Juniors compete in Minors cross-country

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Hundreds of junior runners competed on Saturday in the Minors North East Cross Country Championship at Bedewell Park, Jarrow.

The competitors from school years 4 to 6 were treated to good conditions and competed in races ranging in distance from 1 to 3km.

This was a team competition where every runners finishing position helped contribute to the clubs final score. Alnwick fielded 12 fantastic juniors of varying age and experience.

Although they didn’t have quite enough athletes to fill every team and contest the overall prize there were some excellent individual performances. Chloe Givens, Olivia Temple and Madeleine Ainsworth ran well in their debut races finishing high in the overall field.

In the Year 6 race the boys ran well together giving each other plenty of support and finishing as a close group.

The Year 6 girls once again contested the most fiercely competitive race! Millie Breese lead the initial charge from the start line and it was not long before Lauren Brown moved up to the front of the field to set a fast pace for the leading pack.

In a re-run of last weeks Harrier League fixture Lauren managed to turn the table on her rivals from Birtley and Chester le Street AC to win the race with a strong finish!

Amongst the rest of the team there were some great personal performances with all the competitors giving their best and enjoying their day!

Thanks to all the competitors for trying so hard and thank you to all their friends and family who supported them so well!