Lots of activity last weekend; if you didn’t compete then you missed out!

On Saturday there was the latest round of the English junior fell champs and the Pennine Junior Inter clubs champs.  Report and pictures from Richard Marchant:

In the English junior fell champs Pendle AC are lying 8th in the club championship at present out of 50 clubs who have had runners competed in one of the three races so far, not bad.

Darren Jones Clougha Pike Fell Race 18th June 2011


Today five Pendle Ac runners, three juniors and two seniors traveled the short distance to Quernmore near Lancaster to run in the Darren Jones Clougha Pike Fell Race.  The conditions were ideal for running, the showers stayed well clear and the sun remained with us for the afternoon with a nice cool breeze. 

The junior races incorporated the third of six races for the FRA English Junior Fell Running Championships.  The three Junior runners did Pendle AC proud with three great results coming from Tiarnan Crorken, Thomas Marchant in the U12 Boys category and James Marchant in the U14 category.  Tiarnan came 4th and is currently heading the U12 Boys Championship,  Thomas came 7th and is currently in 12th position in the same championship category.  James who seems to be getting stronger with every race he has now on the fells and came in 5th in the U14 Boys race and is currently holding the same position in the Championship.

In the seniors race we had Sean Crorken, who is now taking to fell running like a duck to water and Richard Marchant who both enjoyed this race which was 5 miles with 1250′ of ascent.

Yet again another good day out was had by all on the fells at this well organised event.

Richard Marchant

Also on Saturday Paul and Sarah competed at Buckden Pike fell race run in conjunction with Buckden Gala.  It stayed dry but was very windy on the tops with marshals in full waterproofs. 

On Sunday Ruby Schofield was the only Club competitor at the latest Bofra fell champs race at Helm Hill near Kendal.  Running in the under 12s Ruby had a good race and is starting to become one of the regulars on the fell circuit.  The next step is to get Mom running in a Club vest.

The main event on Sunday was the young athlete league at Halifax.  No report (yet?) but we came 3rd in the match.  This was despite some excellent individual performances with Natrika setting a PB in the high jump.  Our overall place was let down by a low turnout.  If you are asked to compete and cannot please tell Christine in advance.

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