Track and field teams Summer 2019

The track and field season runs from April through to September each year. The club provides competition for athletes of all ages and standards through its teams which are entered in a variety of national, regional and local league competitions. In addition there are various Open meetings (not team competitions) which are typically advertised/listed in Power of Ten:  (Athletics Weekly)  magazine or on club notice-board at Hornchurch. Athletes can also enter Essex, South of England, East of England or National (England Athletics) Championships, where necessary subject to reaching qualifying standards. 

A brief explanation of our track and field teams and the leagues they compete in is set out below. All leagues (apart from YDL - U17/U20) are made up of teams with two athletes (A & B strings) in each event, with a full events programme:

  • Men's British Athletics League (National Div 2) The senior men's team regained their British League status in 2009 after five years out of the national scene. The division comprises eight teams who compete against each other in four fixtures during the summer. The team were promoted to National 2 Division for 2018 and retained their place. In 2019 we will face Bristol & West, Chelmsford, Crawley, Glasgow City, Herne Hill, Kingston &  Notts AC,  Team Manager: Peter Estcourt

  • UK Women's League (Division 2) This is the club's seventeenth successive season in this National League which provides competition for Senior & Junior (U20) Ladies only. We regained our position in Division 2 for 2019 season.  The competition structure and promotion/ relegation arrangements involves eight clubs who compete against each other in three fixtures during the summer. The opposition in summer 2019 will be: Bristol & West, Sheffield & Dearne, Enfield & Haringey, Nene valley, Newham & Essex, Sale Harriers (Manchester) & City of Glasgow. Team Manager: Tony Benton

 

  • Southern Athletics League (Division 2) This league provides competition for Senior & U20 Men & Ladies and U17s can also compete. There are 16 clubs who meet each other once in five fixtures through the season, with the top and bottom teams usually going up or down.  We entered this new league in summer 2011 and in 2019 we are in Division 2.  Team Manager: Kevin White (Men) & Irene Brennan (Women)

 
  • Youth Development League - U17s & U20s- (South Premier 2) This new league started in summer 2013 bringing together the former National Junior League format with Under 17s from the former National Young Athletes' League. We have been promoted to Southern Premier Division where our opponents in 2019 will be  Blackheath & Bromley, Crawley AC, Reading AC, Shaftesbury Barnet & Windsor SE&H. There are four league fixtures and the divisional winner is promoted to Southern Premier 1 Division. Team Managers: Gary Atkins (men) & Susan Wright (Women)

 

  • Youth Development League - U13s & U15s - (South Premier 1) This new league started in summer 2013 replacing the National Young Athletes' League. We were promoted in successive years and are now in the highest possible division - Southern Premier where our opponents in 2019 will be Blackheath & Bromley, Croydon, Herne Hill, Reading & Tonbridge There are four league fixtures. Team Managers: Jerry Canty, Jonathan Hart, Joanne Day & TBC (U13G)

 

 

 

  • Eastern Young Athletes League This regional league brings together boys and girls from clubs all around East Anglia in five fixtures throughout the summer. With non-scoring events running alongside the scoring events there are opportunities for athletes of all standards to compete and stake a place in the team. The top six teams in the Division compete in the end of season Trophy Final - which Havering won in 2018. Team Managers: Paula Ramsden, Martin Chester, Jerry Canty, Clare Dixon, Joanne Day & Steve Evans

 

For details of summer 2019 fixtures click here.  

Cross Country and Road Race teams

From October throughout the winter the club takes part in the Essex Cross Country League which offers competition for runners of all standards from 11 year olds to veterans. The club also enters teams in various road races and relays and county, regional and national championships. For the club winter fixtures click here