Juniors

16th June 2022
Last night Megan and Josh braved the summer heat to compete at an open event at Loughborough.
It was a successful evening for them.
Josh ran the 75mts finish 3rd in 12.44 then ran in the 600mts running in 7th place knocking 3secs off his PB finishing in 2.07.
Big sister Megan also ran a PB shaving 2 secs off finishing 2nd in a time of 2.31.
Jamie ran at Nuneaton finishing in 2nd place in a PB of 2.17
Well done to all of you

19th May 2022
Many congratulations to three of our juniors, who ran at Loughborough last night.
Joshua was first on the track running the the 75mts finishing 6th in a time of 12.39 then went on to run his 1st 600mts again finishing in 6th in a time of 2.10.
Megan ran the 800mts coming in 3rd place in a PB of 2.33.
Jamie also ran the 800mts finishing 1st in a PB of 2.33.
Well done to you all, you did the club and coaches proud. 👏👏🏃🏃🏃‍♀️

27th April 2022. Di Underwoods report to AGM

“Since October our numbers have stayed static, but I am hoping that they might pick up when the warmer weather arrives, as I did have a few not train on Thursdays as it was too cold for them. I am hoping that the Vet camp will allow us to move back indoors.

Liam, Amy and Miles started the racing off in November taking part in the flood light races in Leicester. All of the athletes always finished in the top 4.

Next set of races were the County cross country champs. I their respective races Miles finished 2nd, Megan 5th and Jamie 12th. Megan went on to get her County vest running for Leicestershire in the Inter counties at Prestwold. Unfortunately Miles had a swimming commitment so was unable to run.

In the schools county champs Lucy finished 15th which lead to her being a reserve for Leicestershire schools national champs.

Two of our younger athletes Josh and Ben ran for Leicestershire Primary schools and Ada ran for Rutland.

Our athletes have also competed in the Santa run, Ivanhoe challenge and the Thrussington fun run.

The track and field started in April and considering it was the first race of the season there was some very good results. The best result was done by Jamie who knocked 15seconds of his pb which took him under 5mins which is good result although I don’t think I convinced him that it won’t always happen.

4 of our juniors competed for their school in the national biathlon. Dan was 25th, Chloe was 24th Amy finished 4th, but her brother Miles finished 1st which made him a national champion. We know it was a swimming and running competition but we will take it for the club.

Finally I would like to mention the monumental effort that the kids put in as part of the run for Ukraine. I was away at the time however Richard and Ian got it organised and Ian even did a spreadsheet !!! I was only there for the last training session and Jamie tracked the session on his watch and when the training session ended they kept running until they completed 6k we are so proud of them.

At this point I would like to thank Ian and Richard for their help and support and I look forward to the next 12 months.”

Di Underwood (Junior Section Coach)

8 January 2022 Congratulations to these three amazing athletes who ran in the Leicestershire xcountry champs. The conditions were really tough with lots if rain and tons of mud.
Miles ran to collect 2nd place
Megan finished 5th
And Jamie finished 12th
Well done all 3 of you Richard, Ian and me are very proud of you.

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays are junior training nights, with sessions organised by our qualified coaches, led by Di Underwood.

Melton Times Sports Awards 2019 It was nice to see that Di Underwood and Richard Cox were recognised for their 25 years of commitment to Stilton Juniors, where they have looked after training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for our younger members. Di and Richard were nominated for the ‘Unsung Hero’ award and at the presentation evening at Scalford Hall they were awarded runner-up certificates.

Other Striders who were in line for awards on the evening were Junior Sports Personality nominee James Jesson (from Junior Striders), junior parkrun Community Sport Award nominee (core team including Striders Rachel Heggs, Ian Drage, Kristy & Andy Nicholls) and also Leigh Pick who was Disability Sport nominee. All of these nominees were also awarded runners-up certificate. Well done to them all for being nominated and reaching the category short-lists.

Training

During the spring and summer, Tuesdays we meet at MV 16 (next to Melton Sports Village) at 6.15pm and Thursdays we meet at the Country Park visitor centre at 6pm.  These sessions are all outdoors, free of charge and are held in all weathers.

During the autumn and winter, Tuesdays we meet at 6.15pm outside Argos in the centre of Melton for a free outdoor session and on Thursdays we meet at 6pm at the Defence Animal Centre.

Before attending for the first time, please email Di Underwood at stiltonjuniors@gmail.com

For updates, search Facebook for “Stilton Striders Juniors Page” or click the link.

17th November 2021

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Many congratulations 3 of our juniors who travelled to New College in Leicester, to take part in the Junior runners floodlit races.
Liam Robinson ran in the boys 2k race and finished in 4th.
Miles Willetts ran in the boys 3k race and also finished 4th
Amy Willetts ran the girls 3k race and went on to gain 1st place.
Well done all three of you