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News: July 2023

Monday 31st July 2023

Jessica Astill competed at Loughborough on Saturday recording 55.39 for her 400m.

Monday 31st July 2023

Four SNHAC U13 athletes represented Hertfordshire at the Inter County Match on Saturday at Walton. Riley McNally 100m and 200m, Hazel Spitzer 1500m and Dt, Eve Warren SP and Monty Norwood HJ. Full results on the website

Monday 31st July 2023

At the height of the holiday season 10 athletes, parents and officials set out for Walton for the last YDL Match of the season. Joined by three more team members at Walton, the team of 13 expected a difficult day, as their opposition were all from relatively local Clubs. It quickly became apparent this was not the case. In the first three events of the day the SNHAC/HAWCS youngsters scored 35 points out of possible 36. The deterioration in the weather failed to dampen spirits with athletes determined not to sit and shiver, but fill every possible space on the team to maximise points and keep warm. The final result - a resounding win by 111 points.
Team managers Libby and Tallulah were delighted with the team spirit, support for each other and both the match and league win. The composite team won two of their matches this season and were second in the other two, securing promotion to Division One next year.
Thanks must also go to all the officials, volunteers and parents who have helped at matches this year.
A full set of results is on the website.

Up against local rivals Herts Phoenix and St Albans along with Colchester, Harlow and Peterborough, the home team fought for every point, every place and in every event. Over 70 youngsters supported the home team, with volunteers and parents also ensuring the Club gained full Officials points along with supporting other smaller clubs who were short of officials.
The Club gained its highest point score of the season with 614.5, HPX 593 and St Albans 493.
U13 Girls A wins came from Hazel Spitzer 1500m and DT along with Oluagbemisola Majiyagbe SP with B wins from from Jessica Manson 200m, Hazel Spitzer HJ, Priscilla Tebenderana SP and Jasmine Stiles DT.
U15 Girls A wins came from Eleanor Roberts 1500m, Edythe Oughton 75H, Abigail Tonge PV and Enid Whitten HT. B wins came from Hannah Cook 1500m and Connie Dykes 75H.
U17 wins came from Rose Cook (u15) in the LJ and B wins from Imogen Rose in the SP.
Monty Norwood won the U13 Boy’s A HJ and there were B wins for Nicholas Whitty HJ and Stanley Wilkinson in the SP.
Newcomer the Club Hugo Mcfarlane-Cushing won the Boy’s U15 A 300m and B 100 and 200m. Thomas Pymar won the A 80H and Zachery Czech the HT. There were B wins for Harry Thompson 800m, Benjamin Gomez-Bugia DT and Jake Avis JT.
In the U17 age group Bobby Pitman won the A LJ, SP and DT, Ben Lewis the 400m and TJ, Tommy Crowley the 1500m, Ben Emms the 100H, George Fifield HT and Jamie Timms JT. There were B wins for Callum Fairey 400m Aubrey Murray 1500m and Jamie Timms 100H and LJ.
The U13 Boys and U15 girls won their 4x100m relays and the U15 girls and U15 boys also won their age groups.
Full results are on the website
Libby and Mel were delighted with the team spirit and the result. The last match of the season is at Bedford on the 6th August. If you aren’t on holiday, please support the team and help reach the final on the 10th September. If we are in it the venue is Stevenage.
A special thank you to Kyle Spitzer who stepped in to help Mike Gregory as Marksman and Sue Spicer and her band of helpers who ran Refreshments for 6 hours.

11 SNHAC athletes made the short trip to Welwyn Garden City for the midweek 10k league end of season mobmatch where runners from all 3 divisions compete together for the only time all season. On the night Andy Robson led the men home in a time of 42 minutes 46 seconds in 127th place. Making his debut George Fifield was next in a time of 44:10 (147th). The other runners in the men's race were Paul Murray (46.31, 192nd), Alex Pickard (52.56, 271st), Phil Turner (55:34, 298th), Harrison Lund (55:47, 299th), Paul Pickard (57:23, 312th) and Ed Manson (58:37, 316th).

In the women's race Abigail Manson led the way with 45:03, (29th) with Amelie Hobbs (46:48, 36th) and Colette Law (57:48, 136th) making up the team.

This year has seen a fantastic increase in SNHAC runners in the league and we hope to see even more join us next year.

The race was followed by the end of season presentations where Amelie Hobbs and Isaac Whitten won the division 3 U20 womens and mens overall trophies for the season.