Northern Athletics Indoor Open Meeting was held at Sheffield last Saturday – December 5th – and it proved to be a very good day for Senior Jamie Vickery.
In his Heat of the 300m he came 4th in 37.13 which represented a three tenths new PB. In the 60m he placed 2nd in 7.27 – just three hundreths off his existing PB.
Sheffield Full Results HERE
Jamie was happy with his Indoor Seasons opening effort telling the Club that he was “Really pleased with today, probably my best ever opening weekend so can’t complain with it still being December. Definitely felt rusty in both races as well so loads of room for improvement by the time we hit the Northerns!”……………”Good to lay down a decent 60m marker as well, just in case we get a second annual Blackburn sprints championship later in the season haha!” A good challenge there for the other sprinters!
Over at Sportscity, Dominc Bretherton, Simon Brown, Emily Warren, Morgan Angland, Nicholas Massey, Cameron Massey and Josh van der Linde were making their first outings Indoor.
Sportscity Results HERE
Senior Dominic Bretherton kicked off in the 60m taking 4th place in 7.49 which was a good opening effort compared with his PB of 7.46. Senior Thrower Simon Brown contested the Shot Putt and added 35 cms to his previous best to set a new PB of 12.08m and told the Club that “Despite not actually supposed to be competing at the sportcity indoor (something to do with insurance in the shot for seniors) even though i double checked if it was open to seniors, i managed a throw of 12.08m”.
Bottom of age U20 – Morgan Angland – came 2nd in her 60m Hurdles Race in a time of 9.88 and commented that she was “Really pleased with my first performance of racing in U20, looking forward to next race”
U17 athletes Cameron Massey, Nick Massey and Josh van der Linde were all out taking on Sprints, Throws and Jumps. In the 60m Sprints Nick won his heat in 7.95 with Cameron in 2nd spot (8.04) and Josh in 5th (8.20) which was a new PB. In his next effort Nick placed 4th in a new PB time of 7.82, whilst Josh finished 2nd also setting a successive new PB of the afternoon of 8.07.
All three lads contested the 60m Hurdles with Nick winning in a new PB of 8.86, Josh also setting a new PB of 9.41 in 3rd place and Cameron came 5th in 10.31. Seventeen athletes (U13/U15/U17) in the Long Jump which saw Josh come out on top, winning with a jump of 4.74. In the Senior/U23/U20/U17 Long Jump, Cameron took 8th spot with 4.84m. To round off the day Nick and Cameron took on the Shot Putt finishing 1st and 2nd with Nick setting yet another new PB in winning with a throw of 10.52m and Cameron (2nd) with 9.52m. Afterwards Nick, speaking to the Club, said that he “did really well, extremely happy with my results especially with an 8.86 in my hurdles in new height and distance! also pleased with my 10.52 in shot”.
U15 Emily Warren in her first ever attempt at an Indoor 300m and only her second ever outing over the distance – outdoor 44.8 – ran really well for 2nd place in a time of 43.81 – a time which indicates a significant reduction of her outdoor PB can be expected in the summer.