Period 1887-1899

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1887 ;1st October Notice appeared in the Rotherham Advertiser."A meeting is to be held with the object of forming a Harriers club for Rotherham" There was an editorial comment saying "..this could take scores of young men beyond the pale of temptation, as well as adding to their robustness and constitution"

1887 22nd October .First meeting held, West end Hotel Sheffield road Rotherham. Again the Rotherham Advertiser commented, on Nov 26th, "Athletics in Rotherham is looking up in no small degree. The rules and lists of officers are now to hand. The club was started to give healthy exercise to all, and this will consist of cross country runs etc"

1887 10th December. First Cross country run - from the West End hotel. The Rotherham Advertiser commented " A good number of runners turned up to don the jersies. F Beecher and W Copley were despatched as hares at 3:30pm and apretty sight it made, the bright uniforms of amber red and black showing up well in the sunlight. A trail was laid along Sheffield Road to Tinsley turning left at the Plumpers hotel to Brinsworth, where the hares turned for home hotly pursued by G Tattersall".

1888 26th December. First Challenge Cup race held. The race was over 10 miles from Tickhill to Rotherham, the 14 runners travelling to Tickhill in a wagonette. The first runners went off promptly at 11 o'clock ( as they have ever since)." At Maltby 3 of the runners cried enough and were picked up by the wagonette, shortly to be joined by a fourth runner. The scratch man - F P Hague - was running splendidly and passing his men one by one. The first to arrive at the Three Tuns Inn Wellgate was J Linton. Several thousand people watched the finish."

1891 The club was confirmed as an amateur club. Several professionals decided to leave.

1892 Club colours changed to dark blue shorts and white shirt.

1894 Club colours changed to black shorts and white vest.

1895 First running of the Doncaster to Rotherham road race. The fastest time was set by T Levers in 1 hour 3 mins and 3 secs. Rotherham Harriers first winners of the Sheffield and District cross country championships.

1898 Club informed that the sub headquarters (The Sportsman Inn, Parkgate) has installed electric lights.

Period 1900-1919

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1900 Juniors win the Northern CC championships.

1901 G Coles is the first club member to win the Yorkshire CC championships.

1903 Club colours changed to black shorts and black vest with white trim and a seven pointed star on the left breast. The club organises the first Athletics sports meeting - in the West End Hotel cricket ground. These were a great success with 250 competitors, £100 in prize money and 3000 spectators. Rotherham is asked to host the Yorkshire, Northern and National CC Championships.

1905 G Coles again wins Yorkshire CC championships

1910 Club subscriptions set at 2 shillings (10p)

1912 . New record set for the Doncaster - Rotherham road race 1hr 1min 17secs by A McMillan Sprinters J W Fenoughty and A Steer compete in the Olympic trials.

1914 Yorkshire CC championships held in Thrybergh Park. Not held again until 1920 due to outbreak of First world War.

Period 1920-1939

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1920's Pictured left is Horace Porter, and judging by the impressive display of trophies and prizes, a successful sprinter with the club during this period. Horace (dob 15/10/1904) lived in Effingham St, He was a herbalist and ran Porter's herbalists shop. The photo was supplied by Horace's grandson, Neil Porter. Neil is a runner and member of Swindon Harriers. The rose bowl and one of the clocks are still in the family household.

The photograph on the right is of W T Edwards, as the vest shows he was the club captain. The medal was presented in 1926. The photo & information was supplied by Lynne Adams his grandaughter

1931 Jimmy Clay breaks the Doncaster - Rotherham record, 1hr 44secs.


Ladies section formed. Founder members are Victoria and Marjorie de Roeck, Mary Rawlins, Mary Burns, Frances Conway, Blanche Hamshaw, Kathleen Harris, Olive Rawlins, Edith Willett, Lily Wilson and Hannah Latham. First recorded opponents are Hallamshire Ladies.

Ernest, John and Sydney Hamshaw taken witth their trophies at 42 Stanley St, Parkgate 'pre-1935'
Frank Wildsmith wins the Challenge cup (White Lion Inn College road to Chapeltown and back, 10 miles). 53mins 54 secs. 1932

1933 Hiking section formed - "to keep members together during the summer months".

1935 R Gale wins NCAA high jump, with 5ft 9 inches.

1937 Challenge Cup race distance reduced from 10 to 6 miles. The event also moved to Christmas day. Winner Brian Steeple. Membership reaches 100 for the first time.

1938 Club HQ moved to Herringthorpe pavillion.(The current location - Herringthorpe stadium is some distance to the East of the pavillion) The pavillion was used as the race HQ for the Challenge cup until 2003 when the building condition became so bad it was no longer usable. 1939 Council provide track on Herringthorpe fields Half the fields are used to grow food crops due to the war shortages.

Period 1940-1949

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1940 German bomber raid knocks Challenge Cup off the sideboard in the Wilton family home,bending the stem and breaking the figure off the top. 22 club members away on active service.

1942 AGM reports a trading loss of £3 - 19s - 9d, due to postage costs of sending newsletters to members on active service.

1944 36 members away on active service

1945 Members F Bashforth & J Wilmott killed in action.

1946 RV Hughes becomes the first club International.

1947 Rotherham Harriers v German PoW athletics match (RH lose).

Period 1950-1959

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1950 All club records broken. An indicator that the "Glorious fifties" era at the club was about to start.

1951 We win the Sheffield & district and Yorkshire CC champs . 2nd in Northerns and 3rd in Nationals.

1952 M Jackson, P G Wood & D Foster make up one third of the Yorkshire team for the Inter counties CC championships.
Arthur Oxley wins the Yorkshire junior mile championships.
Club has 419 members.


1953 We win the Sheffield & district and Yorkshire CC champs . 2nd in Northerns and 5th in Nationals.

1955 Peter Cullen breaks the national and Empire records for the javelin, and gains international honours. Eddie Kirkup wins Yorkshire and Northern marathons, and Morpeth to Newcastle road race.

1956 Alan Simpson wins Sheffield & district boys CC championships. We win the team event in the Morpeth to Newcastle road race, with Eddie Kirkup the overall winner. Peter Cullen selected for the Olympic team for the Melborne games. The first Rotherham athlete to do so.

1957 Alan Simpson wins Sheffield and district youths championships. Maurice Jackson makes his 8th consecutive appearance for Yorkshire in the Inter counties CC. Peter Cullen improves his national javelin record to 236 ft 7 inches. Eddie Kirkup wins the Yorkshire and national AAA marathon titles.

1958 Alan Simpson again wins Sheffield & district youths CC champs, and places 4th in Northern CC champs. Eddie Kirkup wins his third Morpeth, and we win the team prize. AGM reports highest ever bank balance at £60-7s-8d.

1959 Chris Fleming Smith wins AAA marathon champs. Herringthorpe track and stadium opened. Alan Simpson sets a new British record for 2000m. Peter Wood sets new record for the Doncaster - Rotherham race with 58 mins 18secs.

Period 1960-1969

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1960 R Dungworth wins the National youths CC title - the clubs first national CC champion.

1961 Club completes the John o' Groats to Lands end relay 850 miles in 85 hours 55 mins. Ralph Rowbotham wins Yorks 200yds title.

1962 Gillian Wood wins the Yorkshire schools 100 yds. RHAC team entered for Manchester-Blackpool Road Relay (precursor of 12-stage). Names include Simpson, Wood, Jackson, Hague, Eden, Fleming-Smith...

1962..see also 2015 for M.Cawthorne


Alan Simpson wins 1500m at both the AAA's and the world championships. Alan Simpson

1964 Alan Simpson sets new British 1500m record time of 3:39.10 at White City UK v Poland. Alan Simpson places 4th in the 1500m Olympic final in Tokyo.

1965 Alan Simpson sets new indoor 5000m world record; 13:58.4, also breaks the UK record for the mile twice taking it to 3:55.3. Alan wins Northern 3 miles champs.

