Results Roundup

Results Roundup

Smalls continues his great from Colchester Harriers Allen Smalls has been on top form this year winning numerous off Road Marathons. For a change Smalls went to the Lake District to take part in the famous Coniston 14 a hilly road race. Smalls was pleased with his time of 1.22 for 5th place, as he continues his warm up for the Northumbrian 100 mile race in May. Fay Smalls also competed and ran a good 2:17. Thurston 10km At the Thurston 10km Paul Preston was 12th in 36:45 with Tom Cresswell 18th in 37:42. Malcolm Statham ran his 193rd Marathon at the Daffodil Dawdle in 4:10. Park... read more

Essex Road Relays

Huge haul of medals for Harriers Harriers weekend got off well with over 55 runner Colin Ridley coming home silver Medalist in the national Veteran XC Championships held in Liverpool, in a sprint finish Ridley grabbed 2nd place and was very unlucky not to be champion. Also this week Ridley claimed the Masters over 55 indoor 3000m silver medal clocking 9:43 at Birmingham. The Essex Road relays has a record field of close to 100 teams at Harwich sea front. The event was extremely well organized by Harwich Road runners along with Essex AAA. Colchester Harriers had a best ever amount of 23... read more

Track rules for all users

Track rules for all users

 Lanes 1 & 2 – Endurance (including faster and longer speed endurance sessions 400/800m runners) Lane 3 – Buffer lane Lanes 4-7 sprints (including sprint drills) Lane 8 – spare Walk back recoveries must be done off the track or lane 8 if free. Straight after reps, step off the track to continue the recovery period. Athletes never walk across the in field at any time to get from one side to the other Be aware at all times when on the track or just crossing over. Use common sense at all times We have young children that use the track at present the same time as the adults Everyone... read more

Committee Meeting 7th March 2017

Committee Meeting 7th March 2017

Minutes of Colchester Harrier Committee Meeting Pegasus Club Garrison Track 7th March 2017 Present: Apologies Lance Williams (President) Caroline Sutton ( Treasurer) Dave Smith ( Club Secretary) Becky Cooke Chris Jeggo (Membership Secretary & Chair) Dominic King Rachel Abbott, Chris Manby Chris Akehurst, Jacqui Young ( SAL Team Manager) Daniel King Dave Lacy Rachel Rodgers Paul Rodgers Paul Strutt Co-opted Members Jo Speller (EYAL Team Manager) John Stevens ( SAL Team Manager) Louise Stevens ( SAL Team Manager) 1 Apologies The apologies were accepted 2. Previous... read more

Essex 20 Road Championships

Essex 20 Road Championships

A big thank you to all Club Members who braved the wind and rain on Sunday 5th March and stood out on the road for four hours marshalling the Essex 20 race. The three cyclists who led the runners around the course faced head winds, driving rain and suffering two punctures. Afterwards they were suffering from the effects of the elements and took some time to recover. Bacon rolls and hot tea aided their recovery. Special thanks to Dave Wright who organised the marshals, Dave Lacy and John Carter who have for many years, signed the course and acted as race sweeper following two very slow... read more

English Indoor Championships

Debut Indoor Champs Brings New Club Record Three of Harriers young aspiring Sprinters took on the challenge of the English Age Group Championships at the EIS in Sheffield on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February. Having gained the necessary qualifying times in the past 12 months they were then drawn against the best of England’s talent to fight it out for podium places. Expectations were high for the first green vest, 16 year old Callum McKay, who two years ago was crowned U15 60m Champion at the same competition.  Fresh from the Scottish Championships where he claimed a silver... read more

Cross Country Roundup

Holford has great win at Great Notley The Cross Country season finished with a flourish as Angus Holford surged to victory for Colchester Harriers at the final fixture held at Great Notley Country park, the green vests finished runners up in the league behind Ipswich Jaffa for the 4th consecutive year. Holford won by a long stretch from Bentleys Dave Greene and then received great back up from the rest of the team with only 14 pts separating Harriers and Jaffa men on the day. The Harriers ladies were again well under strength and just one more lady scorer would have made a completely... read more

Results Roundup

Results Roundup

Jamie Nelson ran the 50 mile Thames Trot in a superb 8 hours 31 minutes and was 51st overall out of 300 runners. At the Mersea park run Richard Flutter made his Colchester Harriers debut and finished 3rd in snowy conditions in 20:37, Wayne Cook was also 3rd at the Great Cornard Park run clocking 17:53, with Drew Olley 8th in 19:32. Annette Oakman was 4th lady at the Chelmsford event in 21:56, while at Colchester Castle Fergus Crouch was 2nd 18:05, with David Wright 11th 20:03, Sandra Fox was 2nd lady in 23:16, 289 runners competed on a very cold... read more

Essex and Eastern Indoor Champs

Championship Best Performance despite Power cut denying medals In a weekend that saw the Essex and Eastern Indoor Championships cut short by a power cut, Harriers athletes still managed to produce some excellent performances despite many of them not being able to progress through to finals or compete at all. Harrier’s queen of sprints, Rebecca Jeggo, continued her excellent form by running her quickest ever indoor 200m at the county’s premier Indoor Championships. Clocking a Championship Best Performance, as well as a new Club Record and PB her time of 25.2 s in her heat, will no doubt... read more

Watford Half Marathon

Watford Half Marathon

Watford win for Sarah Colchester Harriers Sarah Stradling is now over 40 but still produces incredible results. In a field of 1631 hardy runners Stradling tore to victory at the top class Watford Half marathon, which has 6 large hill climbs on the course. Stradling kept up her normal pace and won in 1:21:10 to take the Senior and Veteran prizes. Great Bentley Half Laura Shewbridge ran a great personal best at the cold Great Bentley half Marathon clocking 1:26:44 for 5th lady overall. Steph Horner was 2nd over 45 in a best ever 1:27:43. Mark Harrod was first home for the green vests in... read more