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Lucy Williamson and Sam Convery make international debuts
Lucy Williamson was 11th on her international debut at Aberfoyle in Scotland. Picture: woodentops.org.uk
Ilkley Harrier Lucy Williamson and Horsforth Harrier Sam Convery made their England debuts last Saturday at the British and Irish Junior Hill Running Championships in Aberfoyle, Scotland.
Lucy, who was running for the B team, finished fifth English counter and 11th all together in the under-16 girls’ race.
Sam was also competing in the under-16 age group against opposition from Wales, Scotland and Ireland and finished 14th in the boys’ race.
Mainly a track runner, it was only his second fell race of the year.
The race started along a fast, slightly downhill trail through the forest to the bottom of the first climb.
It then weaved through the trees to a sharp left-hand bend which led the runners us along a fast, flat grassy track to the next steep climb.
This was then coupled with a slightly downhill track for about 500 metres before coming up to the last hill of the race, which brought the athletes out of the forest and onto the hill.
Once they had we reached the top, it was all steadily downhill from there until the bottom, and then back along the flat, forest trail towards the finish.
Airecentre Pacers’ David Stoneman and Paul Grindley took part in the Leeds Golden mile.
Stoneman came eighth overall in a good time of 5min 03sec and Grindley also did well, finishing 31st overall in 5.28.
The following day, Grindley was competing in the Wetherby 10k, where he came 78th out of 765 in 40min 58sec.
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