Joanna Krak(ows) it, Stuart is out of the Ord(inary) and Anna way ahead of her Peers

A very hot Witton Park in Blackburn hosted the latest Mid Lancs league match


The day was manly one for our younger athletes with some stellar performances in the youngest age group.  Ten years old Gabby Taylor won her 100m heat in the U13 race with super time of 14.3 seconds, shortly after, she followed up with a 1st place in the high jump with 1.38m. Not content with this, she also ran the u13 200m finishing in joint 2nd place with a time of 30 seconds.

Also in the U13 category and running with the year above their age group were Andrew Wilson in the 100m and William Roberts in the 200m.  Credible times for Andrew in the 100m and 200m whilst William powered through the last 50 metres to finish a strong 2nd place in 30.2.

We moved into the middle distance as the day got hotter, with William Roberts achieving a PB of 2:42.8 in the 800m before both he and Andrew Wilson competed in the long jump – both with top 8 performances.

Debutant, Tom Freeman took on the 1500m challenge  and can only be delighted with his time of 5:27 in his 1st ever track event, especially as he was juggling both this and high jump.

Emma Wilson took 3rd place in the U15G 100m in 14.5 and also a long jump of 4.16 to finish mid way through the field. Staying with the jumps, Dakota Backhouse finished 2nd in high jump with 1:35.

In the U15G 800m , Sarah Yates took a PB of 2:35.9 to finish 3rd and then went on to compete in her 1st ever 300m, achieving 49.1.

In U15B another debutant, Daniel Proctor finished with 28.2 in 200m and a 3rd place in long jump.  He followed this with a PB in the 800m of 2.28.5.  In the same race, another debutant, Reuben Anderson, also beat his PB as he came home in 2:24.6.

Haydn Grant continues to push himself and achieved 61.7 in the 400m u15B and then went on to PB in the 1500m with a time of 5:01.3.

In the U17 ladies events Anna Yates made her 300m debut with a really positive 47.9.  This was after she’d ran with the senior women in the 800m, where she achieved a PB of 2:37.6

Millie O’Hanlon took a great 1st place in the combined U17 and senior women high jump, with 1.6m whilst Amy Clarke with a leap of 4.04 finished a decent mid  field performance in the long jump.

In the U17 men, James Read grabbed 2nd place in the 400m with a time of 56.5, which as a good 2 seconds ahead of the next competitor.

Over in the senior events, you’ve got to raise a glass ( or a very large bucket of water in the heat on Saturday) to Anna Peers who yet again finished 1st in all her events , shot, discuss and Javelin achieving personal best in the shot.

Debbie Dasse, fresh from a sky dive, continued with different types of jumps and achieved her best performance since she was 18!  Super result, especially after the recent recovery from injury. Debbie won the triple jump in 10.34 and finished 2nd place in high jump!

Over on the track, Laura Purdy achieved 2nd place in 200m with 32.8, shortly after competing in the 100m at 15.7.

In the final events of the afternoon , just as the sun was sapping the energy from everyone we had the senior and u20 3000m.

Here we had Ste Bolton running his first track event in which he finished in 11:24.  In the same race Joanna Durkin smashed her PB by almost 30 seconds to finish 2nd in 11:20.

Stuart Ord was our only U20 in the race, he finished incredibly strongly to come in 3rd overall in 10:37.

In that heat, every performance was excellent. Thanks to all athletes.


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