Sainsbury’s Glasgow Diamond League Grand Prix

Congratulations to Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Jonny Mellor and Erin McBride who produced fantastic performances in the Diamond League in Glasgow.

Kat leaped to 6.92m in the Long Jump to set a new personal best and club record. That jump currently places her as 2nd in the world this year, 1st in the UK this year and 2nd in the UK all time list. Surely it’s only a matter of time before she takes the British Record to match her High Jump one and also becomes the first British athlete to ever jump over the 7 metre mark. Well done Kat we’re looking forward to seeing you back in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

In a fantastic race stacked full with the best athletes in the world, Jonny Mellor set a new personal best to run 13:31.21 in the 5000m, finishing just seconds behind greats such as Bernard Lagat and Tariku Bekele. That time places him 5th in the UK this year. Jonny will now set his sights on his return to Glasgow to compete in the 10,000m at the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations Jonny and best of luck.

Erin McBride also competed in the meeting in the T11-13 100m where she had a fantastic run to set a new personal best time of 13.03 to finish 4th overall. Well done Erin.

English Schools Athletics Championships

Many of our young athletes traveled to Birmingham this weekend to represent the County. It would have been a first experience for many however one of the highlights was Steven Jones winning the Junior Boys High Jump clearing 1.90m to beat his own club record.

Anna Rowe was 3rd in the 300m in a time of 39.53secs in the Inter Girls and also Dan Jarvis finished 3rd in the Senior Boys 2K S/C in a time of 5.54.91.

Well done to all to competed, results are available HERE.

Northern Athletics League – Match 3

The 3rd match in Division 2W of the  Northern Athletics League took place at Wavertree on Sunday. The club finished 2nd on the day which means we stay 2nd overall in the league standings. Well done to all athletes who turned out for the club and thanks to all officials, supporters and the ladies in the shop.

Results are available HERE.

The final match is on 9th August over in the Wirral.

BMC Grand Prix – Stretford

Results are now available from the BMC Grand Prix held at Stretford on Saturday.

Steven Morrow – 1:54.11
Harry Harper – 3:44.07
John Ashcroft – 3:51.28 (PB)
Luke Johnston – 3:55.87
Ricky Challinor – 8:47.69

Tour of Merseyside

The 2nd Tour of Merseyside took place last week and concluded on Saturday. The event sees runners take on 6 races in 7 days over varying terrain and distances across Merseyside and covers 52 miles in the week.

Congratulations to all of the Harriers who took part and completed the week. Jenny Clague was 1st lady in each race of the series to comfortably come away with first place overall and Gareth Howell was 3rd in the men’s standings.

Summary of Overall Times
3rd – Gareth Howell – 5:14:36
7th – Jenny Clague – 5:40:03 (1st Lady)
17th – Matt Helme – 6:15:08
61st – Tony Green – 6:57:47
95th – Sarah Jackson – 7:40:48

Overall results available HERE.