2007 Club News June – April

30th June 2007. New Club High Jump Record for Martyn Bernard.
Martyn came 2nd equal at the meeting in Gava, Spain, and jumped a New Club High Jump Record with 2.24 m. This is not as good as his indoor best of 2.30m, but is still our outdoor record.

30th June 2007. New Club 200m Record from Emily Freeman.
Emily competed in the Cork City Sports in Ireland, and ran her fastest ever time over 200m, behind two American athletes. She ran a New Club 200m Record with 23.15 secs, although it was with a wind speed of 2.1 m/s, just over the limit, so can only count as the wind assisted record. Results from Cork.

30th June 2007. Another New Club 1500m Record from Charlene Thomas.
Charlene Thomas ran another New Club 1500m Record with 4 mins 09.64 secs at the BMC Grand Prix at Watford. In a high quality meeting she won the ‘A’ race against some of Britain’s international runners, and with a time that betters the ‘B’ standard for the World Championships, and currently ranks her 4th in the UK ! We once again had our top middle distance runners in action, with Lucy O’Gorman running 4 min 31.71 in her 1500m, Helen Singleton running a PB in her 1500m in 4 min 32.50, and Nathan Elliot lowering his 1500m PB yet again with 3 mins 55.38. Full Results from BMC.

28th June 2007. Another Good Turnout in Second Reindeer Romp.
In the second race in the series the bad weather didn’t deter the runners, and there was another good turnout. There weren’t too many male Harriers competing, but Alex Potter led a large group of our ladies home, and it was good to see Brian Fozard back competing, winning the over 65 category. Results in Excel.

26th June 2007. Fast 3000m Time from Chris Price.
Chris ran a PB of 8 mins 59.60 secs for the 3000m at the Trafford Grand Prix meeting at Stretford, dipping inside the 9 minute barrier for the first time. Leading Results from meeting.

24th June 2007. Young Athletes Easily Win Match 4 of Young Athletes League.
In the 4th match of the Northern Division 1E of the Young Athletes League, at Darlington, the team had a great result to run out clear winners. Three of our athletes shared the athlete of the match award :- Will Mulroy, winning the U15 Boys High Jump with 1.60m, Olivia Radcliffe winning the U13 1200m in 4m 04.8s and High Jump with 1.42m, and Jack Hallas for another convincing win in the U17 1500m in 4m 07.0s. Among many other fine performances, outstanding was Josh Green with a new PB in the U17 400m Hurdles of 60.3s, and the U13 girls 4 x 100m relay team winning in 56.9s, both close to the respective club records.
Match Result :- Wakefield 386, Blaydon 333.5, Lincoln Wellington 296, Darlington 193.5.

24th June 2007. Harriers Win Vets Team Prize in Bradford Millenium Way Relay.
The Vets team did very well this year to finish 6th overall, and first amongst the vets teams. It was a particularly good result as six of the ten team members were over 50 years old! It was also encouraging to see Pat get a mixed team together, who finished 31st overall.
Results from St.Bedes AC, and photographs from Tony Audsley.

23rd-24th June 2007. EA Championship Medals for Mikaela Harrison & Zara Hohn.
At the Norwich Union England Athletics Under 23 and Under 20 Championships at Bedford there were medals for Mikaela Harrison & Zara Hohn. Mikaela came 2nd in the U20 400m in 56.51 secs, close to her recent club record, whilst Zara won a bronze in the U23 100m in a PB of 11.72 secs. Nathan Elliot came a fine 10th in the U20 1500m, in a new PB of 3 mins 55.41 secs. These were excellent performances against the top junior athletes in the UK. Sprinter Ricardo Francis also competed in the U20 100/200m heats, and Jack Hallas, still an U17, in the U20 1500m heats.

23rd June 2007. Emily Freeman Competes for Great Britain in European Cup Team.
Emily ran the third leg of the 4 x 100m Relay for Great Britain and NI at the European Cup 1st League in Vaasa, Finland, and helped the team to win the race. Her fine performance helped Britain to win the match, and gain promotion back to the top division again next season. She also ran a fast 11.45 sec in the additional non-scoring 100m race, not far off her PB. We congratulate her on her latest international performance, and look forward to seeing her competing in August at the World Championships.