1966 Alan Simpson finishes second in Commonwealth games 1500m, and fourth in the European 1500m final.

1968 Angela Creamer joins, aged 12.

1969 A McMillan ( who set the new course record for the Doncaster - Rotherham race in 1912) turns up at the club and agrees to pay 5 years back subscriptions. Syd Garner - the club secretary, dies- after almost 35 years in the role Ralph Rowbotham takes over as club secretary - a position he was to hold for 29 years

Period 1970-1979

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The first Rotherham Marathon, suggested by Brian Steeple (pictured 11 years later in the PoW Half~) and realised by David Haywood and George Eden David comments " was former president Brian Steeple who suggested a club marathon in 1970 ( over 50 years ago !!!) George Eden and myself took up the challenge and walked the course with a surveyor's wheel. It was only when l walked a measured mile outside Ranby Prison with the wheel and hit 1760 revolutions before the measured mile was up that it proved how useless the thing was. In those earlier days it was a large one lap course: very tough before we worked on the course with two laps around Dinnington...."

Rotherham Mara

1975 Peter Elliott joins, aged 12.

Angela Creamer is the AAA's 800m champion.

Peter Elliott

1976 Angela Creamer again wins the AAA's 800m, and sets a new PB finishing fourth in her heat of the Olympic games 800m in Montreal.
We stage the AAA's marathon championships.

W (Billie) Burns wins the national o/65 veterans CC champs. Billie won the 1931 challenge cup race

Angela Creamer

1977 Peter Elliott wins English schools 800m and Cross country events.

1978 Peter Elliott sets UK u15 best time for 800m 1:51.2.

1979 Peter sets new UK u16 best time for 800m 1:50.7. Also wins AAAs U17 800m in 1:55.6. Brian Harney sets new Pennine Way record of 72 hrs 42mins.

Period 1980-1989

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Peter Elliott wins national youths CC champs and AAA's junior 800m. Ralph Rowbotham devises the first of the Round Rotherham Runs whilst off work due to a steel strike. A 50 mile event which follows the borough boundary

Round Rotherham

1981 25 members complete the London marathon Peter Elliott wins Northern 800m. First Prince of Wales Half Marathon on Royal Wedding Day. Idea by Don Creamer, planned and delivered by Pete Humphries with colleagues' support. 600 Runners enjoyed a good day out on Royal Wedding Day.
Rotherham marathon, 20th September, entry fee £1. Set at a very competitive rate, but higher than the Barnsley marathon later that year with an entry fee of 60p. Malc Palfreyman finished 3rd in the RH event in 2:34.49. PoW organiser Peter Humphries debuted against medical advice in 2:59.56 (71st). 301 finishers.
In the Avon Cosmetics National Women's 10 mile championships, RH came fourth team (3 to count) out of over 150 teams through Angela Creamer (64.01 23rd), June Beardsley (68.04 40th), Kim Rowbotham (68.44 44th), Laraine Hague (72.22 61st) and Sharon Burton (75.40 70th). Result: 1 Barnet 2 ASVAC, 3 Dartford.
In the Northern 6-stage Road Relays at Wakefield (6 x 4miles) RH were 17th, finishing ahead of local rivals Hallamshire and Dark Peak. Team: Andrew Clark, John Clark, Mick Hague, Peter Neal, Maurice Jackson, Brian Mullarkey.
We gain promotion to Northern League Division 2.

Rotherham Marathons, Halves..round the track 1981

1982 Peter Elliott wins AAA's 800m champs.
Tony Leach wins intermediate English schools 3000m title in 8:31.8. and sets a new record for the Yorkshire youths 1500m, his time of 3:59.1 being 5 secs faster than the previous record.
Tony also wins the Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running youths fell race in a new record time of 17 mins 12 seconds.
Winter Time trials prove very popular. 197 runners take part in one or more events. Tony Leach wins the series with 3 runs of 19:40,19:55 and 19:43.
RH 'Ladies Section' Golden Jubilee celebrations include a nationwide top-class runners' race over 6 miles- organiser Pat Rowbotham, won by Jane Furness (Sheff AC)
Our O/50 team of E Kirkup, G Eden & D Creamer wins the Yorks XC veterans title
Gavin Lee wins Colts Yorkshire Cross Country Champs.
Henry Marston wins the Doncaster Plant Works 24 hour race, running 130 miles 300 yards.
round the track 1982

1983 Tony Leach wins senior English schools 1500m title in 3:49.6
Peter Elliott wins European Indoor Silver Medal in 800m, 1:47.58
We stage the Yorkshire womens CC champs in Clifton Park.
117 runners complete October 4 mile time trial. 1st Peter Neal 20:10, 2nd Paul Venables 20:23, 3rd Alan Gregory 20:35. 44 runners run under 24 minutes!
Alan Jones wins the Club 10 mile champs. in 51:54. 2nd Paul Hunter, 3rd Frank Taylor.
91 runners complete the clubs Tickhill 10 race. Winner Paul Hunter 51:14.
12-Stage Relay team finishes 24th in North of England


1984 Sue Earnshaw wins the English schools junior100m, and the Yorkshire 100m. Placed third in the AAA's 100m champs. 103 runners complete Tickhill 10. Winner Peter Neal 50:44 96 runners complete the Club 10 mile race. Winner Paul Venables 52:40.

1985 Sue Earnshaw wins the English schools 100m, the Yorkshire 100m and 200m.
The Rotherham Marathon organised in the town centre by Dave Houghton and Gary Roche. Around 75 marathon finishers with over 400 completing the half-marathon. Details following, section extending.....
This was to be the last marathon in Rotherham

Rotherham Marathons, Halves 1985

1987 Peter Elliott wins World Championships 800m Silver medal in Rome
Sue Earnshaw is English schools captain

Yorkshire Road Relay event held at Greetland near Halifax, on the 12th September.
The photo shows the leaders on leg 1, It is Andrew Clark who ran 19:47. Steve Gaines was on the first leg for the Rotherham B team - recording 20:24 (according to his diary the 4th fastest time from the club.
On the left of the pic is Peter Wakefield of Steel City, the Hallamshire runner is Micah Wilson. We are not sure who the Bingley runner is.
Colin Moore ran the fastest time of 19:01, so Andrew's time is respectable.


1989 Cliff Williams wins Northern 800m champs.

Period 1990-1999

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1990 Peter Elliott wins 1500m Commonwealth Gold Medal, Auckland NZ Peter sets new 1500m Indoor World record, Seville 3:34.20 February 1990 Dean Mellor wins Northern Pole vault champs with 4m 90cms.

1993 Dean Mellor, Linda Stanton (Pole vault), Vikki Schofield (Heptathlon) are all Northern Champions.
Our veteran men 0/40 team wins the Yorkshire Vets Road relay championships at Methley near Castleford.
Alan Gregory 12:45 (1st), Steve Gaines 13:00 (1st), Peter Morris 12:48 (1st) & Chris Beighton 12:33 (1st)
Autumn:concern over poor performances (road in particular, and at higher level) were met by a planning meeting at Rotherham RUFC at which 30 influential runners offered views and suggestions.
Road and cross-country each granted £700 budget thanks to Ralph Rowbotham's initiative.
At AGM cross-country secretary Dave Johnson, road secretary Peter Humphries. Committee: Peter Little, David Haywood, Steve Gaines, Norman Taylor.
RH coach Arthur Oxley backs the road intiative with his Doncaster-area training group which brings David Tune, Lee Collingwood, Paul Rowland and Dave Hindmarsh to join his daughter Janet.
November: RH 'monthly' newsletter launched (was to run 62 editions before a 4-year break in 1999)
December: Arthur Oxley receives 'Master Coach' award at AAA Dinner (Loughborough)

1994 Linda Stanton wins bronze medal in AAA's Pole vault (Event introduced in 1993)
Steve Rowbotham wins Northern Long Jump champs
Vikki Schofield again wins Northern heptathlon champs
RH Ladies gain national league status by winning the UK Women's League qualifying match at Derby by a big margin after losing it last year. SYCAA comment on the contribution of Vicki Schofield, Sue Earnshaw, Julie April and Caroline Harkin. Much other support too, enabled by the hard work of manager Cath Lord
International recognition for Michaela Gee (junior heptathlon, cross-country) and Julia Jennings (Fell Running).

Arthur Oxley dies in February
RHAC men 19th in National Cross-country Relays (Peter Neal, John Comrie, Jamie Smith, Tim Drake, Mark Ruddleston, Dave Tune, Paul Rowland, Richard Self, Mick Thompson, ladies 13th (Caroline Boyd, Janice McWilliam, Janet Oxley)
RH Ladies are first in South Yorks competition, second Yorkshire and 4th Northern.

