Dave Wins Chesterfield Half Marathon

Sunday 14 September 2014

Dave Archer tuned up for the Northern road relays by winning the Chesterfield half marathon in  1:13:28. Dave was running to raise money for Parkinson’s disease charities on behalf of Bud Baldaro, the outstanding coach at Birmingham, who has been diagnosed with the disease.

The report in the Derbyshire Times can be found here.

South Yorkshire XC League: Important Information on Entries

Monday 15 September 2014

There has been an important change to entries for this year’s South Yorkshire XC league. A number for all four races will cost £7 and will be available from Helena Brown shortly.

However, Helena has to email entries to the organisers in advance of the race. If you wish to compete, you must email your details (name, date of birth, age group, and England Athletics registration number) to Helena (phate123@sky.com) asap so that she can submit entries in advance. Once you have emailed Helena the details, you will then be able to purchase a number.

It means that if you wish to purchase a number on the day, you will need to email Helena a few days before with your details. If she does not have the information, she cannot enter you and you will not be able to run on the day.

It will make Helena’s job much easier if you can email her your details as soon as possible so that she can get entries organised well in advance of the first race. You have to be a member of HHS and paid your subscription in order to compete.

Details about the forthcoming SYCAA XC League can be found here.

The first race is on 12 October at Mount St Mary College, Spinkhill.

Tilly Wins U15G National 800m Title, Bedford

Saturday 30-Sunday 31 August

TS_EATilly Simpson capped a fine track season by winning the England Athletics U15G 800m championships at Bedford. Having qualified by winning her heat in 2:14.93, Tilly showed good  judgement by not going with the fast pace on the opening lap and coming through down the final straight to take the gold in 2:13.12.




Oscar Bryce and Sam Lawford also gained valuable experience competing at national level.  Oscar Bryce threw a new pb of 52.61 U17M hammer, was 12th in the shot putt with 13.07 and 13th in the discus with a throw of 37.30.

Sam Lawford was 6th in his heat of the U17M 100m in 11.61.


Becky Lyne: Coaching Sessions at Chatsworth

Becky Lyne, one of HHS’s finest ever athletes, is now offering running sessions at Chatsworth Park on Mondays 12.00-1.00 pm, Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am and at Longshaw Estate Thursdays 6.00-7.00pm. She is also offering children’s multi-event athletics in Chatsworth Park (‘Wild Athletics’!) on Saturdays 9:30-10:30am.

More details can be found on her website

Contact Becky by email if you would like any more information. 

Success for HHS Athletes at Northern U15/U17 Championships, Wigan

Saturday 16-Sunday 17 August 2014

It was good to see HHS well represented at the North of England U15/U17 championships and a host of fine performances.

Oscar Bryce had a very successful weekend taking silver in the U17M hammer with a throw of 49.45, bronze in the shot with 13.61and bronze in the discuss with 40.95.

James Lee took the Northern title in the U17M high jump with a leap of 1.90 and Thomas Hughes claimed the bronze medal with 1.85. Thomas also won the bronze medal in the U17M long jump with 5.85, was 5th in the triple jump with 11.13, 6th in the 100m hurdles final in 17.32 and 7th in heat 3 of the 100m in 12.44.

Essa Ahmed finished 4th in the final of the U17M 800m in 2:01.09, having qualified 2nd in his heat in 2:05.23. He was also 5th in the 400m final in 54.51, having run 54.98 to qualify in 3rd place in his heat.

Evelyn Williams was 7th in the U17W long jump with 4.80 and Elaine Williams was 12th in the shot putt with a throw of 8.14. Caitlin Tevendale was 9th in the final of the U17W 800m in 2:33.71.

Tilly Simpson continued her fine season, winning th U15G 800m in 2:13.66, having won the heat in 2:19.32. Tatjana Wilson, moving up an age group, was 6th in heat 1 in 2:31.29 and Saskia Huxham was 5th in heat 2 in 2:31.02. Saskia was also 8th in the U15G javelin with 20.69.

Gabby Craft had a busy weekend, finishing 10th in the U15G long jump with 4.65, 11th in the shot with 8.14, and 7th in the final of the 75m hurdles in 12.60, having run 12.31 to qualify in 2nd in her heat.

Northern Road Relay Championships: Contact Team Managers

Wednesday 13 August 2014

The Northern Road Relay Championships are at Birchwood, Warrington on 20th September. Please contact your team manager to ensure that you have been entered before you go away on holiday. You cannot enter has an individual but have to be entered by one of the team managers. The team managers will require the following information: full name, age group entry and athletics registration number.
Andy Challenger (Senior Men/U20 Men; email: asc150583@yahoo.co.uk); Hannah Whitelam (Senior Women/U20 Women; email: h.whitelam@gmail.com); Louise Slack (U13-17; email: louise_slack@yahoo.com) 
The timetable is as follows:
11.30 Under 13 Boys              3 x 3000 metres

11.35 Under 13 Girls               3 x 3000 metres

12.15 Under 15 Boys              3 x 3000 metres

12.20 Under 15 Girls               3 x 3000 metres

13.00 Under 17 Men               3 x 3300 metres

13.05 Under 17 Women         3 x 3300 metres

14.00 Senior Men  6 stages approximately 6K per stage

14.05 Senior Women 4 stages approximately 4.9k per stage