BOLTON Harriers athletes took to the indoor stage recently and did not disappoint as they returned a host of personal-best times.

Under-13 Matilda Hall was the first competitor of the day and was one of a number of indoor debutants.

But she did not disappoint with a huge PB in the long jump of 4m 31. She followed this up equalling her PB in the high jump with a clearance of 1m 35.

Next up were the speed merchants in the 60m where senior Ben To equalled his PB, coming third in the fastest heat in a time of 7.16secs, setting him up nicely for the Northern Championships in January.

U17 Vincent Worthington, also making his debut, finished second in his heat in a fantastic time of 7.84.

Also in the u17 age group, it was a first competition for Kennedy Lawson and despite her nerves about using starting blocks for the first time she powered through in 8.47.

In the u15s, there were four Bolton female athletes - Cherie Ufuoma, Summer Eden and two u13s stepping up an age group.

First up was Cherie, who competed at the English Schools in the summer.

Running over 60m for the first time, she ran 8.17 which qualifies her for the EA national championships in February.

Next up was Summer who powered to second place in her heat in a time of 8.40.

The two U13 competitors - Allyssia May and Matilda Hall - lined up in the same race and both ran fantastic races with Allyssia finishing first in 8.43 and Matilda second in 8.63.

Jonny Kay opened up his indoor campaign hoping to emulate his bronze medal at the British Championships in 2020.

This year, he was racing over 600m and finished strongly in a time of 1:20, setting himself up nicely for the rest of the indoor season.

Last up were the 300m races, where Hannah Kelly and Olivia Kimbowa competed in the senior women’s event.

Hannah, who has hopes of competing at the Commonwealth games in 2022, ran the quickest female time of the day by nearly a second in 39.86.

Olivia ran close to her indoor PB with a time of 42.18.

In the u15s Isobel Oxley, also making her debut, ran a controlled race and smashed her PB coming home in 46.13.