Youth Development League

The club had a young and inexperienced team out for their first match in the YDL Lower Age Group at SportCity on Saturday, but there were many good performances and many PBs on the day.

The team finished in 4th place behind Wirral AC but by just 4 points. The next match will hopefully see a higher placing and is at Leeds on Saturday 31st June.

There were many great performances on the day, including a 1st place for the U13 Girls relay team in the 4x100m but overall it was a good team effort.

Full results are available HERE.

Northern Athletics League

The club finished an excellent 2nd place in the Northern League match at Stretford on Sunday. West Cheshire won the event on the day but with fewer injuries and more attendance in some of the men’s field events Harriers could have won the match.

The women’s team were very strong with the highlight of the day going to Katarina Johnson-Thompson who set a new club record and a new league record by winning the 400m hurdles in a time of 58.3. That time broke one of the oldest North of England league records, that of 58.8 set by Vicky Boden of Hallamshire in 1987.

Well done to all who competed, a brilliant team effort.

Full results are available HERE.

Match Result
1st – West Cheshire – 355pts
2nd – Liverpool Harriers & AC – 339pts
3rd – Trafford AC – 320.5pts
4th – Isle of Man – 305.5pts
5th – Wirral AC – 300pts
6th – Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton AC – 299pts

Liverpool Spring 10K

The second running of the Liverpool Spring 10K was held on Sunday in and around Sefton Park.

Coach Clarke again provided the winners with James Riley taking the men’s first place in 31:11 and Rachael Burns the female prize in 38:01.

Ian Lawton ran a personal best to finish in 2nd place in 32:09 and it was a welcome return to racing for Jenny Clague after a long time out with injury to place 2nd in 38:27 and 1st V40. Paul Sankey took 1st V45 and Bev Lowe took the V45 prize after a great run. The day was rounded out with the men taking the team prize. The women should have taken the 1st team prize also, but due to a computer error they missed out on the prize on the day.

Summary Results

1st – James Riley – 31:11
2nd – Ian Lawton – 32:09 (PB)
6th – Paul Sankey – 33:45 (1st V45)
11th – Gareth Howell – 35:13
12th – Lee Midghall – 35:16
13th – Colin Potts – 35:18
37th – Rachael Burns – 38:01 (1st Female)
44th – Jenny Clague – 38:27 (2nd Female, 1st V40)
255th – Beverley Lowe – 44:49 (PB) (1st V45)
330th – Sarah Jackson – 46:34
347th – Ian Wood – 46:49
403rd – Tony Green – 47:39
423rd – Graham Howell – 48:15 (2nd V60)
741st – Michelle Murphy Jnr – 52:24

Full results are available HERE.

British Universities Championships

The British Universities Championships took place from Friday to Sunday at the Bedford International Athletics Stadium.

The club had a number of athletes competing in the championships with some good performances but special mentions go to Jamie Webb who placed 2nd in the 800m in a personal best time of 1:50.08 and Ben Russell who was 3rd in the 10,000m in a track PB of 30:45.88.

Full results are available HERE