Monthly Archives: June 2014
The Harrier’s Upper Age Group squad had a great first season in the new League in 2013 winning the second division title and securing promotion to Division One. The first fixture saw the Club get out a strong squad again and won it which was a very good start to the season. Fixture two saw us lose a number of athletes and we finished a very disappointing fifth but less than 50 points from second place. At this weeks latest fixture – Round 3 – we were again without a number of athletes but we had new ones to draft in and pulled off a great result in winning the fixture which puts us back at the top of the League with one fixture to go. Everything to play for and another title to win!!
Full Results HERE
Great spirit in the squad exemplified by athletes stepping out of their ‘comfort’ zone and taking on events that they wouldn’t normally do and it is all credit to them. The final event of the day summed it all up with the Men’s 4 x 400m Relay. The squad led off by Byron Abbott, followed by Jake Almond, Connor Makin and then Joseph Howe battled every step. With Trafford bearing down on the home straight of the last leg, Joseph picked up a gear and held him off with a cracking run.
U17 Byron took on the 1500m (2nd) in 4.36.4 and the 1500m Steeplechase for the first time ever, winning in 5.15.8. U20 Joseph took a huge chunk off his 2000m SC PB by 39 seconds to set a new one of 6.48.0. He took third place in the 800m (2.06.0) and then helped out with Discus and Hammer to secure more good points for the Team. U20 Connor won the 400m in 53.4, won the 110m Hurdles with a new PB of 16.3secs, won the 400m Hurdles in 59.0sec and took fourth spot in the High Jump with 1.65m for a great total of points. U17 Jake Almond equaled his PB of 11.5 in finishing 2nd in the 100m then set a new PB in the 200m winning in 23.1sec before storming the second leg of the 4 x 400 relay.
In the Sprints U20 Paul Coffey won the 100m ‘A’ in a cracking race where the first three were all timed at 11.3sec. Paul did not let go and took the tape first. He then took second in the 200m in 22.9, took the ‘B’ 400m Race and won it with 57.3sec and also picked up second place points in the Triple Jump with 9.22m and another great bundle of points. U20 Gareth Johnson placed 2nd (12.4sec) in the ‘B’ 100m then took another second spot in the 200m (25.6) and a seasons best; Sophie Taylor was 4th (14.5sec) in the U20 ‘A’ 100m and Mariya Patel in her first ever competitive fixture ran 14.9sec in the ‘B’. Kayla Masterson set a PB in the U17’s 100m ‘A’ with 14.4sec. James Bamber took second spot in the U17 ‘B’ 200m with a new PB of 25.2 sec and then set another PB in the 100m Hurdles with 15.5sec. In the other Hurdles events, Amber Swinnerton who took 2nd place in the U17 High Jump with (1.45m) was 4th in 50.9 in the 300mH U17 ‘A’ Race and with Phoebe Howe being the only ‘B’ runner Phoebe won maximum points with 53.2sec – Ross Liddle cut half a second off his 400m Hurdle time winning in 60.5 sec in the U17 ‘A’ Race.
U17 Grace Handley went ‘above and beyond’ taking on the 800m (2nd) 2.30.9; 1500m (2nd) 5.09.3 and a ‘training run’ as she put it in the 3000m to win in 13.31.8. Olivia Wilson backed up Grace in the ‘B’ Race with a solid 2.47.8 third place and then in the 400m ‘B’ Race set a new PB of 68.9 in second place. In the ‘A’ Race Jacinta Davison had a seasons best of 69.4 (6th). Joe Campbell set a PB in the 3000m U20 ‘A’ Race finishing second in 10.02.04 and Robert Buckley being the only ‘B’ runner took maximum points with a time of 10.17.0 and the first time he has ever raced over this distance on the Track. Chris Richardson-Dulling backed up Byron in the U17 1500m finishing second (4.55.6) and ran 2.26.7 for 6th place in the 800m. New member Oliver Pearson-Moore – a javelin thrower stepped into help the squad by running the ‘B’ 800 in a time of 2.53.8. Chris Richardson-Dulling 6th (62.8) and Caleb Lee 5th (65.3) contested the U17 400m. Caleb went on to win the U20m ‘B’ High Jump (1.55m). U17 Lewis Jardine ran in the U20 800m and as he was the only runner, his time of 2.21.3 not only earned him a PB but the team maximum points.
