A massive well done to the 21 junior harriers who braved the epic rain, wind and cold of Birkrigg Common on Sunday ! They really did give us a stunning display of great running in very challenging conditions and finished with smiles on their faces.
In the U11/U13 race there were an impressive 95 starters, desperate to get running just to warm up! Jack placed very highly once again in 2nd place for the U13s. Finn and Harry haven’t missed a Winter League race yet and they continued in impressive form. It was Ethan’s first race for Settle Harriers and his dad’s too in the senior race, hopefully the first of many for the Wards! Ewan, Fred, John, Ben, Jack, Carl, Charlie and Mack made up the rest of the Settle Juniors boys in the field and all ran superbly. We were equally well represented by our girls as Lucy, Francesca, Bella, Mabel, Jessica and Martha showed us how it’s done, running with strength and determination.
In the U15 race Charlotte, Martha and Ned had a longer course to pace themselves over and they looked majestic on the downhill, navigating the muddy corner with ease and finishing strongly, well done! Emily (U21) ran brilliantly once again with the seniors over the 5km course.
It was treat to watch these races and well worth the journey and the weather.
Settle Harriers Results from Birkrigg Common
Giggleswick Kendal Winter League fixture, Sunday 12 January 2020
Wow!! Superb running by all our juniors at the Giggleswick Winter League race.
It was wonderful to see so many bright green Settle vests scattered across the course. It was incredibly muddy and slippery but at least the sun came out for the junior races and it wasn’t as cold as in previous years. This race has the added bonus of a water crossing, which for the juniors was pretty deep and they were so brave to tackle this and the subsequent steep climb.
The races were fast and undulating and, as always, our juniors did themselves and the club proud with everyone running brilliantly. Special mention to first time racers Martha, Thebe, Robert and John in the U11s and Charlie in the U13s.
Well done all of you!
We also had 3 17 year juniors running in the Senior race (U21 age-category). Seb had a fantastic run to finish 5th overall in a quality field (2nd U21) and excellent runs too from Emily and Simone. Our junior and senior results are shown below
Giggleswick KWL results
Seniors (and U21s)
Settle Harriers Junior training resumed on Tuesday 7th January and it was great to see everyone back in action after the Christmas break.
We had 12 juniors competing in the 1st Kendal Winter League fixture on Sun 5th Jan at Scout Scar which was fantastic. Great also to see 3 juniors making their racing debuts for Settle Harriers ! This was also the first race in our 2020 Junior Club Championships. Have a read of Jess’s race report and look at the results here
The juniors had a terrific start to the fell running year at the Scout Scar Winter League races with an impressive 12 athletes out on the hills! It was brilliant to see everyone giving their all and running so well. The races were tough, fast and muddy; perfect preparation for our ‘home fixture’ next week.
In the U11 girls Annabel came an amazing 5th (10:02) in her first outing for Settle Harriers, Francesca continued in fine form to finish 12th (11:15) and Elouise, also racing for the first time, was a fantastic 14th (12:15). Well done girls!
Ben was 12th U11 boy with a super-fast 9:29 and Harry ran an excellent race to finish his first Harriers race in 34th (14:59). Really brave running by both boys in this fast-paced race which was combined with the U13s.
In the U13 girls race we were represented by Lucy who came 9th (9:38) and Jessica in 20th (11:02). They both ran incredibly, looking strong and smooth over tricky terrain.
Mack and Finn ran in the U13 boys and finished 16th (8:38) and 23rd (9:10). Great running and pace judgment by both boys in a race that went off as though it was a 100m sprint!
Oliver and Charlotte have moved into the U15s and both had super races to finish as 11th U15 boy and 8th U15 girl.
Finally, Emily Crossley had a fine run in the very tough senior race to finish as 3rd U21 lady.
Congratulations to you all and we hope to see even more harriers at next week’s Giggleswick fixture!
There are photos on the FRA Juniors Facebook Page.
Results from Scout Scar KWL (also race 1 in our Junior Club Championships)