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Mid Lancs T & F League at Leigh & Harriers youngsters still setting PB’s

Lovely weather greeted the athletes at this years fourth fixture of the Mid Lancs T & F League at Leigh last weekend – July 25th – and although it was a holiday period there were still fifteen athletes from the Harriers competing on the day and setting nine new personal bests.

Full Results HERE

Paul Coffey doubled up in the Senior 100m and 200m with 2nd in the 100m (11.70) and then winning the 200m with 23.80. Tony Balko contested some of the Senior Throws with a 2nd place in the Hammer (27.37m) and a 3rd in the Discus of 30.73m and a seasons best. Ever present U15 Throws duo – Anthony Kent and Lucas Davies – were out again with Anthony coming 2nd in the Shot Putt with 10.82m which was a new PB by nearly a metre, got another 2nd in the Discus (28.49m) and made it three 2nd places on the day in the Hammer with 29.45m. Lucas took 6th spot int he Shot Putt with 7.52m, 7th in the Discus (22.56m) and 4th in the Javelin with a throw of 18.07m.

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Jamie Teare had a good day and set a new PB in the U13’s 200m (3rd) in 31.30 and in winning the 1500m in 4.56.20 just missed setting another PB by half a second. In the High Jump, Jamie won the competition and added 8cms to he is previous best height to record a new PB of 1.40m. Daniel Brown, also running in the 1500m did set a new PB with his 9th placed time of 5.21.40, nearly three seconds up of his previous best and also competed in the Long Jump (16th) and a jump of 3.49m. New member Jonathan Gough was at his first competitive meeting for the Harriers and jumped 3.73m in the U13 Boys Long Jump (10th) in the 18 strong field.

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In the U15’s Hannah Cookson took 3rd spot in the 200m with 28.70 and 3rd again in the 800m in 2.30.20, a race won by Maddie Elliott in fine style (2.25.50). Maddie also took 3rd place in the 300m with a time of 47.10 – a new PB by nearly a second. Chloe Bleeks ran in the 2nd Heat of the 300m taking 6th spot in 48.20 for a new PB by a full second and also ran 30.20 in the 200m for 3rd place. Hannah and Chloe both went in the Long Jump with Hannah jumping 3.95m (11th) and Chloe in her first ever Long Jump performed well for 3.72m (14th). Amy Davies took on the 1500m and finished 3rd with a time of 5.23,00. Starting off the season with 5.42, Amy has made good progress in this event.

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U13 Emily Raine was just outside her 100m PB when she won the Race in 13.7 and similarly for Olivia Blow who ran 14.80 in 3rd place in Heat 2 of the 100m; Olivia then set a new PB in the Long Jump (9th) with 3.72m and another new PB in the Shot Putt (2nd) with 6.84m. Eleesha Charnley finished 10th out of eighteen runner sin the U13 800m with a time of 2.52.90, less than a second outside her PB and was just outside her PB again in the Long Jump where 24 athletes competed with Eleesha in 17th (3.46m) and added to those events a Shot Putt of 4.55m (10th). Myah Booth continues with her good season so far with a big new PB by 2 metres in the Javelin finishing 3rd with a throw of 18.91m and equaling her PB in the 100m finishing 2nd in 15.10 in Heat 4.

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Harriers clinch Runners Up in the YDL Division One League for 2015

 It was a very wet and cold day that greeted the athletes at The Oval Centre in Bebington on Sunday in the final fixture of the season in Division One. The Harriers lay in 3rd position at the outset and with a number of athletes missing as a result of holidays it seemed quite a tall order to clinch the runners up position in the League. But the Team did it with great spirit and finished the season as runners up in the League to Liverpool Harriers who are promoted to Premier 2.

A fine result and reward for the efforts of Athletes, Coaches and Team Managers Wendy Hitchon and Jan Buckingham

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The Women had just 8 athletes on the day and one of them – Emma Hitchon – a debutant did really well. Rebecca Orrell took on all four Throws with 3rd in  the Discus (22.18m – 1st in the Hammer (41.21m) 4th in the Javelin (15.96m) and 2nd in the Shot Putt (8.30m). Emma Hitchon backed Rebecca up with three 2nd places in the Discus, Javelin and Shot Putt as did Libby Bonis one of the Teams Sprinters rowing in with the Shot Putt in the U17’s placing 6th (6.17m).

