Liverpool – Preston – Todmorden – Southend – Schools XC

ByJason Pier

Liverpool – Preston – Todmorden – Southend – Schools XC

The juniors have been very busy of late taking part and doing extremely well in races around the country. Their continued improvement and regular attendance at local races is beginning to be noticed by other clubs and runners. It’s great to hear members of other clubs saying “Clayton have got some very good juniors now” It makes all the hard work we ALL put in (juniors and coaches/volunteers) worth while.

Mid Lancs XC, Liverpool, Saturday 23rd November.
12 juniors travelled to compete in race 2 of the Mid Lancs XC League held at Sefton Park, Liverpool. This race was organised by British Athletics and included some of the very best runners from around the UK. Again the juniors gave their all in conditions which were much better than in previous years. The following results only include the Mid Lancs clubs who took part.
U11 Girls: Roanna Holdsworth 36th.
U13 Girls: Briony Holt 17th and Eleanor Root 31st.
U13 Boys: Thomas Bradley 19th and Daniel Bradley 43rd.
U15 Girls: Alice Pier 21st.
U15 Boys: Kenan Eti 25th, Curtis Holt 31st and Simon Wilshaw 42nd.
U17 Girls: Beth Quinn 20th.
U17 Boys: Jordan McDonald 21st and George Pier 28th.
The Best 5k, Preston, Sunday 24th November.
George and Alice Pier took part in the 5k race hoping to set new pb’s on a new course for them. George managed a new pb of 19:27 finishing 18th male. Alice missed out by only 4 seconds posting a time of 22.10 to finish 5th female in the adults race.
Todmorden Park 5k Winter Series, Wednesday 27th November.
5 juniors took part in race 1 of the Todmorden Park 5k Winter Series organised by Cannonball Events. Night running with a headtorch was a whole new experience for them which they all enjoyed. Kenan Eti was 1st MU18 in a pb time of 18.25. After narrowly missing out on a pb in her last race Alice Pier achieved a new pb finishing 1st FU18 in a time of 21.39. George Pier was 2nd MU18, 19.32, Thomas Bradley 3rd MU18, 19.33 with younger brother Daniel 4th MU18, 24.29
Inter Schools XC, Wednesday 27th November.
Briony and Curtis Holt both representing their school Park High, Colne took part in the Inter Schools XC. Briony once again in excellent form finished 1st Girl in her race. Curtis continuing to impress was 5th Boy in his race.
ESSA Cross Country Cup Grand Final, Southend, Saturday 30th November.
Eleanor Root was again representing Skipton Girls High School in this year’s Grand Final held at Southend High School for Girls. Eleanor running in the junior girls race finished 52nd in a field of 136 to help her team to a fantastic 6th place finish.
Well done to ALL of the above for your excellent results.


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Jason Pier