Harriers on their toes for pentathlon

Sophie Bronze, Alexander Tait, Owen Davidson and Peter Skirrow (with their medals/ trophy)
Sophie Bronze, Alexander Tait, Owen Davidson and Peter Skirrow (with their medals/ trophy)

FOUR multi-eventers from Alnwick Harriers competed against the region’s elite at the North Eastern Counties AA Open Pentathlon on Sunday at Gateshead International Stadium.

The U13s were the first to race at the event which incorporated the North Eastern Counties AA Championships.

Alexander Tait won his 60m hurdle race with an impressive Grade Four Standard 10.91 seconds for the opening event.

And in their third event, teammate U13 Owen Davidson took precious points in the shot putt when he finished second.

In the U15 competition, less than half a second separated the 60m hurdlers and Peter Skirrow’s 11.18 seconds earned him valuable points.

In her second event of the morning, U15 Sophie Bronze stole the show, jumping a massive personal best and Grade Three Standard 1m48cm in the high jump.

In the open competition, Alexander Tait finished second overall and he won the NECAA competition, with an awesome GradeTwo Standard 1424pts.

Owen Davidson finished second in the NECAA competition. Peter Skirrow finished fifth in the open competition and fourth in the NECAA competition.

With personal bests in all of her events, Sophie Bronze finished sixth in the open competition and third in the NECAA competition, with a Grade Four Standard 2329pts.

All standards are welcome to join Alnwick Harriers. Our junior section meets 6pm at Lindisfarne Sports Centre on Thursdays for sprints, throws and jumps training and 4.15-5.15pm at the Duchess’s High School on Fridays for high jump training. The Tuesday endurance training is currently over-subscribed. www.alnwickharriers.co.uk.