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14 Medals for Harriers youngsters in the Quadrathon – Watford Open – Wins for Harriers young athletes at Trafford Open – 2 Wins for Tony in Northern Veterans T & F League
HYNDBURN COMBINED EVENTS DAY 1 QUADRATHLON.
Team Manager for the Day – Lindsay Davies – was really pleased with the performance of all of the Blackburn Harriers youngsters at Hyndburn on Saturday, in what can only be described as terrible conditions. Hats off also to the unsung hero’s of the Easter weekend – the Officials – for without them, stood out in the cold and rain for the entire weekend, there would have been no competition all for the young athletes. Can we take this opportunity to make a big appeal to Parents to come and get involved and take on officiating at these events.
Putting aside the weather, the Harriers youngsters performed really well – delivering 14 Medals overall from Kate Cookson (Yr6) Silver; Caroline Woodworth (Yr6) Bronze; Lucy Rishton (Yr5) Bronze; Isaac Butler (Yr6) Silver; Harrison Allcock (Yr5) Gold; Hannah Davies (Yr3) Gold; Olivia Banks (Yr4) Bronze); Oscar Blow (yr4) Gold; Findlay Carroll (Yr4) Silver; Dexta Thompson (Y6) Gold; Saul Sharp (Yr6) Bronze; Kady Thompson (Yr5) Gold and Lulu Sharp (Yr3) Silver.
(Harriers youngsters on Day One at Hyndburn)
The Team Manager gave a breakdown of all of the athletes performances who competed for the Harriers which showed good commitment, effort and achievement by all of them:
Year 5 and 6 girls
Kate Cookson had a tremendous day finishing 2nd in the year 6 girls with 215 points and received a Silver Medal. In the 75m sprint she ran the fastest time in 11.6 seconds, vortex throw she threw the second best throw 21.22m, standing long jump she jumped the furthest with 2.04m and she was first in the 600m race which we don’t have the time for yet. Caroline Woodworth finished 3rd in the year 6 girls with 207 points and received the Bronze Medal. In the 75m sprint she ran 12.5 seconds, vortex throw she threw the furthest with a huge distance of 26.98m, standing long jump she jumped 1.85m, 600m race haven’t got the times for yet. Lucy Rishton hasn’t been with us long at Sportshall but has literally come on in leaps and bounds, second fastest time in the 75m sprint with 11.8 seconds, 17.10m in the vortex throw, a good jump of 1.89m in the standing long jump and finished 2nd in the 600m race no time recorded yet. Lucy finished on 195 points and gained a Bronze Medal for year 5 girls. Holly Bell had a good day too with a fast time of 12.5 seconds in the 75m sprint, vortex throw 15.17m, standing long jump second best jump with 2.02m and 600m race not recorded a time yet. Holly finished with 167 points. Niamh Gater was very nervous on the day but put in a great effort with 12.3 seconds in the 75m sprint, 15.27m throw in the vortex throw, 1.71m in the standing long jump, 600m race not known yet, she finished with equal points to team mate Holly with 167. Caitlin Clarkson put in a good performance with 14.2 seconds in the 75m sprint, a very good throw of 18.27m in the vortex throw, 1.60m jump in the standing long jump and 600m race not known. Another great performance from Madison Bontoft – 13.9 seconds in the 75m sprint, a throw of 8.86m in the vortex throw, standing long jump she jumped 1.64m, 600m race not known, Madison finished on 98 points.
Year 5 and 6 boys
Isaac Butler had a fantastic performance finishing on 217 points and gaining a Silver Medal for finishing 2nd in the year 6 boys, he ran 11.5 seconds in the 75m sprint, a huge throw of 27.87m in the vortex throw, 1.97m in the standing long jump and 2nd place with 1.54.5 minutes in the 600m race. Harrison Allcock also had a great performance finishing with 183 points and finishing 1st in the year 5 boys, earning himself a Gold Medal, a fast time of 11.2 seconds in the 75m sprint, a throw of 19.73m in the vortex throw, a great jump of 1.96m in the standing long jump and a time of 2.14.4 minutes in the 600m race.
Year 3 and 4 girls.
