North of England Track & Field League Reports 2018

North of England Track & Field League Reports 2018

North of England League 2WC (U17 – Senior)

Saturday 5th May – Blackburn

Well done to all who took part in the first match with the team finishing in 6th place with a total of 273.5 points. Good performances from Abby O’Neil winning the 400m B race in 62.6 and 800m B race in 2.22.9 with Bethany McManus winning the A race in 2.20.7. Hayley Simpson ran well to win the 1500m B race with 5.36.9 as did Rebecca Kennedy in the 400m hurdles B race with 71.2. Anaya McDonald and Rebecca Kennedy did well in the field events with 1st in the long jump with 4.65 and 1st in the triple jump with 9.28 respectively.

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Sunday 3rd June – Bury

A good effort in the second match of the league by ECH athletes with the team finishing in 6th place with a total of 291 points. Notable performances came form Abby O’Neil winning the 800m B race with 2.23.3, Megan Lewis winning the 400m hurdles B race in 71.2, Bethany McManus 1st place in the long jump A with 5.08m, Anaya McDonald also 1st in the long jump B with 5.03m and finally Lauren Alford winning the triple jump A with a distance of 10.06m. Also a big thank you to those people who officiated which gained the club extra points.

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Sunday 8th July – East Cheshire

As overall organiser of today’s Northern Athletics League Home meeting at ECH & TAC, John Murphy did thank all the helpers and volunteers for their help and hard work. However, as the person responsible for the equipment team, I would like to say a very BIG thank you to Gary Matthews, Darren Smith, Dennis Thomas and Martin Lewis (who was also competing) for their hard work in very hot conditions. Heavy and tiring physical work. They formed such an efficient team, were extremely cheerful and made my ‘job’ so much easier.

But obviously, thanks to all who helped in any way. Lovely weather, but extremely hot to be out there all day.

Thanks to Sue Hudak’s husband, Pete Hudak, for helping with the Field Judging and offering to do anything required – very much appreciated.

A special mention to Eddie and James Shaw who had worked in advance to set out much of the equipment and check everything was ready.

Thanks to Sylvia, Chris Pearson and Sue Hudak for staffing the bar/hatch – again, a very hot environment, but an efficient, hospitable and friendly team.

I think ECH & TAC will have gained some ‘Brownie Points’ for hospitality.  Many helpers present went ‘above and beyond’ to accommodate and cater for the needs and requests of the athletes, officials, friends, families and spectators.

Phil Pearson – Club President

A good effort from all the athletes taking part with the team finishing 6th with a total of 229.5 points. Winning performances came from John Trotman (200m A – 22.4), Mike Coogan (200m B – 22.9), Megan Lewis (400m hurdles B – 70.7), Bethany McManus (Long Jump B – 4.59) and Lauren Alford (Triple Jump A – 10.25).

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Saturday 4th August – Cleckheaton

The final match of the series took place at Cleckheaton, with the team finishing in 6th position overall with a total of 242.5 points. Well done to John Trotman who won the 200m A race with an impressive time of 22.5 and George Lewis who won the 400m hurdles with 60.4. Well done to all athletes taking part and to those people who helped officiate on the day. A big thank you to Jack Dobson and Gabriella Guarnieri for managing the teams this season.

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