Thursday, 1 September 2011

Glory at Lanarkshire AAA Track & Field Championships 2011

Saturday 27th August, saw the annual Lanarkshire Amateur Athletics Association’s Track and Field Championships being run at the John Wright Running Track in East Kilbride.   This is the Harriers 2nd outing at this Championships with Emma Lawton making her track debut last year at this event.
Emma returned this year to improve on her overall 4th position in the u11 800M in 2010 and the 2011 squad was Emma Lawton, Rachel Johnstone, Louise Brown and Megan Anderson – u11 800M, Kirsty McMonagle – 100M & Long Jump and Emma Campbell – u17 800M.  The two outstanding performances of the day came from the two Emmas’.
Emma Campbell lined up to do the u17 800M alongside Shettleston Harriers and EKAC athletes.  Emma started off well chasing the Shettleston Harrier around the 2 laps of the track trying to close the big gap.  Emma did fantastic to push herself all the way to the finishing line fighting with the EKAC athlete for second place in a time of 2:54 and claiming a Silver medal.  With the bar set next on the track was Emma Lawton hungry to improve her finishing position from last year.
She set off at a cracking pace opening up an early lead and by the first lap she was some 50 metres in the lead with the rest of the field strung out behind her. This decisive lead running paid off for Emma as she maintained this in the second lap and she romped home through the winning tape with a PB time of 2.41.9 minutes beating last year’s time by 20 seconds claiming a Gold medal and Lanarkshire u11 800M Champion title.
Well done to Rachel Johnstone (3:15.9), Louise Brown (3:16.3) and Megan Anderson (3:16.4) having the hard task of running the u11 800M at a fast pace putting the Harriers training to full effect. Tremendous effort from Kirsty McMonagle who broke the mould and made a challenge at the 100M (20:20) & Long Jump (1.92).  Well done Team Calderglen!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to all the Harriers who took part. Great performances and well done.