Juniors dominate the race at Lower Hopton in our fell race round-up
HOPPITS HILL RACE, Lower Hopton, February 26
Under-15 Clara McKee added to her growing reputation with an overall women’s win by over a minute.
Last March, she won the National Year 7 Cross-Country Championships ahead of Jorjia March, who went on to win this year’s English National under-13 title last weeknd.
Though she missed the English National and has not done many cross-country races, McKee will be one of the favourites for the English Schools Cross Country.
She won the English Schools year 8 and 9 fell running championships by well over two minutes last October and also enjoyed victory in the West Yorkshire Schools cross-country title earlier in the month.
There she beat this year’s Northern runner-up at cross-country and indoor 800m Maya Schofield, who was also second in the Yorkshire Championships and at Liverpool.
Here, McKee won from fellow under-15 Graihagh Turner, who is the Yorkshire cross-country champion and who finished 44th in the English National the previous afternoon.
The men’s race also saw a young athlete win but 17-year-old William Hall had a closer contest as he had four seconds in hand on senior James Wynne, with 16-year-old Lachlan Wills a further second back in third.
1 W Hall (Calder V, U19) 19:57
2 J Wynne (Felland) 20:01
3 L Wills (Wharf, U17) 20:02
4 M Holden (Dews, M40) 20:43
5 C Pickens (Calder V, U17) 20:57
M50: L Holloway (Bev) 23:08
M60: D Collin (Tod) 29:14
M70: W Murgatroyd 35:43
M80: R Brown (P’stone FPR) 36:35
1 C McKee (Calder V, U15) 21:32
2 G Turner (P’stone FPR, U15) 22:49
3 R Pymm (Sadd) 24:35
W40: N Whitaker (CoH) 27:34
W50: T Entwhistle (Calder V) 27:34
W60: J Boustead (Sadd) 36:15
W70: B Haigh (P’stone FPR) 36:33
U13 (3km/170m): F Mackenzie (Dark Pk) 16:07
U13 girls: I Proudlove (Bev) 17:14
CLWYDIAN SHEEPTRACKS, Cilcain, February 26
1 J Gomes (Wrex, M40) 3:00:05
2 L Eccles (Penny L, M40) 3:02:43
3 J Lee (Eryri, W40) 3:19:20
4 J Brown (Buck, M50) 3:19:26
M60: M Snell (Eryri) 4:10:17
1 Lee 3:19:20
2 K Reynold (Eryri) 3:19:49
3 A Walton 3:31:09
W50: R Metcalfe (Eryri) 3:53:49
SNAEFELL AND THOLTANS, Ardwhallan, Isle of Man, February 26
Overall (9.5km/570m, all Manx…
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