Big Weekend for Harriers

Herne Hill Harriers athletes warmed up for their biggest weekend of the summer with a number of record breaking performances in Junior league, club championships and representing Surrey County in an Inter Counties match/

The club’s senior teams are both battling for promotion in the British Athletics League and UK Womens League and after two matches lead their divisions going into this weekends matches at Copthall Barnet and Bedford. The men have a 2.5 point lead over Thames Valley and were boosted when Blade Ashby, 13.97 in the 110m hurdles and Jonathan Grant, 7.31m in the long jump both broke junior club records at Copthall Barnet in a National Junior League match whilst Blade also high jumped a seasons best of 1.96m. The womens team go into their final match leading by one point from Crawley but four points clear of third placed City of Portsmouth. Both teams are striving to secure successive National League promotions that would further the clubs status as one of the top clubs in the country.

At Tooting Bec there were two championship best performances in the well attended open meeting and club championships, both in the 200m where Marvin Popoola broke the U17 mens championship best with 22.70 and Kwei Sankofa broke the mens over 50 best with 24.78.

Representing Surrey in the Under 13 inter county match at Kingsmeadow Saskia Millard knocked a second off her U13 girls 800m club record with 2.22.66 which ranks her fourth in the country this summer whilst Denisha Marshall-Brown won the 100m in a PB of 13.02 and was second in the shot with 9.73m and her brother Dejean was fourth in the shot with 9.48m. Sam Cohen was third in the 800m in 2.20.32.