Andy 3rd at the National Cross Country Championships, Wollaton Park, Nottingham


Saturday 22 February 2014

Notts AC produced a magnificent course at Wollaton Park for the National Cross Country Championships. Despite the incessant rain, the vast majority of the course was firm and fast with patches of very deep mud on the latter parts of the long lap providing excellent racing conditions.

IMG_0922Andy Heyes became the first HHS senior man to win a national medal in 40 years, finishing 3rd over the 12k course in 36:37. With the leading group from the start, Andy opened up a lead on the first lap. He was passed in the muddy section towards the end of the second lap but managed to move back into 4th place before the final run in and a fast finish to take an excellent bronze medal.

Tom Jenkins, in heavy training for the London Marathon, ran very well to finish 108th in 39:45 with Rob Little 159th in 40:41. Phil Cooper just caught Pete Hodges on the line, finishing 343rd and 344th in 43:05 and 43:06 respectively. Craig Fishwick was 476th in 44:52 with Adam Dyson 545th in 45:47.

Julia Jagger led home the HHS senior women with a good run in 30th in 30:48. Nicola Squires also ran well to finish 39th in 31:05. Zanthe Wray was 135th in 33:49 with Nicola Birch completing the team in 219th in 35:31. The team finished 12th.

In the Junior Women’s race, Hannah Fletcher was 76th in 26:17 with Rachel Coulson 133rd in 31:31.IMG_0533

Connor Milnes was the leading U17M finishing 58th in 21:29 with Josh Walton 120th in 22:22, Sam Peters 127th in 22:28 and Tom Slack 249th in 25:28. The team finished 15th.

Charlotte Slack looked relaxed in the U17W race coming home in 63rd in 20:32. Rebecca Dancer, despite a heavy fall in the mud, was 86th in 21:09 with Ellie Crownshaw 112th in 21:53 and Flora McNeil 206th in 27:39. The team finished 9th.

Cameron Bell produced another fine performance to finish 15th in the U15B race in 14:42. Jack Price ran well in his first national covering the course in 15:38 for 93rd.

Mary McCarthy led home the HHS team in the U15G race, finishing 57th in 17:06 with Imani Wilson 145th in 18:11, Lilly Fletcher 153rd in 18:14 and Maddie Pearce, completing the team scoring, 172nd in 18:25. Caitlin Tevendale recovered after a fall to finish 210th in 18:50, just ahead of Grace Lucas in 211th in 18:51 with Aimee Hill 275th in 20:19. The team finished 17th.

David Lewis ran strongly to finish 146th in 12:42 in the U13B race with Jakob Ryan 210th in 13:07, Victor Baycroft 235th in 13:19, Charlie Goacher 259th in 13:24 and Kieran Loombe 315th in 14:04. The team finished 33rd

IMG_0575In the U13G race, Tilly Simpson ran very well in her first National to finish a fine 7th in 11:58. Eve Crownshaw produced a typically battling performance to take 60th in 13:03. Holly Booker was 290th in 14:43 with Ellie Rogers 359th in 15:19 bringing the team home in 29th.

Videos of each race can be found here. The report in the Star can be found here.

Woodbourn Road Update

Monday 24 February 2014

Hallam University will begin charging for the use of the Woodbourn Road facility on the 1st March 2014 . It will be administered from the hut adjacent to the finish line. Bands will be issued and prices will be in line with those charged at DVS (SIV athletics cards will be accepted).

Please ensure that all athletes pay before they begin training. All revenues generated will be reinvested in the site.

Andy 9th at British Athletics Indoor Championships, EIS Sheffield

Saturday 8 February 2014

Andy Heyes finished 9th in 8:11.16 in the 3k at the British Athletics Indoor Championships. In a very large field of 18 athletes, Andy sat at the back of the field over the opening laps and then began to move through to put himself in contention. Having just moved by Andy Vernon, the eventual winner, to get on the back of the leading pack, he was clipped from behind and lost all momentum. Andy did well to stay on his feet, recover and gain places back in the final laps.

Happy 80th Birthday for Malcolm!

Sunday 9 February 2014

Malcom Grace would like to thank everyone who attended his 80th birthday party at the Woodbourn Road pavilion to make it such a memorable evening.

Malcolm was presented with silver salver by Mike Theobald for his 60 years service to HHS as an athlete and coach!

Northern Athletics U13/U15 Indoor Championships, EIS Sheffield

Sunday 2 February 2014


Jacques Etia was 7th in the final of the 60m in 7.93, having run a pb in the semi-final to take 3rd in 7.69, improving on his pb in the heat of 7.74 (2nd). In the 200m, Jaques finished 3rd in the semi-final in 25.53. Earlier in the heat, he had set a new pb of 25.48 in finishing 2nd. Joshua Francis ran a season’s best in his heat of the 200m to finish 5th in 29.39. He then produced a pb of 4.26 to finish 12th in the long jump.

Josh Humberstone won the bronze medal in the shot putt with a throw of 6.41.


Abby Newton was 3rd in the semi-final of the 200m in a season’s best of 27.19, having won her heat in 27.86. Gabby Craft was 4th in her heat in 28.74, 16th in the long jump with 4.36 and 14th in the shot with a pb of 7.30. Verity Archer was 21st in the shot with a putt of 5.70


Lucy Revitt was also 7th in the final of the 60m in 8.82. She had earlier finished 4th in her semi-final setting a new pb of 8.77, having come through the heat in 2nd in 8.89.

Lucy Revitt won the bronze medal in the 200m with a pb of 28.36. She was 2nd in the semi-final in 28.58 and in her heat in 28.77. She was also 9th in the long jump with 3.83

Tatjana Wilson ran a pb of 2:30.29 in the 800m to win the silver medal.