Newsletter – July 2000

 

NEWSLETTER

July 00 ISSUE 276

Overton Harriers Committee Meeting 10/7/00

Present:- Paul, Geoff, Cath. Apologies from Gwyneth

Matters Arising:-

  1. Cost of hire of Down Grange for pentathlon was £24 against £70 for Andover for last year.
  2. Mesh vests- Mark has this in hand.
  3. Awaiting minutes from meeting about Andover/Newbury relay. This event will be at Greenham Common.
  4. Sheep-fair-went very well and made £85 for Club Funds. A very enjoyable experience.
  5. Southern League 24th. Thanks to Liz for organising the refreshments at our home fixture at Down Grange.
  6. Welcome packs are now available from Gwyneth.

Treasurers Report.

Income £193

Expenditure £100

Current £631

Reserve £1433

Secretaries Report.

Nothing to report this month.

A.O.B.

Nothing to report this month.

Date of next meeting 14/7/00

Meeting closed 9:25pm.

YATELEY 10K FROM JULY 5TH FROM MARK SIMCOX

Running ten miles with Blissy the day before a 10k race is hardly ideal preparation, but I am sure it will help me beat Ian Ford this year.

Anyway, after a cautious start I had a good scrap with Chris Try, catching him at 4km and finally getting away from him between 8k and 9k. I was pleased enough with my run but as usual my time did not warrant my ability, (as I’m often told).

Despite the undulating course this has become a hugely popular evening race with 493 finishers and a winning time of 30min 40secs.

Unknown to Mark the club had another runner present, Jill took in a rare outing on the roads and recorded a time of around 41 minutes.

RESULT: 17th M.SIMCOX 35min 09secs.

J.HILL no time .

493 finished.

KINTBURY 5 ROAD & TRACK 1ST JULY FROM FRANNY

This was rather a low key event organised by an old friend, Dave Wright, who often turns out for us in the Hants. cross-country league as a second claimer.

The excellent course started with three-quarter of a mile hill in the first mile but after that it was fairly easy terrain including about one and a half miles on metalled tracks and concrete farm roads with the finish on grass.

Most of us who competed decided to support Dave in this new venture rather than the BMHAC 10k the following day, although Blissy did run both. Jamie, for once, was well beaten by Steve Smith of Windsor, Slough and Eton (previously a member of Newbury). Never the less he finished in an excellent time of 25:21, some 17 seconds in front of Mike who, no doubt, was relishing the competition against Jamie.

Paul finished in an encouraging time of 27:41in 11th place. Then there was clash between Gavin and Nick for the 3rd team spot. As it happened Gavin easily won this set-to by 55 seconds. Eric followed with a good run in 33:09 , Nicky came next to take the 2nd lady award in a good time of 33:45. JT just managed to outsprint the 3rd lady by one second to complete the club interest.This is one for the diary next year.

 

 

2nd

J.JONES

25:21

 
3rd

M.BLISS

25:38

 
11th

P.WHEELER

27:41

96 FINISHED.

25th

G.DUNCAN

30:04

 
26th

N.DALTON

30:59

 
32nd

E.TILBURY

33:09

 
34th

N.CLARK

33:45

2nd LADY

43rd

J.THOMAS

35:05

 

MANY THANKS TO JT FOR THIS REPORT.

 

 

SUMMER HANDICAP LEAGUES FROM FRANNY

POS

NAME

TIME

HCp

ACTUAL

HC.POS

 
1

D.VOSSER

32.55

12.42

20.07

4

 
2

J.JONES

32.57

14.58

17.59

1

RECORD

3

N.DALTON

33.08

11.48

21.20

7

PB 10sec

4

G.DUNCAN

33.14

11.41

21.33

8

 
5

G.CLOKE

33.21

10.22

22.59

11

 
6

M.BLISS

33.22

14.18

19.04

2

 
7

A.DENNISON

33.24

9.51

23.33

12

PB 58sec

8

P.WHEELER

33.33

12.42

20.51

5

 
9

M.SIMCOX

33.38

13.43

19.55

3

PB 1sec

10

N.CLARK

33.39

8.59

24.20

14

PB5m54s

11

J.THOMAS

33.44

7.49

25.03

15

PB 7sec

12

E.SANDALL-BALL

33.47

8.03

25.44

17

 
13

K.CLARK

33.52

12.53

20.59

6

PB 72sec

14

A.HOARE

34.11

11.55

22.16

9

DEBUT

15

M.DENNISON

34.24

11.33

22.51

10

 
16

E.TILBURY

34.57

9.43

25.14

16

 
17

D.BRIGHT

35.41

11.41

24.00

13

DEBUT

18

S.McNAIR

35.57

9.49

26.08

18

 
19

M.WOODS

41.20

10.02

31.18

19

 
20

C.WOODS

41.26

0.44

40.42

20

DEBUT

J.HILL

33.37

8.03

25.34

 