In the Throws Rebecca Orrell continued her winning streak when she won the U17 Hammer with 46.95m. She then took 4th place in the Discus with 23.11m and 3rd place in the Shot (9.11m). In the U20 Hammer Rebecca Todd took maximum points by winning with a throw of 33.10m and Jacinta Davison made it a double maximum by winning the ‘B’ Hammer with 15.63m. Oliver Pearson-Moore (U17) had his first competitive League fixture in the Javelin and finished a good third with 30.02m. U17 Olivia Wilson set another PB in the Javelin (U20 event) with 3rd place and 21.19m with Sophie Taylor stepping into the ‘B’ and also setting a PB with 13.33m and Jane Saothong weighing in with a good third place in the U17 Javelin 17.80m.
In the Long Jump there were two 4th places in the U20’s for Caleb Lee (4.89m) and Gareth Johnson (4.62m); Natasha Mols 4th in the U20 (3.83m) and Mariya Patel (3.38m) and in the U17 Jane Saothong 5th (3.62m).
Gareth Johnson earned another 4th place in the U20 Triple Jump (8.07m) with Paul Coffey stepping in to help the team with a second place 9.22m in the ‘B’. Ross Liddle was down on his PB for the U17 Triple Jump but still took 4th place (9.92m). U20 Katie Buckingham in only her second Triple Jump in two years also placed 4th with 9.17m and got herself a new PB with Sophie Taylor in the ‘B’ also finishing 4th (8.16m). Natasha Mols set a seasons best in the U17 Triple Jump with 8.44m and a second place for good points in the U17 High Jump (1.35m).
Mid Lancs Track & Field League Saturday June 28th at Litherland
Not such a good a day as we have been used to recently in terms of the weather and the number of Harriers competing was down owing to other fixtures and races at the weekend but there still some good performances on the day.
Full Results HERE
Paul Coffey who is racing consistently well took the Senior 100m in a time of 11.30sec – with Dominic Bretherton in 4th (11.90) – and Paul then placed 2nd in the 200m (22.9sec) . Reece Philips, just back from injury and dipping his toe into training tested himself in the 200m Senior Race Heat 3 running 26.10 backing it up with a 58.70sec 400m. Brother Morgan Philips finished like a train to take second spot in the Senior Men’s 1500m (4.24.40).
Paul Wilkinson set a PB in the Senior Men’s Javelin (33.51) and son Oliver Wilkinson emulated that with his own PB in the U13’s Javelin (16.83m) and won the event. Paul threw another PB of 21.99m in the Discus. Connor Davison won the U17 Men’s Shot with 9.53m and the Discus being the only competitor (25.03m). Rebecca Orrell once again won the U17 Hammer with 45.34m.
U13 Ben Cecil who has competed a number of times in the last few weeks took second place in 100m (14.2) just one tenth outside his PB and then took another second place in the 200m with 29.20. Not content with that Ben then took to the Long Jump finishing 12th out of the 22 athletes (3.69m). Daniel Brown who always runs with a smile on his face and is a joy to watch ran 5.50.00 in the U13 Boys 1500m.
In the U13 Girls Charlotte Williams ran 15.10 for the 100m (4th) with Emily Warren winning her 100m Heat in 14.70, her first ever attempt at the distance. Before that Emily had taken on the 800m finishing 4th in 2.36.70sec, a couple of seconds outside her PB. In the U13 Girls Long Jump there were thirty one competitors with Eloise Littlefair (9th) 3.97m; Emily Warren 16th 3.72m and Kimberley Keller 30th 2.90m. Eloise LittleFair and Charlotte Williams took on the U13 Girls Discus with Eloise winning (19.58m) and Charlotte 3rd (15.67m) and Eloise winning the Javelin with a throw of 21.39m. In winning the Javelin with that distance, Eloise set another U13 Girls Record which she now adds to the others that she already holds in Discus (25.37m), Shot Putt (9.13m) and 70m Hurdles (12.2).
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Gloriously hot weather greeted the athletes at Trafford for Round 3 of the YDL Lower Age Group Northern West One Division on Sunday. As in the first two fixtures, the Harriers finished sixth on the day but this shouldn’t distract from a lot of fine performances by the athletes in the U13 and U15 Age Group categories. Many of our U13’s are bottom of age and in their first year, so it is a steep learning curve for them, but they will benefit from the experience next year.