Hannah Davies put everything she had into her events today and gained 1st place in the year 3 girls with 125 points and received a Gold Medal, a very fast time of 9.0 seconds in the 50m sprint, a huge throw of 11.61m in the vortex throw which was the second furthest overall, 1.34m in the standing long jump, 1.30.7 minutes in the 400m race. Olivia Banks had a brilliant day finishing 3rd place in the year 4 girls winning a Bronze Medal with 130 points, 9.3 seconds in the 50m sprint, third furthest throw in the vortex with 11.56m, 1.42m in the standing long jump and finished 1st in the 400m race with 1.25.8 minutes. Chloe Reeve had a good performance, 9.8 seconds in the 50m sprint, 9.79m in the vortex throw, 1.19m jump in the standing long jump, 1.40.4 minutes in the 400m race, Chloe finished with 91 points. Tippi Francis competes with a big smile on her face, 10.3 seconds in the 50m sprint, 7.36m throw in the vortex throw, 1.25m in the standing long jump and 1.48.5 minutes in the 400m race, Tippi finished with 77 points. Megan Jackson is new to competing and again had a big smile on her face during every event, 10.5 seconds in the 50m sprint, 6.83m in the vortex throw, 1.16m in the standing long jump and 2.03.0 minutes in the 400m race, she finished with 66 points.
Year 3 and 4 boys
Oscar Blow had a great day finishing with 157 points and gained himself 1st place in the year 4 boys and received a Gold Medal, he ran 8.3 seconds in the 50m race, threw 18.04m in the vortex throw, a fantastic jump of 1.65m in the standing long jump and ran 1.29.2 minutes in the 400m race. Findlay Carroll was 2nd place in the year 4 boys with 145 points and received a Silver Medal, 8.9 seconds in the 50m sprint, a massive throw of 23.00m in the vortex throw, 1.40m in the standing long jump and 1.29.6 minutes in the 400m race. Jacob Peel put in a great effort and finished with 111 points, he ran 8.9 seconds in the 50m sprint, threw 13.57m in the vortex throw, jumped 1.40m in the standing long jump and ran 1:38.5 minutes in the 400m race.
Dexta Thompson had an amazing day placing 1st in the year 6 category and also we had Saul Sharp finishing 3rd in the same category which gave us a Gold and Bronze for Blackburn Harriers. Dexta ran the 75m in 12.1, threw the Vortex 28.18m, cleared 1.76m in the Standing Long Jump and won the 600m in a time of 1.55.1. Saul ran the 75m in 11.9, threw the Vortex 19.90m, jumped 1.90m in the Standing Long Jump which was the second longest jump of the day and ran 1.55.8 in the 600m. Felix Thompson also earned himself a Bronze Medal for the Year 3 category. Another Thompson not wanting to be outdone was young Kady Thompson who received a Gold Medal for her efforts in the year 5 category. Lulu Sharp who is bottom of the age group had a go and came 2nd in the year 3 category and received a Silver Medal – in the 50m she ran 10.4 seconds, threw 9.86m in the Vortex, jumped 1.35m in the Standing Long Jump and in the 400m ran 1.39.3 minutes.
Liberty Thompson competed in the tough Junior girl Pentathlon finishing the day on 1631 points which included the following events: (1) 75m Hurdles 13.9 seconds; (2) Shot Putt 5.39m; (3) High Jump 1.23m; (4) Long Jump 3.29m finishing off the day in the 800m and posting a time of 2 minutes 55 seconds.
Only two contestants sadly, in the Senior Men’s Decathlon with one of them being the Harriers John Ilunga who came out on top at the end of the contest. John recorded (1) 100m in 13.0; (2) 110m Hurdles in 22.1; (3) Long Jump 4.98m; (4) Discus 13.84m; (5) Shot Putt 7.76m; (6) High Jump 1.62m; (7) Javelin 21.98m; (8) 400m in 62.7 and (9) 1500m 5.48. Because of the heavy rain the Pole Vault competition was abandoned. After the weekend John told the Club about his event “The weather wasn’t great at all over to days,but it couldn’t stop us to get some PB in certain events. On the first day,I had not a good sprinting in both (100m and 400 ) but the long jump, shot put, high jump went well, I was pleased with the outcome even I could have done better. On Sunday I was knackered, my legs was tired. Surprisingly I came off the hurdles well with a three stride, so happy with a 22.1sec. Discuss and javelin was ok. The pole vault was cancelled due to the weather. Then finished with 1500m, I am not a distance runner but I think I did it well literally with all that fatigue over 8 events and I ran 5.45. Overall it was a great experience, I have learnt a lot and I know what areas I need to improve”.
Watford Open Meeting – April 19th
There were four 3000m Races at the Watford Meeting which saw Rob Warner go in the Final Race featuring 26 athletes and won by John Sanderson in a time of 8.11.37. This was Rob’s second 3000m at this early stage of the season finishing in 14th place with a time of 8.34.11 after running 8.32.83 in his first Race Rob two week ago.
