Thursday night at Bannister Stadium saw the Club host the penultimate installment of the highly successful open meetings series. The weather calmed just in time for the early 800m races and Long Jump pool 1 and by the time of the final 1500m races the air was still and a little on the cool side.
There were some good quality races with Shaftesbury Barnet U17 athlete Mukhtar Musa winning the final race in 3:53.53 and Harrow’s Kahlill Best-Morris winning the Long Jump with a sprightly 6m 38cm.
Also noteworthy was new V40 veteran and MD coach Damian Nevins who broke 2 long standing Club records this week dating back to the 1990’s! On Wednesday he broke the Club v40 1500 record with a time of 4:13.66 at Wimbledon and Thursday saw him set a new v40 800m record with 2:05.21 in the open meeting.
In other recent record breaking news, new Club signing Lewis Byng competed yesterday at Moulton and set a new UK under 20 shot record with 20.26, which is also a Club junior record, beating Felix Hyde’s mark of 18.67, set in 1995. Earlier, on 12 September, Taia Tunstall set a new Club senior and under 20 discus record of 49.90. Congrats to all our new record breakers!
Well done to all the athletes and once again a big thank you to all the officials and volunteers from Harrow and all the other local Clubs who generously gave of their time to make the meeting happen!
Last Thursday saw the Club host another successful open meeting, this time with the added bonus of electrical timing in place for the 3Km races! There were a number of personal bests for our athletes including –
- Jag Matharu 11:28
- Sofia Latham 11:29
- Jason Kabel 10:59
- Luca Matharu 10:02
- Reece Freeman 9:52
- David Lawrence 9:10
- Chris Hudson 9:04
15 Club members competed in the final London Inter-Club Challenge meeting at Lee Valley on Sunday, clocking up six PBs.
Top performer was under 17 Luca Matharu who improved his 800 time to 2.00.15, almost sub-two! Taia Tunstall was close to her best in recording 47.50 in the discus. Meanwhile, Omar Grant set a season’s best of 10.66 for the 100 metres at Stratford, also on Sunday.
Several Harrow AC athletes were in action in the British Championships this weekend, with the Harrow vest prominent on TV.
Max Schopp produced a big PB of 51.92 to reach the final of the 400 metres hurdles, where he finished seventh. Miguel Perera clinched the bronze medal in the sprint hurdles despite hitting hurdles while Destiny Ogali set a new best of 10.53 in the 100 metres semi-final.
Megan Bailey placed fourth in the pole vault final while Taia Tunstall would have been disappointed with her throw in the discus final after setting a PB of 47.90 in the recent open meeting in Chelmsford.
In other recent meetings, Owen Heard set a new 400 best of 49.63 in Nuneaton on 30 August while Chris Hudson set a PB of 4.12.20 in the BMC meeting in Lee Valley on 29 August.
Despite very wet weather this evening the first of a series of open meetings was held at the Bannisters stadium – full results online here and my photos below from once the rain had stopped! Well done to all the athletes and thanks to the helpers, officials and organisers.
The results are also now showing on Power of 10 – here
Wishing Kayla a Happy Birthday for Thursday!