It was the last fixture of the season before the Medal Meeting – (August 29th at Blackpool) – at Hyndburn at the weekend and was greeted with more than its fair share of rain throughout the day. Given the holidays it was a good turnout from the Harriers with 30 athletes competing on the day. The 30 Harriers also set a host of new PB’s – 14 in total – which given the conditions was a pretty good showing.
Full Results HERE
Dominic Bretherton kicked it off for the Harriers Sprinters with a win in his Heat of the Senior 100m and equaling his PB of 11.3. There were three other Harriers in that Race with Paul Coffey 3rd (11.70), Ben Aspinall 4th (11.80) and John Ilunga 5th (13.60). In the Senior 200m Marco Maggio was just two tenths outside his PB in only his second ever run over the distance in placing 6th (26.80). In the U13 Boys 100m Sam Farnworth took 2nd place in his Heat (14.20) and Jamie Teare in his first ever attempt at the distance won his Heat in 14.80. The Senior Women’s Sprints saw Hayley Candler set new PB’s in the 100m (2nd) in 13.70 and 200m (3rd) in 28.30. Roxanne Oliver came 3rd in her Heat of the 100m with 13.10 and then won the 200m in a new PB time of 26.80. In the U15 200m Chloe Bleeks took 4th place with 29.40. In the U13 Girls 100m where the 2nd, 3rd and 4th places were all given the same time of 14.30, Emily Raine was given 4th spot with Eleesha Charnley 5th in her Heat (15.20) and Myah Booth winning her Heat with a new PB of 14.90.
Simon Brown took a 1st place in the Senior Discus with 36.43m and then 2nd in the Shot Putt with 11.15m Trying to grip the Discus in the wet conditions wasn’t at all easy. Tony Balko came 5th in the Discus with 27.73m. Nathan Billington in only his second competition of the year and bottom of age U20 competed in the Senior Men’s Hammer taking 5th spot with 29.09m. New Member U17 Sam Kearns had a good first event in the Javelin finishing 7th with a throw of 27.41m. Anthony Kent (U15) continued his fine season taking 2nd place in the Shot Putt with 9.84m and winning the Hammer with 33.11m. Rebecca Orrell threw her second longest Hammer Throw of the season in winning the Senior Women’s Hammer (42.21m). U15 Charlotte Williams took 4th place in the U17 Hammer with 37.88m an event which saw the first eight of the twelve throwers all going over 30m including U15 Eloise Littlefair who finished 7th (30.81m). Returning to her own Age Group Eloise then won the Shot Putt with 10.13m and also took 3rd spot in the Discus (22.64m). Teigan Fawcett took a 3rd spot in the U15 Girl’s Javelin with a throw of 21.88m. U13 Myah Booth who has set a number of new PB’s recently came 7th in the Javelin with 16.45m.
Ben Aspinall placed 3rd in the Senior Men’s Long Jump with 5.93m and John Ilunga set a big new PB going from 1.40m to 1.51m in the High Jump (2nd). U13 Sam Farnworth came 3rd in the Long Jump with a new PB of 4.01m with new member Jonathon Gough coming in 8th out of the 15 competitors with 3.84m. Jamie Teare was delighted with his new PB in the U13’s High Jump U15 which saw him win the competition (1.43m). Hannah Cookson had 14 Jumpers in her Long Jump competition finishing 6th reaching 4.18m with Chloe Bleeks placing 11th (3.77m). Teigan Fawcett set a new PB in the U15 Girls High Jump coming in 4th with 1.25m. . In the U13 Girls Long Jump there were 22 competitors which saw Emily Raine place 8th (3.78m) and Eleesha Charnley – setting a new PB – with 3.72m (10th).
Morgan Philips won Heat 1 of the Senior Men’s 400m in a time of 52.50. Marco Maggio also went in the Senior Men’s 800m, an event he has never done before and ran solidly for 6th place in 2.25.20 and a Race which saw John Cookson take 8th spot in 2.34.90. Tim Raynes tackled the 1500m for the first time and finished 2nd in 4.27.40. Jamie Teare wasn’t far off his PB in the U13 Boys 800m taking 5th with 2.26.60 a Race which saw Harvey Ashwoth set a new PB with 2.42.20 (8th). Daniel Brown ran 5.25.50 in the U13 Boys 1500m (11th). In the 300m there were new PB’s for Hannah Cookson who won her Heat in 45.00 and Chloe Bleeks who came in 4th in her Heat with 46.90. Hannah was less than a second off her PB in the 800m taking 3rd with 2.25.70. Eleesha Charnley set her second PB of the day finishing 3rd in the U13 Girl’s 800m (2.51.80. Maddie Elliott comfortably won the 3000m in 11.07.10.