Monthly Archives: January 2011
A bright January morning brought over 500 runners to a sunny but chilly Worthing promenade for the annual Lido 4 Fun Run.
The 1 mile junior race was a close battle between Harriers Ollie Graveson and Jack Woods with Ollie just winning the finish line sprint in 5mins 42secs. Imogen Marshall also a Harrier wasn’t far behind and first finisher in the girls race with a time of 6mins 13secs. Well done to all the junior runners, some of which were enjoying their first competitive run along Worthing seafront.
The senior race was also a very tight finish between two Harriers. Mark Burchett just holding off the challenge of Martin Footman in a long sprint to the line, to win in 20mins 50secs. A fine time, taking into account the brisk headwind on the return to the finish. Adam Stainsby made it an all Harriers top three finishing in 21mins 17 secs.
In the Ladies Race Julie Briggs of Arena 80 continued her strong form on the road and country finishing in 22mins 48secs. With Harriers Rachel Ogden second in 23mins 15secs and Becca Moore third in 23mins 50secs. read more…
A small contingent of young Harriers travelled to Parliament Hill Fields on Hampstead Heath last Saturday to compete in the Southern Cross Country Championships. The races, covering all the age groups from Under 13s to Senior Men and Women, attracted 4,747 entries from athletic clubs across the South, although only 2,540 turned up and finished. Perhaps the bitterly cold and treacherous conditions kept some away, but those who did compete, had a good, albeit gruelling, day’s racing.
An interesting short interview with Frank Horwill, founder of the British Milers Club.
Members of the Type 2B sprint squad at Worthing Harriers have been flying the flag for Great Britain.
Sophia Warner set a new 100m European record and PB of 17.71 for a bronze medal at the World IPC championships in New Zealand running into a 2.4 headwind! In the 200m it was a silver medal for Sophia in another European record time of 37.04secs, to take 2.5secs off her PB. Sophia’s success at the championships has secured funding to aid her in preparations for London 2012.
Meanwhile Kelly Denyer flys to Utah USA on Wednesday with the GB Bobsleigh team to compete in the Junior World Champs in Park City. Kelly back from a bobsleigh injury spent last week competing in Europe on the renowned Cresta Run in St Moritz. Best of luck in Utah Kelly, and remember to keep your head down!
There was a wide range of Harriers in action at Lancing Manor last Saturday, when the club hosted the Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships and the Sussex Masters Cross Country Championships. Both events, sponsored by Brooks, had been relocated for varying reasons – the Schools from Stanmer Park, where access to the venue is suffering from the ongoing development of the new Falmer Football Stadium, and the Masters from Dene Park, Horsham, where the event was cancelled last month due to the waterlogged course.
The Schools’ races went first and it was noticeable that, although no individual awards were won by club members, the leading runners from local schools were mainly young Harriers. read more…