CHANGE TO WELLS TUESDAY NIGHT TRAINING VENUE
From Tuesday 29th October the club's Senior and Older Juniors training session
will be moving to:
Strode College Sports Centre
All to meet on the grass pitch behind the main sports hall and tennis courts (Where the Street Park Run starts)
There is a free car park on-site
Registration is from 6.00pm the session starts at 6.15pm and ends at 7.30pm. Please ensure you register & pay in line with Club insurances/policies.
MONDAY NIGHT JUNIOR TRAINING continues at the same venue (Strode College) between 6pm & 7pm (including Half -term week)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT TRAINING (as for the last 30 odd years) from Wells Rugby Club.
More information about training on the training tab here.
READ ON FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LONDON MARATHON PLACES; REDUCED PRICE CLUB MEMBERSHIP & SOME RECENT PERFORMANCES.
Monday night juniors in action this week at Strode (photo by Graham)
LONDON MARATHON – Ballot for the Club allocated place(s)
The Club receives guaranteed entry for the Marathon dependent on the number of senior members who are EA registered. We are hopeful that our partners, Yeovil Olympiads will also have a place and so there will be 2 places available for the Club ballot to be drawn at the Annual Dinner.
Rules to be included in the Club ballt:
- Have to be a paid up member when entering the main London ballot (ie paid up by the end of April for the 2019/20 membership year) & entered as a Harrier
- Have been rejected in the main ballot and provided evidence of rejection;
- Have not received the Clubs place in either of the 2 previous years
We have had 6 names of members that satisfy the criteria so far for this year
Please let Graham and/or Paul know if you are also eligible and your name is not on the list.
HALF-PRICE CLUB MEMBERSHIP now available – from Oct 1st to March 31st 2020
Please contact the Membership Secretary, Alice Knight, and complete a form if you are a new prospective member. In addition to your Club fee we would encourage all over age 10 to pay the England Athetics Regsitarion fee for the benefits that provides (discounted race entry; eligibility for Championships; incentives through the EA registration scheme; etc). All members also get reduced price training (£2 per week rather than £3 per week) & discounted rate for Club socials & team kit.
Some past results you may have missed whilst I was away (*)
The following results etc have been cobbled together from a range of sources as in virtually all cases no one has sent any reports in…..
Oct 6th National Road Relays
The U17 Men competed at Sutton Park and were the only team entered by the Harriers (& the only team from Somerset). Teams of 3 for junior teams at this event.
13th Wells City Harriers 38:28
Matthew Quarterman (18) 12:28; Daniel Maydew (12) 12:36; Leo Stockham (13) 13:24
Sept 22nd South of England Road Relays
These relays were once again held at Crystal Palace, and the Harriers were again the only Club to enter from Somerset. Each and every junior team and the veteran team had excellent runs. In the absence of any detailed report from a parent or a senior, I have cobbled together this set of results. Teams of 3 for girls/u17 women; 4 for boys/u17 men
U15 Girls - 8th out of 68 teams entered 36:13 Wells City Harriers
12:01.50 (11) D Dryden
12:28.80 (12) M O'Dea
11:43.35 (8) H Blundy
U15 Boys – 26th out of 54 teams in 46:08 Wells City Harriers
11:10.05 (24) J Harvey
12:14.70 (35) H Williams
11:37.40 (33) B Glover
11:06.75 (26) T Hummel
U17 women 8th out of 52 teams in 35:35 Wells City Harriers
00:11:30.15 (7) H Bigger
00:11:40.30 (2) L Ingram
00:12:24.95 (8) J Stone
U17 men 9th out of 53 team in 01:03:48 Wells City Harriers
00:15:12.15 (7) M Quarterman
00:16:19.50 (10) T Watson
00:16:13.10 (10) D Maydew
00:16:04.00 (9) L Stockham
V50 men 9th out of 24 teams 01:25:28 Wells City Harriers
00:21:36.35 (16) N Somerville
00:18:53.90 (5) J James
00:21:37.65 (8) S Masters
00:23:20.75 (9) S Hancock
These performances keep up a long tradition of the Club competing at tough regional and national competitions stretching back over 20 years!
& Congratulations to all the individual team members – to the parents that supported, and of course to the team managers, especially Simon Prior & Jon James
Sept 14th/15th South of England Fell Running Championships
Paul Chadwick was the only Wells City Harrier taking part in this year's Southern Fell Running Championships held on the Isle of Wight. Once again consisting of three tough races over the weekend, there were 218 competitors drawn from across the region taking on the challenge. Paul first contested the Championships in 1995, and was again in charge of presenting the medals to the winning individuals and teams, on behalf of the SEAA.
Despite a sore hamstring, Paul managed to finish all three races - Saturday morning's 3.8km race with 235m ascent; Saturday afternoon's 12km race with 443m ascent; and Sunday's 21km race with 487m ascent and finished just outside the V60 medals, based on finishing positions in the 3 races taken together. The weather was again very kind with the heat, especially for the Saturday race, a bit too hot for some.....
Paul presented the Gold, Silver & Bronze medals to the first 3 in the Southern Fell Championships with Chris Lewis from host club Ryde Harriers on the right. (photo by Helen)
& now for some non-Championship events that we have taken part in as a team:
Sunday September 29th Wessex XC League first match
Report from team manager Neil Biss:
“It was great to get the xc off to a start with some great racing in the windy conditions.
6th 10:11 Vienna Townsend
6th 12:38 Logan Moncrieff
8th 13:01 Dexter Townsend
1st 12:51 Archie Coates
13th 15:40 Ollie Bishop
19th 16:47 Oliver Castle
5th 15:04 Archie Tyler
1st 24:20 Daisy Davies
1st 27:58 Phil Bridge
13th 32:03 Robbie Hawkins
20th 33:25 Neil Biss
36th 37:48 Andrew Bishop
See you all at Lytchett School on the 3rd Nov all details can be found on the event website.
Please let Neil know asap if you are running on 3rd November - its great to get a good team out! Many thanks for Neil managing the entries at this League.
Sept 15th Uphill to Wells Relay team
Report by Oli Frost
“We entered a team into the open class of the Uphill to Wells relay, a 29 mile race set over 5 legs following the West Mendip way from the beach at Uphill to the cathedral green at Wells. Club members Andrew Deamer, Oliver Frost, Chris Walker, Peter Clothier and Craig Foley ran a leg each in hot conditions completing the race in 4hrs and 4minutes taking 3rd place.”
The next opportunities to join a Harrier team in an off-road relay are likely to be the 100km Wessex Ridgeway Relay in mid-May (team manager Peter Clothier) and the 103 mile Cotswold Way Relay at the end of June (team manager Paul Chadwick). Contact Peter or Paul if you want more information and to add your name to one of the teams. The Club pays the team entry fee and the usual policy is to have one fast team and one not so fast, but to have a sociable day out in great countryside.