 

STANDARDS SCHEME FROM FRANNY

I believe that the certificates for last years standard scheme did not get presented at this years dinner. However , l’ve decided to plough on with this years scheme. If any one wishes to know how they are doing, or what times they need to improve their standing then please ask. It was pointed out by several people that the Gibbet standards were a bit stiff. This is under revue.

FINALLY…..TO MAKE THIS SCHEME WORK WE NEED THE RESULTS OF ALL THE RACES YOU PARTICIPATE IN. Especially if your name is Steve or Ian.

FRANNY’S ROUNDUP

Due to working night shifts I have not been able to get to the club so there may be some results missing this month but they will be included next month. Someone may have done a report for this race that I gleaned from the Gazzete.

TADLEY 10K

22nd JULY.Ian and Jill went home with prizes and Ian got his picture in the paper as he won this local event by seven seconds ahead of Pewsy Vale runner Mark Anderson. Jill won the Veteran’s race as she beat Sabrina by over a minute.

If there were any other club runner’s the full results will follow in the next newsletter.

1st I. FORD 34min 18sec

J. HILL 43min 18sec

Steve Mcnair has reportedly run several races lately but has been strangley reticent to provide results. One of these is believed to have been a sub 40 minute 10k in the Reading area. (GRAZLEY ?)

I now have a printer so you can all look foward to pages of worthless STATS. being pinned to the notice board….YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!!

SOUTHERN LEAGUE MATCH 4 KINGSTON 8th JULY 2000 from Dave

THIRD PLACE MOVES US NEARER SAFETY ZONE

Four wins over the track helped us to a solid third place and hopefully ensuring another year in division 4.

The 5000m again proved to be our most profitable event with yet another double victory from that attractive couple Bliss and Ford. Mike however being pushed to a seasons best, and Ian only 6 seconds slower than on his Basingstoke outing. Jamie breezed round the 800m ‘B’ for an easy win and I was pleased with a 2nd place in a slightly more competitive ‘A’ string. Keith Vallis remains unbeaten in the steeple for his 4th victory on the trot – that’s a kiss of death -. Chris Try, his first time out for us this year, joined Keith and ran a very strong race for 2nd place in the ‘B’.

Highlights from the field was provided by the Cornell’s, dad gaining a 2nd in the pole Vault with son clearing 2.20 for his first ever outing for the Harriers. First of many I’m sure, Ryan looks naturally talented, not sure where he gets that from. Jeremy Reynolds and Richard Spreadbury both contributed strongly to the teams result with Jeremy gaining a good 2nd in the triple Jump.

The 4 x 400 kids continue to mature well with another sound 3rd spot, Tim however had left a handful of fast twitch muscles on holiday.

Event   Name   Pos’n Event   Name   Pos’n
400H A T.Stagg 65.7 3 LJ A D.Bush 5.40 4th
400H B J.Reynolds 73.9 4 LJ B R.Spreadbury 4.53 4th
100M A R.Spreadbury 13.2 4 HJ A T.Stagg 1.60 3rd
100M B D.Bush 13.2 4 HJ B R.Cornell 1.00 5th
800M A D.Vosser 2.03.4 2 PV A A.Cornell 3.40 2nd
800M B J.Jones 2.09.5 1 PV B R.Cornell 2.20 4th
5000M A M.Bliss 15.38.6 1 TJ A D.Bush 10.83 3rd
5000M B I.Ford 16.23.6 1 TJ B J.Reynolds 10.49 2nd
400M A D.Vosser 55.0 2 Hammer A S.Morgan 32.28 2nd
400M B T.Stagg 58.8 3 Hammer B M.Emmet 16.40 5th
110H A A.Cornell 21.30 3 Javelin A A.Cornell 38.41 3rd
110H B D.Bush 22.5 3 Javelin B S.Morgan 31.71 3rd
200M A R.Spreadbury 27.8 3 Shot A M.Emmet 8.36 5th
200M B J.Reynolds 25.9 3 Shot B S.Morgan 8.19 3rd
1500M A J.Jones 4.14.4 4 Discus A S.Morgan 27.97 4th
1500M B K.Clark 4.22.1 2 Discus B P.Wheeler 18.63 5th
4 X 100 Overton 50.8 4          
3000M S/CH A K.Vallis 10.15.0 1          
3000M S/CH B C.Try 10.37.5 2          
4 X 400 Overton 3.50.3 3          

