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2004 Club News January - March

28th March 2004. Angie Dickie wins Wombwell 5.
Angie showed that she is starting to get back on form with a clear victory in this 5 mile road race in 29 mins 30, and was followed home by Lucy O'Gorman in 2nd place.

28th March 2004. Penny Thackray wins AAA Half Marathon Championships.
The Ackworth Half Marathon this year incorporated the AAA and also the Yorkshire Championships, and by finishing 2nd lady behind Kenyan athlete Miryam Wangari, Penny won both the AAA and Yorkshire titles. Her time was 79 mins 28s on the undulating course, run in breezy condititions. Penny and Sharon Marshall were also representing Yorkshire, and helped Yorkshire win the team race. Wakefield Harriers also won the ladies team race, with Denise Tibbs completing the team, so Penny required the services of Securicor to take home all her medals and prize money!
There were also some fine performances by the Wakefield men, with Steve Tibbs claiming the scalp of team-mate Adam Cooper. They finished 2nd and 3rd veterans in the Yorkshire Championships, and with Stuart Bannister completing the team they finished 7th team out of 37 in the open race. Race results from Sportsoft Championship results to be downloaded as PDF files :- Open Race, Yorkshire Championships, AAA Championships.

27th March 2004. Sir Rodney Walker elected President of AAA.
At the AAA AGM held in London Sir Rodney, a life vice-president of the Harriers, and holder of numerous chairmanships including Chairman of UK Sport, Chairman of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, and Chairman of Wembley National Stadium Ltd, was elected President of AAA. Report of AGM from North of England

21st March 2004. New Club Half Marathon record for Julie O'Mara.
Julie transferred her excellent form over the country onto the roads, and in the Wilmslow Half Marathon in Cheshire she shattered her PB and ran a New Club Record of 76 mins 46 secs. In a top quality field she was the 6th Lady finisher. Results from Joe Lee.

21st March 2004. Penny Thackray wins South Leeds Stadium '5'.
Penny easily won the ladies 5 mile race, finishing 15th overall in 30 mins 30s. Tony Smith was our first man home. Results from John Schofield.

14th March 2004. Excellent performances by Nick and Eileen Mannion in Spen 20.
Nick and Eileen showed that their preparations for the London Marathon were going well, with fine performances in the tough Spen 20. Nick finished 5th in 2hrs 3mins 22secs, whilst Eileen was 2nd lady in a New Club Record of 2hrs 23mins 12 secs for the distance.

14th March 2004. Harriers take first three Ladies places in Sheffield Lord Mayors 10Km.
It was a clean sweep for the Ladies, with Penny Thackray, Angie Dickie and Lucy O'Gorman finishing in the first three places, well clear of the rest of the field. Results from Sportsoft.

13th March 2004. Promising debut from Peter McNamara in Yorkshire Vets League.
Peter chose the tougest race of the series at Ogden to make his vets debut, and finished a strong 13th position. Backed up by Steve Wilkinson, Tony Audsley and Alan Stainer the team finished 5th, and are now 4th in the league after two races. Results from YVAA.

13th March 2004. English Schools Cross Country Championships.
Several club members represented West Yorkshire Schools in the English Schools Championships at Maidstone in Kent. Jasmine Kerry had an outstanding run in the Senior Girls race to finished 35th, and the first West Yorkshire counter home. In the Intermediate Girls race Jadine Wright was 168th, and the Junior Girls race saw Sarah Higgins finish 70th and Katy McHale 157th. Nathan Elliott and Chris Price finished 125th and 136th respectively in the Intermediate Boys race. Results available on ESAA website.

7th March 2004. Julie O'Mara finishes 6th overall in Reebok Cross Challenge.
Following the final race at Nottingham, and after a fine season over the country Julie finished 6th in the final standings in this prestigious race series. Senior Women final standings.

7th March 2004. Aine Hoban 12th in UK Cross Country 4Km Trials.
After a long spell on the sidelines with injury Aine made a welcome return to action in the UK Trials at Nottingham, finishing 12th in the short course (4 Km) race. Results from UK Athletics

7th March 2004. Club has 3 Women running for Yorkshire in Inter-Counties Championships.
In the Womens 8 Km race at Nottingham Julie O'Mara finished an excellent 19th place, the first runner home for Yorkshire. Sharon Marshall and Sarah Beevers finished 88th and 94th as Yorkshire's 4th and 5th scorers. Results of Senior Womens race from UK Athletics
In the U17 Women's race Jasmin Kerry finished an excellent 75th, and in the U17 Mens race Chris Price and Nathan Elliot finished 101st and 167th. Sarah Higgins ran very well to finish 122nd in the U15 Girls race. Results of all races from UK Athletics

28/29th February 2004. Successful GB debut for Naida in Combined Events International.
Naida Bromley represented Great Britain in the Pentathlon at the Combined Events Indoor U20 International at Mondeville, France, and performed with distinction. Having just moved into the U20 age group she was competing against girls much older than her but finished 12th in the Pentathlon with 3470 pts, to help Great Britain finish third behind France and Russia.
Report from UK Athletics.

28/29th February 2004. Zara Hohn 6th in AAA U17 Indoor Championships.
Zara was our only finallist here, and finished an excellent 6th in the 60m Hurdles at the AAA of England Championships at Birmingham.

