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Training has now finished for the month of August, we will resume training on Monday 4th September at the John Charles Centre for Sport track at 6:30pm. We encourage junior athletes to rest and enjoy the summer break.
Our membership has now reached 70 members and is therefore closed to new requests. If you are interested in joining the club and want to be added to our waiting list, please contact us.
We are presently reviewing our membership list. if you haven’t attended for more than 6 weeks without a valid reason we will be considering your membership at the club. The terms of membership that are linked with your registration state that you should compete for the club within that year if this hasn’t occurred we will also be considering your position. We are presently closed to new members and have a waiting list of athletes wishing to train and compete for us.if you are affected by this please discuss with your coach or email lead coach Keith Pailing, thank you.
LEEDS RACE SERIES – 2017
NEW for Rothwell Harriers Juniors in 2017 is an independent series of races and junior parkruns in our local area that can be entered by all our junior athletes here: http://www.leedsathletics.net/formtoemail/enterjuniorraceseries201617.cgi There will be trophies for winners in all school year groups. Parents should enter their junior athlete asap and all races in the series that have already been held will be added to their score i.e. backdated soon.
OLYMPIC SPORTS DAY
Saturday 24th September 2016 was the day both the junior and senior members of our club assembled to take part in our Olympic Sports Day exclusively for Rothwell Harrier members. A total of 25 senior members and 32 junior members took part across the 16 events on what proved to be a tremendously enjoyable day for everyone involved.
The results can be found here: olympic-sports-day-results although it needs to be understood that the times and distances recorded don’t count towards club records as times and measurements are non-official i.e. not electronic timing or witnessed and verified by officials in the field.
A total of 4 gold medals (if we were giving out medals) were won by Lewis Penna-Kincell (100m, 800m, Long Jump and Discus) who clearly has a bright future in the Track & Field Competitions next year. Well done Lewis.
The 1000m race for all the committee, coaches and assistants was won by James Wardman in a time of just 2 minutes 42 seconds, well done James.
The grand finale was a 5 x 400m relay which was won by the Pink Team who started in lane 7 and captained by Jon Schofield who ran leg 1, followed by William Randall, James Langdon, Lexie Rowing and Olivia Howard. Well done Pink Team.
Junior Park Run
In 2016 we held a tournament for our 8-10 year old members whereby they ran in at least 6 junior parkruns, the winners of that tournament were:
Female: Esther Walton
Male: Kye Thackray
Well done to you both.