Wakefield Harriers

2012 Club News July - September

30th Sep 2012. Yorkshire Vets Track & Field Championships.
Some our veteran athletes competed at the Yorkshire Vets Track & Field Championships at Cleckheaton, with several winners from the club. Victorious were Richard Higson-Blythe, 1st M35 100m 11.71s & 200m 24.83s & LJ 5.34m, Jennifer Ibbitson 1st W55 SP 10.33m, DT 25.16m, HT 39.54m & JT 21.95m, and Linda Risdale, 1st W60 DT 16.35m & HT 26.76m. Meeting Results.

30th Sep 2012. Excellent Performances at Robin Hood Half Marathon.
Several Harriers competed at the popular Robin Hood Half Marathon in Nottingham, with some significant personal best times recorded. Paul Lockwood had an outstanding run to finish 7th overall out of nearly 4000 runners, in an excellent new PB of 69 mins 01 secs. This improves his recent best by nearly a minute and a half, and moves him up to 6th on the club all-time list.
Not to be out-done, Helen Beck knocked well over two minutes off her best with an excellent new PB of 86 mins 05 secs, the 5th best on the club all-time list, which placed her 143rd overall and 7th lady in the race. Also climbing up those club rankings were Nicky Steel & Alex Potter, with fine new PBs of 92:05 & 92:14 respectively, and M60 Peter Gooding also had a good run, just missing Brian Fozzard's club M60 record with his time of 93:53. Results from Power of 10.
Also on the roads we had several Harriers competing in the Horsforth 10km. Stephen Tilford showed a welcome return to form finishing 13th in 36:17, a good time on the hilly course. He was followed by Steve Eastwood 24th in 38:05 & Glenn Shelley 41st in 39:35, all running close to their best. Results from Horsforth Harriers.

22nd/23rd Sep 2012. Yorkshire Combined Events Championships.
At the Yorkshire Combined Events Championships at Leeds there were 4 Wakefield Harriers competing, and all did very well, recording personal best scores. Bethany Porter was 2nd in the U20W Heptathlon with a new PB of 3846 pts, Patrick Thackray was 6th in the U17M Octathlon with a PB of 3516 pts, followed by George Brown with his PB of 3312 pts, and Dylan Roberts came 3rd in the U13B Triathlon with 1043 pts. Results from Power of 10.

22nd/23rd Sep 2012. Distance Runners Roundup of the Weekend's Events.
Disappointed at missing the Northern Road Relays, several of the men's team had a run out at the Pontefract Park Run, with Chris Price 16:11, U20 Matthew O'Connor 16:37, Chris Ward 16:40 & Andrew Cartwright 16:53 all recording good times, and having a great team battle well clear of the rest of the field.
M50 Paul Hallas finished 6th overall and 1st in his category at the Spen Greenway 10k in the fine time of 36:23. U20 Steven Eastwood had a great run at the Netherthong 10k, finishing an excellent 2nd with a new PB of 37:14. Joanne Biltcliffe was one of a handful of Harriers competing in the Isle of Axholme Half Marathon at Epworth, near Doncaster, and moved into the top 20 of the club's all-time list with her new PB of 1 hr 40:24.

22nd Sep 2012. Annabel Mason Retains British U16 Mountain Running Title.
Annabel Mason was selected once again to compete for England in the U16 Girls team at the British and Irish Home International Mountain Running Championships, held this year at Melmerby in Cumbria. She won her race by over a minute from Northern Cross Country Champion Bronwen Owen, and was also nearly 2 minutes quicker than the U18 winner, who ran the same uphill only course of 4.3Km, which finished at the top of Hartside. Race results.

22nd Sep 2012. Good Showing from Harriers at the Northern Road Relay Championships.
At the Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships at Leigh the club had a good showing in most age groups, with several top 10 finishes. The Senior Women's teams did very well, with the 'A' team of Julie Briscoe, Katie McHale, Helen Singleton & Helen Beck finishing an excellent 7th, and 2nd club from Yorkshire. Julie was 12th fastest overall, and Helen 24th out of the 240 runners who competed. The incomplete 'B' team of Sally Smith, Nicky Steel & Helen McLeod were also well placed after their 3 legs. Unfortunately the entry for the Senior Men's team was lost in the post and the organisers wouldn't accept a late entry from the club, which was very disappointing as we had a good team lined up this year.
In the younger age groups the U17 Ladies trio of Rebecca Firth, Stephanie Rodgers & Faye Beckett were 9th, with Rebecca 19th fastest overall, whilst for the U17 Men Danny Franks, Cameron Dye & Robert Sanderson were 26th. Bethan Oates, Chloe Fitton & Lucy Robinson were an excellent 8th in the U15 Girl's race, and the 'B' team of Emily Gill, Haley Newbound & Laura Anderson were 27th. The U15 Boys team went one better, finishing 7th, with Edward Dunbavin, George Heppinstall & Ben Read all running well. Ben was 7th fastest overall, and 3rd fastest from Yorkshire. In the U13 age group Matthew Hill, Max Rose & Liam Grosse were a fine 11th in the boys race, with Matthew being 11th fastest overall, and for the girls Holly Kitching, Millie Oats & India Elliott were 17th.
Results from Northern Athletics 2012 Results Index

