Young Athletes EYAL match – Norwich

Young Athletes EYAL match – Norwich

Colchester Harriers youth contingent took the long Journey up to Norwich on Sunday 8th July to compete in their 4thEYAL meeting of the season against teams from City of Norwich, Basildon, Stevenage, West Suffolk, Team Norfolk and Waveney Valley. Temperatures were touching 30 degrees for much of the day and athletes and supporters were looking for shade wherever possible. The team that took to the Track & Field had been decimated with lots of unavailability due to Little Mix choosing to bring their considerable talents to Colchester as part of their UK tour which has... read more

Medal Haul at Eastern Champs

Medal Haul at Eastern Champs

On Saturday 30th June four Colchester Harriers athletes travelled to Peterborough to compete in the Eastern Counties Championships and returned home with a haul of five medals. First to compete was Stacey Eyers who maintained this season’s fine form running a tactical 800m race to claim victory and the gold medal in the senior women’s category. Her time of 2.22 was close to her personal best. Next to medal was talented sprinter Daniel Jones who was narrowly pipped to the post in a highly competitive U17 mens 100m final. He won his second championship silver medal in eight days! Out on... read more

British Champs for Jeggo

British Champs for Jeggo

Colchester Harriers’ Rebecca Jeggo was invited to compete at her first senior British Athletics Championships at The Alexander Stadium, Birmingham on Saturday 30th June after gaining the qualifying time in the 100m sprint against some of her idols, including Dina Asher-Smith. On a very hot and breezy day, Rebecca ran 12.26s in the second heat of five, into a headwind of -1.5 m/s this qualified her to compete in the semi-final.  With the BBC broadcasting live from the event, and with an even stronger headwind of -3.2 m/s, she ran a good race, finishing strongly in 5th place in 12.29s. ... read more

Harriers move to 7th in league

Harriers move to 7th in league

After our magnificent efforts at Chelmsford Colchester Harriers have moved up to 7th in Division 1 a massive well done to everybody concerned.   Division 1 (after 3 matches ) # Club Match points League points 1 Chelmsford A.C. 672 12 2 Blackheath & Bromley Harriers A.C. 700 11 3 City of Norwich A.C. 684 11 4 Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow A.C. 651.5 10 5 Bracknell A.C. 637 10 6 Crawley A.C. 573.5   8 7 Colchester Harriers 582.5   7 8 Marshall Milton Keynes 580   7 9 Nene Valley... read more

Harriers finish second on scorching day in Chelmsford

Harriers finish second on scorching day in Chelmsford

Harriers finish second on scorching day in Chelmsford With the heat really on, Colchester Harriers pushed Chelmsford AC all the way in the Southern Athletics League Division One meeting on Saturday, finishing second ahead of Marshall Milton Keynes and Crawley AC. The second placed finish moves the Harriers comfortably into mid-table in the overall league standings as they enter the second half of the season. Rebecca Jeggo continued her impressive start to the season, equalling her PB of 12.0 seconds to narrowly finish second place in the 100 metres before winning the 200, closely... read more

Stradling Sails Around Mersea

Stradling Sails Around Mersea

Having run consistently well for many years, Stradling once again shot to victory in the tough Round Mersea Island Race. This half marathon course includes beach and trail running, suiting Angus Holford who was runner up for the men. The green vests swept up the team prize thanks to Paul Rodgers 7th, Keith Marley 9th, and Richard Flutter 10th. Good runs also came from Craig Mitchell, David Hilson, Lee Holihan, Malcolm Statham, Arthur Whiston, Jenny Richardson and Fay Smalls. The Mersea Half Ironman is tough enough without the hot weather coming into play. Becky Cooke did exceptionally well... read more

Dan Shines in Wales

Dan Shines in Wales

U17 Sprinter, Daniel Jones is having a great 2018 season and with a boosted confidence  he decided to use his Welsh Parentage to take on the best of the best Welsh Athletes to compete at the Welsh Age Group Championships in Newport. On Saturday 23 June, having won his 100m heat in 11.52s (-2.2s) he claimed a great silver medal in the final - against stiff competition and a strong head wind (-1.4).  With the sun out and the wind more favourable Sunday turned into a scorcher. Drawn in lane 5 he eased through his 200m heat in a relaxed 23.41s and once again found himself going  head to... read more

Harrier’s Suffolk Success

Harrier’s Suffolk Success

U15’s Eliza Betts and Zion Ateba both Competed for Suffolk Schools in the Anglian Schools Championships in Norwich on Saturday 16 June.   Against stiff competition from athletes from Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, Eliza won the Intermediate Girls Long Jump with a new PB of 5.14m.   Zion competing in Junior Girls enjoyed an exhilarating Hurdles race where she was placed 4th  in 12.8s – with less than half a second splitting the first four athletes.  In Her High Jump she was placed 5th with a clearance of... read more

Dobson Thrills at English Champs

Dobson Thrills at English Champs

The U20/U23 English National Championships were held at Bedford International Stadium on Saturday 16  and Sunday 17 June.  Athletes who had achieved the entry standard were eligible to compete from all four home countries.  During the weekend there were five Colchester Harriers competing in their chosen events. The only U23 athlete was 19 year old Phillppa Davenall who competed in the hammer. She acquitted herself well, finishing 5th, as a 1st year athlete, with a best throw of 55.72m.   At U20 level both Joy Ogunleye and Caitlin O’Reilly competed in the 100m on Day One.... read more

The Ups and Downs of the South

The Ups and Downs of the South

The South Downs off road marathon saw another fine effort by Allen Smalls who, only a fortnight after winning the Stour Valley Marathon came home in 5th position with a good time of 3hrs 7mins, claiming first V50. Sadly Chris Manby had to withdraw at 13 miles with an achillies injury. Rebecca Cooke ran the half marathon trail in 1hr 44mins. Fay Smalls also ran well in the same event. The 10km event saw Keiron Callaghan clock 48 minutes. The Capel St Mary 5 mile race had some Harriers representation. Debbie Cattermole finishishedthird lady overall and first veteran in a time of 35 mins.... read more