A number of Club athletes competed in this event at Witton Park.  Richard Marchant has sent some photos, click on them to see a larger picture.  I haven’t seen any results and don’t know where they will appear.

It was a pleasant day at Longford Park attracting many of the area’s best young athletes, which included three from Pendle.

Gregan, Natrika and Leah were in the thick of the competition in the field events at Trafford with Gregan coming 2nd in the Javelin, throwing 24.67m although hurting his throwing arm in the process. Leah achievements included 1st and two 2nd’s in her throws gaining a PB in the Discus of 26.23m and Natrika jumped a PB of 4.86m in the Long Jump.

A great day out was had at the Coniston Gullies race although it was very hot.  A barbeque on the lake side afterwards was attended by getting for 80 people.

Tomorrow is Kirkby Gala which is a Bofra champs race.  Athletes and families have been invited to stay for the village hog roast, live band and fireworks as part of the jubilee celebrations.

Next Sunday is Kettlewell fell race which with a crossing of the river Wharfe is geeat fun for kids during and after the races.

On Thursday this week is Killington Sports.  Whilst a reasonable drive it’s a great, old fashioned night out during half term at a traditional Lakeland Sports.  These events go back to the 19th century and pre-date amateur athletics – watch out for the handicapping!  A number of Pendle families normally make the journey and the kids win lots of money in flat races as well as running the fell race.

I have received this photo from Richard Marchant of the Pendle medallists

We have been asked to help with this event which unfortunately clashes with a Mid Lancs Meeting.  If you weren’t planning to go to the mId Lancs then details are below:

We have been asked by the BBC and UKA to deliver activity as part of
their Blue Peter Big Olympic Tour [3], across the UK for 9 weeks during
the torch relay and therefore we require volunteers to provide the
athletics area with activity throughout the day.

[4]

In the NORTH WEST THE VENUE IS TOWNELEY PARK, BURNLEY, BB11 3RQ ON
SATURDAY 23RD JUNE 2012 and we would require volunteers from 8.30am –
4.00pm (or shifts 8.30am-1.00pm / 11.30am-4.00pm).

We will be able to provide a UKA T shirt and lunch for all volunteers
and we would be looking for individuals over the age of 16 (no upper
limit!).

Is this something you may be able to assist with by pointing me in the
direction of groups of volunteers? Full training will be given on the
day and it is preferable that volunteers hold a UKA coaching or
officiating licence, but this is not crucial. We will provide full fact
sheet with information for volunteers. I am happy to have people contact
me directly, kevin@sportshall.org [5] / 07500 123226

We have received details of lots of new coaching courses many of which are free or subsidised.  As this is of interest to only a few people I haven’t posted the full details here but they are on the England Athletics site or contact Paul or Christine.

This is a good time to update your coaching skills – but get there quick whilst the cheap places are available.

Alan Plumb has smashed one of the oldest club records the men’s shot.  Previously set by Frank Powell in 1980 at 12m 14, at the Mid Lancs meeting in Blackburn Alan achieved 12m 47.

The only older record on the Club books is Mark Ashworth’s 100m from 1979.

There is a Lancashire Telegraph article on “Throwing Phenomenon Plumb” at http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/athletics/9748296.Pendle_throwing_ace_Plumb_shatters_club_record_at_Witton_Park/

Pendle athletes were out in force on Saturday with many of them multi-eventing and picking up points for the Club.

Special congratulations to Alan Plumb who captured Pendle’s long-standing Shot Putt record of Frank Powell by throwing 12.47m.

Reults: http://www.midlancs.org.uk/

James Blackburn raised his own triple jump record from 13m19 to 13m 88 at the northern meeting last weekend.  This just shows that Uni students can stay healthy and enjoying their athletics!

Danielle started hurdling tonight – didn’t look half bad either. Watch out for her at the final YAL.

Alex Baker had her first go at High Jump, cleared 1.04m and got her run up just right, (remember 8 x 15 feet Alex).

Dave’s sprint group continues to grow with a couple of female additions tonight.

Just been looking at the Pendle Open 100m records for U10 & U11 girls – the mums must have been putting something in their tea in the 80’s.

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