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

Eastern Intercounties Championships

By Rob Earle Ipswich 14th September At the end of a long season some of the Harriers senior men throwers were to the fore, and heavy points scorers, at the East of England Inter counties championships in Ipswich when competing for Essex. The six - team format saw wins for the Senior men’s team, and the combined male and female team. First off, with a very early start, was Billy Praim Singh who scored an emphatic win in the Hammer with 51.51. In the B competition Rob Earle was able to add another win to take maximum points. To follow this Paul Cooper took a win in the... read more

Stradling and Mussett continue to fly flag

Stradling and Mussett continue to fly flag

Colchester Harriers top male and female runners over decades continue to fly the flag for the green vests, Sarah Stradling and Adrian Mussett have won countless races and championship medals and still are good enough to win races as both showed with Mussett smashing the course record at the Dedham 10km at 47 years old in 32m 55s. Sarah Stradling was the first lady home and 11th overall in 39m 19s, just pipping team mate Aiko Hennington 39m 28s. Further good runs came from Ella Jefferies 42m 27s and Jordi Moat 43m 33s. For the men Jason Gunn followed Mussett home in second place in 35m 43s... read more

Fabulous 4th Place Finish

Fielding an almost full team sheet the young green vests enjoyed an excellent day of track and field action at the EYAL Plate Final on a warm and often breezy Sunday 15 September. Hosted at Bedford International Stadium, two weeks later than the same event last year, all was still to play for as the relays took to the track at the end of the day – with Harriers lying in third place. Excitement built as each squad stepped up to the mark.  Despite all getting around safely the team had to succumb to a final fourth place finish with a provisional point tally of 511. Certainly, the... read more

Team win at Langham for Harriers

The Langham 10km boasted a sell out field of more than 500 runners, with many green Colchester Harrier vests taking part. Heidi Steele ran a personal best 37m 47s to come home second lady and 21st overall eleven seconds behind second claim Harrier and Springfield Strider Nikki Woodyard. Madeleine Claydon 47m 25s and Danny Millward 38m 00s both won awards for the first under 18 runners. Tommy Colsell 38m 20s and Charlie Walden 43m 36s filled the minor places. The men were strong with  Mark McKeown third in 34m 34s, Jason Gunn sixth in 35m 05s, new signing Dan Widdowson seventh in 35m... read more

Southern Intercounties and other T & F action!

Southern Intercounties and other T & F action!

by Max Simon and Chris Jeggo Saturday 7th September was the date set for the annual South of England Inter county U15 and  U20 Championships held at Horspath in Oxfordshire, a hotly contested match with 16 counties all fielding their best athletes hoping to score points to add to the team tally and win the coveted age group trophies. Colchester had three athletes representing Essex this year, with all three competing early on a very chilly morning. First up was  U20 sprinter Joy Ogunleye who was expecting to be competing in the 100m heats but with many athletes not... read more

Annual Update : Chairman

Annual Update : Chairman

ANNUAL UPDATE Since the last AGM your Management Committee has been looking into all aspects of the Club and identifying committed Members willing to take on important tasks. This is a one to two year plan and some matters will be will be ready for our next AGM to be held at The Clubhouse on Friday 8 November 2019.We have chosen this date as the original date was during the School Autumn Half-term and therefore many parents, and members would be unable to attend. The new draft Constitution will be available at our AGM you all will receive an email copy before that date.John Sanders has... read more