North West London League, 50th anniversary run

Anyone who has taken part in the NWL cross country over the past 50 years is invited to take part in a 4 mile reunion run on Sept 26th at Perivale.

For details contact Roy Clarridge on 01895 349 005 or royclarridge@Hotmail.com.

Kids on Track sessions resuming-places limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Thames Valley Harriers Kids on Track, Autumn term 2015

Starting Saturday 5th September

Registration starts at 9:20AM

Athletics sessions for 8 – 11yr olds

A great way for your child to try a variety of athletics events, from jumps to throws to sprints.

Linford Christie Stadium, Saturdays, 9:30 – 10:30AM

Places are limited to 25 per session and can be booked in 6 weeks blocks with the first block starting on Sat 5th September.

To secure a place please email kidsontrack@thamesvalleyharriers.com with your child’s name, D.O.B, home address, your contact details and any medical conditions we need to know about.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Victory for TVH Men at Derby BAL match

Peter Browne reports:

The team looked a little weakened, and, with the loss of 7 first team athletes Paul Oppe and the rest of the management team were not confident of finishing higher than maybe 3rd or 4th. Happily we were in a strong position having finished 2nd in the first two matches and therefore had a buffer of 2 points over third placed Crawley.

As this was our most distant away match we had decided to stay overnight on Friday and Saturday and the effect was dramatic. Team spirit was very high with everyone interested in everyone else’s performances and support was very vocal. It was a day to savour and I can’t recall too many occasions when the Valley team gelled better or performed better individually and as a team.

We won and we won as a result of collective out-performance by the individuals in the team – a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts!

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Zoey Clarke represents GB in a great win and a National Age Group record at the European U23 Championships

After several days of sitting in the Team hotel, Zoey got her chance to run in the women’s 4x400m relay final on Sunday 12th July! The Life of an International runner is not all glamorous as there was a great deal of doing very little for days in Tallinn  and then  the team had to cope with a  last minute change to plans when it became clear that the race was a straight final with no heats on the Saturday. Zoey ran a fantastic second leg, holding the advantage given to her by Seren Bundy Davis and there was no way Zoey was going to concede her lead advantage over the Russian, Polish and German team runners.  

Front running in a relay race requires confidence and a steady mind, and Zoey was able to hand over the baton in the lead to Victoria Ohuruogo, and Kirsten McAslan once again ran a strong last leg to hold of the Polish Runner to bring the team home with a great win and a National Age Group record of  3:30.07!  The Splits for the run  were as follow (Bundy-Davies 52.1, Zoey Clark 52.7, Ohuruogo 53.18, Kirsten McAslan 51.99).

UKWAL Match 2: TVH Ladies Victorious Again

In an exciting match TVH ladies claimed their second consecutive victory of the season by just 3 match points from hosts Birchfield Harriers. This now places the fantastic team 3 league points clear of Windsor Slough and Eton (WSEH) and 4 league points ahead of Birchfield Harriers. TVH are well positioned to win the league and go on to represent Great Britain in the European Club Champions Cup next May but will need an equally good result in the final match in August.

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