Monthly Archives: May 2017
An overcast day greeted the Harriers at Leigh for the first fixture in this years Division 2 League featuring – Blackburn Harriers – Isle of Man – Leigh – Liverpool – Sale & Wirral. The Harriers finished in 4th place on the day with just two points separating them from 3rd place and a mere 24 points from 2nd place.
The Team were missing a number of athletes through work, injuries and ill-health but the athletes that competed got stuck in and tried to make up the gaps and there were some real highlights at the fixture – not least of which was the setting of five new Club Records and thirteen new personal bests. Leading the way with the performance of the day was U20 Ross Liddle who had a hat-trick of ‘A’ wins running the English Schools qualifying time for the 400m Hurdles when he won his Race in 55.4 – a new PB & new U20 Men’s Club Record. He followed that up by winning the ‘A’ 400m in 51.0 – another new PB and the ‘A’ 110m Hurdles in 15.4 – an U20 Club Record at the Senior Height and his first ever attempt at the distance and height. Next up breaking Club Records came Charlotte Williams in the Women’s Hammer throwing the 4kg for the first time in competition and winning the ‘A’ Hammer with a throw of 48.66m – a new U17 Club Record. Jacob Roberts followed suit in the Men’s Hammer placing 2nd with a throw of 55.35m to set a new U20 Club Record as well as breaking the Men’s Senior Hammer Record too. Anna Peers rounded off the day by breaking her own Senior Women’s Javelin Club Record by throwing 39.50m to win the Women’s ‘A’ Javelin. In the other Throws events Anna Peers got a good 2nd place in the ‘A’ Discus (2nd) with 32.45m with Charlie Coy ‘enjoying’ the ‘B’ Discus placing 3rd with 17.79m. Teigan Fawcett came 4th in the ‘B’ Javelin with a distance of 21.04m. Another example of an athlete doing everything they could for the Team came from Joe Howe who ran the ‘B’ 400m then ran down the track to get a Throw in for the ‘B’ Shot Putt on the final round to gain an extra couple of points. Great to see.
Another highlight of the day came from John ilunga. John got to the fixture by train and didn’t even ask anyone for a lift. He contested the ‘B’ 400m Hurdles (2nd) 73.8, ‘A’ Shot Putt (6th) with 7.67m, the ‘B’ Triple Jump (3rd) 9.69m, the ‘B’ High Jump (2nd) 1.55m, ran a Leg of the 4 x 100m Relay and earlier on, asked the Team Manager if he could run the 110m Hurdles, finishing 2nd in the ‘B’ with 21.7 and he missed another event, the Javelin because he was competing in the Triple Jump at the same time. What a performance and what commitment for the Team.
Echoing this were Hammer Throwers Jacob Roberts who stepped in for the ‘A’ Long Jump (5th) 5.12m, Nathan Billington who took on the Discus 2nd ‘B’ 19.93m and Charlotte Williams who contested the ‘A’ Shot Putt (5th) 8.22m. Jacob commented after the fixture had ended “Competed at senior weight today 7.26 kg Hammer at Leigh for the Northern league. Very happy with my result and breaking the club record once again at a different weight. Well done to all Blackburn Harriers and especially my Hammer team mates Nathan and Charlie”.
In the Sprints it was Dominic Bretherton and Paul Coffey for the Men and U17’s Emily Warren (first season in the Senior League) and Chloe Bleeks for the Women who contested the 100 and 200m doubles. Dominic ran a new PB of 11.3 in the ‘A’ 100m (3rd) whilst Paul took 4th in the ‘B’ with a time of 11.7. In the 200m ‘A’ Race Dominic placed 4th with another new PB of 23.2 with Paul placing 4th in the ‘B’ (24.00). Emily ran the ‘A’ 100m in 4th place equaling her PB of 13.2 and came 6th in the 200m in 27.6. Chloe knocked two tenths off her previous best to set a new PB of 13.4 in the ‘B’ 100m and knocked a full second off her best in the 200m for a new PB of 27.5 (4th).
