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.



Blackpool Open Order of Events 11 September 2016

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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

Mid Lancs XC Fixtures 2016-2017

Red Rose XC Fixtures 2016

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.

BWF AC Medal Meeting 11 Sept 2016                             Trafford Medal Meeting 29.8.16

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.

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