Gargan, Williams and Anson medal at British Indoor Champs and Round Up.

British Indoor Championships – Sat 26th and Sun 27th – Birmingham

Six Liverpool Harriers athletes competed at the British Indoor Championships at the weekend and three came back with medals.

On Saturday, Emily Gargan picked up a terrific silver medal in the Triple jump behind Naomi Metzger with a leap of 12.69m. That was a season’s best for Emily who had been improving week on week. Prior to the end of last season, Emily hadn’t even competed a TJ since 2017 having picked up a serious injury, so this is some achievement to win a senior medal.

Elsewhere on the Saturday, Henry Nwoke ran in the 60m, but looked like he had an injury within the last 10m. Emma Alderson ran another sub 56 400m in a loaded heat and Meg Corker, who is bottom age U20 ran solidly in the 60mH. James Williams made the final of the 400m after a scrappy first round and a semi final on a fastest qualifier time.

On Sunday, we had the final of the 400m featuring James Williams and the HJ featuring Kate Anson. James was trying to defend his title from last year, but got a tough lane 1 draw. He slotted into fourth at the bell where there was contact and a stumble between the front two. Alex Haydock-Wilson crossed the line first with James finishing in third place, but after a long debate, Alex Haydock-Wilson was disqualification for a dangerous cut in and James was promoted to silver. James has a great chance now of making the relay squad for the world Indoor Championships.

Kate Anson came into the high jump having returned this year after two serious ankle injuries, which meant she had hardly competed in the last few years. Kate went clear at all heights first time including a SB 1.82m before three failures, one very close, at 1.85m which would have been a PB.

Kate’s 1.82m was good enough for a bronze medal

Full results HERE

National XC Championships – Parliament Hill, London – Sat 26th February

Saturday saw our cross country athletes travel down to London on a tough undulating course that was extremely heavy after the recent storms.

High hopes were with our U13G, but conditions and a couple of drop outs meant the team only finished fourth despite an impressive run from Holly Cross who came home 4th

The other stand out performance was in the U17 Men, where Liam McCay ran a stormer to finish 6th

Round Up:
U13 Girls – 4th with Holly Cross a brilliant 4th place
U13 Boys – incomplete team but Max Taylor was first home in 49th place
U15 Girls – No one travelled
U15 Boys – 22nd team with Oscar Kewley running well to finish in 30th place.
U17 Women – Incomplete team and 1st counter was Ella McMutrie in 145th place
U17 Men – Finished 8th with Liam McCay running brilliantly to finish 6th.
U20 Women finished 5th with Niamh Donnelly 1st counter.
U20 Men – Charlie Teare was the only runner who finished125th.
Sen Women – Incomplete Team but India Elliott finished first for us in 131 place
Sen Men – On Friday had a complete team but on the day due to various reasons we had an incomplete team. First home was Liam Burthem in 54th place.
results can be found at –

BUCS indoor championships – Sheffield 18th -20th Feb

We had quite a few university athletes who competed or train with us competing in Sheffield and Emma Alderson picked up a bronze medal in the 400m, breaking 56s twice and Emily Gargan a silver in the Triple jump.

Full results HERE

MACCL – Heaton Park – 19th Feb

On a cold and icy day after the storms we had mainly the younger athletes competing in the final match at Heaton Park:

U11G – Esme Cameron 2nd, Maisie McGuirk 3rd

U11B – Harrison Spencer 7th

Full results

Loughborough Winter Throws -27th Feb

Some outstanding performances over in Loughborough.

Osian Jones opened his Hammer season with 70.74m and in the javelin, Ioanna Malli threw 53.95m and Emily Dibble a huge PB of 51.03.

Scottish Junior Championships -20th Feb

Abbie O’Neill travelled over from NI and finished 2nd in U20W PV with a new PB of 3.39m, closing in on Beth Henshall’s club record of 3.41m.

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