We had a visit at Pendle AC on Wednesday from Mr Syl Sampey – the Lancashire Schools Team Manager, to present Leah Hillman with the Sheila Markendale Sportsmanship Award. This has been presented to Leah to mark her achievements with Lancashire Schools Athletics but it is not all about performance – it is an all round package, being an ambassador for athletics, a role model to young athletes and impeccable behaviour and enthusiasm through her five years competing at English Schools for Lancashire – superb achievement Leah #beproud x

Also to Alex Baker and Zoe Kidney who this year have represented Lancashire in Birmingham at the English Schools, the third year for Alex and the second year for Zoe – thankyou to Syl for his support and to Derek Butterworth for the years of coaching of these excellent girls.


Due to unforeseen circumstances !! there will be no training on Wednesday for the Young Athletes (Daemons group)  The throwing group are meeting at 6.00 on Wednesday.




Litherland Sports Park
Boundary Road/Moss Lane, Litherland, Liverpool, Merseyside, L21 7LA

Here is the address for the Mid Lancs Meeting on Saturday 30th June 2018 – THIS NEXT SATURDAY !

Please can you let Lynn or Christine know this week if you are intending to go – I won’t be taking the tent as I have only heard of a couple so far who can make it but I will take the flag in case anyone else comes.

Lynn Baker





WELL DONE to our seven athletes who took part in the Lancashire Championships this last weekend at Blackburn.


The weather was scorching for a change which enhanced our athletes performances.


Statistics for the weekend were:-


7    Competing Athletes

6    Personal Bests

6    Lancashire Championships Gold Medallists

2    Silver Medallists

3    Bronze Medallists

1    English Schools qualifying distance


Starting with the youngest, U15 Girl, Gabija Safranaviciute, taking part in her first Lancashire Champtionships, put in a tremendous performance in the 100m, 200m and Long Jump earning herself PB’s in all three events – superb Gabija.


Alex Baker, for the U17 Women, became Lancashire Champion in all three of her events, Javelin, Shot and Discus, earning 3 Gold Medals and a PB in her Discus – fantastic throwing Alex


Zoe Kidney, now throwing for the U20 Women, had an amazing throw of 39.51m which was a PB, she became Lancashire Champion and threw the qualifying standard for the English Schools – brilliant Zoe.


For the Senior Women we had Anita Saunders, competing in the 100m and 200m and had fabulous runs gaining herself 2 Bronze medals.


I competed in the Hammer, Discus and Shot – no PB’s this time, not my best performances this weekend but I will keep practising !!!


For the Senior Men, Alan Plumb earned himself 2 Silver medals in Hammer and Shot and a Bronze medal in Discus – fantastic throwing as always Alan.


Andy Higginbottom competed for the first time this year earning himself a PB and Gold Medal in the Hammer and a Gold Medal in the Javelin – superb throwing Andy.


Special thanks go to Derek Butterworth who was our only official all weekend – he did a brilliant job on the field especially in the heat


Hopefully next year we can get a few more of our younger members taking part in the Championships – the day is no different to the regular fixtures only you get medals if you do well !! – so good luck to all you up and coming athletes at Pendle.



Report by Lynn Baker


The second Mid Lancs Track & Field is on Saturday this week, 28th April at Preston Sports Arena Track

University of Central Lancashire
Preston Sports Arena
Tom Benson Way

I attach an order of events and would suggest you arrive at least 1 1/2 hours before to sort your numbers out and warm up before your first event. Those who did the last one please bring your numbers but please don’t not turn up if you have lost it – I can sort you out with a replacement number !

If you are thinking of coming and need a vest please let me know this week.

Thank you


Mid Lancs T & F Fixtures – Order of Events 2018

Lynn Baker uploaded a file.

Mid Lancs Track & Field Fixtures

Blackburn – First Fixture- Saturday 7.4.18

It is the first of the Mid Lancs Track & Field Fixtures – please can you try and let me know if you are thinking of going. I will collect numbers early – they will be available for collection in the big blue Pendle Gazebo at the far end of the track. You need to keep your numbers safe for each of the Mid Lancs fixtures – they will get creased and crumpled throughout the season but don’t worry – what ever you do please don’t iron them – trust me – they melt !! I have attached a timetable of the events and suggest that you arrive in plenty of time – an hour before, in order to get your numbers and warm up for your events. I shall have a bag of spare vests for those who do not have them to borrow and return at the end of the day. If anyone requires a new vest, please message me asap.

We are down to officiate for the Javelin on Saturday – if anyone is available to help please let me know – we should be providing 4 officials – it would be appreciated if I could have some support.

Thank you

Young Athlete Group. Monday and Wednesday sessions

The sessions will be on during the school holidays with the exception of Monday, 2 April which is Easter Monday.

Young Athlete Group Monday session.

The final indoor session at Fisher More was on Monday, 5 March, earlier than anticipated as the hall was needed for mock exams for the week beginning 12 March. Therefore, on Monday, 12 March we will be back at Seedhill Track, 7-8 p.m. There is a fee (around £3.80) to use the track which is collected at reception by Pendle Leisure Trust staff; this money does not go to the club. All athletes who use the track have to pay this fee. If your son/daughter has an ACTIVO pass it can be used at Seedhill. Wear some warm clothes and a comfortable pair of trainers.


The same applies to the Wednesday sessions too.

Coaching Courses

As we have mentioned previously the club has needed more coaches for some time.  Again, we are asking parents, especially parents of our younger athletes, who may have an interest in coaching athletics to consider taking a UKA course.   The courses usually take place over a weekend and all costs are met by the club for those who can commit to coaching at least one of the Monday or Wednesday sessions.

Coaching Assistant

Who should go on this course?
Anyone aged 16 or over, who is interested in taking the first step into a coaching pathway and wants to understand the fundamental technical principles of coaching.

How many days will it take?
Two days (normally delivered over the course of one weekend) with no assessment.

What will I learn?
The technical coaching knowledge to underpin running, jumping and throwing activities. You’ll then learn how to apply these principles into a number of fun and exciting practical examples.
Topics covered include: Understanding fundamental movement skills, introduction to Athletics 365, delivering warm up and cool downs, coaching through fun, safe and enjoyable games, delivering speed work and endurance based activities, understanding the mechanics of jumping and throwing and the principles of session planning.

What will I be able to do?
By attending the Coaching Assistant course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to deliver effective and engaging club sessions using task cards and session plans. Coaching Assistants will be insured to assist in the delivery of all aspects of a session whilst being supervised by a qualified Coach at the same venue.


Coaching Assistant Courses


Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates:Mar.2018 to 25.Mar.2018
  • Location:Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool,
  • Cost:£245
  • Course Code:NC0957
  • Booking Deadline:Mar.2018


Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates:Apr.2018 to 22.Apr.2018
  • Location:Eastlands (Formally Sportcity) Gate 13 Rowsley Street, Manchester
  • Cost:£245
  • Course Code:NC0975
  • Booking Deadline:None


Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates:May.2018 to 13.May.2018
  • Location:Eastlands (Formally Sportcity) Gate 13 Rowsley Street, Manchester
  • Cost:£245
  • Course Code:NC0977
  • Booking Deadline:None



Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates:Jun.2018 to 01.Jul.2018
  • Location:Eastlands (Formally Sportcity) Gate 13 Rowsley Street, Manchester
  • Cost:£245
  • Course Code:NC0979
  • Booking Deadline:None


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