Irish Juniors Perform Well at JK
The strength and depth of the Irish junior squad was on display over the Easter weekend for the JK 2016 in Yorkshire, England.
Large numbers of juniors turned out, with Irish competing in every junior age-category with the exception of W10.
Top Irish results came at both ends of the junior spectrum with some of the older elites placing highly, alongside some of the under-10s.
Day 1 (Sprint):
In the M10 class Daire O’Brien (4th) & Oisín May (8th) performed well, both earning top 10 finishes.
Jonathan Quinn also performed well placing 10th in the highly competitive M20 class, as did Emer Perkins, placing 7th place in a similarly competitive W18 class – both top results.
As we entered the forest, the M10s once again performed well, swapping places with Oisín May claiming 2nd place , and Daire finishing in 6th position.
Emer Perkins ran another great race to claim a podium position of 3rd place in the W18 Elite class.
Paul Pruzina also ran very well finishing in 6th place in the M20 Elite class.
Out onto the fells, the young M10s rounded off their weekends very nicely to claim an Irish 2-3 finish overall with Oisín once again finishing 2nd on the day, and Daire gaining places with his 3rd place finish.
Weather hazarded many of the later starters, but was not enough to put off either Róisín Long or Paul Pruzina who finished 9th in W20 Elite and 7th in M20 Elite respectively.
Paul Pruzina’s succesful days 2 & 3 earned him 5th overall in the M20E class. Róisín Long finished in 10th overall to join Oisín, Daire and Paul as the Irish juniors with top 10 overall finishes.
Other notable finishes include:
- Jonathan Quinn 12th (M20E)
- Conall Whelan 13th (M18E)
- Emer Perkins 14th (W18E)
For more, take a look at the full results at: JK Results