Thanks to all those who took part in todays race. The results can be found here.
We are looking for a few more volunteers to help us through the coming season.
Critically we are looking for help with catering on every other Wednesday evenings from 5th April to 6th September for the Watford Harriers Open Meetings and an administrator. If you are interested please contact me on (01923) 235279.
Alternatively are you interested in coaching or officiating.
The club cross country is in Cassiobury Park on Sunday 20th November. Please I need help with marking out the course.
Meet approx 200m down from the top of the park at the Rickmansworth Rd end.
U9s 800m 10.30hrs
U11s 1500m 10.45hrs
Juniors and Seniors 11.00hrs
Juniors 1 lap approx 3000m
Females and Vets 2 laps
Senior Men 3 laps
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/
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.
Annual General Meeting
19:30 hrs Monday 7th November 2016
Watford Harriers ClubHouse
Minutes of Previous Meeting
- Reports from Officers
- Report of Trustees
- Election of New Officers
- Relations with other clubs
- Club House
- Fixtures and Reports
- Any Other Business
Please let Pat know by 4th November if you wish to bring up any items
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.
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.