22nd June 2007. Six Club Members to Compete for West Yorkshire in English Schools Championships.
The following six athletes from the club have been selected to compete for West Yorkshire Schools at the English Schools Track & Field Championships at Birmingham on 13th and 14th July :- Lucy Holmes, junior girls Long Jump, Craig Westerman, junior boys Discus, Thomas Atkinson, inter boys 800m , Jack Hallas, inter boys 1500m, Ben Homer, inter boys 3000m and Josh Green, inter boys 100m hurdles. We congratulate them all and wish them well.

20th June 2007. New Club Record for Grace Eyles in 4th WYT&F League Meeting.
There was a huge turnout of junior athletes for the 4th WYT&F League Meeting at Thornes Park Stadium, and some excellent performances. The club’s best result was from Grace Eyles, who won the U13 girls 80m in a New Club Record of 10.6 secs, and she was also joint winner of the High Jump with Olivia Radcliffe. Other winners were Lucy Holmes in the U15 Shot, Faye Mitchell (U17 200m & Shot), Fiona Thomas (Senior 200m & Discus) and Jack Mitchell (U13 boys 800m).
Results from Wakefield :- Mens and Womens.

16th/17th June 2007. Emily Freeman & Mikaela Harrison Win Northern Championship Titles.
The club had a good first day at the Northern Athletics Senior/U20 Championships at Wavertree Stadium Liverpool, winning four medals. Emily Freeman maintained her fine form, easily winning the Northern 100m title in the fast time of 11.48s, not far from her club record, and Mikaela was also a clear winner of the U20 400m in another excellent time of 56.70s. Nathan Elliot confirmed his recent breakthrough with a fine 2nd in the U20 1500m in 3 mins 58.89s, and Ruth Dales picked up a bronze medal in the 100m Hurdles with a good time of 14.69s. Chris Price was just squeezed out of the medals by 8/100 ths of a second in the U20 2000m Steeplchase, but still recorded a good PB of 6 mins 11.61s, whilst Fiona Thomas came close too in the Shot with a 4th place throw of 11.30m.
On the second day Katie McHale took silver in the U20 800m in 2 mins 17.72s, and Kelly Johnson came 4th in the senior 800m.
Full Results from Northern Athletics. and photographs from Howard Miller.

12th June 2007. Fast 800m Times from our Middles Distance Runners.
U17 runners Jack Hallas and Thomas Atkinson both ran fast times in the BMC races at Trafford, with Jack’s new PB of 1 min 56.61s being very close to our U17 club record.Results of BMC races. Charlene Thomas ran a quick 2 mins 04.92s, and U20 runner Katie McHale 2 mins 18.78s in the mixed races. Full Results of meeting.

12th June 2007. Emily Freeman Selected for GB European Cup Team.
As a result of her recent good form Emily has been selected for the Norwich Union Great Britain and Northern Ireland team, for the Women’s Spar European Cup in Vaasa, Finland on 23rd and 24th June. She is in the squad for the 4 x 100m relay, and we send her our congratulations.
Details of GB team from UK Athletics.

10th June 2007. Men’s Team Finish 3rd in First Round of BAL Cup.
The club hosted a first round match of the BAL Cup at Thornes Park Stadium, in its new format of 10 events in 100 minutes. The men’s team finished 3rd, and so progress forward to the next round. Rob Lee scored good points in 3 different events, and it was good to see Jonathan Shearn back in action after injury in the 200m. Results in Excel.

10th June 2007. Harriers in Action at the Bedford International Games.
Three club members were competing at Bedford in the International Games. Zara Hohn ran a season’s best of 14.26s in the 100m Hurdles, and Emily Freeman ran 11.68s for 100m, with Ricardo Francis recording 11.48s in his 100m race.

9th/10th June 2007. Naida Bromley Back on Form with New Heptathlon PB.
At the England Athletics Combined Events Championships at the Northwood Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Naida scored a PB of 5278 points, to prove she is back in form after long-term injury.

