Copenhagen Marathon

Copenhagen Marathon

Good run by Elsie at Copenhagen Colchester Harriers Elsie Bisson knocked 4 minutes off her personal best clocking 3:10 at the Copenhagen marathon High Easter 10km It was personal bests for Ian Haw 36:45 and Wayne Cook 37:18 at the High Easter 10km, Laura Shewbridge 39:12 carried on with her improvement finishing 2nd lady and first veteran. Bury To Clare James Wright and Paul Rodgers enjoyed the 18.6 mile Bury to Clare off road race, both went off course numerous times as happens in these races, but both recovered with Wright 2nd and Rodgers 6th overall. Paras 10 The Paras 10 is a tough... read more

SAL – Harrow

Colchester Harriers claimed second place in the highly competitive Southern Athletic League Division One meeting in Harrow on Sunday. Charlie Dobson and Philippa Davenhall were the star attractions as they won performances of the day in the 200 metres and the Hammer throw. Charlie clinched a personal best in the 200m to claim his second A string win of the day, and gain him the English schools entry standard. This was a comfortable win, by over a second, to go with his much closer victory in the 100m earlier in the day. Charlie also broke the nine year old long jump club record, by... read more

Essex Track And Field Champs

Harriers Excel at Essex Champs Excellent performances were gained by Colchester's green vests at this year's Essex Athletics Track and Field Championships in Chelmsford over the weekend of 13 / 14 May - bringing home a total haul of 17 medals. The weekend was kicked off by Zion Ateba - one of the youngest members - competing in atrocious conditions in the U13 girls 70m Hurdles race, to place second in her heat and despite running in the worst cloud-burst of the weekend ran a magnificent new PB of 13.51s - knocking over a second off her previous best time.  Just an hour later and in drier... read more

Colchester 10km

Double team wins for Harriers at Colchester 10km Colchester Harriers surged to a double team win at the Colchester 10km held from their base at the Garrison track. Ramadam Osman was first home in 2nd spot clocking 33:16 on a warm and windy morning. Joining him in the winning team was Colin Ridley 3rd in 35:06 and Mark Harrod 6TH 35:57. Danny Millward 7th 36:18 and Paul Rodgers 10th 36:47 all ran well. The ladies were led home by Sarah Stradling who at last is back to racing winning in 38:26 with Laura Shewbridge 2nd 39:30 and Lucy Mapp 3rd 40:29. The ladies were obviously the team winners.... read more

PB’s galore for Green vests to claim 3rd place

PB’s galore for Green vests to claim 3rd place

Thurrock hosted the first Eastern Young Athletics League meet of the year for Colchester Harriers and what a great day was had by this young team, claiming over 80 PB’s between seasoned team members and a large number who were making their debut for the club. Harrier’s coaches have worked hard over recent months to recruit and train hurdlers and their efforts were not disappointed by those who took on the challenge. Olivia Simon in the U13 girls - gained a respectable PB of 15.2s in her first ever 75m race. U15 girl Isabella Minder claimed a PB in her debut over 75m Hurdles running... read more

Essex Grand Prix Marathon

Shirley breaks Halstead marathon record as Harriers dominate Essex Marathon Colchester Harriers distance squad rattled with medals after leaving the Essex marathon Championships over the very tough Halstead Course. It was Essex Champions for Allen Smalls Senior and Veteran gold, Marie Shirley also senior and Veteran Gold, Steph Horner vet over 45 champion and Clive Thomas veteran over 50 gold medallist. Smalls retained his title in style in 2:43 although finishing 3rd, the first two had no Essex Qualifications, so Smalls was crowned the king again. Smalls not only took the Senior and... read more

Essex Multi Events Championships

Essex Multi Events Championships

On the first day of the 2017 Essex County Championships at Blackshots Athletics Stadium, Thurrock on Monday, Colchester Harriers young all round athlete Madeleine Claydon, finished a fine 13th overall in the under 15 girls pentathlon, in less than ideal conditions. In cool, wet and windy conditions Madeleine, who was competing in her first combined events competition, scored a total of 1,634 points from the five events, to finish ninth of the girls from Essex competing in the County Championship event. In the morning session Madeleine leapt out to 3.83m in the long jump, clocked 15.5s... read more

Results Round Up

Results Round Up

Cracking wins for Mussett and Smalls Adrian Musset continues to fight back the years winning the high class Grand East Anglia 10km in Kings Lyn at a canter in a solid time of 33:50, Musset also took the veterans prize and is still one of the top veteran and senior runners in the country. Anita Mussett clocked a good 49:49. Allen Smalls won the Heritage half Marathon at Thorpeness a tough off road event along Sizewell Beach and Minsmere Forest in 1:22, this was Smalls 9th victory here which includes a few full marathon victories as well. Mark Harrod was a good runner up in the Heritage... read more

Recreation Ground Trail Race 1

Recreation Ground Trail Race 1

Results from the first trail race held on April 26th. The next race will be at the same venue on May 17th Long 7 Miles Gary Abbott 55:30 Mid Essex Lyn Higgs 55:30 Mid Essex John Carter 56:50 Mid Essex Graeme Langford 58:50 Col H Richard Milllward 58:50 Col H Richard Boden 59:10 Col H Elspeth Bisson 1:00:00 Col H Sarah Stradling 1:00:00 Col H Mark Harrod 1:00:00 Col H Andy Jobling 1:00:00 Col H Simon Morgan 1:00:00 Col H Rachel Taylor 1:01:50 Col H Chris Taylor 1:01:50 Unn Fran... read more

London Marathon

London Marathon

London Marathon Smalls top for Harriers again Allen Smalls magic touch continues even at the tender age of 49 he produces great marathons finishing 249th overall in 2:38:17, Ged Mcmillan ran a personal best 2:43:49, with Mark Harrod also running a best ever time of 2:53:11, Marie Shirley continues to totter on the edge of the magic 3 hours clocking 3:06:24 this time, while a superb and huge personal best came from Laura Shewbridge in 3:08:50. Other Harriers were Paul Rodgers 3:06:13, Jamie Nelson 3:23:18, Craig Mitchell 3:37:39, Jenny Richardson 3:45:24 and Rachel Rodgers 5:44:42. Jerry... read more