Midland League 3 Kettering Report

On a blustery day at the Kettering Home Track, the Harriers put in a much improved performance at their home fixture in the Midland Senior League by finishing in a very respectable 4th place just 2 points adrift from Charnwood.

There were a number of Highlights, the main one being the superb performance from the 4x400m relay squad, made up entirely from U17M from the Middle Distance squad, who smashed the U17 Men’s club record by 10 seconds in a fabulously exciting race which saw the Harriers win by just 0.2 of a second from Stratford on Avon with a strong anchor leg from Tom Jaward. The quartet was made up of Josh Cannell, Jack Watson Morgan Potter & Tom Jaward. In the Men’s 2k Steeplechase there was a magnificent one two for the Harries who dominated the race, with Jack Hope winning the A race in a fine 6:13.8 for the blustery conditions and with Mario Ilaniec in his first race for the Harriers enjoying a fine race to finish in second place overall, and winning the B race in 6:31.8 showing great potential in the event.

New Club Record for the U17 men's 4x400m squad who had a fine win

Josh Cannell, Jack Watson, Morgan Potter, Tom Jaward

The MD squad also produced some fine performances in the 800m, with 2nd places for both Sophie Moss & Charlotte Maywood in the A & B race respectively, and Josh Cara just outside his PB in the Men’s A race, and Tom Jaward winning the B race. In the 1500m Poppy Carmichael ran well for 2nd place in the women’s A race, with Josh Cannell finishing in 4th in the Men’s A race & Morgan Potter 3rd in the B race. Edward Cannell ran well for 5th place in the 5k. In the longer sprints Tony James ran well for 5th place just outside of his PB in the A 400m & Jack Watson was third in the B race. There was a welcome return to Abby Colemen in competition with a fine 2nd place in the 400m hurdles & Harriett Jolley running her first 400m ran well for 4th place in the flat 400m.

The Sprint squad scored good points with a Fine 2nd place in the A 200m for Erin Healy who also finished 3rd in the A 100m. Annabelle Clotworthy also finished 2nd in the B 200m & 4th in the B 100m. For the Men Emanuelle Mbu ran well for third place in both the A 100m & 200m, with Dylan Mukta 2nd in the B 100m & Achim Loibl 3rd in the B 200m. The Sprint squad also finished in a fine 2nd place in the Men’s 4x100m relay. The women’s 4x100m also finished in a respectable 4th place.

There were important points picked up in many of the jumps & throws, all vital to ensure the Harriers were in contention. Josh Gray finished 3rd in the A long jump & Triple jump, Peter Mills rolled back the years with a superb all round display with 2nd place in the A High Jump, 5th in the B hammer, & 4th in the A Javelin, Matt Bell making his KTH debut scored well with 2nd place in the A Hammer, 5th in the Discus & 6th in the Shot, & Tyrese Parris-Smith 1st in the B Javelin & 6th in the B shot. Ella Palmer back after immersing herself in her A levels also scored good points with 3rd in the B long jump, 5th in the B javelin and 4th in the A triple jump. Alex Beal finished in 5th place in the A long jump & 4th in the high jump. Lorna Barlow was busy in the throws with 3rd place in the B shot & A Hammer contest, and 5th in the A Discus. A special mention to sprint coach Ann Innis who scored good points competing in the A shot for 7th place & 3rd place in the B hammer.

Matt Bell 2nd in the Hammer making his KTH debut


Well Done to all athletes who competed & special thanks to all team manager’s, officials, helpers and supporters for everything they done on the day.