The next two Mid Lancs XC Meetings are at Cuerden Valley Park, Clayton Green, on 29th October and Liverpool Sefton Park on 26th November. Attached is some information from the Mid Lancs League regarding directions and parking for the above two events.
If you are interested in doing the Liverpool Cross Country Challenge on 26th November could you please let Noel know this week or next week at the latest so we can apply for the required amount of chips.
Presentation Night – Friday 18th November 2016
It would be lovely to see as many people as possible at the Presentation Night to celebrate the successes of the Pendle Athletes this year.
To vote for the Athletes’ Athlete, please complete the attached form and let either Christine or Lynn have it as soon as possible. You must be over 15 to vote but you can vote for any person in any age group, younger or older !
There will be food, raffle and the awards ceremony. Details of times and entry fee to follow.
Mid Lancs XC – Astley Park, Chorley 1.10.16
Well done to our pocketful of Pendle peeps for your fantastic performances at the first of the Mid Lancs Cross Countrys. You all did amazing – firstly in the U11 Boys were Jamie Ashworth and Elijah Adeoulu. Jamie finished a tremendous 13th out of 71 runners and with a smile on his face – brilliant Jamie and Elijah, who hasn’t done a cross country before, relieved at only having to do 1 lap (albeit a big one) did fantastic and finished in 55th place in a very fast field. A very fine effort for Elijah – hope to see him at another cross country.
Morgan Webster, our little pocket rocket, finished in 13th place out of 44 runners, covered in mud but still smiling. Well done Morgan – you ran a great race.
Thomas Marchant ran in the Senior Mens race and finished in an outstanding 23rd position out of 272 – you really are something else Tom – brilliant, positive running. Ryan Atkins, keeping Thomas company in the Senior Mens race, ran superbly finishing in 209th place.
Credit has to go to all of you who ran – it was a brilliant day and Fly enjoyed herself too !
The next Mid Lancs is on 29th October at Cuerden Valley Park, Bamber Bridge but before that we have the first of the Red Rose Fixtures on 15th October at Leigh Sports Village, this is quite a flat cross country for those that don’t like hills !! Hope to see a few more Pendle Athletes at the next cross country !
Please see attachment for the Cross Country Fixtures for 2016/2017. If you intend going could you please let me know then I can ensure you have your numbers. Should anyone require vests I have a few spares but not many bigger ones. They are available to buy from me at £17.50, but please let me know sooner rather than later if you need one as I know my stock is running down on a couple of sizes.
Attached is the order of events for Blackpool Open Meeting on Sunday – there are no entries on the day- pre entry only.
Great day today at the Trafford Medal Meeting and very proud of our Pendle Athletes. We had Jamie Ashworth who came 7th out of 20 in the U11 600m race – superb running Jamie and he also came 2nd in his heat in the U11 75m race closely beaten in the heat by Elijah Adeoulou-Lambert who finished first in his heat. Elijah also did the Long Jump for the first time and enjoyed it and also ran in the 150m race finishing 2nd in his heat. It was the first time for both these two Pendle Athletes and they did the Club proud. Benjamin McParland did some tremendous throwing in the Javelin and achieved a bronze medal with some tough competition and went on to earn himself a silver medal in the Shot Putt.
It was the final time that Alex can compete at the Trafford Medal Meeting and she came out on a high winning the gold medal in Javelin with a throw of 33.62m and a silver medal in Shot with a throw of 9.80m – so a big well done to you all.
Anyone interested in taking part in the Cross Countries this season please let us know then we can make sure you are registered. Thanks Lynn
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.