RECORDS tumbled at the Burnley Schools Athletics Champion-ships with plenty of pupils running and thro-wing faster and further than before.

No fewer than seven ‘new bests’ were set on the track and field at the Seedhill track – in championships set over two days.

The majority of the records came on the track, the best of which came from Blessed Trinity pupil, Tierran Crorken who smashed the existing Boys Year Eight 1500m record by more than 20 seconds, finishing the three-and-a-half lap race in 5mins 2.82secs.

The boys of Blessed Trinity also set a new record in the year eight relay race.

Jake Almond shaved more than a second off the Year Eight boys 200m record, the Shuttleworth pupil finishing in 25.04secs.

It followed his 7th place in the Lancashire finals the previous week.

And Amy Moran showed her class over 800m when the Sir John Thursby pupil followed up her Lancashire victory with a new Burnley best time of 2mins 35.14secs.

Moran’s team-mate, Liam Walsh rewrote the record books in the boys Year 10 400m, crossing the line in 59.32secs.

Elsewhere, Mia Hill of Hameldon demonstrated her ability over middle distance, setting a new girls year seven time of 3mins 2.65secs in the 800m.

And away from the track, Tom O’Sullivan of Shuttleworth leapt to a best ever distance of 10.20m to win the boys year eight triple jump.

Event organiser John Williams, said: “This was my last year as organ-iser and there were some very good displays.”