Karen Wheat

Karen Wheat

It is with deep regret and sadness, that the club has to announce the sad loss of Karen Wheat who passed away on Wednesday evening,, a long time servant, track and field official and coach, who played a large part in the development of the club. Karen initially came as parent and her daughters Stacey and Nicola and son Andrew, all competed for the club and her husband David is also a valued time keeper and track official. She will be sadly missed by... read more

Club Record, and Bronze for Ogunleye’s Harrier’s Debut

Club Record, and Bronze for Ogunleye’s Harrier’s Debut

  A number of Colchester Harriers under 20 track athletes, opened up their indoor season, at the South of England Indoor Athletics Championships, held at Lee Valley over the weekend of 13th & 14 January. Notable performances were produced, in a highly competitive and hard-fought weekend of high quality athletics. In her first outing as a Under 20 age group athlete and also her first as a Colchester Harrier, the highly talented Joy Ogunleye won a bronze medal, in the 60m Sprint, setting a new club record for the event. After easing through her heat in 7.69secs, then a hard... read more

Pole Vault Success For Olivia

In a close competition Olivia Simon again showed her huge potential by winning the U15 pole vault gold medal at the Southern Indoor Championships, at Lee Valley indoor centre Olivia's clearance of 2.5m was just short of her P.B of 2.6m and was equalled by the silver medallist. However Olivia's cleaner record in reaching 2.5m meant she won the fold... read more

Essex XC Championships

Men take team silvers in muddy conditions Colchester Harriers were runners up yet again at the Senior men's cross Country Championships held over a tough muddy 7.5 mile course at Great Notley Country park. With 9 of the team pulling out on the day due to flu and another 4 with injuries medals looked unlikely in Essex’s best quality race of the season. But the big Harriers squad pulled out some great running form with Ramadam Osman holding on to 8th place to lead the six men team home to silver medals behind defending Champions Woodford Green. Backing up Osman to take home the silvers were... read more

Runners vs Cyclists

The annual Boxing Day Runners v Cyclists clash over Friday Woods drew a record field of nearly 200 competitors. It was once again a triumph for the classy cyclists who took advantage of the dry conditions packing the top 13 positions before the first runner came home to maintain the Markham Cup for the 17th consecutive time, scoring 21 points to the runners 147 (lowest score wins). Individual winner, teenager Cameron Hurst who won the race last year, showed he had lost none of his fitness as he powered around the 4 mile course in a new course record time of 16.39. His club colleague,... read more

Essex Vets and Junior XC Champs

Harriers double team gold spectacular Colchester harriers has a spectacular run of results at the Veteran XC championships held at Writtle College winning gold team in both veteran men 40 and 50 Championships and bronze team in the Veteran ladies event. The day got off to a flier with the up and coming star Milly Presland taking 3rd place and the Essex bronze in the under 15 Championships booking her place in the Essex Southern inter counties cross country team. The veterans then took to the stage with the ladies shaking off the loss with injury of star Sarah Stradling and other top... read more

Colchester Harriers 2017 Junior Awards Night

Hard work, resilience and consistent training reap rewards. On Friday 24 November over eighty guests from Harrier Juniors and their families enjoyed the annual awards night, held this time at Stanway Rovers Clubhouse. After a couple of technical hitches with the oven and lack of bar staff - the evening started with U13 Zion Ateba being awarded an achievement certificate for Speed:  this year Zion has reduced her 100m time by over a second, her 200m by over a second and her 70m Hurdles by a staggering 2.5s as well as claiming a bronze medal at the Essex County Championships in the U13... read more

XC Roundup

53-12 Abbeyfields On a cold but sunny morning 400 plus runners competed in the latest 53:12 XC League fixture at Abbeyfields. Colchester Harriers had an excellent turnout considering they were staging the event and had competitors at he Essex XC League the day previous. It was Angus Holford who was a run away winner leaving team mate Ramadam Osman after the first lap of three on the 5 mile course which is a lot tougher then it looks. Holfords had his second consecutive victory in the league while young Ramadam Osman was happy with 2nd spot, making up the 8 scoring men team who finished... read more

Harriers Scoop Seven Top Sports Awards

Harriers Scoop Seven Top Sports Awards

Colchester Harrier members clinched the top spot in three age group categories as well as two commendations and a winner in a special award at the 2017 Colchester Sports Awards held at Western Homes Stadium on Monday 20 November.  Now in its 15th Year, the standard has risen year on year and this year’s awards had the largest range of nominations across twenty sports ranging from Equestrian to Ice Skating, Fencing to Trampolining. Graig Anya-Joseph was named U14 Male Sports Personality of the Year having claimed silver medals as a first year U15 in 100m at both the English Schools... read more

Eastern XC Championships

Great runs by Deacey and Caulfield Colchester Harriers were out in force for the Eastern XC Championships held at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds, with 70 green vests competing. It was a double victory in the under 17 race, with Mary Ann Deacey on her Harriers debut and the up and coming Max Caulfield surging to victory. The under 17 mens team also won silver team medals with 4th placed Elmeas Afewerki and Joseph Boden completing the team, Fergus Crouch missed a team medal by one place. It was silver and bronze medals for Joe Patterson 2nd and Oscar Dawson 3rd in the under 20 mens event,... read more