Charlie Coy was in her first Senior League Competition and took on the ‘A’ 400m and having a good first time ever run over the distance with 3rd in 63.8, saying “she wanted to do more of those”. The she doubled up in the 800m with Maddie Elliott finishing in 3rd in the ‘B’ with 2.32.3 whilst Maddie came 4th in the ‘A’ with a time of 2.24.6. Maddie then doubled up herself in the 1500m placing 3rd in the ‘A’ (4.59.0) with Katie Buckingham 3rd in the ‘B’ (5.13.5) which was just one second away from setting a new personal best. In the 3000m it was a first time ever competition for Victoria Mousley who finished 5th as the ‘A’ runner in 10.53.9 as Liz Greenwood who was looking really good in the Race had to drop out with a calf pull. A very good debut run for Victoria.
Ross Liddle won the ‘A’ 400m in 51.0 with Joe Howe stepping into the ‘B’ Race, just holding off the Sale athlete, finishing 3rd in 58.1. Rob Warner ran the ‘A’ 800m (3rd) 2.01.7 as part of his day which included the 5000m where he finished 2nd in the ‘A’ with 15.01 which was a very good effort and sets himself up nicely for the Highgate 10000m. Tim Raynes also doubled up for the Team running the ‘B’ 800m (5th) in 2.06.0 and then ran the ‘A’ 1500m in 3rd spot (4.08.7) just a second away from a new personal best. Jack Hindle hadn’t run a 1500m since 2014 but answered the call for the Team and set a new PB time of 4.20.9 to take valuable points in finishing 2nd in the ‘B’. Joe Monk came to the fixture determined to get a new 5000m PB and did just that, setting off with real intent to win the ‘B’ in 15.24.8 – a new PB by a massive by 35 seconds. Joe Howe ran the ‘A’ 3000m Steeplechase and was up against an athlete – Allan Corlett – who had run 9.20 at his best. Joe was coming into the fixture with a PB set at Bucs and set another new PB on the day, coming home in 2nd place in 10.07.8, chopping a another ten seconds off his previous best time.
In the Hurdles side of the programme we have highlighted quality performances by Ross Liddle in the 400m and 110m Hurdles. There was also another very good performance by Morgan Angland who was contesting her first ever 100m Hurdles in the Senior Women and had a great debut winning the ‘A’ in 15.8, and a new PB and she was backed up by Katie Buckingham in the ‘B’ taking good points in 2nd spot (18.02). Sprinters Morgan Angland and Chloe Bleeks shared Long Jump duties with Morgan clearing 4.64m (4th) in the ‘A’ and Chloe 4.18m (3rd) in the ‘B’. Teigan Fawcett set a new PB in the High Jump ‘A’ (4th) clearing 1.35m. In the Men’s Triple Jump Tom Doherty got his season off to a good start with 2nd in the ‘A’ (12.04m) and then placed 3rd in the ‘A’ High Jump clearing 1.65m before running both Relays in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m. Another great effort by this young athlete.
(Morgan (1) – Katie (11)
UKYDL at Bury – Saturday April 22nd
Great morning with plenty of warm weather and sunshine as we set off from Witton Park with a Coach full of young athletes to the first fixture of the season in this years UKYDL Lower Age Group for U13 and U15 athletes. Some of the athletes were in their first season of League competition, some in their second and some in their first ever competition; And what a performance they pulled out on the day. Unfortunately there was an issue with the Results programme which meant that the final outcome was delayed for nearly two weeks. However in the end the Club put in a very good performance to finish in 2nd place on the day just 36 points behind the winners Bury. In 3rd place came Bolton; 4th was Team North Cumbria; 5th Menai T &F; 6th Macclesfield; 7th East Cheshire.
The day saw the Team produce 23 new personal bests, 24 event wins, twelve 2nd places and eight 3rd places which is not a bad way to start the season. Team Managers Mick Angland for the Girls and Danny Teare for the Boys were very pleased with all of the athletes and how they performed on the day. Great effort and Team spirit.
