Somewhat later than originally planned, Tony Bush has prepared the final winter ranking lists – available here:
Laurance Edwards tops the winter rankings for 2014-2015. Award winners for each age-group are:
|Senior men:||Jim Cooper||Senior women:||Amy Concannon
|Under 20 men:||Sam Fenn||Under 20 women: ||Katie Watkins
|Under 17 men:||Fred Cryan||Under 17 women: ||Eilish O’Grady
|Under 15 boys:||Jaouhar Karmour||Under 15 girls: ||Rachael Haddow
|Under 13 boys:||Laurance Edwards||Under 13 girls: ||Sophie Peters
|Under 11 boys:||Lucas Mansell||Under 11 girls: ||Isabella D.Amico
Belated congratulations to all the athletes and we will have an awards ceremony in due course!
Below are some of the senior Harrow athletes who ran in the London Marathon, including chairman Keith Foley.
Congratulations to Jon Kyte on his excellent personal best of 2:51 and to Chris Finill for maintaining his ever-present streak and also a return to sub-3 hours. Not to be outdone, Emily Antcliffe also ran a best of 3:02.49. Sub-3 hours next year, Emily?
Harrow’s senior men finished the Chiltern League season with a strong team performance at Teardrops Lake, Milton Keynes, taking third spot, but earlier results meant that they could finish only fifth overall.
Damian Nevins continued his strong post-injury comeback with a great sixth spot while skipper Jim Cooper, in 11th overall, was first over-40 veteran and took silver for the season. Alan Wray was third over-40 veteran, in 20th spot, while Philip Benson completed a good Chiltern League season in 31st place.
Chris Finill clinched the individual over-50 title, placing 44th overall, while Mark Cursons, in 57th, took over 50 silver. Danny Skeffington was fourth over 50 in 69th.
Laurance Edwards and Sam Bickerstaff finished an excellent fourth and fifth, respectively, in the under-13 race to lead Harrow to fifth team place. Matthew Crow was a very good fifth in the under-11 race.
Amy Concannon finished a good 25th in the senior women’s race while Katie Watkins finished fourth overall in the under-20 classification.
Harrow AC fielded 26 athletes at the Middlesex Counties.
Laurance Edwards produced the performance of the day with an exceptional 3rd-place finish for the U13 boys.
In support and bringing the team home in 3rd place were Sam Bickerstaff (8th), Chris Morris, Mughilan Muralitharan and Abishek Shreeharan.
The U13 girls also performed very well, finishing in 4th as a team with Sophie Peters, Sally Tremlett andAnya Freely all showing good promise for 2015.
For the seniors, there were very good results for Emily Antcliffe and Nicky Ashe, both running well at present.
Also battling the rain and mud, Alan Wray continued with his post-bike crash comeback to finish an impressive 16th, just ahead of Jim Cooper in 20th.
Ellen Rose-Senior and Katie Watkins finished 2nd and 4th, respectively, in the Junior Ladies. Jonathan Collier continued to show his strength, finishing in 6th for the Junior men ahead of Sam Fenn, doing well in 15th.
Eilish O’Grady finished 6th in the U17 Ladies.
Abi Khamoun’s U15 boys team performed tightly with less than a minute splitting Jaouhar Karmoun in 14th, Tim Fenn, Liam Bunn and Albie Tremlett in 27th. The team finished a respectable 6th and will be looking to the year ahead positively.
U15 girls finished 7th headed up by Lilian Cottrell, followed by Rachel Haddow, Jessica Leane, Tara Das and Ava Howard-Beadle.
Harrow Athletic Club’s junior (under-20) women’s squad made a great start to its Chiltern League campaign with a narrow victory in Watford’s Cassiobury Park on Saturday, writes Tony Bush.
Megan Wilson was Harrow’s leading runner, in seventh spot, and she was well-supported by Marella Whitfield (11th), Eilish O’Grady (13th) and Rachel Ayrton (30th), as Harrow won by two points from Wycombe and Chiltern.
Emily Antcliffe was Harrow’s top runner in the senior women’s event, placing 18th, while Lilian Cottrellwas 22nd in the under-15 event and Sophie Peters finished an excellent 12th in the under-13 race. Eve O’Goan was a good 13th in the under-11 event.
The senior men’s team was severely depleted by injury and unavailability and could manage only ninth team place, its worst result for many years.
Matt Carey was Harrow’s leading runner, in 26th spot (below his best), while Philip Benson ran well for 30th spot. Mark Cursons, who finished 50th overall, was third in the over-50 category.
Sam Bickerstaff continued his excellent early season form to finish third in the under-13 category. Laurence Edwards also ran well for tenth spot, as Harrow took fourth place in this age group.
Frederick Cryan finished 18th in the under-17 race, Jaquhar took 27th spot in the under-15 event andChris Hudson placed 18th in the under-11 race.