Saturday 08/09/2012 at Monkton Stadium Jarrow
Brian Brown 5000mts Track Championships Silver Medal
Time 24.08 mins
Rachael Coar Pentathlon Championships
200mts Time 27.4 secs
800mts Time 2.38.9mins
IJ 5.01 mts
Pos 1 in Age Group Points 2721
After lowering his own club 10,000m track club record from 32mins+ to 31:26 when finishing sixth in the recent Northern 10,000m track Championships at Wigan Michael (and his coach) commented that it was an extremely disappointing run given his recent form. Subsequently, it transpired that Michael was under the weather with a bug at Wigan. So, having recovered, he decided to travel to Sandy (Peterborough) last Thursday evening to run in the Biggleswade Track Fest. In a race tailor made for his pace aspirations he was back to his old self and ran over a minute quicker than at Wigan when finishing second in 30:22.70 – thereby bringing the club record within the realms of respectability. Additionally, this moves Michael into 17th place on this years UK senior track rankings. A great performance which will encourage him to continue with his current training programme.
Congratulations go to Michael Crawley who knocked off almost a minute from his own Club 10k Track record at the Northern Championships on 3th June at Wigan. According to Michael ‘he ran a really poor race’ so we look forward with real interest to his next outing when he may be happier with his own performance. A stunning achievement.
There was some notable performances notably by the junior members of the Club in the Anne Marie Readshaw Memorial Open Track & Field Meeting at Shildon, many of whom recorded personal best times which is very encouraging for this the start of the track season.Results were as follows ; U/11 Boys: Joseph Downing -Cricket Ball Throw( 1st) 33.11m; 60m 9.60s (3rd) pb; LJ (3rd) 3.34m; U/13 Girls:Isabell Thornton -100m 16.40s pb;200m 33.69s pb;LJ 2.99m pb; U/15 Girls : Lucy McIlroy- 200m 27.52s (3rd); 100m 13.77s; U/15 Boys : Cameron Bain- 400m 1st 62.35s pb; 200m 28.19s pb; LJ 4.16m pb: Callum Plant- 800m 2.16.34: U/17 Boys: Oliver Watson-400m 3rd 55.99s pb;200m 25.98s pb ; Alex Reay- 400m 58.62s pb:Senior Ladies: Jacqui Hodgson (vet)- 200m 27.59s: Senior Men: Jonny Wilkinson-3000m 9.42.51 pb; Francis Turner (vet)- 800m 2.28.14.
Congratulations are due to Dan Holden who has just broken his own Javelin Club Record with a throw of 57.60m at the Blackpool meeting at the weekend. The previous record which Dan also held was 55.71m