This season Holmfirth Harriers are competing in the 1st Division North of the Northern Senior Track and Field League. In simple terms, we are competing in the second tier of the three tier Northern Track and Field League structure. We will compete over 4 fixtures against 5 other clubs: Leeds City AC, Harrogate AC, Spenborough AC, Skyrac AC and Pontefract AC. The competition scoring system revolves around athletes scoring points for their club based on their respective positions within each event. With this type of scoring system, the key to being successful as a club is to fill as many events as possible. Even coming last position in an event still scores points for the club.
On the day, all our athletes who competed put in quality performances, and they all came away with either a personal best or a season’s best performance which was great reward for their efforts. See below for the results. Unfortunately, for several reasons, we had just 9 athletes making up our team which made it difficult to cover a lot of the events and accumulate points. As a result, we found ourselves in 6th position by the end of the day which is not a reflection on the athletes who turned out for us but a reflection of how few athletes we fielded compared with the other clubs.
A massive thanks and well done to all the athletes and officials who attended from our club. Hopefully, we will have more athletes to compete at the remaining 3 fixtures and we can try and climb the league table. So, if you can run, jump, or throw, and you are interested in representing your club at these events then please let us know. You don’t have to be a superstar, this is a league where every competitor will score points for their club.
Note: To compete you need to be old enough – year 11 at school or older, and a member of Holmfirth Harriers.
Please make yourself available for selection by contacting Neil Dutton by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07868 032076 or 07305 130132.
So, onto our athlete’s performances:
100m A Race: 2nd Eve Dutton 13.80s SB
200m A Race: 3rd Eve Dutton 28.40s PB
1500m A Race: 1st Isobel Richardson 4m 34.0s PB
1500m B Race: 1st Claire Leaver-Hewitt 5m 14.3s SB
Long Jump A: 5th Eve Dutton 4.18m PB
Shot Put A: 3rd Daisy Hinchliffe 6.59m PB
Discus A: 3rd Daisy Hinchliffe 17.68m PB
Javelin A: 3rd Daisy Hinchliffe 19.82m SB
100m A Race: 2nd Will Lander 11.8s
200m A Race: 2nd Will Lander 23.4s SB
400m A Race: 1st Will Lander 53.4s
400m B Race: 3rd Jack Sunderland: 60.1s PB
1500m A Race: 5th Jack Sunderland 5m 9.7s
3000m Steeplechase A Race: 2nd Adam Sunderland 12m 43.2s PB
5000m A Race: 4th Damian McQueen 18m 52.9s SB
Shot Put A: 6th Robert Hinchliffe-Smith 6.94m PB
Discus A: 6th Robert Hinchliffe-Smith 18.36m PB
Javelin A: 3rd Robert Hinchliffe-Smith 32.97m PB
Full meeting results: Fixture Full Results