If you ever wondered how much it means to the people of Leeds City, to see their athletes competiting and doing well, here are some extracts from WhatsApp conversations in the aftermath of sundays Northern League meet in Cleckheaton:


Person 1: We won again at Cleckheaton today, even with a lot of gaps. Great effort from everyone. People filling gaps and making that last relay team member, made all the difference once again.

Person 2: Without officials points, which we had full I think, we were 22 points clear of Spenborough. Fantastic result once again…

Person 3: Fantastic! Well done Team

Person 4: Brilliant. Well done!!

Person 5: So very pleased to hear this result.

The messages and support kept coming (too many to list here), asking how each other had done, checking in on athletes returning from injury, comparing split times and distances. Photos and videos being swapped, good news stories being told and a general delight to see athletes doing so well.


Below is a list of PBs, records and stats:

Callum Orange, Long Jump, PB- 7.10m.

Mia Thorton, 100m, PB- 13.6 secs.

Jordan Yates, 200m, PB- 23.10 secs.

Aman Ali, 200m, PB- 23.5 secs

Celia De Maria, W40 800m, Club record- 2:42.8 and Discus, PB- 16.91m

Steve Linsell, M55, 800g Javelin, Club record- 29.16m, 7.26k Hammer, PB and club record- 33.14m

Sara Henderson, top individual points scorer, with 32 points, plus a 4 x 100m relay leg!


Keep it going and no doubt confidence will be high going into the next match on 9 July!