Over 30 junior Bolton athletes competed at the Trafford open meeting on saturday 1st May. Due to the pandemic competition has been limited and for some of the athletes this was their first competition in over 12 months, and for some their first ever competition. In a fantastic turnout by the club’s athletes their coaches Les Hall, Steve Eden, Gwylim Jones and Ciaran Dunne were very proud of them all.
Races were seeded by time and the girls and boys raced together in their appropriate age groups. This resulted in some fantastic performances not always ending in victory.
There were too many PB’s to mention as they came thick and fast throughout the day. However race winners were:
- Vincent Worthington U15 100m/200m
- Iris Beca u13 75m
- Noah Pickford u15 75m/150m
- Aliyah Martin u13 75m/150m
- Mark Lintott u15 200m
- Zia Isherwood u13 150m
- Herbie Kay u15 300m
- Joshua Grundy u11 600m
Cherie Ufuoma competed over 100m and ran 12.61 seconds which moved her to the top of the U15 girls UK rankings.
Jamie Greenhalgh also moved to the top of the rankings (although briefly) in the u13 boys discus when he threw 19m 34.
Herbie Kay, off the back of a big long jump PB (4m 74) took on the 300m for the first time and controlled the race from gun to tape winning in 43.55 seconds. In the u11 600m Joshua Grundy ran the perfect race to win in 2 minutes 07.
Josh Grundy had a great 600m winning his race at a canter by 11 seconds.
Bolton United Harriers are blessed with real strength in depth in girls sprinting at the moment. Five Bolton U13 girls are in the UK top 20 75m rankings so we should look forward to some amazing times in the relays. Summer Eden still holds the number 1 spot and hopes to improve on her PB of 10.33 seconds over the season.