Junior races at Butleigh


Whilst the field of over 100 adults set off on the 7 mile Butleigh multi-terrain race, Wells Harriers again organised a series of junior cross-country races. This followed on from last week’s competitive junior road races at Babcary. Oliver Hughes won the 250m race ahead of Roisin Henman-Kyle with Beth Corfield, Faye Henman-Kyle and Ben Hughes in close pursuit. In the Years 2-5 race over 850m Sam Smith won comfortably in 3.10 whilst Lucy Corfield did enough to stay ahead of Ashleigh Chinnock with 3.25 to 3.32 for 1st and 2nd girl, followed home by Solomon Chadwick, 4.13 and Haiden Watts, 4.25 for 2nd and 3rd boys.

In the final junior race over approximately 1.7km there was a close race between a host of the junior Harrier’s, with Chris Wadey’s strength and experience ultimately paying off as he ran home in 5.35 for first place. Joshua Leavey-Gillespie wasn’t too far behind with his 5.48, closely pursued by Jamie Williams (5.51) and Tristan Goldsmid (5.58). First girl home was Tanya Batten in 6th place overall with 6.15. Other good times were recorded by the Harrier’s Anders Goldsmid, 6.26, Louis Curtis, 6.30, and with Ryan Llewelyn not far behind in 7.14.

Training for the juniors up to age 14 continues at Millfield track every Monday evening at 6.00pm, with the next local competitive outing at the Harrier supported Barton-St- David races on Sunday April 3rd.