Themba Luhanathemba luhana athlete profile 2

Date of Birth : 08/03/93

Place of Birth : Johannesburg, South Africa

Event : 100m Hurdles


Themba Luhana has been a member of Rugby & Northampton AC since starting in the Northampton Sprints squad as an U13.

Competing regularly for the Club in the National Young Athletes League, National Junior League and then Senior League doing 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump, high jump as well as the hurdles; Themba will willingly compete in whatever event is asked of him.

2008 was the breakthrough year for Themba focusing on the 100m hurdles winning the Northamptonshire County Championships (setting a championship record) and reaching the final of the ESAA Championships. He then went on to win bronze in the England Athletics U17 Championships before being selected for East Midlands in the UK Schools Games and this time took the gold medal.

2009 brought continued success with the highlight being his win at the ESAA Championships in Sheffield. Themba was selected and competed for the Great Britain youth team in Finland and earlier in the season broke his own Northamptonshire County Championship record.

International Honours

Great Britain – European Youth Olympic Festival, Finland July 2009

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Personal Bests

100m Hurdles 12.93
110m Hurdles 14.01
60m Hurdles 8.09
60m 7.29
100m 11.5
200m 23.4


Championship Bests

English Schools Championships 2009 100m Hurdles 1st
Midland Counties Championships (U18M) 2009 110m Hurdles 2nd
Northamptonshire County Championships 2009 100m hurdles 100m 200m 1st
Midland Counties Indoor Championships 2009 110m Hurdles 1st
Aviva England Athletics Indoor Championships 2009 60m Hurdles 1st
UK Schools Games 2009 100m Hurdles 1st