Wednesday Night Trail

Wednesday Night Trail

Results of the final Wednesday night trail race - 19 July - Recreation Ground Colchester Long course (7.5 miles) Pos Name Time Club 1 Angus Holford 61:00 Woodford Green AC 2 Gary Abbott 67:00 Mid EC 3 Lyn Higgs 67:00 Mid EC 4 Nick McIntyre 67:00 Unattached 5 Chris Panton 71:00 Col H 6 John Carter 72:00 Mid EC 7 Graham Langford 75:00 Col H 8 Dan Wilkinson 75:00 Col H 9 Richard Millward 75:00 Col H 10 Richard Boden 75:00 Col H 11 Simon Smith 78:00 Col H 12 Malcolm Statham 78:00 Col... read more

Ekiden Relays

Quadruple victories for Harriers at Ekiden Colchester Harriers swept to quadruple victories to have their most successful Ekiden marathon relay ever at Woodbridge, where 200 teams took on the marathon distance over 6 legs. Harriers boosted 15 senior teams and 4 junior teams a record number of green vests competing in one competition. The only title that had eluded the green vests over the years was the overall senior mens race with 5 second places and Harriers put it right this year to romp home ahead of home club Ipswich Jaffa and in 3rd place Colchester Harriers veteran over 40 team.... read more

Minutes of Committee Meeting 23rd May, Approved 11/07/2017

Minutes of Committee Meeting 23rd May, Approved 11/07/2017

1 Apologies The apologies were accepted, the chair thanked those who were able to attend the meeting at short notice. 2. Committee Structure The options were discussed on how to fill the roles of - Chairman - Secretary - Membership Secretary These roles are open to those that have been members for over two years. With a disappointing response to previous attempts it was agreed for a more personalised approached would be tried. It should be emphasised that the roles can include a minimum of tasks. A list of tasks involved for each role is to be published. 3 Club Strategy - It... read more

SAL League Match Chelmsford

SAL League Match Chelmsford

Individuals shine on a disappointing day for Harriers Colchester Harriers slumped to a fourth place finish in their latest Southern Athletics League Division One meeting in Chelmsford. Sitting 5th in the 16 team format, Colchester were narrowly beaten by three teams that all sit below them in the league. On another day where key athletes were missing, individual performances out shone that of the team. Paul Clifford, a sub 2-minute 800 metre man finished strongly to knock almost two seconds off his personal best with a gutsy second place in 1.55.5s. Paul was closely followed home... read more

English Schools 2017

Harriers excel at English Schools Champs Five members of Colchester Harriers were among the 2,000 young athletes who flew the flag for their Schools’ county teams at this year’s prestigious English Schools Track and Field Championships on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July, bringing home four medals between them. Top young athletes in each County had been selected to represent their County team in a full range of events on both the track and in the field.  Competition is divided into Junior (U15), Inter (U17) and Senior (U19) age groups.  The prestigious event and highlight of the Schools... read more

Busy Weekend of Track and Field

Darcey shines bright at National Champs On the 1 and 2 July, Colchester Harriers was represented by Darcey Monaghan at the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships. Typhoo was delighted to support the event, organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). Following eight regional qualifiers, the National Championships took place at Warwick Athletics Stadium in Coventry and featured more than 200 junior disabled athletes from across the UK. Darcey enjoyed a hugely successful weekend coming home with a trio of gold medals.  She claimed great PB's in her 100m (22.2s)... read more

Essex Grand Prix 10km

Gold for Harriers team Adrian Mussett continues to master the road races although 44 he finished runner up in the tough course at Brentwood in the Essex 10km road Championship, Mussett's second position earned him Essex individual silver, Veteran gold and Team gold. Joining Mussett in the winning team were Andy Jobling 11th and Ged McMillan 12, for Jobling it was his first county medal as he continues to improve. Pete West just missed out finishing 4th veteran over 50, while Ian Haw ran a personal best 37:15, Rebbeca Cooke was not pleased with her time, but extended her lead at the top of... read more

Wednesday Trail

Wednesday Trail

The third summer Wednesday trail race from the recreation ground café (28th June) raised roughly £240 for Homeless Breakfasts in Colchester and a £60 donation for Colchester Harriers Results for the 5.5mile route Pos Name Club Time 1 Adam Sawyer Colchester H 0:43 Angus Holford Colchester H 0:43 3 Nikki Brockbank Springfield Striders 0:47 4 Simon Smith Colchester H 0:48 5 Rachel Taylor Colchester H 0:49 6 Chris Taylor unattached 0:49 7 Richard Boden Colchester H 0:51 8 Graham Langford Colchester H 0:51 9 Dan... read more

Results Roundup

Results Roundup

Colin is double Champion Colchester Harriers Colin Ridley had a sparkling double over the weekend winning two titles at the Birmingham track to become a double British Masters over 55 Champion. Ridley won the 1500ms in 4:36 on the Saturday and made it a golden pair with a smart win in the 5000m in 17:08 on the Sunday. Race Walking - New PB for Dominic Dominic King set a new Colchester harriers 20km racewalk record in the World trials held at Leeds, King clocked an amazing 1:26:08 knocking 72 seconds off his personal best and eclipsing his twin brother Daniels standard. Dominic was 4th... read more

Eastern Championships, Cambridge University athletic track 24th June 2017.

Eastern Championships, Cambridge University athletic track 24th June 2017.

There was a reduced number of Harriers to previous years at this event, but those attending competed well in blustery conditions, with a number bringing home medals. The busiest athlete was Isabella Minder, who competed in the long jump, 75m hurdles and 200m, achieving a personal best of 31.76s in the 200m & a season’s best in the hurdles. Talented pole vault U13 athlete Olivia Simon took the rare opportunity to take part in competition. Having to compete in the U15W event, she took silver with a jump of 2.10m. She then took gold in the shot putt, improving her previous personal best... read more