15th/16th Sep 2012. Bethany Porter Competes in English Schools' Heptathlon Championships.
Bethany Porter once again was selected to compete for West Yorkshire Schools at the English Schools' Combined Events Championships, which this year were held at Bedford. She finished a very creditable 21st in the Senior Girls competition with a score of 3617 points, and helped West Yorkshire finish 5th in the team competition. Results from Power of 10.

9th Sep 2012. Paul Lockwood Wins Spire Healthcare English Half Marathon.
Paul Lockwood had one of the best wins of his career so far when he had a clear victory in the Spire Healthcare English Half Marathon at Warrington, two and a half minutes clear of the field of over 1000 runners. He recorded an excellent new personal best time of 70 mins 29 secs, nearly a minute off his previous best, and this moves him up to 9th in the club’s all-time list. Race Results.
Elsewhere on the roads, Stephen Tilford had a welcome return to form running 36 mins 49 mins for 13th place in the Wetherby 10K, and Alistair Robinson showed good endurance for an 400/800m runner with his 38 mins 38 secs, which also placed him 13th in the Lichfield 10K.

9th Sep 2012. 2 Club Records at Douglas Bedford Memorial Open Meeting.
The Douglas Bedford Memorial Open Meeting, which also incorporatated the Club Track & Field Championships, once again produced some keen competition between club members, and in the warm conditions there was a high standard in many of the events, including two new club records. Abigail Roberts jumped a New U17 & U20 Pole Vault Record of 3.50m, and Abby Ward cleared a New U15 High Jump Record of 1.61m.
There were many other good results, including additional grade 1 performances by Jenna Wheatman (1st SW HT 51.92m), William Rotherforth (1st U17M 200m 22.7s), Rebecca Tolson (2nd U15G HJ 1.57m), Alyce McCurdie (2nd U15G SP 10.37m), Aderinsola Oldleru (1st U13G HJ 1.45m) & Aimee Nightingale (2nd U13G HJ 1.40m). There were also grade 2 performances from Lucy Holmes (1st SW SP 11.05m), Vicki Greensmith (2nd SW SP 10.55m), Grace Eyles (1st U20W 100m 12.4s & 1st 200m 25.2s), Marcus Nixey (1st U20M 100m 11.1s), William Rotherforth (1st U17M 100m 11.3s), James Ammon (U17M 200m 23.0s) & Emily Tinsley (3rd U13G HJ 1.35m).
Meeting Results Page , and Results in Power of 10.

9th Sep 2012. Ladies F35 Team Win Yorkshire Vets AA Road Relay Championships.

The Wakefield Harriers over 35 Ladies team of Sarah Bostwick, Julie Briscoe & Julie Greenwood got the autumn road relay season off to a good start by winning the Yorkshire Vets AA Road Relay Championships at Saltaire. They were clear winners, with Julie Briscoe easily running the fastest time of the day, and with Julie Greenwood 4th, Sarah 8th and Nicky Steel from the ‘B’ team 7th fastest overall, our ladies dominated the race, with the ‘B’ team also running well to finish 10th team. The men’s over 40 team were 7th in their race, and for the first time we had a team of over 70 male runners, who also did well to finish 2nd in their category.
Download Race Results from YVAA.

8th Sep 2012. Three Grade 1 Performances at York Open Meeting.
There were three Wakefield athletes competing at the City of York AC Open Meeting, with all of them recording Grade 1 performances. Emily Tinsley won the U13G High Jump with a new PB leap of 1.41m, and Alice McCurdie and Jenna Wheatman were also close to their best, when winning the U15G Shot with a throw of 10.22m, and the senior Hammer with 53.20m respectively. Meeting Results.

3rd Sep 2012. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in September.
Here's the list of people that have been accepted into membership this month by Wakefield Harriers. Please welcome them all to the club. List of New Members.

