2017 Club News October - December
31st Dec 2017. Club has 3 Top 30 Ranked Athletes in UK Senior Rankings.
24th Dec 2017. Julie Briscoe Wins Ward Green 6 Again.
19th Dec 2017. Craig Davidson Wins Senior Christmas Handicap Race.
There was a very high standard of runners competing again this year, and we had good running conditions which helped produce some very fast times. Dale Worton recorded the 2nd best ever time on this course with 23:06, and U20 Mark Bostock wasn't far behind with the 4th best time ever of 23:11, on the current course that has been used since 2003. Matthew O'Connor was 3rd fastest with another good time of 23:50, and U17 Matthew Hill also had an outstanding run to record 24:25. Hayley Newbound was the fastest lady in 30:32, just ahead of U17 Lucie Hall with 30:41.
The handicapping worked out well, with three quarters of the runners finishing within a minute of their expected times. Mandy Geary took the award this year for being closest to their expected time, running exactly to the second her time predicted!
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19th Dec 2017. The Club's Allocation of London Marathon Places.
17th/18th Dec 2017. Weekend Roundup of Leading Results.
10th Dec 2017. Amy-Eloise Neale 4th in European Cross Country Champs.
9th Dec 2017. Senior Men Win West Yorkshire Cross Country League Title.
9th Dec 2017. Fourth West Yorkshire Cross Country League Meeting.
The Wakefield Harriers Senior Men's team rounded off the League season in style with a clear team victory, with all six counters finishing in the top 20. After a tentative start on the tough course, and in wintry conditions, Dale Worton and Mark Bostock worked their way impressively through the field, and had a great burn up on the last lap. U20 runner Mark came out on top for the first time to finish a brilliant 5th, just one second ahead of Dale. Meanwhile Ben Butler, Paul Marchant, Daniel Franks and Stewart Knowles were having their own race long battle, packing superbly to finish 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th respectively, and secure the team victory. We also had a good 'B' team of Ross Penny 48th, Liam O'Flaherty 59th, Chris Ward 66th, Andrew Nicholson 93rd, Darren Hewitt 107th & Jeremy Frain 127th. For the Ladies India Elliott was 28th, Hayley Newbound 39th & Rosie Boughton 54th.
In the U17 age group Matthew Hill had another good run to finish 3rd, and Daniel Kesete finished 19th, whilst for the ladies Lucie Hall was 3rd and Emma Preston 11th. In the U15 Girl's race Suzanne Brooke 12th, Sophie Hall 20th & Jessika Pearson 24th finished 4th team, and we also had Marcey Bellwood in 37th place. In the U15 Boy's race Bailey Mann finished 16th, and with Callum Gaunt 23rd, Samuel Langley 24th they finished 6th team. Zachary Frankish was just outside the scoring trio in 25th place.
Brodie Ashton 35th, Ellie Owens 50th & Paige Watson 57th were 11th team in the U13 Girl's race, and Tristan Wright 22nd, Daniel George 24th, Euan Gaskin 41st & Ben Hall 47th were 7th team in the U13 Boy's race.
Ben Shackleton was back to winning ways in the U11 Boy's race, with a clear victory this time, and Bupe Mwaba was 55th. We had five U11 Girls competing (pictured above), with Courtney Newsome 10th, Millie Powell 19th, Jessie Watson 20th, Eve Robinson 38th & Tove Walker 39th and the team finished 4th.
4th Dec 2017. Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month - Matthew Hill.
For winning the third of the West Yorkshire Cross Country League races in the U17 Men's age group, and running consistently well throughout the year, Matthew Hill has been chosen as the Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month. Well done Matthew!
4th Dec 2017. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in December.
2nd Dec 2017. Two Club Records at Sheffield Indoor Open.
2nd Dec 2017. Amy-Eloise Neale Selected for European Cross Country Champs.
26th Nov 2017. Weekend Roundup of Leading Results.
19th Nov 2017. Third West Yorkshire Cross Country League Meeting.
There were victories for the club at the third meeting of the West Yorkshire Cross Country League at Cleckheaton, with the Senior Men winning their race, and Matthew Hill winning the U17 Men's race.
