Congratulations to Helena Leathley and Amy Moran who have been selected to represent Lancashire at the Northern Inter Counties championships at Leigh on 30th July.
A number of Club members missed Wednesday night training and competed at the Widdop fell race. The course is a tough one, with narrow moorland paths and some very boggy sections on the senior race.
The evening saw two first places and one second place demonstrating what a strong player the Club is becoming in junior fell racing.
Alex Baker won a gold medal for her first place in the U10s girls coming an impressive 3rd overall. This was followed by Thomas Marchant winning the U12s. James Marchant had another good run to come 2nd in the U14s.
Full results at: http://www.cvfr.co.uk/
Next race is tonight (Thursday 21st July) for a cross country at Gargrave and then a Bofra championship race at Cracoe on Sunday. Anyone can just turn up and enter on the day for these races.
ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED !!!! Any amendments must now be made on the day. If anyone hasn’t paid in full can they please do so when they pick up their numbers.
We are delighted that The Complete Runner http://www.completerunner.co.uk/ have donated a ladies running jacket and 7 shoe bags and these will be raffled off at the meeting.
If you haven’t been to one of our meetings before we are easy to find – just off the M65. See Location menu item on right hand side.
Just to stress that parking next to the fitness centre is solely for disabled people and officials. There is parking further along the road on the right hand side. We do have a lot of entries so please park considerately and ensure that the main car park gate and the smaller gate down the left hand side of the building are left clear for emeregency vehicles.
There will be a shop where you can buy teas, coffees, cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and sweets. Please do support us with this because with increased track hire charges the event itself isn’t profitable.
When you arrive numbers will be available from the main building on the side facing the track. Please bring your own safety pins.
Events will run back to back – there are no times. This is to cope with the varied entries and to ensure that everyone gets away as soon as possible. All ages of hammer start at 1030 followed by senior discus and javelin. Other field events start at 1230. This is to meet a track safety restriction. Track starts at 1200.
We have a lot of young athletes entered, and for many this will be their first track and field meeting. Officials will try and help wherever possible, but will intervene if there is a safety issue. Parents must not go onto the inside of the track with their children. Also all spectators must remain outside the track railings.
Results will be displayed on the building windows and full results will be posted on this website at some point. This may take a couple of days because we are operating manual results.
Any questions on the day please ask at the announcer’s window.
Pendle AC members and parents: we will be running a shop on the day and offers of help and food will be greatfully received. If you haven’t the time to bake then shop bought items (including fruit) would be ideal. All proceeds from the shop are used to subsidise coach travel to young athlete league meetings. Coach travel is only provided to a few events and is invaluable to lots of athletes and families, but it now forms our largest item of expenditure!
After months of trying Zac Child has set a new Club senior javelin record of 45m 12 at the National Junior League at Wigan on 19th July. The previous best was set last year by Muhammad Atique at 43m 96.
Zac celebrated his 18th birthday on 1st July so there’s plenty more to come in the future!
A cold and wet day after a nice week saw 11 Pendle Club runners at this race not far from Grassington in the Dales. Short and steep is the best description. Ella Atkins came 2nd girl and everyone else had reasonable races. Some had raced the day before so all credit to them. Results on www.bofra.co.uk, next race is at Cracoe in Wharfedale on Sunday.
Charlesworth Carnival Fell Race 9th July 2011
Today Pendle AC Fell runners were on their travels again to race on the fells. This time they visited the Dark Peaks and took part in the Charlesworth Carnival Fell Race. It was far from Dark over there, by the afternoon the blue skies appeared with the sun and a fantastic day was had by our young runners, on the fell, and at the carnival. This race is highly recommended for a good day out for all the family where a warm welcome was given and a fun day was had all round.
There were three race categories for the Juniors U9, U11 and U14 where the Pendle runners put in some brilliant performances. In the age 6-8 race, Edward Garner came in 4th position. His brother Will was 5th in the age 9-10 race. First girl in this age category was Ruby Schofield. Five runners took part in the 11-13 race, with James Marchant 1st, Tiarnan Crorken 2nd, followed closely behind by Thomas Marchant in 3rd. Harry Schofield, the youngest of the five, ran a fantastic race to come in 7th boy and 8th place overall, followed by Sophie Garner in 12th overall and 3rd girl. All 8 had strong finishes and Pendle should be very proud of them.
There were two Pendle Senior runners, Sean Crorken and Richard Marchant who ran in the senior race, which was a 3 miles 500′ of ascent circuit. Both runners had good races, but the legs were tired after running in the Stoodley Pike race on Tuesday night.
Kirkby is quite a journey but a really friendly village gala with great cakes. The races are also quite good. Report from Lynn Baker:
A fantastic day at Kirkby Gala on Saturday when the sun shone for everyone. U9 Race – Ella Atkins came 2nd Girl,
U12 race we saw Gregan Baker in 8th, Kai Atkins in 9th, Harry Schofield in a commendable 13th and Ruby Schofield who ran a very difficult race for her age came in 6th Girl – well done to all as it was extremely warm !
In the U14 race we saw an outstanding run from Thomas Marchant who came a fantastic 3rd place and is looking stronger and stronger with each run.
The fun races saw all the kids having a great time – I have never seen so much smashed egg on everyone !
We hope to be able to run all of the training squads throughout the summer holidays. However we do have issues due to coaches being on holiday so it may be that some groups have to run together.
The Club would particularly appreciate any help that parents can give with the young athlete group. Bernard will be away and due to a new job Daemon can’t always get down for 7pm. This group really needs more than one adult anyway. If you can help pleaese let Paul know.
If we have to cancel any sessions we will post details on the website.
Our normal policy is that each coaching squad is led by a level 2 (or higher) coach assisted by level 1 coaches. We use parents to help provide safety cover on road runs. As a minimum we can operate with one level 2 coach at the track with squads led by level 1 coaches working to a programme from the relevant level 2 coach.
Please do offer to help because in the past the younger squads have had holiday breaks but this is hard on those youngsters who aren’t going away.
You’ll have gathered that we had some technical problems recently. These have now been rectified and now that I am back from holiday normal service will resume.
There has been a lot going on in the past 3 weeks and I have various reports to post – thanks to Bryan for his updates in my absence.
At this time of year there are lots of events that Club members can participate in and they don’t stop during the school holidays. I will post Club session details when I have had an update from coaches tonight – we aim to keep as many squads running as possible, but this does depend on coach holidays and cover.
Recent events that I am aware of where Club athletes have competed include: Beamsley Beacon, Cragg Vale, Northern League, an uphill race at Sedbergh, Kirkby Gala, Charlesworth Carnival and Hawkswick Dash. This weekend is a Mid Lancs T&F meeting.
Do check the calndar for forthcoming events.
Opens – Sunday 11th Sept and Sunday 25th Sept, 5K run Sunday 11th Sept