Blackpool Medal Meeting – Saturday 26th August

Report by Anna Peers

It was touch and go for a few days whether the weather was going to be dry or throwing it down. Luckily the sun won and the day was far nicer than previously predicted.

The LPS team was one of the largest in attendance at the medal meeting and all athletes did themselves proud and produced some brilliant performances.

A massive thank you to the LPS officials who turned out, these volunteers are the only reason we are able to compete and their hard work at the medal meeting and every event this season is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Senior men
Paul White represented the senior men brilliantly competing in hammer, shot put and discus. Discus isn’t his favourite event but he managed to snatch the bronze medal on his last throw.

Iain Wilkinson not only gave up his time to officiate but also took on the discus coming 5th. While having to throw a heavier weight than normal his 17.61m was a great throw.

Steve Nijs and Neil Roberts both took on the 400m and placed 4th and 5th respectively. Brilliant performance guys!

Steve also decided a 400m wasn’t hard enough so ran the 800m finishing 3rd with a time of 2:22.9 min.

Neil Roberts (again deciding a 400m just wasn’t enough for the day) and Mark Hudson both ran the 1500m placing 6th and 7th respectively.

Mark Hudson decided to challenge both Neil and Steve for the total distance ran at the medal meeting by adding the 3000m to his events for the day placing 4th in this event with a time of 12:09.5 min.

LPS were also able to put together both a 4x100m and 4x400m relay finishing 1st in the 4×100 with a time of 58.9s and 2nd in the 4x400m with a time of 5:00.3 min.

Excellent work from all our senior men.

Daniel Berry ran brilliantly in his 200m heat with a time of 26.2s where he placed first. When all the times were collected he finished 3rd overall an excellent result. Deciding to compete in the maximum number of events, long jump was also on the cards for the day finishing 2nd with a distance of 4.81m.

William Henry placed 1st in the 400m with a great time of 78.3s as well as placing 6th in the 800m with a time of 2:38.2 min. Two difficult events there William, fab running!

Daniel Proctor ran a fantastic 1500m, he finished well ahead of 2nd place winning the gold medal with a time of 4:43.7 min.

Excellent effort and performances from the U15 boys well done!!!!

Louis Farren finished 3rd in his heat and 3rd overall in the 100m with a time of 14.0s, this was an event with a lot of competitors, so a 3rd place finish is a brilliant result! Louis competed in both sprints finishing 2nd in the 200m with a time of 28.5s.

William Roberts just pipped Louis in the 200m taking home the gold medal with an excellent time of 28.3s. In the 800m William took bronze medal with a time of 2:37.6 min. Deciding two medals just wasn’t enough, a win in the high jump with a height of 1.35m meant William took home 2 golds and 1 bronze.

Matthew Bennett managed to take home some silverware as well finishing 3rd in the long jump with a distance of 3.61m.

Brilliant show from our U13 boys and lots of medals!


Laura Purdy ran a great 200m finishing in 5th with a time of 32.3s.

Millie O’Hanlon won an excellent gold medal in the high jump, she cleared a height of 1.55m!

Nicky Saunders took on three events (hammer, javelin and discus) – she took home one gold medal in hammer and two silver medals in javelin and discus.

Anna Peers competed in javelin, discus and shot put were she took two gold medals and a silver.

Great performances from the senior women well done ladies!

Gaby Taylor had a brilliant day competing in three events, the 100m where she placed 2nd with a time of 13.1s (matching the club record for her age group). Gaby placed 1st in both the high jump and the long jump taking her medal tally to two golds and one silver. She cleared a height of 1.50m in the high jump and jumped 4.58m in the long jump.

Millie Oliver also ran in the 100m she placed 5th in her heat and 10th over all. In the long jump Millie jumped a distance of 3.72m placing 7th. The long jump had over 15 competitors in the event making it challenging to get into the top 8. Brilliant effort and great jumping.

Isabella Nijs ran an excellent 100m with a time of 15.5s placing 3rd in her heat and 14th overall. This was a packed event with the most athletes entered from all the events that day. Deciding to compete in the sprint double Isabella also ran the 200m finishing 5th in her heat and 13th overall.

Great results there for our U13 girls!

Anna Peers

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