In all 18 young people competed in the latest round of the NIMRA Junior Championships Series. The U17 course was a shortened version of the main course, although from the positions of some of the juniors when they turned off I suspect the oldies were very relieved to see them go.
Eoghan Totten ran with real zest on what must be considered ‘home turf’, reaching the top path and the junior cut-off amongst the top 5 men. Meanwhile at the same point in the race Aine McCann was third lady having only just been caught by Alwynne Shannon as they reached the path.
Both the boys and girls junior races were competitive this week and bode well for the future. The U14 race was as usual fast and furious, and the battle for first place was the fiercest of the night with the top four places being separated only by a second and a lot of mud.
Thank you to all the seniors who helped marshal and the addition of ‘junior arrows’ in orange paint was much appreciated by all the juniors.
Junior Results Donard Forest 2009
Eoghan Totten Newcastle AC 24:20
James Speight Omagh Harriers 25:53
Jack Millar LVO 28:17
Jonathon Graham Mourne Runners 28:23
Aine McCann Mourne Runners 28:46
Lauren O’Donnell-Anderson BRA 30:10
Emma Mitchell Lagan Valley 31:50
Daisy Murray Team Purple 33:10
Elaine Burch East Down 33:58
Patrick McMeekin U/A 3:22
Luke Sandford DHS 3:23
Paddy Erskine DHS 3:24
Harry Millar LVO 3:25
Aidan Hawkins Newcastle AC 3:30
William Finlay DHS 3:33
James Millar LVO 3:37
Ewan Finlay DHS 3:38
Imogen McGuicken Mourne Runners 4:20