Isabel Holt – Izzy as we all know her – was selected to represent Lancashire in the British Junior Inter-Counties Fell Championships. The Race took place on Sunday June 13th as part of the Up The Nab Junior English Championship Fell Race for U15, U17 & U19 age categories. Izzy had qualified for the Lancashire Team, due to her run at the West Nab Fell Race held on May 29th.
Izzy had a great run. Her Race featured seventy eight athletes in a mixed race, in which she came home as the 3rd placed Woman in a time of 32.10 winning her the Bronze Medal, Jess Bailey (Cumbria) winning Silver (31.25) and Amelia Lane (Yorkshire) winning the Gold (29.46). A delighted Izzy told the Club after picking up her medal “I am so pleased and proud to get 3rd place and a medal in such a tough race.”
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Trafford Open meeting – Tuesday June 15th
The latest of the Trafford Open Meetings took place on Tuesday night with four Blackburn Harriers competing – Jamie Teare, Joe Gebbie, Chris Davies and Matt Poole.
U20 Jamie and U23 Joe were in the same 1500m Race – Heat 1 of five Heats – with Heat 1 featuring ten athletes. Jamie had just the one run this season so far which produced a new 1500m personal best of 4.02.04 at the BMC on May 23rd, which represented a huge improvement by some eleven seconds. Going into this race he was confident and that proved to be the case as he set another new PB by two seconds coming home in 2nd spot with a time of 4.00.6 – half a second behind the winner Ross Harrison (Liverpool & Pembroke) who ran 3.59.46. Joe hasn’t run a 1500 since September 2020 and has a couple of 800’s (including a new PB of 1.58.42) and a 3000m under his belt on the Track so far this year. His 1500m personal best stood at 3.59.58 and last night he wasn’t that far away on his return to the distance, clocking 4.01.33 in 6th place.
In the 3000m it was Chris and Matt, with Chris in Heat 2 and Matt in Heat 3. V45 Chris has had just one race since March 2020 which was a 10k in Heaton Park in May of this year, last running on the track in June 2019 and it was a pretty solid return to the track as he ran a time of 9.40.16 in 12th place. Matt hasn’t got a track race under his belt at any time, so this was his first ever track outing, having run just one 10k in 2020 and one in 2021. Lining up in Heat 3 with 17 athletes in total, Matt had a good debut placing 6th overall and clocking a time of 10.14.40.