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Ipswich Harriers Issue 3 July 2010



17/7 Eastern AA Champs Cambridge University Track 25/7




SML Luton


SWL Eton


EAL Luton


EYAL Colchester


England U15/U17 Champs


England U15/U17 Champs

28/8 SEAA U15/U20 Inter Counties Champs Copthall 29/8

NJL Promotion Match


Ipswich 1/2 Marathon

30/8 CATS/Braintree Open Mtg uk 30/8 Peterborough Open Mtg SML - Southern Mens League SWL - Southern Women's League NJL - National Junior League EYAL - Eastern Young Athletes EAL - East Anglian League

Don’t Forget

The European Athletics Championships begin on the 27th of July in Barcelona Spain. The BBC have full coverage of the event so give it a look and see what you can aspire to.

Hello again, The summer holidays are here at last so you can spend all day relaxing, having fun in the sun or dreaming up new ideas for this newsletter! Seriously though enjoy yourselves stay fit and healthy and don’t forget training is still happening every Tuesday and Thursday as usual unless your coach says otherwise. As always any feedback, news or ideas are welcome email fao Maria

CLUB NEWS Well believe it or not we are now on the final leg of this years track and field season. It only seems like yesterday we were shivering in our coats(parents), winter training in our hoodies(athletes) and wishing the summer would arrive(everyone)! So nows the time to make the most of the remaining fixtures, in a bid to improve our times and distances and check on our progress after all that hard work. This is the point in the season where it all starts to become a little more serious as the points mount up and we can begin to calculate whether we’ve performed well enough to be invited to the promotion matches/league finals. As a club we take part in several leagues during the track and field season which can mean that some of our older more elite athletes compete most weekends. As for our juniors they compete in just the two the East Anglian League and the Eastern Young Athletes league with four matches in each. We now only have the one match remaining in each

Well Done

To Matti Mortimer on winning a silver medal in the Senior Boys Javelin at the English Schools Championships with an impressive throw of 60.97 metres .

league (8/8 EAL and 15/8 EYAL). So in order to make one last push to reach the finals please can we ask all of you to make the effort to attend these two fixtures enabling us to send full teams and gain the maximum points possible. Remember every team member is important, as long as you do your best the points all add up in the end. So in the next few weeks when the team managers are out and about clipboards in hand don’t shy away and hide, be part of the team ask them to put your name on the list - remember in order to achieve you have to take part! There are two open meetings coming up in August. Unfortunately they have been scheduled for the same day - 30th (so you’ll have to decide). As mentioned in previous newsletters open meetings are something you can choose to enter yourselves and they are a great way of competing in your favourite events with the chance of winning a medal. See websites for details.

Thank you

To our wonderful Supporters Committee for all their hard work and effort at the club BBQ last Tuesday and a special mention for Phil and Bob our volunteer chefs!

East Anglian League


Ipswich 812.5

City of Norwich 617.5 West Suffolk 613 Gt Yarmouth 529 West Norfolk 363 Diss 171

The 3rd round of the East Anglian League took place at a windy Great Yarmouth on June 20th with Ipswich winning comfortably overall against teams from Great Yarmouth, Norwich, West Norfolk, Diss and West Suffolk. The U15 girls were again particularly strong, but there were disappointing showings from our U13 teams and they may struggle to make the final in September. There were some commendable efforts from those athletes who had competed the previous day at Grantham in the Regional Schools competition. Under 13s Chantelle Kilpatrick came 3rd in the A 100m, 4th in the A 200m then 3rd in Long Jump. Maddy Baker came 4th in the B 100m before improving to get 2nd in the 200m. Jasmine Mallet was 2nd in the B 800m before finishing 3rd in her Long jump. Her partner in the 800m, Lucy Peake was 4th in the A 800m and 3rd in the shot. Elise Morey stepped up to the 1500m to finish 3rd and then came 2nd in the javelin. Finally Skye Ramsey got 14.0 finishing 2nd in the hurdles and then won the High Jump. The four U13 boys who did travel performed valiantly. James Bowskill came 3rd in the B 100m and 200m before getting a pb of 5.51m in the shot. Richard Lea came 4th in the 100m while getting points in the Long Jump and shot. Theo Passmore came 5th in a very fast 200m then got 2.40 in the 800m. Matt Culham ran well in the hurdles before all 4 combined to come 4th in the relay.