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Big points were totted up by the Teams Hurdlers which has been the case through the season but this time, disappointingly as a result of not many other athletes in some of the Races – particularly the 110/100 and 400m Hurdles. Roxanne Oliver, Ben Aspinall and Phoebe Howe all taking wins uncontested. Roxanne took on the 200m (5th) in 28.6 and Phoebe the 400m (3rd) 68.5 and doubled up in the 800m (2nd) in 2.44.5. Just one athlete in the U20’s horizontal Jumps with Emma Hitchon 5th in the Long Jump (3.53m).

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Libby Bonis took 2nd in the U17 ‘A’ 100m with 13.5 and 3rd in the 200m (28.1) with Morgan Angland also taking 2nd spot in the ‘B’ 100m with 14.0. Zaynab Hafeji rowed in to do the 300m and 3000m (2nd) in 14.29.0. Morgan Angland won the 80m Hurdles in 13.0 and finished a solid 3rd in the Long Jump (4.36m) and had Esme Pearse supporting her in the 80m Hurdles ‘B’ Race with a 2nd placed 16.2. Esme also took a 2nd in the High Jump (1.35m) in what can only be described as atrocious conditions and probably should have been cancelled as was the Pole Vault.

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In the Men’s Sprints Jake Almond came 4th in the 100m (12.1) and won the ‘B’ 200m (24.1). Connor Makin placed 4th in the ‘A’ 200m (24.0) and John Ilugna was 3rd in the ‘B’ 100m (13.7). Connor and Morgan Philips then tackled the 400m with Connor 2nd in the ‘A’ (52.5) and Morgan also 2nd in the ‘B’ with 53.7 as well as as 3rd placed 2.11.3 in the 800m ‘A’. Joe Howe returning from illness and with little training behind him ran the 1500 (3rd in 4.45.1) and 3000m (3rd in 10.07.3) double to help the Team add more points which was a great effort.

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All hands to the pump in the U20’s Throws with Ben Aspinall taking 6th in the Discus (16.98m), Jake Almond winning the ‘B’ (16.09m), Gareth Johnson 6th in the Hammer (17.50m), 4th in the Javelin ‘B’  and 6th in the Shot Putt ‘A’ (7.22m). Sprinter Archie Braysford also helped out in the ‘B’ Shot Putt (4th) with 4.89m.(11.10m). Connor Makin threw 16.52m (3rd) in the Javelin, all of which added important points for the Team.

Ben Aspinall took another win for the Harriers in the Long Jump with 5.75m backed up by Jake Almond in the ‘B’ (2nd) with a jump of 4.89m. Zac Hargreaves got a good 3rd in the Triple Jump with 10.34m and once again Gareth Johnson rowed in with 4th in the ‘B’. Archie Braysford ran 12.2 in the U17 ‘A’ 100m  and 5th in the 200m (24.0) with Cameron Massey 6th in the ‘B’ 100m (13.0). Tom McKee ran the ‘A’ 800m in 2.28.8 (5th)  and the 3000m (3rd) in 10.21.6 whilst Zac Hargreaves placed 4th in the ‘B’ 800m (2.17.1) and then followed that up finishing 4th in the 1500m (4.34.7) with Byron Abbott winning the ‘B’ in 4.42.8 and taking 3rd in the 1500m (5.11.9).

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Ross Liddle took a win double in the ‘A’ 100m Hurdles (15.7) and the ‘A’ 400m Hurdles in 61.7. Cameron Massey made it three wins int he Hurdles by taking the ‘B’ 100m Hurdles (17.8). Sam Pearson-Moore took on three Throws events rather than his preferred event – the Javelin – to help the Team out and took 5th in the Discus (16.63m), 6th in the Shot Putt (8.19m) and 5th in the Javelin (31.98m). Jacob Roberts continued his good form by winning the Hammer with a throw of 50.79m, which was twice as far as the 2nd placed athlete. Cameron Massey (2nd (5.34m) in the Long Jump and Caleb Lee 4th (10.11m) in the Triple Jump and 4th in the High Jump (1.40m) kept the points total going up.

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Hendon Brook (not for the faint hearted) – Todmorden & Lancaster 5k’s – Shaun is part of winning Triathlon Team

One hundred and eighty eight runners at this years very tough Hendon Brook ‘Half Marathon’ with the Race being won by David Rigby in a fine time of 76.21.

Among the runners were four Blackburn Harriers plus two who run for Blackburn on the Track – Ben Fish, Chris Davies, Gary Pearse, Jonathan Bridge, Joanne Nelson and Laura Hesketh.