2nd Sep 2012. Harriers Have Two Teams Competing in Leeds Country Way Relay.
The club had 2 teams of 12 runners participating in the 64 mile Leeds Country Way Relay, a long distance off-road event where the runners run in pairs, over 6 stages of between 9.7 and 11.8 miles. The mixed team finished a very creditable 9th overall, to finish 2nd in their category, and Dan Benjamin & Alex Potter, Neil Dutton & Nicky Steel, and Chris Ward & Julie Greenwood were the fastest mixed pairs on legs 2, 3 & 6 respectively. The vets team were 15th out of the 39 teams who completed the course, and also finished 2nd in their category.
Full Race Results from Kippax Harriers.

2nd Sep 2012. Annabel Mason Finishes 4th in World Mountain Running Championships .

Annabel pictured (left) with her GB team collecting their silver medals
European Junior Champion Annabel Mason finished an outstanding 4th in the Junior Women’s 3.9 Km race at the 28th World Mountain Running Championships at Ponte di Legno in Italy. Despite being almost the youngest runner in the field, she led her British team mates home to silver medals in the team race, just 1 point behind winners Turkey. This was yet another excellent performance from Annabel, and we congratulate her on her latest success.
Race Results and Report from UK Athletics

2nd Sep 2012. League Record for Molly Dunbavin at West Yorkshire T&F League Champs.
There were some good performances at the West Yorkshire T&F League Championships at Cleckheaton, including three new Championship Records in the U13 Boy's Shot, U13 Boy's 800m, and from Wakefield's Molly Dunbavin who broke the U11 Shot Putt Championship Record with 6.96m. Molly is on the left receiving her trophy for winning the U11 Girls League title.

From the Harriers there were also grade 1 performances from Emily Tinsley, winning the U13G High Jump with 1.40m, and from Alyce McCurdie, winning the U15G Shot with 10.14m. U17 William Rotherforth had a good double victory in the 100m & 200m, with times of 11.35s & 22.81s, both grade 2 performances.
Results from Cleckheaton :- Mens and Womens.

27th Aug 2012. Some Good Jump Performances at Doncaster 'Jump Fest' Meeting.
There were some good jump performances at the Doncaster 'Jump Fest' Meeting, with the highlight being a Grade 1 performance from Aderinsola Olaleru, winning the U13G High Jump with a leap of 1.43m. Results from Power of 10.

27th Aug 2012. Askern 10 Mile Road Race.
There was a disappointing turnout of Harriers this year for the Askern 10 Mile Road Race, the 10th round of the Club Distance Runners League Championship. But it meant that M40 Paul Robinson (41st in 65:18), and Nicky Steel (87th overall and 15th lady in 70:30), improved their positions in the league, with Nicky moving up to 3rd place. Race Results.

25th/26th Aug 2012. Two Harriers Compete for Yorkshire at Inter Counties Championships.
Bethany Sharp & Jenna Wheatman were selected to compete for Yorkshire in the McCain CAU Inter Counties Championships at Bedford, helping Yorkshire to win the women's competition. Bethany ran an excellent personal best of 65.39s in her heat of the 400m Hurdles, but Jenna was not quite so successful, being unable to produce a valid throw in the Hammer.

19th Aug 2012. Good Performances at the City of York Summer League.
There were some good performances at the City of York Summer League. Jenna Wheatman was close to her best when winning the Ladies Hammer with a throw of 52.15m, and there was also a Grade 1 performance from Emily Tinsley, winning the U13 High Jump with a new PB of 1.40m.

18th/19th Aug 2012. Good Performances at England Athletics U15/U17 T&F Championships.
Several of the club’s leading junior athletes competed with distinction at the England Athletics U15 & U17 Track & Field Championships at Bedford. Abigail Roberts was the highest placed finisher, coming 4th in the U17W Pole Vault with a leap of 3.40m. Ben Read came 7th in the U15B 1500m in 4m 22.07s, and Rebecca Firth finished 12th in the U17W 1500m in 4m 50.55s, after running 4m 49.59s in her heat. William Rotherforth finished 7th in his semi-final of the U17M 200m in 22.74s, after running 22.48s in his heat, and William Ingram was 13th in the U17M 1500m S/C in 4m 56.05s. Results from Power of 10.

19th Aug 2012. Annabel Mason Wins Another Race Outright.
Following her recent victory at the Reindeer Romp, the irrepressible Annabel Mason won another race outright. Because of the short distance of the race U15 athletes were allowed to compete at the Darwin Gala fell race, and after leading almost the whole way Annabel beat all the seniors, both male and female. Father John finished 2nd, nearly a minute behind, to complete a remarkable family double.

