Dear Parents,

 

We can now confirm that we shall be hiring Fisher More High School’s sports hall for indoor training on Monday evenings for the club’s Young Athletes’ group.

 

Training indoors will commence on MONDAY, 8 October, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and will continue until the middle of MARCH 2019.  Athletes using the facility will be charged £2.00 to cover the cost of the hire.  Athletes should meet and be collected inside school and parents can be assured that an official from the club will remain at the school until all athletes have been collected.  There will be some Mondays when we will not be allowed to use the school sportshall – half-term holidays and when the hall is used for mock exams but we will notify you of these dates.

 

Therefore, after, Monday, 1 October, the outdoor Monday sessions at Seedhill track for the Young Athletes’ Group will discontinue until March 2019, when we will return to the track.  The Sprint, Endurance and Throws groups remain at Seedhill track throughout the winter and the Wednesday sessions for young athletes (7-8 p.m.) also continue at the track throughout the winter.

 

All children who wish to train with the club MUST be members; their details are stored on an England Athletics database which ensures they have insurance cover and the club also takes out extra cover in a Personal Accident insurance policy recommended by UK Athletics. The club will then also have full contact details, emergency contact details and any medical information which may need to be taken into consideration by club coaches.

 

Several young athletes have been training at Seedhill for a considerable time and have not returned their membership form with the annual membership fee.  The forms need to be completed and the fee paid before we start indoor training at Fisher More; we must ensure that all athletes are on our database and have full insurance cover.  Our coaches should not be coaching athletes who do not have insurance cover.

This is the Burnley U11 Meeting for our Young Athletes – there are no entries on the day. The ones that have taken part over the past years have really enjoyed it and it is an ideal opportunity for the children in Daemon’s group, that fit the age criteria, to have a go at competing.

Should they enjoy the day – there is a further opportunity to compete at an Open Meeting in Blackpool on the 9th of September which caters for the Under 9’s right through to Seniors – I will download an entry form for this because, likewise, there are no entries on the day

burnley u11 meeting sept 2018

Blackpool open sept 2018

Young Athlete Group   Monday & Wednesday.  Seedhill Track  7-8 p.m.

The group sessions will continue throughout the holidays with the exception of the dates below.

Monday, 6 August and Wednesday, 8 August and Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August.

Enjoy your holiday.

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.

 

Thanks

Lynn

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

LANCASHIRE A.A. TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

SATURDAY 12th AND SUNDAY 13TH MAY 2018

 

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

MID LANCS – SAT 28TH APRIL 2018

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
Ashton-on-Ribble
PRESTON
PR2 1SG

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
Lynn

 

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
Lynn

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