Depth of field
Harborough AC had a busy weekend of track and field, with the Midlands League Division 5 match on Saturday and the Heart of England League Division 4 on Sunday, both held at Banbury.
Some impressive individual performances were not enough to prevent the team finishing eighth in the Midlands match, with relegation a distinct possibility with just one round remaining. The highlight was the women’s 3,000 metres where Sarah Ward won the A race (11:02.3) and Lizzie Clapp the B race (12:01.8). There were also wins for Lianne Brooks (pole vault A) and Tom Fortnum (2,000 metres steeplechase B). Iain Barber showed previously unknown talents in the 400 metres hurdles whilst Adam Barber again impressed in the middle distance events (2:07.0 for 800 metres and 4:23.6 for 1,500). Sophie Domingo threw well in the javelin, finishing 2nd with a mark of 28m18.
24 hours later and it was the turn of the youngsters. Tom Hayes just missed out on a personal best in the 800 metres but the day was dominated by Smiths, with Noah winning his 800 metres race in a PB 2:13.4, Hannah setting PBs in winning both 300 metres (42.8) and javelin (17m07) and Florence taking the 100 metres in 14.9.
Wednesday had seen the third of the four-match Midlands Veterans Track and Field League at Rugby, featuring age-group wins for Chris Monk (100 metres), Jill Roginski (100 metres and high jump) and Maria Shaw (400 metres). The men’s team lie 7th and the women’s 4th with just the Loughborough match to come.
Away from the track Adam Brooks travelled to the Peak District for the Great Hucklow Fell Race, and Yvonne Scarrott to Leamington for the Half Marathon, whilst closer to home the Rothwell Town Carnival 10k saw nine members competing, with age group victories for Steve King and Karen Brooks and top three category positions for Nick Osborne, Garry Hodgkins, Rick Brown and Lin Farrow. Nathan Williamson and Anabel Kanjurs completed the team.
Club spokesman Will Clapp commented: “Once again the club was active across a range of disciplines with some top mid-season track and field performances.”