Wright result for BWFAC’s Bev

Bev Wright competing in the Preston 10 Mile race
Bev Wright competing in the Preston 10 Mile race
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Again, it was a quiet week for Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC on the competitive front.

It was a cold, but dry, day for the 35th Preston 10-mile race held on the roads and lanes around Hutton.

Bev Wright had a good run, completing the 10 miles in 70:27 to finish sixth lady and first Vet 55. Team-mate Rick Pinches was 254th in 82:57.

With Lytham Hall’s parkrun cancelled due to a craft fair at the park, Lucy and Michelle Tickle travelled to the Preston parkrun.

They ran round together, with Lucy finishing in 23:53 and 23:55. Lucy also ran the 2K junior parkrun the next day and finished first in 8:13.

In the Northern Police League Fixture, held at Dalmaine in Cumbria, Laura Lawler was sixth and second in her age category with 42:59.

Several BWFAC athletes finished the season with high positions in the UK 2016 rankings.

Katy Wyper won 200m gold and 100m in the Northern Championships, ensuring qualification for the British Championships, while also running for the England gold medal-winning relay team at the Manchester International.

At the end of the season Wyper was ranked 26th in the senior women’s 100 metres and 35th in the 200 metre rankings.

Ash Colvin is ranked 76th in the Under-20s women’s rankings.

Under-15 athlete Jasmine Carey has impressed in the pole vault, winning bronzes in the England and Scottish Championships as well as finishing the season ranked sixth in the UK Under-15s girls’ rankings.

Team-mate Kirsty Rushton finished 11th in the UK pole vault rankings.

In the throws, Mollie Mason is ranked 58th in the Under-17s women’s hammer rankings, while Erin Webbe is 47th in the Under-15s girls’ hammer.

Elsewhere, Louis Walker is 69th in the Under-20s men’s javelin and Natasha Webster 76th in the Under-15s girls’ javelin.

Isaac Towers had a superb season, qualifying for the Rio Paralympics and finishing fifth in the 800m final.

At the end of the season, he finished top of the UK rankings for the Wheelchair T34 category in the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,500m and 5,000m as well as fourth in the 100m.

George Fox had a successful season, winning medals in several championships, and is ranked second in the T37 category for both the 100m and 200m.

Those performances were good preparation for qualifying for the Tokyo Paralympics in four years’ time.