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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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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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Monday, 10/07/2019
Weekly Roundup – 7th October

As we move in to the final quarter of the year we kick off our reports with plenty of action. On Saturday, five Harriers made their way up in to the Peaks for the Curbar Commotion Fell Race. The 10+ mile/1,400 ft elevation gain course certainly had Autumn condition as a very wet and muddy course added to both the challenge and the fun. We also had a strong showing of the Green-and-Black at local Clumber Park parkrun as 14 harriers took part, including a 5k PB for Shaun Chadwick off 22:14

Moving on to Sunday but staying with muddy fun, we had five senior harriers and three juniors take part in the Offtrac 10 mile run and fun run respectively. A great local run at Tickhill was supplemented with some great success as Charlotte Jones took 2nd place for the ladies, Bryan Cherry gained a top 10 finish and our three juniors took 2nd, 3rd and 5th place in the fun run.

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Tuesday, 10/01/2019
Weekly Roundup – 1st October

In a week where the Berlin Marathon and Bekele made the news for missing a new World Record by an agonising 2 seconds, one of our own was also making his way around Berlin breaking their own records. Tom Shaw managed to grab a place in the 46th edition of this World Marathon Major. Mild temperatures and light winds would have made perfect conditions had the rain held off a little longer. After a successful season of training and couple PB’s to boot, Tom was keen to make the most of a fast day in Berlin and took full advantage, running a well metered effort (running every 5k split between 18:14 and 18:53 to achieve of big marathon PB of 2:37:02, knocking over 7 minutes of his previous best to finish in the top 400 from nearly 45,000 runners. Tom’s achievement is significant not only for his own PB but it also gains him both championship entry in to the London Marathon, and also makes him the first Senior-Male category athlete to achieve a club gold standard for long distance running since the standards were introduced in the early-2000’s, and only the third athlete over all events! An excellent result to mark the end a successful season of road running Tom!

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