Committee Meeting Minutes Oct 10

Committee Meeting Minutes Oct 10

Draft minutes of Committee Meeting held at 7.45pm on Tuesday 10 October 2017 at Garrison Club House, Colchester, Essex. Club President Lance Williams welcomed Committee Members and invited members. Secretary Dave Smith unable to attend. Sally Dobson updated the Committee on a Junior event taking place at the track on Saturday 14 October 2017. Event would include a run, jump and throw. Costs.to the Club minimal JUNIOR AWARDS At 7pm onFriday 24 November 2017 at Stanway Rovers Football Club, New farm Road, Colchester. POSSIBLE FUTURE EVENT. Sunday lunch after training at Club House.... read more

Cooke wins Grand prix

Colchester Harriers AC’s Becky Cooke became the Green vests first ever female Senior road Grand Prix of Essex winner after finishing 6th in the final event the Stebbing 10 mile at the weekend. Cooke has run well throughout the whole series which started in March with the Essex 20 and also included the very tough Halstead marathon, Keith Marley ran a good Stebbing in 62mins, with Simon Morgan clocking 70 mins in one of his first runs as an over 50. Angus Holford was 3rd overall and pleased to take the individual bronze medal. Malcolm Statham clocked 76 mins. Park Run At the Colchester... read more

53-12 Ramsey

53-12 Ramsey

Holford wins by a distance Angus Holford ran the latest 53:12 XC league fixture at Ramsey from the front to finish over a minute clear of the field. Holford led his team mates to within 20 pts of 1st placed Ipswich Jaffa and the green vests were happy with the result and a good turnout of over 50 Seniors and Juniors. Backing Holford up was Chris Sellens 11th who is returning to his best, then young Ermeas Aferwerki who at 16 ran his first 5 mile cross country superbly in 12th spot. Completing the 8 scorers were Dominic King 12th, the ever reliable Colin Ridley 16th, Allen Smalls 24th, Tom... read more

Cross Country season off to a tough double

Colchester Harriers kicked off the league Cross country season with a tough double of matches at Horseheath Cambridgeshire for the Essex league and Writtle College for the 53:12 league. Essex League Great early news was from under 17’s Hannah Watson and Max Caulfield who’s performances on the day earned them Southern Inter Counties vests for Essex. The senior ladies team finished a good 4th behind Chelmsford, Basildon and Havering, with Sarah Stradling 6th and first over 40 veteran and Debbie Cattermole 1st over 50 lady. Harriers finishers were Under 17 girls Hannah Watson 8,... read more

Results Roundup

Great run by Stradling at Birmingham half marathon Colchester Harriers Sarah Stradling made the podium at the Birmingham Half, now one of the biggest Half marathons in Britain. Stradling clocked an impressive 1:22:10 in very warm conditions to finish only 30 seconds behind the winner, straddling moved through the field from 5th position late on to come close to overall victory. Chester Marathon Ian Haw ran a personal best 3:13:36 at the Chester marathon finding it hard over the last 10km. Malcolm Statham was 4th in the flower of Suffolk marathon in 4:28 his 202nd marathon. Wix 5 A small... read more

Inaugural Run, Jump, Throw competition

Inaugural Run, Jump, Throw competition

Saturday 14 October saw not only the sun come back out, but also the inaugural Harriers Mini Run, Jump & Throw competition take place at the track.   30 youngsters ranging from 9 – 16-year-old enjoyed the opportunity to compete in both 150m & 75m sprints, a long jump and an over arm ball throw.  Most of the participating athletes are already part of the Harriers development squad who meet on Sunday mornings and work with Paul Strutt, Annette Bland and Dave Smith.  Others were invited from the Junior waiting list as well as an invitation was sent out to local primary... read more

Essex XC relays

The Essex Cross Country relay Championships were held at Stubbers outdoor centre at Upminster and although Harriers had weakened teams due to the National Road Relays good results were still found. An early blow was an injury on the first leg to the (A) Teams men’s Jon Nears which meant the team had to retire. However the green vests spirit came through and they were rewarded with team bronze medals in the mixed team of 4 event thanks to Sarah Stradling, Rebecca Cooke, Mark Harrod and Richard Heath. Harriers fielded 20 teams on the day with the under 17 men's team of Ermeas Afewerki,... read more

National 6 stage finals

Great Effort in National Final by Green vests Colchester Harriers appeared in the National 6 x 6km stage Road running final at Sutton park Birmingham after qualifying at Crystal palace two weeks previous. With the best 90 teams in the country it was going to be tough, Harriers ran superbly throughout against top class company to finish 54th. Times and finishing positions were 37 Ramadam Osman 18:29, 27 Jordan Rowe 18:08, 49 Nathan Filer 20:46, 58 Oscar Dawson 20:57, 58 Chris Sellens 20:30, 54 Adrian Mussett 18:51. Swansea Harriers were the winners in 1:45:16 with the fastest leg runner Dewi... read more

Results roundup

Tiptree 10 The Tiptree 10 mile road race saw a great 2nd place for Angus Holford in 54:45 minutes, Colchester Harriers won the male team thanks to Colin Ridely, Keith Marley, Andy Jobling and Tom Cresswell, with Laura Shewbridge running brilliantly to be the overall ladies winner and first Veteran in a new standard of 64.47 . Good times came from Paul Rodgers and Richard Boden who ran a personal best 65:23. Also knocking 3 minutes off his best ever was Chris Patton. Colin Ridley as well as being in the winning team was 7th overall in 58.59 and first veteran over 50. Louise Yates also ran a... read more

Southern Road Relay Championship

Southern Road Relay Championship

Harriers qualify for National final in Birmingham Colchester Harriers travelled to compete in the Southern Road Championship qualifier at Crystal Palace held over 6 x 6km legs with the first 25 clubs gaining a place in the national final at Birmingham in two weeks against the top 25 from the North and Midlands qualifiers. With a very good team of Jordan Rowe, Oscar Dawson, Adrian Mussett, Nathan Filer, Ramadam Osman, and Mark Harrod, it looked good for the green vests but the standard is exceptional. Rowe ran a superb first leg for 14th spot, and it was then up to the team to grind out a... read more