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Harriers’ roundup 27th June – July 3rd

Trafford Grand Prix

June 28th saw the latest staging of the Trafford Grand Prix with several impressive Harrier performances including an 800m PB and victory for Matthew Clark (2:01.95) in race one, with Myles Fraser also recording a PB (2:04.00) and finishing second in the same race. There were also 800 metre PBs for Ava Jones (2:16.36) and Molly Taylor (2:45.01), and a season’s best for Isabelle Cunningham (2.25.71). Elsewhere there was a 3000m PB for William Moorhouse (10:45.55) and a 1500m PB for Jenson Warren (4:15.84).

Youth Development League

Ellesmere Port was the setting for the latest Youth Development League meeting with Thomas Kelsall taking first in the 200 metres, in a new PB time of 25.1. The 800m events saw a win and a new PB for Hugh Smith (2:21.6) and new PBs for Adam Link (2:17.0), Matthew Link (2:36.8), Lucas Parkin (2:30.1), and Francesca White (3:04.1). In the 1500m events there were PBs for Thomas Bates (4:49.9) and Anna Pilling (5:27.5). Logan Campbell and Lyra Stretch both won their high jump events, with both athletes setting themselves PBs of 1.35 and 1.40. Isaac Allen (1.40) and Emilia Simpson (1.25) also set themselves new high jump PBs. The long jump event saw victories for Logan Campbell (4.84), Annabel Cutting (4.32) and Eva Whiteside (3.95) whilst Adam Link (5.09), Oliver Fulcher (3.72), and Thia Grice (4.69) all set themselves new PBs and finally in the discus there was a new PB and a second place finish for Eleanor Norris-Jones of 25.27.

Road races

On Thursday the latest instalment of the competitive Sale Sizzler 5k was staged, with vet-60 David Kerfoot recording a time of 26:45 to finish 15th in his category. Friday saw the third instalment of the fast and competitive Power of 5k event with Harriers’ Emma McColm breaking her own course record to take first in the women’s category, in a very impressive 16:42 and Luke Suffolk finishing 8th overall in a time of 16:22. Closer to home the Lostock Hall carnival 5k returned with U17 Billy Reid recording a time of 17:18 to take 4th place and Stuart Nixon bagged himself a PB of 19:38. David Watson (19:04), Paul Ratan (19:09), and Ken Beazley (21:40) were also in attendance.

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