Full Results HERE
On the day the athletes provided eleven wins, six second and five third positions, twenty one personal bests and a new Club Record. This was set by Eloise Littlefair in the U13G Shot Putt with a throw of 9.13m beating the old record set by Caris Lake in 2001 (8.78m). This put her into 11th place in the National Rankings and 2nd in the North West. Eloise also won the ‘A’ 70mH in 12.4sec placing her 3rd in the North West Rankings and 55th Nationally and then she went on to win the Javelin with a throw of 20.80m to make it three events three wins. Anjalie Singh won the ‘B’ 70mH in a PB of 13.5 – Anjalie also set new PB’s in the Long Jump and Javelin to cap off a good day for her too. Elliot Grime (17.2sec) for the first time ever and Luis Billington (17.2sec) in only his second competitive attempt took on the U13 Boys 75m Hurdles. English Schools qualified Cameron Massey continued his good form winning the U15 ‘A’ 80m Hurdles in an untroubled 12.3sec putting him 3rd in the North West and and 16th in the National Rankings. Nicholas Smith took second place and a PB in the ‘B’ Race (16.0sec). In the Girls U15 80m Hurdles Esme Pearse (5th) ran 13.9sec and Eleanor Grime 4th (15.0 sec).
New member Sam Pearson-Moore had a great debut for the Club at his first ever competitive fixture. He finished second in the Javelin with 31.28m and not far from the winner who threw 33.03m. Sam then went and won the Discus ‘B’ with 18.01m to mark a very promising start. Jacob Roberts, another English Schools qualifier had a really fine day. He set two new PB’s in winning the ‘A’ Hammer in 39.58m and then came 3rd in the Pole Vault with 2.00m, an event which he hasn’t done at training this year. Jacob now stands at the top of the North West Rankings and 17th Nationally.
In the U13’s Seth Elliott threw 17.22m (5th) in the Javelin ‘A’ and Billy Walpole (5th) 16.93m in the ‘B’. Brother Jimmy Walpole finished 5th in the ‘B’ Shot Putt (3.91m) and Jamie Teare, willing as ever putted 4.52m for 6th place. Emily Warren supported the Throwers with a good 2nd in the U13G Shot (5.64m) and Baylie Thompson (4th) 13.10m and along with Rose Abbott (3rd) 11.55m took solid points in the U15 G Discus – Baylie then placed 6th in the Javelin (12.99m) and Megan Clarkson 4th with 7.98m. U15 Maddie Elliott helped out in the Shot Putt placing 6th (4.00m) as did Hanzala Hanif in the U15 Boys Shot with 6.08m (6th).
In the Sprints U15 Hanzala Hanif ran 16.5sec in the ‘A’ 100m (6th) and 2nd in the 200m ‘B’ (26.5sec) with Nicholas Massey 26.3sec (5th) in the ‘A’ 200 to equal his PB. U13 Ben Cecil (5th) 14.4 in the ‘A’ 100m and 4th (28.9sec) in the ‘A’ 200m along with Luis Billington (6th) in the ‘B’ with 15.3sec earned more points for the Club. Hannah Cookson and Eleanor Grime contested the U15G 100m and posted 14.2sec (5th) and 14.9sec (6th) respectively. Maddie Elliott (31.5sec) 6th and Rose Abbott (33.4sec) 6th rowed in and helped out in the U15 G 200m. U13 Emily Raine ran 11.2 sec (3rd) in the ‘A’ 75m and Olivia Blow 11.8sec (4th) in the ‘B’ Race which was a PB for her. Also running her second PB of the day was Emily Warren in the ‘A’ U13G 150m winning in 20.8sec with Amy Davies taking 6th spot (24.1sec) in the ‘B’ Race in her only second outing over the distance. Baylie Thompson tackled the U15G 300m ‘A’ (6th) 49.6sec and Megan Clarkson ran the ‘B’ (4th) in 48.2sec.
Over the Middle Distance events there were some really good performances. U13 Emily Warren set a new PB in the U13G 800m ‘A’ Race with 2.34.2 and ran it tactically spot on – in the ‘B’ Race Olivia Blow took 4th in 3.12.0. Hannah Cookson was another athlete who ran a tactically superb race on the day in the U15G 800m winning in 2.32.8. Megan Clarkson (4th) 5.19.4 and Maddie Elliott (2nd) 5.20.0 took good points in the U15 1500m Races. Amy Davies was just a fraction outside her 1200m PB in finishing 5th (4.19.3) in the U13G ‘A’ Race. Rhys Charnley was our only U15 800m runner on the day and posted 2.45.9 in finishing 6th. Billy Walpole (5th) 2.38.9 – his first ever outing over the distance and Jamie Teare also having his first Race at the distance (4th) 2.35.5 ran in the U13 800m Races. Seth Elliott took a good 4th place (5.14.9) and Daniel Brown (5th) 5.48.5 in the U13 1500m with Nicholas Smith again in his first ever attempt at the distance posting 5.08.7 in the U15B 1500m Race.
