TVH’s Winter Fixtures Announced


Sun 4 Middlesex 10k (Including Middlesex Champs) Victoria Park
Sun 11 Middlesex County Young Athletes Road Relays Minet Park, Hayes
Sun 25 South of England Road Relays – Senior & Veteran Men & Women & Young Athletes  

Autodrome, Bedford

Sat 1 North West London Y.A. Cross Country League (1) Perivale
Sat 8 English National Road Relays – Senior Men & Women

& Young Athletes

Sutton Park
Wed 12 TVH Primary Schools Cross Country relays Wormwood Scrubs
Sat 15 Metropolitan League Cross Country (1) Claybury, Woodford
Sat 22 South of England Country Relays – Senior Men & Women

& Young Athletes

Wormwood Scrubs
Sun 23 Abingdon Marathon (inc Middx Championships) Abingdon
Sat 29 North West London Y.A. Cross Country League (2) Kingsbury
Sat 29 Liddiard Trophy and North of Thames – Senior Men & Women Kingsbury
Sat 5 English National Cross Country Relays – Senior Men & Women & Young Athletes Mansfield
Sun 6 Stevenage Half Marathon Stevenage
Sat 12 Metropolitan League Cross Country (2) Stevenage
Sat 19 London Cross Country Championships &   London Youth Games Cross Country Parliament Hill
Sat 26 North West London Y.A. Cross Country League (3) Trent Park
Sat 26 North London Cross Country Championships Trent Park
Sat 3 Metropolitan League Cross Country (3) Wormwood Scrubs
Sun 4 Perivale 5 road race Perivale
Sat 10 South of England Masters and Inter-Counties Championships Horspath, Oxford
Sun 11 European Cross Country Championships Chia, Italy
Sat 17 to Sun 18 South of England Indoor Combined Events Championships   – All Ages Lee Valley
JAN 2017    
Sat 7 Middlesex County Cross Country Championships Hillingdon House Farm
Sat 7 to   Sun 8 South of England Indoor Championships U15 / U17 Lee Valley
Sat 14 Metropolitan League Cross Country (4) Trent Park
Sat 14 to Sun 15 South of England Indoor Championships Senior and U20 Lee Valley
Sat 28 South of England Cross Country Championships Parliament Hill
FEB 2017    
Sat 11 Metropolitan League Cross Country (5) Alexandra Palace
Sun 12 Wokingham Half Marathon Wokingham
Sat 18 North West London Y.A. Cross Country League (4) Parliament Hill Fields extension
Sat 25 English National Cross Country Championships Wollaton Park, Nottingham
MAR 2017    
Sat 4 North West London Y.A. Cross Country League (4) Wormwood Scrubs
Sat 11 UK Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships tbc
Sat 18 English Schools Cross Country Championships Norwich
Sun 19 Reading Half Marathon Reading
Sat 18 to Sun 19 Middlesex Indoor Championships Lee Valley
Sat 25 South of England Road Relays – Men 12 Stage & Women 6 Stage CycloPark, Gravesend
Sun 26 World Cross Country Championships Kampala, Uganda
APR 2017    
Sun 9 Brighton Marathon Brighton
Sat 15 English National Road Relays – Men 12 Stage & Women 6 Stage Sutton Park
Sun 24 London Marathon and mini-marathon London

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 Having had such an overwhelmingly successful season with 3 wins in the first 3 matches, we started the final match in Division 1 of the British Athletics League with a very comfortable lead and were, in fact, already guaranteed promotion to the Premier League. The hope for the day was that we would win the final match and maintain a perfect card with 4 wins out of 4 for the season.

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Müller Anniversary Games – Club:Connect Relays 2016

Thames Valley Harriers young athletes were given another opportunity to run at the Olympic Stadium on an evening where there was a new world record set in the women’s 100m hurdles, 3 new British records and Usain Bolt ran his fastest 200m of the year.

TVH were one of the few clubs with a team in all eight 4x100m Club:Connect Relay races. Well done to athletes and coaches as managed to get fantastic team performances including 3 new age group club records.

