Monday, 13 May 2013


ROCHDALE’S JUNIOR FELL RUNNERS represented the Club last Saturday at the Cowpe fell race.  This race counted towards both the Pennine Inter-Club Junior Championship and the English Junior Championships.

Lauryn Gregg maintained her perfect attendance record by competing in the Under 10’s race.  This week she was joined by Rochdale’s ace cross country runners, Chloe and Zara Hirst.  The Hirst sisters made their debuts at fell racing under what turned out to be atrocious weather conditions.

Battling the wind and rain, and without the opportunity to recce
the course beforehand, Chloe set off in the 7km U16 race, while Lauryn ran the 2km course for the under 10’s.  

Lauryn finished in 13 min 19 sec, placing her 3rd in her age category.  This excellent result gave her pole position in the Inter-Clubs championship and 3rd so far in the English championships. 
Chloe completed the longer 7km course, soaked to the skin, in a commendable 63 min 47sec (16th) just as her sister Zara was about to set off in the 4km under 12’s race.  Zara ran extremely well, posting 21 min 46 sec to take 17th place.

The Juniors' next race in the setries is at Saddleworth and coincides with the Seniors' race in the Run The Moors inter-clubs fell Grand Prix  more information  


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