World Records for Horder + Midland Senior League 5/6/22 and more

06 June 2022

This weekend Jane Horder was in action at the Midland Masters Championships, and when Horder competes its best to always expect something impressive! Horder took down two World records in one day on her way to double gold! Beginning with the 80m hurdles Jane lowered her world record to 13.37 and then, just 90 minutes later, took over half a second off the 300m hurdles world record running 53.42!

Jane competes in the British Championships next weekend and then will head to the World Championships in Finland at the end of the month


(Photo: Jane Horder competing at Cheltenham earlier this season)

Elsewhere, Kiya Dee competed in the Milton Keynes BMC over 2000m steeplechase. Despite the race only having two entrants the duo pushed each other stride for stride throughout eventually finishing less than a second apart. An amazing performance by Dee saw her lower her PB and club record down to 6:50.37. Her second run under the Euro U18 qualifying standard, fingers crossed for her selection on June 20th.

Kaitlyn Sheppard competed at the Iffley Road festival of miles. Sheppard was a part of the women’s A race where she finished in 3rd place in 4:54.83.

The following day the Senior team headed to Wolverhampton for the second Midland Senior League fixture of the season. Many athletes achieved PBs in not ideal weather conditions, and some athletes took on a huge number of events to help the team. Due to the efforts of each member of the team Harriers finished in 3rd place on the day keeping them in 1st overall in the league at the halfway point of the season. The push for promotion really begins here!

In the 100m Brendon Chirisah proved he’s a star in the making, flying away from the field in the A race to take the win in 11.2. Ralph Nicklin also impressed, coming home in 2nd in the B race in a PB of 11.9, his first sub 12 performance. Nicklin added a 200m PB as well, taking over half a second off his PB to come 3rd in the A race in 24.4. Lydia Baldwin also achieved double sprint PBs running 13.6 in the 100m for 4th A and 27.9 in the 200m for 6th A. Rebecca Hoadley competed in her first 100m race since 2014 and came 3rd in the B race in a PB of 13.3. Hoadley also ran a strong 400m race, taking the race out hard and just being beaten in the homestraight, nonetheless Hoadley ran 59.0, just 0.3 slower than her PB. Our final 200m runner was Jamie Bell who over the course of the day raced the 200m, 400m, 1500m, 3000m and 4x400m, a huge effort to help the team that was greatly appreciated. Bell ran 30.8 in the 200m for 5th in the B race, 71.9 in the 400m for 3rd in the B event, 4:54.5 in the 1500m for 3rd B and somehow after all that Bell ran a 3000m PB of 9:52.8 for 4th A. Bell was joined in the 400m by Harrison Miles, another athlete who took on a huge amount for the club. Miles ran 61.1 for 5th in the 400m A race, he also competed in the 800m where he ran 2:08.2 for 5th in the A race and the 1500m where he ran 4:46.6 for 6th A. Rachel See competed in the women’s 1500m where she ran a PB of 4:59.0 for 4th in the A event. 

Team Manager Andrew Kaighin took on both the 800m and 3000m steeplechase running 2:43.9 in the 800m for 5th B athlete and 14:17.8 in the steeplechase for 2nd B. Bexley Turbard made his 3000m steeplechase debut, impressing over the hurdles to finish in 11:25.1 and 3rd in the A race. Kiya Dee was also making her debut over the 3000m steeplechase distance, fresh off a 2000m steeplechase PB the day before. Dee was on her own the entire race but still managed to run an incredible 10:47.4 to go straight to the top spot in the UK U20 rankings. 

Matt Evans competed in a wide range of events on the track and field over the day. In the 3000m Evans ran 10:49.3 for 3rd in the B race and in the 400m hurdles Evans was 3rd A athlete in 99.3. Evans then competed in the shot put, javelin and hammer and discus to help score as many points as possible for the team, throwing 3.25, 6.76, 8.13 and 10.96 respectively. 

Sulaiman Ouiles had a good day's competition beginning with the 110m hurdles where he finished 2nd in the A race in 18.6. Ouiles then jumped a triple jump PB of 11.15 and cleared 1.55 for 2nd in the A high jump. In the pole vault Ouiles added 5cm to his PB clearing 4.05 for 1st in the A event and moving himself up to 21st in the UK U20 rankings.

Alfie Wood won the A string long jump with a best of 6.81 and William Andrews-Flint won the B string with a PB go 5.45. Andrews-Flint also won the B triple jump with a best of 10.92. In the women’s long jump Rosie Wood jumped 3.89 for 6th in the A competition and Ruth Bird jumped 2.76 for 5th in the B. 

Bird impressed in her main events, the hammer and discus coming 2nd in the A hammer and 1st in the B discus with throws of 30.76 and 23.43 respectively. Annabel Moloney competed across three throwing events picking up valuable points throughout. Moloney won the A shot put with a best of 11.43 and won the A discus with 28.56. In the hammer Moloney finished 2nd in the B competition with 28.46. Lily Carpenter won the B shot put with 9.19 and Linsey Hutchins was 3rd in the B javelin with 21.08. Hutchins also competed in the hammer as a non-scorer, throwing 18.67. Mimi Davis threw 34.76 for 2nd in the A javelin. Ben Wade threw a shot put PB of 9.91 for 3rd in the A, threw the javelin out to 31.84 for 5th in the A and took a brilliant win in the discus A event with 40.73. 

The event featured a mixed 4x400m relay with the club managing to put out two teams. The A team of Hoadley, Miles, Dee and Bell finished 5th in 4:15.8. The B team of Baldwin, Evans, Bird and Kaighin were 3rd.

The women’s 4x100m team of Baldwin, Hoadley, See and Dee ran 57.1 for 4th. In what turned out to be the most exciting event of the day for the club, the men’s 4x100m team took an incredibly impressive victory. Led off by distance runner Miles, the baton then passed on to Nicklin who powered through down the home straight, Ouiles ran a strong bend to hand over to Chirisah who pulled the team ahead and crossed the line in 1st place in 47.6. 

On the road 5 athletes competed in the Fairford 10k. Nick Holliday was the first across the line in 39:15 winning the M60 title in 19th overall. Dave Rantell finished in 40:32 for 4th M50 and 27th overall and Paul Barnes was 3rd M60 in 43:56. Kathryn Morton ran 45:41 for 2nd F55 and Caroline Cotterell ran 47:50 for 7th F45.