Bolton 10K – Entry Details 2017

The annual Bolton 10K race is upcoming on Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Standard entry costs £11 for those affiliated to a running club, or £13 for unaffiliated. There is strictly NO ENTRY ON THE DAY, with the limit being reached a fortnight before the event for the last few years, so runners interested in taking part should enter early to avoid disappointment.

For more Bolton10K details, click HERE or to check your Bolton10K entry status, click HERE.

 

The One Mile Fun Run is also held on Sunday 23rd April 2017 an hour before the Bolton 10K race. Although it is open age entry, it is aimed at those under the age of 15. Finishers receive a medal and memento. Pre-entry is £4, or entry on the day is £5.

For more details, click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Northern 12&6-Stage Relays

Saturday, 25th March 2017

Bolton’s recent run of strong showings in the Northern Athletics’ 12-Stage road relays continued with an overall 13th place which, although one place lower than last year, still represented an improvement considering there were 19 more starting teams (69). The women’s showing in the 6-Stage was equally significant – a sterling SEVENTH of the 59 starters. That the men’s squad also managed to field a full B Team is surely evidence that the club is moving in the right direction.

The venue was back in the North West at Blackpool following 2016’s visit to Sunderland, though there were a few ‘cobwebs to be blown away’ for those that had attended the previous evening’s Awards Presentation! Team Manager Dave Shaw assigned Jonny Kay to the starting ‘long’ leg again before handing over to international star Tom Lancashire, who duly recorded the fastest ‘short’ leg by half a minute and lift the team to third position. The team retained a top ten position until the final two legs, with excellent debuts at this senior level from the U20 trio of Declan Toomey, Rhys Francis and Michael Rushton. Bolton edged CLGP rivals Horwich into 14th, with Leigh (21) and Burnden also behind.  Mark Wolstencroft led off for the B team, with Paul Trainor and Shaun O’Dwyer clocking the quickest long and short legs respectively. From 59th, the team gradually improved over the legs, edging into the top 50 on the penultimate, before 51st was settled upon.

The women’s team also saw three U20s debut at this level, alongside seniors Catherine O’Dwyer and Nicky Cartridge, whose quality shone through as they posted the 12th and 14th quickest times of the 112 participants on the ‘long’ leg. Their top ten position is the finest return this century and will only improve in the coming years.

Both results secured comfortable qualification for the Nationals in Birmingham in a fortnight, where it is hoped a strong showing can be made. Salford Harriers & AC (4:09:16) retained the men’s title ahead of Liverpool by just 8 seconds, whilst Rotherham deposed reigning champs Leeds in the women’s 6-stage event (2:24:11).

Earlier, in the U15’s 5K Road Race Champs over the same ‘short’ course, Molly Philbin clocked 21:06 for a creditable 16th.

Bolton United Harriers & AC ‘A’ – 4:27:31 – 13th
Jonothan Kay (12) 30:12
Tom Lancashire (3) 14:49
Karl Darcy (3) 30:42
Frazer Jardine (5) 16:55
Tommy Harrison (7) 31:55
Declan Toomey (7) 17:30
John Knowles (8) 32:11
Dom Gavin (10) 18:07
Chris Povey (10) 18:27
Andrew Crickmore (10) 18:34
Rhys Francis (11) 18:24
Michael Rushton (13) 19:45

Bolton United Harriers & AC ‘B’ – 5:10:58 – 51st
Mark Wolstencroft (59) 36:16
Adrian Costello (61) 21:43
Stephen Bonney (57) 36:38
Craig Kenny (56) 19:53
Paul Trainor (54) 35:31
Chris Pickford (54) 19:30
Daryl Bentley (55) 38:23
Shaun O’Dwyer (53) 18:54
Tom Lucas (52) 19:52
Pete Kearney (50) 20:03
Nick Howarth (48) 21:26
Paul Turner (51) 22:49

Bolton United Harriers & AC – 2:38:16 – 7th
Nicola Cartridge (8) 36:22
Katie Oakley (7) 20:14
Rebecca Kay (7) 20:34
Catherine O’Dwyer (6) 36:20
Olivia Kearney (7) 22:06
Mercedes Mercer (7) 22:40

Results (12-Stage)
Results (6-Stage)
Results (U15)

Annual BUH&AC Awards 2017

Friday, 24th March 2016

Tom Lancashire, the Blue Vest Olympian, was guest of honour at the BUH&AC Awards at Dobbies this evening.

