Committee Members

After the AGM the members on the committee are now:

President: Pat Sheldon
Chair: Carol Varns
Secretary: Alan Hughes
Treasurer: Darren Bristow
Welfare Officer: Steve Moran
Membership Secretary: Sarah Booker
Trophy Secretary: Dean Furness
Publicity and Media: Charlotte Slack
Coaching Development and Education: Andrea Snowdon
YDL (Upper) Manager: Paul Archer
YDL (Lower) Manager: Martin Young
Senior Track and Field Manager: Craig Wolstenholme
Masters/Vets Organiser: Dean Furness
Cross Country/Road Racing Senior Men: Dave Archer
Cross Country/Road Racing Senior Women: Nicola Squires
Cross Country/Road Racing Under 17s: Tina Wilson
All information can be found under Club Matters and the tab committee.
HALLAMSHIRE HARRIERS
NOTICE IS GIVEN OF THE CLUB’S
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
THIS WILL BE HELD ON
FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2016
AT THE HILLSBOROUGH ARENA NEXT TO HILLSBOROUGH PARK
 START AT 7.15 p.m.
 
AN AGENDA WILL BE PUBLISHED BEFORE THE AGM AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED VIA E MAIL WHERE POSSIBLE.
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY RESOLUTIONS MUST BE WITH THE SECRETARY AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT  I.E. BY MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY 8TH  NOVEMBER
RESOLUTIONS CAN BE SENT TO
THE CLUB SECRETARY BY E MAIL
(Contact details can be found on Hallamshire Harriers Website)
Alan Hughes
Hallamshire Harriers Secretary

slide1The Hallamshire Harriers began in August 1896 so this year is our 120th year and we would like to celebrate it with an event to be held for our athletes and their families at –

The Hillsborough Arena

Sunday 2 October from 4pm to 8pm

Celebration medals for each Hallamshire Harriers athlete racing with a trophy for the winner of each of the 120m sprint and 1200m races – declaration of your race time on entry and the winner will be the athlete with the nearest time on the day to their declared time on entry.

Tickets can be purchased from tomorrow at EIS and Hillsborough.  From week commencing 26 September from Karen Kelly at Woodbourn Rd.  Tickets are as follows:

Race only £3

BBQ only £5

Race and BBQ £7

Best regards

Hallamshire Harriers Committee

Introduction to Athletics event, Hillsborough

The cIMG_2894 Hills2 1lub held an Introduction to athletics event at Hillsborough Arena on Saturday 20th August 2016 sponsored by South Yorkshire Sport.  Despite the SWFC v Leeds football match and the wet weather forecast the event went really well and we managed to avoid the rain (well most of the time) and interest from football fans.  We had around 35-40 children turn up between the ages of 6 years to 21 years!  Leaflets were handed out for SIV athletics sessions to children under 8 years, HH club leaflets to those from 8yrs to 16 years and two people (aged 21 yrs) returning to athletics after finishing University were referred to Kate Jones UKA coach.

Many thanks go to Ben Kelly (sprint coach), Sam Kelly (equipment support/photographer), Malcolm Grace and Martin Young (throws coaches), Evelyn Williams (Standing Long Jump coach), Steve Moran for Endurance/Relays, Karen Kelly registration forms/leaflets and Carol (Hurdles).  Now we have tried it out once it looks like it may become a regular summer introduction to athletics event.

YDL Upper Age Team Promoted

On Sunday 24 July despite many being away on holiday, our athletes rallied on the day competing in their full allocation of events. They all put outstanding performances and won the final league meeting achieving promotion in a tight league race between Middlesborough, Rotherham and Hallamshire. Congratulations to Middlesborough who were also promoted.
Our grateful thanks also go to all the officials and parent volunteers who made sure we received our full points score for officiating.

Ian Wainwright

It is with great sadness that we learned that Ian Wainwright passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Ian will be well known and fondly remembered by many of our senior athletes who benefited from his coaching and support over many years.

Ian devoted himself to athletics for more than 60 years as an athlete, qualified official, club stalwart and coach. He was a fine athlete in his own right. Ian’s own account of his athletics career provides a fascinating view into his development as an athlete and his sheer love of athletics and sport in general.

It is as a coach, role model and friend that he will be remembered by many athletes in our group and the many more that he inspired with his love for the sport over many decades. They will also remember the generosity and hospitality they enjoyed at Ian and Margaret’s home, enlivened by Ian’s endless anecdotes and humour. For our younger athletes and parents, our current group and its overall philosophy derives from Ian. He was head coach and the driving force behind the group until a terrible accident at home left him with broken vertebrae in his neck.

Ian spent untold hours coaching at the track, on the roads and over the country. He was constantly on the phone to athletes, discussing training and offering encouragement and support. Even after his accident, Ian made sure that he remained in close contact with his athletes. One of his proudest moments was to carry the Olympic torch in the lead up to London 2012—supported by family, friends and athletes with banners and balloons— in recognition of his contribution to athletics.

There are still many in the group who experienced sessions that not only taxed their physical abilities but also Ian’s fondness for mathematical or word puzzles that had to be solved as the session developed. Ian also inspired his athletes by his own example, running every day and carefully logging his mileage over many years. On one memorable occasion, while running with the group through a pine forest as a warm up before a track session, another group passed in the opposite direction with the coach at the back on a bike. Ian turned and shouted loudly, ‘coaches run!’

Everyone who encountered Ian will remember his forthright and honest views, his compassion, generosity, support, love of life and his sense of humour. Ian’s philosophy of life is aptly summed up in the words of one of his great heroes, Emil Zatopek: ‘Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.’

Ian’s funeral will take place at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium on Thursday 4 August at 12.30 pm.

Keith Whitelam