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.
 
Best wishes
 
Tony Wood
County Chairman

[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.

A good night on Friday when the U13 boys picked up the winners trophy and Matthew Barnes an individual silver.  Many thanks to Dawn Lock and her team for another successful season.

Unfortunately a few regular runners missing due to holidays, however those that turned up had good runs on the best day of the easter weekend.

Results are at http://www.ukresults.net/2012/pendsen.html There is also a video of the senior race http://www.athleticos.org/video/627717-Pendle-Fell-Race-2012 and I think there are videos of the junior races if you search hard enough.

There are lots of photos around but I haven’t published any to avoid copyright infringement.  One site is http://www.whiteflyerphotography.com/events/Pendle%20Fell%20Race%202012/index.html

Don’t forget the next Bunny Run on Tuesday 10th April starting at 19:15.  Register at the Old Sun pub in Haworth by 18:45 at the latest.  Open to all over the age of 12.

 

Blackburn Harriers are holding an open T&F evening meeting on Wednesday 6th June.  Please note that this is pre entry only.  The entry form asks for previous times, if you fancy an event but don’t have a time just enter none.

Entry Form

A good turnout last night for the first Bunny Run of the season in a blizzard!  Well done to all who ran but especially Darius Boardman who came 11th overall.  These may seem low key events but the sharp end is very competitive and some of the best runners in the country were there.

Alex Baker triumphed by winning the fancy dress competition as well as having an excellent race.  Well done to those athletes who haven’t competed in these races before, I hope you enjoyed the chocolate throw out.

Results on www.woodentops.org.uk plus pictures, of which the two on here are copyright woodentops.  And yes that is a Club coach dressed as a bunny!

Don’t forget that this Saturday is Pendle Fell race from Barley.  This is our local race plus it’s the Lancashire Champs, Pennine Inter Clubs and English champs race.  This means that it will be very busy so allow plenty of time for parking a long way down the road, and for registration.  The organisers are asking for pre entry if possible, see FRA website for details.

 

The Club has booked a coach for the first Mid Lancs league of the year in Blackpool.  We know that many members find that lack of transport restricts their ability to compete so hopefully everyone can turn out for this meeting.  Families are welcome to come along and make it a day out.

The coach for the Mid Lancs League meeting on Saturday, 14 April will leave Seedhill track at 9.45 a.m.  The cost to athletes is £6.00 and families £15.00 (family charge includes the competing athlete).

LSAA COMBINED EVENT Y8-13 2012 This is close by at Wilson Playing Fields on 21st and 22nd April.  You can enter individually, just get your PE teacher to sign.

 

 

Next week training will be as usual with everyone back at the track.  We may have to amalgamate some groups due to coaches being on holiday.

On Easter Monday the track is closed and there will be no club training.  From Wednesday that week we are back to normal.

The week after on Monday 16th April we are hosting a Try Athletics Day at 7pm as part of a series of events celebrating 100 days to the Olympics.  This may disrupt normal training and all offers of help gratefully received (see Paul), but we need to recruit some new members.

Remember the Bunny Runs start on Tuesday 3rd April at 7pm – register at around 6.30pm at the Old Sun Inn, Haworth.

Club member Ted Lynch is running in the London Marathon on 22nd April.  Ted is raising money for Pendleside Hospice but we would also like to have enough sponsorship money to buy a new club tent.

A tent is extremely useful at winter XC meetings in particular.  We would like to buy a sturdy gazebo style tent that is easy to put up and take down.

A sponsorship form is attached.  Also Christine or Ted will be delighted to take names at Club nights.

LONDON MARATHON SPONSORSHIP

 

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