Northern T&F Championships Middlesbrough


A small group of U15 Leigh Harriers athletes made the trip to Middlesbrough over the weekend of 13/14th August to compete in the Northern U15 and U17 Track and Field Championships.

Leigh’s first medal winner was Laura Hickey, placing third in the High Jump and clearing 1.60mts, equalling her own personal best height; she also was 5th in the Long Jump 5.14 mts and 6th in the Triple Jump 10.40mts.

Karran Kapur-Walton, in his first Northern championships, won third place in the Pole Vault clearing 2.85mts to win his first Northern medal.  Karran also contested both sprint events making the finals in both the 100m and 200m, he placed 2nd in heat 1, 12.50sec and in the final he improved his time to 12.26sec for 9th place.  In the 200 mts he ran 24.60 for 3rd place in heat 3, and in the final he was 7th in 24.98 sec.

Jessica Arnison broke the club record in two events, competing in the Hammer competition she was placed 6th in a high class competition and at the same time breaking the club record with a throw of 35.64mts.  In her next event, the Shot Putt, she throw a club record of 8.37mts for 10th place.  Her final event of the day, the 100mts, she ran a time of 14.09 sec in the heats.

On the track, Leigh Senior Ladies had a series of outstanding runs.  Laura Riches, running in the British Women’s Premier division 1 match at Hendon, broke the club record for the 2000mts Steeple Chase in a winning time of 6.38.18sec which ranks her 3rd in the country.

In the Trafford Grand Prix event Lauren Howarth ran her fastest time of the season in the 3000mts recording a time of 9.04.57sec ranking her in the top 10 in the country.

Abigail Howarth ran a personal best time of 9.48.09sec in the 3000mts finishing in third place in her heat, Laura Riches running in heat three was second in 9.48.59 sec.