Daily Archives: September 13, 2015
North West Road Relays – Saturday September 12th
Edge Hill University
A good day at the Relays for the Harriers – even after the last minute changes that are an inevitable part of putting Relay Teams together – the Club won two Team Golds, Team Silver and Team Bronze as well as two athletes taking the fastest leg runners of the Lancashire Teams.
Full Results HERE
The U13 Girls Team got us off to a great start with Amy Davies, Eleesha Charnley and Jess Watson pulling the Team through to 6th place overall – in a field of 22 Teams – and 1st Lancashire Team for the Gold Medal.. Amy ran the 2nd fastest leg of the day (11.01) and the fastest by any Lancashire girl which saw her win an individual medal to go with her Team Gold.
Not to be outdone, the U13 Boys of Matt Ramsden, Ethan Rickard and Daniel Brown placed 10th overall – 18 Teams in total – and 1st Lancashire Team to earn the Club a second Gold on the day. Matt replicated Amy’s performance with the joint 2nd fast leg of the day (10.14) and the fastest by a Lancashire runner, earning him an individual medal as well as his Team Gold.
It wasn’t such a good day for the U15 Girls who had two teams in finishing 25th (‘B’) and 26th (‘A’) on the day out of 28 Teams. Hannah Cookson, Natalya Irvine and Katurah Bradley made up the ‘A’ Team with Chloe Bleeks, Anna Lonsdale and Freya Black comprising the ‘B’ Team. Nevertheless, they all got stuck in with two of the athletes having their first ever competition and one of them essentially a 200/300m runner.
The U17 Men’s Team won the 3rd Medal of the day when they took Silver in the Lancashire Championships with a team led off by Liam Atkinson, Tom McKee on 2nd and Zak Hargreaves on the final leg. The run on the day will is good preparation for the Northern Relays which follow in a weeks time at Blackpool.
Due to injuries the Senior Women were reduced to one Team – Katie Buckingham, Kaylie Panaro and Carol Cookson – finishing 34th of the 47 Teams completing on the day and 10th team in the Lancashire Championships contested by 16 Teams. Lindsay Davies who had lost her team mates to injuries nevertheless still wanted to run and ran her Leg in 29.32.
The fourth Medal of the day was won by the Men’s Senior ‘A’ Team comprising – Zac Howe, Karl Billington, Joe Monk and Tim Raynes – who did really well to finish 6th overall of the 76 Teams competing and 3rd Lancashire Team to secure a Bronze Medal.
The ‘B’ Team had David Almond on lead leg with Joe Howe 2nd, Jason Harbour 3rd and John Cookson on the ‘glory leg’.
Great performances resulting in Club Records, Meeting Records, Personal Bests for Harriers from U13 through to Veterans
Southport & Waterloo Open Medal Meeting
The start of a very good weekend for Emily Warren took place at Litherland on Saturday when she won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, setting a new PB along the way in the 100m. She won the 75m Hurdles in 12.0sec and Heat 2 of the 100m in 13.1sec before taking 2nd spot in the 300m in an excellent time of 44.8sec for her first ever attempt at the distance.
Full Results HERE
She was very enthusiastic about her performances and told the Club that she was “Very happy with my results over the weekend received 4 golds one silver and a bronze I am happy that my sprint training is paying off because I have achieved two new pbs one in 100m which was 13.1 and a pb in 200 which was 26.9 I also had a go at a 300 and it was my first time ever doing one and I got silver for that overall very happy with what I have achieved this weekend”
Also out at Litherland were Myah Booth, Jonathon Gough and George Whittaker. Myah took 3rd spot in the 70m Hurdles in 13.1sec, 5th in the Javelin with a throw of 14.45m and 4th in Heat 2 of the 150m (23.7sec). Jonathon was 4th in the 100m (14.7) and 4th again in the Long Jump with 4.19m a new PB – George came 3rd in the 800m (2.58.1), his first ever attempt at the distance and 8th in the Long Jump with a new PB of 3.76m. Then it was over to the Javelin for George placing 4th with a throw of 20.58m and yet another new PB for this very enthusiastic young athlete.
Then on to Pendle which saw Emily Warren, Ellie Littlefair, Olivia Blow, Emily Raine, Harrison Allcock, Code Dewhurst, Ellie Hallam, Charlotte Williams, Connor Davison and Jacob Roberts in the pursuit of more wins and PB’s and they didn’t disappoint.
