Monday, 8 December 2008
Tom Kramer produced a best shot putt of 7.62, up with his current best standard and ran an excellent 2nd in his 200m heat in 27.7.
Scott Greenwood made a long-awaited individual competitive debut in the tough U20 section and produced a good first effort of 27.3 in the 200. Scott gained further valuable track experience shortly after, finishing with a time of 1.37 in a competitive 600m heat.
Charlotte Bowker failed a pre-meet fitness test on a knee injury but switched to the U15 girls shot putt and, in her first ever competitive attempt at the discipline, produced a highly creditable best putt of 5m.44.
The next event of the series is on Sunday 21st December, start 11.00am. We'd like to see more of our under 15s and 17s joining Scott, Tom and Charlotte, so if you fancy a go and need more information about entry standards, prices, transport etc. see Ian at training.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Our rapidly developing team of U11 boys performed very well again in the heats and finals of the 1 and 3 lap races, whilst individual highlights this Sunday included a terrific vertical jump of 39 by Matty Clancy (U11 boys), which made him 2nd B athlete, a PB of 79 in the U13 girls speed bounce for Naomi Richardson, and s second successive win in the U13 girls 6 lap for Charlotte Bowker. Ella Clancy achieved a 3rd in the U13 girls shot with a putt of 6m33, while Tom Kramer finished 2nd in the U15 boys shot with a putt of 7m62.
Overall, another excellent afternoon's action. Well done to all our athletes and to the many parents who came along to give them such strong support; it really makes a difference!
Steve and Ian will have the full results for you to look at in about a week's time.
Saturday, 15 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Our biggest ever squad of 20 took part in the first round of the Greater Manchester Sportshall competition at Sportcity on Sunday, with over half making their competitive debut for the club. We were well represented across all the age groups and events and had teams in two of the relay categories for the first time for a number of years.
There were some highly promising performances from our debutants in all the age groups, whilst our seasoned Sportshall campaigners continued where they left off last season with some excellent efforts.
Highlights included 1 and 3 lap heat wins for Lewis Thirsk, Adam Boardman and Harry Wain, an impressive win for Charlotte Bowker in the 6 lap and very good first efforts at the relay by our teams in the U11 Boys and U13 Girls categories. A full list of performances and placings will be added shortly when we receive it from the organisers.
A big well done to all our athletes and their parents and friends who turned up to support them. We've set a good standard this time, let's go for it and achieve some even better results at the next round on 30th November. PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START AT 12.00 NOON DUE TO MAN C v MAN U MATCH SO WE WILL NEED YOU TO BE THERE NO LATER THAN 11.15.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Charlotte Bowker recorded a creditable 18th position in the U13 girls, in a time of 12mins 14 secs, closely followed by Naomi Richardson (27th) in 12mins 37 secs, and Natasha Banjacs (28th) in 12mins 39 secs.
Leon Hollinrake followed up his debut in Blackburn with another gutsy run, to finish 33rd in the U13 boys, in 12mins 09secs.
Jack Walsh was the in form U15 boy recording a time of 15mins 50 secs to finish in 24th position, followed by Tom Kramer, who despite a fall in the treacherous conditions humg on to 26th position, recording a time of 17mins 21 secs.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Despite the recent rain the track was in reasonable condition, apart from a couple of very muddy areas on the hill secion of the course.
From a strong field of 46 runners, Naomi Richardson (29th) led home Rochdales' U13 girls in 15mins 51, closely followed by Charlotte Bowker in her first appearance for the junior squad, and Natasha Banjac (35th) in 16mins 47.
The girls showed real grit and determination, each suffering from various problems during the race The u15 boys also performed well, with Thomas Kramer coming home in 22nd place in a time of 16mins 32, followed by Jack Walsh (24th) in a time of 16mins 33, and Jack Cassidy (28th), in 18mins 20
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Steve will be giving out details of how to joint the team, which costs just £4.50 for the three matches, at training this week. We had an improved turn out last year and looking to send our biggest-ever team this time, so let's see lots of you having a go, it's great fun!
Saturday, 27 September 2008
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Anyone who's joined the club recently and is interested in a club tracksuit or showerproof jacket will be able to see and try on some samples on training nights from the beginning of October. Ian will give you details at training.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Let's see more of our young athletes joining Gina, Tom and co and having a go in some of these comps. Your coahces will be able to advise on which events to enter, costs, transport etc, and give you the entry forms. See Ian, Janet, Steve or Tim at training or give them a ring.
