Gotzis Hypo Meeting

Katarina Johnson-Thompson gained the qualifying standard for the Rio Olympics this weekend whilst competing in the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis. Kat needed 6200 points to gain the standard and she achieved it with ease scoring 6304 points to finish in 6th place.

A great opening day saw her equal her PB in the 100m Hurdles (13.37), set an outdoor PB in the High Jump (1.92m) and then set a PB in the 200m (22.79). A throw of 11.55 in the Shot Put left her in 2nd place at the end of the first day’s competition.

Needing 2268 points on the second day in the three remaining events, Kat recorded a 6.17m Long Jump which meant she needed to throw 35m or more in the Javelin to keep her on course for Rio. A 36.66m throw meant anything quicker than 2:24.50 in the 800m would be enough so she comfortably got round in 2:16.81 to ensure that the standard was met. Full results are HERE.

With the standard now achieved Kat can now look forward to the summer where the gold medal will be her target and we can’t wait to see it.

 

IFAM Outdoor 2016

This year’s International Flanders Athletic Meeting was held in Belgium on Saturday.

Jamie Webb set an excellent new personal best of 1:46.59 to win the 800m and sister Danielle ran 2:15.26 in her race.

Anyika Onuora ran 23.40 to win her 200m and Scott Lincoln won the shot put with 19.59.

Results are HERE.

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Liverpool Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

The Liverpool Rock ‘N’ Roll weekend saw a number of races stretched over the two days. Starting with the 5K on Saturday, Ryan Whiston was first Harrier home in 16.02 to place 2nd overall, and Rachael Burns set a new PB to be first lady and 6th overall in 16:27.

On the Sunday a disappointing mix-up with the one of the marshalls at around 12 miles meant that Degene and Zekeriyas who were clear in 1st and 2nd place respectively were sent the wrong way down a dead end route, but after doubling back and returning to the course they both held their previous positions to take the top two spots but with the hope of setting any official times now gone. Adrian Roach also gained a top ten finish position with 77:40 and 1st V40.

A special mention to Alan Ashton, who despite being in a great position in the race early on, saw clubmate Charla Hassen in distress with an injury at the side of the road so abandoned his own race to make sure Charla was taken to receive medical attention.

In the main marathon, first Harrier home was newly joined Lyndon Easthope who finished in 3:10.38 to place 57th.

All results are HERE.

 

YDL – Upper Age Group

The Upper Age group of the Youth Development League had their second match of the season at Wavertree this Sunday.

After a long, warm and sunny day the U17/U20 squad beat Sale Harriers by 18 points to top the Northern Premier League. Both are on on equal match points but we are ahead on match scored points by 13 points. All subject to scrutiny.

Well done to all, results are HERE.

 

Comrades Marathon

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Congratulations to Vicky Unsworth who completed the Comrades Ultra Marathon this weekend.

The world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race is 56 miles long and this year’s event was the down version, starting in Pietermaritzburg and finishing in Durban.

Vicky completed the race in 8:11.59.

 

BMC Grand Prix

Results are available HERE for the BMC Grand Prix held at Watford on Saturday.

Harriers Summary:

800m
Max Wharton – 1:51.96

1500m
John Ashcroft – 3:44.93 (PB)
Ben Stevenson – 3:48.13 (PB)
Harry Harper – 3:48.44
Mathew Jackson – 3:53.92

5000m
Dan Cliffe – 14:46.52
Liam Burthem – 14:47.13 (PB)

3000m S/C
Daniel Jarvis – 9:06.16 (PB)