Full Results HERE
U13 Emily Raine had a good day here winning the 100m Final in 14.3sec, won her Heat of the 200m in 29.9 and then placed 2nd in the Final with 30.4 before finishing joint 2nd in the High Jump with 1.25m. Olivia Blow (U13) came in 5th in the Long Jump with 3.28m, 4th in the 200m Heat with 30.09sec and 6th in the Final (31.8sec) and backed that up with 2nd place in the Shot Putt (6.05m).
Emily Warren (U15) on fire from the day before at Litherland was the only competitor in the 75m Hurdles where she posted a good time of 11.9, then won the 100m in 13.3sec and 200m in 26.9sec which was a new PB by nearly half a second.
Charlotte Williams (U15) and Eloise Littlefair (U15) both set new PB’s, new Meeting Records in the Hammer and Shot Putt and in the process set new Club Records too. In the Hammer Charlie won with a throw of 48.62m which took her to 4th place in the National Rankings and in the Shot Putt Eloise won with a throw of 11.00m which took her up 15 places in the National Rankings to 29th. Charlie then took 2nd in the Discus (24.93m) and Eloise 3rd with 23.04m.
On the Male side of events at Pendle Anthony Kent (U15) continued his fine season with a win in the Hammer (35.36m). Jacob Roberts (U17) who just seems to be throwing longer every time he competes, set a new PB, a and new Meeting Record and a new Club Record when he threw 58.69m in the Hammer which puts him at 10th in the National Rankings. U17 Connor Davison kicked off his competition with a win in the Discus (29.09m) was 3rd in the Javelin (29.08m) and reached 11.10m in the Shot Putt.
Senior athlete and V50 Tony Balko had his final fling of the Season throwing 34.46m in the Hammer (6.0kg), 36.53m in the Discus (1.5kg) and 10.13m in the Shot Putt (6.0kg).
(Charlie “Gold medal in hammer and two clubs records broken”)
Sportshall Athletes Harrison Allcock (U10) came 2nd in his 75m Heat (12.1sec) and 2nd again in the Final with 11.9 sec He took 3rd in the Long Jump 2.86m and cricket ball 22.45m. Code Dewhurst also U10 ran in the 75m Heat and was 5th (13.4 sec), 9th in the 800m (3.24.1) and cricket ball 21.15m. Ellie Hallam U10 ran the 75m in 14.4 sec.
Sainsburys School Games
Full Results for all Events HERE
Steeplechase Results HERE
Liz Greenwood was selected to run the 1500m Steeplechase for the North West which was held over a four day period last week.In the Steeplechase she came 3rd with a time of 5.25.18 and behind Alex Barbour (Southern Champion in 2nd) and Yasmine Austridge who won the Race (English Schools and National Champion) which ranks as a very good performance by Liz. She told the Club that she had “had an amazing four days at the sainsburys school games in Manchester and the event was a fantastic experience. Gaining a bronze medal in the steeple chase topped the four days off particularly as it was my first attempt at a competitive steeple chase race”.
Northern Athletics 10000m Track Championships
This years Championships were held as part of the 10000m Festival at Stretford on September 5th and Gary Priestley ran in the ‘A’ Race which was won by Dan Cliffe in 29.46.75.
Gary has been concentrating on the mountains of late but put in a really good run here saying that “31:12 at the Northern 10,000m track champs today. I’ll take that even though it was 1 sec outside my PB. Bring on the winter training now. Well done to Carl Hardman on a 10k PB and a Northern silver medal!”
Full Results HERE
Masters Throws Pentathlon In Sweden
Mike Hazlewood had another good competition in Sweden, taking 2nd place and Silver in the Huddinge Throws Pentathlon at the weekend and despite the bad conditions Mike set two new PB’s.
Speaking to the Club Mike said “A big thank you to Huddinge AIS for a well organized and run Throws Pentathlon – despite failing to talk with the local churches to organize better weather!!! Also well done to all the officials and my fellow competitors for competing despite the weAther.
I was pleased with my result given the conditions. Hammer 40.07 (pb), shot 11.63 (pb), discus 35.60 – in the wet!, jav 35.74 ( 37nt -flat), weight 14.39 (after 2 x nt – out the sector – just a bit of pressure!!!) points 4014.“…….when the points total was revealed, Mike described himself as “happy bunny”.
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