Talia represents Northumberland at Schools’ Athletics
On Friday and Saturday, Alnwick Junior Harrier Talia Thompson represented Northumberland and the Duchess’s Community High School at the English Schools’ Athletics Championship.
The competition is the fourth largest athletics event in the world and is where the best athletes from each county in England compete for top prizes.
Entry to the event is by virtue of athletes being selected by County Team Managers. They not only have to be the best in their region but meet the very high qualifying standards set out by the English Schools’ Athletics Association. The annual event was held this year at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.
Although Talia did not quite manage to match her usual exceptional standard in the shot put, she still threw well, gained valuable experience and represented her county admirably.
Talia is the first Alnwick Junior Harrier to qualify for the Championship.
Druridge Bay parkrun results – 6 Phil Hall 20:03; 7 Ian Simon 20:09; 9 Paul Wilkie 20:53 PB; 12 Harris Hall 21:21 PB; 14 David Barnes 21:29; 16 Tony Jackson 21:45; 17 Sarah Gray 21:47 (1st female); 41 Mel Steer 23:53; 52 Christopher Atwell 24:47; 56 Philip Lee 25:05; 63 Chris Stewart 25:30; 64 Mark Latham 25:32; 81 Peter Embleton 26:33; 97 Eleanor Heeley 27:21; 98 George Williams 27:27; 103 Karen Leeson 27:44; 122 John Ross 29:05; 143 Rebecca Heeley 30:43.
Pastures parkrun – 10 Lee Hope 22:17; 14 Lisa Baston 22:50 (2nd female); 16 3 Alice Tetley-Paul 23:37 (3rd female); 58 19 Linda Patterson 32:41.
Entrants to this year’s 40th Northumberland Coastal Run should all now be in receipt of their numbers for this Sunday's race.
Please follow the guidance given, especially regarding using someone else’s number, parking and checking in with marshals.
There is a 3 hour 15 minute cut off point this year. If you believe you are going to take longer than this please contact the Race Director ([email protected]) about starting an hour earlier.
For more information, including start times, prize list, contact details and how racing under someone else’s number is forbidden, visit www.alnwickharriers.co.uk