It was a lovely day in Ilkley, much better weather than we had for the Stanbury Splash! We’d recce’d the course the week before in the Saturday morning training session, but the start had changed since the last time I was there, so I made the team work harder than they had to on race day (sorry about that!). The course contains a bit of everything; it’s 0.5 mile for the Under 9s, 1 mile for the Under 11s and Under 13s and 2 miles for the older age groups.
Unfortunately, we had no Under 9s in the race – let’s get some out for the next one.
A great performance from Abby Clay who WON the girls’ race and Charlie Robinson who was SECOND in the boys’ race. Isabelle Jebb, Neve Garbutt and William Johnson also put in fantastic performances.
Logan Walker was THIRD and Henry Murphy was 12th in the boys’ race and Esme Garbutt also secured a 12th position in the girls’ race. The results reflect the hard work these three have put into training on Saturday mornings.
There were more good performance from Theo Clay, who was fourth in the boys’ race, and Rebecca Flaherty, who finished THIRD in the girls’ race. William Askew was also proudly representing the hoops and finished 13th in a strong field. Elinor Gorrell tried valiantly to get to the race but was struck by transport issues.
Alex Flaherty was SECOND in the boys’ race and Owen Pacey was 6th. Unfortunately, Joseph Childs had to pull out due to a twisted ankle on the way down the hill.
Well done all!
The next race is Pendle on the 6th April at 12:00, see here for details (scroll half-way down).