Eighteen year old, Lucy Townson, took advantage of the Blackpool sunshine to win 3 gold medals in the senior sprint events, with victory in the 100m (12.9), 200m (26.4) & 400m (60.2). Not far behind her, was Lauren Lewis 17W who also won gold in the 100m (12.6) & 200m (26.0) before taking silver in the long jump (4.93m) and U20, Matt Ingram who again won the triple (13.12m) & long jump (6.42m).
The high jumpers were again dominant, with gold won by U17 Owen Southern (1.80m), U15 Sandy Clarkson(1.55m) & U15 Imogen Ayres (1.45m). Ebony Raw took silver in the U15 event and Ruth Usher was delighted with her bronze medal (1.33m) at U13 level, in only her second competition.
U20 Ben Harding consistently throws the javelin over 40 metres and his throw of 43.83m on this occasion was good enough for first place. Fellow javelin throwers, Hope Kennedy U15G took silver with 26.41m & U17 Max Dawson bronze with 35.47m.
Erin Birchall U17 set pb’s in both her events, winning the long jump (5.18m) & in finishing 4th in 100m (13.10), as did U15 Abigael Bamber who was 4th in 100m (13.1) and 2nd in 200m (27.2). There was some determined running from the male sprinters in their quest for medals, with all achieving personal best performances. Ciaran Scrogge took silver (11.9) in U17 100m, Harry Steele took bronze in U15 200m (25.4) and Ethan Edwards, although narrowly missing out on a medal, was 4th in U13B 200