9th June 2007. West Yorkshire Schools Championships at Thornes Park Stadium.
Several club members were competing for their schools districts at the West Yorkshire Schools Championships at Thornes Park Stadium. We had several winners, with some recording PBs, but the outstanding performance of the day was by Jack Hallas, who won the intermediate boys 1500m in a New Club U17 record of 4 mins 00.5 secs, which was also a CBP.
Full results and lots of photographs from Howard Miller.

9th June 2007. Fantastic New Club 1500m Record from Charlene Thomas.
Charlene Thomas (formerly Snelgrove) got her track season underway by smashing the women’s Club 1500m Record with 4 mins 11.86 secs at the BMC Grand Prix at Manchester. We congratulate Charlene on both her marriage and her new club record !
The club had several of its top middle distance runners competing, with Lucy O’Gorman running 4 mins 30.4 in her 1500m, Helen Singleton running a PB in her 800m in 2 mins 11.15, and Nathan Elliot lowered his PB again with 3 mins 56.97 in his 1500m. Full Results from BMC.

7th June 2007. Aine Hoban Third in US NCAA Championships 10000m.
Aine continued her excellent form in the USA by finishing an outstanding 3rd in the 10000m at the NCAA Championships at Sacramento in California. Her time of 33 mins 04.3 secs was even more remarkable as she was tripped and came crashing to the ground after 15 laps of the 25 lap race. Race results from NCAA Sports.

5th June 2007. Emily Freeman Sprints to top of UK Rankings in Bratislava.
Emily leapt to the top of the UK 200m rankings by speeding to victory in 23.27 seconds at the Cena Slovenska International meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia. This time, close to her PB and club record, should impress the selectors before the Norwich Union Great Britain and Northern Ireland team is announced for the European Cup match in Finland on 23-24 June. Report of meeting from UK Athletics.

3rd June 2007. Senior Team Finish 7th in UK Women’s League Match 1.
The senior women’s team were somewhat depleted for their first round match of the UK Women’s League Division 2 match at Wigan, and could only manage 7th place. There were however some fine performances, the best being Mikaela Harrison running a New Club U20 400m Record of 56.30s. Athletes finishing in the top 3 were Julia White (100m & 200m), Helen Singleton (800m), Ruth Dales (100m Hurdles), Tiffany Lyons (High Jump) and Caroline Nutt (Pole Vault).
Match Result :- WSEH 237, Rugby 175, Milton Keynes 165, Southampton 147, Havering 127, Belgrave 124.5, Wakefield 109.5, Wigan 82. Download Full Results.

3rd June 2007. Young Athletes Finish 2nd in League Match 3.
In the 3rd match of the Northern Division 1E of the Young Athletes League at Sheffield the team performed well to finish 2nd. The best performance was another New Club U13 1200m Record of 3m 59.8s from Olivia Radcliffe.
Match Result :- Sheffield, 376, Wakefield 346, Middlesborough 298, Hallamshire 223.

3rd June 2007. Emily Freeman and Martyn Bernard in Action at Glasgow.
Emily and Martyn were invited to compete in the Norwich Union Glasgow Grand Prix televised meeting, and Emily ran a New Club 300m record of 38.04 seconds in finishing 3rd for the rarely run distance. In the poor weather conditions Martyn was below what he would have hoped for in coming 5th in the High Jump with 2.15m, but nevertheless a new Outdoor Club Record. Report from UK Athletics.

3rd June 2007. 4th Round of the Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix series.
The club successfully hosted the 4th round of the Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix series, at Haw Park Woods, near Walton. The scenic course was popular as usual, and there were a record 149 runners for this year’s race. The Wakefield team of Adam Cooper 11th, Dave Brailsford 12th, Alan Slack 18th and Steve Wilkinson 31st came 4th, with Dave picking up a prize for 3rd M50. Results from YVAA

