2021 Race Reports

Sale indoor open meeting

Well done to all the athletes who took part in the Sale indoor open meeting on Sunday.Training partners and good friends Jamie Greenhalgh and Alfie Dodds competed in the U15 shot put at the third Sale indoor meeting. Both did some last minute technical work on the Bolton indoor track on Thursday which paid dividends – both recorded PB’s with Jamie coming out on top with a best of 7m 34 to Alfie’s 7m 12.Matilda Hall was once again Bolton’s only jumper and her best long jump was 4m 24 which she followed up with an equal PB of 1m 35 in the high jump. She was really close to clearing 1m 40 and it bodes well for her target to break the clubs U13 high jump record of 1m 42. U17 men Mark Lintott and Jake Harwood lined up in the same race in the 60m. Both executed their starts well and stormed through the line with Mark recording 7.51 seconds and Jake 7.56 seconds. Both of these performances are inside the EA U17 qualifying standard so both hope to compete in national championships in February. Jake followed this up with a strong 24.64 seconds in the 200m. U17 Poppy Dunne recovered from a difficult start in the 60m but ran strongly to record 8.77 secs and then competed in her favoured 200m event finishing 4th in 28.93 secs. Last seasons U13 sprint sensation Summer Eden continued her development as an U15. She dominated her 60m race and smashed her PB with a time of 8.26 seconds. Summer will compete in the Northern Championships in February and then the EA national champs later in the month. U13’s Allyssia May and Matilda Hall also competed in the 60m, running against girls up to two years older than them. Matilda came third in her heat equalling her PB in 8.63 secs. Allyssia built on her last race and once again smashed the club U13 record with a time of 8.36 seconds. Multi eventer Herbie Kay competed in two events in his preparation for his next combined event competition. In the 60m hurdles the U15 athlete ran 10.28 secs and then he cleared 1m 45 in the high jump just below his PB. Seniors Hannah Kelly and Olivia Kimbowa both dropped down a distance to compete over 200m and get some valued speed work before next weekends Northern championships where they both race over 400m. In the first women’s race Hannah started strongly and finished in 24.92 seconds. Olivia followed this up with a third place finish in heat 3 in a time of 26.41.