Harriers close in on winning North Essex Cross Country League title

The club inflicted a rare home defeat on rivals Ipswich JAFFA in the fourth round of the North Essex and South Suffolk Cross Country league. With two races to go the Harriers lead by five points, meaning just finishing third in each of the remaining fixtures will bring the title back to Colchester for the first time in many years. The Orwell Bridge Suffolk Food Hall course saw some great performances by the senior athletes from the men and ladies who both won and both girls and boys junior teams who also won; it was a whitewash by the Harriers. Ramadam Osman who had the day previous... read more

Two sets of team medals at Essex XC Championships

The Harriers competed well in  a high quality Essex Senior Cross Country Championships held at Writtle College in cold but good conditions. The under 17 mens race saw a superb effort by the courageous Danny Millward who fought to the line for a county medal only to be beaten by a second for the bronze medal in a extremely good field. Thomas Palmer also ran very well for his 17th spot. The under 20 men produced a surprise taking, the bronze team medals. It was the Harriers first ever team medals in this age group. Although not at his best, Ermeas Aferwerki led the team home in... read more

Colchester Castle Park run results over Christmas/New Year

#299 - 22nd December 2018 1st Ramadan Osman 17m 21s 2nd Danny Millward 17m 34s 3rd Angus Holford 17m 35s 4th Thomas Palmer 17m 58s 6th Fergus Crouch 18m 16s 9th Alex Sales 18m 42s 15th Jerry Walder 19m 30s 16th Kevin Higgins 19m 37s 17th Laura Shewbridge 19m 43s (1st lady) 28th Simon Morgan 21m 20s 37th Andy Raynor 21m 55s 39th James Plant 22m 08s 44th Richard Boden 22m 32s 49th Andrew Dagge 22m 43s 61st Lee Caulfield 23m 26s 84th Jenny Richardson 24m 06s 91st Kieran Callaghan 24m 24s 150th John Wheatley 27m 05s #300 - 25th December 2018 1st Danny Millward 17m 23s 2nd Nate Filer... read more

NESS Cross Country, Ipswich 13th January 2019

NESS Cross Country, Ipswich 13th January 2019

Please read the following document provided by Ipswich JAFFA in respect of the next NESS cross country fixture to be held on Sunday 13th January. There are some important changes to previous years' arrangements. Note to Clubs about Ipswich NESS XC 13 January... read more

A very chilly Thursday 20th December, saw some great performances at the Colchester Invitational Winter throws competition. In the weight throws stalwart Rob Earle produced a season's best performance of 18.89m, whilst new signings Megan Larkins (17.09m) and Billy Praim-Singh (15.02m) both achieved personal best throws..In the 3kg hammer throw Olivia Simon concluded her 2018 competitions with a personal best throw and a new U15 club record of 41.66m. Wyatt Larkins best throw of 27.38m, was just shy of his personal best but enough to claim the U13 boys club record. Well done to all who... read more

Runners v Riders Cross Country

The traditional  clash of the club Runners v Cyclists for the Markham Cup gets underway at Friday Woods, Colchester on Boxing Day morning starting at 11am, the senior men run three laps of the 2,000m course, the ladies two laps and the U15's one lap which will be for the Neil Pears Trophy.  There is also an U13 race of 2 laps in the woods of 800m starting at 10:20am.  All age groups compete at their own risk. This year, for only the second time in the 87 years history of the event, the cyclists will be starting one minute ahead of the runners, the results will be based on ... read more

Veteran ladies on course to win Essex league

Veteran ladies on course to win Essex league

The latest Essex Cross Country league fixture was run in high winds and bitterly cold temperatures on the open plains of Horseheath Point to Point racecourse in Cambridgeshire. The Veteran lady Harriers clocked up their second consecutive victory to put them well on course to win the league with two fixtures to go.  Aiko Hennington led the charge in 11th spot and was joined in the team by Denise Morley 15th and Annette Oakman 34th. The senior ladies team were fourth overall with Rebecca Cooke having a good run in 19th spot. The up and coming under 15 girls ran well with Milly... read more

Essex AA AGM 2018

Essex AA AGM 2018

Minutes of the meeting held on 3 December 2018 are available below. 2018 Essex AA AGM... read more

Training Nights Gate Fees

Training Nights Gate Fees

With immediate effect the fees that were payable on the gate at the entrance to the Garrison Track, will now be collected under the first section of the pavilion. This will as a priority allow better safety for the individual, and will also provide an undercover area for those times when the weather is not very nice for them! As a reminder the fees are currentlySeniors: Session on track: £2Seniors: Session on roads: £1Juniors: £1 Thank you for your... read more

Over 50’s take silver medals in tight finish

The Harriers over 50 mens team have had a very successful season taking silver team medals at the Southern Road Relays and retaining their Essex Cross Country Championship team crown at Hilly Fields this month.  The season was rounded off with a fine cross country display at the South of England Masters Cross Country Championship, held at Oxford at the weekend.  In a very tight team event only nine points separated the first five teams, with the Harriers taking the silver medals finishing a single point behind Thames Hare And Hounds, with third placed London Heathside a further two... read more