Watch Race VIDEO
(Rob Warner No.49)
Trafford Open Meeting – Easter Monday
Dexta Thompson followed on his good form at Hyndburn – in better weather it has to be said – when he tackled his first ever 1500m at the Easter Monday Trafford Open Meeting and duly won it in a time of 4.55 which puts him in 12th place at the moment in the National Rankings, as the season starts. Sister U11 Kady Thompson set a hat-trick of new PB’s, firstly in the 600m which she won in 2.17.50 – some 10 seconds quicker than last year – jumped 2.65m in the Long Jump (17th) and ran 13.60 for 3rd place in the 75m, a second faster than her previous best.
U13 Joel Booth in his first race of the year set a new PB in the U13’s 100m with a time of 14.32 in 2nd place. U13 Kyle Taylor-Pomfret took 4th place in his 800m race with a time of 2.45.71 then finished 5th in Discus (1kg) with a throw of 15.09m and finished with a season’s best in the Javelin (6th) with 22.14m. U15 Myah Booth was in good form at the Open Meeting winning the 75m Hurdles in a new PB time of 12.51which was over half a second quicker than her previous best time; she then followed that up with another win in the Shot Putt (9.13m) and rounded off her day with a 2nd place in the Javelin – throwing 23.15m. U13 Nicky Saunders was also in on the winning formula taking 1st place in the Discus – throwing 21.49m and backed that performance up with a 2nd place in the Javelin (19.80m) and 3rd spot in the Shot Putt (6.86m).
Northern Veterans League
V50 Tony Balko was competing in the Veterans League on what can only be described as a cold and blustery day. Add to that an issue with a rotator cuff and the two together don’t make for a pleasant day. However Tony still managed to take two wins coming 1st V50 in the 6kg Shot (10.03m) and 1st V50 in the 6kg Hammer (33.56m) even though he was disappointed overall with his performance. Very early days in the season.
New Hammer Club Records and PB’s for Charlotte & Jacob – new Hammer PB for Nathan – Watford Open – Garstang & Fastrax
The glorious weather this weekend brought some fabulous results for Blackburn Harriers athletes, especially for the Clubs Hammer Squad. Taking part at the Alan Bertram Spring Memorial Open in Loughborough were Charlotte Williams, Jacob Roberts and Nathan Billington.
Charlotte Williams – in her first year as an U17 – put in an outstanding performance. Not only did she win the U18 competition with a throw of 60.53m, set a new PB, beating her previous best with every one of her six throws, she broke her own Club Record and put herself at the top of the National Rankings. A delighted Charlotte told the Club that evening “After spending the last week in Iceland I was reluctant to attend the Alan Bertram Spring Memorial. I trained Saturday afternoon and was completely off balance. Sunday morning I was still undecided but given a nice day good throwing conditions I thought I’d go along. I was so glad I did, I exceeded my own expectations and beat my previous pb with all six of my throws. It felt good and the crowd was behind me all the way. It has really encouraged me to keep going after what was a long hard winter training. My whole team did well that day and feel it was well deserved and we even managed to make the coach smile“.
(Great to see Olympic Medalist Sophie Hitchon helping out with the Presentations)
Jacob Roberts is at the start of his first year as an U20 and what a way to start. The competition saw him take 2nd place with a new PB throw of 63.92, like Charlotte, broke his own Club Record and lies in 4th place in the National Rankings.
In his first year as an U23 Nathan Billington who has been out for quite a while with injuries has managed a good winter’s training and it showed at Loughborough where he set a new PB of 38.66m adding nearly a metre to his distance achieved just eight days ago. Nathan spoke to the Club and old us “I’m really happy with the progress I’ve made this year. Especially after the injuries I’ve had and hopefully will get 40 meters in the next comp”.
Watford Open Graded Meeting – April 5th
Rob Warner was out at his first Track fixture early doors in a 3000m at Watford on April 5th. The Race had 30 athletes in it which is a huge field and was eventually won by Abdishakur Aboulle in a time of 8.29.04. Rob finished 3rd on the night (8.32.83) which was a pretty good run first time up and he told the Club “ I was 3rd in 8:32 so it was a decent start to the season. Was a scrappy race in terms of the pace being all over the place so hopefully will be able to take a bit more off that time over the next couple of races“.
