Wells City Harriers were in action at track and field and at road races this past weekend. A number of the junior members had good performances at the final South West Track & Field League match at Exeter Arena, whilst some senior athletes competed hard either at the Cardiff 10k or the Bridgwater 10k. The joint team with Yeovil Olympiads finished in overall 7th place (out of 12) in the League this year. Well done to all the Harriers that supported the team effort!
u13 Jack Harvey in track action erlier in the season - he competed at the final SW League match on Sunday
At the South West League match u15 Harry Barton was busy, competing in three events for the joint team with Yeovil Olympiads. He was 3rd in his best event when going over 1.65m for the High Jump, and achieved a pb of 12.31 for the 100m and 8.41m for another pb in the shot putt. One of the Club’s TeamGB internationals u20 Ollie Thorner weighed in with a 1st in the senior mens competition ‘s 200m in a new pb of 23.31, a 2nd in the High Jump at 1.85m and a 2nd in the discus with a pb of 34.59m.
Other performances at Exeter by Harriers: U17Bernard Mealing 2nd 3000m 10.14 (pb)& 7th 200m 26.99; U15 Tommy Hummel 3rd 800m 2.11; U15 Anya Evans 4th 800m 2.35; U13 Jack Harvey 2nd 800m 2.28 & 6th 200m 30.70 (pb); U13 Owen Dukes 6th 200m 33.87 (pb) & 7th 800m 2.53 (pb); U20 Elise Thorner 4th 200m 27.66 & 2nd LJ 4.65m ; U17 Holly Bigger 1st 800m 2.22 and 3rd 100m 13.57; U17 Lizzie Ingram 4th 800m 2.34; u17 Poppy Pellow 1st 800m 2.28(pb) & 3000m 11.07(pb); u13 Jemima Seagrove 5th 800m 3.01
At the Cardiff 10, amongst the 4000 plus runners taking part u23 Philip Bridge was 47th in a nippy 32.37 whilst one of the Harriers senior coaches Jon James was 1st V50 in 34.22. At the Bridgwater 10k, Zak Hurrel was 2nd in 34.50, with 10th Chris Walker 10th 39.43 and Harriet Burr 33rd in 47.38. At the accompanying half marathon Jeremy Linter ran 1.32.
Harrier coaches are now gearing up to welcome newcomers aged 8-80 to their regular weekly training sessions this autumn. Juniors, 8-15, can attend on a Monday whilst there are sessions for older juniors and seniors on other evenings. See Training tab above.
Last Chance for Track & Field glory and personal bests?
This coming Sunday 9th September at Yeovil Arena the Yeovil Games – details here
DETAILS FOR THE SOUTHERN ROAD RELAY TEAMS – check the team tab here : the teams will be entered Wednesday 5th September by the Harrier secretary, Paul. The tab will have the list of names of those entered for the teams. If your name is not on the list but should be then please let him know no later than Friday 7th by 9am. (Note: You can read about how we have fared over the past 15 years or so at these Southern Road Relays by looking at the Potted History of the Club on the tab here.)
NOTE: We still need some age group team managers (especially u15 age group) for this event and the forthcoming Cross-country season. – contact Paul Chadwick asap
CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES - All fixture dates as known are on the Team tab here - Try and compete at least once a month for the team.
CALL FOR COACHES
Do you fancy giving something back to the Club by being a volunteer coach? There will be a training course for new coaches coming up in October. If you attend the course, and then commit to coaching regularly with the Monday juniors then the Harriers will pay for the course. Please contact either Club Chairman Graham Goldsmid, or the Coaching co-ordinator Paul Chadwick to express an interest. Coaching page here. includes details of all the qualified active Harrier coaches and also has the latest Tuesday night training plan for September & October. We are currently looking at how we can extend our Harrier coaching offer for other days of the week, especially Thursday eve due to ongoing requests to hold another quality session. Contact Paul if you are interested in attending.
Athletes or parents - Do you have a report or photos you can send of Harriers in action that can be published on the Harrier website? Send them to Paul and he will endeavour to place them on the site. A summary of Harrier performances also goes to the local newspaper every week - info to Paul by Monday 9pm if it can be included.