A FATHER and son duo from Blackburn Harriers were in the medals in Sunday’s rain-swept Mid Lancs Track and Field League event at Hyndburn.

Paul Wilkinson landed the senior men’s javelin crown (30.23 metres) and finished second in the discus (19.20m), behind Pendle AC’s Alan Plumb (27.47m) who also won the hammer (31.97m), while his son Oliver Wilkinson bagged an U13s boys double by winning the discus (13.88m) and javelin (20.97m).

The Wilkinsons were not the only local athletes to shine at the second league match of the season.

Jason Conchie raced to victories in the senior men’s 100m (11.1 seconds) and 200m (23.3secs) heats while his Hyndburn AC clubmate Stephen Summer won his 200m heat (23.6secs).

There was also sprint success for Blackburn Harriers’ Michael Angland in the second 100m heat (11.9secs).

Matthew Dutton powered to 1,500m gold (4mins 38.4secs) while his Pendle AC clubmate James Blackburn triumphed in the long jump (6.19m) and triple jump (12.65m).

Hasnain Ehsan was an U17s men’s winner in the 100m (11.9secs) and 400m (55.6secs) heats.

Another Hyndburn AC member, Matthew Roberts, won a 100m heat (11.5secs), as did Blackburn Harriers’ Jake Almonol (23.2secs).

Luke Thompson grabbed 800m gold (2mins 5.2secs) as did his Pendle AC clubmate James Marchant in the 1,500m (4mins 24.4secs).

There was further reason to cheer for Pendle AC in the U15s boys 200m as Joe Lonsdale powered to first place in his heat (24.7secs).

Hyndburn AC’s Tom Entwistle won his 200m heat (26.4secs) while Burnley AC’s Leon Stubbs leapt to top spot in the high jump (1.55m).

Blackburn Harriers duo Cameron Massey and Jacob Roberts were the winners of the shot (9.65m) and hammer (33.26m) respectively.

Harvey Griffin, of Hyndburn AC, claimed pole position in the U13s boys 1,500m (5mins 7.8secs) while Oscar Radcliffe, of Rossendale Harriers, was the convincing winner of the long jump (4.19m).

Hyndburn AC’s Ellen Sagar-Hesketh won the senior women’s 800m (2mins 3.22secs) and long jump (4.71m).

Her clubmate Emma Duckworth was first past the post in one of the U17s women’s 100m heat (13.6secs) while Burnley AC’s Hannah Morrell rounded the 1,500m in first place (6mins 44.3secs).

Wins also went the way of Pendle AC’s Leah Hillman in the shot (11.09m) and the javelin (36.89m), Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club’s Holly Brookes in the discus (17.96m), and Blackburn Harriers’ Rebecca Orrell in the hammer (46.46m PB).

There were U15s girls wins for Hyndburn AC’s Charlie Coy in the 200m heats (28.6secs), Rossendale Harriers’ Sarah Longshaw in the 300m heats (48.1secs), and Burnley AC’s Lydia Stanfield in the discus (15.59m).

Eloise Littlefair, of Blackburn Harriers, won the U13s girls shot with a personal best throw of 8.56m.

Pendle AC’s Ruby Schofield won the 200m heats (30.5secs) and Alex Baker won the discus (15.95m).