About Us

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.

Worksop Harriers & AC is a registered charity with the Charity Commission, registration no. 1188378.

Latest news

Tuesday, 04/07/2020
Updated statement on Northern T&F and Covid-19

Further to the previous post regarding the cancellation of the first two Northern T&F Events of 2020, the league has now taken the decision to cancel the season in its entirety. The full statement can be read below. Sorry to any Athletes who had put their hopes of making progress in this this year!

NORTH OF ENGLAND TRACK AND FIELDS LEAGUE STSTEMENT TO MEMBER CLUBS

To All Club Contacts

The management committee has been following the current crisis with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely. 

Having had communications from both the government and our governing bodies, your league management have come to the conclusion that it would be prudent to cancel all of the matches in the league for 2020..

This decision hasn’t been taken lightly.

  • We have constantly been monitoring government guidelines and communications from our governing bodies.
  • Clubs were asked about this in a recent email and the vast majority of replies were in agreement with the league management committee over this crisis..
  • Schools and colleges are closed until September
  • We have also taken into account our officials. Many are over 70 or have underlying health issues which means they have to self-isolate themselves for at least 12 weeks. This date would take us to mid-June anyway.
  • There are doubts over when stadia will be re-opening
  • Having lost 2 matches already, it is clear that the last two matches needed to be considered.
  • Making this decision means clubs can hopefully cancel any travel arrangements or track bookings without any loss of monies.
  • All league subscription fees will be carried over into 2021.

If the restrictions are removed before the dates of our matches, it will allow some clubs to put on open meetings on those dates, so that athletes have a path back into sport without too much stress being put on them through league competition.

Alan Johnson

Secretary

North of England Track and Field League

Tuesday, 03/31/2020
Covid-19 Statement and Northern T&F League 2020

For the information of all athletes interested in competing in the T&F League 2020, the current position (as of 31-Mar-2020) is below. We will update when we hear more:

To All main Team Contacts

Following the directive sent out by England Athletics and endorsed by all home countries moving the date for no training or competitions back to May 31st,

the league management have decided that it would be wise to cancel the second round matches due on Sunday June 7th June.


This decision hasn’t been taken lightly.


Having now lost 2 matches already, it is clear that the last two matches now need to be considered.

The management committee believe that at this point we should cancel the whole season as it is obvious that things are not going to improve quickly.

Schools are likely closed until September. Officials over 70 and those with under lying health issues have been told to self isolate for initially 12 weeks.

This would take us to mid-June anyway so officials are likely to be an issue as well.


Once things start improving restrictions are not going to be relaxed en bloc, it will be gradual relaxation of the restrictions.

Stadia I have heard from don’t expect to open until the end of July at the earliest.

If we do cancel the season, then any fees already paid will be carried over into 2021. 

If we do have the last 2 matches, if possible, there would be no promotion and relegation, no division one playoff match and bear in mind the League is likely to be restructured in 2021.

If any clubs have comments to make please direct them back to myself and Terry Bailey

Alan Johnson

Secretary

NoE T&F League

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!

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