14th Aug 2012. Team Victory for Men at York Millennium Bridge 5Km Race.
Paul Lockwood was close to his best as he finished 5th in 15:49 at the York Millennium Bridge 5Km Race, and with Andrew Cartwright just beating Chris Ward for 10th & 11th places, the trio won the team prize. Or at least they would have done if they'd all been wearing their club vests! U15 George Heppinstall was 4th in his age group in 88th place, and Nicola Steel was 103rd to finish 1st in the W35 category. An unfortunate marshalling incident meant most of the runners missed part of the course, so the finishing times for all but the first few were not for a full 5 Km.
Results from Power of 10.

12th Aug 2012. Good Team Result at Final National Junior League Match at Edinburgh.
At the 4th and final meeting of the National Junior League Northern Premier Division, at the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh, our U20 & U17 athletes excelled themselves. They had their best result of the season to finish 5th on the day, which meant they finished 6th overall in this very competitive division. Scott Atkinson was in great form again, winning the 400m in 48.90s and the 200 ‘B’ in 22.51s, both impressive in the windy conditions. He was our only ‘A’ string winner, but there were solid performances in most events by the Wakefield athletes, and another Grade 1 performance from Abigail Roberts, who was not far off her best when coming 2nd in the Pole Vault with 3.40m. Download Results in pdf.
Match Result :- Team Edinburgh 457, Sale H Manchester 422, Gateshead H&AC 410, Liverpool H&AC 393, Wakefield DH&AC 384, Kingdom Athletics 351, Team Glasgow 350, Team Forth Valley 344.
Final League Positions :- Team Edinburgh 23 (1442.5), Sale H Manchester 22 (1419.5), Gateshead H&AC 17 (1305.5), Liverpool H&AC 13 (1231.0), Team Glasgow 11 (1152.5), Wakefield DH&AC 10 (1131.0), Kingdom Athletics 9 (1146.5), Team Forth Valley 3 (987.5).

8th Aug 2012. Yorkshire Vets League Race 8 at York.
At race 8 of the Yorkshire Vets League at Knavesmire in York Pete McNamara was first Harrier home, and finished a solid 8th overall and 3rd M50. Race Results.

7th Aug 2012. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in August.
Here's the list of people that have been accepted into membership by Wakefield Harriers. Please welcome them all to the club. List of New Members.

5th Aug 2012. Annabel Mason Wins Trial for World Mountain Running Championships.
European Champion Annabel Mason continued her domination on the fells by winning the U20 trial race for the World Mountain Running Championships. The race was held at Glenridding, and Annabel finished nearly two minutes ahead of her nearest rival. The World Championships will be held at Ponte di Legno in Italy on September 2nd, and we congratulate Annabel on her latest international selection.

4th/5th Aug 2012. Medal for George Heppinstall at U15 Combined Events Championships.
George Heppinstall, Patrick Thackray & Andrew Jones competed in the England Athletics U15/U17 Combined Events Championships at Stoke, and all came away with PBs in several events. George also did very well to come away with two medals, as he was 3rd in the U15 Boys Octathlon and 1st Northern athlete. George is pictured on the left on the rostrum.
Patrick was 11th & Andrew 13th in the U17 Mens Decathlon.
Results from Power of 10.

5th Aug 2012. Wakefield Win 4th Round of Mens & Womens Northern League Division 1.
At the 4th and final round of the Northern Mens & Womens League Division 1 at Halifax the club had a good turnout of athletes. The team finished on a high with an excellent team victory, and as a result they finish the league in 4th place.
There were some good individual performances recorded, led by U20 Scott Atkinson who won the 400m in 48.7s, as well as coming 2nd in the 200m in 22.4s. There were also Grade 1 winning performances of 53.35m from Jenna Wheatman in the Hammer and 11.64m from Lucy Holmes in the Shot, and Grade 2 performances from U20 Sally Smith (2nd 800m 2m 12.2s) & U17 Abigail Roberts (1st PV 3.20m). Results from Power of 10.
Match Result :- Wakefield Harriers 399, City of Manchester 377, Preston Harriers 368, Kingston U Hull 361, Blackburn Harriers 331, Holmfirth Harriers 226.
Final League Positions :- Preston Harriers 18 (1465), Kingston U Hull 17 (1530), City of Manchester 17 (1434), Wakefield Harriers 15 (1370), Blackburn Harriers 12 (1343), Holmfirth Harriers 5 (1044).

