At the recent NE Open T&F Grand Prix Athletics Meeting at Jarrow there was some excellent performances by City athletes with personal bests (pb’s) being achieved, results of which were as follows: U/20 Women; Georgia Whitfield 1st 150m 18.9 (pb), 1st 300m 40.5 pb; Senior Women; Jaqui. Hodgson (v45) 1st 150m 20.06, 1st 300m 43.8 (pb); U/17 Women; Rosie Findlay 1st 150m 20.0 (pb); Lucy McIlroy 2nd 300m 44.7; Senior Men ; Tim Tetlow 1st 300m 36.7 (pb); Michael DIxon 39.9, Paul Donaghy (v/45) 43.7 also 150m 19.7; U/15 Boys; Joseph Downing 2nd High Jump 1.35m, 3rd Long Jump 4.45m, 100m 13.6 (pb). U/13 Boys; Luke Allen 1st Long Jump 3.61m,1st Shot Putt 7.74m, 3rd 100m 14.7. U/17 Boys; Kieran Liddle 2nd 7.96m. Senior Men;Jonna Baines 1500m 4.13.4 (pb), Gareth Maguire 4.33.1(pb). U/20 Men; Oliver Watson 3rd 4.14.0 (pb). U/13 Boys; Adam Ord 5.23.
On the Roads, Rosie Smith was back in record breaking form at the Blythe Valley 10k where she knocked 35secs off the previous figures set in 2008, her time was 34.12 finishing 1st Women and crowned NE Counties Champion,and was in fact 8th overall. Other Club athletes to finish were; Alan Rowell (v/65) 204th 44.32, Gemma Soulsby 386th in 53.18, Joe Harker (v/70) 64.41).

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