In the Horizontal and Vertical Jumps U15 Brothers Cameron Massey (4th) with 4.89m in the Long Jump and 6th (1.40m) in the High Jump and Nicholas Massey 2nd in the Long Jump (4.25m) and equal 2nd in the High Jump (1.40m) earned good solid points. The U13 Boys pairing of Ben Cecil (3rd) jumping 3.88m in the Long Jump and Luis Billington (3rd) with 3.40m added to the points tally. Jamie Teare had a shot at the U13 High Jump and cleared 1.10m for 6th place. Hannah Cookson placed 5th in the U15G ‘A’ Long Jump (4.16m) and was supported by Eleanor Grime in the ‘B’ with 3.72m (6th). Esme Pearse continued with her season of PB’s setting another one in the ‘A’ High Jump winning with 1.49m. Anjalie Singh (5th) 3.85m in the ‘A’ U13 Long Jump set a new PB by half a metre with Emily Raine 5th (3.29m) in the ‘B’. Emily and Olivia Blow both cleared 1.05m in the U13g High Jump.
Young Athletes Quadrathlon – at Sportscity Saturday June 21st
Full Results HERE
At the Quadrathlon, the Harriers had twenty three youngsters competing including two U9 Girls, twelve U11 Girls, three U9 Boys, five U11 Boys and one U13 Boy.
In the U9 Girls Leah Hoole place 2nd out of the 14 competitors which included a 13.0sec 75m, 2.15.5 600m and a 3.09m long Jump. Kate Cookson finished 9th and also ran 13.0sec for the 75m with a 2.22.2 600m.
Twelve of our girls were involved in the U11 Group which featured forty four competitors. Highest placed Blackburn Harrier was Mya Booth in 25th place followed by Christie Sturgess in 27th and Macy Cura in 28th. Chloe Jameson took 32d place and then came a pack of Harriers in 35th (Kirsty Cura); 36th (Jessica Watson); 37th (Skye Aspin); 38th (Katy Lord); in equal 39th Summer Aspin and Eleanor Alsop; 41st (Danielle Probert); Lily-Mae Thomas in 42nd and Caterina Lombard in 44th.
Among the boys in the U9 Age Group featuring 19 competitors, the Harriers finished first, fifth and sixth. Issac Butler won the competition putting in a 12.8sec (75m); 2.05.7 (600m) and 3.29m Long Jump. Calum Redhead was fifth with a 14.0sec (75m) 2.14.9 (600m) and 2.78m Long Jump. In sixth place came Jonathan Eastham with a 12.7sec (75m), 2.27.4 (600m) and 3.29m Long Jump.
In the U11 Boys George Whittaker was first placed Harrier amongst the 24 competitors in equal 15th place with an athlete from Keighley. Rory Teare took 19th place whilst Kieran Carroll placed 20th – just four points behind Rory. Jack Platt finished in 22nd and Ben Boocock in 24th.
Over in the U13 Boys, Ben Cecil finished in 2nd place in the field of seventeen and ran a 13.9sec 100m which was a new PB by two tenths of a second, 2.39.3 800m just 0.5sec off his PB and jumped 4.04m in the Long Jump and another PB by 16cm. The day after Ben was in the Harriers YDL Lower Age Group squad at Trafford which shows great commitment.
Freckleton Half-Marathon – Sunday June 22nd 2014
Full Results HERE
(cover photo courtesy of Terry Lonnergan)
The Annual Freckleton Half-Marathon was run on Sunday in conditions generally associated with the race – hot and draining for endurance runners. Ben Fish won the Race in a time of 70.30 some two and half minutes in front of Rob Affleck from Preston (73.04) and John Mason unattached (73.39).
