Whitestone KWL #3 (23rd Jan 2022) Race Report
14 juniors raced this week on the out and back fell course at Whitestone. Fast starts, a single track course and terrain perfect for speedy descents. We’ll start with the girls this week and their excellent results…
U11 Girls 🌟
1st Mia
2nd Lucy
These two showed their experience from the BOFRA races of last year on their well-paced ascents and sure-footed, smooth descents. Their consistent Tuesday training sessions alongside family runs are really paying off. Super running girls!
U13 Girls 🌟
3rd Francesca
Francesca is another athlete who rarely misses training and she is improving with every race. This result should be a great boost to her confidence, well done Francesca.
U15 Girls 🌟
2nd Lucy
14th Isabella
A great day for the Bagot girls! Lucy followed her sister’s high placing with a 2nd place and an impressive show of her strength and speed. Isabella also had a terrific run in her 2nd KWL, putting in practice all the skills from the quarry hill training sessions. Brilliant running you two.
U11 Boys 🌟
8th Stanley
12th William
There was a bit of argy bargy at the start of the U11/U13 race as 52 sprinted out to get a good position on the single track. Stanley took a tumble but was straight back up and running. This was the first real fell race for these two, as opposed to cross country, and they really embraced it, flying down and sprinting along the finish straight, awesome!
U13 Boys 🌟
6th Ben
10th Carl
11th Ewan
This is a highly competitive category with the biggest field of runners. Ben came absolutely flying downhill, closely followed by Carl and Ewan. These three train together and push each other on in every session and race. Well done boys, what a talented bunch!
U15 Boys 🌟
1st Jack
11th Robbie
15th Mack
18th Charlie
It’s so good to see that we still have strength in numbers as we move up into the smaller, older age categories. Jack led the way with another commanding run. The speed at which all of these runners whizzed past on the downhill was quite a sight! Confident, balanced, determined running from everyone, nice one boys!
 
The Giggleswick Kendal Winter League took place on the 16th January 2022.
27 Settle Harriers out of a field of 117 Juniors 👕👊🤩🏃‍♀️🏃
We’ll start with the oldest this week and Dougie, not strictly still a junior, but running his first race in the Seniors. He came a magnificent second in an outstanding field which included international athletes. Well done Dougie!
U21/Seniors
2nd Dougie
In the U15 Girls race it was fantastic to see Bella joining Lucy and both of them having excellent runs. These two have been in the oldest training group for a full term now and the gradual increase in training intensity is showing in their strength and endurance.
U15 Girls
3rd Lucy
10th Isabella
There was a win for Jack in the U15 Boys! Even though we’ve become so used to Jack crossing the line in first place, each one of these victories deserves to be celebrated as it’s not easy to maintain that level of focus and fitness week after week, and sometimes on consecutive days. Well done Jack! Robbie had a terrific run to finish 5th while Mack and Charlie looked relaxed and confident in this new age category. Finn, we hope you recover swiftly from your injury.
U15 Boys
1st Jack
5th Robbie
14th Mack
19th Charlie
In the U13 Girls Annabel, Mabel and Francesca went off at a well-judged pace, maintained their positions well and all finished with a sprint, showing their brilliant running form. The drills are paying off!
U13 Girls
3rd Annabel
8th Francesca
10th Mabel
It was all change this week in the U13 Boys race with Ben taking the highest spot for the harriers. The boys in this age group are so evenly matched that it’s always so close depending on the terrain, hills and distance, where they all have different strengths. Thomas had a confidence boosting run to finish just behind Ben, Ewan a second behind and strong finishes from Carl and Ed, it was certainly exciting to be at the home straight!
U13 Boys
4th Ben
5th Thomas
6th Ewan
12th Carl
15th Edward
There were lots of newcomers in the U11 Girls race and their enthusiasm in the warm up, excitement on the start line and determination during the race were a joy to watch. They were unphased by the hills, the mud and the stream crossing…in fact they embraced them all! Super work Lucy, Mia, Edie, Amelie, Edie, Bethany and Anya. Mia, it was great to see you back smiling at training tonight.
U11 Girls
5th Lucy
16th Edie H
17th Amelie
18th Edie A
19th Bethany
20th Anya
And finally, our stars in the U11 Boys. Led by experienced athlete James they all ran superbly. Stanley built on last week’s run and looked great and Christopher, also in only his second fell race, ran brilliantly. Toby did a spectacular sprint finish and always looks as though he’s enjoying it! I was especially proud of William who returned to the start line this week and ran with spot-on pace judgement and courage.
U11 Boys
7th James
13th Stanley
15th Toby
18th William
19th Christopher
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A record 17 hardy harriers juniors lined up at Scout Scar for the 1st Kendal Winter League Race on Sunday 9th January.
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There were 64 runners in the U11/U13 race and it was fast and furious uphill start! Our 11 athletes had excellent, well-paced, fast finishing runs with everyone giving 100%. It was the first time in a KWL for 8-year olds Stanley and William, congratulations you two for giving it your best! It was also great to see Thomas racing for the harriers for the first time. Mia and Lucy placed very highly in the U11 girls and looked as though they were enjoying it! James and Harry made up the rest of the boys U11 team with determined runs. Ewan, Ben, Francesca and Carl had a great inter-club race with their positions switching throughout, right through to the sprint finish!
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The U15 had a slightly calmer start with a field of 39 athletes. Jack followed up his Yorkshire silver medal place with an impressive win! Lucy placed highly up the field with a strong run while Robbie, Mack and Charlie also had great starts to their racing years. Both the uphill endurance and the downhill skill was evident in all our runners.
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Charlotte was our representative in the U17s and totally nailed it to come in 1st! This was also after racing the previous day at the Yorkshire Championships 👏👏
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Coaches Jess and Rachel took inspiration from the juniors and ran the 4.5mile senior race!
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Excellent running everyone and brilliant attitudes 👊 Here are the full results:
U11 Girls
2nd Mia McGoldrick
8th Lucy Ward
U11 Boys
9th James Skeldon
13th Stanley Evans
17th Harry Gould
U13 Girls
4th Francesca Bagot
U13 Boys
4th Ewan Angus
5th Ben Brummitt
8th Carl Sanderson
17th Thomas Armitage
U15 Girls
3rd Lucy Bagot
U15 Boys
1st Jack Sanderson
12th Robbie Watmough
20th Mack Bagnall
25th Charlie Ellwood
U17 Girls
1st Charlotte Peart
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