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Ben was first of the Harriers home in 3rd place with a time of 79.35 and commented that he was “nowhere near my best. Great race, just couldn’t stand up to the challenge of the course three weeks after the marathon. Good performances from Chris, Gary and Jonathan”

Next in was Chris in a very good 7th spot (90.13) and said he was “Really pleased with my efforts today. 7th place on what has to be said ‘an absolute beast of a half marathon’. The last climb was a killer but got through it and I’m pleased with the time. Good to do something different on a Sunday run for a change which was in a strong field of runners as well. Well done to Ben Fish, Gary Pearse and Jonathan Bridge who also competed and Joanne Nelson who was first back in the women. Well done guys”.

Gary (V50) wasn’t far behind in 18th place with 96.51, a time which earned hin the the 2nd V50 spot and afterwards he told the Club that he was “Pleased with how I raced, kept it together reasonably well with not many training miles over the last couple of months. Place more important than time for the series as now got the nine qualifiers in with still a couple races to come. This is one of the toughest races around and good to see other harriers out giving it their best.”

Right behind Gary came Joanne – running for Darwen – who won the Women’s Race in a time of 97.06 and was also 1st V40 which was a great run on her part. Next in was V45 Jonathan (40th) in 1.40.57. In 44th place came Laura – running for Clayton – who also took the 2nd placed Woman in the Race and 1st in her age group and said that she was Really pleased to knock nearly four minutes off my previous time at Hendon Brook. Not done many long runs as been concentrating on the shorter distances so started to suffer towards the end of the race. A great race with some brutal climbs.”

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Josh Boyle at Todmorden Park Summer 5k Race 3 ran a fine race in the latest one of this Series to finish 3rd overall in the 100 strong field with a time of 16.49 with brother Jacob (Clayton) in 2nd place 16.30 just one second behind the winner – Jason Parker (16.29).

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The Todmorden Race was followed up quickly with another 5k Race, this time at Lancaster which saw V45 Andy Buttery join Josh Boyle in the event. Andy took 7th place and 1st V45 in a time of 16.17 and commented after the Race that it was “My best time for a couple of years and feel like I’m close to being back under 16mins as it was a bit windy last night. Should hopefully be hitting good form for the 6 stage relays!” whilst Josh set a new PB in 9th place with 16.27 and was the 1st Junior overall.

Full Results HERE

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 Outlaw Triathlon Relay – July 26th in Nottingham

Shaun Livesey who been in pretty good form was part of a Team which was attempting to not only win the Race but to try and break the Course record which stood at 8.01.

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Shaun’s Team just missed out in the end and this is what he had to say about the day and how it went. Well the team was put together by my brother and Danny from Langdale Lightweights cycling. First up was Will Clarke a GB professional triathlete, next up was Ryan Perry from Burnley Ryan Perry from Burnley who is an Officer in the Army, Then onto yours truly. The aim was to set a new team record which was 8;01. Will got us of to a flyer swimming with a blistering 49;20 for the 3.2m swim. With a fast transition it was over to the Ryan aka ( the champ) who was in fine form, he rode an unbelievable 4hr;20m for the 112m bike route smashing the previous record by 8 mins. Then it was over to me, I ran out onto the course knowing that if i ran a 2:48 marathon the record was ours. I set off feeling good helped by the fantastic crowd support, I completed one circuit and got to the half way point at around 1:21 and I thought to myself this is on! However at around 17m my stride started to shorten. I could feel the onset of cramp coming on in both hamstrings. By mile 20 I was reduced to running and stretching all the way back in, finishing my run in 3:03 and bringing the team home in first position but well short of our goal. Total race time 8:15:01.

The team was one of the several teams put together to raise money for the Karen Green Foundation. There were also individual competitors raising money for the same cause, one of which being my brother Mark Livesey who finished on the podium in 3rd place with a time of 9hr20m.

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In addition to the outlaw on the Sunday there was a Big Swim event on the Saturday . My daughter Sophie and her friend Ruby swam in the 1500m open water swim- there first ever open water event. They both did fantastically well helping each other all the way round. They completed the swim well inside the 1hr cut off time, getting out of the the water in 52mins. Watching those two 11 year olds was definitely the highlight of the weekend. 

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Financial Crisis and Banking Industry

Financial Crisis and Banking Industry

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Comments Off on It’s Medals a plenty for Mike in Sweden Masters Competition – Joe and Rob at Trafford BMC and Grand Prix

It’s Medals a plenty for Mike in Sweden Masters Competition – Joe and Rob at Trafford BMC and Grand Prix

MIke Hazlewood – who continues to compete at a very good level – won five medals including a Gold, Two Silvers and Two Bronzes in the VSM Uddevalla Masters Competition in Sweden at the weekend with pretty good performances.

