Enfield and Haringey Athletic Club

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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.

History[edit]

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]

Honours[edit]

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 athletes[edit]

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

Olympians[edit]

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

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

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Sebastian Coe [10] United Kingdom 800 meters & 1500 meters 1980 & 1984 Gold medal icon (G initial).svg Gold medal icon (G initial).svg

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

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

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  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 profile at Power of 10
  5. ^ Alan Lerwill profile at Power of 10
  6. ^ Geoff Capes profile at Power of 10
  7. ^ Roy Mitchell profile at Power of 10
  8. ^ Gary Oakes profile at Power of 10
  9. ^ Heather Oakes profile at Power of 10
  10. ^ Seb Coe profile at Power of 10
  11. ^ Keith Stock profile at Power of 10
  12. ^ Shaun Pickering profile 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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