Nabs, Sprint and Walls!!!

Up the Nab Fell Race

CVFR’s junior racers have returned to competition post-lockdown on fine form, with another excellent set of results, this time at the Up the Nab Fell Race at Glossop Rugby Club, in Charlesworth on Sunday, 13th June. 

As the second race in the English Junior championship & an under 15, under 17 & under 19 British Inter Counties event, the competition was steep. But yet again, Calder Valley’s Clara Mckee made it look easy. She stormed the 2.4km (150m climb) U13 girls’ race in 15 minutes 50 seconds – crossing the line nearly a whole minute ahead of the second-place runner.

Clara & Mani – photo credit Dave Woodhead

In the boys’ under 11’s category, it was the turn of newcomer Mani Kaler to take the win – at his first ever fell race. Kaler flew round the 1.6km (110m ascent) route in only 7 minutes and twenty-three seconds. Despite taking a tumble coming off the fell, he got up quickly & managed to hold onto first place, pipping his nearest competitors to the line by mere seconds. The youngster was delighted with his first race & a first win (no doubt of many), reporting finding it, ‘tough’, but still ‘loving it’!

Thomas descending after a great race result

In the U15 boys’ event, red & white-hooped Thomas McKee fought off some stiff competition to finish third in the 3.8km race, with its 220m of ascent in 26 minutes 12 seconds. Ollie Pickens ran well to finish 39th There were also a number of strong runs in other age categories from CVFR juniors. Ishbel Symington finished 7th in the 0.8km U9 girls’ race, completing the route in only 5 minutes 14 seconds. Joseph Stone and Ted Parker ran the U13 boys’ 2.4km race in 8:01 and 10:46 to finish in 13th & 25th place.

The U17 boys compete a 4.5km grueling route, complete with 290m of ascent. Here, CVFR’s Euan Logue, Elijah Peers-Webb & JD Anderson-Martin all ran solid races to finish in 15th, 19th & 24th in 32:25, 33:30 & 36:11 respectively.

And it wasn’t just the red & local Juniors in winning ways. In the Seniors’ competition, Pippa Barrett flew the red & white flag for Calder Valley & was the first female runner across the line, finishing the 5km race in 39:38, winning the female race by 40 seconds.

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