2nd June 2007. North of England League Division 1 Round 2 at Wigan.
In the second round match of the North of England League at Robin Park Wigan the club again did very well, this time finishing 2nd team overall in the 1st Division. Best male performances were by Rob Lee winning the 110m Hurdles and 2nd in the Triple Jump, Richard Gayle 3rd in the Hammer, and Jack Hallas running close to his recent PB with 3rd in the 1500m. For the women Naida Bromley piled on the points by winning the High Jump and Javelin, and coming 2nd in the 100m Hurdles & Long Jump, and Fiona Thomas won the Shot and came 2nd in the Discus. Also doing well were Katie McHale with 2nd in the 800m and 3rd in the 400m, Chloe Patchett 3rd in the 1500m, and Vicki Mills 2nd in the Pole Vault.
Match Result :- Leeds City 443, Wakefield 333.5, Trafford 328, City of Manchester 316.5, City of York 308, Wigan 256.
Download Match Results in pdf. and Read Darren Thomas’s Men’s Team Report

31st May 2007. Good Turnout in First Reindeer Romp.
In the first race in this popular series from the Reindeer Inn at Middlestown, organised by Tony Audsley, there was a record turnout of runners, and some good performances from the Harriers, with Dave Brailsford leading the club home in 3rd, followed by Tony Smith and Paul Campbell making a welcome return to competition. Results in Excel.

30th May 2007. 3rd WYT&F League Meeting at Thornes Park Stadium.
Wakefield’s winners on the night were Ethan Plumb (U13 boys Discus), Chris Brennan (U17 men 100m), Christopher Price (SM 1500m), Darren Thomas (SM Discus), Bethany Thomas (U11 girls Shot), Olivia Radcliffe (U13 girls 800m), Grace Eyles (U13 girls Long Jump), Faye Mitchell (U17 ladies 100m & Long Jump) & Mikaela Harrison (SL 100m). In the cumulative league totals Grace leads the U13 girls table, Lucy Holmes is joint leader in the U15 girls, Faye leads the U17 ladies, & Mikaela the senior ladies.Results from Wakefield :- Mens and Womens.

28th May 2007. Team Finish 3rd in National Junior League Match 2.
In their second match of the Humber Division at Rotherham the team were a bit depleted, but still finished a creditable 3rd. Ricardo Francis won the 200m and came 2nd in the 100m, and amongst other good performances there were good wins from Ben Mitchell in the 110m Hurdles, Mikaela Harrison in the 200m and Katie McHale in the 800m.
Match Result :- Kingston U Hull 451, Rotherham 442, Wakefield 384, Cleethorpes 297, Scunthorpe 216, Grimsby 14. Full Match Results.

28th May 2007. Nathan Elliot Breaks 4 Mins.

Competing in an Open Meeting at Birmingham Nathan ran a big PB of 3 mins 57.4 secs, to break the 4 minute barrier for the first time.

Nathan is pictured right, in action at the Yorkshire Championships at Cudworth.

27th/28th May 2007. Harriers Compete for Yorkshire in Inter-Counties Championships.
Zara Hohn and Lucy O’Gorman were chosen to represent Yorkshire at the UK Inter-Counties Athletics Championships at Bedford. Zara reached the final of the 100m Hurdles after finishing 2nd in her heat, in a season’s best of 14.45s. She also ran in the 100m and came 5th in her semi-final.with 12.22s. Lucy ran in the 1500m, finishing 16th in 4m 45.4s. Full results in pdf.

26th/27th May 2007. Jack Hallas Breaks Club U17 1500m Record in Northern Championships.
At the Northern Athletics U15 & U17 Championships at South Leeds Stadium Jack won Gold, and ran a New U17 1500m Club Record of 4 mins 01.89 secs, beating the long standing record from 1966 of Richard Hollings, one of the club’s stars from the past. There were no other medallists from the club, but Thomas Atkinson came 4th in the U17 men’s 800m, and Josh Green came 4th in the U17 men’s 100m Hurdles in an electrical tome of 14.17s, which equals his recent club record. Download results in pdf and lots of photographs from Howard Miller.

22nd May 2007. 3rd Round of the Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix series.
In the 3rd round of the Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix series, at Meanwood, the team of Dave Brailsford 16th, Steve Wilkinson 26th, Tony Smith 41st and Tony Audsley 69th finished 7th, with Dave finishing 3rd in the M50 category. Results from YVAA.