U15 Leon Thomas set three new PB’s on the day winning the ‘A’ 800m in 2.13.4 which was a massive six seconds faster and then knocked off two seconds to set a new 300m PB time of 46.7 (6th) in the ‘A’ with Ethan Barbarewicz running 49.1 (7th) in the ‘B’ which was his first time over the distance.. Harvey Ashworth won the ‘B’ U15 800m in 2.22.3 reducing his previous best by six seconds for a new PB too. U15 Sam Hodkinson was in his first ever T & F meeting for the Club and in a great debut ran 4.44.7 on his 1500m and absolutely stormed his leg of the 4 x 300m to set up a Team win in the Relay whilst Jamie Teare took good points by finishing 2nd in the ‘B’ 1500m (4.58.3).
U15 Girl Bailey Madden kicked off her season with a two second new PB in the ‘A’ 300m in 3rd spot with a time of 44.3 and then helped the U15 Girls home to 3rd spot in the 4 x 300m Relay. Macy Haworth took on the ‘B’ 300m in a time of 49.2 (4th). Hollie Oldham and Alex Taylor were making their track debuts in the U15 800m’s and did really well with Hollie running 2.38.1 (5th) in the ‘A’ Race and Alex also 5th in the ‘B’ Race (2.59.9). Another debut over a new distance came from Eleesha Charnley in the 1500m posting a time of 5.28.3 in ‘A’ Race (4th) before running a great Leg in the 4 x 300m to help the Team into 3rd place.
Kyle Taylor-Pomfret set a new PB by two and half seconds in the ‘A’ 800m (3rd) with a time of 2.37.0 and he was backed up in the ‘B’ Race by bottom of age Saul Sharp making his debut over the distance with a 4th placed 2.43.7. Dexta Thompson ran his second new PB of the week in the U13 Boys 1500m when he came home in 2nd spot in the ‘A’ Race posting a time of 4.50.6 which puts him at number 16 in the National Rankings. Yet another debutant in Track and Field – David Holman – won the ‘B’ 800m in 5.06.5 and it was pleasing to see all these young athletes with not a lot of experience in Track Racing to rise to the challenge and perform so well.
More new PB’s were set and the latest in the day came from the ever improving Leah Hoole in the U13 ‘A’ 800m when she chopped nearly seven seconds off her previous best to set a new PB of 2.34.4 proving once again the benefit of a good cross country season in the winter for middle distance athletes which helps to set young athletes up for the Track season. The same can be said for Kate Cookson who made her debut in the ‘B’ 800m coming home in 2nd place with a time of 2.43.4. Really good runs from the U13 Girls in the 1200m earned the Team more valuable points with Hollie Cubbon taking 2nd spot in the ‘A’ (4.21.0) and Eleanor Allsop winning the ‘B’ in a time of 4.45.8 and yet another young athlete making her debut over this new distance. U13 Isaac Butler also posted a good time in the non-scoring 800m of 2.41.6.
Good performances continued in the Hurdles – in the 80m Hurdles it was a new PB for U15 Harry Jackson 4th (15.6) with good backing from Jamie Teare 2nd in the ‘B’ (16.2). Myah Booth and Christie Sturgess were in excellent form, both winning the U15 75 Hurdles with Myah taking the ‘A’ Race (12.5) and Christie with a new PB the ‘B’ (13.6). Rory Teare added another win for the Hurdlers when he took the U13 Boys 75m H in another new PB time of 13.50 and Codie Dewhurst supported him in the ‘B’ in his debut on the Track placing 5th (18.90). Emma Love (3rd) took half a second off her time for a new PB of 13.40 in the U13 Girls 70m Hurdles and debutant Paige Shannon took a 2nd place in the ‘B’ with 13.90.
