England Athletics U15 / U17 Championships inc. The Disabled Age Group Championships – 30/31st August

Full Results from Day 1 & Day 2 HERE

Another great day for two members of the Harriers Hammer Group. Rebecca Orrell and Jacob Roberts both reached the finals of the English Schools this year and have posted PB’s all the way through the season. Jacob stands at the top of the North West Rankings (4kg) and number nine nationally. Rebecca is in first place in the North West in the 4kg category. Nationally she is placed  11th in the 4kg.

Both athletes competed at the National Championships at Bedford to round off an excellent season for them and their Coach – Mick Hitchon.

Jacob at his first ever National Championships – in the U15 Age Group – told the club that “My experience of Bedford nationals, well to start off with I was extremely nervous, especially when I saw all the boys from English Schools. I did my first practice throw which was really good but I knew my nerves where getting the better of me, so I signed to my dad to come from stands and try and get little closer to me. When the competition started I performed to my best ability with throw of 47,20 even though it was a metre off my PB I was pleased with that cause I got into the finals. The whole experience is brilliant and I really enjoyed myself. Whilst I was on holiday at Great Yarmouth, I carried on with my training at the local athletic club where I met John Painter who is a national coach for hammer, discuss and shot. So that was brilliant to meet him and get some tips off him”.


Whilst Rebecca said after her competiton that “Would like to say that getting into the nationals is a huge achievement for all of us! The competition in both pools was high, however not everyone preformed their best, including me, we all should be proud of ourselves! Throwers are the best group of people to be around and we all encourage each other even though we are rivals in our competition, which spurs us all on to do well”.



Southport Waterloo Open Meeting – 23rd August

Full Results HERE

Warrington Terry Davies Memorial Open – 24th August

 Full Results HERE

 Trafford AC Medal Meeting – 25th August

Full Results HERE

Some of the Club’s U13 Girls took on the Open Meetings over the Bank Holiday weekend and did really well.


At Litherland Emily Warren won the 150m in 20.9, just a tenth of a second outside her PB, then won the 70m Hurdles in a new PB of 12.6 and placed 4th in the Shot Putt with 6.53m. Charlotte Williams who is getting over earlier injuries and niggles competed at all three fixtures, had a great weekend too, finishing 2nd in the 70m Hurdles to Emily in the same time of 12.6 and took 2nd place in the Shot Putt with 8.19m. Eloise Littlefair who has been struggling with a knee injury and will now have a lay off period won the Shot Putt with a throw of 8.98m, came 4th in the Discus (22.44m) and 2nd in the Javelin (21.98m).

The day after, Charly and Eloise went to the Warrington Open which saw Charly win the 70m Hurdles again in 12.6 and two third places in the 150m (22.8) which was a seasons best and Shot Putt where she threw a new PB of 8.85m. Eloise finished 4th in the Shot Putt with 8.45m and 3rd in her first ever attempt at the Hammer with 20.70m.

By Monday it was down to Charly at Trafford and she capped off a great weekend with a new PB and new Club Record in the Discus which she won with a Throw of 25.61m. She then was just 200 hundreths of a second outside her PB when she won the 70m Hurdles in 12.32 and finished 4th in the Shot Putt with 7.46m.

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Stockport Quadrathlon

Full Results HERE

A last minute switch of venue didn’t deter eleven of the Club’s Sportshall Members making the altered journey over to Stockport to compete in the Quadrathlon there. By the looks of the photo it looks like they enjoyed themselves on the night.