On Sunday – July 12th – the third fixture was held at Preston in this years Northern League Division One contest. Notwithstanding a below par performance which ended with the Harriers in 5th place, the Club is still top of the League with a one point advantage going into the last fixture in Wakefield on August 8th and absolutely everything to play for.
Full Results Here
Sprinters Paul Coffey and Dominic Bretherton took on the 100m/200m double with Paul placing 5th in the 100m (11.6) and 4th in the 200m (23.0) and Dominic 3rd in the 100m (11.7) then clocking 24.0 – a new PB – in the 200m (6th). Hayley Candler ran the 100m in 13.9 (6th) and with Katie Buckingham doubled up in the 200m with Katie setting a new PB in 5th (27.4) and Hayley 4th (28.7). Hayley set new PB’s in both the 100 and 200m. It was Connor Makin and Morgan Phillips taking on 400m duties for the Men with Connor in the ‘A’ (3rd) in 51.7 and Morgan in the ‘B’ 4th in 54.0.
Katie Buckingham (4th) in 2.26.0 and Rachel Jones (4th) in 2.37.3 ran the 800m with Rachel then doubling up in the 1500m (5th) in 5.11.0 and Charlotte Atkinson in the ‘B’ 1500m (4th) in 5.47.8. Rob Warner ‘A’ and Joe Monk ‘B’ went in the 800m with Rob in 2nd (1.58.3) in a really tight Race and Joe although finishing 6th ran a 5 second new PB in 2.08.7. Rob then had another cracker of a Race with Daniel Bebbington to win the 1500m by just six tenths of a second in 4.13.9 with Joe placing 4th in the ‘B’ 1500m (4.30.3).
Just one runner in the Women’s 3000m which saw Grace Handley courageously front run the whole race to win in 10.33.00, a really good time considering the strong wind that the Race had to contend with. In the 3000m S/C Chris Davies took 3rd in 10.32.0 and David Almond doing the event for the first time in many a year won the ‘B’ in 10.53.0. The event was run excluding the Water Jump as it couldn’t be filled.
In the 5000m there was a win double with Karl Billington taking the ‘A’ in 15.34.3 and Tim Raynes the ‘B’ in 16.28.6. The finish over the last two laps of the ‘A’ Race was a real duel between David Rigby who was pushing the pace and Karl who kicked off the last bend to hold him off by just four tenths of a second.
In the Hurdles Roxanne Oliver placed 3rd in the 400mH (73.0) and Katie Buckingham won the ‘B’ in 85.6 being fully aware that 10 minutes later she was going to be running the 800m. And it was Roxanne again in the 100m Hurdles with an emphatic win (16.8) in the ‘A’ and Polly Pearse making it double win points by taking the ‘B’ in 17.3. Sadly there were no Men in the 110m Hurdles this time but in the 400mH Connor Makin won the ‘A’ in 58.5 and Ross Liddle came 2nd in the ‘B’ with 61.0.
Rebecca Orrell came 4th in the Hammer with 41.25m, 5th in the Discus (26.29m), 5th in the ‘B’ Javelin (21.83m) and 6th in the Shot Putt (8.01m) and then ran a leg of the 4 x 100m Relay! Roxanne Oliver took on the ‘B’ Discus (5th) with 15.54m, whilst Rebecca Sullivan who had been in hospital a couple of weeks ago rowed in for the Team with 5th in the ‘A’ Javelin (21.83m) and 5th in the ‘B’ Shot Putt (7.67m)
.In the Men’s Throws – Jack Vickery threw 40.75m in the ‘A’ Hammer (5th) with Tony Balko 5th in the ‘B’ (25.72m). Simon Brown placed 5th in the ‘A’ Discus (31.02) and Tony 4th in the ‘B’ with a seasons best of 30.48m. Simon came in 4th in the ‘A’ Javelin (36.47m) and promising youngster – Sam Pearson-Moore – took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a throw of 32.55m. Simon added a 2nd placed throw in the Shot Putt ‘A’ with 11.76m and Tony 3rd place in the ‘B’ (9.28m).
Rebecca Sullivan jumped 4.13m (6th) in the Long Jump with Katie Buckingham jumping 3.78m in the ‘B’, not having done the event since school. Roxanne and Polly Pearse jumped 9.13m and 9.06m respectively in the Triple Jump and Polly was also in action in the ‘B’ High Jump taking a good 2nd place (1.50m) with Rebecca taking 4th in the ‘A’ with the same height. For the Men, Ben Aspinall came 2nd in the Long Jump ‘A’ with 6.16m and Joe Pearse 3rd in the ‘B’ (5.78m). Ross Liddle contested the Triple Jump ‘A’ finishing 5th with 10.43m. Joe and Ben took good points in the High Jump with winning the ‘A’ (Joe) with 1.95m and 2nd in the ‘B’ (Ben) with 1.70m.