Mo Aadan 2nd and TVH Men 4th in Middlesex 10k Championships

The annual Middlesex 10k Road Championships took place at Victoria Park on Saturday and in a close race Valley’s Mo Aadan finished 3rd in the men’s race and 2nd in the Middlesex Champs, while the TVH men’s team finished just outside the Middlesex team medals in 4th place.

Middlesex 10k 2014 Silver Medallist Mo Aadan
Mo Aadan proudly displays Middlesex 10k Champs silver medal.
Middlesex 10k 2014 Toby Clyde
Toby Clyde has an impressive debut in Middlesex 10k.
Middlesex 10k 2014 TVH Men
TVH men ready to go in Middlesex 10k.

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TVH Men Finish in Top 20 at the Southern Road Relays and Qualify for Nationals

Mo Aadan makes a flying start at the front of the field to come home in 2nd place.
Mo Aadan makes a flying start at the front of the field to come home in 2nd place.
Myles Edwards sets his best ever relay time to move the TVH men up into 14th place.
Myles Edwards sets his best ever relay time to move the TVH men up into 14th place.

 

On Sunday the Valley men’s senior and veteran teams travelled to Aldershot for the Southern Road Relay Championships. As in previous years the race venue was Rushmoor Arena and the race was hosted by Aldershot, Farnham & District AC.  This  year’s race saw 4 Valley men make their debut in the senior team and they all ran well to see the A team finish in 17th place out of a total of 72 finishing teams.

Full versions of the men’s results are available using the links below:

Southern 6 Stage Road Relay Senior Men Results 2014.

Southern 6 Stage Road Relay Veteran Men Results 2014

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2014 Review – Successful Track Season for TVH

2014 saw the TVH ladies become officially ranked as the 3rd best athletics team in the UK and the best in the South of England. Other highlights include performances at the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships, new club records and success in the leagues.

Thames Valley Harriers has teams that compete at all ages for both male and female in the most important leagues that give its athletes wide ranging competitive opportunities. As another track and field season comes to an end, it is encouraging to look back at how these teams performed.

Pride of place goes to the UK Women’s Athletic League team which, in their first ever season in the top flight of UK athletics, finished  a fantastic 3rd overall in the Premier Division of the league, TVH ladies finished as the top team in the South of England.

The senior men’s British Athletics League team suffered from a few injuries during the season and in a very competitive league could not manage to hold on to its place in the Division 1 as they finished in 7th place after a close finish to the last match.

Combined with with the ladies, TVH’s senior men are amongst the best teams in the country. This was confirmed in the great team spirit shown in winning the Southern Athletics League Division 2 North title and will be in the Division 1 for the first ever time in 2015.

The junior teams were experiencing the new format of their UK leagues, now called the UK Youth Development League. In the older group, catering for under-20 and under-17 athletes, the team is in the Southern North 2 Division and improved with each match finishing 3rd. The equivalent team catering for the under-15 and under-13 age groups comfortably retained its place in the Southern North 1 Division, also improving with each match and with a very promising home victory in the last match to finish the league in 4th.

TVH also provides competitons for under-11 athletes and Quadkids competition has seen soom of our youngest members enjoying the sport as the compete in there first ever time.

Of course, teams are made up of great individual athletes and, here again, TVH has had a year to be proud of. TVH athletes have been crowned schools, university, country, regional and national champions. There are too many highlights to mention everyone, many of these performances can be found in our club records as 36 were broken in 2014. However, our two young and still improving international 400m athletes stood out. Zoey Clark, set many club records during the season and was the TVH’s top point scorer in the UKWAL, Zoey completed  her season with a Native National 4x400m record for Scotland (3:33.91) at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. From our the mens team, Victor dos Santos Soares, who is coached by club president Linford Christie, also set a National record for Portugal over the 400m individual (45.74) to finish 3rd in his semi-final at the European Championships in Zurich.

Congratulations to everyone. 2014 has been one of TVH’s best track and field season since the mens double in 1994. Now comes a winter of training for an even better season next year.