Over at the Wigan Open meeting at the weekend where the attendance was severely affected by school holidays, Christie Sturgess starting this year as an U15 and at her first outdoor fixture this years was just two tenths off her personal best running 29.44 in the 200m.
Garstang Gallop 10k – April 2nd
140 runners ran in this local very tough 10k Race won by Rob Webb in 37.48. Tom Blaney has had a very good winter and it showed when he finished 2nd on the day with a very good time of 38.57. Speaking to the Club Tom told us “leading up to the weekend i hadn’t been feeling too great and thought that i would give this one a miss but waking up to the sunshine on Sunday morning changed my mind. I thought even if i didn’t have a great race it would be good to get out and enjoy the weather if anything else. As the race got underway Rob Webb took off and i knew that i would have been pushing it trying to stick with him and that it could compromise a chance at 2nd as Gareth Booth was also pushing the pace. In the first 3 miles myself and Gareth jostled for 2nd and as the halfway point came i could tell he was slipping away at which point i never looked back, i didn’t want to see a gap build as i wanted the pressure to push my own ability right to the end. When i came into the finish and realized the gap between us and the time i’d run i was very pleased. I was surprised with how negative i felt before the race that i ran as well as i did so it was a good turnaround for me and has left me thinking positively towards Salford 10k in 2 weeks time”.
The latest in the Fastrax 5k Series took place in glorious sunshine, which probably affected the turnout – just 44 runners entering – as many families took advantage of the weather to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Andy Heys and Bryan Searby ran for the Harriers with Andy posting a time of 18.50 in 13th spot whilst Bryan came home in 28th position running a time of 21.22.
Top of the Rankings for Charlie – Jacob breaks U20 Club Record – Sam goes to 4th in National Rankings – New PB’s for young athletes
Blackpool Winter Warmer Open Meeting
You can tell we aren’t far off the start of the Track & Field season when young athletes start to appear at the various warm up Open Meetings and yesterday was no exception. First up for the Harriers athletes came the Blackpool Open.
Some great performances for the Throws Squad so early in the year. Charlotte Williams in her first year as an U17 who finished last season as Number 2 in the U15 Girls National Rankings threw 57.84m – a new PB by over a metre and a half in the 3kg Hammer which moves her to the top of National Rankings. Similarly, Jacob Roberts – 2nd in the U17 National Rankings in 2016 – is in his first year as an U20 and opened up his season with 62.69m, taking him to 2nd spot in the National rankings and breaking the Club’s U20 Record for the Hammer by nearly 10 metres.
Charlie’s Throw⇒ VIDEO
Jacob’s Throw⇒ VIDEO
U17 Sam Gaskell in his first year as an U17 and making his debut for Blackburn Harriers made a great start to the season winning the Hammer with a throw of 58.79m – his first ever competition throw with the 5kg and moved into 4th place in the National Rankings. Sam backed that up in the Shot Putt with a 3rd place throw of 9.83m and again the first time at the new higher weight.
Anthony Kent has also moved up to the U17’s and just missed a new PB in the Shot Putt placing 2nd with a throw of 11.27m and going on to win the Discus with a throw of 37.16m before putting icing on the cake with a new PB in the Hammer by over half a metre (45.44m) putting him in 8th place in the National Rankings so far. Great throw from Nathan Billington in the Senior Men’s Hammer finishing 2nd with a new PB of 37.72m which is 5m better than his previous best and a very good start to the season.
Izzy Thompson is in her first year as an U15 and was throwing the heaver weights for the first time in Shot Putt and Discus, but that didn’t stop her from putting in some some excellent throws, setting a new PB in the Hammer by over a metre, finishing 4th with 25.79m. Izzy went on to take 3rd place in the Shot putt (7.53m) and 2nd in the Discus (20.46m).
Over on the Track there were some very good performances for Dexta Thompson who won the U13 Boys 1200m in a time of 4.06.9 – his first ever trip over that distance on the Track. Sister Liberty Thompson also performed well on the day setting a new PB of 14.0 sec in the U15 75m Hurdles (3rd) and ran 2.45 in the 800m.
Kyle Taylor-Pomfret and Nicky Saunders decided to go to the Trafford Open. Nicky in her second year an U13 set a new PB in the Discus winning the event with a throw of 22.72m and then took 2nd spot in the Javelin with17.53m. Kyle also in his second year as an U13 went for the hat trick of events placing 2nd in the Discus (15.55m), 3rd in the Javelin (21.96m) and 4th in the 1500 with a time of 5.26.
