Bourne Town Harriers held it’s annual junior club championship at the Bourne Grammar School on Saturday.
This year’s event was organized as a quadrathon in which each athlete was invited to take part in four events, 1500m, long jump, discus and 100m.
This gave each athlete a test of their abilities across a wide range of skills and disciplines.
In very warm conditions, a total of 24 athletes completed the full quadrathon with a further five concentrating on individual events.
The overall winner of the 1500m was club stalwart Bethany Howells whose time of 5:43 was a mere second faster than Matthew Colman who finished as runner up. Elin James was third in 6:06.
The long jump was won by Ben Jagger with an impressive jump of 4.80m. He was followed by Sam Hare who jumped 4.63m, with Callum Scane third with 3.99m.
The discus was won by Ben Jagger with a throw of 26.47m. Joshua Stone was second with a throw of 17.20m and Jasmine Hammond a very impressive third with a throw of 16.96m.
The final event of the day, the 100m, was won by Sam Hare in a very fast time of 13.17 seconds. Sam was closely followed by Joshua Stone in 13.44 seconds. In third was Billie Coster in a time of 14.61.
In the quadrathon, Maisie Brownlow was first in the under-11 girls category followed by her sister Alice in second. Lewis Jackson was the winner of the under-11 boys.
Jasmine Hammond was the deserved winner of the girls under-13 category, followed by Victoria Goode and Elin James who finished equal second. Daniel Lawrance and Matthew Colman were joint winners in the under-13 boys event.
In the girls under-15 competition, Alex Stubley was the winner. Molly Bennet was a close second and Abi Cooper third. In the boys event Joshua Stone and Callum Scane were joint winners.
Bethany Howells was the girls under-17 winner whilst Sam Hare won the boys under-17 event, with Ben Jagger second.
Other athletes who performed with great credit were Olivia Scane, Ellie Cooper, Lauren Camamile, Lauren Baldwin, Tim Schousten, Holly Fretwell and Jess Ewells
l The annual Grimsthorpe Castle 10k race (and 3k fun) will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.
The event, organised byBourne Town Harriers AC, forms part of the Grimsthorpe Festival and all entrants to the 10k race will be given free entry to the festival. In addition, one accompanying guest will be able to attend the festival for just £3.
The races take place in the picturesque grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle a few miles north of Bourne on the A151 towards Colsterworth. The races are open to all.
The fun run is particularly suitable for families as athletes from the age of seven (with appropriate supervision) are allowed to compete. The 10k race usually attracts competitors from across England in addition to a strong field of local runners.
For more details visit www.bournetownharriers.org