Shepherds Skyline Fell Races 1st November 2014
Six junior fell runners from Horwich RMI Harriers travelled to Yorkshire to compete in the races in Todmorden. The courses had some tough climbs but remarkably everyone gained a podium position.
In the U/10 race Cian Healy English Fell Champion won after being boxed in at the start but worked his way through the field and with a sprint finish won by 2 seconds from a Clayton runner.
The U/10 girls race saw in form Freya Whittle lead from gun to tape to take a superb victory. Our second counter was the ever improving Lydia Johnson in second place, despite taking a nasty fall on the descent.
In the boys U/8 race Theo Middleton had a good race working his way through the field to finish second.
I the boys U/12 race we had two boys who are on top form at the moment. The brilliant Tom Massey won after leading for most of the race and broke the course record too with team mate Toby Middleton only three seconds behind. He had broken the previous record also.
These were tremendous results by the young Fell Runners of Horwich and bears well for the future.