15th June 2013

Ever had the feeling
your life was going down the drain – I shall NEVER walk on a manhole
cover again !!

lynn drain

Thank you to the St John’s Ambulance, Sister Alison and
Nurse Karen for coming to my assistance in my time of need and thank
you to Spencer for his fishing skills in retrieving my shoe from the
sewer – stirling work all of you !!

Also a big thank you to Leah
(Snaphappy) who took most of the photos today (with trusty Richard the
camera) I know it must have been a lot of extra hard work for you!.

Thank you once again to all our officials, Alison, Karen, Sheila and

Now to the results  …………

It was a day of two halves.  If you
were on the right hand side of the track it was blowing a gale of
magnificent proportions making running and throwing a challenge.  If
you were on the left hand side of the track it was a balmy summers day
where people sat and enjoyed the days events unfold !

We had a good
representation from Pendle Athletic Club with some memorable
performances from Kai Atkins in the 1500m where he managed to hold on
to his lead with a ‘sprint’ finish with a time of 5.01.60 – great
running Kai.

Another great performance came from Matthew Barnes in the
Male 3000m with 2nd place and a great PB of 9.44.00 – well done

His brother Timmy Barnes (AKA Tammy Barnes) also had an
outstanding throw in the U15 Girls Javelin of 32.95 – brilliant
throwing Timmy – it is for ‘one day only !’ as the results official had
unfortunately mixed his number up (624) with that of our fantastic Leah
Hillman (number 634) – should have gone to spec savers !!!  Leah once
again came a brilliant first for Pendle Athletic Club. Leah also got
first place in her Shot Putt and Discus although no records broken
today !

Saul Wilds had a great day for his second event for the Club.
He came first in the 100m in his heat finishing overall in 6th position
in a field of 28 U13 Boys 100m runners .  He also came 2nd in his heat
of the 200m finishing overall in joint 4th position in a field of 16
runners – well done Saul.

Newcomers to eventing are Louis Taylor-
Bolshaw who did some great throwing in the U15 Boys Shot Putt.  It was
a large field of 21 throwers at that age and he finished in 7th
position with a fantastic throw of 8.66 – brilliant for your first

Also newcomer Itsham Jabbar who took part in the U17 Men’s 100m
and came a very respectable joint 4th place.  Also finishing in 3rd
place in the U17 Mens 200m with a great run in a time of 25.40 – well

Other PB’s for the day came from James Marchant in the 200m U17
Mens, Joe Lonsdale for a Javelin Throw of 18.18m in the U15 Boys , Ruby
Schofield in the U13 Girls Long Jump and Lynn Baker for her Drain
Dropping with a speed of 0 – 60 in 1 second ! (not to be repeated)

Altogether another successful day for Pendle Athletes.

Next event is
the Youth Development League at Hyndburn next Saturday, 22nd June.  It
is one of our ‘local’ Clubs so we hope we see lots of you U13’s and U15’
s there.

Report by Lynn Baker

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