Thirty two Harriers competed at Hyndburn on Saturday – August 10th – in good and pleasant weather conditions. There was a second Club Record in the U13 Girls Discus in successive Mid Lancs fixtures and twelve new PB’s.
Full Results HERE
Eloise Littlefair, a new member to the Club and just 11 yrs of age, broke the existing U13 Girls Discus record at the Mid Lancs Ormskirk fixture and then broke it again on Saturday when she added a further 1.5 metres to the existing record, winning with a throw of 20.42cm and this in just her second ever competition. Eloise then went on to win the 100m in 14.6secs and the Shot Putt with 7.99m to cap off a really good day for her. Charlotte Williams, another 11yr old showing promise got in on the act as well. She won her 100m in 14.9sec (the first time she had ever competed at that distance), then finished 2nd in the High Jump with a PB of 1.25m and backed that up with a PB in the Shot Putt (4th) 6.68m.
In the U15 Girls Charlotte Taylor came 4th in the 300m with 45.00sec and she is closing in on the Club Record. Megan Clarkson ran another PB in the 800m finishing 6th in 2.37.40 and Olivia Wilson made it a double with her new PB of 2.38.80 in 7th place. Grace Handley entered the mixed age and gender 3000m Race along with a host of other Blackburn Harriers and cut a whopping 14 secs off her best time setting a new PB of 10.18.30.
Olivia Brooks and Polly Pearse were out in the U17 Girls category with Olivia taking 1st in the Long Jump (4.72m) and 2nd in the High Jump with 1.40m. Polly took 2nd in the Long Jump (4.11m) and 4th in the Shot Putt (6.32m). Rebecca Orrell had a win double contesting the Hammer and won with a throw of 36.62m and the Discus with 28.83m.
Senior Women Becky Shorrock and Sarah Ridehalgh joined with a number of other Harriers and raced the 3000m with Becky achieving a 10sec PB (11.19.90) and Sarah just missing breaking the 11 minute mark with 11.01.30.
There were some really good performances by the Boys as well in the U13’s and U15’s age groups. Debutant U13 Luke Monaghan tackled the High Jump and finished 5th with 1.20m which was a great start to his competitive career and his first ever competition at this level. U15 Thomas Harbour, who improves race by race took six seconds off his PB winning the 1500m in 4.33.20. Cameron Massey (U15), and one of the Clubs emerging multi-eventers tackled the Long Jump finishing 8th (4.67m); the High Jump 4th with 1.45m and a new PB by 10cms and then posted another PB of 9.52m in the Shot Putt finishing 2nd. There has been a real improvement in Camerons performances over the this season and as with the Clubs other multi-event athletes, the next few years will see them really develop. Huzaifa Hanif entred just one event, the 400m and had a good run finishing 2nd with 58.30. Tom Greene took on the 800m and performed well in coming 6th with 2.32.90. U15 Jacob Roberts who is concentrating on the Throws contested the Shot Putt (13th) 6.04m; Discus (5th) 19.86m and Hammer (3rd) 20.66m and there is undoubtedly a lot more to come from this young lad in the next few years.
In the U17 Mens age groups Joe Monk went really well in winning the 1500m in a new PB – knocking 4 secs off his old time – in 4.33.10. Ben Aspinall ahd a win double with 5.62m in the Long Jump and 12.20m in the Triple Jump. Nathan Billington took 3rd in the Discus (25.19 and won the Hammer (37.56m). Jake Almond doubled up in the 100m (11.90) / 200m (23.80) Sprints with a 3rd place in both. New and promising Club member Jack Hodgeson also had two 3rd places with 4.71m in the Long Jump and 28.56m in the Javelin.
A number of the Clubs U20 Men entered the Senior Events along with some of the Clubs Senior Men with a concentration on the 3000m for a few of them. But it was U17 Jack Hindle who was first Harrier home in 3rd place with a new PB by 3.5 secs clocking 9.35.90. Behind him were Chris Barnes who also posted a PB (9.45.30) 4th; Joe Monk 6th (10.43.4) and John Chaplin 7th (10.44.40).
U20 Paul Coffey took on the Sprint double with a 2nd place 11.90 in the 100m and 24.20 in the 200m for 3rd. Senior Mick Angland and Club Coach set a new PB in the 200m with 2nd (24.90) then Long Jumped 4.75m (4th) and threw 21.50m in the Discus (6th). U20 Corie Shorrock took on four events – 5th in the 200 (26.80); 5th in Shot Putt (8.58m); 7th in Discus (21.02m) and 6th in Javelin (23.09m). Jack Lonsdale posted 2.3.80 in the 800m for 4th place and another of the Clubs multi-eventers U20 Joe Pearse, just back from holiday took 2nd in the Long Jump (5.53m) and 3rd in the Discus (27.07). Jack Vickery (U20) threw 46.55 with the 6kg hammer and then registered 22.82m in the Discus.