Hope you’ve all had a great summer’s break. Calder Valley Fell Runners Juniors will restart on Tuesday 5th September. Please note that subscriptions are due for renewal and they are again £7.00. What a bargain for all that fun. If your child is coming along for the first time you will need to fill in a form. See here for instructions.
BOFRA (British Open Fell Running Association) at Farleton Knott just south of Kendal in the Lakes District is a challenging race of just 4.5miles but with 1500’ of ascent. It rises steadily around Farleton fell to the summit before a breathtaking descent down the scree at Holmepark Fell. Once the runners land at the bottom, they start the long climb back up to the summit before retracing their way back through the bracken to the fast downhill finish. In the junior race at William Hall showed how dominant he’s been in his age category by taking top spot. He’s now leading the under 12s and looks to be on course for yet another title this season to add to his U13s English Junior Champs.
Over to Arncliffe Gala for another installment of the BOFRA Championship series – the seniors race containing 459 ft of climbing in 1.9 miles. William Hall claimed another title by taking the BOFRA under 12s prize with yet another win at Arncliffe. Will has been 1st at all his races in the BOFRA series and is a massive talent. He took the title from Dexta Thompson of Blackburn Harriers. James Duffy has run well but has been blighted by getting a stitch in his side. He placed 6th but it looking good for 3rd place over all. The future is certainly bright with these talented youngsters and they are ones to watch in the future.