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A British Record and top of the National Rankings

Sophie Hitchon is having a great season – top of the British Rankings for U23 and Senior Women’s Hammer. On Saturday at Gateshead, she added a metre to her existing PB and National Record to take 3rd place in the European Team Championships with a Throw of 72.97m. The event was won by Betty Heidler, the world record holder with a Throw of 74.31m. When you realise that Heidler is 8yrs older than Sophie and 8yrs more experienced, it demonstrates what a great performance Sophie’s was.

Full Results HERE

 

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Aagh…..Aggies

Fourteen Harriers turned up to support this local well established Fell Race on Thursday June 20th.

Full Results HERE:

Jack Hindle led the way home with a cracking 3rd place overall in the Race and 1st U18m (29.58) finishing behind Chris Farrell (Horwich) and Danny Hope (Pudsey & Bramley). Next home with another good run was Chris Davies in 17th (33.25) followed by Liz Greenwood just 11 seconds behind in 19th (33.36) and also the first female home in the Race which was a great run.

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For those who haven’t yet heard about the ‘The Three Amigo’s’ (aka) two John’s and a Paul, they also competed in the Race and all ran PB’s and that was a hat-trick they really enjoyed! In a titanic battle Paul Wilkinson took bragging rights with 72nd place (39.00); John Cookson was 75th (39.10) and John Orrell was 77th (39.15).

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In front of the Amigo’s were Danny Maynard in 40th place (35.42); Allan Hartley 54th (37.09) and Beckie Taylor 60th (37.50) – also in the Race were Richard Taylor (V40) 83rd (39.45) V60 Stuart Furness 97th (42.00); Jackie Taylor FV40 104th (42.29) and Michael Nolan V50 in 108th (43.16).

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Coppice Fell Race

The day before – June 19th – saw Scott Monk return to racing after a long series of injuries in this local Race. Scott came in 4th (39.26) with Rhiannon Wickham taking 15th place in 44.34 and also winning the Junior Female prize.

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