English Schools Fell Champs

On the 27th September at Sedbergh in Cumbria a number of Horwich Juniors represented their schools and pride of place went to Phoebe Howe who won the U/11 Race which consisted of 2miles with 720 foot of ascent, after leading throughout she finished in a remarkable seventh place overall only beaten by six boys and broke the course record by 40 seconds. She was presented with her Gold Medal by Joss Naylor O.B.E. We had two other competitors in this race with Will Townsend 19th after taking a nasty fall and Johnathan Powis 10 seconds behind in 20th. In the U/13 race Joseph Howe ran well for 26th place and in the U/15 race a 3.5 mile race Zach Howe did well and finished 15th. All the children deserve credit for racing these tough courses considering this year is their first on the Fells.

Tony Hesketh