5th Aug 2012. Fast Times at Jane Tomlinson's York 10k.
Paul Lockwood and Nicky Steel ran fast times at Jane Tomlinson's York 10k, with Paul finishing 2nd in 32 mins 51 secs, and Nicky 5th lady in 40 mins 47 secs. Results from Power of 10.

1st Aug 2012. Chris Ward Wins New ‘Flat Cap 5’ Off-Road Race.
Chris Ward was the inaugural winner of the ‘Flat Cap 5’ off-road race from Dewsbury, a new event this year organised by Tony Audsley. Pete McNamara finished 6th to win the M50 category, and Joanne Biltcliffe was our first lady home in 50th place, out of 108 finishers.
Results from Dewsbury Road Runners.
The race was the 9th round of the Club Distance Runners League Championship, and Pete now moves into a clear lead ahead of Chris, with Joanne now in 4th place.

31st Jul 2012. Wakefield Schools Cross Country Dates Announced.
For the young distance runners the dates of the Wakefield Schools Cross Country races are as follows, with all starting at 4-30 pm. Mon 24th Sep Pontefract Race Course, Wed 3rd Oct Outwood Grange Academy, Thu 11th Oct QEGS, & Wed 17th Oct Silcoates School.

29th Jul 2012. Paul Lockwood Wins 10 Mile Road Race.
Paul Lockwood showed he is getting back to top form by winning the Great Warford 10 Mile road race in a new PB time of 53 mins 40 secs. The previous day he had warmed up by coming 4th in the Lancaster 5k in 15 mins 54 secs.

29th Jul 2012. Two Club Records at Young Athletes League Northern Final at Wigan.
After finishing a very creditable 3rd in the Division Northern Premier 1 of the Young Athletes' League, the club qualified to take part in the McCain Young Athletes' League Northern Final at Wigan, against the other top teams from the North of England. We were short in some events, and there was some tough opposition, so the team did very well to finish 7th. There were many fine individual performances, including a New U17 Club Pole Vault Record of 3.45 m from Abigail Roberts, who moves back up to 5th= in this year’s UK U17 Pole Vault rankings. It was also a new U20 outdoor record, beating Caroline Nutt's best from 2001. The prolific William Rotherforth Equalled his U17 Club 100m Record of 11.0 secs, as well as running close to his club record in the 200m with 22.4s. He also won the U17 Triple Jump with another Grade 1 performance of 13.16m, and also recording a Grade 1 was Alyce McCurdie, winning the U15G Shot with a PB of 10.46m. There were also Grade 2 performances from our two U13G High Jumpers Emily Tinsey and Aderinsola Olaleru, who both cleared 1.35m and scored maximum points for the club in their event.
Match Result :- Sale 936.5, Preston 830, Leeds City 716.5, Gateshead 713.5, Doncaster 668, Liverpool 635.5, Wakefield 535, Sheffield 532. Meeting Results.

29th Jul 2012. Nicky Steel Finishes 3rd at Yorkshire Vets League Race.
Nicky Steel took part in her first Yorkshire Vets League race at Crossgates, and had a good run to finish 3rd lady. Pete McNamara was first Harrier home in 10th place, and after the first 7 races is lying 2nd overall in the M50 category. Race Results.

28th Jul 2012. Third Round of UK Womens League Division 3 at Leeds.
The club had a much better result at the 3rd round of UK Womens League Division 3 at Leeds, finishing 4th team on the day. We had no 'A' string winners, but there was a Grade 1 performance from Jenna Wheatman (2nd Hammer 53.32m), and a Grade 2 performance from Lucy Holmes (3rd Shot 11.06m). Results from Power of 10.
Match Result :- Reading AC 238, Leeds City 235, Notts AC 195, Wakefield D. H&AC 172, Belgrave 170, Liverpool H 142, Aldershot F&D 113, Brighton & Hove 8.
Final League Positions :- Reading AC 21 (658), Notts AC 21 (623.5), Leeds City 17 (586), Belgrave 13 (494.5), Liverpool H 12 (472), Aldershot F&D 10 (438.5), Wakefield D. H&AC 7 (388), Brighton & Hove 7 (305).

