Welcome to White Horse Harriers

Track and Field

The Track and Field season runs through the spring/summer. 

 

Oxfordshire Junior League

We’re entering a Harriers junior team into the Oxfordshire Junior Track and Field League this 2017 summer season.

Dates

There are three fixtures planned this summer.  Please pop the dates in your diary 🙂

Match Date Venue
Match 1 Sunday 9th April 2017 Horspath Road Stadium, Oxford
Match 2 Sunday 9th July 2017 Horspath Road Stadium, Oxford
Match 3 Sunday 13th August  2017 North Oxfordshire Academy School, Drayton Road, Banbury

Events

Each competition will have a range of events for the competitors.

  • For Under 9 & Under 11’s they have the ‘Quad Kids’ (inc 75m, 600m, Long Jump & Vortex)
  • For U13’s, U15’s & U17, there are a range of events to choose from inc 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m, Relay, Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Discus, Javelin & Shot Putt to choose from.

A timetable of events here

Helpers

We will need parent/helpers at each of the fixtures to help out the organizers with things like Long Jump, etc.  Please can you let us know if you’re able to help out, as it’ll make your afternoon as a spectator much more interesting.

Details

More details of the events, timings, etc can be found at the OJL website.

Please contact simonmarcleech@gmail.com to register for the team, ask any questions and volunteers to help on the day.

 

Open Graded Meetings

If you haven’t run on the track since school, Open Graded meetings are a fantastic (re)introduction to Track & Field.

Athletes estimated their finish time when they enter.  Each distance race (100m, 400m, etc) may have four or five different races.  Athletes of a similar finish time are grouped together in a race.  For example, the first 1500m may be runners with estimated finish times between 5m.40s – 6m.20sec, so you compete with runners of a similar pace.

As races are based on pace, not age or gender, everyone has enjoyed the novelty of mixing it up with the juniors and seniors.

Fixtures

 

Please note the Opens Graded meetings require you to enter individually.  You’ll find entries forms on the links above.

If you are intrigued, but nervous, you’ll be in good company!  Please talk to the RunLeaders & Coaches who are keen to put together a ‘try-out’ as a confidence builder.  If you have questions about how it works or estimating your expected time, please join the conversation on our FB page.

You may find this race time predictor useful.  Click here

The competitive juniors will attend nominated ‘Open Meeting’ with coach, Tom King.

Masters Series

Men & Women vets (over 35) have the opportunity to compete in the local Veterans Athletics League. This is a series of four fixtures on Monday evenings and has events for over-50s as well as over-35s. The dates for the 2017 series are:

  • Match 1 – Monday May 1st, Horspath, Oxford
  • Match 2 – Monday May 15th, Horspath, Oxford
  • Match 3 – Monday June 5th, Bracknell
  • Match 4 – Monday July 3rd, Tilsley Park

 

Dick