U13 girls relay squad

Anthony Kitterman HJ

James Bowskill & Matt Culham in the U13 relay

Under15s The U15 girls put in another dominant performance but they had to be good to finish well ahead of a good Norwich side. Enya Moore won the A sprint double with MonĂŠ Betterton and Keeley Whitlock winning the B 100m and 200m respectively. Whitlock then went on to do well in the High Jump and with Beth Clarke easily win the relay. Clarke won the Hurdles in 13.3 and came 2nd in the Long Jump. Emily Robinson won the B string hurdles and then went on to win the 800m with Rachel Ryan and Katie Peake close behind in a 123 for Harriers. Lauren Ramsey gained 3rd place in the 1500m with 5.37, then 3rd in the B shot. Ellie Bloomfield and Helena Coe won the A and B discus respectively with Alice Robinson coming 2nd in the javelin. The U15 boys were as dominant as the girls. Right from the start, Errol Thompson and Kasey Hagen and won the A and B sprint hurdles respectively. Then with the roles reversed, won the High and Long jumps. Wesley Doyle won the 100m, 200m B and the Triple Jump. George Johnson won the B 100m and A 200m with all 4 combining to just miss out on the relay by a whisker. Ross Tenant came 2nd in the 400m with 61.3 just after he had completed the 800 in 2.27. Finlay Hudson won the B 400m in 61 and the shot with 12.09m propelling him into the top 50 in the country. Under17 men The U17 men won their section comfortably. Tom Powell and Leon Holmes won the A and B sprints to set the team up. Powell also won the high jump with 1.70m. James Mann won the B High Jump with 1.70m after finishing 2nd in the 400m with 57.2. Newman Calderley won the B 400m in 57.7. Andy Revell won the 800m and 1500m with Jon Bailey winning the 800m and coming 2nd in the B 1500m. Holmes, Revell and Rudi Obeng-Asare showed real team spirit by helping the team in winning points in the throws. Seniors In the Senior Women, Charlotte Cattermole won the 100m hurdles to set them off. Abby Hadley won the B 200m in 28.5 with Georgie Gray winning the B 100m in 14.7. The highlight of the day was Jess Crissell getting a pb of 10.72m in the Triple Jump which is a national school standard. Then all four joined up to form the relay team which finished a close second. Faye Morey partnered Crissell in the triple jump finishing 2nd in the B. Kerry Fuller again earned valuable points in the throws while winning the B 100m sprint hurdles.

Enya Moore and Keeley Whitlock in the U15 Relay

Tim Byford won the B 100m and 200m then finished 2nd in the B 400m for the senior men and still found time to win the B 3000m. Simon Gardiner won the A 3000m in 9.48 and 2nd in the 800m with 2.16. Anthony Kitterman won the A 400m in 54.6 and the B sprint hurdles. Rob Graham won the Triple Jump in 13.86m and 2nd in the Long Jump. Finally, the two Coach/Athletes, Tony Fuller and Graham Holmes, participated in the throws. Holmes threw a creditable 7.35m in the shot and over 22m in the javelin while Fuller had a good discus throw of over 16m and 20m in javelin. (report by Graeme Crissell)

