Harriers relay teams get chance to shine
AS the Diamond League made its stop in Birmingham last weekend, Cheltenham Harriers’ youngsters got their chance to shine at the Alexandra Stadium.
As part of the Müller-sponsored Club Connect Programme. Ithe top ranked 4x100m relay teams from the age groups Under-13 to Under-20 were invited to compete as a prelude to the main timetable.
These teams are invited on the strength of their position in the UK rankings and Cheltenham Harriers, following a very successful season, had two age group teams eligible and invited to compete; Under 13 boys and Under 20 ladies.
The boys were the first on to the track and put in a great team performance with some smooth baton changes, to come sixth in a time of 54.81.
Later it was the turn of the Under 20 ladies team and they are a well drilled and practised squad, with three of the team actually from the under 17 age bracket. In a blistering race, won by Cardiff who went under 50 seconds, Cheltenham came in at a fantastic fourth place in a season’s best time of 51.25.
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The Harriers’ Under-20 ladies, from left, Helena Shannon, Remi Shahthornley, Grace Pitman and Fliss Townend
The Harriers Under-13 boys squad, from left, Ed Palmer, Barney Heath-smith, Jack Tanski, William Doody, Tyler Wainwright