Monday, 8 December 2008

Harriers trio in Sale Open Indoor action

The first Sale Open Indoor meeting of the winter saw three of our Harriers in action on a quality day of athletics at Sportcity.

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

More Great Performances at Sportshall Round 2

Another big team of 20 Harriers turned out at the 2nd round of the GM Sportshall League at Sportcity on Sunday. Our athletes built on the promise shown in round 1 with a host of fine performances across all the events, including the relays, where our four teams in the U11 and U13 age bands worked well together and delivered two 2nd and two 4ths.

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.