See the latest fell championship positions updated after the Pendle Cloughs race here
The races for juniors at the Yorkshire Road Relay Championships are straight races, and four of our talented youngsters took part, with great distinction.
In the U13 Girls race Rebecca Flaherty continued her excellent form in 2nd place, winning a well-deserved silver medal.
Our U15 Boys Alex Flaherty, Ben Rees and Theo Clay have been our most successful squad this season, and once again they came up trumps to finish second in the team competition. Alex was 4th, Ben 9th and Theo 16th.
Junior Team Manager
Weather conditions were not the best for the first outdoor meeting of the year. Heavy winds meant that everyone was working as hard as ever to try get a decent result.
We had 27 athletes out for the club, which means for second year in a row we’ve had a good increase. From having only 13 out athletes in 2017, it shows how much good work the club is doing. We had a decent number of athletes competing for the first time in Bingley colours.
Hopefully this is a sign of things to come this season on track.
|Event||Athlete||Cat||Time Height Distance||Event||Athlete||Cat||Time Height Distance|
|75m||Ashley McNicolas||MU11||13.00||Long Jump||Saiorse Campbell||FU13||3.29|
|80m||Saiorse Campbell||FU13||11.40||PB||Liam McNicolas||MU13||2.15|
|Jimmi Preston||MU13||15.00||Reece Kellett||MU17||4.57|
|Lewis Barnes||MU15||12.20||PB||High Jump||Lucas Barnes||MU13||1.25|
|Aidan Leach||MSEN||11.60||Shot||Grace Duffield||FU11||3.18|
|150m||Saiorse Campbell||FU13||21.80||PB||Isabel Lancaster||FU15||6.57||PB|
|200m||Lewis Barnes||MU15||25.30||Jimmi Preston||MU13||5.34|
|Matt Reynard||MU17||27.40||Liam McNicolas||MU13||4.01|
|400m||Natalie Morris||FSEN||62.20||Alfie McNicholas||MU15||4.90|
|Edward Chafer||MSEN||58.40||Oman Rashid||MU17||8.93|
|800m||Alana Gill||FSEN||02:51.6||Javelin||Isabel Lancaster||FU15||19.75||PB|
|Jake Wallace||MU15||02:47.9||Jess Cory||FU15||15.59|
|Alexander Thompson||MU17||02:03.6||PB||Lucas Barnes||MU13||21.84|
|Reece Kellett||MU17||02:44.8||Jimmi Preston||MU13||13.43|
|Paul Lemmon||MSEN||02:44.1||Alfie McNicholas||MU15||12.03|
|1200m||Lucas Barnes||MU13||04:32.1||Thomas Young||MU20||46.73||PB|
These championships, for school years 5-7, were once again held at Prestwick Hall, Loughborough.
Five of our young Harriers were representing West Yorkshire, having gone through selection races at city level, then at county level.
In the Year 5 Girls Abby Clay was 87th and part of the winning team.
In the Year 5 Boys Charlie Robinson was 30th, and his team finished 5th.
In the Year 6 Girls Mia Naylor was part of the winning team in 93rd place.
In the Year 6 Boys Logan Walker was also part of a winning team in 39th place.
In the Year 7 Girls Martha Jackson had an excellent run in 7th place in a team that finished 4th.
Well done everybody!
Junior Cross Country Team manager
To All – please note that the Boulsworth Bog Fell Race (AM Sat 23 Mar), which is in the Bingley Harriers Fell Championship, has been cancelled. Trawden Athletic Club posted the following on their Facebook :
BOULSWORTH BOG FELL RACE CANCELLED: Sorry folks but we are having to cancel the Boulsworth Bog fell race scheduled for next Saturday 23rd March. There is extensive restoration works by Natural England on Boulsworth Hill SSSI and despite best efforts to agree an alternative route, we are unfortunately having to cancel. The race will be planned for 21st March 2020!
I will look for another Medium length race (but it won’t be this Saturday ). For all the other races see the website http://www.bingleyharriers.co.uk/club-championships/fell-championships/
I will update with a new Medium length race as soon as possible.
If you want to know any more about fell running or the races then contact team managers
Becky Weight / 01274 510920 / email@example.com,
Andy Jebb / firstname.lastname@example.org
or regular fell runners – Kate Farley and Dave Stephenson.
Becky Weight (email@example.com)
Seven of our young Harriers were were selected to represent their counties as a result of a selection race organised by the county associations: Ruby Firth ran for North Yorkshire and Grace Dawson, Emily Field, Alex Flaherty, Rebecca Flaherty, Reuben Mantle and Oliver Peace all ran for West Yorkshire.
In the Intermediate category (U17) Ruby Firth was 143rd and Grace Dawson 202nd in the girls’ race and Alex Flaherty came 92nd (1st counter) in the boys’ race.
