With the main body of Barlickers going to the Red Rose Meeting at Leigh, we had only one runner out in these races - Lucille Pickles. She put in a cracking run finishing 2nd out of a field of 39 . She then intended going on to Wasdale to compete in the last BOFRA race at Wasdale, but the weather was so bad that it was impossible to get to Wasdale.
2 Lucille Pickles 8:41
It was a tough racing for everyone. The weather was so bad that the seniors ran the U17 route as the full route was deemed too dangerous. Jody Whitfield had a great run to come home 3rd U12 girl. Lily-Grace Clayton was just behind, coming home as 6th U12 girl
Oscar Clayton, who usually runs in the U9 races, had to run in the U12 race , as is the case at most show races. He gave a brave performance and came home 10th boy.
12 Jody Whitfield 6:23 (3rd girl)
15 Lily-Grace Clayton 6:40 (6th girl)
17 Oscar Clayton 7:13 (10th boy)
This a new competition for the club and 16 juniors made the trip to Leigh to take part.
First off were the U11 boys who were led home by Garth Duffy, who along with Michael Moya and George Fitzpatrick brought the team home in 7th place.
Next off were the U11 girls who Summer Fitzpatrick led home to 12th team place.
In the U5 boys race, it was nip and tuck between Louie Johnson of Bolton United Harriers and Jack Villiers. As they crossed the bridge before enbarking on the long run down the track to the finish, they were neck and neck, but Louie had that little bit extra and crossed the line in first place, with Jack following. However, it was good racing and the team came home in 6th place .
17 Garth Duffy 8:34
25 Michael Moya 8:43
36 George Fitzpatrick 9:06
58 Taylor Edwards 9:44
67 Will Pease 10:02
77 Isaac Whiteley 10:40
81 Zac Beresford 10:55
82 Alfie Muller 11:03
67 Summer Fitzpatrick 11:36
83 Olivia Ralph 13:08
86 Holly Milligan
2 Jack Villiers 12:30
23 Callum Whiteley 15:15
36 Connor Fitzpatrick 17:13
14 Alex Mason 20:29
A lot of clubs, full or promising youngsters, participate in these races, so it is nice when our juniors are amongst the winners. It is nice to see Jack Villiers continuing his good form to see him winning the Under Fifteen boys race, but what was amazing was to see Lucille Pickles not only win the Under Eleven girls race, but to set a new course record in the process.
10 Oscar Clayton 3:16
17 Kai Paton 3:36
18 Zac Beresford 3:40
5 Summer Fitzpatrick 3:37
12 Betsy Pickles 4:32
9 Garth Duffy 7:48
11 George Fitzpatrick 8:02
13 Michael Rigg-moya
16 Alfie Muller 9:06
1 Lucille Pickles 7:22 New Course Record
12 Lily-Grace Clayton 9:31
22 Ruby Beresford 10:45
812 Amber Muller 9:52
1 Jack Villiers 5:56
In this event, individuals were running for their schools rather than their clubs, but it was nice to see Barlick juniors out there showing off their fell running prowess.
First home in the Y7 race was Jacob Reeday and no victory was ever more deserved. He has had a cracking season and has produced some great performances and he did so again in this race, not only winning the race, but doing so with over a margin of one minute over the chasing pack. And that is not to belittle that chasing pack - it contained some very good junior runners.
1 Jacob Reeday, Upper Wharfedale, 13:47
16 Harley Treitl, Ss John Fisher & Thomas More, Colne, 15:19
91 Jody Whitfield, West Craven, 20:25 (28th girl)
117 Ciara Duffy, West Craven, 29:20 (34th girl)
22 Jack Villiers, West Craven, 27:38
29 Alex Mason, Nelson & Colne College, 33:58Year 12/13
Lucille Pickles took part in this run and not only achieved a personal PB, but she also broke the course record at Skipton in the JW10 category. In addition to Skipton, Lucille now holds the course records in her category for Pendle and Ulverston.
18 Lucille Pickles 221:55 New PB and new course record.