Burnley Olympian Sophie Hitchon volunteered at the Burnley Junior Parkrun this weekend. The Olympic bronze medalist was tail walker during the free 2k community event that takes place every Sunday in Towneley Park.
Three Juniors took part and achieved good times.
9 Connor FitzPatrick, 8.30, New PB
10 George FitzPatrick, 8.33, New PB
41 Summer FitzPatrick, 11.19.
The race organiser was apparently thrown into the deep end at the last minute and the following are what we can make out to be the positions. No times for the U9 race, as he only recorded the times for the first three.
4 Isaac Reeday
5 Oscar Clayton
1 Chloe Boothman 7:47
2 Lily-Grace Clayton 8:14
Sadly, the sports afternoon was poorly attended - the weather obviously putting off many visitors. However, that didn't spoil the event. Those who did attend weren't bothered about a bit of the wet stuff and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The Senior race had just six runners, with an U17 joining them. Kristian Clayton chose to make his fell racing debut in this race and he certainly picked a tough little one for a starter.
The full senior results were:
1 Jonny Bradshaw, Wharfedale Harriers, 16:01
2 Tom Millard, Wharfedale Harriers, 16:02
3 Declan Bulmer, Wharfedale Harriers, 17:45
4 John Boothman, Barlick, 21:00
5 Sue Marshall, Skipton, 22:56
6 Kristian Clayton, Barlick, 44:45
Yet another win for Jacob Reeday - he certainly is on form at the moment
1 Jacob Reeday 7:41
15 Michael Rigg-Moya 9:47
19 Chloe Boothman 10:17 (7th girl)
22 Lily-Grace Clayton 11:36 (9th girl)
Two juniors went to the Skipton Park Run this morning and both got PBs. Those same two runners then ran in these race in the afternoon. Jack Villers, a 14 year old came 2nd in the U17 race and Lucille, a ten year old, came 1st in the U12 race. Brilliant running from both these juniors.
4 Lucille Pickles 7:13 (1st girl)
2 Jack Villiers 7:49