In the Sprints there were a number of young athletes who were competing in their first ever season for the Club. Tyler Evans who has joined the Club from Trawden just for Track & Field ran his first ever competitive Race in the U15 ‘A’ 100m posting a time of 14.6 (7th). Kyle Mashiter had a great run in the ‘B’ Race winning it in 12.8. Sam Hodkinson took 3rd place in the ‘A’ 200m (26.0) in his first competitive track fixture and his first trip over this distance followed by a 4th placed 28.8, an improvement of half a second by Leon Thomas in the ‘B’. U15 Queen Tanimowo was competing for the first time in an outdoor T & F meeting for the Club and kicked off in style with a 2nd place 13.4 in the 100m backed up really well by Abigail Armas in the ‘B’ who also took a 2nd spot (14.3). Caiden Hesketh ran her first ever 200m for the Club to place 4th in the ‘A’ (29.0) with Christie Sturgess taking the win in the ‘B’ in a time of 29.2 which matched her current PB.
Tom Booth and Rory Teare flew the flag for the Team in the U13 Boys 100m with Tom 5th in the ‘A’ (15.0) which was a new PB by four tenths and Rory also placed 4th in the ‘B’ (15.3) which was a new PB for him too by two tenths. Tom then took on the ‘A’ 200m which he has never done before, running 32.4 (6th). Holly Bell and Caroline Woodworth ran the 75m in the U13 Girls which saw Holly set a new PB of 11.8 (5th) and Caroline 12.7 in the ‘B’ – a distance that Caroline wouldn’t normally do, but she did it for the Team. Holly was out again in the 150m finishing 4th in the ‘B’ (23.6) and Kate Cookson came 6th in the ‘A’ (22.9), also in a distance that she hasn’t run before.
In the Jumps part of the day U15 Boys Ethan Barbarewicz and Luke Ingleson competed in the Long Jump with Ethan clearing 3.62m and Luke 3.59m in his first ever effort in this event. Jamie Teare won the U15 Boys High Jump with a new PB of 1.54m and was a whisker away from cleraring 1.57m. It was Amy Wiggans and Eleesha Charnley in the Long Jump for the U15 Girls with Amy clearing 3.98m in the ‘A’ (5th) and Eleesha jumping 3.90m in the ‘B’ for 2nd spot. Queen Tanimowo and Liberty Thompson were the Clubs athletes in the U15 Girls High Jump – Queen clearing 1.38m for 3rd place in the ‘A’ and Liberty equaling her PB when winning the ‘B’ (1.30m). One of the performances of the day in the Jumps had to go to Macy Haworth who cleared four successive attempts in the U15 Girls Pole Vault, clearing 1.90m and being so, so close to getting over 2.00m and in so doing took maximum points. Isaac Butler, another young athlete making his debut, added 25cms to his personal best in the Long Jump to set a new mark of 3.48m; And there was a double win in the U13 Boys High Jump – Rory Teare winning the ‘A’ and equaling his PB of 1.35 – and – Kyle Taylor-Pomfret winning the ‘B’ with a new PB by 8cms of 1.28m. Emma Love and Nicole Saunders took two second places in the U13 Girls High Jump – Emma with 1.29m in the ‘A’ and Nicole 1.10m in the ‘B’. Emma then won the ‘B’ Long Jump (3.71m) and Paige Shannon placed 3rd in the ‘A’ with 3.89m.
Good efforts in the U15 Boys Shot with Sam Hodkinson and Ethan Barbarewicz who aren’t accustomed to the events – Sam throwing 4.64m and Ethan 4.12 – great support for the team earning valuable points. Kieran Carroll threw 18.68m in the U15 Boys Discus ‘A’ which was a massive new PB by some seven metres – and again competing for points for the Team – Luke Ingleson had a go in the ‘B’ (4th) with 11.01m as did Kieran in the Hammer (4th) throwing 9.23m. Another highlight performance of the day was an English Schools qualifying distance in the U15 Boys Javelin for Cameron Harris who won the ‘A with a new PB throw of 42.63 with Kieran Carroll making it a double win for the Harriers taking the ‘B’ (25.73m). Myah Booth added another win to her very good day in the U15 Shot Putt ‘A’ (9.13m) with Liberty Thompson supporting her in the ‘B’ – 3rd with 5.74m. Yet another double win in the Throws in the U15 Girls Javelin with Millie Coy taking the ‘A’ (26.58m) for a new PB and Myah Booth winning the ‘B’ (22.09m). In the U13 Boys Theo Sturgess came 6th in the ‘A’ Shot Putt (4.68m) with Saul Sharp also 6th in the ‘B’ (3.63m). Kyle Taylor-Pomfret added to his very good day too when he won the U13 Boys Javelin with a throw of 22.17m. Nicky Saunders won the U13 Girls ‘A’ Shot Putt (6.88m) with Danielle Probert coming 3rd in the ‘B’ (4.49m). Nicky took a 2nd place in the Javelin with a throw of 19.33m whilst Danielle set a new PB in the ‘B’, winning it with a throw of 16.94m.
