VAULT MANCHESTER 2015
Fechin Mc Cormick and Andy Byres
Vault Manchester, which is a ‘pole vault only’ competition, had its tenth competition at Sportcity at the weekend. It welcomed a record 105 British vaulters making it the best ever and the biggest ever held in the UK. They competed throughout the day on nine pools and three beds amidst a fantastic atmosphere of great music all day and a large number of enthusiastic supporters. One-third third of all the vaulters set lifetime best performances PB’s). There was also a M50 British record and a fifty year age gap between the oldest and youngest vaulter!
Andy Byres, the organiser over the past five years, father of Katie, third highest female vaulter in the UK of all time and still only 21! The large number of Sale Harriers pole vaulted who took part were..........
Andrew Sutcliffe jumped a Seasons best of 5.42 for Silver in the Elite competition.
Matilda Waters jumped a new PB of 3.02 to win Gold in U15 Girls. Coached by Matt Cullen.
Matt Cullen 4.82
Joshua Mouland 3.82
Paul Walker, 5th CWG Games for Wales last year 5.02
Liam Yarwood U23, new to Sale 4.92
Zavia Hill, SW 3.12
Sarah McKeever, U23W, Seasons best 3.57
David Campbell, U20M attempted a new PB, but cleared 4.02
Lewis Hannan, U20M 4.07
Ebbie Danson-Chappell, U20W a new PB of 3.22
Chloe Doggett U20W, whose father took the excellent pictures (2.77)
Georgia Pickles, U20W 3.42
Ella Mckie-Crane, U17W new PB of 2.27
Annie Williams U17W, 3.22
Lucie Wolfenden, first competition ever finished with 1m 92
No vaulter had competed in all ten but Zavia Hill and Andy Sutcliffe did compete in the first one ten years ago.
A presentation was made to Jack Frost club coach, treasurer and official, as one of only two officials that have attended all ten Vault Manchester competitions. It was also really good to see Julien Raffalli, nationally recognised former club pole-vaulting coach, who was one of the original team that started the event ten years ago. Thanks to Tim Doggett, father of Chloe, who has provided all the website photos. Why not log onto http://vaultmanchester.com/vm15-results-and-report.html for more information.
Posted 01/02/2015 15:23