Laura and Natassia – County Champions 2011

Greater Manchester & Lancashire County Athletics Championships

Congratulations to Laura Taylor and Natassia Dacre who both became 2011 County Champions.

Lancashire County Athletics Championships

Laura Taylor of Horwich RMI Harriers had a successful weekend and became County Champion in the Under 15 Girls 75m Hurdles race at the Lancashire championships, Blackpool. Despite hitting three hurdles, Laura still powered through to win the event in strong winds with a time of 12.40s. Laura then backed this up with a third place in the 100m in a new personal best time.

Also in the medals was Sophie Williams who threw a 2nd place in the U15 girls Javelin whilst in the Senior Men, Gary Priestly had a solid run to finish 3rd in the 1500m.

Greater Manchester County Athletics Championships

Natassia Dacre of Horwich RMI Harriers became the County Champion in the Under 15 Girls Javelin at the Greater Manchester Athletic County Championships with a tremendous throw of 31.73m and gaining a Grade 1 ranking performance. In difficult blustery conditions, Natassia threw her lifetime’s best throw.

In the Under 13 boys Javelin event, Jonah Saunders also threw his personal best of 23.99m to break the Club Record and gain silver medal position. Jonah also came 3rd in Discus.

Ellie Dacre performed well by finishing 2nd in the Under 13 girls Javelin and 3rd in the Shot Putt.

There were also excellent performances from Amy Philpotts in the under 20 women securing 2nd place in the 200m and 400m races. Ola Abidogan, under 20 men, also gained 2nd place in his 100m race and 3rd in the 200m.

Mike Houghton came 2nd in the senior men’s long jump with a leap of 5.58m

Full results :-

Lancashire County Championships


Gary Priestly

1500m             4.20.20            3rd

U 20’s

Zac Howe

800m               2.09.5

1500m             4.21.7

U 17’s

Declan Snape

100m               12.0

200m               24.3

Jacob Thornton

1500m             4.31.2

Under 15’s

Laura Taylor

100m               13.2                 3rd

75 m Hurdles            12.4                 1st

Gabrielle Whittle

100m               13.8

300m               47.8

Long Jump             4.43m

Sophie Williams

100m               14.1

200m               28.8

300m               45.9

High Jump            1.25m

Javelin             20.44m            2nd

Phoebe Howe

800m               2.35.1

1500m             5.07.0

Nathan Townsend

800m               2.32.0

1500m             4.54.8

Long Jump            3.96m

Joseph Howe

800m               2.18.8

1500m             4.47.9

Greater Manchester County Championship


Mike Houghton

Long Jump            5.58m              2nd

Under 20’s

Ola Abidogun

100m               11.65               2nd

200m               23.67               3rd

Amy Philpotts

200m               27.84               2nd

400m               62.70               2nd

Under 17

Beth Miller

100m               13.30