Havering Athletics Club
Club athletes won almost 30 medals at the Essex Schools Championship and 14 have been selected to represent Essex Schools at the prestigious English Schools Championships in Birmingham on 12/13th July. Following last weekend's East Anglian Schools Multi Events Final, seven club young athletes will go on to represent Essex Schools in the National Final at Exeter in September.
Also last weekend, Max Law won the England Athletics U20 javelin title, to add to his four previous titles as an U17 and U15. Jessica Mitchell won the U20 5000m title and Shandell Taylor won U23 long jump bronze - Max & Shandell of course won the Sports Council Junior - Senior Sports awards earlier this year. The Sports Council's Disability award winner Kieran O'Hara has won two gold medals at the recent Eastern Disability Championships, as did runner up Rebecca O'Rourke.
In club league fixtures the unbeaten Eastern Young Athletes squad remain top of the table after 3 of the 5 fixtures. The Southern League senior team are back in the promotion hunt after wins in their 2nd and 3rd fixtures. The men’s' British League team got their season off to a perfect start with victory in their first match.
Havering 90 Joggers/Parkrun
We started our Club League at Bishop Stortford 10K where about 50 members took part. On the weekend of July13/14 we have several teams taking part in the Spitfire Scramble in Hornchurch Country Park.. Raphael Park and Harrow Lodge Parkrun are going well.
Member’s achievements for June 2019: 31 members took part in the clubs in house sportive cycling either 55 miles or 117 miles.16 members took part in the Club Champs which was part of the Tri Farm Triple Crown. We had 3 age group winners. 7 members – Super Series Aquathlon at Tri Farm. 6 members – 70.30 Ironman Staffs.
3 members – The Lakesman 70.3. 3 members- National Olympic Distance age group Champs in Leeds.
3 members – Jersey half Marathon. 2 members 70.3 Ironman Hawaii. 1 member Standard Distance Tri in Colchester. Plus other events.
The Bi annual cycle ride will be next June 2020 cycling to and from Bruges in Belgium. The 2018 event raised over £3000.00 for St Francis Hospice.