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.
These are on the 12th and 13th May at Stanley park Arena, Blackpool. They are open to anyone and you don’t need to be a super star to enter!
Entries close on 21st April. There are quite a few rules so if you are new to T&F this season then please have a chat to your coach because they aren’t as complicated as may appear.
From Rebecca: I know a week late but I have attached a couple of photos of Tiarnan, Matthew Barnes, Matthew Dutton and Darius for the website, when they represented Lancashire at the inter counties in Birmingham, proudly wearing their county vests.
From Rebecca : I know a week late but I have attached a couple of photos of Tiarnan, Matthew Barnes, Matthew Dutton and Darius for the website, when they represented Lancashire at the inter counties in Birmingham, proudly wearing their county vests.
The Club desperately needs qualified officials at track and field meetings. Last year we were fined (again) by the Mid lancs league for not providing enough officials.
If you are taking your kids to meetings why not get this basic qualification and help them to compete in safety. Very often all that is needed is a hour or so 3 or 4 times a year. This is at Hynburn and the Club will meet any course fees:
I am organising a UKA Level 1 Officials Course and was wondering if anyone
from Pendle AC might be interested in attending.
The date for the UKA Level 1 Officials course is Friday 30th March 2012
starts at 18:30 & Finishes at 21:30 down at Wilson Playing Fields,
Clayton-Le-Moors, BB5 5SD.
Would you please let me have the names of the members of Pendle AC that
migh tbe interested in attending, so I can forward them to the tutor from
UKA for the register to make sure she has enough course manuals when she
delivers the course?
& Coaching and Youth Development Officer
Hyndburn Athletic Club
James Marchant and Tiarnan Crorken represented Lancashire Schools at the English Schools Cross Country Champs at Ilton Somerset on Saturday 17th March.
James was 216th and Tiarnan 307th out of 329, but there was only 4 minutes between the first and last runner crossing the finishing line. This just shows you the quality of the competition, just a few seconds separating quite a few runners. Both boys had a great weekend away, traveling down, and being with the Lancashire Squad. Valuable experience was gained by both our runners. The event was brilliantly organised and the weather stayed fine for all the races.
The annual Pendle Primary Schools run in the park was well supported on Saturday with many of the most talented athletes at our local schools competing. The race began at Seedhill and continued into the park off Carr Road finishing back at Seedhill track.
No real surprise that the most impressive athletes are actually coached at the club and it was Laneshawbridge School pupils Ruby Schofield and Kai Atkins who came out winners of the boys and girls races.
If your friends enjoyed the race and wish to continue ask them to come down on Monday or Wednesday between 7.00pm – 8.00pm.
Results are below and schools will receive certificates in the next week or so.
There is another running of the inter club fell championship this year. Details pac Pennine Inter-club fell races 2012
Unfortunately the first race this weekend clashes with the Primary Schools Run and some of the events are a long way from Pendle. However a number of athletes did well in this competition last year.