Luke Prior wins Yeovilton 5k, whilst dad Simon is top of the quadrathletes! & this month's 'Blast from the Past'

Luke Prior led home a strong Wells City Harrier contingent at the August version of the Yeovilton 5km race last Wednesday (9th August). There were 4 Harriers home in the top ten whilst there were pbs for Dan Maydew,  Zoe Kurle & Andy Robinson. The previous night Simon Prior demonstrated that ability runs throughout the family when he swept to victory in a quadrathlon as part of the Tuesday night training programme. This month's blast from the past is a photo or two from the Harrier squad that competed at the South of England Road Relays back in 2007. See who you can spot!

 

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Luke Prior finished in a nippy pb time of 15.18 when winning the Yeovilton 5k race, and was backed up by a host of other good performances on the evening – Oliver Dickinson in 5th with 16.03; Pete Grist 7th in 16.06; Jon James in 10th with 16.33; and Chris Green 11th in 16.40.

Other Harrier runners on the night:
20th Archie Tyler u20 17.27; 34th Damien Pick v45 18.31;; 36th Daniel Maydew u13 18.38 pb; 42nd Lily Hawkins u23 18.59; 43rd Zoe Kurle 19.00 pb; 48th Justin Thomas V40 19.17; 55th Andy Piper  V50 19.36; 62nd Caitli Carnegie u20 20.15; 69th Holly Bigger u15 20.40; 70th Chris Kelsey v60 20.41 75th Oli Harras u20 21.16; 77th Simon Carr v50 21.23; 79th Craig Foley V45 21.29; 80th Andrew Robinson v45 21.31pb; 84th Ali Blaney F35 21.36; 95th Arthur Rowe u20 23.22; 98th Gary Tubridy V55 23.39; 147th Janet Pollard F50 28.32; 152nd Jacqui Wilson F50 28.47

 

Meanwhile, the night before at the usual Harrier’s Millfield track Tuesday training session, Jon James arranged for those present to have a go at the quadrathon of events: starting with a 200m sprint, followed by Long Jump, then Shot put and finally a 1500m race – all in the space of an hour!

Not only did we see some great effort by all taking part but for many it was an interesting venture into doing events which took them out of their comfort zone! The results were weighted by an age-grading formula so that the youngsters amongst those taking part didn’t have all the advantage!

Unsurprisingly perhaps, Simon Prior demonstrated his ability to come through the 4 events on top and ran out the clear overall winner - winning three out of the four individual events. Well done Simon, and all that took part. "When's the next one?" as they say.

 

Harrier Tuesday Competition Evening: 8 August 2017                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                200m                     Long jump           Shot Put                               1500m                                  

                                Age        Time      AG          Distance/AG      Distance/AG      Time      AG          Ave AG

Simon Prior         48           27.1        81.5        4.46        61           10.16     52.1        5.35        69.1        65.9        1

John Glaisher     52           32.1        70.8        3.42        49.2        7.5          38.8        5.05        78.4        59.3        2

Damien Pick       47           29.6        74.1        3.66        49.8        6.23        31.2        5.04        75.6        57.7        3

Carl Struan          31           27.3        71.1        4.46        50.3        9.03        39.2        4.59        69.2        57.5        4

Matt Quarterman14       31.1        68.1        3.69        49.6        5.95        34.8        4.56        76.5        57.3        5

Leo Stockham    14           30.2        70.1        3.61        48.5        6.02        35.2        5.18        71.2        56.3        6

Phil Rainbow      67           40.5        62.1        2.8          50.3        7.36        50.04     8.01        56.6        54.8        7

Liam Culliford     32           28.4        68.9        4.02        45.8        7.64        33.04     5.01        68.9        54.2        8

Terry Kingham   73           46.7        57.9        2.18        43.5        6.19        38           7.50        62.3        50.4        9

AG = Age Grade

 

CALLING ALL HARRIERS of all ages - age 11-71 (or above!)  - the next edition of the South of England Road relays takes place on Sunday 24th September at Crystal Palace. Team entries have to be made well in advance (8 September)  so please contact team managers at the Harriers or YOAC coaching sessions to indiate your availability for the teams.

 

The 2007 photo above, and the one below (of the Harrier's V40 & V50 veterans teams) indicate the rich tradition of the Club competing at regional and national level competitions - and in some years winning medals! (Back in 2007 Frank Tickner won individual gold for the fastest time of any senior athlete).

 

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