Despite the rain, strong wind and muddy conditions, we had an excellent turnout of 21 junior Harriers for the Gigglewick Kendal Winter League fixture on Sunday 13th January. This was effectively our “home” fixture as it uses the school grounds where we often train. This fixture was also the 2nd one that counted towards our 2019 Junior Club Championships.
There were excellent performances from our juniors who made light of the tough and slippery conditions and the famous “water splash” crossing of the beck (unlike our seniors, many of the juniors managed to leap clean over the beck and stay dry !)
In their respective age-categories our highest finisher was Charlotte who took 3rd place in the u13 Girls category with a very fine and determined run. We also had 6th place finishes from Lily (U11 Girls), Jack (u13 Boys), Sonny (u17 Boys) and 7th place finishes from Carl (U11 Boys) & Lucy (U13 Girls).
In addition to the junior races, we also had three 16 year olds running in the senior race as Under 21s. All 3 ran brilliantly with Seb up in the top 10 of the race early on (and finally finished 16th). Great runs too from Matt and from Emily.
Many thanks to the KWL organising team at Helm Hill Runners and to Fergus and Craig from Gigg School for putting on such a great event on such a fantastic course. But let’s hope for kinder weather next year !
Junior Settle Harriers results were as follows. Please note that U11s and u13s ran together in one race.
Giggleswick KWL 2019 – Settle Harriers Junior Finishers