20th May 2007. Emily Freeman Breaks Club 400m Record in Loughborough International.
Emily was invited to compete for England in the Accenture International Match at Loughborough, and ran a New Club 400m record of 53.31 seconds in winning her race.

20th May 2007. Young Athletes Win their Second League Meeting.
The Young Athletes team won their 2nd league match at the Monkton Stadium.
Still awaiting results, but there was a New Club U13 1200m Record of 4m 05.5s from Olivia Radcliffe.

12th-13th May 2007. Thirteen Golds and Four Club Records in Yorkshire T&F Championships.
The club was well represented in the Yorkshire Championships at Cudworth, and came away with an excellent haul of 13 gold medals, and with no fewer than 4 new club records being set. Jack Hallas easily won the U17 men’s 1500m, equalling the long standing Club Record with an excellent time of 4m 03.5s, Mikaela Harrison dominated the U20 ladies 400m, improving her own Club Record with 56.7s, Grace Eyles won the U13 girls Long Jump in a New Club Record of 4.77m, and Josh Green came 2nd in the U17 mens 100m Hurdles in a New Club Record of 14.1s. In addition there were gold medals for Zara Hohn (SW 100m), Kelly Johnson (SW 800m), Naida Bromley (SW Long Jump), Ruth Dales (SW 100mH), Katie McHale (U20 womens 800m), Chris Price (U20 mens 2000m Steeplechase), Lucy Holmes (U15 girls Long Jump), Hannah Yates (U13 girls Shot in a CBP), Olivia Radcliffe (U13 girls 800m) and Marcus Nixey (U15 boys 400m).
Download Championship Results from NoEAA and lots of photographs from Howard Miller.

9th May 2007. Results of 2nd WYT&F League Meeting at Cleckheaton.
In spite of the poor weather there was another good turnout of athletes for the 2nd League meeting at Cleckheaton. The club’s winners on the night were Marcus Nixey (U15 boys 200m in 25.8s), Hannah Yates (U13 girls Shot with 7.88m), Lucy Holmes (U15 girls Long Jump with 4.97m), and Faye Mitchell (U17 ladies 200m in 27.5s and Shot with 6.94m).
Results from Cleckheaton :- Mens and Womens.

6th May 2007. Young Athletes Win Opening League Meeting at Wakefield.
In the 1st match of the Northern Division 1E of the Young Athletes League the team got their season off to a winning start at Thornes Park. The best performances were a New Club U13 1200m Record of 4m 07.6s from Olivia Radcliffe, and a New Club U13 4x100m Relay Record of 56.5s from the team of Grace Eyles, Bethany Porter, Bethany Sharp and Zoe Kerins. Grace Eyles was our athlete of the match, with 2 grade 1 performances of 20.1s in the U13G 150m and 4.53m in the Long Jump, and Hannah Yates’ throw of 8.55m winning the U13 Shot was also grade 1. In addition there were grade 2 performances from Chris Brennan (U17M 100m 11.5s), Craig Westerman (U15B Discus 30.81m), Bethany Sharp (U13G 75m 10.7s), Grace Eyles (U13G 70mH 12.6s) and Bethany Porter (U13G 70mH 12.8s)
Match Result :- Wakefield 359, Harrogate 265, Boston 243, Bingley 253.
Download full results in pdf

5th May 2007. North of England League Division 1 Round 1 at Leeds.
In the first round match of the North of England League at South Leeds Stadium the club had a solid start, finishing 3rd team overall in the 1st Division. We had no male A string winners, but there were good 2nd places from Ricardo Francis (200m 22.8), Michael Beaumont (400m 51.1), Jack Hallas (800m 1m 57.5), Rob Lee (110mH 17.4 & Triple Jump 12.20m), and young Thomas Atkinson won the 800m B race in a PB of 1m 59.1. The ladies had 3 A string winners in Kelly Johnson (800m 2m 09.7), Zara Hohn (100mH 14.7), Vicky Mills (Pole Vault 2.50m), and 2nd places from Mikaela Harrison (400m 57.2), Helen Singleton (1500m 4m 35.7), Lucy Holmes (High Jump 1.50m) and the 4x100m relay team.
Match Result :- Leeds City 460, Trafford 359, Wakefield 353, City of York 329.5, Wigan 287, City of Manchester 239.5.
Download Match Results in pdf. and Read Darren Thomas’s excellent Men’s Team Report