Dale Worton was once again first home for the Men in 6th place, but he was pushed all the way by fast improving U20 Mark Bostock, having his best cross country run to date in a superb 7th. Paul Marchant moved through the field in the later stages with Ben Butler and Stewart Knowles to finish 15th, 16th & 17th respectively, and with Ross Penny completing the team in 42nd place the team were victorious, and extend their lead at the top of the league. We once again had a strong 'B' team of Liam O'Flaherty 53rd, Mark Mills 63rd, Craig Davidson 69th, Glenn Shelley 98th, Andrew Nicholson 108th & Neil Dutton 112th. For the Ladies India Elliott was 35th, and with Sarah Bostwick 39th, Hayley Newbound 45th & Alex Potter 51st the team finished 7th.
In the U17 age group Matthew Hill had a superb run to come through for victory, and Daniel Kesete finished 18th. For the ladies Lucie Hall was 3rd, Emma Preston 13th and Poppy Thorpe 18th as the team finished 3rd. In the U15 Girl's race we had a great squad (pictured above), with the 'A' team of Suzanne Brooke 16th, Jessika Pearson 29th & Hariet Metcalfe 30th finishing 7th, and we also completed a good 'B' team of Lauren Rayner 32nd, Sophie Hall 33rd & Emily Wright 34th. In the U15 Boy's race Bailey Mann finished 12th, and with Samuel Langley 19th & Callum Gaunt 23rd they finished 4th team.
Amy Hunt 27th, Erin Hunt 37th & Paige Watson 59th were 10th team in the U13 Girl's race, and Euan Gaskin 16th, Zachary Rayner 39th & Ben Hall 48th were 8th team in the U13 Boy's race.
After winning the first two races, Ben Shackleton was just edged out in the U11 Boy's race, coming 2nd with the same time as the winner. Alfie Owens finished 70th. The U11 Girls were led home by Courtney Newsome in 8th place, and with Millie Powell in 18th and Jessie Watson 34th the team were 5th. We also completed a 'B' team with Eve Robinson 40th, Tove Walker 47th & Hannah Smith 60th.
6th Nov 2017. Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month - Ben Shackleton.
For winning the first two West Yorkshire Cross Country League races in the U11 Boys age group, Ben Shackleton has been chosen as the Wakefield Harriers Athlete of the Month. Well done Ben!
6th Nov 2017. New Members Joining Wakefield Harriers in November.
5th Nov 2017. Some Excellent Times at Leeds Abbey Dash 10k.
4th Nov 2017. English National Cross Country Relays.
29th Oct 2017. Second West Yorkshire Cross Country League Meeting.
The men were led home again by Dale Worton in 7th, and Paul Marchant moved through the field in the later stages to finish 15th, ahead of Mark Bostock in 20th. Ben Butler, Daniel Franks and Stewart Knowles packed well in 23rd, 24th & 27th to bring the team home in 2nd place, behind City of York. We once again had a strong 'B' team of Ross Penny 62nd, Craig Davidson 66th, Liam O'Flaherty 71st, Chris Ward 72nd, Benjamin Khan 79th & Glenn Shelley in 107th, out of over 200 finishers. For the Ladies Jenny Buck finished 12th, and she was supported by India Elliott in 37th, Hayley Newbound 44th & Sarah Bostwick 46th as the team finished 6th, as in the first meeting.
In the U17 age group Matthew Hill had a great run to finish 2nd, and for the ladies Emma Preston was 9th and Poppy Thorpe 14th. In the U15 Girl's race we had two complete teams, with Suzanne Brooke 14th, Jessika Pearson 22nd & Hariet Metcalfe 27th finishing 5th. The 'B' team of Lauren Rayner 32nd, Emily Wright 43rd & Marcey Bellwood 49th also did well. In the U15 Boy's race Bailey Mann 11th, Samuel Langley 19th & Callum Gaunt 25th finished 6th team.
Amy Hunt 18th, Brodie Ashton 20th & Erin Hunt 30th were 6th team in the U13 Girl's race, and we also completed a 'B' team with Paige Watson 59th, Ellie Owens 65th & Eleanor Rayner 74th. For the U13 boys Tristan Wright had a good run to finish 5th, and with Daniel George 18th & Euan Gaskin 22nd the team did well to finish 4th.
In the U11 age group we had the club's only individual winner of the day, as Ben Shackleton had another great run to come home in 1st place again. Bupe Mwabe was 69th, but disappointingly the boys didn't have a 3rd counter to complete a team.
