Eight-year-old bolts to success

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Eight-year-old Simon Holt has clearly been inspired by the Olympics.

On Sunday, the Lytham St Annes Road Runner added another three medals to his collection at Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde’s open track & field meeting.

The Heyhouses schoolboy got off to a good start in the Under-9s long jump with a personal best of 2.85m.

He then moved on to the track for the 600m to take gold with another PB of 2.06.1.

Then in the 80m, he was again a comfortable winner with yet another PB of 12.9.

A total of 26 senior members contested the last of the summer’s inter-club series at Worden Park, Leyland.

The vet 50s and the women’s team took second places, while overall in the series Lytham’s biggest success came in the vet 60s, who finished in second place.

First back for Lytham was rapidly-improving Joe Greenwood in 17th place in 23.36, just three minutes behind the winner.

Next in and contributing to the open, women’s and vets’ teams was Lytham’s second-claim member Louise Rudd, who finished 26th in a blistering 24.12.

Graham Webster was yet again the leading V60, finishing 36th overall.

Together with Roy Stevens and Bill Lock, the V60s finished third on the night. The V50s also took third place on the night.

Together with Webster and Stevens were Peter Cruse (46th in 25.15) and Steve Quarmby (85th in 27.54).