Start Fitness Northern Indoor Open Meeting

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We had three athletes competing here and for two of them this was their first ever competition so were both really nervous.
Dolores Smyth who has only been training once a week on a Monday has heaps of talent and after this hopefully we can persuade her to make it twice per week. Going in the Under 13 Girls 60m and 150m and running some pretty impressive times especially on the shorter distance. Well done Dolly.
Next was Jessica Barnett who has only been training 4/5 months now. Jessica has been working really hard and has made huge amounts of progress since she first came down the track. If you would have said to Jessica and her parents she will be racing at the EIS by December they would have laughed at you. Going in the Under 15 Girls 60m and 150m she held her own and ran two respectable times. Well done Jess ….
Next up was Harry Roffey going in the Under 17 Men’s 600m – Don’t really need to say a lot about this performance. Harry was the fastest Under 17 athlete on the day. This was a new Team Russell record and is almost where we need to be to put Harry on target for making that English Schools Track Championships in the summer. A hard 3/4 months working on that endurance now will hopefully see Harry run some fast times over 800m in the summer.
Well done everyone …..

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