Saturday, 28 June 2008

Gina's top show in Regional Schools event.

Gina Thornton carried on from her excellent showing in the GM schools event when she competed against the best young athletes from counties across the North and Midlands in the Mason Trophy inter-county event at the Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham last Saturday.

In damp, drizzly conditions Gina finished a highly creditable 7th in the Intermediate Girls 800m final in a time of 2.28. This was right up with her time recorded in much better conditions the previous week and continued her excellent recent run of form.

Tracksuits Update

We now have samples of the tracksuits and showerproof jackets. For those who have already expressed an interest, Ian will be at training from approx 6.40 each night for the next two weeks so you can pick your size, place your order and pay a £10 deposit (or the full amount if you're having your initials on). If you missed the flyer Ian gave out last week with all the confirmed price and size details, see him on Tuesday for one. Make sure you show your parents and they are welcome to come with you to sort things out.

We will only have the samples for two weeks so you will need to move fast if you want a tracksuit and /or a jacket.

See Ian if you've any queries or need any more information.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Barnsley Junior Comp upcoming

Just a reminder about the Young Athletes event at Barnsley AC on Sunday 13th July. We went to this competition last year and had a good day despite some dodgy weather. Facilities at Barnsley are very good, with a big covered stand for excellent viewing of the action and a big club with a snack bar and changing facilities.

The event starts at 11.00 and should finish no later than about 4.00. We've already some athletes entered in, so if you fancy joining them and having a go, entry forms are available from Ian at training this week.

Harriers top show in GM Schools event

Gina Thornton, Tom Kramer and Jack Walsh all represented Rochdale Schools in the Greater Manchester Schools Championships at Trafford AC.

Gina's change of tactics in the 800m paid big dividends as she smashed her previous best, finishing third in a new PB of 2 mins 27. This was enough for Gina to qualify for selection to represent Greater Manchester in next Saturday's Inter-County Championships at the Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham.

Tom got through the first phase of the long jump competition and finished an overall 6th in his section with a best of 4m 50.

Jack ran well in a hotly contested 800, recording a new PB of 2.30 in finishing 7th.

Well done to all three of our athletes for an excellent set of performances