Astley Park Races
First up of this years Astley Park Wednesday Night Race Series for both Seniors and Juniors took place on May 3rd which saw one hundred and forty runners in the Senior Race with nearly the same amount 140 – in the Junior Race.
In the Junior Race the Harriers had eighteen youngsters out with some very good performances not least of which was having three in the first six and producing very fine times. Matt Ramsden came home 2nd overall, just one second behind the winner, in a time of 4.52 and he was followed by Leon Thomas in 3rd (4.55) and Dexta Thompson in 6th in a time of 5.14. Amy Davies was 15th overall and 3rd Girl on the night with 5.30 followed by Ethan Barbarewicz in 23rd (5.44), Kyle Taylor-Pomfret (25th) in 5.46, Hollie Cubbon (29th) with a time of 5.49, Saul Sharp in 34th (5.54) and Hannah Cookson 36th in 5.56.
Oliver Gill who runs everywhere with a smile on his face came home in 50th spot (6.12) followed by George Ramsden (66th) in 6.31, Kate Cookson in 71st (6.36), Liberty Thompson 73rd (6.38), Hannah Davies (84th) with a time of 7.16, Felix Thompson (86th) in 7.24, sister Kady Thompson in 106th (7.56) and Lulu Sharp 128th in a time of 8.28 – Felix and Lulu in the 8yrs category.
John Horrocks and David Morris were the Club’s only runners in the Senior race with John running realy well to place 6th in a good time of 26.20 and David Morris (138th) in a time of 43.42.
Kendal 10k – May 3rd
One hundred runners set off in this hilly 10k Race won eventually by Quentin Gratrix in a time of 35.27. Among them was Blackburn Harrier Victoria Mousley who has only just run a PB in the 10k and broken 40 minutes for the second time.
Victoria had a great run finishing in 17th place overall, 1st Female Vet and in a massive new PB time of 38.55. Delighted as you can imagine, Victoria Mousley told the club after the Race“My friend jo suggested the race as a nice undulating course….the marshal at the start laughed when I said “It’s undulating isn’t it?” “Very hilly” she replied. Any ideas of sub 40 vanished into the sky. I saw lizzie Adams and Heidi Dent at the start so knew that they would be very fast. My plan was to try and keep Heidi in my sights. The race started very suddenly. A fast pace from the off, then climbing started up the road to Sedgwick. I felt good for 2 k then it started to hurt. I dug in, gritted my teeth on the ups and swore when I turned the corner and saw one of the hills we had to run up. However two miles up means two miles down and I tried to run as hard as I could back to Kendal. I didn’t look at my watch just kept plodding on. I was delighted to finish in 38.55. A huge pb of 49 seconds”
Three Peaks – PB’s for Joe & Joe at BUCS T & F Championships – Brian breaks Course Record at Horwich Triathlon – Chris Wins Sheffiff 10k – PB’s for Harriers at Stretford – Coiners Junior Fell Races
Three Peaks – Saturday April 29th
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Good weather saw six hundred and ninety runners complete the iconic Three Peaks Race this year over the twenty three mile route including Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and with a profile not for the faint hearted:
Four Blackburn Harriers took part this year with the first athlete home being Shaun Livesey in 76th earning himself a 1st Class classification time of 3hr 39.16 describing his Race afterwards to the Club “Well went into the race felling good and with the weather being kind the course proved to be fast. I set out with certain time to hit each check point. Penny Ghent the first climb seemed to pass without any undue effort I topped out in under 34mins. Next stop high berkwith, I reached it in 1hr 1min, still feeling easy. Onto ribblehead and I dibbed in at 1hr 25mins still going well. Now onto my nemisis whernside. My goal was to summit in 2hrs race time, I did exactly that, with my legs still in good shape. The descent of Whernside to the hill inn check point isn’t my best part of the race for me, it is just too technical under foot but I was humbled to receive encouragement from John Calvert a multiple winner of the event for the club. I dibbed in 2hr 22min race time. Just after the pub I saw my wife and daughter with some refreshments I said my legs had gone! One last climb to go and I was suffering and was losing places, I still however managed to dibb in at the summit of Ingleborough at 3hrs exactly. Somehow I managed to get into some kind of running coming of the top without losing too many more places. Even after 23.4 miles of running I still managed to raise a sprint finish against race baggot from Clayton harriers the crowd loved it. Finish time 3:39:16. Although not my best effort the race itself is fantastic and is a must for anyone thinking about it”.
