12/13 July As is often the case, a choice of races this weekend. Josh Roelants headed to Alva games for a fast run up and down a very steep hill. Others headed to Kettlewell for a tough run on a multi-terrain course - the last of the FRA junior championship races this year. Fantastic runs, including a recovery by Mia Senior from a fall part-way round, secured the title of English Junior FRA champions 2014 for Helm Hill.
WELL DONE to all juniors who have raced in the FRA championship series this year and gained points for Helm.
Langdale gala, Sun 6 July
Not as hot as last year, many juniors had a good run in this latest junior championship race. Charlie Clayton was Helm's sole representative in the U8s - well done Charlie! Helm U12 runners included Josh Roelants, Emelia Stevens, Ella Beardwood, Henry Hunter, Maia Doherty, Lottie Beardwood, Freya Richards, Maddie Walsh, Ella Park and Rowan Baker. Mia Walsh and Katie Thurlow represented Helm for the U14s, respectively taking 1st and 2nd female prizes.
Next junior championship race is Ambleside sports (BOFRA) on 31 July. Juniors can meet Lorna Askew by the Helm Hill flag for a group warm up in advance of the U12s race.
Meanwhile, in Italy..
Congratulations to Chris Richards for coming 14th at the World Youth Mountain Running Champs in Arco, Lake Garda. Chris was 2nd English runner in so picked up a team bronze medal with England A team. Tom Peel, running for England B came 28th with the team coming 10th. Italy 1st, Turkey 2nd. Fantastic achievement boys..