Monday, 31 August 2009

New wave of Junior Harriers shine at Trafford

On a showery Bank Holday Monday, two of our new recruits enjoyed a succesful day in the last of Trafford's Under 15 Medal meetings of the year.

Ben Johnson built on his promising recent debut in the U15 boys 800m, knocking a second off his previous best to finish 2nd and collect silver in a time of 2.20. He followed this with an excellent first competitive effort in the long jump for bronze with 4m53 and rounded off his day with a PB of 27.1 in a hot 200m heat.

Jessica Halstead's confidence grew through her set of U13 girls discus throws, with her final effort of 15m23 bringing her a very good 4th place. She then added almost 50cm to her PB in the long jump with best of 3m35 and finished off a highly promising day's work with a PB of 6m08 in the shot putt.

Ben and Jess were ably supported by two of our more experienced competitors, with Charlotte Bowker posting a highly respectable 29.1 into a strong headwind for joint 5th in the 200m and Natasha Banjac enjoynig a useful speedwork exercise with times of 14.6 in the 100m and 30.4 in the 200m, both good efforts in blustery conditions.

Well done to all our athletes and thanks to their parents and friends for their support.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Autumn fixtures flyer now out!

If you didn't get a flyer from Ian about all the various track & field, cross country and sportshall action that's coming up this autumn, see him at training ASAP. There's lots happening and you need to move fast if you want to get involved.

Next on the track is the Trafford Junior Medal Meeting at Stretford on 31st August, enter on the day, be there at 12.30 for a 1.00 start.

There are also meetings at Southport Waterlo on 5th September, Wakefield or Blackpool on the 133th, Wigan on the 19th and Blackpool again on the 27th.

Brian has all the details about the autumn / winter Cross Country sechedule and entry fees, the first race is at the end of September.

We'll be gearing up for the sportshall season from October onwards, with the first of our league meetings being in early November. Keep an eye on this site for further info as it arrives or listen in to any announcements at training.

Junior Harriers back in action at Warrington

After a short summer break, junior Harriers were back in competitive action last Sunday at the Terry Edwards Open Meeting at Warrington AC. One of the highlights of the day was Ben Johnson's successful debut for the club, in which he picked up a bronze medal for an excellent third in the 800m in a time of 2.21. Tom Kramer was also in the medals again, saving his best till last in the long jump with a gold winning leap of 5.22.

Lucy Moore, Daniel Moore, Jacob Slough, Natasha Banjac, Jessica Halstead and Naomi Richardson were also all in action and put in some very good performances across their events.
Pictured above are our medallists Tom and Ben, well done to all our athletes who took part.