Last weekend, Dartford Harriers athletes took to the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford for the County Championships, successfully navigating both COVID restrictions and the May showers.
In what has been a challenging year for everyone, many athletes have been eagerly anticipating a sense of normality and the return of Track and Field Competition. With a huge commitment from KCAA officials, the County Championships were able to take place. Kent was the first county in the country to have been given an England Athletics Competition Licence to run their event. Despite all mitigations in place to deliver the event safely, the one element that couldn’t be controlled was the weather, which led to a rather wet start during the opening events.
Nevertheless, a number of Dartford Harriers Athletes were out in force, achieving a medal haul totalling 18, and a range of strong performances. A particular mention to Kai Barham and Timi Babatunde who broke two longstanding club records in the U17 Hammer Throw and Discus Throw, respectively. Further, congratulations to Oluwafemi Segun who has now achievd the national qualifying standard for
|Kai Barham||U17||HT||59.31||PB + CR|
|Timi Babatunde||U17||DT||41.49||PB + CR|
In addition to our medalists, the athletes below defied the challenging training conditions of the last year to set new personal bests;
A final thanks to all the supporters, including officials, parents and carers who supported the championships. Without their support, it would not be possible to deliver the event.
You can see a selection of images provided by our members below.