Results are at www.midlancs.org.uk. The only report that I have received was that Gregan Baker acheived another PB in the U13 boys javelin and is starting to challenge the club record. From the results James Blackburn beat local club captain Claude and is also close to the club senior record. Leah Hillman won all of her three throws, with distances that are consistently long, and again getting close to her own club records in two of the events.
As usual if anyone is prepared to send me a report and/or photos then I will publish them!
A great turnout on a lovely day at the BOFRA championship race at Cracoe on Sunday. About 14 club members ran including Kate Garner on her first ever fell race and she was smiling at the end. (top photos © woodentops)
The notable result of the day was Richard Marchant’s V50 win, coming 16th overall out of 92 finishers.
Results are on www.bofra.co.uk. I’m hoping to get some group photos but in the meantime these are the shots from Richard Marchant of one of the wall crossings.
Fell running continues apace with a choice of two races at Ambleside Sports on Thursday 28th July (the Rydal Round and the Guides race). Some brave folk try both but virtually no one does this again the following year for some reason. We could have three lady runners here for the first time? On Saturday there is Cracoe Gala, where we had a good turnout last year, and on Sunday there is the Bofra championship race at Farleton Knott (near the A65/M6 junction). The latter race has the longest and best scree descent in the country, but only for U17s and seniors.
James Marchant continues to enjoy competing in Triathlons, having completed three to date. Today he competed in his first Aquathon at Heywood, comprising of a 400m swim , followed by a 3km run. James took his recent good form on the fells with him to Heywood and came second in the Tristar 3 category (13-14 year olds).
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 !