THE senior track and field section of Bingley Harriers finished off their athletics season with a bang, winning the fourth and final round of the Northern League and clinching a promotion place to Division Two.

There was also a club record performance in the triple jump from Under-23 athlete Joanna Lawler-Rhodes, whose enormous leap of 11.78m placed her 11th in the country for her age category.

On the day, crucially, it helped to keep Bingley in the lead, ensuring that they won the match overall and secured that promotion place.

Needing a top two finish from the six clubs in the division, Bingley's athletes turned up to Thornes Park Stadium in Wakefield in great form.

Consistency across the first three rounds had kept Bingley in contention for a promotion spot, but the table was tight at the top with fierce competition from both Scunthorpe and Skyrac Athletics Clubs.

What was needed was a huge team effort across all events and Bingley could not afford to slip up in any area, as this could potentially have handed an opportunity to a rival club.

As the day got underway, Bingley started strongly and at around the halfway mark, it was announced that they had a narrow lead in the standings for the match.

Everyone knew that it was going to be close though and nobody wanted to let a hint of complacency into their minds. Fortunately for Bingley, their advantage never disappeared.

The success of the senior teams was mirrored by the junior section of the club, who also achieved promotion in the Youth Development League.

These achievements are testament to the coaches and the hard work that they put in as well as the athletes, who make up only a small section of what is a large and friendly club.