Well thing are certainly hotting up in the Calder Valley junior championships with important points at stake as the kids lined up to race at West Nab, hosted by Holmfirth Harriers in Melham. In the under 8s who were the first on the fells was Ollie Pickens in a great 6th place in a time of 4mins 28 secs just 49 seconds off the winner.
5 of our under 10s set off with Patrick Casey showing again that he is a great competitor taking the win in 10mins 40secs. Working hard and just a minute later was Charlie Pickens taking 4th place. 11th place was George McFie 12mins 22secs, 16th place Ben Hodgkinson 13mins 30secs, 19th place and 5th girls was Matilda Baldaro 14mins 24secs and 20th place Connor Glyde in 14mins 41secs.
Amazing to see so many red and whites in the under 12s with 10 taking to the fells. Another 1st place for CVFR with James Duffy showing his class in 17mins 39secs. An ever improving William Hall was close on his heels in 2nd place and only 6secs separated them at the finish line. Another closely fought contest was between Joseph Hobbs in 6th place in 19mins 21secs and charging down to the finish to try and catch him was Alex Duffield only 4secs later in 7th place. Another 5 seconds back was Farrell Brown in 8th place. That was a great battle for club championship points lads. In 9th place and 2nd girl was the ever consistent Beth Blacker in a time of 20mins 51secs. 4th girl home and in 12th overall was Maya Brunt in 22mins 51secs beating team mate Joshua Holmes, who was 13th, by 2 secs. Working hard was Ruby McFie in 19th place in 24mins 20secs.
In the under 14s it was great to see Daisy Holmes racing and taking 1st girl and 5th overall in a time of 24mins 59secs. Well done a great result. Unfortunately Lucas Greenwood got pushed over by another runner and couldn’t carry on with the race due to his injuries. Not very sportsman like at all!!!
Results 2016 here