HARLOW Running Club competed in the fourth and final round of the East Herts and West Essex Cross Country League over a muddy 5 mile course at Bishop’s Stortford. First HRC member to finish was Rob Lowe in 6th place out of 89 finishers and 1st Vet 40 in an excellent 31min 14sec.
HARLOW Athletic Club held its cross country event for primary school children in years 3&4 and 5&6 on Saturday the 15th Feb 2014 on Latton Common in Harlow. There were separate boys and girls races and the course for years 3&4 was 1.1K and the course for years 5&6 was 2.1K. Conditions on the day were really tough with strong driving winds and a really muddy course. The event was really well attended by local schools and athletics clubs (from Harlow and further afield across Herts and Essex).
A PERSONAL BEST for the 800 metres (indoors) was the reward for Harlow athlete, Andrew Osagie at the British Athletics Indoor Meet at the weekend. Osagie was timed at 1.44.52.
THIS year will see the official launch of the Harlow Town Cricket Club Girls team. Nicknamed the Tornadoes, the team includes no less than seven Essex CCC squad members. The team, based at HTCC’s home at Ash Tree Fields in Harlow, will be skippered by Francesca Cavadino and managed by Lee Richardson. The first official fixture is scheduled for May 11th where the team will take on Saffron Walden CC at home.
THERE is a definite feeling that although Harlow Town are having a very good season, the minute they are examined at the very highest level, then they are found wanting. This game was a classic example as they went down to a very well disciplined Heybridge Swifts, who no doubt will be there or there abouts at the end of the season.
HARLOW Olympian Andrew Osagie was disqualified after winning the AAA Indoor 800 metres in Sheffield at the weekend. Osagie had produced a confident performance at the event holding off the cream of British 800 metre racing including Mukhtar Mohammed (Sheffield), Guy Learmonth (Lasswade) and Paul Goodall (Norwich).
IN the U11 boys 3k race, Kai Boggon stormed to victory with Joe Morgan finishing in 7th place and Frankie Edwards in 16th. In the U11 girls race over the same distance, Charlotte Pratt claimed a silver in 2nd, Hallie Copping-Jones 4th, Savannah Sirkett 8th, Ellen Savidge 10th, Katie Brennan 15th and Maddie Bailey 21st. There were 61 finishing athletes in the U11 race. These races were meant to be 1.4K but due to a marshalling error the kids ended up running the U13’s course but theses races were not timed.
IN the main league events Harlow were only able to field teams in the Under 13 competitions with so many other athletes at the Indoor Championships or otherwise unavailable. In the Under 13 Boys section, the team finished a respectable fifth, out of eleven. And, Lewis Harknett took individual silver over the 3K course in 11.11 minutes; twin brother, Owen managed a strong run too to finish fifteenth in a time of 12.07 minutes.
HARLOW Running Club members produced some excellent performances at the Great Bentley Half Marathon with several personal best times for the distance and one club record.
This was despite the very windy conditions on the one lap course near Colchester. Pride of place goes to 18 year old Daniel Jephcott who finished in 255th place out of 748 finishers in an excellent PB time of 1hr 41min 02sec which improved the HRC U20 record by 29 seconds.
HARLOW Athletic Club is holding a cross country event for primary school children on the Feb 15th on Latton Common in Harlow. The event is open to children from schools or athletic clubs. There will be separate boys and girls races for school years 3 & 4 and 5 & 6. The years 3 & 4 race will be 1000m and the years 5 & 6 race will be 1600m across Latton Common in Harlow.
HARLOW Town continue climbing towards the top of the table, as an Alex Read double leaves them just a point behind leaders VCD Athletic. Plagued with injuries, the home side started striker David Laird, who was able to link up well with top-scorer Read and create chances, however it was tricky midfielder, James Smith, who ran the show, having a role in almost every attack.
THE SON of legendary leg spinner Abdul Qadir is set to star for Harlow CC. Imran Qadir will hope to make an impression and step out from the shadow of his famous father.
HAWKS manager Danny Chapman has signed central midfielder Daniel O’Donnell. The 24 year old played in his native Scotland for St Johnstone before injuring his back. He was out of the game for two years before returning with Bishop Auckland.
In their group are also Brentwood and Thurrock. The womens team is almost a new build team as many of the previous team are no longer part of the team. The team is playing with so much passion and showing really good skills and just need to train and play a bit more to get to the next level. Even now this team is one of the favorites to win this group together with Brentwood where Volleyball have much more traditions compared to Harlow.
A PE teacher is preparing to play out her dream in South Africa, as she represents England in her sport. Kristina O’Hara, head of PE at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, has been selected for the INA England (Indoor Netball Association) squad to go on tour for the World Championships in May.
FIRST Harlow RC member to finish was Rob Lowe in 11th place out of 109 finishers and 2nd Vet 40 in an excellent 28min
55sec. He was followed home by Alan Broughton 15th in 29min 06sec and Jamie Jephcott 16th in 29min 12sec. John Tennant 50th in 33min 00sec and Pasquale Pellecchia 65th in 34min 56sec were 1st and 3rd Vet 60 finishers respectively.
HARLOW struggled for players this week due to a lot of injuries with only nine players against Upminster’s 13. Even some of the Harlow players that did turn up were already carrying previous injuries. The first half Harlow dominated the play which kept Upminster on their toes. Harlow had plenty of shots on goal, but due to the lack of players Harlow couldn’t find the back of the net.
HARLOW Town crashed out of the Robert Dyas Cup, as high flying AFC Sudbury move on to the semi-finals. Both teams carried momentum going into the game, with Harlow just a point off the top spot in the league, and Sudbury not having lost a game since November.
HARLOW Running Club member Terry Ridge completed the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K in 6th position out of 107 finishers in an excellent 20min 30sec and he was followed home by Spencer Brooks 25th in a personal best time for the distance of 22min 43sec. Meanwhile at a very wet, windy and hilly Canterbury 10 Mile race Andy Kinney finished in 536th place out of 629 finishers in a commendable 1hr 40min 30sec.
HARLOW Town went into the game sitting in third, with just a point separating themselves from the visitors. With ten wins each, Harlow’s best home record in the league faced up against Witham’s best away record in the league.
AN INJURY-hit Harlow side earned 3 points on a rain sodden pitch on Wednesday night, both team took some time to get into their stride before Romford’s Ryan Imbert used his strength and speed to beat two defenders before dragging his shot wide after ten minutes.
A GOAL-LESS draw was well fought by both sides. Harlow had a few scoring opportunities that were kept away by the Romford defence and goalie. Each team played well, with all players doing there bit in attacking and defending.
HARLOW Running Club members began their Spring Marathon preparations by competing in the Folksworth 15 Mile race. The hilly two lap course near Peterborough proved very productive for HRC members with two new club records and a personal best time for the distance.
HARLOW’S promotion challenge took a little dent on the road as they were beaten 2-0 by Maldon and Tiptree. This time last year, Maldon were some fifteen points ahead at the top of the league and it would not surprise anyone if the sleeping giant stirred again.