Men 0/40 team retain their YVAA road relay title, beating Leeds and Sheffield.
Road Social Evening (Co-op club) sees Peter Neal, John Comrie, Alan Gregory, Rose Grimley and Hilary Garrison awarded for their support in 1993

Road scene now buzzing: 39 runners at Ferriby and 41 at Norton 9, both led home by Dave Tune (1st) and Peter Neal (4th)
Men qualify for the National 12-stage Road Relays for the first time by running 12th in the Northern events at Roberttown, having led the race for four stages.
We were weaker at the National- we had not planned ahead, but a decent team ran 42nd.!

Paul Venables returns to RH and Rob Holladay home from the US
Massive turnout at Damflask South Yorks Relays sees RH win all categories


1995 Linda Stanton awarded one of four Observer Best New British Athlete awards after her pole-vaulting season.
RH benefits from support of £10000 from Mike Yarlett (Yorkshire Windows) (doubled by SportsMatch funding), dedicating the funds to Young Athlete coaching.
RH Men qualify for National League competition, joining RH Ladies and establishing RHAC as one of only 13 clubs in the country to have dual status.

Dave Tune is second scorer in the England team at the Dutch National Crosscountry, called up after selection for North in ther inter-area and winning the Brampton-Carlisle 10.

Northern Crosscountry: Men lose out to weather, the following day RH ladies finish sixth through Joanna Cliffe 24:20, Janet Oxley 25:25, Julia Jennings 25:55 and Angela Green (Creamer) 27:39.
Men 16th in National XC Relays at Mansfield (Collingwood,Tune, Rowland, Paul Bennett, Thompson, Comrie, Neal)

On 16th March, RH athletes win races at five different venues. Chris Parkes and John Atkinson now at RH.
Dennis Russell and Malc Whitaker's Young Athletes show their form (young-under-15s Craig Kehoe and Robert Rhodes and under-13s Kristen Cawthorne, Andrew Hudson, Jamie Russell and Iain Whitaker)- the under-13s winning their XC Relay Regional Final qualifying them for the national.

Men again qualify 12th in Northern 12-Stage Relays at Aspull with Holladay, Tune, Rowland and Paul Venables taking the long stages, Ken O'Mara, Neal, Bennett, Thompson, Tim Drake, Steve Gaines, Pete Morris and Alan Gregory on short.
In the subsequent National RH are 47th, Adrian Roberts, Mark Ruddlestone, Chris Beighton and Phil Roberts coming in to the team.
October: in the Northern 6-stage Relays at Don Valley (ladies 4) both RH teams finish 11th (best to date) and in the Yorkshire Relays both 5th. Qualification rules for the latter are a constant irritation.
Men 17th in the National 6-stage Final. Men 0/40 retain the YVAA road relay title for the 3rd year, and the ladies win their event for the 1st time: Gill Bunker (Taylor) 16:25 (1st), Hillary Garrison 15:53 (1st) & Caroline Boyd 15:52 (1st and fastest on the day). Gillian is 1st O40 vet

RH 15th in the National Vets 8x Road Relays (Sutton Park): Alan Gregory 16:10, Dave Richards 17:06, Steve Gaines 16:11, Pete Humphries 17:05, Chris Beighton 15:10, Geoff Turner 17:12, Pete Morris 15:47, Jerry Spencer 16:49
Domestic events continue with the Prince of Wales 10k (not the half!) in Greasbrough, a joint-club 10 and Tickhill 10 and new races to Firbeck and to Dinnington among numerous organised with a large input by David Haywood.

1995::vets relays

1996 Linda Stanton again wins bronze medal in AAA's Pole vault
Chris Beighton on extended good form takes the National Indoor 3000m title for at vet 40+ with a record 8:43.8 time.

Postponement of Northern Cross-country due to weather hits RH team strength
RH Men settle the Hational Cross-country jinx with 23rd place (Tune, Holladay, Collingwood, Adrian Roberts, Comnrie, Bennett scorers). Ladies in 20th place (Anne Goggin, Hindley, Jennings, Boyd).

National XC Relays: Men 18th (Parkes, Dave Tune, Rowland, Thompson, Neal, Mick Tune, Alan Gregory, Adrian Roberts.
Ladies 13th (Gill Bunker, Joanne Roberts (Cliffe), Julie Chapman)
Young Athletes qualify at Nottingham for the National YAXC Relay finals at Durham and among the country's 15 best sides Under-13 girls (Lydsey Farnell, Heidi Cooper, Nicola Chell, Charlotte Birch) finish 9th, and 7th for both Under-13 (Kirsten Cawthorne, Damien Russell, Martin Bradbury, James Gallacher) and Under-15 boys (Richard Lomaas, Jamie Russell, Iain Whitaker, Andrew Hudson).

Chris Parkes' great form evident but route-finding errors leads to a Round Rotherham win for Mick Masters and a Northern Triangle win for Brian Harney.
Chris Parkes predictably wins the Club 10- Tickhill 10 (combined, Don Creamer in charge) in a sub-50 minute time. In the Sheffield Marathon his solo run returns 2:20:04 after the lead car takes him into the Half-marathon finish, such was his lead. Later in the year he is in South Africa exciting media interest with a storming run in the 50-mile Comrades Marathon, but injury sadly ends his attempt.

RH members supporting 45 runners at the Norton 9 give Andy Aked (unattached, wearing all black) a great reception. He later joins RH and delivers top loyalty and performance. Best mistake we ever made.
In the Northern 12-stage Road Relay, RH finish 10th (Bennett, Thompson, Hindmarsh, Tune, Nigel Brookes, Ken O'Mara, Collingwood, Phil Roberts, Rowland, Neal, Jeff Crofts, Comrie)
At Sutton Park in the National, we are placed 39th (Holladay, Tune, Brookes, Bennett, Thompson, Rowland, Neal, Gregory, Comrie, Morris, M. Tune, Gaines).

RH Men run 4th (and 13th) in the Yorkshire Relays through Ruddleston, Collingwood, Roberts, Neal, Ian Lanceley and Morris with the ladies finishing 3rd (Caroline Dauris, Boyd, Jennings, Garrison). The younger age groups do well, Under-17 Ladies (Katy Storey,Clare Austin, Lindsay Whitaker) and Under-15 Boys(Richard Lomas, Iain Whitaker, Kirsten Cawthorne) both taking team silver.

The North of England 6-stge ends with a well-run 9th place through Hollday, Parkes, Collongwood, Aked, Rowland and Ruddleston. But bad luck strikes at Sutton Park when we lose a runner to a false-alarm medical control and Parkes, Tune, Rowland, Ruddleston, Collingwood and Mick Tune have to work hard for 31st place.

Bad luck again as RH Veteran 40+ men in the National 8-Stage Relays are unusually lowly-placed at 26th due to an unfortuante injury in mid-race.
At the later Yorkshire event, they are far too strong, scoring over-40 first and 5th team (Gaiens, Venables, Morris, Beighton; Gregory, John Atkinson, Peter Purdy, Phil Eddison) with RH Ladies first and third (Jennings, Boyd, Garrison; Janet Pike, Burton, Bunker).

Dave Tune earns a GB vest for the international in Majorca after a 64:48 at the Liverpool International Hlf-Marathon. A British vest also for Rob Holladay, a 66.38 key performance putting Britain in first place in the Hamburg 4-Nation under-23 international.

During the mid-90s RH are routinely organising domestic races (many of them based at the Woodman on Midland Rd and the Prince of Wales at Greasbrough). Again, many of these races are joint ventures in a 'Winter Series' with Kimberworth Striders and Maltby RC.

1997 Young athletes: under-15 Boys (Richard Lomas, Iain Whitaker, Jamie Russell, Kirsten Cawthorne) win Yorkshire XC title, under-17 ladies second through Katy Storey, Carla Foster and Lindsay Whitaker.
YA Coach Dennis Russell submits a very positive progress and performance report (see June 1997 news)

Ladies take team silver in Yorks Cross-country through Julie O'Mara, Julia Jennings, Janet Hindley (Oxley) and Sharron Marshall

After winning a lot of minor races Chris Parkes surprises the Northern Cross-country field with a superb third place in front of many famous names. Men's team ninth (Parkes, Tune, Collingwood, Rowland, Luke Field, Neal). Ladies eighth (team as above)
Veteran 40+ team win Yorkshire XC title at Ilkley (Paul Venables, Peter Neal, Dave Hindmarsh, Alan Chell), ladies second place (Julia Jennings, Gill Bunker, Sharon Burton), vet 50+ men third (Malc Palfrfeyman, Brian Harney, Pete Humphries)

RH teams win numerous categories in South Yorks XC Championships
Andy Aked returns to the Norton 9 with a 46:15 win leading a pack of 44 RH finishers, four of them age category winners.

