Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd was a day for record breaking for two of Bolton United Harriers U13 stars of the future. Allyssia May and Josh Grundy both competed in the 75m, Josh running a big PB in 10.85 secs and Allyssia equalled her own top of the UK rankingS 9.99 secs PB.
However they both found a different gear in the 150m. Josh, who is still at primary school, lined up in the first heat of the 150m and despite being the youngest in the race ran superbly to finish 4th in a big PB of 21.22 secs to break the Bolton U13 boys 150m club record.
Allyssia wasn’t to be outdone, despite being disappointed to only equal the fastest time in the country this year over 75m she also took part in the 150m race 1. She blasted the start and came into the straight a few metres down on first but powered through the last 60m to record a time of 19.66 seconds. It was a huge PB for Allyssia but also broke the club U13 150m record previously held by current Great Britain athlete Hannah Kelly.
This is a huge moment for Allyssia who is now ranked number 1 in the UK over both sprint distances. Both athletes are part of Les Hall’s incredibly talented junior sprint group and will look to improve their times again throughout the season.