All club news will appear on this page. All news prior to January 2021 has been archived.
20th July 2021
Congratulations to Jack Holmes, who won the silver medal in the Junior Boys (Under 15) High Jump at the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Manchester on 11th July 2021. Jack is the first athlete from Pontefract Athletics Club to win a medal at the English Schools Championships.
15th August 2021
Jack won the gold medal in the Under 15 Boys High Jump at the Northern Athletics Track and Field Championships at Hull with a clearance of 1.78 metres.
22nd August 2021
Jack won the gold medal in the Under 15 Boys High Jump at the Yorkshire Track and Field Championships at York, setting a championship best performance with a massive clearance of 1.91 metres. This performance placed him at the top of the UK Rankings in the Under 15 Boys High Jump.
Faye Calvert won the gold medal in the Senior Ladies Discus with 33.13 metres and Faye also won the bronze medal in the Hammer with 41.16 metres. Niamh Atkinson won the silver medal in the Under 17 Ladies Hammer with 28.11 metres and Harrison Carter won the silver medal in the Under 15 Boys Hammer with 24.87 metres. Eleanor Birden won the bronze medal in the Under 20 Ladies 100 metres Hurdles in 19.64 seconds. The club, therefore, won 6 medals at the Yorkshire Championships (2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze).
11th and 12th September 2021
3 of our athletes were selected to represent England in the veterans road running international against the Celtic nations at Richmond Park, London. Christine McCarthy finished 1st in the women's Over 60 Half Marathon in 93 minutes 51 seconds. Rebecca Winter finished 3rd in the Women's Over 35 10K in 36 minutes 56 seconds and Faye Lightowler came 4th in the women's Over 40 Half Marathon in 81 minutes 46 seconds. Congratulations to all 3 of them.
Also on 12th September 2021, Jack Holmes won the Under 15 Boys High Jump in the last meeting of the season in the West Yorkshire Track and Field League, setting a league record of 1.80 metres. Will Carter ended the season as the overall winner of the senior mens division.
21st January 2021
The final positions of the Road Runners 2020 Grand Prix have been finalised and can be found here. We would like to thank all 52 runners who took part in the Grand Prix series of 2020 in all four leagues.
Congratulations go to the following runners:
League 1: Winner - Conor Harrison
League 1: First Female - Alice Smith
League 2: Winner - Alan Boyd
League 2: First Female - Danielle Wilson
League 3: Winner - Tom McMaster
League 3: First Female - Jean Waite
League 4: Winner - Janet Mitchell
League 4: First Male - James Todd.
A big thank you to Chris Whawell and Richard Lord for taking on the organising of this internal club competition from the Summer onwards.