Derek Butterworth – arguably the most successful throws coach in Lancashire has got another gem in U15 girl Leah Hillman who threw the javelin to a championship best of more than 33m, and with Alan Plumb (still thowing for Pendle) picking up a Gold medal in the Shot Putt and Bronze in the Hammer, Derek must be sat at home tonight with a satisfied smile on his face.
Multi eventer Eleanor Markendale picked up Gold in Long Jump, and 2 Silvers in the short hurdles and Javelin. James Blackburn won Silver in the Triple Jump and with Helena Leathley finishing first in the 1500m, Pendle continued their early successes.
Championship new boy Spencer Phelan looking smart in his new trainers (bought especially so he could perform in the discus) failed to turn up on time for the event and was scratched by the officals “whoops”. However Spencer bounced back strongly, finishing just out of the medals in the U13 boys 100m Sprint and Shot Putt finals.
Daemon and Natrika were disappointed with their performances in their major events but both manged to PB in their respective sprints and with Tiarnen also getting a PB in the 1500m they all had something to take away from the Championships.
The blue riband event of the day was th U17 men 100m and Neng continued his early season form picking up Silver in a PB of 11.4s with only the IOM athlete denying him that elusive 1st position.
Joe Lonsdale is a boy in a hurry, obviously deciding second place wasn’t good enough for him as he registered just 31mins before his race ran a PB of 13.2s in his 100m and 30 mins later was on his way home with a Gold medal in his pocket. Stuff of comic book heroes.
And finally Leroy picked up a Bronze in the senior male Discus.