One Gold and Four Silver Medals for Mike at British Masters – New PB’s for Harriers young athletes at Sportscity Indoors
V70 Mike Hazlewood is still going strong and was recently competing over five Throwing events at the British Masters Championships. Mike spoke to the Club after the Championships telling us that his “Distances were well down on last year but considering I had to walk with a stick for most of Jan & missed 6 weeks training I was happy that hips & knees held out!!”
BMAF Results⇒ HERE
An amazing performance by Mike given his lead up to the Championships to win the Discus with a throw of 35.54m and then go on to win four Silver Medals in the Shot Putt with a distance of 10.88m, the Hammer with a throw of 35.79m; the Javelin (32.41m) and the Weight Throw achieving a distance of 13.79m. Possibility of seeing Mike at the World Masters Championships in New Zealand and we wish him well.
Benjamin and George Whittaker were both making their debut at U17 & U15 and had a very good day even though they were bottom of their age groups at the Indoor fixture at Sportscity setting some new PB’s. Benjamin started off in U17 – 60m – letting nerves get the better of him a bit, he still came 3rd in his heat posting a time of 8.03secs in his first ever attempt at the distance.
March 5th Results⇒ HERE
Benjamin ran a more confident 200m sprint, winning his heat with a time of 25.57 – a new PB which he was really pleased with after only joining the Harriers 12months ago. Benjamin said he “found running on the indoor track a little strange but was pleased overall with how his day had gone. He’s been training hard and says he’s ready for the start of the outdoor season next month”.
George enjoyed his debut in 200m sprint of the U15 race, finishing with a time of 29.12secs, followed by 600m race coming in at 1:52.07 – both of which were new PB’s. George said he enjoyed the races but felt the competition, now he’s at the bottom of his age group with some “very muscular u15s competing against him!”
Bailey Madden added another Indoor win to her Winter Indoor season in the U15 200m with a time of 28.06 – this latest run made it two wins and second for Bailey with 27.63 her fastest time over the three races. U17 Chloe Bleeks posted two seconds in her races with a time of 8.61 in the 60m and 28.40 – a seasons best – in the 200m. Myah Booth and Millie Coy took on the 60m Hurdles with Millie in 3rd place (10.00) and Myah 4th in 10.04. Myah also ran 8.94 in the 60m and came 4th in the Shot Putt with a throw of 8.56m.
On March 19th Morgan Angland set a new PB in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 9.46 and is certainly looking forward to the outdoor season. Emily Warren (U17) and bottom of age ran a very good time of 9.79 in her 60m Hurdles and backed that up with a seasons best of 44.03 in the 300m. Chloe Bleeks (U17) set a new PB for herself in the 300m, finishing 4th in a time of 45.65 and then came 2nd in the 60m with 8.65.
March 19th Results⇒ HERE
New PB’s for Katie, Roxie and Joe at BUC’s – Shaun shines at Wrexham – PB for Claire at Blackpool – Matt 1st V45 at Fastrax 5k
The Annual Bucs Championships took place in Sheffield last weekend with a number of Blackburn Harriers competing for their respective Universities and setting new personal bests.
Joe Monk had won the Steel Cup 3000m at the beginning of February in 8.59.13 and then the Valentine’s 10k in Lancaster with a time of 33.05 on February 11th. He was confident that in a good field at the Bucs he could run faster – and he did in his Heat, cutting nearly eight seconds off that previous time to record a new PB of 8.51.26, placing 5th overall. After the weekend Joe told the Club that he was “Really chuffed with the race, off just one session done at quicker than 3k pace, looking forward to running at Trafford this summer to see what I could run“.
Roxanne Oliver was another Harrier who had contested the Steel Cup placing 4th in the 60m Hurdles (9.32). At Bucs she set a new PB of 9.18 when she finished in 5th place in her Heat and was in an upbeat mood after her event commenting to the Club that it had been a “Great experience racing with some of the best hurdlers in the country. I’m happy to come out with a PB but still feel like I could produce much better times. I’m excited for the season ahead”. Katie Buckingham was in action in the 800m placing 6th in 2.33.67 setting off too fast as she tried to stay with the ‘ridiculously fast pace’ that had been set’ but in the 1500m she set a new PB of 5.12.85 by half a second over her previous outdoor 1500m time and told the Club “Great experience to race with the best runners in the country, really pleased to come out with a PB off injury, hopefully with training quicker times will come!!!“ Given that she has been out with injury and her first time over the distance Indoors, it looks as though there is going to be a revision of her outdoor 1500m time this season. Joe Pearse qualified comfortably for the High Jump Final with a clearance of 1.98. Having recently cleared 2.08m he went into the Final full of confidence. However, as sometimes can happen in technical events, the Final didn’t go as well as it might have done and he came 6th int the field of 12 with a clearance of 2.01m telling the Club “Although I made the final, it wasn’t to be this year. Disappointed but hopefully will bounce back ready for the outdoor season”. Big Jump coming up for Joe as he is certainly capable of it.
