Junior Milers

It was great to see some of our Junior Harriers continuing the spirit of lockdown with more virtual competition.

This time it was simple – run one mile as fast as you can. Preferably over a reasonbly flat course (not all downhill!), and you can have as many attempts as you like before submitting your best time by the required date.

There were two competitions on offer; our own DHAC Virtual Mile, and the North East Project’s version which was an age graded event. You could, of course, use the same time to enter both competitions. Here’s how our Juniors got on….

DHAC Virtual Mile (straight timed run)

You may have read these results already on the site or via the Team App, but as a brief round-up of the junior athletes, Mia Wetherill (U17) produced a magnificent run to take joint 1st place with a time of 5:34, sharing the top position with senior Harrier, Jake Brown. Only one second behind them in 5:35, 3rd place went to Hugo Douglas-Reeves; an impressive result considering this is his first year at U13! And not far behind Hugo was our resident wheelchair racer, Ollie Porter (U13), who completed his mile in 5:57 to take 5th place. Finally, the oldest of the bunch, and almost a Senior now, Catherine Roberts (U20) who finished her mile in 5:59 taking 6th place. Top running from you all, well done!

NEP Virtual Mile (age graded)

Slightly different this one. Once each athlete has submitted their best time, a performance percentage is applied, based on age, to produce a graded time on which the final standings are based. So the athlete’s actual time will always be different to their graded time, but it’s a method of allowing athletes of different age groups to compete against each other (in theory!)

A total of 94 athletes submitted times and 3 of them were from our Junior section. Well done to Mia Wetherill, Hugo Douglas-Reeves and Zara Jones. You can check out the Final Standings by going to: –

Well done to these three, some excellent running as usual…..and a special shout out to Senior Harriers Sue Phillips and Bernadette Caygill who took 1st and 3rd place respectively. Fantastic!

Top marks to our Junior Milers

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