Junes Road Running Report The second Friday 5 was soon upon us and it was Felixstowe Road Runners to host the event on the 4th June. The race took place at Kirton recreation ground and again was a senior 5-mile event supported by a junior fun run. Ipswich Harriers were strongly represented in the junior race with finishers including Katie Peake in 6th place, Lauren Ramsey in 14th place and Lucy Peake finished in 17th. In the senior 5-mile race, three members of the club took part. Finishing in a fantastic 3rd position was U20 James Powley in a time of 27m32s this was within 20 seconds of the winner!! Kevin Pierce ran a very strong race to produce a sub 30-minute performance. Kevin placed 14th in a time of 29m12s. The third Harrier to finish continuing his consistent performances was Neil Gillingham finishing in 67th position in a time of 33m07s. Annabel Bennett an Ipswich Harriers coach running in the colours of Felixstowe Road Runners finished in 273rd position in a time of 41m02s. This race had 419 finishers. One week on we found ourselves at the next Friday 5, this time hosted by Stowmarket Striders at Haughley Park on 11th June. This race in the series can be best described as a multi-terrain race as it is all held within the boundaries of Haughley Park on grass, tracks and uneven paths, meaning it is very energy sapping. In the junior race Katie Peake produced another good run to finish in 2nd position in a time of 11m06s in the U13 girls category. In the senior 5mile race two Ipswich Harriers took part. Simon Gardiner produced another top ten finish, completing the course in a time of 29m34s finishing 10th. Neil Gillingham continued his good form again with another 67th position in a slightly slower than normal time of 35m19s. Annabel Bennett again representing Felixstowe Road Runners placed 222nd in a time of 43m29s. The times for many in this race reflected the toughness of the course. There were 309 finishers in this race. On Sunday 13th June, Neil Gillingham took part in the Southend Half Marathon and ran well to record a chip time of 1h38m14s and place 229th out of 1511 finishers. The race was a two-lap run, starting at East Beach Shoeburyness and running along Southend sea front twice and then running back to East Beach to finish. Also on Sunday 13th June the Capel 5 took place that was supported by the Capel 1 junior race. In the Capel 1 junior race five members represented Ipswich Harriers. Katie Peake was first Harrier home, in 2nd place overall in the race and 1st girl in a time of 5m52s. Chole Godbold followed her home in 3rd place in a time of 6m04s. Next home was Carly Goode in 6th place running a time of 6m26s. Lucy Peake ran a time of 6m44s to finish 10th and Sophie Godbold ran a time of 7m16s to place 18th. A total of 61 juniors completed the mile course.

By Neil Gillingham

Now for something a bit different, on Saturday 19th June the Great East Swim took place at Alton Water. This is the second year this event has taken place and it is a one-mile open water mass participation swim with an elite race for both ladies and men in which both Olympic and world champions took part. This year’s event attracted around 3,000 entries and three Ipswich Harriers were amongst these. On the day itself the weather conditions proved very challenging for all swimmers, which meant the course, was reduced in length on two occasions. Swimmers in the morning completed a 1500m course rather than one mile and in the afternoon the course was reduced again to 1100m due to the weather conditions. The high winds blowing across the reservoir made Alton Water look more like the sea with rather large waves than a calm inland reservoir. The three Harriers that braved the conditions were Rebecca Hams who swam 1500m in 43m03s, Neil Gillingham who swam 1500m in 41m23s and Tonya Antonis who swam 1100m in 28m37s. The third Friday 5 in the month of June took place on 25th June at Nowton Park and was organised by St Edmunds Pacers. The race involved Nowton Park and the surrounding roads. The sole Ipswich Harrier taking part was Neil Gillingham finishing in 64th position, his highest position of the series so far, in a time of 33m51s. This race had 335 finishers. The series moves onto Great Bentley on Friday 9th July, which is a very fast 5-mile course and would be recommended to any athlete chasing a fast time. On the last day of the month Tonya Antonis took to the roads to take part in the Bungay Black Dog summer series race 2 over 10k and finished top FV35 and 31st overall in a time of 43m13s. 101 athletes finished this race. Coming up in August is the Ipswich Half Marathon and supporting family 4k fun run. Ipswich Harriers had success in this race last year with Kelvin Hardy placing 4th in 71m44s, Andrew Rooke finishing 10th in 79m03s and Kirsty Thorndyke 373rd in 1h57m42s. Last year there were 599 finishers. This year already has over 480 entries in the Half Marathon race. If you are interested in taking part in either race please visit for further details and entry forms. If I have missed any performances that you would like included in future editions of the road running report please email so they can be included. If you are interested in any road races there is a fixture list on

