As the temperatures soared over the last week Mansfield Harriers athletes put in some scorching performances on Track, Road and Trails.

Competing at the Charnwood Open Meeting Under 13 Jake Orr produced the race of his young life as he breezed around the Loughborough track running an amazing tactical race for a massive new best time of 5.23.45. 

Two of Mansfield Harrier’s Under 20 stars competed at The Midland Senior and Under 20 Track and Field Championship over the weekend at the Pingles Stadium Nuneaton. Racing in very difficult conditions both Alex Rieley and Bethany Williams performed superbly taking a championship win and second place respectively.

Two of Mansfield Harriers young track stars travelled south last week to compete in the Watford Open and BMC meeting. Like Trafford in the North the Watford meetings are the premier endurance fixtures in the south. Racing again in cold and windy conditions Luke Duffy and Archie Rayner put in two more sensational performances.

Mansfield Harriers rising star Bethany Williams produced her best race of the season at the British Milers Club Academy event at Milton Keynes. The fixture one of only two Junior specific events put on by the BMC saw over 500 entries from across the U.K.  

Three of Mansfield Harriers junior England international athletes opened the 2017 Track and Field season at the Trafford Athletic Club open meeting last week. These meetings are the premier endurance fixtures in the North of England and the meeting was held in very cold and windy conditions.

Mansfield Harriers have been out racing across the UK over the last two weekends with the familiar blue and green vests seen from Sutton Coldfield to Edinburgh. Championship racing took place at Sutton Coldfield which was the venue for the National Masters road relays where Mansfield had one men’s team and two ladies compete.

The first of the five race Nottinghamshire AAA Summer League series took place last week at Hexgrave Hall and Mansfield Harriers had its biggest contingent competing for many years with 36 green and blue vests crossing the finishing line in a record field of 595 finishers. The race saw many fine performances from the Mansfield club in both the team and individual competitions and shows great promise for the season.

Competing in the second of the series of five, Mansfield Harriers once again had huge numbers turn out at the Nottinghamshire summer league at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham. Run over a very flat 5 mile course Mansfield had 39 finish which is a record number of finishers for the club in this league.

Mansfield Harriers turned out in force for the first of the five races in the Booth Decorators Summer League last week at Teversal. An impressive 20 athletes completed the 4.5 mile race around the local trails in a huge field of close to 450 competitors.

Mansfield Harriers have just had one of the busiest weeks of the club’s  year with action on both Track and Road.   As the club’s resurgence continues large numbers of athletes competed in all events.