2nd May 2007. Jack Hallas Finishes an Outstanding 2nd in John Carr 5Km.
A number of Wakefield athletes made the trip to Esholt to run in the first round of the annual John Carr 5km series, & all performed well. Jack Hallas, who is just 16, confirmed his outstanding talent by coming home in second overall & 1st junior male, only 4secs behind accomplished Leeds City athlete Greg Hull, with a time of 15-36. Joe Hargreaves (16yo) followed in 14th overall & 2nd junior male in a time of 16-45. David Brailsford crossed the line in 46th & 4th in the M50 category in a time of 17-53. In the Ladies race Chloe Patchett (16yo) was 63rd overall (5th lady) & 1st junior lady with 18-33. Katie McHale(16yo) was 2nd junior lady & 94th overall in 19-30 & Kate Wilson (16yo &155th overall) was 4th junior lady in a time of 21-14. Results St. Bedes AC.

1st May 2007. Good Harriers Performances at the Trafford Grand Prix.

Several Harriers were in action at the Trafford Grand Prix at Stretford, and posted some impressive performances. Jack Hallas (U17) came 6th in the BMC 800m in a PB of 1:57.11, and Thomas Atkinson (U17) also posted a PB of 1:59.12 in his 800m race, whilst Katie McHale (U20) came 9th in her mixed 800m race in a fine 2:20.15. Kate Edmondson ran 59.85 in her 400m and Chloe Patchett (U20) ran a good 3000m in 10:20.45.

Jack Hallas is pictured right, winning a Mile race at the Don Valley Stadium.

29th April 2007. Harriers Easily Win First Match in National Junior League.
After the disappointment of relegation from the Northern Premier division last season, the club showed they have the athletes to bounce straight back with a clear victory in their opening match of the Humber Division at Rotherham.
Ricardo Francis & Ben Mitchell gave the team a double win in the 100m and Ricardo & Chris Brennan did the same in the 200m. Ricardo’s times of 11.2 & 22.5 were season’s bests that put him in the UK top 25. Thomas Atkinson won the 800m B race in a new PB of 2:00.0, whilst Jack Hallas had a runaway win in the 1500m in 4:11.8. James Mitchell & Andrei Pubischan had good wins in the high jump & triple jump with 1.70m & 12.72m, and Chiedu Ufodiama was a clear winner of the discus with 37.15m.
For the women Reagan Wright & Rachel Shaw were excellent in both the 100 & 200m, whilst Mikeala Harrison was close to her U20 club record with a clear 57.2 victory in the 400m. Tiffany Lyons easily won the high jump with 1.65m, and with Laura Teasdale won a triple jump double.


Ricardo Francis and Mikeala Harrison in action at Rotherham. Pictures from Howard Miller.

Match Result :- Wakefield 494.5, Kingston U Hull 416.5, Rotherham 416.5, Cleethorpes 323.5, Scunthorpe 275, Grimsby 86. Match Results. and lots more photographs from Howard Miller.

28th April 2007. Harriers Stars in Action in the USA.
Two of Wakefield Harriers brightest stars are currently studying in the USA, and performing well whilst over there. Aine Hoban ran a New Club 5000m Record of 16m 07.01s when winning a race in Philadelphia, whilst Hurdles star Zara Hohn ran an encouraging 100m in 12.05s in Clermont Florida.

26th April 2007. Wakefield Harriers Featured in Athletics Weekly Club Focus.
In this week’s Athletics Weekly Wakefield Harriers were featured on the Club Focus page.
Download the Article in Word.

22nd April 2007. Wakefield Harriers Complete the London Marathon.
This year we had several athletes taking part in the Flora London Marathon, with all runners struggling in the unseasonably warm conditions. Mark Ridgway once again led the club home, finishing in 284th place out of a record 35,000 runners. His time was a very respectable 2 hrs 47 mins, which placed him 51st in the M40 category. Peter Gooding was next man home, doing well to finish 55th in the M55 category, followed by Hugh Allen. Our first lady finisher was Alex Potter who finished in a fine 3 hrs 38 mins, followed by Louise Taylor who was also inside 4 hours. Alice Butler was next, followed by former international sprinter Elaine Sutcliffe, running the race for charity. Race Results from London Marathon website.

