Lancashire Sportshall Athletics League, Blackpool Meeting 1 – 18th October 2009

A good turn out from our young Harriers at the first Sportshall of the season, with many athletes making their Sportshall debut!
Despite having lots of new, excited (and probably nervous!) faces, we picked up from where we left off last season, commanding a comfortable 3rd place behind the “Premiership” clubs of Blackpool and Preston, with a total of 172 points.

There where some excellent performances on the day, starting with the Under 11 Girls, who had the largest Horwich squad on the day. Isobel Dean came 2nd in the foam javelin, and overall, Sportshall “veteran” Ellie Dacre came 3rd with 15.5 points! In the boys Max Dacre won the target throw, and top scored for Horwich with 11 points!

In the Under 13 Girls, Grace Shelmerdine came 2nd in the 6 lap, while Gabrielle Whittle top scored for the club with 11 points, and James Lovell scored 15 points to top score for the Harriers in the Under 13 Boys!

Finally the Under 15’s, which saw Beth Miller and Matthew Ault as our only representatives, scored well in their events. Matthew only competed in the Shot, but it was worth it, winning the event with 8.91m. Beth stormed her events, winning the Speed Bounce and the Vertical Jump, and coming second in the 2 and 4 lap races, coming 2nd overall with 24 points.

In addition to the athletes, well done to all the parents who helped out to officiate, as we provided 12 officials, which we think is more than any other club! A big thank you to you all!

Congratulations to all the athletes on their performances and good luck to all the Under 11’s, who will all be in the running for a Lancashire call-up in the next few weeks!

Well Done and we hope to see you all again at the next event!

Mike Houghton
Tiffany Dacre
Mark Dacre
Horwich RMI Harriers & AC