A five-strong team included debutant Liam Knox, who finished 2rd in his long jump and performed very well in both the 200 and 800. Tom Kramer recorded a PB of 27.3 in his 200, whilst Jack Walsh also PB'd in a strong 800 race with a time of 2.29. Naomi Richardson reached the semi-finals of the 100 and performed well in both the long jump and 800. Team captain Gina Thornton continued her good form with 2nd in the 800 in a time of 2.31.
Well done to all our athletes.
Saturday, 28 June 2008
We will only have the samples for two weeks so you will need to move fast if you want a tracksuit and /or a jacket.
See Ian if you've any queries or need any more information.
Saturday, 14 June 2008
The event starts at 11.00 and should finish no later than about 4.00. We've already some athletes entered in, so if you fancy joining them and having a go, entry forms are available from Ian at training this week.
Gina's change of tactics in the 800m paid big dividends as she smashed her previous best, finishing third in a new PB of 2 mins 27. This was enough for Gina to qualify for selection to represent Greater Manchester in next Saturday's Inter-County Championships at the Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham.
Tom got through the first phase of the long jump competition and finished an overall 6th in his section with a best of 4m 50.
Jack ran well in a hotly contested 800, recording a new PB of 2.30 in finishing 7th.
Well done to all three of our athletes for an excellent set of performances
Thursday, 22 May 2008
In the Great Manchester Run the juniors performed as follows:
Tom Kramer, finished 16th , time 09.01
Jack Walsh finished 10th, time08.48
Liam Moore finished 128th, time 12.16
all in the Boys 12-14 category.
Beth Greenwood finished 68th in the Girls 12-14 category, time 12.14
Matthew Walls finished 46th in the Boys 9-11 category, time 10.13
James Kramer finished 362nd in the Boys 9-11 category, time 14.36.
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Monday, 5 May 2008
Well done Tom, let's see more Harriers joining him at the next meeting which is on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 26th May. Entry details from Ian or Janet.
Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Sunday, 27 April 2008
2008 prices are as follows:
Under 11s: £7.00
Under 13s - Under 17s: £12.00
Under 20s in full-time education: £12.00
Family memberships - ask coaches for details
You must be a paid-up member of the club to be covered by insurance when training, so it is important that you let us have your membership fee no later than the end of May. If you haven't paid by then you will not be able to train until payment is made.
Saturday, 19 April 2008
There is a printer friendy version of the Junior fixture list towards the top of the page.
Also the FAQ page has been updated, including contact details for the Juniors' coaches.
Many thanks to Ian for this information.
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
On Saturday, seven of our athletes took part in the Sale Open Junior Indoor meeting at Sportcity. Amongst the highlights were a great debut from Emily Eden, who was straight into competitive action after just two weeks with the club. After a promising 2nd in her 200 heat, Emily was 2nd overall in the soft javelin with 18.25 metres and jumped 3.47 in the long jump.
Other top performances included Jack Walsh's win in the 600m, Naomi Richardson's PB of 3.61 in the long jump, Callum Moore's long jump of 3.91 and Tom Kramer's 28.5 for 2nd in the 200m. Jame Kramer and Liam Moore put up great performance across three events each, including first attempts at longer distances in their runs.
On Sunday, Ella Clancy and Shauna O'Connor flew the Harriers flag in the Pendle Spring Open meeting at Nelson. Both girls overcame their inexperience to deliver big performances, with a 1-2 in the shot, 3rd and 4th places in the 100m and big efforts just outside the places in the long jump. A great efffort by both girls, who've given themselves a platform to build on in upcoming events through the season.
Well done to all our athletes for their efforts and lets's see more athletes joining in the fun at the next open meeting at Wakefield on 13th April - see Ian for details!
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Rebecca took gold for GM in the standing long jump and put in sound performances in both the 2 lap race and the speed bounce
Tom helped GM’s U13 boys to a gold in the obstacle relay, finished 5th overall in the standing triple jump and ran well for the GM team in the 4x1 relay.
Naomi helped the U13 girls to 3rd in the obstacle relay and 4th in the 4x1 relay, and was an excellent overall 4th in the speed bounce.
Well done to all three for a great day’s performances against some top competition from across the region.
Saturday, 16 February 2008
In a busy day of competition, our athletes produced some excellent performances with many reaching finals and a total of seven medals being claimed. Medallists were:
- Rebecca Jones (gold for vertical jump, gold for standing long jump and silver for standing triple jump);
- Tom Kramer (silver for shot putt and bronze for standing triple jump);
- Liam Knox (bronze for speed bounce); and
- Naomi Richardson (silver for speed bounce).
Well done to all our athletes for such a great turnout and to all the parents who came along to support them.
It should be possible to add all Junior Coaches as Editors to this Blog and even any of the older Juniors who you think are up to the challenge of posting professionally.
To start with Ian Halliday has author status.