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Mike – who is now a V70 – was competing at VSM Uddevalla in Sweden over the weekend and had this to say about how the competition went for him “Having heard of the UK weather at Brum this last w/e I was glad to have saved flight, hire car and hotel costs to have similar weather in Uddevalla – windy, wet and cold! Despite the above I have to be satisfied with my first M70 competition, 1 x 1st (shot), 2 x 2nds (discus & javelin) & 2 x 3rds (hammer & weight)

The facilities were good and until Sunday, organisation & officially up to the task. Unfortunately our weight throw started 90 mins late so I only had 4 throws before rushing off to the javelin. The shot result/distance is incorrect I won with 11.54. The 11.33 quoted was My last effort!! All putts were over 11 except one which rolled out of my hand.  Discus 2 throws over 37 before the rain really came down therefore 4 NT!. In both hammer & weight I was up against 2 good hammer throwers.
It was good to lat down some markers for the Swedish throws pentathlon in Sept.”

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At the other end of the age spectrum, Joe Monk set a new PB in the 3000m at the Trafford Grand Prix last week – July 21st – when he ran a time of 9.10.70 which represents half a minute improvement this season.

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Rob Warner after running two fine Races at the last Northern League Division One Fixture last time out took a solid 4th position at the Trafford BMC meeting – July 21st – in the 1500m with a time of 3.55.33.

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Northern League at Preston July 12th 2015

Northern League at Preston July 12th 2015

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Brian qualifies for World Championships – John is ‘after’ Ben Nevis – Jacob & Rob in Track & Field

The course for the British Ironman Championships at Bolton included a beautiful lake swim in Pennington Flash. A 112-mile, two-loop bike ride from Pennington Flash and onto the breathtaking Lancashire countryside and includes the infamous Sheep House Lane climb where spectators could get up close and personal with the athletes in true Tour de France style. The Marathon distance run began at the Macron Stadium and headed into Bolton town centre, completing three loops of a circuit before finishing in Victoria Square in the shadow of the Albert Hall.

Brian Fogarty goes from strength to strength in the Ironman and his latest efforts – competing in the British Championships – at Bolton last weekend (July 19th) was testimony to that progress. Despite having to suffer a puncture on the Bike Ride part of the event, Brian still finished 12th overall (out of over 2000 athletes), 2nd in his Age Category and gaining yet again, the qualification for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. A great performance again by him.

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Brian who competes on an amateur basis was up against full time professionals int he Race, ten of which were in the first 12 places which just shows the level of competition that Brian is involved with.

After the Race Brian spoke to the Club and said Mixed emotions from my race at Ironman UK. My swim went ok not as good as I had hoped for, I came out in 1:04 but I was feeling good and looking to really make up good time on the bike. This was the case, I was going great guns and in no time got up to 9th until a puncture in my back wheel put a halt to things. I lost at least 10 mins and a number of places. Once I got back going it made me be even more aggressive trying to make up lost time. I made the places back and came off the bike in 9th and 1st amateur in 5:15. I realised quite early into the run that the extra effort I put in on the bike had taken it out of me. I dug deep throughout the marathon and with all the amazing support helped me get home in 3:15. Unfortunately I lost 3 places and finished 12th, 3rd amateur. On reflection I can’t be to disappointed I gave it everything and know I can make huge improvements. All focus is now on the world Championships in Kona.

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John Sutton was out on the Fells at the weekend tackling the Kentmere Horsehoe on Sunday – July 19th – along with 345 other runners.

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In finishing 28th overall in a time of 1.47.57 John was reasonably pleased with his performance on the day and told us that “I’m trying to get in to some sort of shape for Ben Nevis in September. It was the 40th running of the Kentmere Horseshoe race on Sunday. I finished equal 28th in 1.47.57 and whilst that’s over five mins off a PB, it’s a step in the right direction and my first satisfactory result this year. I had a battle with a Helm Hill runner for much of the second half of the race which went to the wire. Despite getting ahead of him before the finishing field, he drew up level with me as I fumbled around with my dibber. Technology eh?”

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U17 Jacob Roberts had another good weekend with the Hammer at Birmingham in the British Athletics Jumps & Throws Fest at the weekend. He won the competition with a Throw of 51.43m – six metres in front of 2nd place – and had a Throw nearing 60metres ruled out!

Full Results HERE

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On the Track, Rob Warner continued with his good form at at Trafford this week when he finished 4th in the 1500m B Race in a time of 3.55.53 with just half a second separating positions 3rd through to 6th.

Full Results HERE

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