North of England 12-stage Relays: RH 10th with an assured effort from Holladay, Richard Harris, Venables, Tune, Ruddleston, Rowland, Collingwood, Field, Ian Lanceley, Comrie, Aked and Tim Drake.
In the National 12-Stage at Sutton Park RH ran 23rd. Steve Inglis, Martin Connolly (newly qualified) and Peter Morris come into the team. Regular team selectors Peter Neal (Club Captain) and Peter Humphries (Race teams manager) present a very positive report.

RH veteran 40+ team are eighth in Britain after the 8-stage Road Relays at Sutton Coldfield in May. Alan Gregory, Malcolm Palfreyman (v5), Dave Hindmarsh, Alan Chell, Steve Elvidge, Peter Neal, Steve Gaines and Peter Morris all run well, Morris fastest by a shade.
In an impressive debut, Ladies Vet35+ are 12th (Jennings, Burton, Bunker) and Vet45+ 10th (Janice Streets, Patricia Wells, Jenny Baker)

July: Men win Yorks Vets Relays for the fifth time in a row. Ladies in second place.
September: Dave Tune and Rob Holladay called into the GB team (DT) and GB under-23 squad for Liverpool International Half-marathon
RH Men (Holladay, Mick Tune, Rowland, Field, Ruddleston, Chell), Ladies (Jennings, Storey, Garrison) and U17 Men (Russell, Lomas, Bates) all take silver medals at the Yorkshire Relays

Men 4th in Northern 6-Stage Relays (Don Valley): Darren Cooney, Rob Holladay, Dave Tune,John Comrie, Luke Field, Lee Collingwood): Ladies 13th
Men finish 10th in National 6-Stage Road Relays (Sutton Park): Darren Cooney, Lee Collingwood, Paul Bennett, Andy Aked, Luke Field, John Comrie)

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1998 "Bert" Norburn takes over as club secretary.
Dave Tune wins Northern Cross Country champs at Heaton Park Manchester

Yorkshire XC Championships
Nike Young Athletes National XC Relays: U17 men are 2nd through R.Lomas, S.Bates, J.Russell and I. Whitaker. The same squad ran 8th in the National Road Relays at Sutton Park.

North of England XC Championships
National XC Championships
North of England 12-Stage Relays at Leeds: Darren Cooney lead on stage 1 sets up 9th overall for a team missing some top runners but with strong replacements: Cooney (long), Lancely, Rowland, Collingwood (long), Connolly, Tompkin, Holladay (long), Comrie, Morris, Venables (long), Roberts, Temperton)

National 12-Stage Relays: disaster strikes as Dave Tune gets injured mid-stage: race referee Riley lets us carry on (as non-counter) after two minutes. Holladay, Hale, Tune, Ruddleston, Cooney, Rowland, Bennett, Connolly, Collingwood, Tompkin, Field and Morris post a time which would have challenged for 7th place.

Yorks Vets Cross-country at South Cave: Ladies 3rd (Bunker, Burtonm, Fisher), both men 60+ and 540+ are second (40: Venables (individual 2nd place), Chell, Neal, Morris; 60+: Clarke, Lynch, Creamer).
In South Yorks XC championships we have team golds for Senior Men abd Women, Veteran Men, U13 girls and U13 boys.
Paul Venables is Northern Vets XC Title Winner.
In the national at Croydon, Paul runs 6th.

Yorks Vets Road Relays
Our teams win for the sixth consecutive year (Neal, Venabkes, Morris, Connolly), B team 3rd (Chell, Roberts, Atkinson, Gaines). Ladies 35+ win also (Bunker, Fisher, Garrison) and V50+ men second(T.Turner, T.Hawley, M.Palfreyman). National Vets 8-Stage Relays
The mens O/40 vets team place third in the national road relays at Aldershot. An assured performance from Peter Neal's team sees them behind only Brighton & Hove and Sunderland: Phil Roberts, Alan Chell, Ian Temperton, John Atkinson, Peter Neal, Steve Gaines, Martin Connolly (fastest leg), Peter Morris.

A classy assembly or RH runners carry away the awards at the very hilly Cross Keys Relays (Uppermill) by wasy of salute to our long-term and reliable supporter Steve Elvidge, whose home is now Holmfirth and from where he commutes to run with RHAC (stages alternate road/fell): Ruddleston, Parkes, Hale, Comrie; Roberts, Elvidge, Neal, Gaines.

Yorkshire 6-Stage Relays (Thornes Park): RH run second to a strong Bingley team with Ruddleston, Hollada, Warren Vayro, Hale, Parkes, Field; B team Comrie, Rob Rhodes, Nela, Elvidge, Atkinson, Morris. Ladies fourth through Carla Fosteer, Hilary Garrison, Gill Bunker, Katey Storey (Sharron Marshall, Lyndsay Whitaker, Paula Fisher, Caroline Dauris)
Northern 6-Stage Relays: men hold 4th position status at DonValley again: team Richard Harris, Cooney, Holladay, Hale, Parkes, Field
Ladies unfortunately suffer multiple leg-change disasters and are all disqualified.

National 6-Stage Relays (Sutton Park): despite being 3rd Yorkshire club, the team of D.Cooney, R.Holladay, A.Aked, L. Collingwood, D.Hale and L. Field are not very happy with a mediocre 18th place in very poor conditions

In the National Cross-country Relays (Mansfield) we place reasonably well in an increasingly serious competition, our senior men 21st (Cooney, Holladay, Ward, Venables) and ladies 14th (Julie O'Mara, Sharron Marshall, Hilary Garrison). Under-17 men 13th (Russell, Lomas, Whitaker, Bates).

1999 Track Yorkshire XC Championships

North of England XC Championships

National XC Championships

North of England 12-Stage Relays

National 12-Stage Relays

Yorks Vets Cross-country

Yorks Vets Road Relays

National Vets 8-Stage Relays

Northern 6-Stage Relays

National 6-Stage Relays

Period 2000-2009

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2001 Rob Watkinson wins his first (of three) Northern 800m championships.


2003 The first Club website is launched
Rob Watkinson adds South Yorkshire Cross-country title to hat-trick of track achievements


2004 Rob Watkinson wins the Northern 1500m title
Natalie Grant gains Schools International selection
The U15 girls team placed 3rd in the Northern Cross Country Championships held at Sherdley Park St Helens. (Natalie Grant 4th, Vicky France 22nd, Leanne Waddington 49th, Lyndsey Clarke 51st)

2005 Natalie Grant gains Schools International selection
U17 women’s team place 3rd in the Northern XC at Consett (Vicky France 15th , Lyndsey Clarke 19th, Leanne Waddington 49th, Sarah Barnes 51st).
Natalie Grant – still an U15 finished 2nd, one place ahead of a certain Laura Weightman of Morpeth.

2006 The Under 17 womens team win Yorkshire , Northern and National XC titles.
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Amber Merrills wins English Schools Junior Girls Shot, Gateshead, 11.15m
Jenny Blizard wins GB International selection for the Ekiden relays Japan.


2007 The under 17 womens team again win the National XC team title. All four scorers finish in top 20, a tremendous performance.
We have the 1st, 2nd & 3rd runners in the Yorkshire Track U17 1500m championships, Robyn Lanceley, Stef Burns & Laura Spence.
Jon Thewlis wins GB & NI selection for the U23 team for the European Champs in Hungary, at 5000m.
The U20 women's team of Rosie Edwards, Natalie Grant & Klachen Cheshire wins the silver medal at the National Cross Country relays at Mansfield.
Despite the worst weather for some years, the 25th running of the Round Rotherham Run attracted the biggest field to date. 209 individuals and 26 relay teams finished. 45 individuals had to retire - in the main due to the awful rain and wind.