Next home came Andy Heys in 329th position and posting a time of 4hr 20.56. Andy enjoyed the day and told the Club “For me, the highlight of the fell racing calendar. Such a challenge, but such a privilege to be part of such a well organised, well supported event set in beautiful surroundings. My 3rd attempt at this race and managed to take another 10 minutes off my previous best on the course, coming in at 4:20. Was on target for a sub-4 and felt really comfortable at the Ribblehead viaduct, and then came my nemesis – Whernside! With all the training runs I’d done on there, I thought we had made friends? Clearly not the case as I summited Whernside absolutely destroyed. Still, managed to hang on and make it over Ingleborough to the finish. I’ve now got a hunger for sub-4, so will be back in 12 months’ time”.
Not far behind Andy – just six places and a couple of minutes – came Craig Greenough 335th in a time of 4hr 22.13. and behind Craig was Ian Clarkson in 625th position with a time of 5hr 07.40. After he had time to rest, Ian told the Club “My legs and body are officially battered!! What a day, having had a rough week with a cold, the Y3P’s fell race looked very daunting and intimidating, made the more daunting with the many top class fell runners in the country on the start line!! My plan of attack was one cut off point at a time and take it from there, all cut off’s achieved within time and then sit back and enjoy the ride over Ingleborough. Perfect weather conditions lead to a fantastic race day along with the competitors camaraderie, the marshalls and the people behind the scenes who make this event happen. Grand Day Out”.
BUCs Track & Field Championships
Joe Monk, Joe Howe, Joe Pearse, Roxanne Oliver and Katie Buckingham were all competing in the Championships at Bedford last weekend – 29th April – 1st May – with two of them coming up with new PB’s.
In a very competitive 5000m event of two Heats with one being won in 14.16 – nineteen of the twenty athletes all running under 15 minutes – and – the other won in a time of 14.46 with the first seven of the athletes all under 15 minutes, no one was ‘hanging about’. Twenty seven of the forty one athletes recorded 5000m PB’s. Joe Monk was one of the 27 finishing up running a new PB by six seconds (16.00.32) and said afterwards “Very disappointed with the run, felt heavy legged from the start, think Trafford took it out of me. I know I’m in 15:15 shape from the 3k on Tuesday, so to run what I did at BUCS is very frustrating, it just gives me the incentive to perform well at the Northern League“
(Joe Monk Number 964)
Joe Howe….was another athlete who got among the personal bests running 10.18.08 for a new PB in the 3000m Steeplechase. Joe told the Club “It was my first race of the season so a good start and a bit of a confidence booster. Disappointed to miss out on the final, I think it was my hurdling technique that let me down a bit. There’s definitely more to come”.
