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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, 08/12/2019
Weekly Roundup – 12th August

This week, the Harriers finished off their 2019 Summer League campaign with a trip to Teversal for a six mile race on the Teversal Trail. Conditions were pleasant on the evening with just a little wind. However, the weeks earlier storms had left some boggy patches in places, on what has the potential to be quick if the conditions are right (save a few sharp switch-backs). The harrier’s fielded a team of 13 men and 10 women. Tom Shaw was first home for the men’s team in 20th position (35:57) and Charlotte Jones led the ladies home in 23rd position (44:36). The men’s senior team especially had a strong turn-out, narrowly missing on 3rd place by 29 points (263 to 234 points and well clear of 5th place with 370). The consistent performances also enabled a 4th place finish overall in the Summer League Series out of 16 teams. Extra Kudos also goes out to Steve Carr and Stuart McCluskie, and Cathy Mhembere and Pamela Brooks on the ladies team for being big team players and completing all five Summer League Fixtures.

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Tuesday, 08/06/2019
Weekly Roundup – 6th August

The Harriers have ran right through in to August with some great racing this week. Kicking off the month on the 1st was the annual inter-club canal relay. This is an annual competition between the Worksop Harriers and Retford Athletic Club which sees each team field five pairs who race over nine stages along the Chesterfield, to and from the town’s, covering just over 20 miles of racing. This year Worksop were hosting, so the race would start and finish at the Manton Athletic Club with the turn-around point being at the town-lock in Retford. The race is now in its 20th year and with the score standing at 10-9 Worksop were keen to make it all evens after 20 years of competition. Charlotte Jones and Amy Ogden started off the relay at 6:00 pm sharp for the harriers, covering one of the longest stages to Scofton in just over 23 minutes. By the end of stage 4 Worksop had taken a healthy lead of nearly 2 minutes. However, with Retford yet to field some of their fastest runner’s, there was still a long way to go, and with them finally making an appearance on stage 5 (the longest stage for the turn-around), Steve Carr paired with Danny Scott (with Steve Hazlehurst in reserve) to run a very tactical race to ensure they could leave the hand-over for the return back to Worksop in best standing possible. Despite excellent run from the trio, by the end of stage 6, Retford were firmly in the lead with a time-gap of 4:58, leaving a lot of chasing to be done in the final three stages if Worksop were to pull this one back.

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Monday, 07/29/2019
Weekly Roundup – 28th July

It’s been a week of record temperature but despite some quite ridiculous heat we have some records of our own to celebrate this weekend.

On Friday night we had four Harriers in action at the Newstead Abbey Dash 5k. Paul Marriott and Steve Carr ran excellent times of 18:00 and 19:57 respectively but it Charlotte Jones and Stuart McCluskie who took the lime light with PB’s each of 22:01 and 23:35 each.

On Saturday it was parkrun day and this meant Harriers moving far and wide as Camilla and Barry Mercier visited a personal favourite of picturesque Crichton parkrun, Thomas Shaw was up in Todmorden, West Yorkshire to complete his 100th different parkrun, and Steve Carr was back in action at Sherwood Pines (joined by Woods brothers) following Friday Nights action with a very respectable follow-up of 20:44. Home parkrun of Clumber Park also had 5 Harriers taking part, including returning Danny Scott being hurled round by grandson Dalton knocking 3 minutes of his previous best time!

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