Herne Hill Harriers 130th Anniversary Celebrations at the Bedford in Balham

Off the field of competition on Saturday 23rd November a gathering of almost 100 club members enjoyed the Herne Hill Harriers 130th anniversary celebration dinner at the Bedford in Balham. This was an occasion where many long standing stalwarts were reunited together with a good number from the current generation of club athletes with dining and speeches followed by dancing to a live band.

The speakers included Past Presidents Garry Power and Valdis Pauzers, the latter handing over to recently elected current Club President Keith Newton.

Inspirational words were spoken by all with probably none more so than those of Great Britain international sprinter Kristal Awuah whose presence for the evening added the star quality of one the club’s most prominent athletes on the national stage and beyond and seemingly helped to generate the high energy that was then displayed on the dance floor until late.