Youngsters wrap up Grand Prix series

The junior harriers.
The junior harriers.

Alnwick Harriers Juniors: NOTAN Athletics Grand Prix, Churchill Fields, Whitley Bay

It was the final meeting in a five match athletics Grand Prix series at Churchill Fields on Sunday.

The young athletes have been participating since early April in this fun event organised by NOTAN (North of Tyne Athletic Network).

Four boys and four girls represented the club admirably and achieved great success.

In the long jump, both Ollie Telfer (3.71m) and Millie Breese (3.07m) established new club records to win their categories.

Lauren Brown, Year 4, won the girls’ 600m in a good time of 2:09 and Millie won the 75m sprint.

In the boys’ 800m, both Ollie and Max Breese ran close to personal bests to finish second and third in the Year 6 category.

In the Howler throw, the Batleys won the Years 5 and 4 categories. Ailsa threw 24.7m and brother Gregor Batley 29.8m. Finlay Telfer and Lauren Brown were runners-up both with pb throws of 25.13m and 19.85m.

Lydia Smith completed her second athletics’ meeting finishing just outside the top three in all her events. She has grown in confidence and will do brilliantly next year.

The final results for the series were:

Year 4: 1 Millie Breese; 3 Lauren Brown; 2 Finlay Telfer; 3 Gregor Batley.

Year 6: 2 Ollie Telfer; 3 Max Breese.

Well done to all the athletes who took part this season – they were great and had a fantastic time.

Also a special thank-you to all their parents who supported them and NOTAN for hosting such a super event.