26th Jul 2012. Annabel Mason Wins Reindeer Romp Off-Road Race once again.
At the third of the 'Reindeer Romp' series of off-road races, 15 year old Annabel Mason had stronger opposition than in the previous race, but still showed all the senior runners the way home, and knocked another half minute off the ladies course record ! Chris Ward in 3rd place was 2nd Harrier to finish, followed by Steven Eastwood in 7th place. Pete McNamara was 4th Harrier home in 12th, and first M50, whilst Julie Greenwood was 2nd lady in 24th place. Download Race Results in Excel

21st/22nd Jul 2012. Club Has Three Medallists at British Masters T&F Championships.
Wakefield Harriers had three athletes competing at the British Masters Track & Field Championships at Derby, and they all came away with medals. Jennifer Ibbitson had a great weekend in the W55 category, winning 3 gold & 1 silver medal (1st HT 39.11m, 1st SP 11.06m, 1st WT 12.07m & 2nd PV 2.60m). W60 Linda Risdale won a gold and a silver (1st HT 27.22m & 2nd DT 16.57m), and M50 Paul Hallas won a silver, coming 2nd in the 800m in 2m 13.53s. Results from Power of 10.

22nd Jul 2012. Grace Eyles Female Athlete of the Match at National Junior League.
At the 3rd meeting of the National Junior League Northern Premier Division at Wakefield our U20 & U17 athletes produced some excellent performances, but with a shortage of athletes in many of the distance events the club was always going to struggle against such quality opposition, and they finished 7th team.
There were excellent ‘A’ string victories from Grace Eyles (200m 24.43s), Bethany Sharp (400mH 66.52s) & Abigail Roberts (PV 3.40m), with Grace being awarded the prize for Female Athlete of the Match as a result of her new PB, which moves her up into 7th place in the UK U20 rankings, and is not that far off Emily Freeman's U20 club record. She recorded another Grade 1 performance when coming 3rd in the 100m in 12.26s. and there was also a Grade 1 performance from U17 William Rotherforth, 4th in the 200m in 22.24s. We also had Grade 2 performances from Rebecca Watts (1st ‘B’ 100m 12.38s), William Rotherforth (4th 400m 51.29s) & Sally Smith (4th 400m 57.32s).
Match Result :- Sale H 498, Team Edinburgh 478, Liverpool H&AC 460, Gateshead H&AC 436, Team Glasgow 396, Kingdom Athletics 392, Wakefield DH&AC 343, Team Forth Valley 301. Download Results.

22nd Jul 2012. Superb 10k Debut from Charlene Thomas at Harrogate 10k.
Charlene Thomas decided to take a break from the track to run her first ever 10k road race, and made a superb debut at the distance at the Harrogate 10k. She finished 11th overall, and broke the womens' course record with the excellent time of 34 mins 49 secs, which puts her 3rd in the club all-time list behind Penny Thackray and Julie Briscoe. See the Club Road Statistics page for the club all-time lists. Race Results.

21st Jul 2012. Fast Times by Middle Distance Runners at BMC Grand Prix.
There were some fast times recorded by some of our leading middle distance runners at the BMC Grand Prix at Solihull. Sally Smith was very close to the club U20 800m record as she posted new PB figures of 2m 10.95s, a Grade 1 performance. There were also Grade 2 performances from Jack Hallas (800m 1m 51.92s), Helen Singleton (1500m 4m 34.02s) & James Saxton (U20 800m 1m 56.62s). Results from Power of 10.

21st Jul 2012. U17 100m Club Record for William Rotherforth at West Yorkshire League.
There was good weather for the 6th Round of West Yorkshire League at Wakefield, and it helped produce some excellent performances. There were 3 new league records, including one from William Rotherforth who equalled the League U17 100m record with his winning time of 11.12 secs, which was also a legal electically timed PB for him, and a New Club U17 100m Record. Grace Eyles was also close to the womens 100m league record with her winning time of 12.36s, and there was also a Grade 2 performance from Declan Sheehan, winning the U15 High Jump with 1.66m.
Results from Wakefield :- Mens and Womens.
In the overall league standings Wakefield Harriers were the first club overall, well clear of Halifax & Longwood. In the individual competitions Molly Dunbavin won the U11 Girls title, and Zoe Kerins was the winner in the U17 Ladies, so congratulations to them both.
Results of all 6 meetings and cumulative scores from 2012 Results Page.

18th Jul 2012. Good Turnout of Harriers at the Nostell Priory 10k Race.
On a lovely evening there was quite a good turnout of Wakefield Harriers for the Nostell Priory 10k off-road race, which was well organised by Ackworth Road Runners, and was the 8th round of the Club Distance Runners League Championship. Paul Robinson was our first finisher in 11th position, with Nicky Steel our first lady in 30th place, and 2nd lady out of over 300 finishers. Hugh Allen now moves into the lead in the club championship after his 16th place finish. Race Results available in XL from Ackworth Road Runners.