Free photos of the event are courtesy of Julie Lomax Photography (click HERE).

Awaiting report.

Congratulations to all the winners listed below:

Age Groups
Male U7 Athlete –
Female U7 Athlete –
Male U9 Athlete –
Female U9 Athlete –
Male U11 Athlete –
Female U11 Athlete –
Male U13 Athlete –
Female U13 Athlete –
Male U15 Athlete –
Female U15 Athlete –
Male U17 Athlete –
Female U17 Athlete –
Male Veteran Athlete –
Female Veteran Athlete –

Disciplines
Male Cross Country Athlete –
Female Cross Country Athlete –
Male Road Runner –
Female Road Runner –
Male Jumper/Vaulter/Hurdler –
Female Jumper/Vaulter/Hurdler –
Female Hurdler –
Male Thrower –
Female Thrower –
Male Distance Track Athlete –
Female Distance Track Athlete –
Male Sprinter –
Female Sprinter –
Endurance Challenge –

Club Wide
Male Most Improved U17 Athlete –
Female Most Improved U17 Athlete –
Male Most Improved Athlete –
Female Most Improved Athlete –
Male Senior Athlete –
Female Senior Athlete –

Wilmslow HM

Sunday, 19th March 2017

Five Blue Vests competed over the 13.1 miles of the Wilmslow Half Marathon today. Karl Darcy led them home, just missing out on a top 10 position of the 3114 field, but smashing his PB by nearly a minute in the process!

BUH&AC results:
12 Karl Darcy 1:11:56
295 Chris Pickford 1:29:48
417 Gary Jones 1:33:24
745 Matthew Pemrick 1:40:24
2289 Gail Harrison 2:06:09

Results

Bolton 10K – Volunteers Needed 2017

Thursday, 16th March 2017

It’s just over ONE MONTH until the Bolton 10K.

The race is on its usual late April slot (always same day as the London Marathon) – Sunday 23rd April at 10am – St George’s Day. We already have 500 entries so it is anticipated to be full before race day. The associated One Mile Fun Run is at 9am, and some of the junior athlete coaches will be pushing this for competition, so this should beat last year’s good turnout too.

If you are not intending to race, volunteer helpers are needed for everything from course set-up to registration, memento distribution and de-chipping at the finish, and of course, the all-important marshalling. Registration opens at Leverhulme Park at 8am and the last runner is usually in by 11.30am. It’s the club’s largest hosted event requiring a little extra in the volunteer numbers and roles; there’s no CLGP or Endurance Challenge points at stake, so please do not be shy about coming forward, perhaps even marshalling instead of running.

Please contact Steve or Dean at the track if you can spare 2-3 hours on Sunday to ensure another safe and slick BUH&AC event or email the Bolton 10K race address.

Roddlesworth Roller

Sunday, 12th March 2017

Tommy Harrison galloped to victory by exactly a minute in the Roddlesworth Roller from Abbey Village on a clear, still morning. The 5.59 miles scenic course was tough due to the hills, but the ever-improving Dom Gavin and Simon Dally swiftly followed Harrison to seal the senior team prize. With Paul Mills and Pete Kearney also powering in amongst the 217 field, the vets team prize was also snaffled – a great team effort all round!

BUH&AC results:
1 Tommy Harrison 32:23
6 Dominic Gavin 35:13
12 Simon Dally 36:17
22 Paul Mills 38:30
38 Peter Kearney 40:10

Results

The associated Daffodil Doddle saw many junior Blue Vests compete for their schools, with Jason Scaife (M12) and Molly Philbin (F14) being the first to finish.

Results

Elsewhere, amongst the 271 field of the Sweatshop 10 Miler from Bispham near Blackpool, Bolton finishers included:
40 James Rideout 1:10:05
43 Gary Jones 1:10:29
189 Stephen Zlotty 1:34:05

Results

European Indoor Athletics Championships

Sunday, 5th March 2017

International star Tom Lancashire was fifth in 1500m in Belgrade today – a position he was “gutted” with after a “messy race”.

His 3:46.57 was some way off his PB, but in a cagey slow race after getting ‘boxed in’, he surged to second with two laps to go as the pace began to increase. Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski (3:44.82) worked his way through to the front and led out for a last lap victory. Despite the lack of a medal, it’s great to see the Bromley Cross man back competing at the highest level after years of injury niggles.

