TRACK & FIELD GRAND FINALE
A total of 10 Medals and 13 personal best performances was the tally for the twelve young Lytham St Annes athletes who competed at Blackpool Wyre & Fylde’s end of season track & field meeting, a meeting in which competitors enjoyed weather conditions superior to those experienced at most of the summer competitions. Competing in her first track & field competition, eight year old Charlotte Thomson had a superb day finishing 5th in the 600m(2:30.8), 10th in the 80m(15.60) and 11th in long Jump(2.25m). In the same U9’s category Conner Norman and George Winstanley continued their improvement with Norman taking gold in the 80m (13.3PB) and silver in the Long Jump (2.9m) and Winstanley took gold in the 600m (2:07.7PB) and finished 6th in the 80m ( 14.1PB). There were three junior members in the U11’s age group. Simon Holt ran a strong 600m to earn a silver medal with 1:55 and he sprinted his way to a bronze in the 80m with 12.1(PB) and finished 5th in the long jump (3.6m). Georgia Norman jumped a personal best of 3.6m in the long jump and, in the process, earned a bronze medal and she was 5th in the 600m (2:07.4) and 6th in the 80m (12.8). Carmen Cole improved further on her trio of personal best performances fourteen days prior to this meeting with further improvements in all three events. She was 4th in the Long Jump (3.52m), 12th in the 80m (13.1) and 12th in the 600m (2:21.8). In the U13’s category James Nicholas earned a podium position finishing 3rd in 100m (14.2) and Rosie Taylor ran a good personal best in the 600m finishing 6th in 2:55.3. All age groups were set off together in the girls 1500m event and three Lytham girls were amongst the starters. Hollie Winstanley ran well to finish 5th in the U13G age group (5:55.7). Ella Moulding and Hannah Riley were the two U15’s and Moulding set of with intent from the gun and soon established a comfortable lead on the rest of the field taking gold in 5:08.3(PB). Riley was in the mix throughout the race and she put in a spirited finish to take silver in 5:25 (PB). As with the 1500m all age groups were incorporated into one 800m race and Chloe Norman soon stamped her authority on the race moving into pole position at the end of the second lap. She went on to win the race comfortably with a personal best of 2:33.8
Following the success of the inaugural event last year we will again be staging the Junior Green Drive Mile race on Sunday 19th October 2014.
There is a race limit of 70 and as at 24th September only 15 places are left so Pre-Registration is strongly recommended. Numbers will be allocated on receipt of the registration form. The entry fee of £3 is payable on the day when you collect your number.
Go to the Junior Green Drive Mile page for more details and to register.
TUESDAY & THURSDAY LONG JUMP SESSIONS HAVE NOW FINISHED FOR THE WINTER AND WILL RESUME IN SPRING 2015
It was medals galore last weekend for Lytham St Annes Road Runners with perhaps the most noteworthy achievement being that of the U15 girls’ team who finished Lancashire champions at the North West Counties Road Relays that were staged at Woodbank Park in Stockport. Ella Moulding completed the first leg in 9:25 and she was followed by Chloe Norman who completed the 2.6km course in 10:28 with the anchor leg being run by Hannah Riley who finished in 10:24. The team finished in a very creditable overall position of 12th and first Lancashire team.
The following day Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletics Club hosted there first of two end of season open track & field events and nine young Lytham athletes took the opportunity to compete. In the U9’s age category Conner Norman finished 6th in the long jump(2.91m), 12th in the 600m(2:24.4) and in the 80m he sprinted his way to a silver medal with 13.4. George Winstanley showed great composure in his first track and field event finishing 10th in the 80m (14.6) and taking the silver medal in the 600m (2:09.9). In the U11 age category Georgia Norman finished 9th in the Long Jump (3.22), and narrowly missed out on a medal in the 80m finishing 5th (12.7PB) and in the 600m she was 6th (2:07.3). Francis
Morrison had good runs in both the 80m finishing 7th in 13.9 and 600m finishing 7th (2:18.9). Carmen Cole recorded three personal bests with 5th in the Long Jump (3.33PB), 15th in the 80m (13.7PB) and 24th in the 600m (2:34.8PB). Simon Holt was, once again, in fine form taking a medal in all three of his events. Clearly benefitting from his recent work with the club’s jumps coach Terry Hellings he smashed his personal best and took silver with 3.81m and he complimented this achievement with bronze medals in both the 600m (1:56.5) and 80m (12.3PB). In the U13’s James Nicholas performed well in the 100m to finish 5th (14.9) and Hollie Winstanley ran a composed 1500m (5:58.3) to take the Bronze medal. U15 Chloe Norman showed no signs of fatigue from the previous days relays, running a very strong 800m finishing 2nd (2:34.6) and adding another medal to her weekend tally.
The dates and venues for the Mid Lancs Cross Country 2014/15 campaign are now on the XC Fixtures Page
Georgia, Connor & Chloe Norman
There were medals galore for junior members of the club competing in track & field overthe bank holiday weekend. Three members of the Norman family returned home from the Litherland open meeting with a clutch of five medals. The Youngest member Conner competed in two events and took two medals, in the U9 boys 75m he took silver with 12.6 and in the vortex throw he also took silver with 16.75m. Georgia competed in three events. In the U11 girls 600m she earned a silver with a fantastic run of 2:05.1, in the 60m Hurdles she finished 4th in 12.4 and she was 5th in the Long Jump with 3.2m. Elder sister Chloe jumped herself to a new personal best of 4.29m in the U15 girls long jump which earned her a silver medal and she ran 2:39.9 in the 800m to take a bronze.
Simon Holt and Carmen Cole made the journey to Manchester to compete in the Trafford AC open meeting. Simon sprinted his way to a bronze medal in the U11 boys 75m in 11.33 and leaped his way to a personal best in the Long Jump with 3.67m (6th). He ran a well-judged 600m race to take a bronze with 1:53.58. Carmen also had a good day finishing 4rth in her heat of the U11 girls 75m in 12.73 and 8th in the Long Jump with 3.07m