Monthly Archives: March 2013
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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