Sophie Hitchon, the 2010 junior world champion, smashed her own UK hammer record in Chula Vista, California, yesterday when she twice recorded throws of 71.61 metres – a distance that exceeds the ‘A’ qualifying standard for this summer’s Olympics.
Sophie started her throwing career as a member of Pendle AC and is a fantastic inspiration to other club members.
The Try Athletics event was a major success and lots of athletes returned this week in the young athlete and intermediate squads. However this has highlighted our urgent need for more coaches/helpers. For instance the intermediate squad had about 26 athletes and whilst Sarah helped this week, next week Paul will be by himself and only if he misses a meeting. The problem is almost as serious for the YAG.
If you can help, please have a word with Paul or Christine. We understand that most people cannot make big commitments but even helping once per month would be help the Club. If you are prepared to go on to do some training then the Club will pay for that.
We don’t want to restrict membership but we may have to.
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Remember Young Athletes League 6th & 20 May at Hyndburn & 17 June Bury
Link to fixtures: http://www.ukyal.org.uk/venues.htm
The number of athletes competing today was disappointing. In the boys miniathlon only 3 boys turned out – 2 of which came from Pendle. Both Gregan & Spencer performed admirably in their 3 events and finished first and second.
Daemon and Jordan were the only other Pendle athletes competing in the U15 boys in a the Pentathlon and although they hadn’t necessarily done each individual event previously they did themselves proud.
Congratulations to Natrika, competing in a very competitive field of 11 girls in the Pentathlon, Natrika emerged with Bronze which included a season’s best in the 800m and a PB of 1.35m in the High Jump. In 9th postion after the hurdles she gradually worked her way through the field, improved position afer each event to snatch 3rd place.
Link to results: http://www.lancsaa.co.uk/
Good luck to Ted who runs in the London Marathon for the Club this weekend. Please sponsor Ted for as much as you can afford, forms circulating at the track.
Helena Leathley has been selected to run for Lancashire at the inter counties fell race in the Peak District on 19th May. I’ll update on other selections when we know them.
Here are the entry forms missing from an earlier post. Pre entries close tomorrow but there are entries on the day. There appears to be a mistake on the entry form regarding ages where the date should be as of 31st August 2012 (not 2010).
Pendle athletes enjoyed a successful day at chilly Blackpool. Checkout Mid Lancs website www.midlancs.org.uk or powerof10 for full results. We picked up maximum points in 20 events.
Special mention goes to u13 track a field debutant Joe Lonsdale who won all 3 events he entered in style (apparently Neng is his hero).
There is a write up in the Lancashire Telegraph http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/athletics/9657990.Greenwood_shatters_3_000m_record/http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/athletics/9657990.Greenwood_shatters_3_000m_record/
Lancashire AA 2012 Track & Field Championships
Dear Lancashire Clubs and Athletes
As Chairman of Lancashire County Athletic Association for a number of years I am proud to be part of a committee of hard working dedicated County officials and administrators committed to keeping our County at the forefront of athletics nationwide. A huge amount of effort goes into organising our main events in particular the Cross Country Championships and the forthcoming Track and Field Championships. A debt of gratitude in particular goes to Margaret Crompton for her dedication to the County and these championships.
All we ask of your Club and your athletes is that you support the Championships and ensure ,if it is needed, that your athletes enter and compete. Without the athletes we have no Championship. We all then lose a marvellous and uplifting spectacle. A County medal or title may be for many the pinnacle of their sporting career.
Entries close very soon please support your County.
[Athletes that are coached by Pendle AC and don’t compete please take note].
The 2012 Lancashire Track and Field championships will take in Stanley Park Arena Blackpool on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May. Entry forms must be submitted by Saturday 21st April.