Congratulations to all those who picked up medals on the Weekend! As lead coach I am more interested in improved performances in terms of PBs & UK rankings. I am therefor delighted with the following outcomes from the Weekend:
Lancashire Combined Events:
Kate(2nd) and Jacob(1st) were the youngest athletes from the group competing in a Quadrathlon (50m/Standing Long Jump/400m/ mini Vortex). I'm so impressed with how comfortable they are with Competition from a very early age - as it should be, after all, it is just another training session and all they are doing is replicating what they do in training on a regular basis. I particularly liked the way they ran their 400s.
Natalie completed another Quadrathlon(75m/Standing Long Jump/600m/Turbo Javelin) achieving a very good PB in the 75m. Being one of only two U11s competing against U13s, she did extremely well across all 4 events. Daniel was another athlete doing a Quadrathlon, achieving two good PBs in Long Jump & 100m.
Josie completed her first Pentathlon and got a PB in the Shot, whilst Jonah impressed with his first Pentathlon, achieving PBs in 4 out of the 5 events. Harvey was yet another of our young athletes doing 5 events in a day, for the first time and he achieved a PB in Shot. Harry's Octathlon, over two days, was another first and he achieved PBs in the Discus & Hurdles.
Last but not least, Annabel won her Quadrathlon, but more importantly she achieved two excellent UK rankings in Long Jump & 100m and gained valuable experience in her first 800m! Great progress.
Trafford Open Meeting:
Fantastic to have Ollie & Rhys back competing, with consistent, regular training these two lads will go from strength to strength over the season. I was very pleased with what I heard about Ella's 600m and the way she ran it and it was good to see that Alexa achieved a PB in her sprint. Grace has been training really well recently and so I am not in any way surprised that she achieved PBs in all three events she competed in. Libby got a PB in Long Jump and I was delighted for her and Mary achieving their first UK rankings. Libby in the Javelin & Mary in the Shot.
Lots of firsts, lots of great commitment & effort & lots of great learning and experience gained! Can't ask for more.