15th Jul 2012. Lots of Good Times and a New M60 Club Record at Eccup 10 Mile.
Lots of personal best times were set at the Eccup 10 Mile Road race, which incorporated the Yorkshire 10 Mile Championships. Chris Ward was first Harrier home, finishing 8th in a PB of 58 mins 36 secs, and Helen Beck was our first lady in 78th overall out of 650 runners. She was 7th lady in a PB of 67 mins 08 secs, which moves her up to 4th in the club all-time list. There was also a New M60 10 Mile Club Record of 71 mins 49 secs by Peter Gooding, beating Stuart Anderson's old mark. See the Club Road Statistics page for club all-time lists and vets records. It was also the 7th race in this year’s Club Distance Runners League Championship, and Chris Ward has moved closer to the top. Race Results.

14th/15th Jul 2012. Excellent Performances at Northern U20/U17/U15 T&F Championships.
At the Northern Athletics U20/U17/U15 Track & Field Championships at Hull the club had many athletes producing outstanding performances, with 5 individual winners, two club records equalled, and numerous medals won.
Grace Eyles won the U20 200m title in an excellent PB of 24.67s, which moves her up to 11th in the UK U20 rankings, and Scott Atkinson was also impressive, winning the U20 400m in 49.5s. Abby Ward maintained her consistency and equalled the club U15 High Jump record once again, coming 2nd with 1.60m. Similarly Abigail Roberts came 2nd in the U17 Pole Vault, equalling her club record with 3.40m. Ben Read came 2nd in the U15 1500m in 4m 21.01s, a Grade 1 performance, and Rebecca Firth's 1500m PB of 4m 39.08s was another Grade 1, as she came 3rd in a high class U17 race. William Rotherforth also found himself in a top quality race in the U17 200m, as he came 3rd in an excellent 22.24s, and he also picked up a bronze in the 100m in 11.57s.
Other Harriers to win medals were Rita Yates (1st U20 High Jump 1.45m), William Rotherforth (1st U17 Triple Jump 12.79m), William Ingram (1st U17 1500m S/C 4m 50.95s), Bethany Porter (3rd U20 100mH 17.38s) & Bethany Sharp (3rd U20 400mH 66.53s).
In addition there were Grade 1 performances from James Furlong (4th U17 HJ 1.85m) & Alice McCurdie (5th U15 SP 10.01m), and a Grade 2 performance from Zoe Kerins (6th U17 300m 42.10s).
Download full results from Northern Athletics

11th Jul 2012. Good Times Recorded at Doncaster Town Centre 5k Races.
There were some good times recorded at the Doncaster Town Centre 5k Races, with Chris Ward running a new PB of 16 mins 36 secs in 19th place, and Nicky Steel breaking 20 mins for the first time with her 19 mins 54 secs in the vets race, where she was 8th lady.

11th Jul 2012. 5th Round of West Yorkshire League at Cleckheaton.
For a change we had some good weather for the 5th Round of West Yorkshire League at Cleckheaton, with some excellent performances, including 2 new league records. Best Harrier was once again William Rotherforth, winning the U17 100m in 11.32 secs, a Grade 2 performance. After 5 meetings the club now has a good lead in the overall points standings, Zoe Kerins is leading the U17 Ladies, and Molly Dunbavin is joint 1st in the U11 Girls.
Results from Cleckheaton :- Mens and Womens.

8th Jul 2012. Harriers Competing at the Barnsley Open Meeting.
There were several Harriers competing at the Barnsley Open Meeting at Cudworth, with some good performances recorded. There was a Grade 1 throw of 10.15m in the U15 Shot from Alice McCurdie, and Emily Tinsley recorded a Grade 2 performance when winning the U13 Girls High Jump with a new PB of 1.38m. Results from Power of 10.

7th Jul 2012. Annabel Mason Wins European U20 Mountain Running Championships.
At the European Mountain Running Championships in Denizli-Pamukkale in Turkey Annabel Mason was chosen to represent Great Britain, and she caused a big shock in the Junior Women's 4.4km race. At 15 the youngest competitor in the field, and 3 years younger than some of the other runners, Annabel won by almost a minute and emphatically beat the host nation's two favourites, 2011 World Mountain Running Championships junior women's silver medallist Yilmaz Cesminaz, and the 2011 European Mountain Running Championships junior women's bronze medallist Eytemis Sevilay. Congratulations to Annabel for another fantastic performance.
More details on Race Website, and World Mountain Running Association.
From youtube, see interview with Annabel, and some footage of the races.