Trotters 5M

Sunday, 5th March 2017

Tommy Harrison stormed to victory by nearly half a minute in the second CLGP fixture hosted by Burnden Roadrunners at Smithills today. Dom Gavin and Chris Povey secured top 10 positions under persistent rain, whilst Catherine O’Dwyer was second in the women’s race. The Blue Vests’ 17-strong squad was dwarfed by BRR’s 69, and with strong performances from Leigh, Astley & Tyldesley and a resurgent Radcliffe, the race for all four titles appears as open as it has been in many a year.

 

BUH&AC times: Tommy Harrison 28:50; Dominic Gavin 31:07; Chris Povey 31:33; Paul Mills 33:24; Catherine O’Dwyer 33:29; Mark Wolstencroft 33:40; Peter Kearney 35:32; Cameron Donnelly 36:21; James Rideout 36:58; David Crystal 37:01; Andrew Gallagher 37:09; Olivia Kearney 37:51; Andrew Barrow 38:18; Rachel Bailey 38:24; Simon Thorne 41:36; David Morrison 44:41; Gerard Tucker 52:05

Results

 

Scottish National Combined Events Champs

Saturday, 4th March 2017

Julia Winogrodzka took part in the Scottish Athletics Indoor Combined Events Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow today, competing in the U13 Girls Pentathlon as a ‘visiting athlete’.

In the high jump, she managed to clear a height of 1.32m giving her sixth place after the first event. New friend, Mya McMahon from Dunfermline Track & Field Club, jumped an impressive 1.56m, which currently tops the 2017 UK rankings. Putting her 260 points behind, Julia had a difficult task ahead.The next event was the 60m Hurdles and, although Mya managed to clock a very respectable 9.86s, Julia dashed like the wind and crossed the line with 9.62s, which is not only a new Personal Best, but is second on the all-time best results for U13 Girls.

Next up was Julia’s favourite – the Long Jump. After a trial run-up ended over the board, she moved her marker back by half a foot. This resulted in a perfect take off on her first jump and a PB-breaking distance of 5.34m. This put her on the all-time lists again, but more pertinently, was only the second U13 girl to do so in this century. McMahon still led in the overall scores after leaping 4.79m for second.

Julia then finished second in the shot put with a throw of 7.87m and overtook McMahon in the standings by barely 20 points, which translated to approximately 2 seconds’ advantage in the final event – the 800m. Both girls clocked new PBs in it – 2:41.89 for Julia and 2:55.30 for Mya.

The time difference meant that Julia won the event with 2810 points overall. McMahon collected silver (2649 points) with another guest, Saidhbhe Byrne, from Enniscorthy AC in Ireland, collecting bronze with 2495 points. The victory was cause for celebration enough, but the entries on the all-time records list marks her out as another top Blue Vest prospect for the future.

Results

RRXC Presentation 2017

Friday, 3rd March 2017

The Blue Vests success in the Red Rose Cross Country was celebrated tonight at Horwich RMI’s base. John Knowles was the only outright winner – in the Male Veterans category able to attend on the night*, but club President Ian Jakeway beamed that the silverware collected for so many second places bodes well for the future.

*Ken Fowler won the M60 title.

BUH&AC Awards – Tickets & Shortlist 2017

The BUH&AC Awards Presentation Evening will be held on Friday 24th March.

VENUE & TICKETS
The venue is Dobbies Sports and Social Club, Bradley Fold Road, Bolton, BL2 6RL. Doors will open at 7pm, for a 7.30pm start.

There’ll be the awards ceremony (obviously!), a choice of food, disco and a few surprises for good measure. This is a Club-wide event bringing together all the age-groups and disciplines for an evening’s entertainment.

The tickets, priced £6 for Adults and £4 for under-16s, can be purchased from the indoor track foyer on Club nights from Frazer Jardine, Ian Jakeway and Lesley Harwood. Due to the anticipated strong turnout, shortlisted athletes will have the chance to purchase tickets exclusively until 5th March. If nominated athletes cannot get to the track to purchase tickets by this date, please contact Bec to confirm your intentions. Tickets will then go on open sale from Tuesday 7th March on a first-come, first-served basis.

AWARDS’ NOMINEES SHORTLIST
Besides the social aspect of the evening, there is a serious side to the event – honouring the significant achievements and performances of club members throughout 2016.

The judging panel would like to thank all those members that responded to the request for nominations in January and February. Most categories had several strong contenders and it was exceedingly tough to narrow down, nevermind select one winner.

The shortlist for all categories can be downloaded in printable PDF format by clicking here, or click on the image below for a larger version. The names are in no particular order.

