Warriors complete three days of successful racing across the North West

The Warriors were racing across the North West this weekend, with the older athletes doing their best to keep up with the juniors.

The first race was on a beautiful summer evening at Christleton outside Chester. Coaches and athletes enjoyed this lovely race around the country lanes.

Overall top finisher for the Warriors was Oberon Kearney with a fantastic run of 15.48 for 5k, which is outstanding given that he is only 15 years old. It looks like the coaches are doing too good a job, as they couldn’t keep up with him!

On the lady’s side the Warriors showed the strength in depth of the squad, taking a clean sweep of 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the U20 race, as well as a brilliant run from Coach Maggie Cooper to win the Veterans 55+ race in just 22 minutes.

Saturday saw the squad trek up to the stunning village of Storth in the Lake District. Taking part in the Storth Stampede and fair, there was lots of food and music, and a bit of high quality fell racing over the mountains.

Some of the coaches doubled up and ran again in Storth, and coach Ronan managed a 3rd in the Vet 50 category (and a beer), Isla Pastor was 2nd at U15, Maisy McGenity was 6th at U13, Daisy McVicar was 2nd at U11, but the best run of the day was undoubtedly Jo Yorke. The former Iron Man competitor taking a clear win in the Senior Women’s race.

Final races of the weekend saw the young swimmers head to Ribblesdale for an evening of swimming, running and shooting.

All of them performed really well, taking podium places across the age groups, and the trio of Jasmine Rogan, Ella Boden and Poppy Boden (all selected for Great Britain in Munich at the end of June) took the second clean sweep of podium places for the Warriors this weekend with another 1,2,3.

The Warriors are recruiting at the moment for young athletes who would like to train over the Summer holidays ahead of the Cross Country races that start in September. Any parent or teacher who is interested can email ronan@runwirral.uk

Coach Ronan with two of the fell running squad
Senior Women’s champion with daughter Isla
Triathlete medallists

Main image: The 5k squad at Christleton

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