Spowage on form at Grafham Water Duathlon

Two Colchester Harriers, Paul Spowage and Lucy Mapp, competed in the Anglia Water standard distance Duathlon at Grafham Water on Sunday. Veteran Paul competing in the 55-59 age group for Born2Tri ran the first 10k in 40m 10s heading in to the transition area in 25th place. Paul then sped around the bike section of the race; a two lap course measuring 23.8 miles in 65m 07s. Leaving the transition area for the second time he had dropped to 28th place. Another strong 5k run saw Paul move back up to 25th spot, crossing the finishing line in 2h 06m 45s. Paul was the first finisher in his... read more

Encouraging Season Opener for Hammer Throwers

Encouraging Season Opener for Hammer Throwers

On Saturday 2nd February four Colchester Harriers hammer throwers braved freezing conditions to take part in their first competition of 2019 at the Thetford A.C. Winter Throws Series. Conditions were far from ideal but the snow flurries did stop just in time for the competition to begin. Young Wyatt Larkins was first in the throwing order, his first three throws were rather cautious in a slippery circle but by the last half of the competition he had built confidence in his technique and he delivered three great throws. His 5th round throw of 28.99m bagged him a new PB and U13 boys... read more

Sportshall Silvers for Sisters

Sportshall Silvers for Sisters

On Saturday 9 February 2019, sisters Megan and Amelie Taylor represented Essex at the Regional Sportshall Athletics final held at Sports Park, UEA, Norwich. Competing as an U15, Megan helped team Essex to a great silver medal competing in the Vertical Jump, Speed Bounce, two lap and four by two lap relay.  Her best placing was fifth in the vertical jump (52cm) and overall finished in a creditable 17th place. Younger sister Amelie, competing as an U11 gained valuable points for her team to also gain a team Silver in a close match which saw just ten points between the top two... read more

Harriers triumph at Hadleigh

On a slightly wet and windy Sunday Colchester Harriers again came together as a club and produced a fantastic set of cross country results. Both the senior and junior athletes dominated in their respective leagues, with the senior men finishing first and the senior ladies also finishing first. These results mean Harriers go into the final fixture with the taste of a first league title in eight years. The juniors ran strongly in wet conditions and produced another fantastic set of results to top both the Junior boys and Junior girls leagues going into the final fixture at Halstead next... read more

British Champs Experience for Sprinters

British Champs Experience for Sprinters

Joy Ogunleye and Rebecca Jeggo flew the flag for Colchester Harriers at this year’s senior British Indoor Championships at Birmingham Arena over the weekend of 9th / 10th February. Broadcast live through the BBC red button and British Athletics website supporters were able to enjoy watching these two talented athletes from their armchairs. Making her debut appearance at the Championships, Ogunleye, 18,  was drawn in lane two of the first of four heats for the women’s 60m. Even with a great start which put her ahead out of the blocks, she was unable to match the might of world... read more

The olden days

The olden days

A history of the Club in the 80s and a number of Club minute books have been uploaded to the site. Some of the written pages are fine but with the right contract legible. Hopefully will be of interest to site visitors. Some famous and "notorious" names among the many pages. Please click on the link... read more

Ramadam has terrific victory

Ramadam Osman had a terrific run at the Great Bentley Half marathon which was run in near perfect conditions.  Osman clocked a superb 1hr 08m 53s to win the race, eighty seconds clear of the second place runner. New signing Mark McKeown was 16th in an excellent 1hr 16m 35s, Jason Gunn strode home in 18th spot in 1hr 16m 45s. Paul Rodgers won the over 45 prize clocking a personal best 1hr 18m 40s. Second over 45 was Paul Preston in 1hr 18m 57s. Gavin Scanlon clocked 1hr 20m 02s, then came Wayne Cook 1hr 21m 59s, Colin Ridley 1hr 23m 31s (1st over 55 ), Keith Marley 1hr 24m 41s, Craig... read more

Champion Sprinters

Saturday 2nd February and day one of the Essex and Eastern Counties Indoor Championships at Lee Valley belonged to experienced sprinter Joy Ogunleye. After a blistering start in her U20W 60m heat, she closed off the gas with ten metres to the line to qualify through to the final.  Hours later and she was back to challenge for the gold medal.  Looking strong and confident in warm up, she committed from the gun and delivered a fine performance to cross the line with air between her and second place in a new Championship Best Performance, PB and Club Record of 7.64s. U13... read more

Mayors Big Run University of Essex on Saturday 2nd March

Mayors Big Run University of Essex on Saturday 2nd March

Here are details of a local 5k multi terrain race taking place at the University of Essex on Saturday 2nd March starting at 11am. Peter Chillingworth, Mayor of Colchester invites you to take part in a 5 km run at the Essex University Colchester campus at 11.00 am on Saturday 2nd March. All proceeds will go to the six Mayor’s charities shown above. The Mayor would like to thank the University and staff for their cooperation in organising the event. He is also very grateful for their support to Birkett Long, solicitors, Nicolas Percival estate agents and Colchester Trophies for... read more

Harriers men successful at the Southern Cross Country Championships

Harriers men successful at the Southern Cross Country Championships

The toughest Cross Country in Britain is probably the senior men’s Southern Cross Country Championship held over 15,000m of Parliament Hills.  The iconic course with the famous hill is a real test and the best of the south's runners are always here. Colchester Harriers had targeted the   Essex Cup for the first Essex county team to get twelve runners home. With injuries to three of the team during the build up to the race, it was a tough call but the Harriers shone through with true grit from a couple of team members finishing although ill or injured to bring the trophy home for the... read more