Enfield and Haringey Athletic Club

Enfield and Haringey Athletic Club is an athletics club based in North London. The club has tracks in two locations; Lee Valley Athletics Centre and New River Stadium.

HistoryEdit

Enfield and Haringey AC was formed in 1999 with the merger of Borough of Enfield Harriers (BoEH) and Haringey AC. BoEH was created in 1965 by the amalgamation of Enfield AC, founded 1920, and Ponders End AC (1922). Haringey AC was originally Southgate Harriers, a club formed in 1932 by a breakaway group from the Southgate & Wood Green Sports Association. In 1974, Southgate AC moved its HQ from Broomfield Park to White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre and adopted the title Haringey & Southgate AC which was later shortened to Haringey AC. [1]

HonoursEdit

Senior Men:

  • British Athletics League
    • First place: 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993
    • Second place: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1992
    • Third place: 1985, 1995
  • European Champion Clubs Cup
    • Second place: 1992
    • Third place: 1985, 2008
  • National U17 Champions for 8 successive years
  • National U20 Champions for 9 successive years
  • European U20 Champions in 2003 and finalists for past 7 years.

Most recently, National Young Athletes League Final, September 2006. In doing so, stopping the three year strangle hold on the title by Blackheath and Bromley Harriers.

Notable athletesEdit

Enfield and Haringey AC, and while under its former names, has produced a considerable number of successful athletes. [2][3]

OlympiansEdit

Athlete Country Events Olympics Medals
Paul Valle 200 meters 1948
John Giles   shot put 1948 & 1952
Stan Cox   10000 meters & marathon 1948 & 1952
John Wrighton[4]   400 meters 1960
Gerry McIntyre   marathon 1960
Alan Lerwill[5]   long jump 1968 & 1972
Geoff Capes[6]   shot put 1972, 1976 & 1980
Roy Mitchell[7]   long jump 1976
Gary Oakes[8]   400-meter hurdles 1980

 

Heather Oakes[9]   4x100 meter relay 1980 & 1984

  

Sebastian Coe[10]   800 meters & 1500 meters 1980 & 1984    

   

Keith Stock[11]   pole vault 1984
Roald Bradstock   javelin throw 1984 & 1988
John Herbert   triple jump 1984 & 1988
Matthew Mileham   hammer throw 1984 & 1988
Mike McFarlane   4x100 meters relay 1988

 

Brian Whittle   400 meters 1988
Tony Jarrett   110 meters hurdles 1988, 1992 & 2000
Steve Crabb   1500 meters 1988 & 1992
Dalton Grant   high jump 1988, 1992 & 1996
Simon Williams   discus throw 1992
Shaun Pickering[12]   shot put 1996


OtherEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A Potted History of Enfield & Haringey AC". Enfield & Haringey AC. Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ "The golden years of Haringey AC are officially celebrated". Inside the games. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Carrying the Torch: Haringey's Olympic History". Haringey Council. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. ^ John Wrighton at Power of 10
  5. ^ Alan Lerwill at Power of 10
  6. ^ Geoff Capes at Power of 10
  7. ^ Roy Mitchell at Power of 10
  8. ^ Gary Oakes at Power of 10
  9. ^ Heather Oakes at Power of 10
  10. ^ Seb Coe at Power of 10
  11. ^ Keith Stock at Power of 10
  12. ^ Shaun Pickering at Power of 10
  13. ^ Groom, Graham. The complete book of the common wealth games. Lulu press. ISBN 978-1-291-57638-2.

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