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Worksop Harriers & AC, founded in 1949, is an athletics club catering for novices and experienced athletes alike. We offer a range of training sessions to cater for all of our members’ requirements, including long runs, short runs, speed work, hill work, track & field sessions, fartlek and cross country. Your training can also be geared towards your specific race goals.

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Tuesday, 02/11/2020
Senior Awards Night – 07-Feb-2020

On Friday 7th February 2020, we held our annual Seniors awards night at Worksop College Golf Course. The event provides an opportunity for the Harriers to come together and celebrate the successes of the 2019 as well as recognise not only running performances but also those that have made significant contributions to both the club and athletics in the community. However, amongst all this we also like to take the opportunity to return something to the local community with our Charity Raffle. This year, our chosen charity was the Crohn’s & Colitis UK, and we are delighted to say we were able to make a contribution of £706 to the fundraising cause.

This year had no shortage of success as we awarded sixteen bronze standards, six and five gold standards. We also awarded prizes for those in each age group for club Grand Prix competition as well as a new for this year Track & Field GP (With thanks to James Charter for collating the scoring. For a full break down of the Grand Prix and Standards awarded, please see the end of this report

On the trophy front, we awarded our GP overall Male & Female Winner (Thomas Shaw & Amy Ogden), Half Marathon (Retford Half Marathon 2019) Male and Female Champions (Thomas Shaw and Samantha Marriott), Gerald Story Trophy (First Harrier home at Gerald Story Run), Paul Marriott. Our Sisters on Sunday Vase to recognise personal achievements was awarded to Rachel Ashworth in recognition of the excellent progress she has made since joining both the SoS and the Worksop Harriers, and the Alan Bowman Trophy (which recognises greatest improvement in Age-Graded Percentage at Clumber Park parkrun was awarded to Anna Maddocks who in 2019 ran a best time of 19:05, achieving a simply incredible age-graded percentage of over 85%!

Our Peter Collier Trophy is awarded not for running performance but in recognition of significant contribution to both running the club and advancement of Athletics in general. This year, it was awarded to Mark Hazlehurst, who in the 50 years since joining Worksop Harriers & AC has worked as parkrun Ambassador (helping to set up park runs across Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire, served as a committee member for both Worksop Harriers & AC as well as Derbyshire Athletics. He has also qualified as a Level 3 Endurance, Track & Field Event official, including photo finish adjudication, serving most recently at the highest level in the European Indoor Championship. Finally, Mark also does works for the UK Anti-Doping Agency helping to ensure fair and just competition.

Finally, our Athlete of the Year was awarded to Emily Race. Despite not getting off to an ideal start to the season, Emily showed great attitude and determination to return to top form, tackling training alongside completing her A-Levels, resulting in a successful defence of her English Schools High Jump Title, as well as achieve England Selection for the Cardiff International. Emily went on to achieve her second national title at the English Schools Heptathlon Championship. Emily has completed her school record with a superb four English Schools Titles (two each at high jump and heptathlon) and now goes on to the next stage of her athletics career with a promising start, having already broken the University of Sheffield 60 m hurdles record, whose alumni include Gold Medal winning Great Britain Heptathlete, Jessica Ennis.

Bronze Standards (16)
Tom McLaren – Bronze – 5km
Chris Duncan –Bronze – 400m
Joel Kerrigan – Bronze – Marathon
Savannah Storey – Bronze – Triple Jump
Emily Race – Bronze – Shot Put
Caroline McGinley – Bronze – 400m, 10miles
Jack Feris – Bronze – 200m, Long Jump
Sally Bulmer – Bronze – 5km, 10km
Jake Charters – Bronze – 800m, 1500m
Bryan Cherry – Bronze – 400m, 5km, Half Marathon

Silver Standards (6)
Jack Feris – Silver – 100m
Charlotte Jones – Silver – 10 miles
Caroline McGinley – Silver – 800m, 10km
Savannah Storey – Silver – 400m, Long Jump (Represented Notts in the English Schools T & F Champs)

Gold Standards (5)
Tracey West – Gold – Half Marathon (13 minutes faster than time required for the Gold standard)

Amy Ogden – Gold Marathon (3:15, beating the Gold standard by almost 6 minutes)
Tom Shaw – Gold Marathon (2:37 & first time for many years that we have had a runner in the 2.30’s)
Emily Race – Gold – Long Jump, High Jump (English Schools Champion for the second consecutive year)

Grand Prix Winner – Age Groups

Ladies
Senior – Charlotte Rushby
V35 – Samantha Marriott
V40 – Amy Ogden
V45 – Pamela Brooks
V50 – Caroline McGinley
V55 – Sally Staveley
V60 – Gillian Shepherd

Men
Senior – Tom Shaw
V40 – Stuart McLuskie
V45 – Jim Staveley
V50 – Christopher Duncan
V55 – John Harrison
V60 – John Hewitt
V65 – Peter Fendley
V70 – Roy Turner

Track & Field Grand Prix Awards

Emily Race (Senior) – 396 points
Kerry Dickinson (Masters) – 74 points
Jake Charters (Senior) – 303 points
Chris Duncan (Masters) – 193 points

Special mention goes to Savannah Storey who achieved a massive contribution of 304 points, enough to win the compeition in most years, had she not have been in compeition with Emily. However, a special mention is deserved to round of a superb season of improvements and achievements!

Monday, 12/02/2019
Kind words from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

A good news story for today (02-Dec-2019) as we recently received this letter from the Lincs & Notts Air ambulance charity thanking all for the work to raise £324 from the Worksop Half Marathon. Well done to all those who contributed and helped! The Worksop Harriers & AC are proud to support causes such as the L&NAA and are happy to provide a contribution to their on-going work!

Monday, 10/14/2019
Weekly Roundup – 14th October

In a weekend that saw some of most incredible running ever seen, Worksop’s finest were out doing their own incredible thing! Nearly 40 Harriers got together to both run and support the logistics of running the Round Rotherham Run and Relay. Starting in Wath-upon-Dearne, the RRR is a 50 mile undulating self-navigated course taking in all manner of trails as it heads around Rotherham, down through Rother Valley, to Harthill, Woodsetts and Carlton-in-Lindrick (just dodging Worksop!) and then back to the start via Firbeck, Maltby and Mexborough. The run can be run in a variety of formats including relay teams but our first dose of kudos goes to three brave entrants who tackled the full 50 mile route, map reading, mud, hills and all! Stuart McCluskie, Kerry Dickinson and Sarah Morgan all started promptly at 6 am to undertake one of their biggest challenges yet after a long season of training that included plenty of ‘recce runs’ of the stages to make sure they would know the routes well, even with the fatigue of many miles in them! Stuart McCluskie completed the course in 11 hours and 40 minutes where as Kerry and Sarah smashed their original 15-16 hour prediction, maintaining a good pace and high spirits right to the end to finish in 13 hours and 8 minutes. As if the ladies running wasn’t impressive enough, they even manage to head down to the Sisters on Sunday running group the next day to help with the session, which Sarah especially would point out this was special, as she actually started running with this very group going from couch-to-5km, through to joining the Harriers and now on to Ultra’s. A superb demonstration of where you can reach if you just take that first step!

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