Harrow’s YDL Lower Age Group team were in action on Sunday at London’s Mile End stadium in rather hot conditions! It seems that we only lost out on a first place finish due to a shortage of officials on the day – well done to all the athletes and team managers and of course the officials team on the day. As we await the formal results below are some photos of the youngsters in the heat of competition!
The British League team did themselves proud in Swansea on Saturday as they finished a superb second to league leaders Swansea! As team manager Tony Bush reports below, they have everything to play for in the remaining league fixtures;
“Congratulations on a brilliant result yesterday. Missing 15 first choice athletes (injury, illness, international commitments, unavailability), there were some great results. We placed second on the day and we are now in a thee-way battle with the two Welsh clubs for promotion to the Premiership, with two matches to go.
There were many highlights but I just want to pick out a few. Tom Nichols, in only his second BAL after what seemed to be a career-threatening injury, won the high jump with a big PB of 2.06. Omar Grant won the 100 and then set a PB of 21.42 in the 200, against the wind. Damaine Benjamin smashed his PB to win the B 400 hurdles and also took the B 400 in his best time ever in the UK. We also won the sprint relay in a very fast 41.44.
Well done to everyone, and thanks to all our supporters who made the long journey to cheer us on”.
The Southern League team enjoyed a well earned win at home on Sunday as they moved clear of second placed Colchester.
For Harrow athletes JJ Lister with a vault of 4.85m, Richard Carr’s Long Jump of 6.54 and Dave Sketchley with his Javelin throw of 54.70m there were well deserved ‘man of the match’ awards whilst Georgia Nwalulor’s 1.68m High Jump saw her also gain an award – well done all of you!
Harrow veterans were in action at the UK BMAF road relays held on Saturday at Sutton Coldfield and finished a creditable 6th having led after stage 2.
Mark Cursons ran leg 1 in 17.14 to come home in second place which was the 4th fastest overall on the day. Handing over to Chris Finill who ran a strong 17.55 to bring the team home in the lead and finally handed over to Mike Lepps who ran 20.12.
Harrow AC is pleased to announce that the much rumoured Half Marathon has got the go-ahead and so, in partnership with Harrow Council, Harrow School and other local businesses, the new race will be held on Sunday, 17th September 2017. The start and finish will be alongside Harrow School on Harrow on the Hill and you can enter online at the event website here. The course map is show below –