Juniors at West Yorkshire Cross Country League
Several of the Ripon Runner Juniors have entered this year’s West Yorkshire Cross Country league, testing themselves against other junior running clubs over 4 races.
The first race was a hilly course at Thornes Park, Wakefield. Spencer Chapman was our only runner in the U11 boys category coming 34th. Ella Foster, U11 girls had a great run finishing in 14th position followed in by Poppy Lawson(31st) and Phoebe Grant (48th) giving them an overall team position of 9th. A team was also fielded for the U15 girls with Chloe Dalton first home in 19th followed by Libby Rickard (23rd) and Emma Sorby (30th), gaining a team position of 8th. Reece Dalton representing us in the U17 age category had a fantastic race finishing the 5.7km 4th in 20:05.
The second race was at Leeds and although not as hilly was very muddy. Spencer Chapman had another good run amongst some very strong competitors finishing 54th. Ella Foster led the U11 girls home in 17th position followed by Phoebe Grant (47th) but unfortunately for Poppy Lawson the mud got the better, by removing one of her running spikes. We also fielded an U13 boys team; Archie Lawson first home in 32nd Sam Maddison (38th) and Ben Rickard (47th), team position 11th. The U15 girls team improved to a team position of 5th; Chloe Dalton (14th) Libby Rickard (15th) and Emma Sorby (22nd). In the U17 race Reece Dalton was 10th followed by Will Cunningham (31st).