Youth Development League

First Fixture – Saturday 4.5.13

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Pendle Athletes did us proud at the weekend in the first YDL Fixture at
Stockport.  Not only did the regular athletes turnout but it was also
nice to see some new faces competing for Pendle, some for the first

The day got off to a showery start but soon developed into
another glorious sunny day.

The athletes could compete in up to three
events plus a relay, giving several of them the chance to try something

Athletics is not just about winning events, it is about personal
achievements and being part of the Pendle team, gaining valuable Club

Several athletes achieved personal best times on the day,
around 14 in total, the Thompson twins, Matty Barnes, Kai Atkins,
Daemon Metcalfe, Sophie Garner, Gregan Baker, Thomas Marchant, Rebecca
Leeming, Natrika Wildman to name but a few !

There were also a few
newcomers to competing who have now set themselves season best times to
try and improve through the course of the season so well done to Laura
Harvey, Amber Saunders and Jamie Oldcorn.  It may seem quite daunting
competing for the first time away from our home club but we hope they
enjoyed their day and will look forward to seeing them again at the
next fixture.

We managed to field four relay teams, just missing out
on the U13 girls so if there are any U13 girls wondering whether to
give competing a try you would be made more than welcome – it is a fun
day out with friends.

At the end of the day, Pendle Athletic Club
finished in 2nd place (437 points) behind Dash Athletic Club (714
points) closely followed by Colwyn Bay Athletic Club in 3rd (434
points).  Three points in it – you can’t get closer than that !!

next YDL Meeting is on the 1st June at Litherland Athletic Stadium.

a big well done to everyone!

Photos from Saturday are on the Pendle AC
Facebook page – this is a closed group so only members of Pendle AC
have access to view them.  If you are not a member of the group yet you
will need to search for Pendle AC and request to join.  If you are
friends on Facebook with any existing members they should be able to
add you.

Report by Lynn Baker

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