Remarkably, this is Ben’s eighht win in the Race, but even more remarkably, it is eight wins in succession. the last time the Race was won by anyone else was in 2006 when Peter Newton took the first prize. It will take some athlete to surpass this level of performance. Ben was happy with his win and told the Club “All I can say was that it was awfully hot out there. I ran a controlled race without checking my watch. I was just focusing on gradually increasing the gap from John Mason and Rob Affleck. Very happy to manage 8th consecutive win! “
Jane Tomlinson’s Pennine 10K 2014
Full Results HERE
One thousand six hundred and sixty six runners finished this Race again in very warm conditions. The Race was won by Matt Lalor (Barlick Fell Runners) in a time of 34.00. Chris Davies from the Harriers took a good 15th place with a strong run in the conditions (37.56) with Laura Hesketh not far behind in 47th spot (41.29). Jan Buckingham returned to racing after her leg operation earlier in the year to post a 55.51 clocking (743rd) – great to see her back racing as well. After the race she told us that “It was a fantastic route, I had no idea Burnley had so many nice bits. It was very hot though, which isn’t an excuse for the rubbish time 55.51 – or maybe it is! Anyway my first run back, nearly 5 months after the second bout of cancer and as Katie says ‘why are you getting so frustrated with times, you’re running a 10k’ and she’s right, so I am happy”.
Aggies Staircase – Thursday June 19th
Full Results HERE
There were 145 runners out at this popular local Race measuring 6.4Km with 350m climb on a very warm night with Joe Mercer from Horwich a clear winner in 28.17.
Among the competitors were eleven members of Blackburn Harriers led home by V40 John Sutton in 11th spot (31.52). Sixteen yr old Joe Campbell had a really good run to place 16th (32.32) followed very closely by V50 Michael Toms in 17th (32.38). In 21st place came Chris Davies (33.11) and Allan Hartley took 25th (33.44). Finishing 30th was Gary Pearse (34.47) and probably with Hendon Brook still in his legs followed by Danny Maynard – one of the Clubs leading youth Coaches – in 46th (36.48). John Cookson (39.39) finished in 69th place and had Ian Clarkson close behind in 73rd (39.55). Daughter Megan Clarkson came in 79th (40.44) and Paul Wilkinson 87th (41.45).
Elletson Arms 10km Series – Saturday June 21st
Full Results HERE
Shaun Livesey clocked up his second Race win of the year at the Pilling 10k which is part of the Elletson Arms 10k Series. In very hot conditions Shaun won the race in 35.12 from David Brown (Lancaster) in second place with 36.11.
Scafell Pike Trail Marathon
(Thanks to Mick Kenyon of RacingSnakes and Grand Day Out Photography for
John Orrell thought he would make his debut at the Marathon distance by doing something a little different with 1800m of ascent and 26 miles finishing in a time of 6 hours 44 minutes and 45 seconds. He finished 123rd out of 216.
Understandably he was really pleased with his Race and told the Club “This was no ordinary marathon though, as the Scafell Pike Trail Marathon covered a variety of terrain, traversed across some of Lakeland’s most glorious mountain scenery to reach the top of England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike. That was only half way though and with a 1000ft climb around 20 miles in it wasn’t downhill all the way back.
It was a hot day, although the mountain section cooled a little as we disappeared into the mist at Sty Head and that made for some interesting navigation. (just ask Ricky Lightfoot).At 42k and 1800m of ascent or just over 26 miles and almost 6000ft in old money it was an epic day out. I finished 123rd out of the 220 starters and 38th in my age category in a time of 6.44.45. To give you an indication of its difficulty, in case you are comparing times to those achieved in ‘ordinary’ marathons, only 13 people finished under 5 hours and only 3 of those under 4 hours, which included Ricky Lightfoot, the 2013 World Trail Running Champion.
For those who are interested, links to Ricky’s report (and how he lost
the race) and full results can be found here – http://www.highterrainevents.co.uk/8.html
As an aside I ran this race all natural. No, I was wearing my kit, I mean, no gels, no powders and no artificial gubbins. Just 100% coconut water, a jam currant teacake and a sausage pinched from the hotels breakfast table. Real wool from real sheep was shoved down my socks to prevent blisters on the toes. It works. Try it. Chasing those sheep up Ingleborough to get that wool made for some interesting hill reps too and was all part of my preparation!”
Great Hill Fell Race – Saturday June 21st
Full Results HERE
In pretty hot conditions, Mark Almond lined up alongside 76 other runners at this years Great Hill Race finishing ninth overall, 2nd V45 and in a time of 41.47. The Race was won by James Kevan of Horwich in 34.35.
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