U20 men new club record holders; Daniel John, Olamide Lanihun, Kamal Mitchell, coach Jeffrey and Keano-Elliot Paris-Samuel
U20 men new club record holders; Daniel John, Olamide Lanihun, Kamal Mitchell, coach Jeffrey and Keano-Elliot Paris-Samuel

There were high expectations from the U20 men’s team and they performed exceptionally well to beat their nearest rivals Harrow AC and their club record from the 2015 Anniversary Games by 1 second. The quartet of Keano-Elliott Paris-Samuel, Olamide Lanihun, Kamal Mitchell and Daniel John (Daniel winning: photo creditKieran Calvin/Action Foto Sport) all did fantastically well to claim the £250 prize for the club. TVH’s U20 men’s relay team are the number 1 ranked club team in the country and have the potential to go even faster with a better leg 1 to 2 baton exchange.

New club record from U17 ladies; Ellie Crow, Hannah Hall, Jozae Grant, Linford Christie and Erika Yeboa
New club record from U17 ladies; Ellie Crow, Hannah Hall, Jozae Grant, Linford Christie and Erika Yeboa

TVH’s U17 girls did very well to break TVH’s 17 year old club record by 0.8 of a second. Jozae Grant made a great return to the team with a strong first leg, passing on to English School’s 100m finalist Erika Yeboah, with Ellie Crow running a good 3rd leg and another great anchor leg from Hannah Hall saw the team in 5th place in a very competitive race.

The U15 Boys quartet ran their fastest ever time to set a new age group club record for the 4x100m in 47.82 thanks to Neon Richards, Harvey Kitchen, Jeriel Quandoo and James Lanlyan-Jones as they finished in 4th place.

There were many other great legs from TVH athletes including from the U20’s Venus Benjamin-Maclean and Brittany Robinson who put the team in the lead after two legs but were very narrowly disqualified for their second change over. The Under 15 girls also did well to finish without getting disqualified despite dropping the baton. All round it was a great evening for all TVH’s young athletes who were rewarded for their hard work and commitment to the club during the last year.

Friday 22nd July, Müller Anniversary Games – Club:Connect 4x100m Relays, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

U20 Men 1st TVH 42.16 New Club Record

U20 Women DQ TVH

U17 Men 6th TVH 45.95

U17 Women 5th TVH 49.41 New Club Record

U15 Boys 4th TVH 47.82 New Club Record

U15 Girls 7th TVH 54.51

U13 Boys 7th TVH 58.90

U13 Girls 5th TVH 55.80


Valley race along the Thames

It was a fine, if slightly muggy, morning as 583 runners gathered in Surrey for the 9 am start to the Elmbridge 10k, the seventh stage of the TVH Endurance Cup.

Parking is a perennial issue at this event.  This is exacerbated by the (relatively) remote location of the race HQ.  Try getting there by public transport on a Sunday morning.  When you do arrive, they do not have a designated baggage area, meaning it’s pot luck about whether you score a pay locker in the leisure centre.  Moving to the start area, there is a serious bottleneck, meaning you have to arrive there very early or push by people to be at the front (remembering that the off is itself a rather fresh 9 am).  Compared to other events there are areas where this could be improved and it’ll be interesting to see if it retains its place on the prestigious TVH Endurance Cup tour.

Anyway, cutting to the chase, three Valley runners took part.  First in from the Club, claiming ninth overall and 20 Endurance Cup points was Conor Kissane-Wood.  As one of the first 100 finishers, he claimed a ‘gold’ medal for his time of 34:23, a tantalising second off of his PB.  Well done Conor nonetheless!  The second TVH runner, Paul Woodgate, registered a strong 41:33.  This earnt him 150th overall, nineteen Endurance Cup points and a ‘silver’ medal (awarded for 101st-200th).  v60 Nick Michael, as well as driving, registered a season’s best 55:26 in 440th, a ‘bronze’ medal and eighteen important points.

All of which moves Paul Woodgate ahead of Chris Thomas in the men’s Endurance Cup table, leaving the women’s contest unchanged.  What will happen?  You’ll have to wait until September for the final two episodes: the Victoria Park/Middlesex Championship 10k and the Southern Road Relays at Aldershot.

Second home match gives TVH first SAL win of the season

Having finished just a point away from winning the last home Southern League match in June, the Valley men and women made sure of maximum points by winning the second home match by 22 points in the fourth Southern League match of the season at Linford Christie Stadium on Saturday.

In an impressive team performance the final match scores placed TVH first on 207.5 points, Radley 2nd on 185.5 points, Southampton 3rd on 168.5 points and City of Norwich 4th on 153.5 points.

The match statistics make impressive reading with the men and women both fielding strong teams of 27 and 20 athletes respectively, with the men posting 7 wins and the women an incredible 23 wins on the day.

SAL Division 1 Match 4 2016 LCS TVH Team

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