In the last major track & field competition of the season, the England Athletic championships at Bedford, Jenny Pyatt finally managed to break through the 40m barrier in the discus. Competing in the U17W event, Jenny’s throw of 40.56m was good enough to win her the bronze medal. In the U15B high jump, Kai Finch’s jump of 1.72m was agonisingly outside the medal positions by 4cm. Ed Latimer set two PB’s in his heats of the 400m with 50.35 being his best performance. Despite running 50.89 in the final he also was outside the medal positions.
Ten athletes made the trip to Blackpool on Saturday to compete in the Mid-Lancs medal meeting. Pride of place went to Evelyn Smalley (U17W) who won gold in 100m(13.5) and bronze in the 200m (28.0)& long jump (4.67m). Will Hynd (U17M)also smashed through the 40m barrier, improving his pb by 10 metres in the javelin with a throw of 43.77 metres to win the silver medal. Also winning silver were Sean Kirkbride (SM)with a time of 2:02.0 in the 800m and Sadie McNulty (U15G)1.45m in the high jump. Scarlet Whitfield(U13G) set PB’s in all 3 events with a run of 14.8sec.in the 100m, a leap of 3.92m in the long jump and a gold medal performance of 1.35m in the high jump. Erin Birchall(U15G) also set a PB in the 200m with a time of 28 sec, but was outside the medal positions.
The Ormskirk Park Run is growing from strength to strength and Saturday’s run saw 189 runners taking part, the highest since the run was started. Junior, Aaron Jarvis was first home in 17.26, followed by a resurgent Nathan Browne in 18.17(4th). There was a terrific run from veteran Greg Callaghan to finish 5th in 18.25, while Steve Lennon was 10th in 19.36. The trail will form the basis of the course being used for the North West Road Relays which are being held at the University on Saturday 12th September.