Pendle athletes shine in the sun in Blackpool!

The successful Pendle Athletic Club team (s).
The successful Pendle Athletic Club team (s).

Eighteen athletes from Pendle Athletic Club shone in the sun in Blackpool at the Lancashire Track and Field Championships.

These youngsters produced 17 personal best performances, nine gold, six silver, three bronze medals, three Championship Best performances, three English Schools qualifying standards and three Pendle Club Records.

Under 15 Kai Atkins in the 800m and 1500m, claimed a middle distance golden double, and Championship Best in the 800m, as well as two PBs and a qualifying time for the English Schools in both disciplines, and a Pendle record for 800m.

That was matched by sister Ella, at U13, who sprinted her way to success in the 100m and 200m, gaining two PBs, crowning her Lancashire Champion in the 200m.

Other memorable performances came from Joe Lonsdale in the 100m and 200m, gaining the English Schools’ qualifying time in the 200m with a PB, Lancashire Championship gold and silver in the 100m.

Leah Hillman stole the show with three golds in the shot, discus and javelin, together with her English Schools’ qualifying distance in javelin, and a silver in the Hammer – also gaining Championship Best performances in the shot and javelin.

Matthew Barnes reigned supreme in the U17 Men’s 3000m, winning gold, running a very composed race.

Spencer Phelan won gold in the javelin and silver in the shot, and there were other silver medals for Tiarnan Crorken (U17 Men’s 1500m ) and Gregan Baker (U17 Men’s 1500m Steeplechase).

Bronze medals went to Alex Baker (U15 Girls’ Javelin, club record), Emerson James (U17 Men’s 800m) and Josh Ingham (Senior Men’s 3000m).