Several personal bests at the Stebbing 10

Several personal bests at the Stebbing 10

Colchester Harriers’ men were among the medals as they enjoyed a successful day at the Stebbing Remembrance Day 10 Road Race, which this year doubled as the Essex County 10 mile championships.  James Wright was first home for the club, recording a Personal Best (PB) of 57:39 to finish 16th overall and take home the silver medal in the 2019 V40 Essex Grand Prix series.  Keith Marley ran 1:00:46 (PB) to win the silver medal in the V50 category, closely followed by the fast-improving Kevin Higgins who took a massive 6 minutes off his PB to finish in a time of 1:01:32.  Simon Miller crossed... read more

Harriers in action all over the world…. with wins in Essex, Norfolk, West Midlands, Merseyside and even Australia!

Colchester Harriers continued their defence of the Ellisons Cross-country League title with a convincing victory in the second race of the season in Colchester.  Spring-like sunshine at Hilly Fields saw Harriers take the first 3 positions in the Men’s race with Angus Holford first home, closely followed by Ram Osman and Edward Mitchell.  The winning trio were well backed up by Chris Sellens 5th, Andrew Jobling 14th, Cameron Humphries 16th, James Wright 18th and new boy Dan Widdowson who completed the scoring team in 20th place.  The green vests had another eight men finish... read more

The final Harriers action from a busy October

Harriers stormed to victory at the Wix 5 mile road race on Sunday, winning the men’s team even with Mark McKeown, recovered from his exertions at the Chicago Marathon, finishing third in 27:38, Andy Jobling fourth in 27:47 and Jason Gunn fifth in 28:16.  The ladies race saw Kate Sandercock win the over 45 trophy in 36:21, whilst Thomas Colsell was first under 18, clocking 30:12. The Ghent Marathon in Belgium saw Richard Millward run 3h 29m, with Graham Langford crossing the line in 4h 04m despite carrying an injury for the second half of the race.  In the 10K event Richard... read more

Hammer Circle

Hammer Circle

British Association of Hammer Thrower by Rob Earle Several of Harriers successful throws group attended and competed at the annual Hammer Circle Reunion held in Hull over 12 / 13 October 2019. The weekend was a gathering of some of the finest hammer throwing talent, in many age groups from around the UK, Including world finalist Nick Miller, who was very close to a podium finish in Doha. On a fine Autumn day on the Saturday, Josephine Larkins threw a solid 47.51m for overall second place in the Under 17 age group. This was followed by a Club Record, and PB in the weight throw... read more

Great start for champions at Gosfield

Colchester Harriers are attacking both the Senior Essex XC League and the Ellisons Sunday XC League with a view to winning both, and after a good runners up spot at One Tree Hill last week in the Essex League, defending champions Harriers scorched to victory over a muddy Gosfield Woods course in the first Sunday League fixture of the season. Ramadam Osman ran away from the field to win by a big margin as the green vests had all eight scoring men home in 23, while the ladies although struck by injuries and commitments had Sarah Stradling in fourth spot leading the four scoring team home in... read more

Annual General Meeting – Friday 8th November 7:30pm

Annual General Meeting – Friday 8th November 7:30pm

The 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on the evening of Friday 8th November at the Pegasus Clubhouse Circular Road North - Colchester. A buffet will be provided and members will also be requested to sign in. The meeting will commence promptly at 7.30pm. All current members (including Social members) are welcome to attend, however, to be eligible for a vote the member must be over the age of fourteen and fully paid-up member of the Club for at least one month prior to the meeting. The Committee/Officers nominations sheet will be placed on the club noticeboard in the Pegasus Club... read more

Mussett leaves young rivals in his wake to gain another victory

Colchester Harriers cross country season got off to a great start with Harriers talisman Adrian Mussett storming to victory over the tough One Tree Hill course at Langdon Hills Country Park. Although nearly 47, Mussett destroyed the much younger field with his normal front running style and helped Harriers to a good runners up position on the day. The green vests are hoping to achieve the double this year and win both the Essex and Ellisons Cross Country Leagues. The veteran men were also in the frame finishing third overall. Mussett was backed up well by Ed Mitchell who was fifth, young... read more

Another record for Mussett

Adrian Mussett, though nearly 47, keeps turning out the records. At Mersea park run at Cudmore Grove Adrian lowered his existing course record in clocking a time of 15m 38s. He is the only runner to have beaten 16 minutes at Mersea and Colchester Castle although many have tried and not reached such a high standard.  The Southend 10km saw a fine run by Jennifer Lovelock finishing third lady in 40m 24s, Ella Jeffries clocked 43m 05s. Keith Marley was second veteran over 50 in 37m 12s. James Wright was first home for the green vests in 36m 06s. Jon Nears 37m 26s, Colin Ridley 38m... read more

Harriers quartet are cross country relay champions

The Harriers boosted a very strong turn out at the first cross country event of the season, the Essex relays held at Writtle College over a 5km course in windy conditions. It was a great day for the Harriers against top class opposition as the mixed team of four stormed home to take county gold. The Quartet were led off by Heidi Steele who has shot up the Essex rankings and is back to her best of a few years ago. Steele 18m 58s, built the foundations for Ramadam Osman 15m 15s to gain control of the race and give Jennifer Lovelock 19m 28s, a good lead which she extended before passing... read more

Another great weekend for the Harriers

Another great weekend for the Harriers

Colchester Harriers seniors were competing in various top class events at the weekend with some great results coming from the green vests. The Tooting Bec track in London saw the 24 hour Self Transcendence race running from noon on Saturday. It was a testing event for the clubs top two ultra men Nate Filer and Allen Smalls. Both of them stuck to their game plans and saw the event through with Nate Filer coming home fourth covering 210 kms as the 24 hours ended with a very tired Allen Smalls in sixth place running 199kms. Smalls was the first veteran over 50. The Southern road relays... read more