Sat 16 March saw 3 of CVFR juniors donning West Yorkshire county vests as they took part in this years English Schools event which traditionally closes the cross country season. Jack Denton was winning his first county vest having won his calderdale schools age group and finishing 3rd in the West Yorks final. Unphased by the size and importance of such an event he ran strongly in the junior boys race throughout to finish 20th.
The event was taking place at Carton Hall on Derbyshire across open pasture land on an undulating course with one steep short hill. As conditions worsened throughout the day the wet conditions turned quickly to mud bath making the going under foot very interesting.
Edan Whitelaw taking part on his 2nd English schools this time in the intermediate race found the conditions on his race very testing leaving him unable to really get going. In amongst fields of around 300 runners its often impossible to find clear running until too late in the race.
Luckily for Brad Traviss he was able to start at the front of the West Yorks starting pen which meant he was able to get away cleanly and was always in the running working his way through the senior boys race to finish an excellent 19.
Well done to all three lads.