Monthly Archives: February 2012
Special Olympics Worthing took 2 teams to Portsmouth on Saturday to take part in the National Sporthall event where they competed against 15 teams from across the UK.
Being the first event of the season many of the team were quite nervous especially our six new athletes who were competing for the first time. They had no need as they got off to a good start and were soon clocking up personal bests. At the half way stage the ‘A’ team were lying in 3rd place and all athletes were enjoying the very noisy atmosphere. The competition finished with the relay events where double points were up for grabs, and the team were particularly keen to make amends in an event where they slipped up last year. Whilst the ‘B’ team had some nervous changeovers the ‘A’ team were flying, coming home in an excellent time to secure 2nd place in the competition.
1st – Bournemouth – 204pts
2nd – Worthing ‘A’ – 162pts
3rd – Isle of Wight – 154pts
(Our ‘B’ team finished in 8th position)
All members, partners and parents are invited to attend our 2012 Awards Dinner and Disco taking place on Saturday 2nd June at The Charmandean:
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Book your Place
£25 for a three course meal. To confirm your place please email Laura Duke on firstname.lastname@example.org with your menu choices (click here to view menu options). Cheques should be made payable to Worthing Harriers and given to Laura Duke or Gavin Stephens on club nights.
Awards and Disco
Those attending just the awards presentation and disco should arrive at 8.30pm. Please still confirm your attendance by emailing Laura Duke on email@example.com.
Please confirm your place early, it makes the job of organising so much easier!
It was a busy weekend around the county with the final cross country league at Lancing Manor and several Harriers running the Brighton Half Marathon.
Saturday brought a nice return to form for Lauren Bourne still in the U17′s age group, looking very strong to win the Senior Womens race from fellow Harrier Sharon Elder. The two Harriers had an excellent battle around the hilly 5K course and are both coming into some nice form for the upcoming track season.
In the vet mens categories Pete Lay retained his V50 league title with Paul Bond taking the V40 and Alan Clarke 2nd in the V60. Well done to all our cross country runners, there has been some excellent running throughout the winter.
Sunday brought fine running conditions for the Brighton Half Marathon. There was a good show of green vests and several PB performances.
Leading the 7,427 finishers was our own Matthew Dumigan racing in his duel club vest (Swansea Harriers) winning in a time of 1:08:41. The ever improving Henry Teague-Smith, was the first official Harrier with another great performance in his first Half Marathon.
This was also the first Half Marathon and longest ever run for several of our “new to distance running” Harriers who all dug deep to achieve some very respectable times, well done Team Green!
(These times were adjusted by the race organisers to take into account the 0.4m course discrepancy)
Matthew Dumigan 1:08:41
Henry Teague-Smith 1:21:29
Daniel Bradford 1:24:47
John Morrey 1:31:34
Elizabeth Fairs 1:42:42
Darren Lodge 1:43:29
Angela Hibbin 1:46:53
David Sidonio 1:47:49
Sharla Elder 1:48:20
Laura Bedson 1:55:15
Chris Stapleton 1:58:49
Carolyn Eva 2:03:02
Graham Morrey 2:04:58
Sue Smith 2:13:47
Anne Morrey 2:14:08
Emma Furnell 2:23:13
June Pope 2:24:49
Caroline Fenton 2:24:49
Carolyn Poppeliers 2:28:32
Louise Fairs 2:28:42
Theodaro Lawlan 2:34:43
Emma has added a huge 6cm to her high jump PB to bring home a silver in the Aviva UK Trials, clearing 1.89cm on her first attempt Emma now has Olympic qualifying firmly in her sights. Well done Emma a fantastic start to 2012, and a bit of a scare for Jessica Ennis!