A Brace of Bronzes at Season Opener

The South of England AA Indoor age group Championships, held at Lee Valley over the weekends of 12/13th January and 19/ 20 January, saw a number of Harriers T & F athletes open their 2019 track season. Kicking off was Maya Rattray in the U17w 60m on Saturday 12 January. Using the experience as a chance to test how her training is going and also to lay down a new PB , she ran well to finish 5th in her heat in 8.26s and ending the day in the top half of the field of over 40 athletes. For Joy Ogunleye and Rebecca Jeggo, the championships on 19/20th were accomplished in good style,... read more

Milly shines at the Essex Schools Cross Country Championships

A number of Colchester Harriers young athletics competed for North East Essex in the Essex Schools Cross Country Championships at the Apex Playing Fields, Hockley on Saturday. The best placed Harrier was Milly Presland who finished sixth in the Inter Girls race to qualify for the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Leeds in a few weeks time. Madeleine Claydon finished in a fine 27th place. In the Inter boys race Chris Smith finished 37th. Five Harriers were part of the North East Essex team that finished second in the Senior Boys race. Danny Millward continued his fine... read more

Richard clocks up 250 Park runs

Colchester Harriers Richard Flutter reached a landmark 250 Park runs at the weekend running in the Treviso Park run in Italy. Flutter finished 2nd in 19m 58s with team mate Debbie Cattermole 3rd and first lady in 21m 55s, both Harriers set new age group records. The Benfleet 15 is a very tough muddy off road race, always run in very cold conditions, it is a real test for runners, but James Wright had an excellent run leading the green vests home in 13th spot in an impressive 1h 39m 54s. Gavin Scanlon 1h 43m 01s had a good battle with Paul Rodgers 1h 43m 41s. They finished in 21st and... read more

Harriers close in on winning North Essex Cross Country League title

The club inflicted a rare home defeat on rivals Ipswich JAFFA in the fourth round of the North Essex and South Suffolk Cross Country league. With two races to go the Harriers lead by five points, meaning just finishing third in each of the remaining fixtures will bring the title back to Colchester for the first time in many years. The Orwell Bridge Suffolk Food Hall course saw some great performances by the senior athletes from the men and ladies who both won and both girls and boys junior teams who also won; it was a whitewash by the Harriers. Ramadam Osman who had the day previous... read more

Two sets of team medals at Essex XC Championships

The Harriers competed well in  a high quality Essex Senior Cross Country Championships held at Writtle College in cold but good conditions. The under 17 mens race saw a superb effort by the courageous Danny Millward who fought to the line for a county medal only to be beaten by a second for the bronze medal in a extremely good field. Thomas Palmer also ran very well for his 17th spot. The under 20 men produced a surprise taking, the bronze team medals. It was the Harriers first ever team medals in this age group. Although not at his best, Ermeas Aferwerki led the team home in... read more

Colchester Castle Park run results over Christmas/New Year

#299 - 22nd December 2018 1st Ramadan Osman 17m 21s 2nd Danny Millward 17m 34s 3rd Angus Holford 17m 35s 4th Thomas Palmer 17m 58s 6th Fergus Crouch 18m 16s 9th Alex Sales 18m 42s 15th Jerry Walder 19m 30s 16th Kevin Higgins 19m 37s 17th Laura Shewbridge 19m 43s (1st lady) 28th Simon Morgan 21m 20s 37th Andy Raynor 21m 55s 39th James Plant 22m 08s 44th Richard Boden 22m 32s 49th Andrew Dagge 22m 43s 61st Lee Caulfield 23m 26s 84th Jenny Richardson 24m 06s 91st Kieran Callaghan 24m 24s 150th John Wheatley 27m 05s #300 - 25th December 2018 1st Danny Millward 17m 23s 2nd Nate Filer... read more

NESS Cross Country, Ipswich 13th January 2019

NESS Cross Country, Ipswich 13th January 2019

Please read the following document provided by Ipswich JAFFA in respect of the next NESS cross country fixture to be held on Sunday 13th January. There are some important changes to previous years' arrangements. Note to Clubs about Ipswich NESS XC 13 January... read more

A very chilly Thursday 20th December, saw some great performances at the Colchester Invitational Winter throws competition. In the weight throws stalwart Rob Earle produced a season's best performance of 18.89m, whilst new signings Megan Larkins (17.09m) and Billy Praim-Singh (15.02m) both achieved personal best throws..In the 3kg hammer throw Olivia Simon concluded her 2018 competitions with a personal best throw and a new U15 club record of 41.66m. Wyatt Larkins best throw of 27.38m, was just shy of his personal best but enough to claim the U13 boys club record. Well done to all who... read more

Runners v Riders Cross Country

The traditional  clash of the club Runners v Cyclists for the Markham Cup gets underway at Friday Woods, Colchester on Boxing Day morning starting at 11am, the senior men run three laps of the 2,000m course, the ladies two laps and the U15's one lap which will be for the Neil Pears Trophy.  There is also an U13 race of 2 laps in the woods of 800m starting at 10:20am.  All age groups compete at their own risk. This year, for only the second time in the 87 years history of the event, the cyclists will be starting one minute ahead of the runners, the results will be based on ... read more

Veteran ladies on course to win Essex league

Veteran ladies on course to win Essex league

The latest Essex Cross Country league fixture was run in high winds and bitterly cold temperatures on the open plains of Horseheath Point to Point racecourse in Cambridgeshire. The Veteran lady Harriers clocked up their second consecutive victory to put them well on course to win the league with two fixtures to go.  Aiko Hennington led the charge in 11th spot and was joined in the team by Denise Morley 15th and Annette Oakman 34th. The senior ladies team were fourth overall with Rebecca Cooke having a good run in 19th spot. The up and coming under 15 girls ran well with Milly... read more