Junior Competition Report Sept13

Juniors Competition Report Sept13

September has seen the Harriers 8th anniversary & wonderful culmination to the season for the juniors. A season which has seen 85 children from Y3 upwards compete for Sedgefield against other clubs.  Many of these children have been competing in the Quadkids format of run, jump, throw. An increasingly popular concept for younger athletes. Sedgefield again retained the County Durham Athletics Network Quad kids Shield & added to that, 55 medals in the Quad kids Young Athletes League & ten Quad kids Trophies across the Gateshead Sunday League & the Hexham Quad kids meet. September also saw the annual Harriers English Athletics Awards Night, again based on a Quad kid’s format, organised by Marie Walker with around a hundred juniors taking part. Another excellent turnout for this highly popular event.

Harrier’s history was also made by a trio of U13G girls becoming the first athletes to compete in a Pentathlon for Sedgefield with Emma Scarborough taking 3rdplace in the North East Pentathlon championships at Monkton with Erin Peters & Sedgefield Community College student, Aimee Barlow, making their pentathlon debuts.

September 16th saw a wonderful night at the North-East Grand Prix Trophy Presentation night at Gateshead Stadium in which the junior harriers dominated proceedings with 9 trophy winners across the U13/U15/U17 categories taking more trophies than any other club. The winners also received their trophies from Team GB Sprinter, Richard Kilty who has recently competed for GB in the European & World Championships in Gateshead & Moscow.

Coupled to all of this have been a spate of Open Medal Meetings Medals won, increased attendance in all the North-East competitions by Harriers, a top-half finish in our inaugural season in a divisional league & a huge number of personal bests & young athletes trying a range of track & field disciplines & enjoying their sport. A big thank you to the athletes who have competed & to all their families who have supported them so well.