Sunday, 22 March 2009

Hot performances at Blackpool Warm-up

Five of our juniors were in action today at the Blackpool Wyre & Fylde A.C Winter Warm-up meeting. Our athletes performed well in cold, windy conditions that were particulary testing for those in the middle and long distance races.

Tom Kramer continued his impressive run of form with a PB of 13.1 for 3rd in the 100m and followed up with another 3rd in the 200m in 27.3, an equal to PB time. He also produced a putt of 7.58 for 3rd in the shot.

Lucy Moore also built on her recent success in the Midleton Harriers Primary Schools cross country series with a well judged and gutsy 2nd in the U13 Girls 1200m. This followed a solid long jump effort of 2.94.

Lucy's younger brother Daniel made his competitive debut and performed very well in both the long jump and the 600m

Naomi Richardson had a busy afternoon, producing a good shot putt of 5.55, an 800m time of 2.58 and a PB of 14.4 to win her heat in the 100m

Amelia Gavin also competed in three events, finisghing 9th in the under 13 girls 600m in 2.28 and 5th in her heat in the 80m. These efforts followed a sound long jump performance of 2.41.

Well done to all our athletes and thanks to the parents and friends who braved the chilly weather to support them.

If you want to get competing outdoors, you can enter the Wigan Warm-up meeting next Sunday on the day. Details were in the packs Ian gave out recently, if you need them again see Ian at training.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Lucy celebrates cross-country success

Lucy Moore's consistent perfomances throughout this winter's South East Lancs cross country series earned her an excellent 5th place overall in her age group. Lucy is pictured with her trophy, awarded at the SEL presentation night last week at Horwich RMI club.

Well done to Lucy for a great set of performances and we look forward to her being joined by more of our junior Harriers when the next series of races start in the Autumn.

Tom jumps into the national rankings

Tom Kramer launched himself into to the top dozen nationally for under 15 boys long jump with a tremendous day's efforts at last Sunday's Sale Open Indoor meeting at Sportcity. His previous PB of 4.71 was left well behind when in his first attempt of three he recorded 5.18. After a no jump on attempt 2, he produced a sensational jump of 5.46, the best in his age group in the North West to date this year and 12th best nationally.

Tom will be hoping to build on this excellent effort as the outdoor season starts with open competitions at Wigan and Wakefield, and the first of the regular junior medal meetings at Trafford at Easter.