Preston Mid Lancs Track & Field

Chloe Norman and Hollie Winstanley both experienced there first hot and sunny  track &146 field event at the weekend and both acquitted themselves well. Chloe started with the U15 800m and ran well to finish 13th in 2:41.9. She then went on to finish 14th in the long jump with 3.8m but the best was yet to come. In the 200m she had enough in the tank to run a personal best of 30.7 to finish 6th in her heat. Hollie took on the challenge of the 1500m and ran well to finish 2nd in 6:00.4.203

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Summer Holidays

There will ne no Monday Athletics sessions during the summer holidays.

The last session will be on 21st July and they will  recommence on 8th September.

All other sessions will be as normal throughout the summer period.

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Carnival Races


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There was no shortage of Lytham vests in this year’s St Annes Carnival races with eighteen of the clubs junior members participating in both races. In the 5k race there were four juniors with all of them being novices at this distance. Thirteen year old Ella Moulding was the first of the quartet to finish in a very impressive 20:47 (32nd) followed by Layla Foley 22:15(40th), Wade Agar 26:20(73rd) and phillipa wood 26:33(76th). In the 1500m fun run Simon Holt was first back finishing 5th in 5:49 closely followed by Louis Eunson 6th in 5:42 and Harry Fellows 7th in 5:55. Chloe Norman was the first Lytham girl back finishing 10th in 6:01. Rebecca Tate was 12th in 6:o1, Georgia Norman 15th in 6:56, Isla Gordon 16th in 6:51, Olivia Aberra 18th in 6:53, Luke Tate 19th in 6:55, Redford Boulton-Baines 20th in 7:12, Carmen Cole 23rd in 7:26, Sydney Ramsden 25th in 7:28, Connor Norman 27th in 7:40 and Charlotte Thompson 41st in 8:28.


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Annual Junior Awards

More than a hundred people gathered for this year’s junior awards ceremony and Sue Samme donned her Great Britain track suit to present the awards. Sue, who it still a prolific clubSue Samme presents the Coaches Cup to Chloe Norman runner, ran at the highest level as a junior herself, holding junior national records and competing for Great Britain in 1986 at the World Road Relay Championships in Japan. Hollie Winstanley, Rosie Taylor, Rebecca Tate, Georgia Norman, Olivia Aberra, Simon Holt, Farron O’Higgins, Harry Booth, Ella Moulding and Chloe Norman were all presented with Mid Lancs Cross Country League Badges. Cross Country Club Champions were; U11B Simon Holt, U11G Hollie Winstanley and U13G Ella Moulding. Track & Field Club Champions were; U11B Simon Holt, U11G Georgia Norman, U13B James Nicholas, U13G Hollie Winstanley, U15G Chloe Norman and U20G Layla Foley. Winner of the Junior Handicap Trophy was Spencer Unsworth with Charlotte Thomson in 2nd and Kallum Illingworth 3rd. The Coaches Cup, awarded by the club’s coaches to the athlete who has shown outstanding dedication to athletics during the year, was presented to Chloe Norman.

After the formalities of the presentation members and guests enjoyed a BBQ meal.

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Monday Handicap Race 6

2014 Handicap Champion Spencer Unsworth

2014 Handicap Champion
Spencer Unsworth

The summer series of handicap races reached its conclusion last week with the first three championship places still to be decided. Both Charlotte Thomson and Spencer Unsworth were capable of finishing in top slot with a number of others within reach of the second and third places. The 1 kilometre race was keenly contested with Charlotte Thomson smashing her PB again to cross the line first and Spencer Unsworth not far behind her in 2nd place. Francine Toy had another fantastic run to record a PB and finish 3rd and Connor Norman, Ben O’Hara, Kallum Illingworth, Rebecca Tate, Chloe Norman and Simon Holt all ran personal bests.

Unsworth’s 2nd place was enough to earn him the Championship Shield with a margin of just one point in front of second placed Thompson. Kallum Illingworth finished third.

Race Results and Final Points Table

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Long Jump Training Sessions

Terry Hellings will now be running Long Jump coaching sessions on Tuesdays and IMG_3812Thursdays at 5-15pm till 6-15pm. The sessions are open to everyone – just turn up at the Long Jump Pit. If you are new to the club it would be helpful if you could complete a Registration Form and bring it with you. For further information please contact


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