Daily Archives: June 15, 2015
At the Lancashire Schools Champs in Wigan, the twenty seven Blackburn Harriers – representing their individual school districts – did themselves proud gaining fifteen individual wins including two Championship Best Performances for Charlotte Williams and Eloise Littlefair as well as five English Schools and National Standards qualifications. Several other athletes were just on the brink of reaching the qualifying standards too.
Full Results HERE
Highlight of the performances came in the Junior Girls Hammer where Charlotte Williams won the event with a throw of 39.03m – a new Club Record – to gain a National Standard qualification and a Championship Best Performance to boot – and which, puts her in 9th spot in the National Rankings for an U15. Eloise Littlefair also set a Championship Best Performance in the Junior Girls Shot Putt, wining with 10.10m. Rebecca Orrell took a double gold winning the Hammer with 39.96m to ensure ES qualification and the Shot Putt with a throw of 8.15m.
Ben Aspinall, after coming through an injury of late, got back to winning ways in the Triple Jump. He jumped the English Schools qualification standard on his first effort, then went on to leap to a new PB of 14.23 and in the process, broke the Club Record for an U20 which had been held by Cliff Dickinson since 1978 when he set the Club best at 14.18m. He added another win in the 110m Hurdles with 16.9 but sadly there was only one competitor. Georgina Rickard picked up a 2nd placed finish in the Inter Girls Triple Jump with 9.49m – and – Jaqui Howard took 3rd spot in the Junior Girls Long Jump with 4.44m and a new PB.
In the Inter boys 100m Archie Braysford eased through the qualifying round in 11.8 and then won the final with 11.3. Having already achieved the ES qualifying standard, the day went very well for him. Hanzala Hanif ran 12.5 in his Heat which wasn’t quick enough to get him into the final. Two more winners in the Hurdles were Ross Liddle (Inter Boys) in the 100mH with a time of 14.5 and Cameron Massey in the 400mH with 64.1. Brother Nick Massey ensured he is going to the English Schools Finals when he won the 80mH (Junior Boys) in 12.0. Morgan Angland (Inter Girls) who had previously run both the ES and NS standards, also secured her English Schools spot winning her 80mH in the same time as Nick – 12.0sec. Emily Warren won the 75mH in 12.00 which just two tenths short of the standard required and having already run 11.9 twice this season which is so close.
Back to the Throws which earned a win for Anthony Kent in the Junior Boys Discus (29.43m) – a new PB by over 2metres. Lucas Davies in the Junior boys Javelin, also set a new PB by nearly two metres with his throw of 22.1. Inter Boy Sam Pearson-Moore finished 10th in the Javelin (27.48m).
Caleb Lee (5.22m) and Lewis Old (5.12m) contested the Inter Boys Long Jump finishing 6th & 7th respectively. Katie Buckingham had two wins in her events – 400mH with a time of 66.3 which was a new PB and just three tenths short of the ES Standard and then as the lone athlete in the 1500m Steeplechase (5.47.8). Olivia Brooks was another double winner in the Senior Girls Long Jump with 4.80m and the in the High Jump (1.40m) and again sadly only one competitor. Jane Saothong came 2nd in the Long Jump to Olivia with 3.67m.
The 200m Junior Boys saw Josh van der Linde take 6th spot in 26.9 and in the Inter Girls 200m Baylie Thompson came 4th in 30.08. Grace Handley just missed out on the ES qualifying time in the Inter Girls 3000m of 10.26. Grace won her Race in 10.32.4 which was a season’s best. Charlie Obank ran in Race 2 of the Junior Boys 1500m coming in 6th (4.49.6) whilst Byron Abbott took 4th place in the Inter Boys 1500m with 4.33.4. It was a big new PB for Maddie Elliott in the Junior Girls 1500m when she placed 2nd in 4.59.8 – over six seconds off her previous best.
Joe wins Northern Gold Medal and selection for Welsh International – Rebecca bags two Bronze Medals – Rob sets yet another PB
Northern U20 and Senior T & F Championships at Sportscity
Joe Pearse took a Gold Medal in the U20 High Jump with a winning height of 1.98m, a height which whilst not his best would also have won a Silver Medal in the Senior Men’s High Jump on the day. Apart from a Gold Medal, the win brought other rewards. Joe told the Club that he was “Very pleased with my first pain free high jump competition and over the moon that I have been selected for the Welsh International on the 29th July due to my win. Although the heights weren’t great, I have changed a lot with my run up and take off so the result is positive and I look forward to getting it all right and putting a good series of high heights together in the future”. Congratulations to Joe on achieving selection at International Level.