28/29th February 2004. Success for club members in BUSA Indoor Championships.
There were some notable performances from club members in the British Universities Indoor Championships at Cardiff. In the womens 1500m Charlene Snelgrove took gold in 4 min 32.02s, with Helen Singleton taking bronze in the same race. Ruth Dales finished 5th in the 60m Hurdles. Download results from BUSA website

21st February 2004. Julie O'Mara 10th in National Cross Country Championships.
Julie finished an outstanding 10th in the National Cross Country Championships at Temple Newsam, Leeds. Sarah Beevers finished 85th and Eileen Mannion 130th, but the club was unable to complete a team. Chris Price finished 85th in the U17 Boys race and Jaydene Wright and Samantha Higgins had excellent runs in the U15 Girls race finishing in 45th and 50th places.
Report of Championships from UK Athletics. and Results of all races from Sportsoft

17th February 2004. Naida Bromley selected for Combined Events Indoor International.
Naida has been selected to represent Great Britain in the Pentathlon at the Combined Events Indoor U20 International at Mondeville, France on 28-29 February. Our congratulations to her on another international selection. Report from UK Athletics.

8th February 2004. Chris Kirk 5th in AAA Indoor Championships at Sheffield.
Chris finished an excellent 5th in the Long Jump, and 4th Briton, in a season's best and indoor PB of 7.27m at the EIS arena at Sheffield. Results from Sheffield from UK Athletics.

7th February 2004. West Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Championships.
Many club members competed with distinction for their schools in these championships, held locally at Silcoates School, and several have been chosed to represent the county in the English Schools Championships at Maidstone on Mar 13th. In the Senior Girls Jasmine Kerry finished 2nd, in the Intermediate Girls Jadine Wright was 6th, and in the Junior Girls Sarah Higgins won the race with Katy McHale 7th. In the Intermediate Boys Nathan Elliott and Chris Price finished 5th and 7th, and Paul Rice in 10th has been selected as a reserve.

1st February 2004. Excellent debut for Steve Tibbs in First Vets League Race.
Steve started his veterans running career with an impressive second place in the first Yorkshire Vets League race at Horsforth. With solid packing from Steve Wilkinson (19th), Richard West (23rd) and Dave Brailsford (26th) the team opened the season with a solid 3rd behind Holmfirth and Knavesmire. Results from Horsforth from YVAA site.

1st February 2004. Fast time for Penny Thackray in Dewsbury 10K.
Penny recorded a time of 34m 08s, her best time for a couple of years, when finishing 2nd lady and 18th overall in the field of 650 runners. Sarah Beevers finished 8th lady to help the ladies team to finish 2nd. Tony Smith was the club's first male finisher in a new PB.
Results from Dewsbury Road Runners.

31st January 2004. Two Northern titles for the club in Indoor Championships at Sheffield.
Chris Kirk as expected retained his Long Jump title, but the outstanding performance of the day was from Helen Singleton, who had probably the best win of her career in winning the 1500m title. The club nearly had another victory in the 800m, when Charlene Snelgrove was just pipped on the line after leading from the gun. Cath Bacon took the bronze in the same race. Our other lady medallists were Fiona Westwood in the Long Jump and Fiona Thomas in the Shot.
Full results from Sheffield from North of England AA site.

24th January 2004. Julie O'Mara leads ladies team to 6th in Northern Championships.
With Aine Hoban injured and unable to defend her title, Julie finished an excellent 8th in the Northern Cross Country Championships at St Helens to lead the team to a creditable 6th place. She was supported by Sharon Marshall and Sarah Beevers and a very good run by Eileen Mannion to complete the team. Results of all races on North of England AA site.

17th January 2004. Julie O'Mara 8th in Reebok Cross Challenge.
Julie had an excellent run at Cardiff to finish an excellent 8th in this prestigious race series.

17/18th January 2004. Four titles for the club in Northern U20 Indoor Championships.
Debbie Collinson and Chris Kirk repeated their victories of last year, to get their new seasons off to a winning start. Debbie won the U20 Ladies Shot again with 11.42m, whilst Chris, now an established star, easily won the Long Jump with 7.10m, beating his own championship record ! Paul Rice had a fantastic run, winning the U17 Boys 800m title in a new PB and championship best of 2m 00.14, and Zara Hohn won the U17 Girls 60H in 8.8s.
There was also a silver medal for Chloe Beckett in the U17 Girls Shot, and a bronze for Nathan Elliot in the U17 Boys 1500m.
Report and full results from Sheffield available on North of England AA site.

11th January 2004. Julie O'Mara wins South Yorkshire Cross Country League race.
Competing as a guest in the race at Doncaster Julie won easily by 40 secs, with Sharon Marshall finishing thired, also running as a guest.

10th January 2004. Sarah Beevers wins West Yorkshire Cross Country League title.
In the 4th and final set of league races at Bodington Hall, Leeds, the club had no winners this time, but still some excellent performances. Alexandra Tomkinson came an excellent third in the Senior Ladies race, backed up by Sarah Beevers in 6th and Helen Singleton in 7th. With the best 3 scores taken into account Sarah won the overall title by one point.
In the U17 ladies Jasmin Kerry again ran well to finish 5th, and other top 10 finishers were Katie McHale 6th in the U15 girls and Alora Adie 7th in the U13 girls. Our best run by the men was Chris Price, who finished 5th in the U17 men. Results of all races and overall scores

3rd January 2004. U17 Men Win Yorkshire Cross Country Team Championships.
The U17 men were the club's star performers this year in the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships at Nunroyd Park, Guiseley. Led home by Chris Price in 7th and Nathan Elliot in 8th, they won the team race. Mens results from ukresults.net
The Senior women were without many of their star runners, but still finished 2nd team, with Sharon Marshall in 5th and Sarah Beevers in 11th. In the U17 race Jasmin Kerry ran excellently to finish 3rd, with the team also finishing 3rd. Sarah Higgins and Jaydene Wright ran very well to finish 5th and 9th in the U15 race, with the team finishing 4th.
Womens results from ukresults.net

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