Shrewsbury AC Juniors Beth Trow and Joe Gilling travelled North to Glossop, Derbyshire, to represent Shropshire at the Up the Nat Inter Counties Junior Fell Race Championship this weekend.
In a field stacked with strong teams from the traditional fell running counties Beth Trow ran incredibly well to finish 1st Female Under 15.
Joe Gilling also ran well, finishing 16th Male Under 19 on his fell running debut.
After Beth’s success on the fells she is immediately stepping on to the track, with an 800m in Nuneaton on Tuesday 15th June followed in short order by the 1500m at the Shropshire Schools Championship on Saturday 18th.
Also in off-road action Senior athlete Lauren Cooper followed up her strong performance in the Cheshire Elite Half Marathon with a 2nd place finish at the Offa’s Dyke Race. Usually run over 15 miles from Hay-On-Wye, this year’s event was cut short to 9.5 miles to allow for event restrictions across the Welsh border. Nevertheless, Lauren was able to secure 2nd place overall with a fast time of 1:13.50.
Up The Nab Junior Inter Counties Fell Championship: Beth Trow 28:39 (1st Overall, U15 Girls), Joe Gilling 32:50 (16th Overall, U19 Boys)
Offa’s Dyke Race: Lauren Cooper 1:13:50 (2nd Lady, 18th Overall)
Main pic: Beth Trow at the Up The Nab Junior Inter Counties Fell Race.
In the gallery: Joe Gilling at the Up The Nab Junior Inter Counties Fell Race
Report Compiled by Matt Wooden
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