South Yorkshire Juniors win regional round of Yvette Baker Trophy
Sunday 27th April saw a team of 16 SYO juniors travel to the Yorkshire heat of the junior inter-club competition in Harrogate. This marked a massive improvement on last year when we failed to mobilise a full team of 9 counters.
This year we were able to field runners across all 4 courses and there were a number of strong performances. All 9 of our counters placed in the top 3 of their class and the other clubs were unable to compete. The winning margin was 7 points which indicates a reasonably comfortable victory.
This victory qualifies us for the national final which is being held in southern England on 6th July. Unfortunately this clashes with the 2nd stage of the Tour de France which finishes in Sheffield. This once-in-a-lifetime experience was deemed too much of opportunity to miss and hence SYO will not be sending a team to the final this year. Hopefully we can qualify again next year and show our strength in the 2015 Final.
The SYO counters were Pippa Dakin, Joe Owens, Michael Adams, Euan Tryner, Louise Adams, Imogen Clowes, Hamish Mill, Dominic Dakin and Jake Field. The other competing (and reducing the scores of other teams) were Yasmin Field, Joanna Smith, Joe Field, Callum Veitch, Ryan Elliot, Alex Elliot, Sam Hallam and Jack Page.