Alan Bertram Spring Memorial Open at Loughborough
Full Results HERE
Charlotte Williams (U15) has started this season in real style going to Number 1 in the National Rankings in the Hammer (3kg) with a distance of 53.54m. She has been out in four competitions so far and remains undefeated, her latest success coming at the Alan Bertram Memorial Meeting at Loughborough which she won with a throw of 52.30m earning her the Gold Medal. Extremely happy with where she is at the moment, Charlie told us “I’m so proud that my season has kicked off as good as this, I’ve now down two competitions and got pb’s in two of them lifting me to number 1 in the uk. I hope I continue succeeding thought the rest of the year”.
(Charlotte Williams with her Coach Mick Hitchon watching as she picks up the Gold Medal)
Also competing at Loughborough was U17 Jacob Roberts – currently Number 2 in the National Rankings – who has competed six times so far this season, winning the first five in a row and then taking a Silver Medal at the Loughborough meeting with a throw of 63.59m. Jacob commented after the event the “weather and atmosphere was great, although circle had just been polished and it was like grease lightening ( to fast) ,managed to be consistent in my throwing. I would have liked to have thrown further but up against good athletes, good to come home with a silver medal for Blackburn Harriers in another open meeting down south. I would like to congratulate Charlotte who won Gold in under 15 she did well again and thanks to our coach Mick for advice and support”.
Lancashire AA, Lancashire Schools AA & Hyndburn AC
(2016 COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS & Open CE meeting)
Full Results HERE
Everything from sun, wind, threats of rain and hailstone ‘graced’ the first day of these championships which just about sums up the weather these days.
Nick Massey had a very strong competition in the U17 / Intermediate Boys Octathlon registering four wins in the Discus, 100m Hurdles and Shot Putt and new PB’s in 400m (59.3) and High Jump (1.57m), all of which aggregated to 3682 points and overall victory. Commenting on the weekend, Nick said he was “very pleased with all my events happy to have got the score I did with little technical training“.
Cameron Massey didn’t have such a good first day but made up for it on Day 2 setting new PB’s in the 100m Hurdles (16.6) and Shot Putt (9.93m) as well as equaling his High Jump PB of 1.51m for an overall points total of 3228 and 3rd place. Cameron told the Club “Obviously a very unhappy day 1 of the combined events, however made a glamorous comeback by the end of day 2! Really please with the added pbs from today despite little technical training all I can do now is analyse the weekend and make sure I am stronger in the regionals“.
( Nick and Cameron Massey with their Throws Coach – Jim Kerrigan)
Polly Pearse contested the Senior Girls Heptathlon placing 4th overall with a points total of 3170. This was Polly’s first outing of the year and counted as a solid performance with a couple of 2nd places in the 100m Hurdles and High Jump.
The Junior Boys Pentathlon gave new member Cameron Harris an opportunity to compete, a competition of five events including just one Throw – Shot Putt, throws, particularly Javelin and Discus being his preferred events. However, he got stuck into unfamiliar events and performed well on the day.
Myah Booth finished 4th overall in the U13 Girls Pentathlon where she won the Shot Putt (7.92m) as well as joint first in the 70m Hurdles (12.3). She also set a new PB in the High Jump of 1.21m and in the Long Jump with 3.81m, rounding the day off with a new PB in the 800m (3.27.5).
Rory Teare contested the U13 Boys Pentathlon coming 5th overall with a points total of 923. In hist first ever Hurdle Race he ran 16.sec in the 75m, first ever Shot Putt (4.56m), set a new PB in the Long Jump of 3.74m, cleared 1.33m in his first ever High Jump and ran 2.57.0 in his first ever 800m – great effort.
Alison Hulme the Club’s Sportshall Co-ordinator said that the photograph of our Year 5 & 6 girls from the Hyndburn quadrathlon on Saturday sums up what Blackburn Harriers’ U11 group is all about: making new friends, setting new PBs and enjoying yourself (despite the freezing cold weather conditions)! Thanks to John for the photos and looking after the team on Saturday; Ben for looking after the team on Sunday; John, Hannah, Carol, Rebecca & Colin for officiating on Saturday and to anyone who officiated on Sunday; and for the other parents who braved the elements.
In the Year 7/8 Girls Quadrathlon, Eleesha Charnley finished 2nd over all and set a hat-trick of new PB’s in 100m (14.9sec), Long Jump (3.91m) and 800m (2.43.1).
The Year 5/6 Girls Quadrathlon on Saturday was won by Kate Cookson (196 points) with Danielle Probert 4th and Caroline Woodworth 5th. On the Sunday this event was won by Alice Townson – making it a double for the Harriers – with Natasha Hill 4th, Isobella Douglas 5th, Jadyn Armstrong 6th and Libby-Kate Neal 7th.
In the Boys Year 5/6 Quadrathlon on the Saturday Codie Dewhurst finished 3rd overall and Max Peel 4th, while on the Sunday Madison Madison Bontoft came in 5th in the Year 3 and 4 Girls Quadrathlon.
The Quadrathlon results in detail from Saturday are:-
Year 3 boys – Jack Probert 1st (first quadrathlon competition)
Year 4 boys – Harrison Allcock 2nd. New PBs in Standing Long Jump & 400m
Year 4 girls – Maddison Bontoft 4th. New PBs in 50m & vortex ball
Year 5 girls – Kate Cookson 1st (PBs VB & 600m) & Caroline Woodworth 3rd (PBs VB & 600m)
Year 6 girls – Danielle Probert 2nd (PBs 75m & 600m)
The Quadrathlon results from Sunday are:-
Year 3 girls – Suzie Townson 1st (first competition)
Year 4 girls – Lucy Townson 3rd (PBs 50m, VB & 400m)
Year 5 boys – Codie Dewhurst 2nd (PBs 75m, VB & 600m) & Max Peel 3rd (PBs VB & 600m)
Year 5 girls – Natasha Hill 2nd (PBs 75m, VB & 600m), Isabella Douglas 3rd ((PBs 75m, VB & 600m), Jadyn Armstrong 4th (PBs 75m & VB), Libby-Kate Neal (first competition)
Year 6 girls – Alice Townson 1st (PBs 75m & VB)
A big thank you to the Officials who are the real unsung heroes of these events. Without them, there would be no fixtures at all. They give their time voluntarily and are invaluable. Long time Senior Officials of the sport who turned out yet again at these Championships – Norman Mitchell, Stan Taylor, Margaret Crompton, John Proctor, Paul Yates and Andy Parker – continue to provide the necessary support to allow these events to go ahead as do the officials from Blackburn Harriers. However, they can’t continue forever and the sport needs new volunteers to take on these roles.
(Alison Hulme & John Cookson) (Michelle Teare & Jean Hoyle)
(Hannah Cookson) (Jim Kerrigan, Carol Cookson, John Cookson)