 

Match Result Field points Track points Total points Position
Bedford 88 64 152 1st
VPH

74 62 136 2nd
OVERTON

 

66 39 105 3rd
Harlow 34 61 95 4th
Serpentine 31 31 62 5th

 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE MATCH 5 NEW RIVER STADIUM 22nd JULY 2000 from Dave

WELL AND TRULY STUFFED

Three of the leagues top teams all looking for promotion turned up in force at this North London fixture. Early signs weren’t too bad with Tim and Dave gaining a couple of 3rds in the 400 Hurdles. However it went downhill from there. From 100 metres through to the 1500 we only managed 3 fourth places and 7 fifths.

The 5000 reversed the trend with Blissy off injured, Jamie got to run in his favourite event looking nice and relaxed in the lead ready for his Cypriote holiday. Ian Ford gave us a double victory – our only other win of the day.

Keith Vallis unbeaten over the Steeple this year ran within 1 second of his best but was just held off by a strong Wessex runner to gain 2nd place. Alan Cornell had a more successful day than most with an excellent 3.60 for 2nd in the Pole Vault ably supported by our youngest star Ryan demonstrating that it’s all in the jeans.

The 4 x 400 was however a little more promising with a team of youngsters (Bushy,Voss,Stagg & John Ruffle) bringing the team in to a creditable 3rd with a seasons best. John running a very strong last leg for us. The final result meant we have now dropped to 18th place with the final fixture on Saturday against Andover, Dacorum, Brentwood and Tower Hamlets.

Event   Name   Pos’n Event   Name   Pos’n
400H A T.Stagg 66.3 3 LJ A D.Bush 5.31 4th
400H B D.Bush 65.5 3 LJ B J.Reynolds 4.74 5th
100M A T.Stagg 13.6 5 HJ A T.Stagg 1.55 4th
100M B D.Bush 13.0 5 HJ B R.Cornell 1.30 3rd
800M A D.Vosser 2.01.8 4 PV A A.Cornell 3.60 2nd
800M B K.Clark 2.11.8 5 PV B R.Cornell 2.00 3rd
5000M A J.Jones 16.00.5 1 TJ A J.Reynolds 10.88 5th
5000M B I.Ford 16.36.7 1 TJ B A.Cornell 9.92 4th
400M A D.Vosser 55.2 5 Hammer A A.Cornell 13.40 5th
400M B J.Reynolds 59.1 5 Hammer B P.Wheeler 12.50 5th
110H A A.Cornell 21.7 3 Javelin A A.Cornell 33.77 4th
110H B D.Bush 21.5 3 Javelin B P.Wheeler 22.40 5th
200M A T.Stagg 26.1 4 Shot A A.Cornell 7.84 5th
200M B J.Reynolds 26.7 5 Shot B P.Wheeler 5.95 5th
1500M A K.Clark 4.37.2 5 Discus A J.Reynolds 20.78 5th
1500M B J.Ruffle 4.52.2 4 Discus B P.Wheeler 22.40 5th
4 X 100 Overton 50.4 5          
3000M S/CH A K.Vallis 10.15.7 2          
3000M S/CH B N/a              
4 X 400 Overton 3.46.3 3          
Match Result Points Position
Wessex 140 1st
Diss & D

112.5 2nd
Chiltern 107 3rd
Enfield & H

 

99 4th
OVERTON

 

70.5 5th

 

SOUTHERN MENS LEAGUE 2000 TABLE AFTER MATCH5

    After Match 4

After Match 5

Position

Team

Match Points

Position

League Points

Match Points

League Points

1

Bedford & Co.

