Pontefract athlete Natalie sets two new club records

MEMBERS of Pontefract Athletics Club are pictured at Sunday's National  Young Athletes League fixture at Lincoln.
MEMBERS of Pontefract Athletics Club are pictured at Sunday's National Young Athletes League fixture at Lincoln.

NATALIE Carr of Pontefract Athletics Club set two more club records in Sunday’s National Young Athletes League fixture at Lincoln to add to the two she set a fortnight earlier at Grimsby.

In Sunday’s competition, Natalie won the under 17 ladies 80 metres hurdles in a club record time of 15.1 seconds.

She also set a club record in the 300 metres when finishing fourth in 47.3 seconds.

Maria Schofield set a club record in the under 13 girls 70 metres hurdles, finishing third in 14.5 seconds.

Maria also came second in the high jump with 1.15 metres and second in the shot putt with 6.40 metres.

Cherrie Hammond also set a club record when finishing third in the under 17 ladies hammer with a throw of 18.53 metres.

William Godridge was second in the under 15 boys hammer with 14.55 metres.

In the under 17 men’s Javelin, William Carter finished second with a personal best of 25.57 metres.

New member Lois Whitaker, in her first competition for the club, finished fourth in the under 15 girls long jump with 4.07 metres and fourth in the high jump with 1.30 metres.

Despite having a slightly better turn out than they had in the first fixture at Grimsby, Pontefract finished last of the six clubs in the team competition.

The result was: 1 Hallamshire Harriers (709 points), 2 Lincoln Wellington (574.5), 3 Cleethorpes (493), 4 Scunthorpe (476.5), 5 Longwood Harriers (357), 6 Pontefract (316).

In last Wednesday’s Askern 10k road race, Michael Flaherty finished 61st out of 472, setting a club record for men over 50 with a time of 38 minutes, 45 seconds.

Scott Daly was just one second and one position behind him with 38-46.

David Kidd, improving with every race, made a big enhancement to his personal best with exactly 40 minutes.

Christine McCarthy had another excellent run to finish 16th in the women’s race and second woman over 50 in 42-01.

Terry Minett (44-14), Alan Boyd (45-32) and Darren Evans (47-08) all put in good performances.

Michael Flaherty continued his record breaking form in Saturday’s Pontefract Park Run, setting a club record for the 5K distance for men over 50 with 19 minutes exactly.