Dedham 10k

Dedham 10k

Dedham 10k Ramadam Osman scorched to victory in the hilly Dedham 10km in 33:31, with team mate Joe Alaxandra 3rd 35:10 on his full debut for the green vests. Richard Heath was 4th ( 1st Veteran ) 35:25, just pipping team mate Nathan Filer 5th 35:26 on the line, to give the Harriers a comfortable team victory over Ipswich Jaffa. Racewalker Daniel king showed what a superb runner he is finishing 6th in 35:27, then came Keith Marley 11th 37:55 and Richard Flutter 12th 38:48. Richard Boden was 2nd veteran over 50 and 14th overall in 39:27, Craig Mitchell just got into the top 20 in 40:24. Others... read more

End of Season high for Dobson at Great North City Games

End of Season high for Dobson at Great North City Games

Competing on the same bill as world class Athletes, Charlie Dobson had been invited to attend the Great North City Games as part of a team of U19 athletes who finished in the top four places in the finals of the Senior Men's 100m and 200m at the English Schools Championships event held in Birmingham in July this year.   For this year’s spectacle, founder and Chair of the Great North Run/City Games, Brendan Foster, was keen to invite representatives of the next generation to gain further competition experience, and approached the English Schools Athletics Association to provide a... read more

Harriers’ represent at last Inter-Counties match of year

Harriers’ represent at last Inter-Counties match of year

Saturday 9 September saw the Southern Inter counties U15 and U20 match featuring 16 counties compete at Horspath, Oxford. Four Harrier ladies competed for their home county as their last Track and Field outing in what has been a busy season. After a two hour delay due to a serious injury in warm up, the under 15 girls pole vault competition finally got underway. Olivia Simon, who only received the call up a week ago and still an U13 athlete was representing Essex for the first time did well to clear 2.40m in wet and blustery conditions, finishing in a creditable sixth place and gaining... read more

A flurry of activity this bank holiday weekend

A flurry of activity this bank holiday weekend

  On Saturday 26 August Olivia Simon competed her first ever Hammer competition at the London Inter Club Challenge Open in Hendon.  The series of four summer competitions give athletes the chance to gain further experience in a quality field with electronic timing and EDM in the field.  Simon, who has literally only had a couple of training sessions with Rob Earle came away with a new PB of 26.90m and a 7th place ranking in the UK for her age. For information for next year, keep a look out on http://www.londonathletics.org/licc   On Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August... read more

Superb Sprint Performances at National Champs

Superb Sprint Performances at National Champs

Ideal conditions on Saturday 26 August saw Henry Lawes and Graig Anya Joseph take on the might of the fastest boys in the country over 100m on the first day of the England Athletics U15 /U17 Championships held at Bedford International Stadium. In his first ever national championship and only his fifth meet of the year, a nervous Lawes managed to bag himself a new PB (11.65s) and a place in the semi-final following a fourth-place finish in a heat which saw him drawn alongside the English Schools Champion Jaleel Roper. Going into the competition as one of the favourites can put a lot of... read more

Results Roundup

Results Roundup

Superb runs by Musset, Rowe and Osman Recent results by Colchester Harriers have produced some top class results, starting with Jordan Rowe who amazingly managed to break the course record at the Clacton 5km in the worse conditions imaginable in severe driving wind and rain Rowe clocked 15:50 minutes clear of the rest of the field. Richard Flutter 3rd (1st vet 45) and David Wright 5th (1st vet 55) made sure of the team win for the green vests which was duplicated by the ladies with Helen Thurlow sweeping to victory in only her third race for Harriers and was also first veteran 35, Fran... read more

Harriers’ fate out of their own hands after final League Meeting

Colchester Harriers finished in third place at the final Southern Athletics League Meeting at Milton Keynes on Saturday 19 August. Going into the meeting fifth from bottom in Division one, with the bottom four clubs in the league to be relegated, the Harriers had to sit and wait it out to see if they have done enough to secure their place in the top division.  With an extremely depleted team, Colchester performed courageously with many athletes doing more than three or four events.  But by mid-week and with all official results calculated, Harriers were delighted to discover they had... read more

Simon vaults into all time ranking

Simon vaults into all time ranking

On Thursday 10th August, Pole Vaulter Olivia Simon, travelled down to Canterbury to compete at the Invicta East Kent Open Series.  Competing against seniors she took a solid 4th place with a magnificent PB of 2.60m, breaking her own club record. This new height ranks her 10th in the all time U13 girls list. Simon then went on to win the Shot Put with a throw of 7.99m. Next year she moves up to U15 girls and looks forward to competing her favoured event for Harriers at EYAL... read more

Dobson Receives GB Call-Up

Dobson Receives GB Call-Up

2017 has been a breakthrough season for Harriers U20 sprinter, Charlie Dobson (coached by Stephen Garnham), having medalled at the English Schools and competed for Essex Senior team, this week will see him don the British vest as he takes part in the Manchester International on Wednesday 16 August. Receiving his call  from Leon Baptiste, Dobson was thrilled to accept the offer to compete the 200m in a team made up of 42 Juniors including a host of medal winners from last months European Championships in Italy.  The juniors team will compete against senior teams representing England,... read more

Superb Performances at Last EYAL

Superb Performances at Last EYAL

Harriers young athletes travelled to Stevenage for the last EYAL meet of the year and came away with a solid 4th place finish which included some superb stand out performances. August is always a difficult month to get a team out, but although low in numbers, there was a big team feel amongst those who competed in hot conditions. Highlights of the match included an awesome trio of PB’s for U13 Zion Ateba, who kicked the day off in the 70m Hurdles, where after sitting in fourth place with three hurdles to go she drove well to come first in a time of 12.3s. Hopping straight over to the... read more