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Our latest Couch 2 5K group made their final step this Saturday at the South Park, parkrun supported by our group leaders and supporting cast. The run itself looked 50/50 to be on after some heavy rain the previous days had left some parts of the course covered in water. Thankfully this cleared and the run went ahead as normal in good running conditions. On the day Naomi Rees was first of the group across the line finishing in 28.04 just ahead of Kieran Wayper in 28.07. Clare Wayper was next home in 34.29 ahead of Abi Curtis who finished in 35.19, Lyndsey Jameson in 36.04 and Matthew Hicken in 40.54. All great achievements, congratulations for completing the course, keep it going!
This weekend saw some of our athletes at the Northern Athletics Indoor Open meeting at Sheffield. Competing in the 60m U13/15 race Elizabeth Clay finished 3rd in her heat in 8.53seconds while Monty Bowden also equalled Elizabeth’s 3rd place in a time of 9.35 in his heat. Ashton Harrison finished in 8.36 just ahead of Krista in 8.43 in Heat 11 while Libby Hammond competing in her first indoor competition came 3rd in heat 13 in a time of 8.62. Tom Addison was 2nd in heat 15 with his 8.44 run while Fleur finished 4th in 9.99. Meanwhile in the triple jump, Ashton Harrison leapt to 10.21m in the all-age event while Krista Bissett-Brown threw 6.23m in the shot put ahead of Fleur Liddle who threw a 5.10m effort. Lottie Graves finished her shot put competition in 3rd place in 9.22m while multi eventer Andy Harrison threw 8.43m in the senior event.
Back on the track, Andy Harrison ran his 1000m race in 3.03:68 which was good enough for 3rd place in heat 3 while Amy Pickworth placed 4th in her race in 3.30:28. Competing in the 2000m was Tom Addison who finished his in a time of 8.56:58. In the 600m, Lottie Graves ran a 1.55.58 in heat 2 while Monty finished heat 4 in 2.00.12. Libby was back in action in the 150m race finishing 2nd in her heat 20.67seconds, Elizabeth Clay 20.80 in heat 17 and Amy Pickworth 23.19 in heat 18. Finally Lottie and Monty were in the long jump competition jumping 4.08m and 3.90m respectively. Great results all round.
Full results from all events can be found here