker placed 2nd to 5th respectively. Wynn took his first ‘win’ in the under 15s race with Euan Logue taking top spot in the under 17s and Leo Illstone just behind for 2nd place. Under 19 and ever improving Elijah Peers Webb had a fine run to take the win.