Saturday 28 November 2015

#CountryKids Arnside Knott Fell Race

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Last Saturday my son and I headed over to Arnside Knott for the final race of his club's junior championship. It was a perfect day for a race in a stunning location. I got to appreciate the view across Morecambe Bay when we walked the course:

Each age group had a different length route so they had a distinctive turning point:

Once we had surveyed the route it was time for the warm up with club coach Lorna:

Then the under 8s and under 10s were counted in and given their final instructions at their joint start:

You can see how competitive they all were by their quick start:

My son came back in 11th place in his category with a strong finish:

He and his training buddies celebrated with a glass of squash:

Then it was the turn of the under 14s and 17s:

Just to prove what a hardy bunch they are here is one of the Helm lads who fell but got up and carried on covered in mud and wearing war wounds:

My son's finishing position gave him 2nd place overall and he was awarded a trophy last night!

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