Founder Member John Hewkin sadly passes

L-R Gerald Story, John Hewkin, Frank Mitchell, Frank Fox

One of the original founder members of Worksop Harriers, John Hewkin, sadly passed away earlier this year at the age of 86. John was a multi school record holder at Retford Grammar and also competed for the RAF in the 120y Hurdles.

In 1950, Worksop staged the Notts County AAA Championships with great success on a grass track at the Central Avenue Town ground. John won a bronze medal in the triple jump, becoming one of the first Harriers to win a County Championship medal, and sharing the honour with Max Frei who also won a bronze.

1950 Notts County Track & Field Championships.
John Hewkin is pictured 2nd from left (back row)



Gerald Story Memorial Run 2018

This year’s Gerald Story Memorial Run takes place on Sunday, 30th December.  Entry forms can be found here:

Gerald Story Memorial Run 2018

The run starts at 11am (walkers start at 10.30am).  The distance is approx 5 miles and the run starts and finishes at Worksop College.  The entry fee for individuals is £4.00 and for families (2 Parents and 2 Children under 16 years)  is £12.00.  Anyone raising over £30 in sponsorship will receive a Cancer Research UK running vest.  Closing date for postal entries – Friday, 21st December 2018.  Sponsorship forms will be sent to all entrants.  Entries on the day – individuals £5.00, families (2 Parents and 2 children under 16 years) £15.00.  Tea and Coffee available.  Fancy dress optional.

Mike Paxman

A message from Peter Fendley regarding the sad news that Mike Paxman has passed away:

I am very sorry to have to inform you that, after a long battle with cancer, Mike Paxman passed away in hospital this afternoon, Friday 12th October.

I spoke with his son Nicholas a few minutes ago, and I would appreciate this sad news being passed onto those members of your clubs who would have known and worked with Mike over many years.

Mike was a Life Member of Worksop Harriers, a Past President of our Club and a true Gentleman. He spent a lifetime in Athletics, officiating at the highest level, and will be sadly missed.

Peter

Chairman of Worksop Harriers

President of Notts AAAs

Volunteer awards for two stalwarts of Worksop Harriers

James Charters and Sally Staveley, winners of regional volunteers awards.

The hard work and commitment of two stalwart members of the Worksop Harriers club has been rewarded by accolades at the England Athletics Regional Volunteers Awards. James Charters, the club’s most qualified field judge, was named official of the year for the East Midlands after officiating at the highest level at many meetings around the country.  Sally Staveley won the Run Together leader of the year award for all her work with the club’s Sisters On Sunday (SOS) and Couch To 5K running groups. Read more…

Indoor Competitions – EIS Sheffield – 25th November

Please see details of the upcoming Quadkids and Open Graded competitions being held at the EIS in Sheffield on Sunday 25th November 2018.
 
The Quadkids competition is restricted to athletes from clubs and schools in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Age groups are school years 4,5,6 and 7. Entries will be limited to a maximum of 100 based on first come first served.
 
The Open Graded competition will be held in the afternoon. Athletes compete in races / pools against athletes of similar ability and not by age group or gender. Events are open to ALL age groups. This is NOT an elite only event – all abilities are catered for.
 
Electronic timing will be in operation.

Read more…

More national glory for Worksop high jumper Emily

Worksop Harrier Emily Race, continued her national title-winning season at the Manchester Sports City Athletics Stadium on Sunday.

In the English Championships, the 17-year-old took both the U20 and senior high jump titles with a clearance of 1.74m in very challenging, wet and windy conditions. Emily now has four championship titles to her name in 2018, to go with her third place in the U20 British Heptathlon Championships earlier in the season. This latest win has gained her selection for the senior England Team at the Manchester International meeting on 15th August. Read more…

Race delivers new PBs to take national crown

Worksop Harrier Emily Race triumphed in the senior girls high jump at the English Schools Track and Field Championships.

The Outwood Academy Valley student won in Birmingham with a new personal best performance of 1.81m and was the only athlete to clear this height.  This is Race’s third national title in the past 12 months, having won the English U17s high jump and then gaining an international vest by winning heptathlon at the English Schools Intermediate Girls in September. That performance put her third on the ‘All Time’ list of athletes in this event. Read more…

England Athletics U20 & U23 Championships

This year’s championships were held at Bedford on June 16th/17th.  A wide range of videos from the event can be seen courtesy of Vinco here:

http://www.runjumpthrow.com/meetings/12944-england-athletics-u20–u23-championships/videos

 

Worksop Harrier Emily Race was in action in the U20 100m Hurdles heat 2:

http://www.runjumpthrow.com/videos/24226

Summer League

The Notts Summer League kicks off on Wednesday with the first race being held at Hexgreave Hall Estate.  Further details can be found here:

Summer League Race 1 – Hexgreave Park

Hexgreave Hall Estate

Retford Half Marathon 2018

Retford Half Marathon results here