Buxton juniors take part at the inter counties cross country

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Buxton AC juniors travelled to Loughborough having been selected to take part in the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships.

Luke Farrant, David Fryer-Winder, Helen Thornhill, Lauren Wilshaw, Will Tighe, Elliot Meylan and Alex Ediker all earnt their Derbyshire call ups at the Derbyshire County Championships in January, where Harrison Turner, Amy Whelan and Jacob Buckley were all reserves.

Of those that were able to run on the day, Will Tighe came a fantastic 46th out of 294 runners in the U15s race and was first Derbyshire runner home - the team came 16th overall.

The U17s Derbyshire boys were led home by Alex Ediker who finished in 37th position, with Elliot Maylan 216th and Luke Farrant 253rd - the team finished in 23rd position out of 39 counties.

Helen Thornhill came in 71st and David Fryer-Winder finished in 162nd place in the U20s.

This race is the penultimate race in the clubs cross country calendar that has produced fantastic results all round. The last race of the season is the National Schools Cross Country Championships in Norwich where Buxton will again be well represented.

The club will then be focusing on the Fells and aim to improve on last years phenomenal performance which saw them recognised as High Peak Team of the Year.

Elsewhere, Buxton AC’s super Sam Soles yet again showed excellent form to finish fourth overall, first junior runner and first in his age category at the Lyme Park parkrun on Saturday.

Also having a fantastic run in his first outing at Lyme Park was Luke Guise who finished 29th overall - second in his age category. Also topping his age category was nine-year-old Ed Hazlehurst who finished 87th overall having encouraged his mum around the course.

Not to be outdone by the boys, sisters Katie and Isobel Iving both ran hard with Isobel finishing 46th in a new PB time claiming second placed female overall and first in her age category. Katie finished 58th overall, tenth female and second in her age category.

Liam Jones was Buxton’s only junior at Whaley Bridge on Sunday but he was not to be deterred, finishing in a great 12th position.