In the light of there being no Pendle Open Meeting this year – here are a couple of fixtures which the younger children in the Club are able to do. The Blackpool Open Medal Meeting is entry before the day and the Trafford Medal Meeting you can enter on the day. I shall be at the Trafford Meeting should anyone require any assistance on the day – look for the Pendle Flag. Further details for the Trafford Meeting are on the Trafford AC website, click on Open Meetings then Fixures/Results and scroll to 29.8.16, this will give you further details – the address is Longford Park, Stretford M21 9TA. Please click on the links below for further details.
Have we any 4 – 14 year olds who may be interested in doing the Junior parkruns which are held at Towneley Park, Burnley every Sunday morning at 0900. They will be run over a 2km course and all you need to do is register to get your own personal Bar Code. If any of our older members or parents wish to volunteer please speak to Heather Scott from Burnley AC.
U11 Open Meeting at Burnley Athletic Club
Well done to five of our younger athletes at the Club for taking part in the U11 Open Meeting at Burnley Athletic Club.
Gabriel Metcalfe did fantastic in the U10 Boys winning himself a fabulous Gold Medal in the Cricket Ball Throw and a Bronze Medal in the 75m – well done Gabriel.
Elijah Adelou, in the U11 age group, won himself 2 Silver Medals in the Shot Putt and the 75m – superb Elijah.
Finlay Hall, in his first event for the U10 Boys, had a brilliant run in the 75m and finished 3rd in his heat. He really enjoyed himself and says he is going to do the Cricket Ball and Long Jump next year – good for you Finlay !
Ore Ogundana, U11 girl, who was very well supported by her brother Tony, took a Gold Medal in the 75m – fabulous Ora. She also did the Long Jump and the 600m – brilliant.
Last but not least a big well done to U10 Boy, Jamie Tillotson, for coming to take part. A relative newcomer to the track- competed in the 600m, 75m and Cricket Ball Throw in which he possibly finished 4th, didn’t finish with a medal but so proud he came to participate, unfortunately we do not have a picture of Jamie.
English Schools T & F Championships at Gateshead – Alex had a fantastic day on Friday with the Lancashire team competing in the Junior Girls Javelin but unfortunately didn’t make the final 8 out of 22 and survived the only rain of the day (sorry – torrential deluge!) which left her soaked just as she was about to start ! Tiarnan Crorken from Pendle also had a brilliant run but finished just outside the finals selection. Joe Lonsdale had an amazing run in the 200m finishing 2nd which now puts him in the final of the 200m.
Saturday – Today was Leah’s Javelin and what an incredibly nerve wracking show of talent it was – her first throw landed her a PB of 41.11m. This put her through to a further 3 throws where she bettered her PB to 41.26. This brilliant performance put her in 2nd place awarding her with a very well deserved Silver medal. Simply superb Leah – you are a Star xx
Also today saw the final of Joe Lonsdale in the 200m, tense doesn’t even come close as the anticipation was killing us but like a true professional he put in a fantastic run leaving us with not knowing if he came 2nd, 3rd or 4th it was that close ! All of a sudden he appeared out of nowhere on the podium in 3rd place with a massive smile on his face – well done – you too are a star.
First time for me at English Schools Champs and what a fantastic experience it was, the pure talent of all the young athletes astounded me, the parade, the gathering of all the counties, the air of tension hanging over the stadium when all the finals were taking place and the proud feeling I had with all our Pendle athletes who took part in their various events – hope one day I may get the opportunity to experience it all again.
A big thank you to Sheila and Steve the Lancashire Team Managers and their team for supporting our children throughout the weekend
Thank you Laura Martin for being a great team member at Pendle Athletic Club – wishing you all the very best for your future.
On Monday this week (27.6.16) the East Lancashire Primary Schools Cross Country Final took place at Towneley Park. There were 160 runners in the boys race and two Pendle Athletic Club Members, Kitt Nelson and Kaylon Cotterill, finished in 13th and 19th place respectively. There were 25 boys and 25 girls from Pendle who were invited to take part and the top 6 scores in each counted towards the team event. Both Kitt and Kaylon’s scores counted and the Pendle Boys took Gold. A big well done to Kitt and Kaylon – you are a credit to our Club and your schools.
A big well done to Gregan Baker from Pendle Athletics Club for finishing the top Lancashire Boy out of a team of four last weekend.
It is quite a grueling weekend for the athletes having to complete 8 different disciplines, Long Jump, Discus, Javelin and 400m on the first day then 100 Hurdles, High Jump, Shot and finishing with 1500m on the second day.
The Lancashire Boys finished in third place behind Cheshire (the winners) and Cumbria in second place so a big well done to Gregan Baker, Joshua Van Der Linde, Cameron Massey and Nicolas Massey.
Particular well done to Gregan who did all this the day after his school prom and after prom party – needless to say he is still catching up on a bit of sleep !!
PENDLE ATHLETES SHINE
Four outstanding Pendle Athletic Club Athletes have been selected to represent Lancashire at the English Schools’ Athletic Championships in Gateshead next week. The ESAA National Championships are the 4th largest athletics event in the world, staged each year.
Firstly Tiarnan Crorken, for the Senior Boys, reached the qualifying standard of 3.58 in the 1500m gaining himself a well-deserved place in the Lancashire squad.
Secondly, Leah Hillman, for the Senior Girls, reached the qualifying standard in the Javelin throwing 37.99m at the Lancashire Championships. She subsequently increased her distance at the Lancashire Schools Athletics Championships and again reaching a fantastic PB of 40.10m at the England Athletic U20/U23 Championships at Bedford last week.
Thirdly, Joe Lonsdale, for the Inter Boys, ran the qualifying time for the 200m at the Lancashire Championships as well as the qualifying time at 100m but he will represent Lancashire in the 200m next week in Gateshead.
Last but not least, Alex Baker for the Junior Girls, again in the Javelin, reached the qualifying standard of 33m by throwing a whopping 34.81m at the Lancashire Championships in Blackpool. She also gained a Championship Best Performance for U15 girls Javelin in Blackpool and also at the Lancashire Schools Championships in Wigan in her event.
Pendle Athletic Club is a relatively small Club compared to other Clubs in the Lancashire area but there is a huge amount of talent at the Club. Good luck to all the above athletes next weekend – Friday/Saturday 8th/9th July at the English Schools Athletics Championships
Mid Lancs – Saturday 2nd July 2016
Coach leaves Seedhill prompt at 10.00am but for those travelling by car the address is :-
Salt Ayre Athletics Track
Salt Ayre Sports Centre
Salt Ayre Lane
Also – there have been two changes to the remaining fixtures.
Edge Hill, Ormskirk will now be on Saturday 23rd July due to some important electrical work now scheduled for Edge Hill on 30th July.
The Medal Meeting on 27th August will now take place at Leigh Sports Village not Wigan.
Look who our Leah came across at the weekend !
In her words – Life Goals = Completed !
Lovely pic Leah Hillman with Jessica Ennis – British track and field athlete from England, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles.