At the recent Yorkshire Combined Events Championships held at the Carnegie Track in Leeds. Bingley Harriers had five young athletes contesting three different age groups. In the Under 13 Girls Rhea Southcott had an outstanding day finishing 2nd overall with a points total of 1314 earning her a well deserved silver medal. Abigail Lampkin also an Under 13 Girl finished 15th in a very highly contested age group and achieved a personal best in her Long Jump of 4m 23. Hollie Postlethwaite an Under 17 Girl came 4th just missing out on a bronze medal but she did gain personal best performances in the High Jump 1m 53 and the Long Jump 4m 60. Lily Dooks came 6th in the same age group with a point’s total of 2437 and her brother Tommy Thorp competed in the Under 15 Boys age group finishing 7th with 902 points.
This years Pulton Cup took place at Beckfoot on Tuesday 20th September when we were able to use the facilities at Beckfoot. The competition was in the form of a Quadathlon, Sprinting, Standing Long Jump, Foam Javelin and the 300m. By the last 300m taking place it was quite dark with timekeeping by torchlight. However the 50 plus athletes all seem to enjoy themselves with some thrilling competition. Continue reading