Wrexham Village Bakery Half Marathon – February 19th
Fourteen hundred and 22 finishers in this Half-Marathon which saw the first three athletes all get under 70 minutes with the winner, Patrick Martin posting a time of 67.56.
Shaun Livesey had a very good run, just missing a new PB by seconds when he came home in a time of 74.27 and took the 3rd V40 spot on the day as well.
After the Race, Shaun reflected on the run, telling the Club “It was only the week before the race did I decide to enter. It was to be my first road race of the year and following my reasonable effort at the Ribble Valley backed up with 6-7 weeks good milage I thought I needed to see where I was. I like to set myself a target and decided that 75mins would be acceptable. I started well and the first few miles were really comfortable at this stage of the race i must have been placed 40th, I didn’t panic I was on pace running my race. It was a the four miles point I made contact with Tom Cornthwaite who at this stage was having trouble breathing, I had a chat with him about maybe stopping but he said he had never dnf’d ever. After I had made contact with him he got a second wind and we both helped each other push on, taking places as we did. We both went through the 10m mark at 56:15 fourteen seconds slower than my 10m pb and I knew at this point a good time was on. The last few miles were tough with a slight incline and a headwind, but Tom took up all the running. We made the final turn and he started screaming at me to empty my tanks to the finish. I finished 17th overall 2nd vet 40 and a time of 1:14:27. I owe a massive thank you to Tom for keeping me focused when it started to hurt because Tom is the epitomy of how to hurt yourself when it comes to racing”.
Fastrax 5k Race 2
Sixty eight runners in this popular local 5k Race including four Blackburn Harriers and won by Joe Hudson in a time of 16.12.
Matt Nuttall was the first Harrier over the line in 12th spot with a time of 17.40 and was also the 1st V45. Given the wind on the day, all times were a testimony to the strength of the athletes. Andy Heys who had run the Bleasdale Circle Fell Race, won by Chris Arthur (34.56), the week before finishing 37th in 47.55, was next home in 22nd spot (19.01) followed by Bryan Searby (38th) with a time of 20.57. Just one place in front of Bryan in 37th (20.51) place came U15 Harry Wilkin who had run the Mid Lancs XC fixture the day before at Rossall and did this race to help raise money with his parents who also ran for Cystic Fibrosis. Well done to Harry for that.
Great North West Half-Marathon
Chris Steele headed home this field numbering nine hundred and ninety three runners by over four minutes, winning in a time of 68.29.
Lorna Sharp and Claire Bridge ran for the Harriers with Lorna only deciding at the last minute to enter. Clair set a new PB by nearly three minutes when she placed 525th in a time of 1hr 57.10 whilst Lorna, who hasn’t been able to do the training for this distance, wasn’t far outside her PB finishing in 645th in 2hr.03.00, just one and half minutes away from her best.
Cardiff Met Grand Prix Series GP3 – – Saturday 23rd January 2017
Joe Pearse was competing in his fourth Indoor Meeting of 2017 having already jumped 2.05m on January 15th – 2.01m on January 28th and 2.00m on February 1st. At his latest competition in Cardiff, Joe set a new PB height of 2.08m to comfortably win the event and moved himself up in the National Rankings to 14th spot.
Joe told the Club that hew was “Really happy with the performance and personal best and am hoping that I can build upon it in two weeks time at BUCS indoor champs!”
Myah Booth and Millie Coy were competing in Sheffield in the Northern U13 / U15 Championships at the weekend. Millie who is top of age this year in the U15’s has really come on in the 60m Hurdles in her first year, only ever having competed five times in the event. She kicked off the year with a 10.16 at Sportscity followed by a PB at Sportscity again of 9.93. At the Championships she ran a new PB in her Heat of 9.66 and then reduced it even further for a new personal best of 9.64 in the Final. Bottom of age Myah and in her first year as an U15 ran 9.97 in her 60m Hurdles Heat and in the Shot Putt where she is currently 13th in the National Rankings (9.80m) she threw 8.70m.
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