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Travelling to league leaders Chelmsford for the last EYAL match of the season, the Club’s younger athletes finish second ahead of Colchester and Tendering, St Albans, Colchester Harriers and Braintree on Sunday. The match resulted in Chelmsford winning the league. SNHAC/HAWCS finished 10th in the league and secure a place in the Plate Final on the 8th September at Thurrock.

There were some great performances from both scoring and non scoring athletes and numerous PBs. Probably the best personal best performance of the day came from Hugo McFarlane Cushing who improved his LJ PB from 5m20 to 5m97.

Full results are on the Club website.

Many team members filled gaps on the team sheet to get the Composite team those important extra points and the team’s Officials and volunteers went ‘the extra mile’, helping Chelmsford and St Albans cover all Braintree’s events when this team arrived with no officials. A special thanks to Naomi Norwood and Godfrey Leake who travelled to Chelmsford to help officiate although Monty couldn’t compete due to illness.

The U13 girls and boys found wins hard to come by with B string Jessica Radcliffe being the exception in the 200m, 30.2. Jessica also walked onto a HJ fan for the first time and cleared an impressive 1m20.

In the U15 age group there were A wins for Riley McNally in the girl’s 200m, 27.3 and for the boys Lucas Robinson PV – 2m80, Harley Hawkins DT, 34m16 and Alastair Gall Gray HT. B wins came in the 300m from Alastair Gall Gray and Charlie Walker in the LJ.

Emily Rapley had a good day for the U17 girls winning the 100m, 12.5 and LJ 5m32, Murray Heal won the boys JT, 41m11. There were B string wins for Hazel Spitzer and Maya Kihogo (both u15’s moved up an age group) in the 1500m/HJ Hazel and LJ Maya and Matthew Thompson, 800m.

Team Managers Melissa Doran and Libby Taylor will be in touch about team selections for the 8th September. Please note there is no non scoring at this match.

Three of the team are travelling to Birmingham on the 26th and 27th July to contest England Athletics Age Group Championships. U17’s Emily Rapley 100m and Esme Searle 1500SC and U15 Lucas Robinson PV.

Wednesday 24th July 2024

SNHAC rounded off the club road running season with 5 teams in the 3k relays organised by Fairlands Valley Spartans at Fairlands Lakes. With 108 teams taking part the first SNHAC team finished 7th in a combined time of 43 minutes 31 seconds for the 4 legs of the race. The second team were 13th (42.43), followed by the third in 21st (44.40) and the 4th were 88th (61.43) . The mixed team consisting of 2 women and 2 men were 8th in their category in a time of 53.46.

Abigail Manson (12.41) was SNHAC's fastest woman with Tommy Cropley (9.55) the fastest man. Full results can be found at .

With so many young athletes making their road debuts for the club this year the future of SNHAC road running is looking bright!

Monday 22nd July 2024

Four club athletes travelled to Birmingham this weekend to take part in the National Age Group Championships. Aimee Taylor took silver in a tense pole vault competition and also set a PB.

Jess Astill was 4th in the under 20 400m final in a time of 55.62, she could not quite replicate her seasons best time from semi of 54.41.

Finishing 4th has give Jess a great opportunity of representing team GB in the upcoming World under 20 championships to be held in Peru, later in August.

Ed Laws was 8th in the under 23 mens 400m final in a time of 55.80. A very good run considering the competition.

Annabel Howells was 5th in the under 20 Woman’s 400m semi final in a time of 57.10. Annabel went into the competition 17th fastest on paper but ended up 10th, a great achievement considering she is still only 17 and has another year in this age group.

Monday 22nd July 2024

The third SAL match of the season saw the Club’s senior team (ably assisted be U20 and U17 athletes) finish in third place behind Dacorum, St Albans and ahead of Kent, Bexley and Harrow. This result places the team in fifth place in the 16 team league with one match to go.

First place A finishes were recorded by Nile Odejimi Riley 100m LJ and TJ, Daniel Kanu 200m, Tommy Cropley 1500m, Dylan Baines PV, Shannon Rapacchi 100H, TJ and PV and Libby Taylor DT.

First place B finishes came from Fran Hart 800m, Kachi Dike TJ, Aimie Taylor PV, Louise Hampton HT and SP and Shannon Rapacchi JT. Full results on the Club website.

U17’s supporting the seniors included Milan Snarksis HT and DT, Emily Rapley 100m, 200m and LJ, Ruby Cheshire 100 and 200m, Juliet Astill 800m, Maisie Newton 200m and Georgia Sutcliffe 800m.

The athletes were ably assisted by Sally Stevens Track, Mike Gregory and Sarah Berry Time, Dani Mainstone, Phil Laws, Bob Whitten, Julie Laws, Jane Taylor, Paul Pickard and Helen Pickard Field ensuring that the Club gained maximum official’s points

Congratulation to Phil Laws and Bob Whitten on gaining their L2 Field qualification.

Wednesday 19th June 2024

SNHAC/HAWCS, London Heathside, Herts Phoenix, Harlow, Tower Hamlets with Victoria Park and Central Park contested a closely fought Southern Athletic League match at Stevenage on Saturday. The day started with light rain and a blustery wind but by mid-afternoon summer had arrived.
Highlights of the day included the 4x100m men’s Club record finally being broken. Set 42 years ago when senior sprint coach Paul Keeble was in the team, it was finally broken by Nile Odejimi Riley, Jamie Joseph, Ed Laws and Jacob Kinchin Smith. The previous record was 43.2, which was reduced to 43.0. U17 Esme Searle had a lovely run in the 1500sc to break the age group record which had stood since 2011.
A string wins for the men came from Ed Laws 400H, Nile Odejimi Riley TJ and Bobby Pitman DT. B wins came from Jamie Joseph 200m, Dylan Baines LJ, Jacob Kinchin Smith TJ and Bobby Pitman PV.
The women’s team saw A & B wins in the LJ (Emily Rapley and Shannon Rapacchi), TJ (Shannon Rapacchi and Esme Searle), Shot (Libby Taylor and Louise Hampton), DT (Shannon Rapacchi and Libby Taylor) and Hammer (Libby Taylor and Loren Ragoobar). Shannon Rapacchi won the A pole vault and Sandra Reed the B 100H.
The match ended with a win by London Heathside 249, with HPX and SNHAC/HAWCS joint second with 241. Harlow were 4th, Tower Hamlets with Victoria Park 5th and Central Park 6th.
Team manager Rhys Samuel was delighted with the result, records and team spirit.