Report from Hugh Pearson: In the Junior Wasburn Valley Relays, Otley A.C. Juniors took home the trophy for the first time. 15 teams of four battled their way around the 1.1 mile course with some strong performances all round.
After a fast leg 1 by Holly Davey (8 minutes 12 seconds) Otley were in the lead, closely followed by two teams from Ilkley with an Abbey Runners team in fourth place. Second leg runner 8 year old Aston Brogden finished in 8:37 in third position behind two Ilkley teams to take third place and hand over to big brother Jenson Brogden. A fast time of 7:45 saw Otley in second place just 6 seconds behind Ilkley with the second Ilkley team in third place. Will O’Neil took over for leg four, quickly chasing down the leader to bring home the trophy in a time of 7:38. In front of the two Ilkley teams. Fastest times on the night were for Will O’Neil (Otley AC, 7:38), Sam Dickinson (Otley AC, 7:39) and Jenson Brogden (Otley AC, 7:45). The best girls times were Poppy Anderson (Ilkley Harriers, 7:52), Holly Davey (Otley AC, 8:12) and Caitlin Oddie (Ilkley Harriers, 8:17).
Well done to all the runners and thanks to everyone for the fantastic support.