Buxton youngster Tighe earns England vest

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Buxton Athletic Club’s Will Tighe earned himself a coveted England vest after a superb performance in a selection race for the Mountain Running Junior Home Internationals at the weekend.

The Home Internationals will be held in September in Peebles, Scotland and the trial race was held in Sedburgh, in Yorkshire.

Four Buxton AC fell runners took the opportunity to compete for an England vest and Tighe led the boys home in an outstanding seventh position in the U17 category to achieve his goal.

Sam Soles came home in 13th and Elliot Meylan in 17th while Dan Soles took part in the U20 boys race, coming in 12th place.

Closer to home, junior runner Lucy Bednall took on the Taddington Lanes Race - a four mile road race - coming an outstanding 16th overall, second lady and first junior.

Club mate Abbie Fryer-Winder came in 73rd overall

In a bit of Parkrun tourism, holidaying Buxton Juniors took part in Weymouth Parkrun down on the South coast.

In glorious Summer sunshine all four Buxton girls ran Parkrun personal best performances on the fast, flat, 5k course which saw 359 competitors.

Lauren Wilshaw, 12, led the girls in coming in 24th overall - first lady and first in her age category.

Heather Wilshaw came in 76th, ninth lady, second junior girl, followed by Katie Ivings in 78th overall, 10th lady, third junior girl, and Izzy Ivings in 11th, 20th lady, fourth junior girl.

Lauren Wilshaw followed her victory in the adult parkrun on Saturday with an overall win in the junior parkrun on Sunday, where she also broke the course record over the 2km running a time of 7.24.

Last week at Lyme Park Buxton juniors also had fantastic results with Sam Soles coming in second overall, first junior male, and Lauren McNeil came in fourth overall, first lady, first junior female.

Stu Diamond came seventh overall, second junior male, and Amy Whelan came in 36th overall, fifth lady and second in her age category.

Lucy Whelan came in 100th overall, 27th lady and first in her age category.

At Whaley Junior Parkrun, Edward Hazelhurst led the juniors home coming second overall, with sister Ava close behind in sixth overall, first girl and running a personal best over this course.

Next in and battling all the way for position, were Liam Jones in ninth, Rebecca Cudahy 10th, second girl, Rachel Cudahy 12th, third girl, and 13th Henry Hazelhurst, who also ran a personal best.