Southern Athletics League match 2   Eton

Southern Athletics League match 2 Eton

SWith many athletes unavailable this weekend due to international competition, GCSE exams and injury's, it was a depleted team that traveled to Eton for our 2nd league match of the season. For those that made the trip, there were some amazing performances and an abundance of support and encouragement. We may have come 4th in the match, but we fought to the end for every point. For the women, many were competing in events for the first time, in the sprints Ella Gray took 3rd in the 100m and 4th in the 200m. In the B string Megan Stevens took 4th in 100m and Jenny Palmer took 4th in the... read more

Frost wins Paras 10

Barry Frost strode to victory in the Paras 10 held from Abbey Fields and taking in a host of terrains including stream crossings in what is now an established Colchester event. Harriers Alex Sales, Ian Haw and Natasha Rice, were also well to the fore. The Cader Idris Fell race held in Dolgellau in mid Wales is a real test with the summit of the mountain of Idris the half way point of this tough 12 mile event. The three intrepid Harriers Richard Flutter, Debbie Cattermole and Becky Cooke made it to the misty summit and then completed the reverse downward run back to the town. In... read more

Harriers at Loughborough International

Harriers at Loughborough International

Three Colchester Harriers competed at the Loughborough International Athletics meeting on Sunday 19 May 2019. The event included national teams from England, Scotland & Wales, as well as teams from GB Juniors, British Universities and a team from the host club. Fresh from her BUCS’ success Philippa Davenall was the first to compete, representing the British Universities team in the hammer.  She continued her season’s good form launching the hammer to her third best ever distance of 58.04m to take a credible 7th place in the match. Charlie Dobson continued his return to... read more

This weeks busy road running round up

Adrian Mussett, although 47, continues to inspire younger runners. The Veteran runner won the high quality Grand East Anglian 10km Run in Kings Lynn in a superb time of 32m 46s, yet again leaving the field in his wake. Anita Mussett clocked a good 48m 04s. At the tough Halstead Marathon it was team silver medals for the Green vests, Nate Filer 2h 40m, James Wright 2h 52m,  Chris Manby 3h 11m, with his first ever Essex medal, who took the honours. Nate Filer  was third overall and so took the Essex individual bronze medal while James Wright's eighth position saw him awarded the veteran... read more

Triathlete Dowell wins a silver medal at World Championships

Harriers international triathlete Melissa Dowell has returned from north west Spain with a silver medal after racing in the ITU World Long Course Triathlon Championships on 4th May in Pontevedra.  The race was set to comprise of a 3k river swim, 120k bike course and 30k run. Unfortunately, due to the cold water and safety aspects the swim course was reduced to 1.5k and the bike course to 108k, with the run remaining at 30k.  Swim Melissa had a good swim, coping with the difficult water current, exiting the water in 28m 53s; first out of the water for all women over 45... read more

A Weekend to Remember for Jeggo

A Weekend to Remember for Jeggo

Day 2 Essex Track and Field Championships Sunday 12 May Expectations were tingling for more good performances, as day two of the championships dawned brighter and warmer than twenty-four hours previous. It was great to see a number of our younger middle-distance athletes testing themselves in the County Champs; Daisy Rickwood in the U13 girls 800m ran 3min 00.03s a mere smidgeon off her PB.  U15 girls Emily Henderson and Emily Swan were both delighted with well-deserved PBs, the former knocking an impressive 7 seconds off her previous best time with a 2min 42.21sec run and the... read more

String of great results from Essex Track and Field Champs

String of great results from Essex Track and Field Champs

Day one of Essex Track and Field Championships on Saturday 11 May The Hammer cage produced the first two gold medals of the 2019 championships, held as usual at Melbourne Park in Chelmsford. U13 Wyatt Larkins enjoyed a very consistent competition with a best throw of 31m claiming him his first Championship title in the 3k event whilst U15 Olivia Simon once again obliterated the field with a huge 9m lead. Defending her title, Simon’s competition revolved around six throws within the 40 – 41 metre range.  Her best of 41.62m in round 3 regained her championship title.  And... read more

BUCS Gold for Pip!

BUCS Gold for Pip!

Hammer thrower, Philippa Davenall, enjoyed her biggest success to date at the British University Championships in Bedford over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May. BUCS Bedford May 4-6th Following a strong block of training, and positive thinking.  Philippa, representing Nottingham Uni, was able to cope well with qualification for the final, and with her first round throw of 55.17m was comfortably through to the following days final. Philippa entered the arena in confident, and buoyant mood the following day. Even a first round foul didn’t faze her, and she threw a... read more

Hot Results Warm Up A Chilly Day!

Hot Results Warm Up A Chilly Day!

H The second EYAL meet saw Harriers take what will be their shortest journey of the year - to Ipswich on Sunday 5 May, for another day of scintillating track and field athletics. Provisional results placed the team in a fabulous third place with an amazing total of 619.5 points, placing the green vests ninth in the league. With the sun making valiant efforts to appear and despite the chilly breeze, Harrier’s Juniors pulled out some great performances as well as showing considerable team spirit and support not just amongst themselves but also to other competitors as more than usual... read more