England Athletics Indoor Championships

Weekend, 25-26 February 2017

The national indoor championships at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport saw junior Blue Vests appear on the track again. These are the biggest indoor championships of the year and the elite of British Athletics take part.

Julia Winogrodzka moved up an age-group from her usual U13 to compete as an U15 in the long jump, having easily reached the qualifying standard set. Not to be overawed she leapt 5.13m – only 8cm outside her PB. It saw her finish eighth – a fantastic result against girls up to two years her senior.

Personal Bests were also came thick and fast in the 60m. Ben To, competing in his first Nationals having set a new club record at the Northern championships, didn’t disappoint. He lowered his PB at each stage of the competition, clocking 7.52s in the heats, 7.42s in the semi-final and 7.41s in the final – all were new club records. He finished a brilliant seventh overall and will look forward to setting new milestones in the summer.

Eniola Adedotun was also in fine form – another U15 Bolton debutant, he continued to make massive improvements by running 7.67 seconds in his heat to register a huge PB. His semi-final performance saw him finish eighth in 7.74 seconds.

Taiwo Taiwo (U17) was hoping to break 8 seconds for the first time. In her heat, she came third in a new PB of 7.89s and bettered it with 7.86s in her semi-final, only to finish an agonising fourth and just miss out on a place in the final.

Hannah Kelly lined up in the 60m having won gold at the Northerns and with high hopes of pushing for a medal. However, she knew the competition would be tough with all of the elite sprinters in attendance. She opened up in the heat, finishing second, although easing down in yet another PB of 7.69. Lining up in the SF against last year’s national 100m winner, Amy Hunt, she exploded from the start. Both were matched equally for the first 40m before Amy pulled away; Hannah clocked yet another PB in 7.63s but the winner’s 7.50s set a new championship record. Unfortunately, the final didn’t go as smoothly as planned. After an issue with her blocks, Hannah struggled to get away at the start and, although running 7.72s, she finished sixth. Most athletes would be ecstatic with this placing in a national championships, but for Hannah, it was below where she wanted to finish.

Both Hannah and Taiwo returned to Sheffield on the Sunday to compete in the U17’s 200m. Taiwo ran strongly in her heat, with 25.58s to qualify for the SF, whereupon 25.49s was registered – just outside her outdoor PB. She ran much quicker than at the Northern championships and it gives an indication that close to 25.0 seconds in the summer is an achievable aim.

Hannah lined up in her favoured 200m in heat 5 against the current UK number 1, Ella Wansell. She breezed past her and, with 30m to go, eased down to finish at a jog in 25.28 seconds. In her semi-final, she was in lane 4 with the current 300m national champion and fellow England international Amber Anning in the lane outside. Once again, Hannah’s start was perfect and by 100m she was ahead. Coming off the last bend she still had a lead but the strength of the 300m athlete showed and Hannah was pipped on the line by 0.03 seconds. However, Hannah clocked a huge new PB and new club record of 24.50s to rank her as the country’s number 2, behind Amber. Unfortunately that was where the day ended – Hannah felt a problem in her lower back and, rather than risk further injury, decided to withdraw from the final. This showed her growing maturity and race knowledge. The final was won in 24.72 seconds, which Hannah could easily have bettered.

Les Hall, who coaches all of the athletes that competed this weekend, couldn’t have been prouder. “Hannah is now moving away from being an amazing national athlete to something more. The qualifying standard for this year’s Youth Commonwealth Games is 24.3 seconds, and it is well within her capabilities.”

All of Les’s sprinters are now looking forward to getting back to some hard training and are hoping to set more PBs in the summer.

Lostock 6M

Sunday, 26th February 2017

The Blue Vests won the men’s team prize at the 35 Lostock 6M courtesy of Tommy Harrison’s silver behind Horwich’s Michael Cayton, M45 leader John Knowles and M40 bronze Chris Povey edging teammate Dom Gavin. Junior Lewis Aldred continues to impress with 22 of the 274 field, whist Ken Fowler collected M60 silver.

BUH&AC results:
2 Tommy Harrison 32:15
5 John Knowles 32:46
14 Chris Povey 35:26
15 Dominic Gavin 35:30
22 Lewis Aldred 37:02
65 Kenneth Fowler 40:34

Results

Elsewhere locally, the Terry Nortley Radcliffe 10M showed Tom Carson inching his way back to fitness with silver (1:01:06). Stephen Bonney’s 1:09:20 was 45th of the 244 field.

