Sunday December 20th saw the second fixture of the popular Sportscity Indoor Series featuring a number of Blackburn Harriers with very good performances including new personal bests and wins.
Sportscity Full Results HERE
Jamie Vickery ran the Senior 60m and 300m finishing 4th in the 60m with 7.35 and then went on to win the 300m in a new PB time of 36.70. Jamie in his own unique style told the Club that he “Ran like an absolute donkey in the 60m, 7.35s. As Simon Cowell once said to Will Young, that was distinctly average. As for the 300m, 36.70, first time under 37 and a huge PB of 0.43 compared to 2 weeks ago! I’ll take it!”
Bottom of age U15 Emily Warren was out again in her second Indoor of the season competing in the 60mHurdles, 60m flat and 300m and put in some great performances. In the 60m flat she placed 4th in a new PB time of 8.43, went on to win the 60mHurdles in another new PB time of 9.62 and then made it a hat trick of new PB’s on the day with a 3rd placed 43.69 in the 300m. A tremendous performance. Emily commented afterwards that “in 300m I got a pb 43.69 then in the 60 hurdles I got a pb 9.62 and in 60 flat I got 8.43 – I came first in the hurdles and 4th in 60 flat and 3rd in 300”.
John Ilunga was competing at his first ever Indoor fixture and had a really positive day. In the 60m he came in 5th with 8.13 and went on to set a new PB of 1.65m in the High Jump (4th) and afterwards John spoke to the Club saying that the day “went well!!! Did really well pleased with my results especially in high jump. In 60m sprint time was 8.13 I did well too but I was just bit scared because it was my first time to do indoor but overall I am really happy”.
Brothers Cameron Massey – ““good day few pbs and finally 3 strode and really looking forward to jan 10th, pb in 300m and 60m hurdles” – and Nick Massey were also competing in their second successive Indoors and they too put in some very good performances. In the 60mHurdles Nick won the Race with a new PB of 8.79 cutting 0.13 sec off his previous best whilst in the same Race Cameron also set a new PB of 9.90 (5th) knocking 0.27 of his previous best. Joshua van der Linde came 4th in the same Race with a time of 9.52. On to the Shot Putt for the three lads with Cameron coming out on top this time, winning the event with a throw of 9.61m, just 3cm behind came Nick in 2nd place (9.58m) and Josh in 5th with 7.38m and a new PB.
Nick winning the 60m Video
In the 60m flat, Nick posted his second win of the day in a time of 7.96 whilst Cameron took 3rd place in his Heat (7.96) and Josh also taking 3rd place in his Heat with a time of 8.28.
Rudolf’s Red Nose Race – Sunday December 20th
(Results not available yet)
Having won the Best 5k the other week, Joe Monk registered his second win in a good time of 27.54 in not very good conditions at all. After the Race he told us that “today was a good win. The course was flooded in parts…I managed to get into an early lead and held it from Gareth Booth….one amusing incident was some foul language a female horserider gave me as I passed her !!! I feel as though I’m running well and look forward to next year”.