Junior Fell Championship update

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Final standings 2014

Phil Hobbs

Another year comes to a close & once again, our juniors turned out in force, with nearly 50 taking part in the 12 race series. It was great to see so many Holmfirth vests at races near and far – I wonder if the Burger King at Lancaster Services has recovered from 2 visits from the minibus?! Thanks again to the coaching team & to all the parents who supported & ferried their athletes – hope you enjoyed it!

The final placings are as follows:

There were some great performances throughout the year, particularly in the English Championship, where the team finished 3rd overall behind Helm Hill & Eden Runners. Individually, Callum Durrans was 5th U12, Sunni Waterman 3rd GU14, Ollie Rees was 6th U14 & Harry Shelbourne 8th U14, whilst Erica Byram was 4th GU16, Lucy Byram 5th GU16, Chris Law 4th U16, Seth Waterman 8th U16, George Green 6th U18 and Kai Sunman 7th U18. There were also medal placings at a number of the races, with Erica Byram winning the West Nab GU16 race & taking 3rd at Coiners, Sunni Waterman was 2nd GU14 at Rivington Pike & had three other 3rd places, Lucy Byram was 3rd GU16 at Clougha Pike, whilst Chris Law was 2nd U16 at Pendle & Coiners and 3rd at the Turner Uphill, George Green was 3rd U18 at Coiners and Lewis Byram was 2nd U18 at Rivington & Kettlewell. This success was repeated at the Yorkshire Championships, where Callum Durrans was 2nd in the U12’s, Seth Waterman was 2nd U16, Lewis Byram was 2nd U18 & George Green was 3rd U18.

Looking ahead to 2015, the format of the competition will stay the same, with the best 5 races from 12 to count. Again, I have chosen all the English Championship races, which will include a couple of new races, to be hosted by Pennine Fell Runners in Derbyshire at the end of March and Keighley & Craven over near Malham at the end of May.

The calendar for 2015 will be published in the next few days, but in the meantime, the first race will be an old favourite - the Stanbury Splash Rat Runs on Sunday 18th January – see you there!

Phil Hobbs

Junior Fell Champs 2014 Final Standings (Excel)

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