Mansfield Harrier’s rising middle distance star Luke Duffy put in another superb performance last week to finish his season in style. Being selected to run for the Midlands team in the UK school games at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium Loughborough he came away with the gold medal in the 1500 metres after a superb last lap.

The weekend saw one of the highlights of the Track and Field season the National under 17 and 15 championships held at the Bedford International Stadium. Mansfield Harrier Luke Duffy competed in the under 17 1500 metres and came away with a superb silver medal.

Mansfield Harriers competed at the Nottinghamshire AAA’s Summer league last week at Colwick Park Nottingham and again came away with individual and team success. The race the third in a series of five saw 17 men and 9 ladies cross the finish line and in excess of 450 competitors.

Mansfield Harriers have a magnificent seven athletes representing the county at the Junior Inter Counties event at the Pingles Stadium Nuneaton on Saturday the 10th of September.  The competition against seven other counties is one the highlights of the track season for Under 13 and 15 athletes and selection is earned through excellent performances during the four Nottinghamshire mini league events.

Mansfield Harriers junior girls recently competed at Grantham in the second of three Youth Development League fixtures, coming away with another successful performance finishing in second on the day and leading after the first two meetings.

Mansfield Harriers competed on the roads last week with another large turnout this time for the Newstead Abbey Dash an event in the grounds of the Abbey over a distance of 5k which this year also doubled up as the road county championships.

Last weekend saw the Midlands Track and Field Championships held at the Pingles Stadium in Nuneaton. Mansfield Harriers came away with a gold medal in the Under 20 ladies after a stunning run from Bethany Williams.

Mansfield' Harrier’s Bethany Williams gained her first England vest competing last Wednesday night at Cardiff in the Welsh under 20 international. The fixture was originated as a way of providing competition opportunity for Under 20 athletes as a pathway to senior international competition with selection based on performances at the area championships.

Three of Mansfield Harriers endurance squad travelled to Milton Keynes on Saturday night to run at the British Milers Club academy races. The highlight of the night was 15 year old Luke Duffy’s outstanding 1500 race finishing in 4.02.6.

Four Mansfield Harriers competed at the 86th English Schools Athletics Association championships held at Gateshead on the 8th and 9th of July. The event is the premier track and field competition for athletes of school age.