2008 The U17 women's team win the Yorkshire XC team gold medals for the 3rd year running, this year finishing in the first 3 positions: Steph Burns 1st, Robyn Lanceley 2nd, & Laura Spence 3rd. The same trio, with Abbie Vernon also won the Northern U 17 team event.
The U20 women's team won the Northern XC team event, with Rosie Edwards (2nd), Natalie Grant (3rd) Klachen Cheshire (8th) and Jade Allen (14th).
The club has 10 athletes appearing at the English Schools Track & Field Championships, with 3 medalists:- Abdi Ahmed, 1st in the senior boys 3000m, Kelly Pagdin, 2nd in the Senior girls Javelin, and Amber Merrills, 3rd in the Intermediate Girls Shot.
Natalie Grant selected for the England Junior Cross country team in Dour, Belgium.
Rotherham H &AC win the SY XC club trophy - ending a 10-year run by Hallamshire Harriers.

2009 Rotherham hosts the YCAA Cross Country Championships at Winterhill. Under 13 boys team win the team award.
The U20 womens team retain the Northern Cross Country Championship title (Klachen Cheshire, Natalie Grant, Jess Fawcett & Laura Spence) at Sherdley Park
Malcolm Fletcher (Northern Athletics President in 2009) presents the awards to the team.

Natalie Grant selected for the England Junior Cross country team in the Cinque Millini event in Milan.
Mark Ward wins British Masters Indoor titles at 400m & 800m.
Mick Marsters wins Yorkshire o/60 cross country title at York, Mick ,Bob Tintinger and Terry Hawley win the team title.
Mark Ward wins British Masters Outdoor titles at 400m & 800m, in Birmingham, and places 4th in world vets 400m final (50.13secs PB) in Lahti, Finland.

Alex Kiwomya wins Northern & National indoors U15 60m titles, and ESAA 200m title (22.66s)

Rotherham H &AC retain the SY XC club trophy.

Period 2010-2021

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2010 Alex Kiwomya wins Aviva England Indoor U15 60m and 200m, setting new championship best times for both distances (7.05s and 22.15s) Natalie Grant wins Northern U20 women's Cross Country Championship at Witton Park Blackburn Alex Kiwomya wins ESAA Junior Boys 200m title. Alex wins the national U15 100m title in 10.98s, and Ben Shields wins the bronze medal in the U17 mens 100m with the same time. Sadly; Ralph Rowbotham - Club stalwart for over 60 years, dies on 14th Sep. Rotherham win the SY Cross Country team championship for the 3rd year in succession.

2011 Club qualifies for the National men's 12 stage road relays championships for the 9th successive year by finishing 22nd in the Northern Championships. Ladies 6 stage team only has two runners (Natalie Grant & Annabelle Grady) Nigel Brookes subsequently appointed as women's endurance team manager, and has impact over the following years. Bens Shields - 2nd ESAA champs 100m at Gateshead (10.84).

2012 Club athletes win 6 individual & 8 team medals (five of them gold) in the Yorkshire veterans XC championships at the Northern Racing College Doncaster. Janet Hindley (F 45), Bob Tintinger (M 60) and Malcolm Palfreyman (M 65) were individual Gold medal winners. Women's team win Yorkshire team silver medals in the Yorkshire XC champs Rotherham women win the Northern 6 stage road relay championships; Jade Allen (2), Natalie Grant (2), Becky Middleton (2), Annabelle Grady (2), Natasha Hatswell (1) and Steph Burns holding on the 1st place ahead of Wakefield's international Charlene Thomas. Jade Allen, Steph Burns, Annabelle Grady & Jenny Blizard win Northern 4 stage road relays at Leigh in September. Rotherham Harrier, Elliot Smales travelled to Nancy in France to compete in the Duathlon 2012 World age group championship on 23rd September, which coincided with his eighteenth birthday. He had qualified for the event by winning his age group (17 - 19 years old) back in the 10th March 2012 at the Dambuster duathlon at Rutland water. Women's team, Rebecca Middleton, Steph Burns & Annabelle Grady win silver medals at the Northern Cross country relay champs

2013 In July, at the ESAA Track & Field Championhsips, Billie-Jo Harris won gold in the Junior girls 100m and Kristie Edwards wins silver in the Inter girls 100m. The U13 girl's team (Mya Taylor, Annabel Johnson & Grace Harris) and the u15 boy's team (Joe Massingham, Declan Walker-Smith & Kane Smith) win bronze medals in the Northern road relays.

Senior women's team win the Yorkshire Road Relay Champs at Don Valley Stadium, Jess Fawcett, Laura Spence, Natasha Hatswell & Steph Burns.
The senior women's cross country relay team (Natasha Hatswell, Steph Burns & Sam Johnson) win the Northern XC relay gold medals.

Richard Harris (O/40 category) and John Comrie (O/50 category) have shown excellent form and both deservedly won selection to represent England in the British & Irish Masters Cross country International event held at Cardiff on the 16th November.

2014 Yorkshire XC Championships.
U13 Boys 8th, U13 Girls 2nd; (Mya Taylor (6), Annabel Johnson (12), Grace Harris (16). U15 boys team win silver team medals: Joe Massingham (4th), Kane Smith (6th) Declan Walker Smith (21st). U15 Girls No Athletes
U17 Men No athletes, U17 Women No Team (1 athlete).
Senior Women's team win Yorkshire XC team title for the second year; Laura Spence (8th), Samantha Johnson (15th), Steph Burns (21st) Robyn Lanceley (22nd)
Northern XC (Knowsley)
U13 Boys 16th, U13 Girls 4th (Mya Taylor (21), Grace Harris (22), Olivia Parkes (54), Annabel Johnson (91).
U15 Boys 11th, U15 Girls No Team
U17 men No Team, U17 Women no Team,
U20 Men No Team (1 athlete), U20 Women 4th; Mary Jenkinson (17), Emma Parkinson (23), Jessica Mangham (33)
Senior Men 9th, Senior Women No Team (3 athletes) Senior women's team win the first ever club ECCA National XC team medals, with bronze, at Wollaton park Nottingham: Samantha Johnson (23), Laura Spence (29), Steph Burns (31) Robyn Lanceley (44).
Women's team win Gold at the Northern XC relays: Annabelle Grady, Samantha Johnson & Robyn Lanceley.

Keelan Wilson tops national rankings for 15 boys 800m (1:59.7) and wins ESAA junior boys title.
Lee Thompson second in Northern U20 outdoor 400m title in 48.95.


2015 Cross Country
U13 Boys 12th, U13 Girls 7th.
U15 Boys 3th, U15 Girls 3rd: Mya Taylor 7th, Ellis Jackson (15), Annabel Johnson (36).
U17 men 4th, U17 Women No Team.
Senior Women's team win Yorkshire XC team title for the third year, Samantha Johnson (5), Robyn Lanceley (7), Jess Fawcett (16) , Jenny Blizard (24). Senior Men 12th.
Northern: Pontefract
U13 Boys 25th, U13 Girls 21st.
U15 Boys 16th, U15 Girls 6th.
U17 Men 5th (Ryan Beale 6th), U17 Women No Team.
U20 Men, No Team (Luke Cotter 15th), U20 Women 5th (Mary Jenkinson 22nd)
Senior Women win the Northern XC team title: Samantha Johnson (14), Robyn Lanceley (20), Annabelle Grady (21), Jess Facett (28). Senior Men 21.
Senior Women's team win bronze team medals in the ECCA National Championships at Parliament Hill. Samantha (19), Annabelle (33), Jess (52) & Robyn (85)
Team wins Bronze medals in the Northern XC relay championships, Bronze in the Northern 6 stage road relays and Gold in the Yorkshire road relay champs.

Lee Thompson wins Northern U20 outdoor 400m title in 48.12.
Amy Gellion wins Yorkshire U17 300m title in 40.71, and is 2nd in the Northern Indoor champs in 41.43.


2016 Lee Thompson is 3rd in the Northern U20 indoor 400m in 49.80, and 2nd in the England Indoor championships with 48.14.
Outdoors Lee wins the Northern title in 47.44 and is 3rd in the England championships with 47.86.
Amy Gellion wins Northern Indoor U17 300m title in 40.86, Yorkshire U17 300m title in 39.75, and is 3rd in the ESSA champs in 39.86.

