WATFORD HARRIERS CLUB RECORDS BROKEN IN 2016

It’s been an outstanding year for record breaking at Watford Harriers.

Amongst the women 11 outdoor records were either broken or equalled.

Claire Bentley on her return to the club after an absence of 4 years swept the steeplechase board with senior records at all 3 distances: 1500m, 2000m and 3000m.

Georgia West in the pole vault had the distinction of setting new marks across two age groups; Under 17 and Under 20 Women.

At Under 15 Girls Taia Tunstall broke the 3kg hammer record whilst Tamyah Jones in the 100m equalled one of the oldest records on the club’s books – that of the late, great Janet Simpson (and she went on to be an Olympic medalist!) .

Pride of place though goes to Freya Witheat who at Under 13 Girls set an astonishing 4 new records: 200m, 70m hurdles, shot putt and javelin.

Earlier in the year, a further 9 indoor records were either broken or equalled.

Marie Wensel claimed the high jump record at Senior Women, Under 20 Women and Under 17 Women levels.

Georgia West presaged her outdoor achievement by taking the Under 20 and Under 17 Women’s pole vault record.

Molly Jarvis set a new mark at Under 17 Women for the 3kg shot.

At Under 15 Girls there was a new high jump record for Amelie Cooper whilst Tamyah Jones equalled the 60m record.

Finally, at Under 13 Girls young Sabrina Jansen set a new mark in the 800m.

 

New records for the men were a little harder to come by with 5 outdoor marks improved.

In the Senior Men Max Lowery added to his share of the 100m record set 2 years ago with a new 200m record.

All of the other 4 records were achieved by our outstanding crop of Under 15’s: Toby Makoyawo in the 100m, Connor Keogh at both the 1500m and 3000m and William Jarvis in the javelin.

Indoors there were 4 new records set in 2016.

At Under 17 Men Cameron George set a new mark in the 200m whilst Callum Woodage claimed his second indoor record in the pole vault to add to his Under 15 record from last year.

Two records were also set at Under 15 Boys – Luke Wilson in the 60m and Kai Alland in the shot.

Why not take a look at the complete club record list and identify one (or some) that you think you could improve upon in 2017. http://www.watfordharriers.org.uk/Rankingsindex.htm/

Chiltern Cross- Country League Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes Saturday 12th November 2016

If you wish to compete please contact Christine on (01923) 680788 (Women and Juniors) and Matt/Angela (Senior Men)  by Thursday 10th November to let us know if you can compete as we have to pre–enter the names and whether you need transport.

Directions .Leave the M1 at Junction 13 and follow A421 towards Milton Keynes. Continue on A421 “Standing Way” (H8) passing the Hospital. After the hospital roundabout continue through a further two roundabouts and at the third roundabout “Elfield Park” take the third exit onto “Watling Street” (V4), at the next roundabout “The Bowl” take the third exit and the car park is about 100m on the right hand side. See  Chiltern League webpage http://www.chilternccl.co.uk/ for further details.

The course is on grassland, undulating and suitable for spikes Please note different times for U17M, SW and SM

11.30 Under 11s Girls 1500m
11.45 Under 11s Boys 1500m
12.00 Under 13 Girls – 3000m
12.15 Under 13 Boys – 3000m
12.30 Under 15 Girls – 4000m
12.45 Under 15 Boys – 4000m
13.00 Junior/U17 Ladies – 4500m
13:15 Senior Ladies – 6000m
13.40 Under 17 Men  (plus U20M Cross Challenge)- 6000m
14:00 Senior/Junior/Masters Men 9500m

Quiz Night 4th November Cancelled

Regretably the quiz night has had to be cancelled due to insufficient uptake.

These social events are put on to help offset the cost of the Clubhouse which runs at over £12000 per year. The alternative is to increase the annual subscriptions.

Please come to the AGM 7th November to air your views on club issues.

Watford Harriers AGM 7th November 2016

WATFORD HARRIERS

Annual General Meeting

19:30 hrs Monday 7th November 2016

 Watford Harriers ClubHouse

 Agenda

             Minutes of Previous Meeting

  1. Reports from Officers
  2. Report of Trustees
  3. Election of New Officers
  4. Subscriptions
  5. Relations with other clubs
  6. Club House
  7. Fixtures and Reports
  8. Resolutions
  9. Any Other Business

Please let Pat know by 4th November if you wish to bring up any items

Oxford XC Results

A tweeted review of todays first XC of the season.

 


Results from todays XC. Fine performances all around.

 

Snr Men
Julian Critchlow 32:23:00
Matt Adcock 33:46:00
Ross Connor 33:53:00
Nick Harris 37:51:00
Adrian Harwood 42:16:00
David Beany 42:19:00
Snr women
Susan Monaghan 21:33
Angela Trussler 23:56
Helen Johal 24:46:00
Caroline Whittaker 24:54:00
Alison Putko 26:58:00
Robyn Delivett 27:10:00
Jackie Drew 29:11:00
Christine Dearman 29:52:00
U15 Boys
Charlie Woolett 14:16
U15 Girls
Caitlin Johal 13:39
Charlotte Glenister 17:34
U13 Girls
Grace Hucknall 11:32
Jessica Hill 12:32
Sabrina Jansen 12:41
U13 Boys
Ben Hunter 10:11
U11 Boys
Leon Doran 07:55

 

Audentior Awards Watford Council

Yesterday evening, we were invited along to the Watford Coliseum for the Audentior Awards. This auspicious event hosted by the Mayor and Chairman of Watford Borough Council and is an opportunity for the Watford Council to recognise and celebrate outstanding dedication shown by organisations and individuals in the town.

 

The Harriers where proud recipients of the award of Sporting Achievement. Prior to the presentation of the plaque and certificate brief video is shown about the each winner. Ours is below.

Watford Harriers win prestigious Audentior Award for sporting achievement! from Think About It Films on Vimeo.

 

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us, and to the Mayor and Chairmain for hosting the event. Also to the other winners a Big Congratulations.

 

 

 

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