Young Harriers are just champion

The victorious Worksop Harriers Sportshall team
The victorious Worksop Harriers Sportshall team

The youngsters from Worksop Harriers Athletics Club have landed a county title.

Local junior athletes excelled in five meetings, to help their club to top spot in the Notts Mini League Sportshall competition.

Worksop Harriers Juniors

Worksop Harriers Juniors

Mansfield hosted the fifth and final meeting last weekend, and Worksop finished the series with a 20 point lead over nearest rivals Sutton Harriers.

Delighted head coach Michele Harrop said the victory proved that the future is bright for the Harriers.

“A big thank you goes to all the athletes and their parents for all their efforts and commitment to supporting the club,” she said.

“It’s especially encouraging to see all the young athletes doing so well, as it bodes well for the future as they develop and progress through the age categories.”

On their way to the title, the junior Harriers performed consistently throughout the series.

The Under 11 boys won their section, with the Under 11 girls finishing second, the Under 13 girls third and the Under 15 girls in third as well.

The boys Under 15s placed second, and the Under 13 boys were third.

Those placings meant Worksop accrued 881.5 points overall, beating Sutton Harriers who ended the series on 861.5, and Newark AC who amassed 796.5 points.

Retford Athletics Club were fourth with 600 points.

There were many outstanding individual performances for the Worksop club during the season, including Emily Race taking the ‘Female Athlete of the Season’ award, and Nathan Langley being crowned ‘Best Shot Putter of the Season.’