The weekend of April 26th and 27th saw the start of the T & F season for the Club and there were some very fine performances over the weekend.
The first Mid Lancs fixture of the season took place at Wigan, in not the best of weather conditions and with a huge number of athletes from all the affiliated Clubs in attendance, looking to see how their winter training had gone.
Full Results HERE
In the Senior 100m Paul Coffey placed 6th in 12.5secs which he wasn’t at all pleased with. Dominic Bretherton, a new member of the Club had a fine start to his Track season with a win in Heat 2 (12.3secs). U17 Sprinter Jake Almond won both the 100m and 200m Races with 12.3secs and 23.9 secs respectively for a fine double. Oliver Aspden’s 51.40 in the Senior Men’s 400m Race to establish a new PB was excellent, given the conditions on the day. Sam Farnworth ran 15.90 in the U13 Boy’s 100m to take 4th place. Carol Cookson making her debut on the Track in the Senior Women’s 100m ran 17.20secs. Daughter Hannah Cookson took a good third place in the U15 Girls 100m (14.3secs) and then she ran 2.39.1 in the 800m just a second and a half off her PB, and again given the conditions, we can see her breaking that shortly. Amy Davies made her Track debut in the U13 Girls and ran a really promising 2.48.90 to take 3rd place. In another Heat, Olivia Blow ran 3.15.80. In the U13 Girls 100m Emily Raine finishing 5th with 15.60, equal time with 4th place. Olivia Blow ran 16.90 and Emily Laycock 18.00. Emily also did the Long Jump posting 2.77m.
In other U13 Girls events, Charlotte Wiiliams won the High Jump (1.25m) with Eloise Littlefair taking joint third place with 1.20m and Emily Laycock jumping 1.05m. In the U13 Girls Shot, Eloise took 2nd with 8.04m and Charlotte took 3rd place with 7.32m to set a new PB.
Tom Cornthwaite ran three races – the 800m; 1500m and 3000m which was quite a challenge. In the 800m he clocked 2.10.20 for 5th place – in the 1500m he came home in 2nd position (4.17.20) and then in the 300m, went one better by winning it convincingly in 9.08.00. Andy Heys in his first ever Track Race also ran in the 3000m and posted a solid time of 10.31.4. John Cookson ran 2.30.70 for the 800m which was 3 seconds off his PB, but given the wind, there is no doubt that this will be under pressure before the end of the season.
Amongst the Throwers, standout performance of the day came from Rebecca Orrell who threw three successive PB’s in the U17 Womens Hammer finishing with 44.31m. Jack Vickery took 2nd place in the Senior Men’s Hammer with a solid and consistent 41.97m. In the U17 Age Category, Connor Davison won the Shot with a Putt of 10.15m and made it a double win for the day by taking the Hammer with 24.06m. In the U15 Boys category, Jacob Roberts won the Hammer with 31.28m and Cameron Massey finished in 2nd place in the Shot with 8.92m.