Daily Archives: March 4, 2013
On a day which was probably the best weather we have had this year at a Cross Country fixture, it being the last one of the season, the Club had a small number of athletes out. Pride of place goes to Deni Impett in the U15 girls who was 2nd in the Race. In the series overall, Deni finished a fine 3rd just behind Grace Handley who finished 2nd overall – two more medals for the girls to pick up.
In the U11 Girls Amy Davies finished in 20th place out of 38 competitors; Rose Abbott 13th out of 28 runners in the U13 Girls; Jack Wilkinson 16th out of 39 in the U13 Boys; Byron Abbott 5th out of 22 in the U15 Boys; Morgan Philips 14th in the U17 Men; Chris Davies 49th out of 166 Senior men and Richard Taylor in 124th.
Results and Standings at the end of the season at: http://www.midlancs.org.uk/
Matt Nuttall led the way for the Club this weekend at the Stanley Park 10k in Blackpool. Matt finished in 5th place overall and 1st V40 in a time of 34.04min. Sadly, Matt went and celebrated by falling off his bike the day after, breaking his collar bone in three places. Here is hoping for a speedy recovery. Next home in the Race was Brian Fogarty in 8th place (35.53) followed by Lisa Nuttall in a time of 56.07min.
In our last Post we said February was a good month for Vaulting. Well, Holly made March even better. What a tremendous performance in becoming the European Indoor Pole Vault Champion for 2013; And what strength of competitive spirit and determination not to settle for a joint share of the Gold Medal, but rather, try to win it outright which she did.
Following her victory, Holly said “I knew they had jump-offs but I’d never ever done one before”. I’m glad I took the option rather than share the medal. I was feeling good. I thought I could get myself together and win. I thought, ‘Why not take the risk?'”
Everyone at Blackburn Harriers is so proud of what she has achieved.
Holly’s winning Vault & Interview on BBC can be seen here
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