Cross Country Results
U13 Boys A team 13, B team 21; U13 Girls 8.
U15 Boys 2nd: Matthew Stevens (5), Jack Stokes (11), Oliver Bowater (16). U15 Girls 2nd: Mya Taylor (5), Grace Harris (6),Keiva Rennocks (13) - total 24 pts, equal to winners Hallamshire, but their 3rd runner 9th. Senior Women's team win Yorkshire XC team title for the fourth year; Samantha Johnson (10), Jess Fawcett (12), Emma Parkinson (16), Fiona Davies (20).
Senior Men's team 3rd: Aidan Johnson (11), Luke Cotter (17), Richard Harris (33), Gareth Sampsom (46), Sam Clegg (57), Philip Hoole (64), total 228; behind Leeds City (61) and Hallamshire (81).
Northern, Blackburn
U13 Boys 19th, U13 Girls No Team.
U15 Boys 6th, U15 Girls 3rd: Grace Harris (7), Mya Taylor (37), Keiva Rennocks (51), Ellis Jackson (56) Total 161 pts - winners Liverpool 18 pts!.
U17 Men 6th (Joe Massingham 6th); U17 Women: No Team.
U20 Men No Team, Ryan Beale 6th, Luke Cotter 7th. U20 Women - No Athletes.
Senior Women Bronze team medal winners:- Samantha Johnson (16), Jess Fawcett (25), Emma Parkinson (31), Alina Stepanchuk (39). Senior Men 9th.
Senior Women silver medalists in the Northern XC relays.

Road Relays Senior Women; Gold medal winners in the Yorkshire Road relays champs, Silver medal winners in the Northern 6 stage road relays & Bronze medal winners in the 4 stage road relays.


2017 Amy Gellion wins Yorkshire U20 400m title in 55.45 and ESAA senior girls event in 55.16.

U15 Girls team win Yorkshire XC Champs Silver medals: Lucy Elliott (9), Keiva Rennocks (14), Leah Hayward (20)
U17 Women's team win Gold; Mya Taylor (1), Cyane Robinson (4), Ellis Jackson (20)
Senior Women's team win Yorkshire XC team title for the fifth consecutive year (Zara Knappy (5), Emma Parkinson (10), Steph Burns (11), Fiona Davies (14) - beating Leeds City by 1 point.
Senior Men's tean win Bronze team medals; Elliott Smales (11), Arron Larkin (22), Richard Harris (29), Sam Clegg (42), Philip Hoole (57), Gareth Sampson (59).
Senior Women's team win silver team medals in the Northern XC champs, Gold in the Northern 6 stage:- Zara Knappy (4), Emma Parkinson(4), Steph Burns (2), Sophie Cowper (1), Jenny Blizard (1) & Natasha Hatswell (1); and bronze in the Northern 4 stage road relays :- Zara Knappy (18), Jenny Blizard (6), Samantha Johnson (4), Sophie Cowper (3).
Mya Taylor wins Northern U17 women's XC championship at Knowsley.

Medal haul for Janice MacWilliam and Paula Fisher at Word Masters Duathlon in Canada include age group sprint golds


2018 Club Team successeses in the Yorkshire XC Champs:-
Senior Men finish 2nd team, 23 points behind Leeds City (77 points):- Elliot Smales (11), Joe Massingham (13), Arron Larkin (17, Steven Simms (24), Richard Harris (25), Lee Milburn (34).
Senior Women 3rd Team, behind winners Leeds (26) & Hallamshire (31) :- Natasha Hatswell (5), Zara Knappy (8) Emma Parkinson (14), Smantha Johnson (15), Total 42.
Rotherham B team finish 4th

U17 Women win 1st Team:- Cyane Robinson (2), Mya Taylor (3), Emma Ball (14)
U13 Boys 3rd Team:- Josh Gilbert (17), George Browne (19), Daniel Hutson (26)

Club Team successeses in the Northern XC Champs (Harewood):-
Senior Men 8th team
Senior Women 3rd team, behind Leeds City (39) Sale (41):- Sophie Cowper (10), Natasha Hatswell (12), Emma Parkinson (29), Zara Knappy (30) total 81.
U17 Women 3rd team, behind Vale Royal (54) and Liverpool (78):- Mya Taylor (4), Cyane Robinson (6), Emma Ball (30), Keiva rennocks (57), total 97
U15 Boys 1st team tied on points (186) with Hallamshire but 1st as our 4th scorer was ahead of their 4th :- Elliott Morton (12), William Beaton (32), Joshua Wragg (42) Sam Gilson (100).
U13 Boys 5th Team, U13 Girls 9th

Natasha Hatswell selected for Northern Team for the Home Countries international, and finishes 6th at Wollaton Park, Nottingham.

Northern Womens 6 Stage Road relays (Birkenhead Park)
Team finish 2nd Behind Leeds City, Jenny Blizard (4), Steph Burns (3), Emma Parkinson (4), Sophie Cowper (2), Zara Knappy (2) Samantha Johnson (2).

Men's 12 stage team finish 11th (6th consecutive year inside the first 15 teams) and qualify for the National ERRA champs for the 13th consecutive year.
National ERRA 6 stage relays
Womens team win first ever National relay road medals finishing 3rd behind Leeds City and Cambridge & Coleridge:- Samantha Johnson (12), Natasha Hatswell (3 - 5th fastest), Zara Knappy (5), Hayley Carruthers (3), Nicola Devine (3) Sophie Cowper (3).
ERRA 4 stage relays team finish 4th


2019 Yorkshire Cross Country: Lightwater Valley
U13 Boy's team finish 5th team, U13 Girls finish 1st Team: Marci Walsh (4), Amelia Topliss (7), Evie Thomson (18).
Cyane Robinson wins Junior Women's championship.
Senior Women finish second team behind Leeds City; Nicola Devine (2), Natasha Hatswell (5), Samantha Hughes (12), Fiona Davies (23).
Senior men win Senior Men's team award ahead of Leeds City in 2nd and Hallamshire 3rd:- Luke Cotter (5), Elliott Smales (6), Lee Milburn (12), Arron Larkin (16), Jonathan Johnson (20),Joe Massingham (22).
Northern Cross Country: Pontefract.
U13 Boys team 6th, U13 Girl's team 2nd, behind Middlesborough:- Olivia Bell (8), Amelia Topliss (15), Marci Walsh (31), Evie Thomson (49).
U15 Boy's team 6th, (Joshua Wragg 9th.
U17 Women's team 6th (Molly Platts 4th), U20 Men - Joe Massingham 4th (No Team).
Senior Mens Team 7th; Senior Women's Team 2nd behind Leeds City (31 pts):- Nicola Devine (10), Lori Handbury (13), Natasha Hatswell (15), Jenny Blizard (29): total 67pts.
The above performances justify selection for the North team for the event in Rotselaar, Belgium for Nicola, Lori, & Natasha.
Medal list for duathlon(2)


2020 Yorkshire Cross Country: Lightwater Valley
U13 Boy's Team 6th team, (Owen Haffner 6th) & "B" Team 8th (1st B Team). U13 Girls 2nd; Lilia Harris (4), Mischa Walsh (7), Katie Battle (20).
U15 Boy's Team 2nd; Zak Ferguson (10), Josh Gilbert (11), Luke Parker (15). U15 Girls Team 2nd: Olivia Bell (7), Amelia Topliss (16), Evie Thomson (22). "B" Team 7th (1st B Team)
U17 Men No Athletes; U17 Women No Athletes.
U20 Men No Athletes; U20 Women No Team; Cyane Robinosn 1st, Keiva Rennocks 2nd.
Senior Men 3rd Team; Lee Milburn (8), Luke Cotter (10), Elliott Smales (18), Arron Larkin (24), Joe Massingham (35), Gareth Sampson (41). Senior Women 4th.

Northern XC, Bedale.
U13 Boys 7th, U13 Girls 2nd; Mischa Walsh (7), Lilia Harris (17), Layla Roden (28), Emily Bott (50)
U15 Boys 5th, U15 Girls 5th,
U17 Men No Team (3 athletes), U17 Women No Team (No athletes)
U20 Men No Team (no athletes) U20 Women 1st Team; Cyane Robinson (5), Keiva Rennocks (10) Emily Holden (31). Beat Gateshead by 1 point!!
Senior Men 9th team; Senior Women 7th Team.

English XC Champs 6 complete teams :- U13 girls 10th, U13 boys 21st, U15 girls team 13th, U15 boys team 26th,Senior men 37th, Jun women 6th
. Northern U13 & U15 Indoor Track & Field champs; 6 club athletes competing, three achieved individual silver medals Layla Roden in the U13 Girls 800m, Zak Ferguson in the U15 Boys 800m, and Matthew France in the U15 Boys 200m.

