The June Jaunter is a timed mini-fell run around Clent and Walton Hills, which often forms part of the club’s Summer Series. Starting from Walton Hill car park, competitors have to visit the tops of Clent and Walton Hills, the gate to Nimmings carpark, and the stile behind Clent Church, in any order.
2023 will see the 40th Anniversay of the event, so come along and to help us celebrate and put Thursday 22nd June in your diary now! Initial details are here. It will stay true to the barebones simplicity of previous editions, but with a few extras such as certificates and prizes. The image at the top of this page shows the event’s founder, Dick Wells, presenting a special trophy to Harlequin Chris McSweeny, winner of the 20th anniversary run in 2003.
The current overall course records are Barry Parkinson’s 1990 run of 18.59, and Janet Savage’s 1986 effort of 22.55. In age-related terms Brian Hughes’ 19.45, as a near 50 year old in 1995, is a stand-out performance.
The June Jaunter archive (Excel spreadsheet) contains a complete set of times from its beginning in 1983 to the present day, and the age category records as at 2022 are below. Alternatively you can sort, search and generally play with the data here – this has an additional column for age / gender adjusted times which gives an interesting perspective.
The event was the brainchild of Dick Wells, who eventually handed over to Robert Vickers (who is responsible for producing much of the content of this page). More recently Andy White took it on, but 2023 will be his swan song as he has relocated to his own fells amongst the Stretton Hills. Do please think about picking up the mantle – increased use of MapRun means that it is easily the least onerous of our events to organise.
Back in 2019 Andy described this event in A run through History and Robert added his personal notes. The table below links to results and comments from previous years where these have been tracked down.
| Date|| Details|| Results|| Other|| Officials|| Attendance
|11/06/2020 to 18/06/2020||Results||David Williams||19|
|15/06/2000||Charlie Nelson & Barry McGowan||13|