21st April 2007. Good Performances at the Sheffield Festival of Athletics.
Several Harriers started their track season by competing in the Sheffield Festival of Athletics at the Don Valley Stadium, with some fine performances to report. Some of our strong U17 men’s middle distance squad were in action, with Jack Hallas leading the way. He was a clear winner in the Mile race in a fast PB of 4 mins 27.6s, with Nathan Bolton 4th in 4 mins 51.9s. In the 400m Thomas Atkinson won in a speedy 53.7s, and also came 5th in the 800m in 2 mins 5.0s, whilst in the 3000m Joe Hargreaves came 5th in a PB with 9 mins 20.9s.
In the sprints Ricardo Francis was narrowly beaten into 2nd place in the U20 men’s 200m in 22.8s, whilst In the U20 ladies Reagan Wright came 2nd in both the 100m and 200m in 12.4s and 26.4, with Christina Clubley winning the senior races in 12.8s and 26.8s. Kate Wilson finished 4th in the U17 ladies 400m in 63.1s.
Download Results from Sheffield, and see photographs from Howard Miller.

21st April 2007. New records set at first WYT&F League Meeting at Wakefield.
There was an excellent turnout of athletes, and 3 new league records were set at the opening WYT&F League Meeting. Amongst the boys the only Wakefield winners were Jack Mitchell, winning an exciting U13 800m in 2:28.2, and Saul Gavaghan in the U13 Shot with 6.65m. The girls had more success, with Bethany Thomas victorious in the U11 Shot with 4.86m, Grace Eyles running a fast 12.3s in the 70m Hurdles, Olivia Radcliffe easily winning the U13 800m in 2:34.4, Bethany Porter taking the U13 Discus with 20.00m, and Molly Timms the U15 Discus with 17.27m. In the U17 High Jump Faye Mitchell took first place, and U20 Mikaela Harrison easily won the senior 100m and 200m in the fast times of 12.6s and 25.8s respectively.
Full Results from Wakefield :- Mens and Womens.

15th April 2007. Three Club Records Broken at Harriers Spring Open Meeting.
There was an excellent turnout of over 300 athletes for the Spring Open Meeting, sponsored by Wakefield District Housing, with visitors from all over the North of England visiting us at Thornes Park Stadium. On a very warm day, ideal for sprinters, the club’s star performer was Grace Eyles. She jumped a New U13 Club Long Jump record of 4.75m, breaking Naida Bromley’s previous mark, and also ran a New U13 Club 200m record of 27.2 secs. In the same race Sophie Ellerker also equalled Lucy Holmes’ old record of 27.9s, and continuing the fine performances in the U13 age group Hannah Yates had a fine Shot Putt victory with 8.27m, and Olivia Radcliffe had a good winning run in the Girls 800m in 2 min 33.5s.
Star performer for the men was Josh Green, running a New U17 Club 100m Hurdles record of 14.6 secs, beating Stuart Dixon’s old figures from 1993. Jack Mitchell won the U13 Boys 800m in a fast 2 min 26.6s, and there were a double victories for Will Mulroy (U15 Boys High Jump & Long Jump) and Chris Brennan (U17 Men 200m & Long Jump), and wins for Craig Westerman (U15 Shot) and Andrei Pobischam (U20 Triple Jump). Our U20 sprinters did well against senior opposition, with Michael Beaumont winning the Mens 400m, and Ricardo Francis having a good winning double in the 100m & 200m in fast times. Mikaela Harrison had a similar winning double in the ladies sprints.
Full Meeting Results :- Mens and Womens.

14th April 2007. Hariers in Action at the Meanwood Valley Trail.
The club had several runners taking part in the popular Meanwood Valley Trail, and were led home by Matthew Dodsworth in 34th, closely followed by new member Carl Quin.
Results from Valley Striders, and team photographs from Richard West.

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