Senior Midland League, 2 August

Cheltenham Harriers got a well deserved promotion back into Division 1 of the Senior Midland League. The team competed gallantly to earn themselves back-to-back match wins after a rocky start in the first 2 fixtures, when it was thought that they might struggle to remain in Division 2. The senior team pulled together at Saturdays home fixture in Cheltenham with the strongest team performance so far and won the match by 69 points. It was an eventful afternoon when a thunderstorm and torrential rain caused the track to become flooded in minutes. Play was suspended temporarily while decisions were made to either continue or abandon the meeting. Luckily the sun came out causing only the womens high jump to be cancelled due to the condition of the high jump bed.

There were many notable performances throughout the day with Ellie hathaway, Claudia Ovens, Jacob Pickering and Jeremy Drackett making their senior track debut from the junior ranks.