Fixture 2 in the Mid Lancs T & F League was greeted with wind and rain in the morning but later turned into sunshine. There weren’t a lot of Harriers out on the day but they made up for it with 16 new PB’s for the Clubs youngsters who competed on the day.
Full Results HERE
Jacob Roberts who had earlier won the U17 Men’s Hammer with a throw of 48.39m ran in the 100m finishing 2nd in 12.20 and a new PB. Jacob had only ever raced one 100m prior to this fixture and that was in April at the YDL where he clocked 12.5, so a big PB knocking three tenths of a second off.
U17 Connor Davison entered the Shot, Discus and Javelin placing 2nd in the Shot Putt with 10.50m, 2nd in the Discus (22.89m) and 5th in the Javelin with 30.44m which was a a new PB by some two metres. In the U15 Boys Anthony Kent came in 3rd in the Shot Putt with 8.52m, just 25cms short of his previous best and then won the Discus with a throw of 27.33m for a new PB. Lucas Davies also in the U15 Throws clocked up two new PB’s placing 5th in the Shot Putt (6.90m) and 7th in the Javelin with 19.78m.
U13 Sam Farnworth who had a win double at the YDL Lower Age Group fixture recently kept that form going today with three new PB’s taking 2nd in the 100m (13.80) an improvement of seven tenths of a second and then went on to win the 200m in 29.60 which lowered his previous best by two tenths of a second. and this after lifting his previous best in the High Jump from 1.15m to 1.30m (2nd). Bottom of age U15 Jamie Teare continued the trend of new PB’s with two of his own when he knocked 5 seconds of his previous best time in the 1500m, dead heating for first place with Ryan Heneghan in 5.11.40. He then went on to set another PB in the 200m placing 4th in 31.50 and was just two cms short of his High Jump best placing 3rd with 1.30. Daniel Brown wasn’t going to be left out of the chase for PB’s and duly obliged in the U13 Boys 1500m (5th) in 5.27.90, a new PB by a second. He then ran in the 200m, a distance he has never done before and ran 33.80 in 4th place after earlier in the day having tried his hand at the Long Jump for the first time and did well in finishing 12th with a jump of 3.37m.
U17 Rebecca Orrell contested the Senior Women’s Shot Putt finishing 3rd with 8.53m which earned her a new PB by just 2 cms. She took 7th place in the Discus (22.71m) after she had won the Hammer Throw with 39.14m.
U15 Emily Warren got into the action straight away setting a new PB of 13.60 in winning the 100m, then ran a fraction outside her 200m best with a 28.10 and 3rd place clocking after she had set another PB in the Long Jump – 5th (4.36m). Mya Booth kept the run going setting a new PB by a second in the U13 100m (5th) in a time of 15.90 and then fell just a touch short of her previous best in the Javelin finishing a solid 4th with a throw of 13.17m.
In the U13 Girls 1500m Amy Davies ran a cracking Race which went right down to the wire. The athlete from Southport took the Race out and built a big lead and it looked as though the race may have been over. But Amy along with Kirsty Hamilton gradually pulled her back to set up a sprint down the home straight and a finish which was really hard to work out. In the end, the judges gave the same time to both girls – 5.27.10 with Kirsty getting the nod on 1st place. Chloe Bleeks who is a new member got stuck in taking on the 800m, 300m and 200m. She went in the first Race in the 800m and clocked 2.44.50 in 7th place which was a really good effort. Then in the 300m she ran a really good race placing 4th in 49.20 and in the 200m ran 30.40 in 3rd spot.
Final Race of the day involving the Harriers saw us move from the Juniors to the Seniors with Chris Davies and Andy Buttery in the 3000m and this too, turned out to be a really good race with a mad sprint down the home straight when Chris seemed to take the lead only to be caught on the line by Andy. Again both were given the same time of 9.50.30 with Andy getting the nod for 1st place. Chris had only ever raced one 3000m before and was delighted to knock 26 seconds off that time for a new PB. It was Andy’s first 3000m in 6 years.