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Stanley Park 10k 2nd March 2013

SONY DSCMatt 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.

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Congratulations Holly

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 Bleasdale - Holly Bleasdale claims her first European title as Indoor Championships pole vault gamble pays off

Holly’s winning Vault & Interview on BBC can be seen here