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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.

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

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Monday, 05/09/2022
Week 18 Round-up

We start this weeks round up with success at the British University & College Sports Athletics. Emily jumped 1.77m in the Ladies High Jump at the national competition to take the Bronze Medal, just 3 cm shy of her lifetime PB!
On to this week and some great turn outs at a couple of local events. On Wednesday night, the popular KMT series returned with its first race of the year, the Maltby Memorial Run.
A memorable night as 14 Harriers took on a shortened version of the race (reduced to a 5.6 km blast due to condition of the boardwalk towards Slade Hooton). A simple out and back as the course heads downhill from Maltby, around Roche Abbey and back up on the lower path for and undulating 200 ft elevation gain and loss inside the 3 and a bit mile! Thomas Shaw Led the field home in 1st place (20:14), whilst Matt Daly battled through the field on the climb back up to snatch a top-3 finish, with Tom McLaren making it a great showing for WHAC men with three inside the top-10. On the ladies side, Charlotte Jones took 3rd lady for a great value night where £5 got everyone a good evening blast and then plenty of chips with post-race butties! As always, we were as quick to the buffet as we were on the course!
On to Sunday and another local event with ten harriers taking on a very scenic 10km at the Focus on Young People In Bassetlaw Welbeck 10k. A single loop around the private roads of the Estate, it’s a great chance to run in a very scenic location that is rarely open! A beautiful sunny day made for scenic conditions if a little warm! Three Harriers men made up the top-5 with a strong showing with Matt Daly, Henry Brady and Matt Chappell taking 2nd, 3rd and 5th respectively. A great mornings racing with a refreshing post-race tipple to make a great day of it!
This week it’s a double day of action as Tuesday we’re off to the Rother Valley Relays and then no rest as on Wednesday it will be match 2 of the Summer League over at Holme Pierrepoint!

Monday, 03/28/2022
Weekly Round-up

It’s been another cracking week of results from Harriers young and older as we kick off with the English National XC Championships at Market Harborough, for school years 5, 6 and 7. 
Our very own Anna Kemp (Ranby House School and Worksop Harriers) finished 3rd for a National Bronze medal in the year 5 girls race, adding to the Silver Medal obtained at the National Independent Schools Championships, at Worksop College last Saturday. Two National medals in 8 days is showing some Great consistency in achievements! Well done Anna!
On to Sunday it was all half marathon action as Harriers took part in both the Sheffield Half Marathon and the Monsal Trail Half, both with distinct up hill first half and a downhill fast finish!
At Sheffield, with its 1,000+ ft of climbing packed in to the first half up Ringinglow Road, before time for a quick breather and brilliant views over the city and then a fast downhill 10k back to the city centre, it was a close fought battle in the mens group for Worksop as Matt Daly and Henry Brady ran two superb races. Matt Daly nudged ahead with a time of 1:25:18 with Henry just behind in 1:26:02. Jordan Ship completed the mens trio in 1:52:07. Tanja Maric continued in strong form in 1:51:46 (just 20 seconds off a PB on a very challenging course!) whilst Sarah Whiting made a great battling performance after missing out on Retford Half in 2:07:59. 
Over near Bakewell it was the Monsal Trail Half Marathon with an out-and-back on the scenic trail. Sarah Morgan paced a lovely even effort to bag herself a PB in 2:11:31 for success on the Monsal Trail, followed by Kerry Dickinson in 2:16:01
Next week we’ve got a Hardy few off for the first big marathon of the year over in Manchester so more stories of success incoming!

Tuesday, 03/15/2022
Weekly Round-up

It was a real super-Saturday for the Worksop Harriers this weekend with a small number getting their competition done in one day. We kick off this week at the British Inter-Counties XC at Prestwold Hall. The inter-counties sees 46 counties from across the UK send select athletes to compete for their county across U13 up to senior age groups and this year saw two Harriers earn their first Nottinghamshire Vest following their performance at the county-champ match at Berry Hill back in January. First up on the day, Ethan Ellery ran the approx. 4 km match in the U15 boys which following the uphill charge to start was a rolling figure-8 course skirting the woods before the long loop along the southern edge and looping around and across the front of Prestwold Hall before a charge back up hill and around to the start. Being the 4th race of the day the course was already start to see plenty of churned up spots and boggy bits which meant Ethan was one of many that saw a shoe retired to the XC grave yard! Despite the compromised grip Ethan still ran the course 17:22, finishing 265th and 5th for Notts (Team finishing 33rd overall) The second harrier in a Notts vest was Tom Shaw taking part in the 10th and final race of the day in the Men’s senior 10 km race. Featuring a double loop similar to the above figure-8, except with the addition of a wider loop of the intial woods and fields. After a full day of racing the ground was certainly well trodden by now, but clearly encourage by surely the best support crew of the day Tom overcame several competitors from the county qualifying match and completed the challenging 10+ km in 38:14, finishing 158th overall and 4th for Notts (Team finishing 26th overall) This wasn’t the only British Athletics action of the week however, as promising junior Alicia Wells took part in the U17 women’s Pentathlon at the British Indoors Championship, Sheffield. Despite only recently moving out of the U13 category and being one of the youngest in the competition, Alicia had amazing day, featuring PB’s in all five disciplines to finish 17th overall with a jump of nearly 500 points! Of all the PB’s to choose from, a literal big leap in her high jump saw her improve from 1.41 m by nearly 10% to 1.53 m, narrowly missing the 1.56 m clearance after clearing all 9 heights (starting from 1.29 m) on first attempts. Alongside her outstanding HJ result were 60 m (9.73 -0.11s), Shot Put (8.63 m, +0.33 m), Long Jump (4.73 m, +0.32 m) and 800 m (2:39.36, -0:05s). All results are (new PB, change form previous PB). These combined successes were enough to see her score 2926 points (up from 2428 previous) Finally, and with the longest Saturday, Richard Hind was out on one of the best local fell races at the Grindleford Gallop. Covering nearly 22 miles and 3000 ft of ascent. Featuring three significant climbs as the run leaves Grindleford through Eyam, up to Great Longstone, over to Bakewell and back via Chatsworth Park and Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges. Runners were given some great clear skies to provide great views from the tops upon catching their breath, albeit some good strong winds to add to the challenge Richard completed the course in 3:48. Its been very successful start to March for the Worksop Harriers and as a few put the finishing touches on their Marathon prep ahead of April, we’ll have more news to follow next week!

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