And then there was Katie Buckingham who came 12th in the Final of the 2000m Steeplechase with a time of 7.46.17 in her first ever attempt at the event which was a great effort and she commented after her event that it was a “great weekend watching both Nottingham and Blackburn team mates compete and be involved in such a big event against very strong fields. This was my first 2kmSc so I set off steady and built into the race hanging on to the girls ahead finishing in 7.47 which was quicker than I expected! By default a PB and 12th in a Bucs final, so can’t complain at all! First track fixture of the year and first 4x400m race has got me very excited for the rest of the season!“
Joe Pearse qualified for the Final with a 1.94m clearance and went onto finish in 7th position in the Final itself, clearing 2.00m after having to pull out of the event with an ankle injury. Joe told the Harriers that he was “Absolutely gutted that I had to pull out of the comp but happy with another 2m“. Roxanne Oliver posted a season’s best time of 15.46 in the 100m Hurdles to go through to the Semi Final where she improved her time to run 15.07 just four hundreth’s outsider her personal best time. After the Semi-Final Roxie told the Club “Another great BUCS experience. I was hoping for sub 15 seconds but I’m hoping I’ll get that next competition”.
For the three hundred and eighty seven finishers in this event, it included a 500m Swim, a 40k bike ride and an 8.6k run. In the end it was a one two for Brian Fogarty and Jack Hindle at the Horwich Triathlon at the weekend as Brian won the event and Jack came 2nd.
Brian Fogarty who is in training for the Lanzarote Ironman emphatically demonstrated how good his form is at the moment when he not only won the event but broke the Course Record too with a time of 1hr 42.41. A great performance which sets Brian up nicely for Lanzarote.
Jack Hindle is in pretty good form as could be seen by his 2nd place finish behind Brian in a time of 1hr 48.39 and told the Club “Overall I am really happy with how the race went today. After Clitheroe, I wanted to show what I am really capable of at the minute. I had a solid swim and run, I wouldn’t say the best run but solid enough. But more than anything I am happy to see that my cycling has improved. I’ve been working hard on the bike, and to finally see that my weakest discipline of the three is moving in the right direction is a big confidence boost. Massive congrats to Brian on another outstanding performance”.
The Bank Holiday Open Medal Meeting saw siblings Myah and Joel Booth and Nicky Saunders all competing at Stretford, producing two wins and three new PB’s amongst them.
U13 Nicky Saunders took a double win on the day with a new PB throw of 24.03m in the Discus before winning the Javelin with a distance of 23.05m and rounding off the day with a 3rd place in the Shot Putt (7.11m).
U13 Joel Booth took two third places with a time of 14.35 in the 100m and then setting a new PB of 29.50 in the 200m. Sister Myah Booth – U15 – set a new PB in the Javelin (26.44m), came third in the 75m Hurdles (12.54) and ran a time of 14.19 in the 100m for 4th place.
A Davies Day Out at the Races with Guest Eleesha Charnley
Chris Davies who set a new Marathon PB in London of 2hr 41.21 was in action again just a week after after and recorded a win in a time of 35.51. He told the Club that he “Decided to do the Sheriff 10K this morning. Felt good so I thought why not. Come 1st in 35:51. Won 50 quid for the Fayre Inns, so a nice meal out with the family will be coming shortly as well. Amy won the fun run and Hannah was fourth girl back, so a good day for them. Lindsay also hit a new PB as well. Well done family Davies”. In 2013 Chris had won this same Race in a time of 38.05 and with a current PB of 33.32 it shows how far he has come.
Lindsay also had a good day setting a new PB of 54.57 (90th) which is nearly five minutes faster than her first ever time posted for a 10k Race. Amy, Eleesha and Hannah all entered the 1.4k Fun Run which saw Amy win in a time of 9.32, followed by Eleesha in 2nd spot (9.52) and Hannah taking 7th place overall with a time of 11.09.
Coiners Junior Fell Races
(Photo’s courtesy of www.woodentops.org)
Over on the Fells it was the Thompson families turn at the Coiners Junior Races which saw Felix Thompson finish 6th overall out of a field of 55 runners in the U9 mixed Race of Boys and Girls in a time of 5.05 (RESULTS) – in the U11 Age Group it was Kady Thompson coming home in 82nd spot out of another mixed field of 95 runners with a time of 13.44 – (RESULTS) – the final run of the day for the Thompson family came from Dexta in the 101 strong U13 Field, again mixed, which saw him come home in 5th position in a time of 11.53 – (RESULTS).
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