Where: Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds
When: Sunday 18 September 2016
Who: Junior Pumas
Distance: 2 miles
Awesome race day report by Amelie (Age 9) and Freddie (Age 7).
Before the Race
On Sunday the 18 of September we went to Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds to take part in the 2 mile under 17’s Kirkstall Abbey 7 race.
We all met before the start and had a team photo.
We were all super excited and raring to go, including our cheer-leaders Orlagh, Jaxon, Olivia and Barney the dog.
There were 11 Junior Pumas taking part in the race (Tegan,Tailla, Zachariah, Jessica, Harriet, Jude, Finley, Henry, Maia and us two).This made up a quarter of the runners, so there was a sea of yellow at the start!
For the race we had to do one small loop and two big laps through the trees. It was sweltering, we were all sweaty when we had finished. There were people aged from about 6 to 17. It was hard keeping up with some of the older ones!
We all absolutely flew around the course though, trying hard not to slip in the mud or trip over the tree roots.
Poor Tegan fell near the beginning, but when she had received first aid she was there to cheer her brother, sister and team mates on. Maia also had a little fall on the last lap, but managed to get back up and finish the race.
When we had finished we got a goody bag and a funny ‘Monk’ medal.
Thankfully, Tegan was feeling better and was able to celebrate with us.
Everyone went home after a little play in the park and we waited for our mum to finish the adult race. When mum got back she was even redder and sweatier than us, but luckily she got a cold beer in her goody bag to cool her down.
You can check out how well we did on the following link: