Saturday, 10th June 2017
Molly and Lily Philbin took part in the sixth and final race of the English Junior Fell Running Championships today at Cowpe. Hosted by Rossendale Harriers, the race took place in picturesque Cowpe village in Waterfoot, Rossendale.
Over a challenging 2.8km course with 175m climb, U13 Lily ran bravely to finish 11th in the race with 16:43, also securing 11th place overall in the 6-race series (best four positions count).
By the time Molly ran in the U17’s race, the heavens had opened and, combined with blustery conditions, the 6.4km race with 299m of ascent was very challenging. Molly battled hard also to secure 11th place in the race with 44:43 and also 11th place overall in the series, an exact repeat of sister Lily’s result.
Both girls will be in the same age categories next year and will have their hopes pinned on achieving a top-ten position.