The Cochrane Endurance Project is a running club that is celebrating its first anniversary and participants have some hardware to show off for their efforts. 

U14 runner and Manachaban student Alexander Johnson says he trains on his own as well with the group which meets a couple of times a week. 

Johnson says "The Cochrane Endurance Project is partly sprinting and partly long distance because different workouts can make up different races."

Johnson along with Hudson Hallden competed in the U14 division at the provincial level in Wetaskiwin. 

Johnson had a breakout performance that placed him in 5th place and says he enjoys belonging to the club. 

Hallden who is also a student at Manachaban says "It was a really hilly track. There wasn't a lot of flat parts. I got second." 

The 25 runners in the group train after school two days a week as well as on their own.