English Junior Uphill Championships (Patterdale)

We had eight runners in this major junior championship and all performed excellently. We returned with Two Bronze Medals on a course that our juniors had never before experienced (a tough lakeland climb with no easy bits) Zac Howe got us underway with a fine fifth place in the u/16 U/18 race but more importantly third in the U/16 this was a very good performance with climbing for one mile.

Next came our u/12 u/14 juniors in the u/14 Joesph Howe ran well for eigth but was dissapointed but shouldnt be as he has another year in that category.

In the U/12 girls Phobe Howe gave her all and despite a nose bleed stopping her taking the silver medal ran well and clinched third and another Bronze Medal. Nathan Townsend was first u/12 for us in a fine 7th place closeley followed by Cameron Crichley in 8th. Johnathan Powis kept going to finish in 12th just ahead of Martha Gill by 8 seconds.Thomas Hughes was our final counter the smallest boy in the field with the biggest heart and finished 15th.

As junior fell captain I was very proud of the way the children ran and conducted themseves and they where all a credit to Horwich RMI Harriers. I hoped they would return with one medal due to the terrain and competition and they excelled with two.

Tony Hesketh

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