The U11 Girls (pictured above) were led home again by Courtney Newsome in a fine 4th place, and with Millie Powell in 23rd and Jessie Watson 28th the team were a very good 4th. We also completed a 'B' team with Eve Robinson 42nd, Tove Walker 51st & Hannah Smith 65th.
Results of all races.
21st Oct 2017. Good Showing by Senior as at Northern Cross Country Relays.
15th Oct 2017. Another Excellent Half Marathon from Julie Briscoe.
14th Oct 2017. 2017 Club Cross Country Championships.
14th Oct 2017. First West Yorkshire Cross Country League at Wakefield.
The club successfully hosted the first meeting of the West Yorkshire Cross Country League at Thornes Park, with the event incorporating the 2017 Club Cross Country Championships. As last year we had glorious early autumn sunshine, and it was a great day all round for the club. Many thanks to all the marshals and helpers who made the event possible for the 800 runners who competed.
The Senior Men got the defence of their League Title off to a good start with a superb 2nd place, just being edged out by Leeds City. Dale Worton had his best cross country race for many years with an excellent 6th place, and U20 Mark Bostock was a revelation in his first senior race, running strongly throughout for 12th place. They were well backed up by Adam Peers in 15th, Paul Marchant 23rd, Ben Butler 25th & Stewart Knowles in 27th. We had an excellent turnout of 17 men competing, and the 'B' team of Chris Ward 40th, Andy Cartwright 49th, Glen Shelley 80th, Benjamin Khan 84th, Pete McNamara 99th & Neil Dutton 101st would have been in the top 10 clubs.
The Senior Ladies team also had a good start to their league campaign, with Jenny Buck finishing a fine 9th, and Sarah Bostwick 32nd, India Elliott 39th & Hayley Newbound 41st packing well to finish 6th team. There were also good runs from the 'B' team of Alex Potter 43rd, Joanne Biltcliffe 50th, Holly Kitching 64th & Rosie Boughton 82nd.
Abbey Brooke in her first year in the age group came 2nd in the U17 Ladies race, and with Lucie Hall not far behind in 4th, and Emma Preston in 14th the team were victorious. Matthew Hill also had a great run to finish 2nd in the U17 Men's race, and he was supported by Liam Grosse in 18th and Charles Lea in 22nd as the team finished 3rd.
We also had a team victory in the U15 Girl's race, with good runs from Emily Plimmer 9th, Suzanne Brooke 11th & Sophie Hall in 12th. The 'B' team of Jessika Pearson 24th, Emily Wright 34th & Lauren Rayner 36th also did well. In the U15 Boy's race Bailey Mann 9th, Samuel Langley 19th & Callum Gaunt 25th were a creditable 4th team.
In the U13 age group Amy Hunt 13th, Erin Hunt 21st and Brodie Ashton 33rd were 6th team in the Girl's race, a position matched by the Boy's team of Tristan Wright 6th, Daniel George 15th & James McKinley-Smith 35th. We also had a 'B' team of Euan Gaskin 44th, Ben Hall 45th & Alexander Bostwick 78th.
In the U11 age group we had the club's only individual winner of the day, as Ben Shackleton had a great run to come home in 1st place. Alex Currie was 33rd and Oliver Bostwick 70th as the Boy's team came 8th. The U11 Girls, led home by Courtney Newsome in an excellent 3rd place, did very well to finish 2nd. Millie Powell in 10th and Jessie Watson 22nd were the other team scorers. Race Results.
8th Oct 2017. Weekend Roundup of Leading Results.
7th Oct 2017. ERRA National Road Relay Championships.
The Senior Men's team of James Saxton, Paul Marchant, Dale Worton, Stewart Knowles, Mark Bostock & Daniel Franks did very well at the England National Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park, near Birmingham. Competing against all the top clubs in the country, they finished 55th team and were the 4th team home from Yorkshire. Results Link.
In the U17 Ladies race Lucie Hall, Abbey Brooke & Emma Preston also did well to finish 18th, and 2nd team home from Yorkshire. Suzanne Brooke and Lydia Barker also ran in the U15 Girl's race, and were well places in 34th position, but unfortunately we didn't have a complete team. Race Results.
30th Sep/1st Oct 2017. Weekend Roundup of Leading Results.
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