Results

 

Central Lancashire 5K

Sunday, 19th February 2017

The seventh CL5K, now the traditional CLGP season curtain-raiser, saw the Blue Vests’ 32-strong squad put in a collective performance that demonstrates suitable intent on unifying the four team titles.

Jonathan Kay set the tone, storming to victory in the men’s race and matching the 15:52 mark set by Horwich’s Chris Farrell – last year’s winner. Tommy Harrison’s bronze, behind Warrington’s Nick Jones, and John Knowles’ fifth (and first vet position – M45) saw BUH&AC collect the race first team prize.

Equally impressive, the women’s race saw Bolton’s Laura Lombard lead from start to finish, though clubmate Catherine O’Dwyer, returning to the CLGP after 20 months, exerted pressure with a barnstorming final 600m, narrowing the gap to just 2 seconds by the finish line. Junior Katie Oakley was the third team counter and allowed the women to make it a double team victory. With last year’s silver medallist Nicky Cartridge volunteering for marshalling duties, following yesterday’s 26:53 (fourth overall) at the Astley Park edition of the South East Lancs XC series, allied to the number of juniors coming through in the endurance discipline, it is certainly exciting times at Leverhulme Park. With 20 points, hopes of winning the elusive CLGP female team title come October are credible, though Leigh (25) and Burnden will undoubtedly have a say.

Bolton’s A Team (first 10 counters) featured first junior Declan Toomey, the improving Rhys Francis outsprinting Paul Wolstencroft, and Craig Kenny bookending to take an early season lead of 111 points to Leigh’s 227. The B Team, comprising the next six counters for 2017 (i.e. positions 11 – 16), included exciting prospect Lewis Aldred, and Paul Mills holding off Stephen Bonney as the last sub-20-minutes crew. The eventual standings saw the friendly rivalry with Burnden Roadrunners reignited (298 to BRR’s 619), which was replicated in the Veterans’ series (40 to BRR’s 92) courtesy of Chris Pickford’s final counter.

There was an assured debut from Molly Philbin, who stepped up from the junior ranks with aplomb, whilst significant age category positions were collected by Chris Povey (M40), Paul Wolstencroft (M50), Ken Fowler (M60) and Stephen Zlotty (M70).

Richard Clegg, race organising for the first time, thanked all the volunteers for another safe and slick event. “Patchy drizzle endured for most of the set-up, turning persistent by the time the runners set off, so I’m glad the racing was anything but damp with the marshals all positively beaming!”

BUH&AC times: Jonathan Kay 15:52; Tommy Harrison 16:40; John Knowles 17:02; Frazer Jardine 17:16; Declan Toomey 17:41; Dominic Gavin 18:09; Chris Povey 18:24; Rhys Francis 18:58; Mark Wolstencroft 19:00; Craig Kenny 19:05; Laura Lombard 19:06; Catherine O’Dwyer 19:08; Lewis Aldred 19:11; Christian Pickford 19:27; Paul Mills 19:29; Stephen Bonney 19:30; Katie Oakley 20:11; Dean Johnson 20:28; Cameron Donnelly 21:01; Ken Fowler 21:01; Andrew Gallagher 21:12; Olivia Kearney 21:22; Molly Philbin 22:04; Rachel Bailey 22:14; Matthew Pemrick 22:16; Andrew Barrow 22:19; Mercedes Mercer 23:10; Simon Thorne 24:12; Cecilia Woods 24:25; Stephen Zlotty 26:50; Gerard Tucker 29:15; Jane Lim 33:35

Results
Photos (RunningPix) – Many thanks to Steve Bateson of RunningPix for the images here.

Elsewhere, Gary Jones clocked 1:12:25 in the Rugeley 10M for 33rd overall (M55 silver).

CL5K 2017 – Volunteers Needed

Monday, 13th February 2017

The opening fixture of the new season of the Central Lancashire Grand Prix is in a THIS WEEKEND (Sunday, 19th February).

The CL5K is BUH&AC’s hosted race of the CLGP calendar so we’ll be looking to get off to a good start. Competition is expected to be tougher than ever this year, particularly as we look to challenge in all four categories  – defend the A Team title, recapture the B Team and Vets trophies and unite the set for the first time by taking the women’s honours! It is also the first race of the 2017 BUH&AC Steve Kenyon Endurance Challenge.

You can enter the CL5K race and find full details about the route and its history here, which is of course listed in the dedicated Our Races & Events part of the Fixtures section.

