2017 Summer league summary

WHAC Summary League Summary 2017 V2

Decathlon delight for rising star Langley

Rising teenage star Nathan Langley, of Worksop, is now ranked as high as eighth in the UK after a tremendous performance in the decathlon at a national competition.

Nathan Langley romping to victory in the 110m hurdles in a personal-best time during the national competition at Bedford.

Having made a successful start to his first season at U20 level at the county championships, Langley travelled to Bedford for the competituion, run by England Athletics. Comprising ten events over two days, it was a gruelling challenge for the 17-year-old. But he finished a highly creditable seventh. The first event, the 100m, is not one of his favourites, but he knocked three-hundredths of a second off his previous personal best (PB). Read more…

Young athlete aims for regional title

Worksop Harrier Tyler Broome is on target to win the British Triathlon East Midlands Junior Series.

If his form continues, the Tuxford Primary Academy pupil could be selected for the British Triathlon development squad. He also aims to make the regional academy. Tyler, 10, of Tuxford, is leading the series after victory in the latest event in the seven-race competition in Ashbourne. Tyler was on the shoulders of the lead runners in third place at the end of the first 1,200m run. He moved up to second in the cycle section and left the final transition in first place, leading from the front throughout in the second run. Read more…

Canal Relay

Runners/marshals needed for canal race June 15th.

This is a challenge between Worksop Harriers and Retford AC. This year it is our turn to host so the race will begin and end at Manton Club with refreshments afterwards in the club.
This is an exciting race that takes us as the title suggests along the canal to Retford Kings Park and back.

We need at least 12 runners (more if possible) and at least two ladies for the ladies leg. Last year we won this event so let’s try to keep this winning streak going and retain the cup for Worksop harriers !!

Please could you let Caroline McGinley or Peter Fendley know if you are interested in this brilliant event. Thank you

Strength and Conditioning Class

For those of you who go to the Strength and Conditioning Class with Marc of 2M Coaching and Fitness, please remember that the class has moved from a Wednesday evening, to a Monday evening 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. It’s still in the gym at Outwood Academy Portland, although he may move outside if the weather permits. Sessions are open to everyone (16+) and involve a mixture of strength, stability and cardio training. £4.00 per session. (Please use the Sparken Hill entrance to the school).

ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL HARRIERS WHO WANT A GREAT DAY OUT!!

The first Senior Track & Field Event of the season Match 1 of Div 4EC of the Northern Senior League which Cleethorpes AC is hosting on Saturday 6 May at King George Vth Stadium Grimsby.
The postcode for the Stadium is DN32 9RU.

Please could you let Caroline McGinley, or Pete Fendley know if you are able to make this fabulous day out. This is a family occasion where you can all join in, bring a picnic and watch and cheer.

The events which include all track distances of which you can achieve club standards in 1500m, 3k and 5k. The field events are good fun and you can have a go at and high jump, long jump, shot putting, javelin, hammer and discuss. You never know you may find you have a hidden talent.

So come along and give it a go!!

Veteran turns back clock by winning medal – 42 years after his last

Veteran runner Mark Hazlehurst turned back the clock when winning a medal at the Nottinghamshire Fell-Running Championships for Worksop Harriers

Mark Hazlehurst with fellow Worksop Harriers winners, Tracy Hamilton, Sally Staveley and Camilla Mercer.

For his bronze in the over-60 veterans’ age category came fully 42 years after he last won a medal at a county event.

After the race, in which he clocked a fine time of one hour, 12.30 minutes, a tired but delighted Hazlehurst said: “I’m so chuffed to have won my first Notts AAA medal since June 1975 when I took a bronze in the junior 400m and a third successive gold as part of the junior 4X100m relay team.

“I still have a picture of the ‘legends’ that are Gerald Moore, Chris Beswick and Paul Scott, who helped me get that gold. They also won plenty as individual athletes and, as always, our successes were mostly due to the coaching and guidance of Peter Collier. Read more…

Evergreen Hewitt takes Retford Half O60s Gold

The Worksop Harriers had a strong contingent in the County Half Marathon Championships at the sell out Retford Half Marathon, where the evergreen John Hewitt won a gold medal in the over 60s category.

RESULTS:

Tom Shaw (31st, 1:20:10), Jack Kirk (76th, 1;25:06), Amy Ogden (4th lady, 1:27:33), John Hewitt (100th, 1:27;34), Teresa McPake (7th lady, 1:29:05), John Hardcastle (124th, 1:29:09), Joel Kerrigan (172nd, 1:34:13), Mark Webster (262nd, 1;41:51), Colin Laughton (332nd, 1:46:23), Josh Charters (336th, 1:46:28), Mark Hazlehurst (338th, 1:46:33), Andrew Dobson (361st, 1:47:40), John Hayward (383rd, 1:49;06), Jonathan Wales (359th, 1:47:51), Julie Bonser (417th, 1;50;35), Paddy Lavin (418th, 1:50;20), Jimmy Kelly (427th, 1:52:05), Camila Mercer (457th, 1:52:56), Cathy Mhembere (555th, 1:57:08), Charlotte Rushby (626th, 2:01:36).

Further afield it was a busy weekend for the Harriers Sarah Worley who represented Nottinghamshire in the Inter Counties Cross-Country Championships at Loughborough on Saturday and followed that up with a personal best (4th, 1:28:18) in the Llanelli Half Marathon on Sunday.

Nathan Langley strikes gold in England debut

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Worksop Harrier, Nathan Langley, took gold on his national debut at the English Schools Home International in Ireland. The competition in Athlone was his last as an under 17 athlete and he finished on a high as the English quartet took top spot.  The four man team from all over England took part in an indoor pentathlon which consisted of 60m hurdles, shot, 400m, long jump and 800m.  Langley recorded a personal best in the first event of the day, the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.73 seconds.  His shot, 200m and long jump all produced very respectable results.  But he saved his best for the last event of the day in the 800m.  A superb run saw him finish his heat in first place in 2.08.86 (new PB), coming third overall. After all the scores had been added up, Langley finished eighth inidividually and the team came first.

Worksop Half Marathon is a Record Breaker

The 35th Worksop Half Marathon on Sunday has been hailed the best ever by organisers.

The event attracted a record 3,263 entries — 351 of them in a 2.6km fun run.

Picture: Chris Etchells

It was another triumph for Notts AC runner Stuart Spencer, who won the men’s race for the third successive year and the fifth time overall.  Spencer finished in 01:10:05, ahead of Joe Sweetnam-Powel (01:12:35) and Stuart King (01:12:45).   The women’s race was won by Lincoln Wellington AC’s Natalie Burns in 01:20:48, ahead of Rebecca Gallop (01:25:33) and Martha Hanby (01:26:38). Read more…