In the Senior category (U19) Emily Field was 44th (1st counter) in the girls’ race; and Reuben Mantle was 51st (3rd counter) in the boys’ race.
Well done to everyone!
For the team competition, the counties were divided into four groups, with each group containing counties of similar sizes according to the number of eligible pupils. The ESSA website refers to the groups as ‘big’, ‘medium’, ‘not so big’, and ‘little’ counties! North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire were with nine other counties in the ‘medium’ group. Up to eight athletes could compete in each gender/age group team, the first six finishers made up the team result, and the age-group results were added together to give a total score for each county.
In the boy’s competition, Devon was placed first overall, with North Yorkshire in 2nd place and West Yorkshire 7th. Cheshire won the girls’ competition, North Yorkshire was 3rd and West Yorkshire 8th.
Junior Cross Country Team Manager
Our vets got several bonuses at this well-organised event on 16 March, which was hosted by Kingston-Upon-Hull AC in the grounds of Costello Stadium. Firstly, the weather; windy, yes, but only light showers; and secondly, MEDALS!
The first race (F35+ & M70+) took in two laps of a mainly flat, grassland course with many tight turns and a few short, sharp banks; 3.04 miles according to my TomTom. Lesley Watson was 1st F45 (21:06) and Steph Robson 4th (21:20). The M70 competition was strong, with the first three finishing in under 22:30, which would have been good-for-age on tarmac, but on a twisting grass circuit in a strong, gusting wind, they were outstanding. Peter Ellerton was 6th M70 in 25:46. Les Haynes and Mike Smith were 1st and 2nd M75s (24:20 & 27:03) which, when combined with Peter’s result, made them 1st M70+ team.
The second race (M50-69) was a double helping of the first. Stewart McDonald was 10th M50 home in 40:17, John Convery 1st M55 (38:38), Paul Lemmon 7th (43:45) and Rob Eccles 12th (49:08). John, Stewart and Paul were third-placed M50+ team.
In the third and final race (M35-49), run over the same distance as the second, Tim Midgeley was our only representative, but he put in a great performance to finish 2nd overall and 1st M35 in 36:54.
Veteran Men’s Team Manager
Five of our juniors represented Yorkshire in this prestigious event. It was held on 9th March, once again at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, where the wind made conditions extremely difficult for the athletes.
In the U13 Girls’ race, Martha Jackson, in her first year in the age-group, came 27th,
closely followed by Rebecca Flaherty in 37th, both were counters for the Yorkshire team that finished 4th.
Alex Flaherty was 72nd in the U15 Boys’ race, while Reuben Mantle, who always seems to save his best for this event, came 57th in the U20 Men.
Pride of place must go to Emily Field, who came 17th in the U17 Women’s race, which not only made her third counter for the winning Yorkshire team, but also secured her third place overall in the U17 Women’s British Cross Challenge series, a splendid achievement.
Congratulations to them all!
Junior Cross Country Team Manager
The games are organised by Yorkshire Sport Foundation for students in Years 3-6 who’ve been selected to represent their school’s district (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield). This year’s games were held at Temple Newsam on 6th March.
The top 12 finishers in the Year 5 and Year 6 races go on to represent West Yorkshire in the National Schools’ finals. This time round, four of our athletes gained selection: Abby Clay (Year 5 Girls), Mia Naylor (Year 6 Girls), Logan Walker (Year 6 Boys) and Charlie Robinson, who was the individual Year 5 Boys’ winner.
In the other age-groups, there was a fine run from William Johnson (Year 4 Boys) and good efforts from Eloise Temple (Year 3 Girls), Isabelle Jebb (Year 4 Girls), and Seth Linacre (Year 6 Boys).
Well done to everyone, and good luck to those selected for the finals, which will be at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on 23rd March.
Junior Cross Country Team manager
Morgan Corcoran won gold in both the 60m and 200m at the U15 Northern Indoor Championships in Sheffield on 3rd February. In the 60m he ran 7.40 in his heat and 7.48 in the final, and in the 200m, 24.56 in his heat, 24.58 in the semi-final and 24.19 in the final.
He returned to Sheffield last weekend (23rd/24th February) for the National Championships, again racing over 60m and 200m. He ran three personal bests in the 60m: 7.36 in his heat, 7.32 in the semi-final and 7.31 in the final, which earned him a silver medal. In the 200m, he ran another personal best (23.86) in the heats and came fifth in the final. He’s currently placed 5th in this year’s UK rankings for both distances.
We had a second Harrier at the Nationals, Drew Walford, who competed in the U17 Men’s 60m, in which he ran a personal best of 7.35.
We can’t expect more of our athletes than running personal bests when it counts, so congratulations to Morgan and Drew on their great performances, and let’s not forget the contribution of their coach, Keith Daniel.