Due to the amount of juniors we are having every week we’ve had to close the books for the time being. We hate doing this as we want to give every child the opportunity to come fell running. We have to consider safety first and with the dark nights this is especially so. We hope to relook at numbers and take new members in the future.
Thanks Junior CVFR team.
Will the winner in year 7
In the Juniors, Calder Valley had a fantastic weekend. At the English Schools Fell Running Championships, Calder Valley’s Will Hall won the Year 7 category, adding another gold to his very successful season of running. James Duffy was an excellent fifth.
anticipating the start
Over in Wales with a great afternoon of running and a killer hill for the finish our junior did excellent!!, They competed in a series of races around the Orme, racking up a host of wins on a tough course that started at the top of the hill, meaning the finish was a hard climb. Sam Annison and Clara (Lightning) McKee won the boys and girls under 9s races respectively, both beating the course records in the process. Charlie Pickens won the under 11s race, George McFie took 3rd place and Fearne Hanson was fifth.Thomas McKee and Ollie Pickens also did well racing hard. In the under 13s Patrick Casey was fifth and Tom Owen 7th.
Sam Annison on his way to a fine 4th place
The future’s bright for Calder Valley as the juniors again did the club proud at their races over the past few weekends.
The BOFRA (British Open Fell Runners Association) Burnsall Fell Race on Sunday 10th September race in this short sharp race Patrick Casey showed good form with an excellent 5th place in the under 12s with young Sam Anniston 4th in the under 9s.
Embsay Fell Race on Sunday 19th saw champion William Hall adding to his already numerous 2017 victories, winning the U12s race. In 2nd place was CV’s James Duffy. All the CV U12 runners came in the top 10 with Patrick Casey finishing 8th.
Some of Calder Valley’s fastest junior runners headed up to the Dales the Tuesday after the August Bank Holiday. The Kilnsey Crag Fell race is a traditional, short fast and steep race from the Kilnsey Show. It includes an infamous scree descent known as The Chimney. William Hall was first in the under 12s race, with James Duffy 3rd and Patrick Casey 4th out of 34 runners. Fearne Hanson was 6th girl. Well done racing snakes.
Calder Valley had a series of great results in some fast and furious races in some of the BOFRA races. At the Reeth Show, Ben Mounsey took first place in a short, steep up and down fell race, with Mark Taylor in fifth place overall, and first V45.
In the under-12s race it was a clean sweep for Calder Valley, with Will Hall, Patrick Casey and James Duffy in 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
James Duffy was also at the Malham Show, and took an excellent first place in the under-12s race, topping another successful weekend of running for him.
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.