Budding Young Athletes

On Monday my daughter, niece and nephew took part in the Hildenborough Races 2014.

All three of them did the 1 mile race for under 11’s, which my nephew won and the girls both came in the top twenty out of 170 children overall.

Immediately following the presentation of the winners medals for this race, my nephew went on to compete in the 2.5 mile race for 11 years and over and came third in that one too! What a fantastic achievement, considering he is only 11 and had already competed in one race.

Andrew Corney Photography Wedding and Special Event Photography: Hildenborough Race 2014 &emdash; IMG_1597

My nephew, no.35, keeping a steady lead throughout the race.

Andrew Corney Photography Wedding and Special Event Photography: Hildenborough Race 2014 &emdash; IMG_1611

His sister, no.36, not too far behind and holding her own amongst the girls.

Andrew Corney Photography Wedding and Special Event Photography: Hildenborough Race 2014 &emdash; IMG_1614

My daughter, no.117, keeping up a steady pace with the front group.

My niece and nephew train regularly and my daughter runs for her school. She also came 15th in the District Cross Country race that was held last week. They are all turning out to be quite the athletes and at ten and eleven years old, becoming a lot more serious and competitive about their sports.

We were all so proud of the three of them, particularly the fantastic achievements of my nephew. And to top it all off he had his picture taken with Dame Kelly Holmes, who lives in the village where the races were held and so just ‘popped’ along to support the children! What an honour.

Andrew Corney Photography Wedding and Special Event Photography: Hildenborough Race 2014 &emdash; IMG_1779

Comments (0)

  1. sarahmo3w 8th May 2014 at 11:48 am

    Well done to them all! Sounds like your nephew could be an athletics star in the making πŸ™‚

  2. Notmyyearoff 8th May 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Wow I think I would have been speechless if I met D Kelly Holmes πŸ™‚ Well done to them, the focus on their faces shows a lot of determination.

  3. Sharon (@TeenTweenToddle) 8th May 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Wow! Well done to all 3 of them. that photo is definitely one for the keepsake box πŸ™‚ x #LoudnProud

  4. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) 8th May 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Aww thats so awesome! Family that runs together! #loudnproud

  5. Leanne (@suggys.co.uk/Leanne) 9th May 2014 at 12:40 pm

    yay welldone to them all and how fab to get a picture with kelly holmes!!! #LoudandProud

  6. ghostwritermummy2014 10th May 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Wow! What awesome achievements. You are right to be so proud!
    x

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