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posted 1 Jun 2016, 08:39 by Spen A.C.
Spenborough's senior athletes gave a good account of themselves in the first athletics meeting of the season at the Princess Mary Stadium on Saturday 7th May. However the step up to division two of the Northern Athletics League will be a challenge and the team finished fifth of the six teams. It was in the field events where the Spenborough athletes preformed well with new members Darren and Fiona Thomas gaining valuable points. Darren won the discus and 'B' shot and came second in the hammer throw. Fiona won the women's shot and placed second in the 'B' hammer and discus throws. Nick Crimmen won the shot putt. Other throwers performing well were Charlotte Bell and Linda North who finished third in the hammer and discus throws respectively. Jake Darby won the 'B' hammer. Preparing for decathlons later in the summer Glenn Aspindle enjoyed a busy afternoon placing second in the pole vault and high jump and third in the javelin and long jump. Jason Newall also had a busy afternoon doing maximum number of events and contributing valuable points for the team. In the middle distance events Paul Davis (1500m), Simon Bolland (800m), Kevin Ogden (5000m) and Mollie Flannery (women's 800m) all placed third in their respective events. The next match is at Whitehaven in Cumbria on 5th June.
Holmfirth      379
Blackpool     374
Bolton          363
Seaton         323
Spenborough 301
Trafford         233

On Sunday 8th May leading Spenborough distance runner Joe Sagar placed fifth in the Leeds Half Marathon in a time of 73 minutes 40 seconds.

Pictures Nick Crimmen, shot putt winner
Joe Sagar (9861) at the start of the Leeds Half Marathon