Junior Fell Championship 2017 final standings

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And so another championship comes to an end & I just want to thank all the juniors who took part in the races throughout the year. Over 30 took part in the 12 race series, with 8 competing in at least 3 races. Special mention for the coaching team & to all the parents who supported & ferried their athletes – hope you enjoyed it!

To qualify for the prizes everyone had to complete at least 5 races, so for those who qualified, the final placings are as follows:

There were some great individual performances throughout the year, particularly in the English Championship, where Declan Levay finished in the top 20 in all 4 U11 races he took part in, Imogen Wolff was 4th GU11 at West Nab and Isabel Richardson finished 3rd U15 at both the Anniversary Wa and Great Whernside races and was 7th overall in her first year in this age-group. Annie Stone completed 5 of the 6 English races, finishing a very creditable 12th overall in the GU17 category, whilst Lucy Byram won the U19 Girls race at Coiners and Harry Shelbourne was 5th U19 at the Anniversary Wa. In the Yorkshire Championships, Lucy Byram was 1st GU19 & Erica Byram was 3rd GU19.

In addition to these, there have been some top 3 finishes in the other Holmfirth championship races, including great wins for Declan Levay at Burnsall and Imogen Wolff at Alderman’s Ascent and an U11 1-2 for Declan & Louis Stewart at Hoppits Hill, as well as 2nd places in the U13’s for Calum McFarlane at Hoppits & Alice Feetham at Alderman’s and in the U15’s for Isabel Richardson at Burnsall.

Looking ahead to 2018, the format of the competition will change slightly, with the best 4 races from 12 to count (instead of 5), which will hopefully enable more of you to qualify for the prizes! I’ve tried to avoid clashes with triathlons, track & field meetings etc & have chosen all the English Championship races, which will give you all an idea of the popularity of and standard of competition within the sport.

The calendar for 2018 will be published in the next day or so, but in the meantime, the first race will be an old favourite - the Stanbury Splash Rat Runs on Sunday 14th January – see you there!

Click to view Junior Fell Champs 2107 Final Standings.

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