1990s to Present

Most recently the club has had success with Pippa Woolven representing her country in the Steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country International. 

Kirsten Stilwell won Gold in the Junior Girls 1500m at the English Schools Championship 2017.

And in 2018 the Senior Women won the South of England Cross Country Relay Championships. 

Pippa Woolven was selected to represent GB at the European Cross Country Champs 2018 and was part of the Silver medal winning team.

The 1980s

In February 1980 Tracey along with Elise Lyon won their respective age groups in the Women’s National Cross Country Championships in Rugeley, Stafford, the second year running for Tracey. In march 1981, Tracey, Yvette, Sarah, Elise and Christine Rowe won the National Junior Cross Country team prize in Andover.

In June 1982 Elise Lyon won the gold medal in the 1500M at the World Schools Games in France. A few days later she was picked to represent Scotland in the Celtic Games. Elise was voted the Sportsmail Athlete of the Month that year.

Whilst these girls were doing their thing Gareth Brown was beginning to make his mark in the 400 and 800M. Gareth would eventually run for Wales.

Kerry Blackburn was selected to run the 400M for the UK senior team at the Cosford  indoor meeting having previously represented his country at the Junior level.

The 1970s

Successes started to come thick and fast during the mid- Seventies onwards when a crop of talented young athletes helped to raise its profile. 

Jackie Priest won the Girl’s National cross Country title in 1974

In November 1978 Tracey Gleed won her age group in the Mike Sculley Trophy races in Bristol. Tracey also “shone” in the Southern Road relays in Aldershot along with Sarah and Yvette Hague. Both of those sisters later ran outstandingly well in the World Orienteering Championships coming first in their age groups.

1912 - WPH founded

Early records show that Wycombe Phoenix Harriers was formed by local man Charles Allen in 1910 and that it staged a “Magnificent Meeting” of athletics at the High Wycombe Cricket Ground in September 1912 under the auspices of the AAA and the NCU. That fixture attracted 430 entries in the 59 races and offered prizes worth £100. During the following 50 years, the club expanded and, by the 1970s, was beginning to make a name for itself at road and cross country.