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