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Down at the Dash with Harriers Youngsters

 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.

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Harriers Sportshall Youngsters at the Quadrathlon

Thirty Blackburn Harriers in Years 3 to 6 took part over the weekend at Hyndburn in glorious sunshine at this years Quadrathon and they competed in great fashion for themselves and the Club. Alison Hulme, Sportshall Organiser for Blackburn Harriers commented “Fantastic results on a lovely sunny weekend”.

Full Results HERE

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Results from Sunday:-
Year 4 boys: Jayden Riley 1st, Rory Teare 3rd, Ben Boocock 4th
Year 6 boys: Sam Farnworth 2nd, Harry Jackson 4th
Year 3 girls: Kate Cookson 2nd
Year 4 girls: Leah Hoole 1st, Molly Nichols 3rd
Year 5 girls: Christie Sturgess 3rd, Myah Booth 5th

Results from Saturday:
Year 3 boys: Isaac Butler 1st, Cameron Curwen 4th, Max Peel 5th
Year 4 boys: Cameron Walmsley 1st, James Corrigan 2nd, Calum Redhead 4th, Jonathan Eastham 5th
Year 5 boys: George Whittaker 6th, Arran Curwen 7th
Year 6 boys: Luis Billington 2nd
Year 3 girls: Charlotte Clapham 3rd
Year 4 girls: Danielle Probert 1st, Alice Townson 2nd, Amelia Tyson 4th, Rachael Westwell 5th
Year 5 girls: Eleesha Charnley 2nd, Millie Peel 6th
Year 6 girls: Emily Raine 1st, Olivia Blow 2nd, Emily Laycock 5th

The following athletes twelve set new Personal Bests at standing long jump which is a great performance:
Ben Boocock, Sam Farnworth, Harry Jackson, Christie Sturgess, Myah Booth, Danielle Probert, Rachael Westwell, Eleesha Charnley, Emily Raine, Olivia Blow, George Whittaker, Arran Curwen

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Blackburn Harriers Sportshall Team – v – Kirkham Grammar school

Kirkham Grammar school hosted a sportshall competition on Wednesday 27th November between themselves and Blackburn Harriers.

Danny Maynard, the Lead Coach for the Club’s Sportshall Team told us that “the boys lost a close match, however, the girls made up for the loss with a huge winning margin that allowed us to win. The athletes displayed excellent sportsmanship and the coaches are extremely proud of how they conducted themselves during and after competing. They were a credit to the club”.

Full Results HERE – as soon as we have them.

Video Clips of the Relays




HERE     Blackburn Harriers in Blue and Kirkham in the Green Hoops

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First Sportshall Fixture of the Season for Blackburn Harriers

The first fixture of this years Sportshall Competition took place on Sunday November 10th at Blackpool and the Club had a lot of their youngsters out – 25 in all – making a promising start to the three fixture season.

Not only did the athletes perform exceptionally well, their behaviour and attitude was excellent – a credit to their families and Blackburn Harriers.

A big thank-you to all the adults who provided transport & encouraged the athletes today and a special thank-you to Deborah, Julie, Brian, Russell & Tony, who ran the long jump events, and also to Annaliese, Nikki & Amanda, who helped with the team management.

Blackburn Harriers’ team positions from today’s competition were:-

U11 Boys – Second
U11 Girls – Third
U13 Girls – Second – A remarkable result as there were only 2 girls in the team!!
Overall – Fourth

Sam Farnworth was also U11 Athlete of the Match.

Sam Farnworth

Sam Farnworth

Full Results HERE

Results from this fixture were very good individually as well as for the Team and the following athletes achieved top 6 finishes, scoring points for the teams:-

Charlotte Williams (U13) – 1st Shot putt (SP), 1st Long Jump (LJ), 2nd Triple Jump (TJ), 3rd 2 laps
Leah Yates (U13) – 3rd SP, 5th Vertical Jump (VJ)
Luis Billington – 2nd TJ, 2nd= Speed Bounce (SB), 5th Javelin
Jonathan Eastham – 6th Target Throw
Sam Farnworth – 1st 1 lap, 1st 3 laps, 1st LJ & 2nd= SB
Harry Jackson – 6th Jav
Harry Singh – 1st VJ, 5th= LJ
Loukas Yates – 2nd LJ
Eleesha Charnley – 1st= LJ, 3rd VJ, 4th= 1 lap, 5th 3 laps
Amy Davies – 1st= 3 laps
Emily Raine – 1st 1 lap, 3rd LJ

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Charlotte Williams 

Other athletes achieved new personal bests:-

Kate Angland – Chest Push (CP) & 1 lap
Abigail Armas – TJ, CP, 1 lap
Olivia Blow –TJ, SB, 1 lap & 3 laps
Chloe Jameson – LJ, 1 lap & 3 laps
Emily Laycock – TJ, 1 lap & 3 laps

In addition, the following nine athletes made their sportshall debut:-
Ben Boocock; Keane McAuley; Ty McAuley; Leona Gibson; Katy Gowdy; Poppy Jones;
Danielle Probert; Rachael Westwell; Scarlett Webb

Our Relay results were excellent with the U11 Boys in 1st place, the U11 girls in 2nd and the U13 girls (with help from Katy & Emily L) finishing 3rd.
(Thank-you Nikki for the forward roll training at half term)


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Sportshall Competition for 2013 – 2014

The Sportshall Competition starts on Sunday November 10th at Blackpool Sports Centre in Stanley Park, with the the other two fixtures also taking place at the same venue on January 12th 2014 and February 9th 2014.

For Entry Form which includes details of Times and Events Click HERE

Further Information is available HERE



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Harriers Youngsters at the DASH

It was a great day out at Sportscity, Manchester on Saturday June 29th. 12 athletes from the Club’s Sportshall Group took part in the DASH quadrathlon and some good performances were achieved in the sunshine.

Full Results HERE

Top 10 finishes were achieved by Sam Farnworth (7th U11), James Corrigan (9th U9) and Emily Raine (9th U11).

Even more pleasing was the fact that all of the athletes who had completed the 600m time trial on Wednesday 19 June at Witton Park reduced or matched their personal bests and they were – Kirsty Cura;  Macy    Cura; Sanaa Shaik;  Kieron Carroll; Emily Laycock; Olivia Blow; Sam Farnworth; Emily Raine; James Corrigan and Chloe Jameson  – so well done to all of them.