Sorry but will have to postpone pics until next Monday (26th June) as there is an English Schools meeting tonight and on Wednesday night Leah and I have our big run at Bolton Abbey for Sue Ryder – The Summer Solstice Saunter – but if this weather keeps up I will rename it The Summer Solstice Slog !!

I have now taken delivery of my new vest and hoodie order and can now cover all sizes if anyone is requiring any new kit.
The vests are £17.50 ( or £15 if you give your old vest back for Club spares). The Hoodies are £16 each for Juniors Ages 7/8, 9/11 and 12/13 and £18 for Adult Small, Medium and Large.
I have a bag in the back of my car if anyone would need to try any for size. I only have a maximum of four of each size (apart from the larger hoodies where I have two) so first come first served !!









OUTSTANDING !  How can 12 athletes amaze me so much, once again, the talent in our Club is insurmountable!


The weather was sunny for most of the time with a cheeky favourable wind which seemed to swirl in all directions!


Statistics for the weekend were:-


12  Competing Athletes (including Morgan Webster at the Yorkshire


14  Personal Bests

9    Lancashire Championships Gold Medallists

5    Silver Medallists

6    Bronze Medallists

and a Championship Best Performance from no other than Leah !


Starting with the youngest, U15 Girl Ella Atkins, put in a tremendous performance in the 100m earning herself a PB and a place in the final. She went on to do the 200m and 300, proving her potential but narrowly missing out on further PB’s.


In the U17 Men, Spencer Phelan, threw an exceptional 42.49m in the Javelin for a Silver Medal, got a PB in his Shot with a whopping 10.37m and gained a further PB in his Discus claiming a Bronze medal (and two MacDonalds on the way home !)


We also had – Morgan Webster, was the sole Pendle Athlete at the Yorkshire Championships and gave a very commendable performance in a tough 1500m field – well done Morgan.


Alex Baker and Zoe Kidney, for the U17 Women, could not have made me more proud, both throwing the Javelin in excess of 38 metres, earning a Gold and Silver Medal and exceeding the English Schools standard of 37 metres – superb throwing girls.


In the U20 Men, we had Daemon Metcalfe in the High Jump, jumping and incredible 1.75m, smashing the opposition for a Gold Medal ! – well he would have done if there was someone ! Gregan Baker – get in training – let’s have a Gold and Silver next year !


Daemon then went on to claim himself a fabulous PB in the Long Jump, landing a 6.14m jump- fantastic Daemon – keep up the good work.


Gregan, just coming up to the U.20’s, had a great throw in the Discus and finished with an OPB of 27.21m and a Bronze medal.  He earned himself a PB in the Javelin and in Triple Jump he had another PB and finished in Bronze medal position.  We won’t talk about his Long Jump – but it wasn’t that bad !!


Also in the U20 Men – Joe Lonsdale, what can we say about Joe ??

Awesome, amazing, a credit to the Club, smashing the English Schools qualifying standard in both 100m and 200m and it won’t be long before we see him demolishing more Club Records !


For the U20 Women we have Leah Hillman – a star in her own right with Gold Medals in Hammer, Shot, Discus and Javelin – shamazing throwing Leah – you know what to do and you do it in style !  She annihilated the English Schools qualifying standard of 37m by throwing an incredulous 41.98m – earning herself a Championship Best Performance – you rock girl !


I feel proud to say that I was the only competing Senior Woman – never thought I would make it to the Lancashire Championships podium – never mind twice !!  Incredibly proud of my two Bronze medals in Hammer and Discus and getting myself 3 PB’s in Hammer, Discus and Shot in the process. Thanks to the continued support from my fellow Senior buddies !


For the Senior Men, we had Joshua Ingham who ran a tremendous 5000m in hot conditions finishing in a brilliant 6th place and Alan Plumb who earned himself 2 Silver medals in Hammer and Discus and a Bronze medal in Shot – fantastic throwing as always Alan –still thought you were missing your sidekick Andy for that little bit of extra competition !!  We certainly missed his cakes !!


A special mention must go to Derek Butterworth, the Throws Coach.

The team of throwers he has coached over the years are all going from strength to strength.  How many Coaches can say that they have three English Schools qualifiers from one Competition and as a Club we are especially proud to boast 4 qualifying athletes with Joe.  Unbelievable achievement out of 12 competing Athletes – let’s hope the selectors give them all a chance !


I have said it before but I think it is important – The talent of our Pendle Athletes is limitless, but it is not all about their achievements it is also about the friendships that are created and the bonds that are built between their buddies, making pals along the way from other Clubs, as they support each other through the highs and lows of their training and competing – a big well done everyone.


Report by Lynn Baker



















































Please see links below for the timetables for this weekend.


Burnley U11’s Open Medal Meeting
Sunday 16th July 2017
This is a lovely Open Meeting aimed at the children in Daemon’s group – several youngsters have taken part in the past and really enjoyed the day.
The closing date for Postal Entries is Wednesday 12th July 2017 although online Entries will continue until Saturday 15th July.
Let’s see if we can get a good Pendle turnout so we can support each other.

FIRST MID LANCS THIS WEEKEND – BLACKPOOL – Further details on the Mid Lancs Website

Saturday 29.4.17

Please please – if you are thinking of competing at the weekend could you try and let me know and pay your subs so we can get you registered with English Athletics before then.

Thank you

Please find attached details of the above Open Meeting on 25th June 2017

PONTEFRACT OPEN entry form & order of events 25.6.17


Please could I respectfully remind you that membership is now due. In case you have not had a membership letter the details are attached below. Please could you give it to Lynn or Christine down at the track.

Thank you

Steve, who I have known for the past three years through Gregan competing in the Combined Events, has approached me to promote his fundraising page for the London Marathon this year.

‘I have chosen to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of Sheila Markendale, who sadly passed away in August 2016. Sheila was a very good friend who I volunteered with at Lancashire Schools’ Athletics Association. I learned so much from her about schools athletics and she inspired me to get involved with team management for Lancashire Schools. Sheila’s passion and enthusiasm for athletics was huge and she will be missed by so many young people who competed at county and national level in cross country, track and field and combined events.’


If anyone wishes to support Steve his fundraising page is below




Below are links to various up and coming meetings – check closing dates and ages – with the Trafford Open Meetings look for the Medal Meetings – these are for children U11 to U15 and are open to children as young as 9 (9 is the minimum age) – see the Trafford details and look at the last page

POSTER lancs 5000M Champs 2017 (1) (3)

Lanc T&F Champs entry form 2017 (1) (2)

Trafford Open Meetings 2017

info re online entry lanc T&F Champs 2017

Wigan Spring-Open-2017

Warrington Open entry form April 2017

Trafford Medal Meeting Programme 2017

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