The 88th English Schools Athletic Association’s Track and Field Championships were held over last Friday and Saturday in glorious conditions at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. The event is described as the 4th biggest Athletics event in the world and this year Mansfield Harriers had six competitors at the event with 5 of them being the first year of a two year age group. As always, the standard of competition was tremendous and the six Mansfield athletes all performed admirably.

17th June

A small group of Mansfield Harriers made the short journey down to Loughborough last week to compete in the latest Charnwood Open meeting. With the wind getting stronger throughout the night the conditions were far from ideal for fast running but undeterred the Mansfield athletes put in some superb performances.

Mansfield Harrier’s Amber Scott travelled the short distance to Leicester at the weekend to compete in Steeplefest an event specifically for the Steeplechase with the aim of giving athletes who compete in the event an opportunity to race fast against likeminded competitors.

The juniors of Mansfield Harriers were out in force at the second of the Nottinghamshire Mini League Track and Field events held at Ashfield School. Although the results are not yet out the club put in a superb showing throughout the competition with a staggering 46 young athletes competing in a blue and green vest. The highlight of the day was the presentation of the athlete of the match awards for the first event and out of the four awards available Mansfield came away with two of them.

The second Charnwood Athletic Club Open Meeting saw another set of superb performances from the Mansfield Harriers who travelled to Loughborough for the competition. The popular Wednesday night meeting was held in far from ideal conditions for fast running as strong winds and unseasonably cold weather prevailed.

Mansfield Harriers have been in competition this week on both track and roads and once again have seen some superb performances as the regular structured club training pays great dividends.

The London Marathon and mini marathon is arguably the major road racing event of the year in the UK and this year in searing heat Mansfield Harriers had 3 complete the mini marathon representing the East Midlands and 10 complete the marathon.

The 2018 Nottinghamshire Track and Field Championships held at Harvey Hadden stadium in Nottingham proved to be a great success for Mansfield Harriers. The club came away with a fantastic 37 medals that consisted of 13 gold, 13 silver 11 bronze and a host of other great performances. The highlights of the weekend were the championship best performances of Andy Wetherill and Beth Hamilton plus three athletes achieving English Schools qualification times.

The first of the summer league races took place last week, the Booth event which was held around a 4.6 mile course on the trails of Teversal. Continuing the clubs recent upturn in fortunes Mansfield Harriers put out an amazing 48 athletes within the 418 strong field. The Ladies were superb winning the team race with the men 7th and combined the team placed 3rd.

As the track season gets into full swing two of Mansfield Harriers highly talented Under 13 girls Beth Hamilton and Alex Foster hit the road to test themselves the week before the county championships and both put in sensational new best times.