BWFAC’s Japp continues to make a good impression

Emily Japp again impressed for Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC
Emily Japp again impressed for Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC
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Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC fielded a strong ladies’ team as the Northern Àthletics Road Relay Men’s 6 Stage and Women’s 4 Stage Championships were held at a showery Sportcity.

Emily Japp led them off in the first leg and was first back to the change after completing her 5,400m in 16:44, 16 seconds ahead of the next lady.

Japp is in the form of her life, having won all bar one individual race for the senior track and field team in the North of England League.

She also ran the fastest time at the North West Relays three weeks ago.

That time proved to be the second fastest of the day, beaten only by Warrington AC’s Harriet Knowle-Jones, (16:30).

The youngest member of the team, 17-year-old Annie Bradshaw, took over and although she is primarily an 800m runner, she completed the second leg in 20:05.

She was followed by Laura Gilderdale (20:47), before Anastasia Bligh brought the team home with a time of 21:15 for a total of 1:18:52 and 20th place.

Several from BWFAC competed in the Fleetwood Triathlon with a 400m swim, 20,000m cycle and 5,000m run.

Andy Woodward was fourth overall, Molly Betmead second lady and first junior lady, ahead of mother Caroline, who was third lady and second female vet.

Christine Brook was eighth lady, Michelle Tickle 13th, Deborah Terras 35th and Ellen McLachlan 70th lady.

Andrew Simm posted a PB of 19:30 in 22nd place in the Lancaster 5K, while BWFAC club president Howard Henshaw was 175th in 32:47 in the 5K at the Preston Festival of Running.

Last week’s Lytham Hall Parkrun was attended by Peter Singleton (21:18), Michelle Tickle (23:02), Imogen Reader (23:14), Maisie Rogers (25:22), David Twizell (26:43), Bernard Singleton (27:49), Minnie Rogers (29:06), Bob Massey (29:17) and Howard Henshaw (31:11).