TVH Win the League – Southern Athletics League Division 2 North, Match 5, Parliament Hill

SAL Div 2N TVH Champions 2014[1]

Congratulations to all members of the Southern Athletics League team, including athletes, officials, team managers and other helpers. It was a great team performance over the season that included 4 wins and a 2nd place to win the league!

On the first Saturday in August an undefeated TVH Southern League team made it’s way to Parliament Hill, as Highgate Harriers played host to the 5th and final Southern League match of the season. Continue reading TVH Win the League – Southern Athletics League Division 2 North, Match 5, Parliament Hill

TVH ladies – 3rd Best Athletics Team in the UK, 1st in the South of England

Thames Valley Harriers ladies are officially ranked the 3rd best athletics team in the UK and the best in the South of England, with a fantastic performance in their final UKWAL match of the season in Eton on Saturday.

The ladies finished an outstanding in 2nd on the day, behind overall league champions for the second consecutive year, Edinburgh AC, who will go on to represent Great Britain in the European Club Champions Cup next year. This result moved the team up to 3rd in the league which is a remarkable achievement, considering that this was TVH’s ladies first ever season in the top flight of club athletics. TVH took their largest ever team to a UKWAL match with 27 athletes including three U20’s making their senior debuts, all showing real team spirit, fighting for every point to be rewarded with this well-deserved result. In additional to 2nd place on the day, there were also two fantastic club records, 10 PB’s and five event wins that were backed up by a host of top three performances.

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British Athletics League,Third Match, Tooting

Following an encouraging result at the second match in Gateshead the third match proved to be one of damage limitation as the team was devastated by injury and other commitments.There were some outstanding individual performances and a number of first time appearances for athletes, which augurs well for the future.

Starting the day in 3rd place in the League the Valley men slipped to 7th place on the day and to equal 5th overall, although the points remain very tight between 3rd and 8th places as clubs again took points from each other. Continue reading British Athletics League,Third Match, Tooting

UK Women’s Athletics League, Premier Division – PBs and a Club Record at Birmingham

Thames Valley Harriers ladies team continue to go from strength to strength with a superb team performance in the second UKWAL match at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. As usual the fantastic team spirit shone through welcoming to the team three debutants. There was also a club record and several individual lifetime best performances. 

The 24 athletes picked up enough points to place 4th out of eight teams and just 1 point off 3rd place. This result, coupled with 5th place in the first match in Swansea means the squad are in a very strong position to stay in the Premier league next year, provided all goes to plan at the final match in Eton next month.

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British Athletics League, Gateshead – TVH Ranked 3rd overall

Gateshead has always been the venue of good results for the Valley team and the traditional weekend away was dampened only by the squally and heavy rain. As usual the club spirit shone through and there were a few individual lifetime best and season’s best performances.

The team result was a good one as the team finished 4th in the match but moved up to 3rd as other teams took points from each other.  Again this league has proved to be very competitive, although Woodford Green and Glasgow have pulled out a healthy lead. The Valley are now sitting in 3rd place with the other 5 teams no more than 3 points below. Continue reading British Athletics League, Gateshead – TVH Ranked 3rd overall

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