Another weekend and another Indoor T&F meeting at Sportcity on Sunday 17th December and again featuring a number of Harriers athletes – 14 in total –  competing for the second week in a row indoors — U20 Charlie Unsworth; U20 Samuel Mutombo; U20 Codie Dewhurst; U17 Daniel Nuttall; U17 William Thompson; U17 Charlie Palich; U17 Harvey Holden; U17 Millee Schofield; U17 Abigail Guirdham; U17 Zoe Green; U17 Alisha Lehner; Senior Dominic Walton; U17 Imogen Robinson; U17 Tamzin Osborne. (RESULTS).

Charlie Unsworth broke the Club U20 60m record one week ago and was in similar form this week as he clocked 7.05 in 2nd spot in his Heat followed by Samuel Mutombo who ran 7.51 (6th) in Heat 3. Codie Dewhurst ran his first ever 60m race in Heat 6, clocking 8.24 in 6th place. Heat 17 had three Harriers on the start line out of four resulting in Daniel Nuttall taking the first win of the day in 7.25 with team mates William Thomson in 3rd (7.40) and Charlie Palich in 4th (7.47) both William and Charlie in their debut season for the Club. Harvey Holden set himself a new PB of 7.68 in 2nd place Heat 20 as Millee Schofield clocked 8.16 in Heat 21. Heat 26 saw Abigail Guirdham clock 9.07 in 3rd place for a new PB whilst in her Heat Zoe Green placed 5th with a time of 9.68.

Codie Dewhurst produced the second win of the day in a Heat of the 300m, clocking a new PB time of 39.76 followed by a Heat in which three Harriers lined up again as part of a four male starting line up. Finishing first, second and third – Charlie Palich took the win in 39.47, William Thompson placed 2nd in 41.59 and Harvey Holden 3rd in 41.92 – all three of them running the distance for the first time. Millee Schofield finished in 2nd place in her 300m Heat clocking 43.22. Three more Harriers out of four in a women’s 300m race resulted in a win for Alisha Lehner running 47.66 and the third win of the afternoon, as Zoe Green placed 3rd in 54.05 and Imogen Robinson 4th in a time of 54.47. Abigail Guirdham went in the following Heat and came home in 3rd spot running 53.61. Senior athlete Dominic Walton took on the 600m and as far as we know, this is the first time ever that he had run the distance as he took 2nd spot in a time of 1.19.57 which puts him at number 9 in the national rankings. In the final track race for the Harriers athletes on the day in the U17W 60m Hurdles –  Alisha Lehner ran 9.92 in 3rd place.

Moving on to Field events Imogen Robinson cleared 1.41 in the High Jump in a Pool of 12 athletes followed by Tamzin Osoborne who was one of 19 athletes in the Pole Vault covering U15, U17, U20 and even a couple of vets as she cleared 2.45 in equal 12th overall and 3rd U17W. Last event of the day for our athletes came in the Long Jump featuring 22 in age groups from U15 through to seniors – which had Daniel Nuttall leaping out to 5.76m in 8th spot overall and 2nd U17 whilst Samuel Mutombo placed 9th overall with 5.66m and 4th U20.

Imogen Robinson

The ever popular Turkey Trot, where runners can let their hair down, dress up in costumes and seen to be believed outfits was held last weekend on Saturday 16th December featuring 322 runners. (RESULTS). Ten Blackburn Harriers entered into the spirit of the race with Mat Nuttall (V55) leading them all home in 15th spot running 37.45 and 1st V55 followed by Nick Gaskell (V50) in a time of 44.11 (56th); Gary Pearse (V55) in 68th spot running 45.41 and Jonathan Bridge (V50) running 55.09 in 143rd spot. Half a dozen of our young girls ran the race for fun along with everyone else, this being a hallmark of the event which saw Lottie Hesketh run 46.47 in 74th, Emma Robertshaw (75th) in, you’ve guessed it 47.67, Agatha Taylor also 46.47 in 76th, Millie Jordan 46.47 in 77th and would you believe it – Isabelle Perry also running 46.67 in 78th. Then came Tamzin Osborne who pole vaulted the day after in 118th (51.48) alongside Evie Fort in 120th place (52.14) and all of them in costumes, having a great time.

Emma Robertshaw (286) – Agatha Taylor (323)

Isabelle Perry (262) – Lottie Hesketh (156)

Led to believe this is Gary Pearse looking a little larger than normal

Some of the parents also joined in the fun as can be seen here

Kate Taylor

Jo Perry

Mollie and Samantha Hesketh