Juniors

Suffolk Winter League, Framingham, Sunday 3 November

Several juniors took part in the first race of the county’s cross country league. So far we’ve just got some photos. Results to follow soon…

Ipswich Jaffa Juniors XC Relay race, Sunday 20 October

We had five teams racing in this cross country event and our juniors did brilliantly. For full results go to the Ipswich Jaffa website.

U13 Boys A team, 2k, 4th place (Tom 8:46, Charlie N 8:20 and Charlie M 8:06)
U13 Boys B team, 2k, 5th place (Josh 9:15, Adam 10:07 and Harry 8:46)
U15 Boys, 3k, 2nd place (Tobin 11:21, Benji 11:09 and Ben 10:43)
U15 Mixed, 3k, 3rd place (Emily 16:15, Juliet 14:20 and Ted 12:54)
U17 Boys, 3k, 1st place (Sorren 13:30, George 13:12 and Peter 11:43)

A14 Great Ouse Challenge (7k), Saturday 12 October

Peter took part in this one-off event before the opening of the new A14 north of Cambridge. He came 7th overall in a time of 30:06.

Abington 2k Fun Run, Sunday 6 October

Several juniors took part in this annual event, with Ben winning by more then two minutes. (I wrote this not realising that Ben had mistakenly taken a wrong turning so he ran a bit less than 2k – he would have still won!)

Ben 5:48

Tom 8:30

Sophie 8:44 (first girl)

Adam 9:56

Kate 9:57

HRC time trial (5k), Thursday 26 September

Four juniors took part in the regular 5k time trial (every month from now to the start of the Kevin Henry series in the spring).

Ben 18:16 PB

Peter 20:17

Sophie 23:05

Adam 31:05

Kevin Henry 5k, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, Thursday 5 September

Four juniors took part in the last race in the series. Some fantastic PBs.

Peter 20:21 PB

Sophie 22:38 PB

George 23:00 PB

Juliet 27:09

Kevin Henry 5k, Kedington, Thursday 1 August

Following the 2k race, a number of our juniors took part in the longer 5k race up the dreaded Cock Hill, along a false flat for far too far and then thankfully downhill into the village of Kedington. Tobin and Peter both made incredible times while Harry and Benji jogged along to collect points for the team.

Tobin 20:53

Peter 21:05

Benji and Harry 28:25

Kevin Henry 2k, Kedington, Friday 2 August

A number of our junior group, plus other young HRC members too young to train with us, took part in the 2k race held before the main Kevin Henry race. For the full results go to the HRC website.

1st Benji 6:55

2nd Harry 7:14

3rd Tobin 7:15

5th Charlie M 7:26

6th Sorren 8:07

7th Angus 8:09

1st girl Juliet 8:44

2nd girl Charlotte 8:58

17th Adam 9:31

And some photos from the award ceremony with HRC chair Karen Martin.

Ekiden relays, Woodbridge, Sunday 14 July

Four junior teams took part in this fabulous event attracting adults and juniors from all over the region. Our U12 boys came 3rd, the U12 mixed came 9th and the U11 boys came 7th. And Ben got the quickest time in his age group. For full results go to the Jaffa Ekiden website.

Under 12 boys
Ben
Peter
Ted 
Jed 

U12 mixed
Sophie 
Josh 
Adam 
Angus 

U11 boys
Edward 
Stanley 
Hector 
Tom 

Photos to come but plenty on the club’s Facebook page.

Kevin Henry 5k, Carver Barracks, Thursday 11 July

Seven of our juniors entered the fourth race in the series of six races. Some PBs in there for sure? (I know Peter got one as he told me.)

Benji 19:38

Peter 20:48 PB

Will 20:48

George 23:36

Sophie 23:49

Sorren 23:55

Juliet 24:40

Friday5 series

That was the last of the six events in the series and we had two runners on the podium: Ben was first in the U13s and Sophie 3rd in the U15s.

Ben with his ice cream and trophy

See Saturday’s racing results for Mott’s Field race on Saturday 6 July.

Friday5 series (2k), Great Bentley, Friday 5 July

A local race and a good turnout from our runners. Ben came first overall and not just first in his age group! Full results on the Friday5 series website.

Ben 6:52

Benji 7:22

Charlie M 7:42

Peter 7:40

Jed 8:07

Sorren 8:23

Sophie 9:20

Awards event, Route 66 Diner, Sunday 30 June

Such a fantastic and fun afternoon for our juniors and parents. Burgers, chips, sausages, drinks, quizzes, games (remember Henry?) and awards!

In case you’ve forgotten, the awards were as follows:

2k TT handicap – BEN 

Motts Field Male/Female – BENJI/CHARLOTTE 

XC Series – HARRY 

Best overall performances – BEN

Most improved – GEORGE 

Member’s member – SORREN

Coaches Choices Male/Female – SORREN and JULIET

Best sprinter – JED 

Best at warm up/cool down – SORREN 

Newcomer award – SOPHIE

Friday5 series (2k), Stowmarket, Friday 28 June

A total of 11 of our juniors raced in Stowmarket. Ben came third again overall but first in his age group (there is a pattern emerging!). For full results go to the Friday5 Series website.

Steeple Bumpstead 3k, Sunday 23 June

Another good turnout of juniors for this local race.

Ben 11:18 (1st), Jed 12:3 (3rd), Sophie 15:05 (1st), Angus15:41, Charlotte 16:24, Leonie 17:30. Results on Steeple Bumpstead website.

Friday5 series (2k), Bury, Friday 21 June

A huge group of juniors entered the second race in the series.

Ben 8:00, Benji 8:20, Tobin 8:25, Peter 8:40, Jed 9:11, George 9:16, Ted 9:27, Sorren 9:38, Charlie N 9:42, Sophie 10:25, Juliet 10:30, Adam 11:06, Charlotte 11:16 and Leonie 11:38. Full results on Friday5 series website.

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Sil, Brian and the juniors at the County Cross Country Championships at Culford in January 2019

Ben receiving his third place trophy from Sil for the Suffolk Winter League series U13 boys.

Ben and Sil with trophy