Full Results HERE
Rebecca Orrell has had a good weekend – qualifying on Saturday for English Schools in the Hammer and then winning two Bronze Medals in the Northern Championships in the Hammer with 39.24m and in the Shot Putt with a new PB of 8.88m. Given she has been having to manage an injury whilst competing, this weekends set of results have been excellent. After picking up her medals Rebecca commented “I came third in the Hammer with a throw of 39.24 and third in the shot with a PB throw of 8.88 which was 33cm further than my previous PB”………”Today’s competition was really good everybody who took part did their best and we all supported each other. I would like to dedicate my PB in the Shot to Iain Vickery who helped me yesterday with a new technique and has been there for me over the past few years!”
After setting a new PB of 3.54.26 for the 1500m at Sportscity two weeks ago, last week at Trafford saw Rob Warner set yet another personal best, this time at 800m with a 3rd placed 1.55.67. Rob was pleased with his PB but there is no doubt that there is more to come and after the Race he said that “The race was okay, I went through 400 a couple of seconds slower than I wanted to so ended up running even splits. If the start was quicker I think I definitely could have taken a bit more off, but can never be unhappy with a pb really!”
Full Results HERE
Alison wins the London Mile – Ben 3rd at Notts 10 Mile – Chris & Conrad 2nd and 3rd at Fleetwood 10k – Jack takes the prizes at Deva Tri
City of London Mile
Alison Leonard who will be representing Great Britain in the forthcoming European Team Championships is having a very good build up with some impressive Race results. The latest came in the City of London Mile on Sunday which she won in a time of 4.40 to edge out Jemma Simpson (4.41) and Zoe Buckman (4.42).
She told the Club that it was a “last minute decision to run but really enjoyed the race. The route was amazing; St Pauls to Bank, round to Guildhall and finished on Cheapside. It was a lot if fun and made a change from track races”.
Notts 10 Mile
Ben Fish helped the Club’s Senior T & F Team to go to the top of the Northern League Division One recently with a double win in the 3000m Steeplechase and 5000m’s. Previous to that in May he had won the Horwich Jubilee Race (25.34) – the Buxton Half-Marathon (72.48) and Derby 10k (31.38).
Race Video HERE
His latest outing saw him tackle the Notts 10 Mile Road race where he finished in pouring rain in 3rd place (50.19). The Race was won in 49.48 and afterwards Ben commented that he “Had a good run, tried forcing the pace halfway, then there was just 4 of us. Ben Livesey and Toby Spencer really pushed it at 7.5 miles getting away from me and Debele. Felt great and happy with 3rd”
Just 103 runners lining up at the Fleetwood 10k on Sunday which saw very good runs from Chris Davies and Conrad Mckee. Chris won his last Race – Crazy Cow 10k and maintained his form with a 2nd placed 35.38 and 12 seconds behind the Race winner.
Chris said that “Just finished 2nd in the Fleetwood Rotary 10k. 35:39 was the time. Getting stronger every race now. Wind was tough second half of the race but pleased overall. Well done to Conrad McKee who finished 3rd also. Great results.” Conrad took 3rd place in the Race with 36.24 which was a new PB by 10 seconds in a Race which he described as being tough.
The previous week at Haigh Hall saw Evan Cook and Dave Morris have a run out in the 91 strong field. Evan placed 22nd overall and was 2nd V60 in 27.07. Dave came in 77th (37.51).
Jack Hindle took on the Deva Triathon on Sunday comprising a 1500m swim – 40km Bike Race and a 10k to finish off and put in a cracking performance. He was delighted with his performance and result and said he was “really happy with that result. Had a really strong swim and bike, felt it on the run so there’s still more to come. But happy to be the U20 national champion in a top class field!”
Dad Derek Hindle was obviously very proud of Jack’s achievement on the day and said “Well Done Jack Hindle at yesterdays Deva Triathlon at Chester, standard distance 1500m swim 19:09, 40km Bike 1:02:30 and 10km run 36:57, finished in a total time of 2:00:20, picked up a nice 1st in age group 17-18 and 1st in the u20s National triathlon championships.Finished 20th overall out of 1100 competitors…worth getting up at 04:30 for…proud of you”.
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