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posted 25 Aug 2014, 12:13 by Spen A.C.   [ updated 25 Aug 2014, 12:13 ]
Spenborough's senior athletics team travelled to Warrington for the fourth and final round of the Northern Athletics division three fixture. The men's distance runners performed well. Twin brothers Kevin (pictured) and Ian Ogden won the 5000 meter 'A' and 'B' races and in the 1500 meters Joshua Woodcock-Shaw was second in the 'A' race with Ryan Dransfield finishing 1st in the 'B' race. However in the women's distance races it was left to team manager Amanda Pearson to be our only representative in the 1500 meters and no one in the 3000m. Amanda also ran the 800 with Molly Flannery. Sprinter Erin Newsome took advantage of the warm sunny conditions on the unusual blue track winning the women's 100 and 200 meters races. Veteran athlete Keith McGhie defied his 55 years to record fine performances of 27.4 for the 200 meters, 57.3 in the 400m and 67.0 for the 400 meter hurdles. Glen Aspindle and Caius Lee performed well in the jumps with Caius coming second in the pole vault. However we were missing athletes in many events and it was such a contrast to the performances and happy feeling of the final match last season at Stockport when we were promoted. It is surprising that we finished fourth of the six teams on the day and have ended the season third in the league. While this is a good result following promotion last season as athletes in a club we do have some obligation to provide competition for athletes in other clubs.

Spen Athlete - Kevin Ogden