If you are not intending to race, volunteer helpers are needed for everything from course set-up to registration, marshalling and de-chipping at the finish. Please contact Richard Clegg (CL5K@boltonunitedharriers.co.uk) if you can spare 2-3 hours on Sunday to ensure another safe and slick BUH&AC event.

Northern Athletics Indoor Championships

Sunday, 5th February 2017

Four junior Blue Vests travelled to Sheffield today to compete in the Northern Athletics U15/U13 Indoor Championships.

The outstanding performance came from Julia Winogrodzka winning gold in the U13 girls’ Long Jump. After a shaky start with the High Jump, where she finished fourth with 1.30m (10cm shy from her PB), she smashed the Long Jump with a 5.21m leap, breaking her PB and the Championship’s Best Performance by 57cm! It was an amazing performance given she had to receive medical treatment in the warm-up for a turned ankle. She ended the day with a fifth place in the 60m final, clocking 8.67s, following 8.66s in the heats and a quicker 8.62s in the semi-final.

Ben To, Eniola Adedotun and Porscha Johnson all made their regional debuts, with the 60m sprint being the event of choice. U13 Porscha, a talented multi-eventer, breezed through her heat in a new PB of 8.89s. She repeated her fantastic start in her semi-final and finished a creditable fifth in 9.02s.

For the U15 boys, both Ben and Eniola had high hopes of progressing through their heats. Neither was disappointed and Eniola came fourth in a new PB of 7.89s. Ben ran a perfect race and not only smashed his PB, but also broke the club record in 7.55 seconds. In the semi-finals, Eniola had a tough lane draw but still managed to finish sixth, whilst Ben ran a majestic, determined race to finish second and qualify for the final. Lining up in lane 2 against strong opposition from Sale and Trafford, he got a perfect start and powered up the straight. With a few metres to go he was holding on for bronze, but a late surge from Lewis Cant of Blaydon Harriers saw Ben finish an agonising fourth, missing out on a medal by only 0.03 seconds. However, some small consolation was that he once again broke the club record, running 7.52 seconds.

Coach Les Hall was a happy man, beaming “Valuable experience was gained by all the athletes, whilst Julia’s record-breaking leap was simply superb!”

Results

 

Elsewhere, U15 Louie Johnson was among several Bolton juniors that competed in the Greater Manchester Schools’ Cross Country Champs, finishing fifth.

 

Lancaster 10K/5K

Saturday, 4th February 2017

Ken Fowler clocked 42:42 as first M60 (13/54) at the Lancaster 10K.

In the accompanying 5K event, Cathy Flitcroft’s 21:46 and Dave Filtcroft’s 22:06 were both first V50 times and 13th and 14th respectively of the 30 field.

Results

Sheffield Festival Indoor Open

Sunday, 29th January 2017

hk0117asm hk0117bsmHarvey Kenny and Cloe Bentley-Hughes, two of Bolton’s promising U11 athletes, attended the Sheffield Festival Indoor Open at the English Institute of Sport arena today, with great results from their three events.

Harvey was first up, competing in the 800m race. With a super fast first lap of 32 seconds, he maintained the lead to win gold with an impressive time of 2:39.37. That he missed out on an U13 ranking (for athletes two years his senior) by just 1.3 seconds emphasises how good it was. He went on to collect another two golds, winning in the 60m (9.62s) and long jump. The leap was another personal best of 3.97m and again just missed out on an U13 ranking by a mere 3cm.

Cloe Bentley-Hughes also proudly represented Bolton, running well in the 60m sprint; she narrowly missed out on bronze with a time of 9.71s, clocked 34.07s for 200m and leapt 2.80m in the Long Jump.

Results

Northern XC Championships

Saturday, 28th January 2017

DSC_0285smDSC_0330smKnowsley Safari Park hosted the Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships, with Blue Vests appearing across the age ranges:

U15s
85/179 Madeleine Erzan-Essien 0:18:40
135/179 Molly Philbin 0:20:12

U17s
59/98 Rachel Bailey 0:23:45

U20s
51/76 Declan Toomey 0:31:17
DSC_0315smDSC_0323sm52/55 Olivia Kearney 0:28:38
53/55 Mercedes Mercer 0:29:16

Senior Women
81/360 Nicola Cartridge 0:37:55

Senior Men
39/676 Karl Darcy 0:45:04
86/676 Jonothan Kay 0:47:37
299/676 Rhys Francis 0:55:34

 

Awaiting full report.

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