The National lockdown for the Covid pandemic started in March and there were no further competitive championships or events held. Club training continued in small "lockdown compliant" groups.


2021 The national lockdown continued to delay the resumption of athletics events although some Covid secure competitions did begin around March 2021. In the "closed" confines of Kew Gardens Rosie Edwards finished 3rd in the Olympic selection 12 lap race, with a time of 2:31.56.
Competition returned to Herringthorpe Staidum in May when the club hosted the first fixture in the Northern Track & Field league, the club finished 2nd behind City of Sheffield & Dearne.
The Yorkshire Track & Field Champs were held in September; The 22 medals won by club athletes, (showing the improved club performance following the well organised pandemic training programme) were:-
Gold: Zak Ferguson, U17 1500m, Lilia Harris U15 1500m, Isla Kerr U15 Discus, Henry Parker U15 300m (new CBP), Layla Roden U13 800m (new CBP), Evie Thomson U17 300m (new CBP)
Silver: Zoe Ashurst U20 100m Hurdles, Olivia Bell U17 300m, Emily Bott U15 1500m, Elliott Morton U20 1500m, Lucy Rebori U17 100m, Beth Taylor Senior 400m Hurdles, Mya Taylor Senior 1500m.
Bronze: Zoe Ashhurst U20 400m Hurdles, Katie Battle U15 800m, Hannah Fletcher-Poole Senior 1500m, Josh Gilbert U17 800m, Isla Kerr U15 Javelin and Shot, Lucy Rebori U17 200m, Beth Taylor Senior 800m, Amelia Topliss U17 3000m.
Area U20 and senior Track & field Champs: 3 gold medal winners - Lucy Forrest wins the U20 Midlands Hammer event, Elliott Morton won the Northern U20 men's 5000m event, and Ellie Booker senior women's 200m final. Sophie Cowper, bronze medal in the senior women's 5000m.
Northern U13, U15 & U17 Track & field Championships: Fifteen of the clubs young athletes competed, with seven of those managing to win medals as follows:-
Gold: Caitlin McCloy U15 girl's 800m; Angelique Abberley U17 Women's 300m; Henry Parker U15 boy's 300m.
Silver: Lilia Harris U15 girl's 1500m; Evie Thomson U17 Women's 1500m
Bronze: Isla Kerr U15 girl's discus; Emily Bott U15 girl's 800m; Henry Parker U15 boy's 200m.
Ten club athletes selected for the regional teams for the London Mini marathon, nine in the Yorkshire team and one in the East Midlands team.
Northern XC relay championships: U13 girls team 3rd, u15 girls 1st (B team 6th). U17 men 5th, U17 Women 2nd (Evie Thomson running the fastest time), Senior Women 2nd, Senior men 6th.
England Under 15 & Under 17 National Track & Field Championships. 5 athletes competed, Lilia Harris winning silver in the U15 girls 1500m, Evie Thomson 4th in the U17 1500m, Maisy Heggie 7th in the U17 300m hurdles & Caitlin McCloy 7th in the U15 girls 800m.
Northern Autumn road relays: U13 boys 15th, U13 girls 2nd (B team 9th), U15 boys 6th, U15 girls 1st (B team 3rd, C team 14th), U17 men 3rd, U17 women 2nd, senior women 2nd (B team 23rd) senior men 22nd.
Emgland Autumn road relays: U13 boys 31st, U13 girls 3rd (B team 12th), U15 boys 37th, U15 girls 2nd (B team 7th), U17 men 18th, U17 women 5th ( B team 28th), senior women 10th (B team 21st), senior men 31st.


2022 Yorkshire XC: The club topped the medal table with a total of 13 individual and team medals.
The individual Gold medal winners were:- Graihagh Turner (U13 Girls), Evie Thomson (U17 women) and Zak Ferguson (U17 men).
The club team gold medal winners were:- U13 Girls (Graihagh Turner 1st, Grace Igoe 3rd & Layla Roden 4th), U15 Girls (Lilia Harris 2nd, Issy Waugh 3rd & Annabelle Sibley 6th), U17 Women (Evie Thomson 1st, Amelia Topliss 13th & Bobbie Waugh 14th) U17 men (Zak Ferguson 1st, Luke Parker 11th & Josh Gilbert 20th).
Individual Silver medal winners were:- Lilia Harris (U15 girls) Elliott Morton (U20 men).
Individual Bronze medal winners were:- Grace Igoe (U13 girls) & Issy Waugh (U15 girls).
Both senior teams won bronze team medals.
A total of 21 club athletes were selected to represent their county in the Inter Counties event (13 Yorkshire, 4 Derbyshire and 4 Nottinghamshire)
Northern XC U13 girls 2nd Team (Grace Igoe, 1st Graihagh Tyurner 4th, Layla Roden 6th,Emmie Surgey 34th).
U15 girls 1st team (Lilia Harris 2nd, Issy Waugh 3rd, Caitlin McCloy 9th, Emily Bott 16th)
U17 women 2nd Team (Evie Thomson 4th, Anna Maddocks 32, Amelia Topliss 34, Marci Walsh 64)
Senior Men 10th team, Senior Women 7th team.
England XC Issy Waugh convincingly wins U15 girls race - some 42 years after the last club individual medal winner at this level - a certain Peter Elliott - who won the U17 (youths, as it them was) race at Leicester in 1980.
Lilia Harris also secured a well deserved individual bronze medal in the same race, these two were backed up by Caitlin McCloy in 26th and Katie Battle in 31st, gave the team the same team score as Wreake & Soar Valley, whose 4 counter finished 3 places ahead of Katie to give them the gold team medals.
The U17 women's team were 5th team led home by Evie Thomson in 9th place; the U13 girls team were 6th - led hone by Grace Igoe in 10th.
The mens team finished 33rd team
Northern cross country relays: U13 girls 2nd Team (Maya Schofield fastest time, Grace Igoe 2nd fastest); U15 girls 1st team (Katie Battle 5th fastest); U17 women 1st team, (with 4 athletes inside the 10 fastest times)
England XC relay Champs: the club had 15 complete teams; U17 Women: A team 3rd, B team 43rd;U13 Boys: A team 26th, U13 girls: A team 6th B team 62nd, Junior Men: A team 14th, U17 men: A team 1st B team 28th C team 55th,
U15 Girls: A team 3rd B team 44th, U15 Boys A team 26th, Senior Women: A team 26th B team 50th, Senior Men: A team 26th B team 79th.
North of England Track & Field Age group Championships. Fourteen club athletes had entered track events and one a field event, and were rewarded with two Gold medals (Lilia Harris U17 women's 1500m, and Caitlin McCloy U17 women's 800m);
three Silver medals (Layla Roden U15 girl's 800m, Olivia Bell U15 girl's 300m, Zak Ferguson U17 men's 1500m),
and two Bronze medals (Evie Thomson U17 women's 3000m and Jakub Patyk U17 men's High Jump).
England U15 & U17 Track & Field Champs:12 club athletes were competing at the highest level of competition open to them - with 7 of the 12 qualifying for a place in the final.
That in itself is a significant club achievement, but the fact that 3 won national medals, with Caitlin McCloy winning the U17 women's 800m Gold, Lilia Harris winning 1500m U17 National silver, and Olivia Bell getting a Bronze medal in the U17 women's 300m, represents a huge achievement for the club.
Henry Parker & Layla Roden both set new PBs in the Championships.
North of England Autumn Road Relay Championships: We won two gold team medals - U15 Girls and U17 Women, two silver team medals U13 girls and U17 men, The U15 girls team were 4th and the first B team.
Two of our athletes topped the fastest times table; Maya Schofield in the U13 girl's race and Zak Ferguson in the U17 men's race.
English National 6/4/3 stage road relay championships: Another milestone in club performance terms with 15 complete team in the national event.
Maya Schofield was 7th = fastest in the U13 girls; In the U15 girls race Issy Waugh set the 5th fastest time when she brought our "A" team home in 3rd. gaining 5 places; Graihagh Turner ran the 9th= fastest time on the first leg for our "B" team; Zak Ferguson set the 2nd fastest time in the U17 mens race, just 2 seconds slower than the fastest time set.
The best team performances came from the U17 men's "A" team, where Zak Ferguson, Jonson Hughes and Sonny Boy Hughes beat Morpeth Harriers to reverse the earlier Northern result, and the U15 Girls "A" team, Katie Battle, Grace Igoe and Issy Waugh won Bronze medals.
London Mini- Marathon: The Yorkshire and Humberside team of 36 included 15 athletes from Rotherham Harriers - by far the greatest number the club has ever had; In addition to those 15 Caitin McCloy was selected for the East Midlands team..