6th/7th Jul 2012. Harriers Competing at English Schools Track & Field Championships.
Several of the club's talented junior athletes were selected to compete at the Aviva English Schools Championships at Gateshead, and they produced some great performances, even though there were no medal winners from the club this year.
In the heats of the Inter Boys 200m William Rotherforth ran a New U17 Club 200m Record of 22.07 secs, with the wind just on the legal limit of 2.0m/s, before running 22.28s in the semi-final, and then 22.20s when coming 5th in the final. Abigail Roberts Equalled her U17 Club Record of 3.40 m, when finishing 4th in the Inter Girls Pole Vault, and Abby Ward also Equalled her U15 Club Record of 1.60 m, as she came 5th in the Junior Girls High Jump.
Also just outside the medals were Grace Eyles, 4th in the Senior Girls 200m with 25.0s, Laura Robson, 6th in the Senior Girls 200m with 25.3s, Scott Atkinson, 8th in the Senior Boys 400m with 49.10s, after running 48.99s in his heat, the fastest by a Harriers for 11 years, and Rebecca Firth, 9th in the Inter Girls 1500m with 4m 41.45s.
Alyce McCurdie was 17th in the Junior Girls Shot with 9.43m, and other club members competing, but not progressing beyond the heats, were Sally Smith (5th ht Senior Girls 800m in 2m 15.83s), Rebecca Watts (7th ht Senior Girls 200m in 26.07s) & Ben Read (5th ht Junior Boys 800m in 2m 06.61s).
Results from Power of 10, and Results from ESAA

3rd Jul 2012. Wakefield Harriers Dominate Jane Tomlinson 5Km Canal Race.
Wakefield Harriers runners dominated the Jane Tomlinson 5Km Canal Race, organised by Rothwell Harriers at Methley, with Paul Lockwood, Andrew Cartwright & Chris Ward taking the first 3 places, and Steve Eastwood not far behind in 5th. Katie McHale & Julie Greenwood finished 18th & 29th to take the first 2 ladies places, to complete a good evening for the Harriers. Race Results.

2nd Jul 2012. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in July.
Here's the list of people that have been accepted into membership by Wakefield Harriers at the monthly Committee Meeting. Please welcome them all to the club. List of New Members.

1st Jul 2012. Martyn Bernard High Jumps 2.20m in Germany.
At the International High Jump Meeting at Eberstadt in Germany Martyn Bernard made a last ditch attempt to get the ‘A’ standard for the London Olympics, before the selectors met the following day, but it wasn't to be, as he came 2nd with 2.20m.

1st Jul 2012. Third Round of Mens & Womens Northern League Division 1.
At the 3rd round of the Northern Mens & Womens League Division 1 at Preston the club were again hit by a clash of dates with the UK Women’s League, but did well to finish 4th once again. In the favourable conditions U20 Scott Atkinson ran excellent PB times of 10.9s in the 100m & 21.9s in the 200m, which equals the U20 Club 200m Record of 21.9, set by Alan Bell in 1975, who later went on to the Olympic 400m semi-final in 1980. Scott also helped the men win the 4 x 400m relay. Our male throwers were in good form, with all of them scoring good points, and Chiedu Ufodiama won the Discus with a PB of 45.10m, less than a metre off the club record. The ladies section was made up mainly of U17 & U20 athletes, and U17 Abigail Roberts was our only winner with her Pole Vault of 3.20m.
Match Result :- Kingston U Hull 412, Preston Harriers 391, Blackburn Harriers 362, Wakefield Harriers 328, Holmfirth Harriers 285, City of Manchester 248. Download Meeting Results.

1st Jul 2012. Second Round of UK Womens League Division 3 at Liverpool.
We once again had a depleted team competing in the 2nd round of UK Womens League Division 3 at Liverpool, and finished in 8th place again, but the team of Ruth Dales, Sarah Drake, Lucy Holmes, Jennifer Ibbitson, Dionne Jones, Bethany Sharp, Jenna Wheatman, Lynsie Whyke, Reagan Wright & Rita Yates all did very well. Jenna was our only winner with her Hammer throw of 49.28m, and Lucy Holmes also produced a grade 2 performance in the Shot with 11.00m.
Match Result :- Leeds City 212, Reading AC 210, Notts AC 206.5, Belgrave 183, Liverpool H 169, Brighton & Hove 156.5, Aldershot F&D 124, Wakefield D. H&AC 114. Meeting Results.

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