Athletics pair are jumping for joy

James Capon won the Pontefract Park Run for the third week in a row.

James Capon won the Pontefract Park Run for the third week in a row.

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Cameron Howes and Isabelle Stones of Pontefract Athletics Club were both in record breaking form at last Sunday’s indoor athletics meeting at South Leeds Stadium.

Cameron was first in the under 13 boys high jump, setting a meeting record of 1.40 metres. He also won the 60 metres hurdles, setting a club record of 10.7 seconds. He then finished third in the long jump with a personal best of 4.39 metres.

Isabelle was first in the under 11 girls long jump, setting a meeting record of 3.85 metres.

She then finished second in the 60 metres, setting a club record of 9.2 seconds and she also finished second in the shot putt with a personal best of 5.08 metres.

Emily Plimmer finished third in the under 11 girls long jump with 3.20 metres, fifth in the 60 metres in 9.9 seconds and sixth in the shot putt with 4.63 metres.

Caitlin Howes, still only eight years old, finished fourth in the under 11 girls long jump with 3.07 metres, fifth in the shot putt with 4.63 metres and seventh in the 60 metres in 10.4 seconds.

James Capon of Pontefract Athletics Club won Saturday’s Pontefract Park Run, heading home the record field of 269 finishers in 17 minutes 18 seconds. It was the third week in a row that James had been the first runner over the line.

Faye Banks was the winner of the club’s 10K winter handicap race, held last Sunday, in a time of 42 minutes 12 seconds.