2023 SY XC League: Best club performance award for the junior team, we had a total of ten individual championship medals won, with one gold and one silver championship team medals, and 14 medals for the best individual performances across the series.
County XC Champ: The Yorkshire event returned to Lightwater Valley.
The club again topped the medal table ahead of Keighley & Craven in 2nd & City of York in 3rd.
Graihagh Turner (U15 Girls) and Jonson Hughes (U17 Men) were our only gold medal winners.
The club team gold medal winners were:- U15 Girls (Graihagh Turner 1st , Grace Igoe 4th & Katie Battle 5th ), U17 Women ( Evie Thomson 4th Lilia Harris 5th , Emily Bott 10th ). U17 men (Jonson Hughes 1st , SonnyBoy Hughes 2nd & Luke Parker 12th.
The U15 boys team won bronze team medals: Mikey Bacon 9th Rocco Hughes 13th and Theo Armitage 34th
Other Individual Silver medal winners were:- Maya Schofield U13 girls
Both senior teams finshed 4th
It is important to remember that it isn't just the above named athletes who help seal the team wins. All the club athletes who ran play their part by beating team scorers from other clubs, wherever they finish, and we are grateful to all who ran in a tremendous turn out from the club.

Area XC Champs Blackburn
U15 Girls 1st team 21 pts, 2nd Salford 81, 3rd Warrington 122.
1st Isabella Waugh 16:44, 2 Grace Igoe 16:47, 8 Katie Battle 17:35, 10 Graihagh Turner 17:46, 38 Layla Roden 18:55, 46 Annabelle Sibley 19:13, 61 Harper Tompkin 19:39, 85 Martha Hazlehurst 20:26.
Maya Schofield had a great run to come through from 6th place at the top of the hill to take second place and get the silver individual medal. The U15 boys team were surprise winners of a bronze team medal, with Will Platts added to the trio who won bronze medals at the Yorkshire event
The club performance individually and in team terms was strong, with 4 of our teams in the top 5 clubs in the North.
Individually Evie Thomson, and Jonson Hughes were 4th, just outside the medals; Sonny Boy Hughes was 7th in the U17 men's race and Sam Gilson was 7th in the Junior men's race.
U17 Men 5th Team 148 pts, Senior Men 13th Team, Senior Women 4th Team.

National XC Champs Bolesworth Castle, Chester
This was the first time this venue had been used, and we again had a good club entry.
The U15 girls team won team gold with 85 points beating Liverpool Harriers who had 117, The team placings were Grace Igoe 5th, Issy Waugh 13th, Katie Battle 26th and Graihagh Turner 44th.
The U13 girls team finished 8th, Maya Schofield 15th, Esme Milbourne 46th, Hayley Bacon 48th and Rosalie Bailey 105th. Esther Lovell was 145th. The U17 men’s team were 9th, with Sonny Boy Hughes 7th, Jonson Hughes 10th, Luke Parker 84th and Jack Williams 209th
Individually Sam Gilson had a great run to finish 15th in the Junior men’s race, and Lilia Harris was 16th In the U17 women’s race. The senior women’s team were 11th team with Mya Taylor 53rd and Ellen McLeod 58th. CAU XC Champs Prestwold Hall

Continuing the Harriers successful season, we had a record breaking total of 23 athletes selected for the county teams (17 Yorkshire, 3 Derbyshire and 3 Notts). 19 of those 23 were fit and well and competed on the day, and with several winning team medals, and their performances again showed the club strength.
Yorkshire had 3 team gold medals; U20 women, U17 women and U 15 girls. Lilia Harris, in her first year as an U17, was the third scorer in the under 17 team and Graihagh Turner and Grace Igoe were first and second scorers in the U15 girls team.

12 & 6 stage Northern Road relays
The venue for the 2023 event was again the sea front at Marske, with a very cold northeasterly wind meaning cold and wet conditions for the club athletes competing.
The Young athlete 5K races started the event programme, followed by the relay events. The women's 6 stage event had long relay legs of 9K on legs 1 & 4 and the men's long legs were 1, 3, 5, & 7. The short legs were all 5K long.
Rotherham Harriers had two competitors in both the U15 boys and U17 men's races, with Jonson Hughes securing an individual Silver medal in the U17 men's event.
The Rotherham men's relay team had a solid 10th place finishing position, and this meant they qualified for the National event (in 2 weeks time) for the 16th consecutive year, a testament to the work done by Pete Shaw, the men's team manager, over that period.

Mens 12 stage Results
1 Morpeth Harriers & Ac 4:00:48
2 Hallamshire Harriers Sheffield 'A' 4:02:11
3 Leeds City AC 'A' 4:02:32
10 Rotherham Harriers & Ac 4:18:39

Women's 6 stage Results
1 Blackburn Harriers & Ac 2:20:52
2 Salford Harriers & Ac 'A' 2:21:07
3 Leeds City AC 2:21:15
6 Rotherham Harriers & Ac 2:24:46

National 12 & 6 stage relays
Women's 6 stage result
1 Leeds City Ac ‘A’ 2:10:49
2 Thames Valley Harriers ‘A’ 2:12:37
3 Salford Harriers & Ac 2:13:37
12 Rotherham Harriers & Ac 2:21:00 (4th Northern club)

Men's 12 stage result
1 Central AC 4:09:54
2 Highgate Harriers ‘A’ 4:10:38
3 Kent AC ‘A’ 4:10:50
35 Rotherham Harriers & AC 4:42:46 (9th Northern club)

Northern Autumn Road Relays: The 2023 event was held in Birkenhead park, Liverpool, with the club having a total of 15 teams entered in 7 of the age categories (we had no U13 boys team).The races are for teams of 3 for all the younger age groups, 4 for the senior women and 6 for the senior men.
The club team and individual performances were impressive: Seven of the fifteen race teams finished in the first 10; the U17 women's team won gold team medals and the U15 boy's team won bronze team medals; two of our athletes ran the fastest recorded times (Jonson Hughes in the U17 men, and Issy Waugh in the U17 women) and the men’s team qualified for the 16th consecutive year for the National event - on the 7th October. Siblings Mikey & Haley Bacon showed a significant improved performance as Mikey was 3rd fastest in the U15 boy's race, and Haley 5th = fastest in the U13 girl's race.
The significant effect of our club’s young athlete coaches development work was the fact that we had multiple teams in the U15 and U17 age groups.

Club team results
U13 girls 10th, U15 Boys A team 3rd 31:47, B team 17th 34:55. U15 Girls A team 4th 35:02, B team 10th 37:43, C team 30th 43:37. U17 Men A team 7th 37:15, B team 23rd 42:01, C team 24th 42:02.
U17 Women A team 1st 41:54, B team 6th (1st B team) 47:24, Senior & junior Men A team 12th 1:34:17,
B team 45th 1:41:06. Senior & junior Women: A team 5th 1:11:33, B team 34th 1:23.11.

National 6, 4 & 3 stage road relays
We again had teams in all the age group races except U13 boys.
U13 Girls 48th 55.31; U15 Boys A team 12th 39.22, B team 53rd 43.16; U15 Girls A team 6th 43.06, B team 22nd 46.16, C team 51st 52.02; U17 Men A team 22nd 37.57, B team 41st 40.00, C team 70th 44.29; U17 Women A team 4th 42.26, B team 20th 46.15. Senior men 48th (9th Northern team) 1:56.02. Senior women A team 18th 1:02.19; B team incomplete (3 runners)
Thanks for the work done by our team managers and the club coaches, to achieve the excellent year’s results
In addition to the above club performances, it is also worth mentioning that the KMR series has resumed this year following the pandemic cessation, and that Becky Marsden has taken over as club organiser (from Peter Humphries). The entry numbers showed a significant increase over the previous levels, showing that the series remains popular with the club runners


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