A number of the juniors have been in action in various events in the first weeks of March.
Northern Schools Championship Year 7 girl Eleanor Root ran at Longford Park, Stretford (in the shadow of Old Trafford Cricket Ground) in the Northern Schools’ Championship on Saturday 1st March. She finished 12th with a time of 9:34mins in the Year 7/8 race 40 seconds after the leader. Her School Skipton Girls High School won the annual team event.
Burnley Primary Schools XC
On Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th March the annual Burnley Primary Schools XC races were held at Towneley Park. Clayton Juniors took the honours in both the girls and boys races. Millie Stubbs was 1st girl home closely followed by Roanna Holdsworth 2nd, Anna Ashworth 9th and Keira Stevenson 13th. In the boys race Jackson McKay was 1st, with James Ashworth 4th and Adam Stevenson 16th.
ESSA XC Championship 2014 16 year old Jordan McDonald was in action at Castle Donnington, Leicestershire representing Lancashire in the ESSA XC Championship. In a very talented field of 326 runners he did everyone proud finishing 249th in a time of 22:16mins, helping Lancashire finish 24th overall.
The Root Girls On Sunday 16th March Grace and Eleanor Root travelled to Leigh Sports Village to take part in their first ever Aquathlon. 8 year old Grace competed in the supersprint which consisted of a 50m swim and a 600m run and finished 3rd girl out of 4 in a time of 4:18mins. Older Sister Eleanor competed in the Tri-Stars 3, a 400m swim and a 3k run finishing 10th girl out of 21 in a time of 23:56mins. Both girls did well on a cold and blustery day.
It’s great to see the juniors doing so well in events not associated with the club. It really is pleasing to see you rewarded for all the hard work you put in at training. ALL the coaching staff are really proud of you. Well done to ALL of you.