584.5

2

19.5

728.5

24

2

North Devon

585.5

1

20

727.5

24

3

Wessex & Bath

517

4

18.5

657

23.5

4

Diss

549

3

19

661.5

23

5

Harrow

489.5

5

17

606

20

6

V.P.H

502

6

16

612.5

19

7

Colchester

464.5

7

14

592.5

19

8

Tower Hamlets

462.5

10

13

576

17

9

Chiltern

443.5

8

14

550.5

17

10

Colchester & T

393

13

12

537

17

11

Southampton

439.5

11

13

557.5

16

12

Enfield & H

442

9

14

544

16

13

Harlow

403.5

14

11

520

15

14

Salisbury

415.5

12

13

513.5

15

15

Reading

372

17

10

506

15

16

Wycombe P 358

16

11

481

14

17

Havant

382.5

19

9

498.5

13

18

OVERTON

 

398.5

15

11

467.5

12

19

Andover

366

18

10

467

12

20

Dacorum & T

367

20

8

418

9

21

Tunbridge Wells

335

21

8

409.5

9

22

Puma TVH

303.5

24

5

377

7

23

Brentwood

305.5

23

5

3395

6

24

St Albans

314.5

22

5

373.5

6

25

Serpentine

274

25

4

365

6

 

BYGONES FROM FRANNY

In the good old days fair sized groups of Harriers could be found at summer road events such as Grove , Braishfield and, as this report from July 1987 shows, the New Forest 10.

The hot, humid conditions and a course with varying surfaces took it’s toll and times were generally below those expected for a ten mile race. Hefin was in splendid form as he led our large contingent home with a fine 7th place, finishing just behind 2nd claim member Malcom Cross. Kevin also had every reason to feel pleased with his run as he crossed the line in 15th place, but appeared to suffer more than most after the run. The old fellow JT competing in his first race in the over 50 category, showed many of the youngsters just how to run a ten as he broke the hour barrier to claim 2nd place in his age-group, finishing just behind his arch rival Brian Switzer. However, even more galling than being beaten by a few seconds, was that the first prize was a free trip to Cherbourg, cortesy of Townsend Thorenson.

Denny got a good start to the race but faded badly over the 2nd half. He stiil managed to beat the hour but it wont go down in his book as one of his beeter runs as he just held off the challenge of Mo Parry who was our last man under the hour. Phil Robinson put in another good effort to 63 minutes, easily claiming the scalp of John Hodge whose reduced summer

training was evident. Mick Moule on the other hand made light of the conditions to record one of his fastest ever 10 miles..a splendid acheivment in these conditions.There was a five minute gap to our next finisher, Brian Clements, suffering a re-occurance of an old injury, only just broke 70 minutes. Richard Mason continued to improve over the longer distances and must have been delighted with his time. Just behind came the first of the ladies, Audra, who had a superb run to break 73 minutes, certainly a best for this course if not a best ever for the distance.

Jim, bad leg and all, finished quiker than anticipated but Sally, who was going well for 7 miles, sprained an ankle and hobbled over the line in a disappointing 80 minutes. Unfortunatley we were unable to get Morton’s time.

7th H.RICHARDS 53:56     M.MOULE 64;45
15th K.WARTERS 55:57     B.CLEMENTS 69:47
  J.THOMAS 59:31     R.MASON 72:19
  M.DENNISON 59:48     A.COZZE 72:52
  M.PARRY 59:53     J.HUTCHINGS 77:51
  P.ROBINSON 62:37     S.HUTCHINGS 80:19
  J.HODGE 64:32     M.WELLS no time

Five men under the hour and when did John Hodge last race a 10 miler?

One for Statto from Dave

Franny asked me to confirm the mile club record stats – it took me a bit of time to find it buried in the 1983 Newsletters. However here’s the relevant extract, I think it also confirms the Youths and Junior Mile records

OPEN MEETING – READING – 21.6.1983

This was an extremely good meeting for our athletes, ideal conditions providing three club records in the mile. In the ‘A’ race our trio were up against stiff opposition, but a fighting final lap was enough to earn Dave the senior club record. Patrick also worked hard over the final lap to gain a very respectable time, which was easily a youth’s club record. The other club record was in the’B’ race, where Paul produced perhaps our run of the evening to take the junior record, and to serve notice that he is now back to his best form.