East Anglian League


Ipswich 782.5

Peterborough 750 Chelmsford 626 Braintree 546.5 Gt Yarmouth 426 Diss 171

Jonathan Bailey U15 800m

The 4th round of the East Anglian League took place at Ipswich on 4th July where Ipswich were overall victors in a thrilling contest against some strong teams from Chelmsford and Peterborough. Once again, the U15 girls proved to be the mainstay of the team, but all of the age groups pulled together with several new faces and lots of personal bests, to advance closer to the finals in September. Under 13s The U13 girls were up against a very strong Peterborough team. Chloe Godbold came 2nd in the 100m with 14.1, 2nd in the 1500m with a pb of 5.31 and 3rd in Long Jump. Chantelle Kilpatrick came 2nd in her 100m with a pb of 14.2, and 3rd in her Long Jump. Lauren Grubb made a good start by finishing 2nd in the 200m with a pb of 30.8. Skye Ramsey won the High Jump with a pb of 1.37m after finishing 3rd in the hurdles. Finally Jasmine Mallet and Lucy Peake recorded good runs in the 800m and the discus and shot respectively. Again, the U13 boys team did not have enough for a relay but did well to finish a close 4th overall. Matt Culham came 3rd in the hurdles. James Bowskill came 2nd in his hurdles and 4th in the 100m before making his debut in the discus finishing 4th. Theo Passmore had an excellent win in the 800m, then got a pb of 29.9 in the 200m and 23.09m in the javelin. Charlie Startin came 2nd in his 200m with 30.5 and 3rd in Long Jump and shot. Under 15s The U15 girls were given a great boost by the domination of the sprint duo Emily Lambert and Enya Moore, winning their 100m and 200m with Moore getting a pb of 12.6 in the 100m. Susannah Reid led a 123 for Ipswich in the 800m winning in 2.29 with Rachel Ryan close behind in a pb of 2.31 and Emily Robinson winning the B race after getting 13.0 in finishing 3rd in the hurdles. Katie Peake and Lauren Ramsey came 2nd in the A and B 1500m. Sarah Prescott-Smith and Beth Clarke won their Long Jumps with both recording pbs of 5.29m and 5.08m respectively. Alice Robinson took part in three throws winning the javelin and Ellie Bloomfield won the discus in 24.86m. The U15 boys were victorious in their age group. George Johnson had a great day, winning his 100m, 200m, as well as the 400m in a very good time of 57.4. Toby Upson showed his versatility in recording a creditable 5 minutes dead in the 1500m, then performing a triple jump and a respectable throw of 19.07m in the javelin. James Bemrose achieved 2.32 in the 800 with Aidan Kitchen not far behind winning the B race in 2.42 and then threw the javelin a distance of 20.95m to finish 4th.

Errol Thompson U15 HJ

Under 17s The U17 men were victorious in their section. On this occasion the points were earned by the Field Events team. James Mann jumped really well, winning the High Jump with 1.77m, Long Jump in 5.69m and the triple jump with 11.05m all new pbs. Ben Woolnough making his Harriers debut, won the B Long Jump with 4.70m and then came 3rd in the 800m in 2.35. Tom Powell won the B High Jump and came 3rd in the 100m and 200m. Theo Moore came 2nd in the discus, 2nd in the shot and then finally won the hammer with 18.97m. Newman Calderley came 2nd in the 400m with 58.1 with Ben Fawcett winning the B race in 63.5m.

Toby Upson in the 1500m

Seniors The Senior Ladies were again reliant on the field events to come very close to the eventual winners, Chelmsford, with only 5 points separating the top 3. Abby Hadley came 2nd in the B 100m with a pb of 13.3. Alex Leigh-Pearson won the B 200m in 26.7 with Kerry Dixon winning the 400m in 59.3. The relay team won convincingly in 51.1. Jess Crissell won the Triple Jump with a pb of 10.75m and there was a win double in the discus with Kerry Fuller getting 26.43m and Lucy Barnes 19.11m. The Senior men were just pipped in their section by Peterborough. Again the majority of the points were obtained by the field team. Rob Graham won the Triple Jump with 13.27m with Simon Gardiner winning the B with 10.88m. Gardiner also came 2nd in the B long jump with 5.32m and won the 3K in 9.39. Ross Fawcett won the B race with 9.57. Joe Bloomfield won the discus with 44.14m with Rory McMillan winning B with 28.63m. Malcolm Fenton won the hammer with 43.81m with Michael Fuller winning javelin with 42.56m. Graham Holmes came 2nd in the B javelin with 21.23m. The Track athletes managed some fine performances from Dan Green in the 200m and 400m, Mark Robinson also in the 200m, with Anthony Kitterman winning the B 400m in 54.9. (report by Graeme Crissell)

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