Keeping fit at the park runs

In the Centre Vale Park Run this Saturday, it was also another great set of results for the CVFR juniors, with Charlie Pickens, Tom Owens, Thomas McKee & Oliver Pickens running strongly again to take 6th, 8th, 13th & 17th overall, plus first, second, third & fourth. respectively in the 11-14-year-old age category. The race organisers had chosen to focus on women for international women’s day  – who make up nearly half of all park run competitors – & correspondingly under 10 runner Clara McKee finished first girl & indeed woman again in 15th place overall

Junior Rota 25 Feb – 31 March


25th FebAndy, Richard, GarethKaren, Sarah
3rd MarchAndy, Richard, Jackie, Di, Thirza, Ben
10th MarchAndy, Richard, Di, Ben, Karen
17th MarchAndy, Richard, Gareth, Jackie, Ben, Karen
24th MarchAndy, Gareth, Di, Al?Thirza, Ben
31st MarchAndy, Al, Richard, Jackie, DiThirza, Ben

Storming the park runs

CVFR’s junior racers, this week was more about park runs with Storm Ciara battering the fells.  At the Centre Vale Park Run in Todmorden, Harry Cliff ran a personal best, finishing the 5km in an impressive 22:47 – 12th overall & winning the under 10s race by half a minute. Calder Valley’s Leo Hacket also raced well in his very first parkrun to finish 3rd Under 10 in 23:23. For the red & white seniors, both Elliot Corner & Marc Collet (who also ran a PB) were first in their respective age categories (4th & 36th respectively). Slightly further afield, at the Watergrove Parkrun, U14 Calder Valley runner, Oliver Pickens crossed the line over 3 minutes before any of the other junior runners with a strong time of 24:47.

Harry Cliff & Leo Hackett at Centre Vale Park Run