Good day at the races for Lochaber juniors

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Lochaber junior athletes, aged from 9 to 13 years old, enjoyed good warm conditions in the North League cross country races in the woods at Evanton on Saturday.

The under 11s were off to a flying start on the 1,600 metre course with Aaron Tresidder tearing round in six minutes 14 seconds to take second place. Aaron had been lying fifth after a downhill section but pulled back to take the lead on the uphill and was only narrowly overtaken on a long downhill run to the finish line.

Rocco MacMillan continues to run well and with a fast finish completed the course in 7:33 to take 14th place.

In the under 11 girls race, Lily Cant, in her first competitive league race against north clubs, took third spot in 6:57 to back up her fine win in the local junior winter league the week before.

Competition was hard in a large under 13 field of runners over 3,200 metres. Maddison MacMillan ran a good race to come 12th in 14:47, with Isla Cant in her first cross country race just behind in 14:50.

The action moves to Gordonstoun in two weeks, December 4, for the district cross country championships. The juniors will be accompanied by strong Lochaber teams of men and women who are making their first appearance in North District cross country championships for several years.