Three Bingley Harriers impressed at the National Junior Track and Field Championships.

Samuel Afari (under-15) and Demetric Nelson (under-17) competed in the 100m and 200m sprints, while Kerisha Bogle (under-17) ran the 300m.

Gaining the qualifying times is an achievement in itself but Bogle was aiming for the podium, despite being ranked 34th in the country. In the heats, she led into the straight and hung on for third place.

The day after under better conditions in the final, Kerisha again ran hard over the first 150m, and ended fifth with a lifetime best of 41.23sec.

Afari and Nelson ran close to season’s bests. In his favoured event, the 200m, Demetric was hampered by a foot problem to finish third in his heat, just missing out on the final.

The final race in the FRA Junior Championship Series was hosted by Darwen Dashers at Bold Venture Park. Wharfedale’s Johnny Bradshaw was fifth in the under-18 section of this 3.7mile race (930ft climbing), but still secured third in the overall standings. Senior winner Danny Hope (Pudsey & Bramley) was only two minutes quicker in 23min 28sec.

Bradshaw was outdone by club-mate Emma Spencer, who was first under-16 on the day, leaving her runner-up overall. Yorkshire clubs have been strong in the under-14 boys’ section, with Max Wharton (Calder Valley) first, ahead of Wharfedale’s James Hall and William Smith.

In a weekend saturated with fell races, 169 entrants took to the Howgill Fells for the tough Sedbergh Hills race. Starters were greeted by sunshine as they embarked on 6000ft of climbing over a 14-mile route featuring steep hills, fast descents and a strong headwind towards the finish.

Dark Peak’s Jon Morgan posted a winning time of 2hr 18min 55sec. Richard Pattinson (Pudsey & Bramley) and Andrew Jebb (Bingley Harriers) were the first runners back from West Yorkshire clubs in fifth and ninth places.

Ali Raw (Bingley Harriers) was first over-40 female and second overall behind Dark Peak’s Karen Davison.