CLUB HISTORY

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David Grindley- 400m

is a British former 400 metres track and field athlete who reached the final of the men's individual 400 metres (where he placed sixth) and won bronze in the men's 4 x 400 metres relay in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

His personal best for the 400 metres is 44.47 seconds and is the fastest time by a British teenager.

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Jenny Meadows - 800m

Jenny needs no introduction a multi medal winning international athlete.  We are very proud to have such a talented athlete in our ranks, especially as she came to us aged seven and three quarters and has forged a magnificent career all under the Wigan Harriers banner.

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Angie Thorp- Hurdles

Angie holds both a Club and was the British Record holder for the 100 metre hurdles which she set on 29th July 1996 at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA. She now works for the Fire Service in Yorkshire

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Susan Jones- High Jump

Susan Jones (now Moncrieff) is the former British Record holder in the High Jump. Her personal best of 1.95m saw her top the rankings for years, as well as picking up a commonwealth silver medal.

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Hayley Jones- Sprinter

Hayley Jones (now Mills) a Great Britain representative who won Bronze as part of the women's 4 x 100m relay at the world championships. Hayley also shone as a junior in the sprints taking European titles in the 200m as well as the 4 x 100m in 2007. 

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Colette  Doran - Javelin

Colette is the Deaf British Record Holder in Javelin 39m25 as well as being a European Silver Medalist 

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Phyllis Smith- 400m

Phylis Smith (now Watt, born 29 September 1965) is a female former sprinter from Great Britain who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay in Barcelona 1992. In 1994, she won a European Championships bronze medal in the 400 metres.

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Craig Winrow- 800m

Craig represented Great Britain at the 1996 Summer Olympics reaching the semifinals. He represented England in the 800 metres event, at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in VictoriaBritish ColumbiaCanada.

His personal bests in the event are 1:45.23 outdoors (Rome 1996) and 1:47.78 indoors (Glasgow 1994). He also won World and European medals as a junior 

Sharon Walls- Hurdles

Great Britain hurdler Sharon Walls was an U23 international. Unfortunately injury cut Sharon's competitive career short. But thankfully her talent in the sport did not do to waste. Sharon went into coaching, learnt new events and coached an English Schools Champion, National Champion and Great Britain International.

Gillian Hitchen-  High Jump

Gillian Hitchen (now Cadman) was a National Champion after winning the 1978 UK Athletics Championships title in the high jump.

She represented England in the high jump, at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in EdmontonAlbertaCanada.

Kirsty Hunter- Sprinter

Kirsty was the World Youth Games Champion in 2000 at the 100m. The games, organised by the International Blind Sporting Association. Kirsty was trained by Wigan sprint coach Don Moss, and in the long jump by International coach Peter Warden.

Have we missed someone? This page is very much in progress please do not be offended if we have missed you or someone you know off. We would love to hear from you. If you, or anyone you know, is a retired Great Britain International then please head to our contact us page and send us a message.