The futures bright for the juniors in red and white

The future’s bright for Calder Valley as the juniors again did the club proud at their races last weekend.

The BOFRA (British Open Fell Runners Association) Embsay Fell Race on Sunday saw champion William Hall adding to his already numerous 2017 victories, winning the U12s race. In 2nd place was CV’s James Duffy. All the CV U12 runners came in the top 10 with Patrick Casey finishing 8th.

William Hall in lead then James Duffty and Patrick Casey

And CV victory was also seen in the Seniors race with Gav Mulholland finishing 2nd and taking the MV45 prize. Said Gav:

‘It was a great atmosphere and nice to see junior races. I was second behind 2nd Jack Wood (Ilkley Harriers) who stormed the course. Fast undulating fields and then a climb that just gets steeper. Great views on the tops before we sailed back down. Mark Taylor was 2nd v45 and going for gold’

Gav Mulholland BOFRA Embsay

The weekend also hosted one of the gruelling and challenging fell race classics- Scafell Pike. The short 4.5 mile route packs in an excessive ascent of almost 3000ft. 4 CV runners took up the challenge. From a field of 75, Mark O’Connor came in 16th in 01:08:30. Stephen Smithies was 19th (01:10), Dave Hammond 35th (01:15) and Calvin Ferguson 48th (01:20).

Calvin Ferguson at Scafell Pike 2017

– Calder Valley News Reporter:Gill Dickinson