RESULTS: MILE

‘A’ Race D.VOSSER 7th 4m21.6
  P.HOARE 11th 4m28.6
  P.WHEELER 13th 4m37.7
‘B’ Race P.ENGLAND 4th 4m24.6
  A.SHARP 11th 4m41.6
  A.SAWYER 12th 4m54.5

A BIT OF SOUTHERN LEAGUE HISTORY

 

Just for the record here is last years final table and an extract from the previous 3 years. When I get the time I’ll try and put together a really boring table showing how we’ve performed in the Southern League since our first match back in the mid 70’s. We have only ever been promoted once back in 1983, when we had the likes of Paul Sanders running for us. Paul moved on to Team Solent and greater thinks and we slipped back to Division 4 where we’ve been ever since. Lets hope the final match this coming Saturday at Andover ensures we stay up. Your support is needed! First track event is 2.15 with the 400m Hurdles, last event 5.30 and then Eric will organise a celebratory drink at a suitably qualified pub.

SOUTHERN MENS LEAGUE 1999 FINAL TABLE

  Team

Match Points

League Points

1

Windsor S & E

861

30

2

G.E.C

857

28

3

Stevenage N.H

837.5

27

4

Chichester

799.5

26

5

Gt Yarmouth

789

26

6

Andover

728.5

23

7

Harrow

692.5

22

8

Victoria P.H

727.5

21

9

Salisbury

703.5

21

10

Diss & District

700.5

21

11

Puma TVH

655

19

12

Tunbridge W

645.5

19

13

Tower Hamlets

634

18

14

Brentwood

558

15

15

Colchester

556.5

15

16

ST Albans

526.5

15

17

Dacorum & T

561.5

14

18

OVERTON 549.5

14

19

Serpentine

524

14

20

Harlow

500.5

14

21

London AC

479.5

11

22

Hertford & W

464

10

23

Luton

410

10

24

Crawley

339

9

25

Haywards H

294

8

Division 4 Previous Year Final Table Extracts

 

1996

1997

1998

Position

Team

Points

Team

Points

Team

Points

11

Windsor

20

G Yarmouth 19

Dorchester

19.5

12

OVERTON 18.5

Luton 18.5

OVERTON 18.5

13

ST Albans

18

Herts & W 17

Havering

18

14

Puma TVH

17

Tower H

16.5

Ipswich

17.5

15

Herts & W

15

Horsham

16.5

Cambridge

16

16

Brentwood

13.5

OVERTON 16

Croydon

16

BIONIC

Our winner this month qualifies as afirst claim member during the summer months. He has combined good 5K and 800metre track results with a handicap win and 2nd place at the Kintbury 5. Quite a busy month and a welcome return to form for

Jamie Jones.

The summer handicaps are based on your best three performances from the four races. In the handicap league Aaron appeared to have it sewn up after a first and second place in the opening mob matches. however he missed the last event and opened up the competion again. Aaron leads with 3 points ahead of Dave Vosser with 5 points. Blissy is tied in third spot with Geoff (I never do well in the handicaps) Cloke. Gavin and Jamie follow on 11 points but you only get a medal for winning the league.

With three consecutive victories in the time league the medal goes to Jamie because he is classed as first claim during the summer months. Blissy is safe in second with 4 points but the tussle for third lies between Ian Ford with 6 points followed by Mark on 7 and Voss on 9 points. The final fixture looks interesting on August 17th.

So far a record 36 runners have taken part with 24 still in contention in the league. The full tables are on the club notice-board.

HARROW WAY HANDICAP (CLOCKWISE) 14TH JULY FROM FRANNY

A bad night for the junior section which has dominated the handicaps so far this summer. League leader Aaron was missing as was last months winner, Adam. First home was young Matthew , closely followed by Scott. However it quickly became apparent that they had taken a wrong turn and missed a sizable portion of the course. Where they turned right, poor Chris turned left but fortunatly someone (Nicky, I believe) called him back on course before he got to Freefolk.

SO…… it was down to Dave Vosser’s vastly superior finishing kick to outsprint Jamie and win on the night.Nick showed a return to PB form to take third. Four people clocked debut times with Jamie taking pride of place as he sliced 54 seconds off Mike’s course record. Mike was second on time ahead of Mark who clocked a one second PB. The other PB’s came from Audra, Keith and Nicky who showed how much she has improved since last year with an improvment of almost SIX minutes.

A good night for the handicapper with less than a minute covering the first 14. This includes Jill who did not count in the final results. Thanks to Cath for helping out with the recording at short notice.

 

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