Essex Relay Champs – athletes needed

Essex Relay Champs – athletes needed

Athletes needed   The Essex Country Track Relay Champs take place on Friday 29 June in Basildon. Please can you let Annette Bland, Ian Kelly or Sally Dobson know if you would like to be considered.   Events include: 4 x 100m all ages including SM / SW / U20M / U20W/ U17M / U17W/ U15B / U15G / U13B/ U13G 3 x 800m U17M / U15B / U13B  U17W / U15G / U13G 4 x 400m SM / U20M / U17M / SW / U20W 4 x 300m U15B / U17W/ U15G 1600M Medley (200M, 200M, 400M, 800M) SM, SW   Entries have to be in by Friday 15 June.  There is no fee to club... read more

Record Turn Out for Junior Harriers

Record Turn Out for Junior Harriers

Colchester Harriers welcomed teams from Thurrock, Havering, Herts Phoenix, Colchester & Tendring and Waveney Valley when they played host on Sunday 3 June for the 3rd EYAL meeting of the season with a record breaking number of green vests competing. On an incredibly hot day, with 100 Harrier Juniors in action, there were many fantastic performances from the youngsters with many PB’s set, resulting in a provisional position of 3rd place with huge points total of 682, surpassing the fantastic haul of 592 points last time out, which if not the highest in Harriers history, will be very... read more

Englishmen Go Run In The Midday Sun

Englishmen Go Run In The Midday Sun

Colchester Harriers Nate Filer ran an impressive race in very hot conditions to win the Harwich 24 hour race hosted in Weeley. Filer clocked 115 miles to beat the existing record by one mile. Going through 100 miles in 17 hours 56 mins, before slowing down to pass the record with a couple of hours left. He then stopped as he was far enough ahead to have that option. Also running superbly was Chris Mamby, running an impressive 90 miles. Although suffering from illness during the race, he was strong enough to carry on to run his longest distance ever. The Stour Valley Marathon saw previous... read more

Point to Point the Essex Way

Point to Point the Essex Way

Nicki Kudela is not only a newcomer to the club but also to running. Recently joining Lydia Cunningham's group, Nicki took on the challenge of The Mayflower Half Marathon Trail last Sunday alongside Lydia Cunningham and Lucy Bannatyne. The off-road race from Harwich to Mistley presented them with challenging terrain and the added factor of extremely hot weather on the day. It was fantastically organised by the Rotary Club and provided all participants with beautiful scenery, largely along the Essex Way. The three ladies ran together to support newcomer, Nicki  who has never previously run... read more

Keeping Company With Mo

Keeping Company With Mo

Starting at Green Park and finishing on the Mall was The London National Vitality 10km event.  Finishing 90 seconds behind Mo Farrah and passing Callum Hawkins (who led the Commonwealth marathon for 25 miles), was Ramadan Osman. Running a fantastic race in the heat, he knocked two minutes off his previous time, clocking a new and superb personal best of 31-18. Tom Cresswell 36-13, Gavin Scanlon 37-09. Paul Rodgers who is still nursing an injury came home in 37-17. Richard Flutter 39-05, Simon Smith 40-30 and Keiron Callaghan in 49 mins. Representing the ladies were Debbie Cattermole, Cheryl... read more

Winning Silverware

Winning Silverware

The Harriers Adrian Mussett has been winning championships for over 30 years now, aged 46 he still brings home the prizes. Mussett stormed to victory at the Colchester Stampede 10k, in a superb time of 32-40, very well clear of the field. Paul Rodgers was 8th in 37-30. The Boxted 10km is a new race on the calendar. Very warm weather was the order of the day for the small team of Harriers competing. Gavin Scanlon has improved rapidly, and was a good runner up on a very tough off road course in 38-10, Keith Marley was 6th overall and 3rd veteran 40. Richard Flutter 10th, with Simon Smith... read more

Junior Waiting List Closed

Junior Waiting List Closed

Sadly, due to the large number of enquiries on top of an already large development group, CHAC has had to close its waiting list for the forseeable future.  If your child's name is already on our list it will remain there unless you tell us to remove it. Once we have a space we will contact you. The club needs to recruit new coaches and Officials in order to maintain smooth operations and to facilitate demand.   If you are keen to explore options in how to become a coach or official please visit... read more

Win for Dobson at Loughborough International

Win for Dobson at Loughborough International

Loughborough International is regarded as the foremost domestic curtain- raiser of the season for British top athletes; this year saw it celebrate its 60th anniversary. On a hot summer Sunday, Dobson donned his nations vest to compete for the GB Junior team against senior teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, as well as a team from Loughborough University A.C and one made up of British Universities (BUCS) athletes. Invited guest Athletes showcased the best of the nations sporting talent.  Headlining the guest list and one of the major draws of the meet was Commonwealth Games... read more

Southern athletics league meeting Norwich

Southern athletics league meeting Norwich

Position Team Score 1 City of Norwich 247.5 2 Windsor Slough & Eton 195 3 Colchester Harriers 186.5 4 Thames Valley Harriers 139   There were some fantastic and heroic performances in Colchester Harriers 2nd southern league meeting at Norwich. It was a hard fought battle throughout the day for 2nd place position with Windsor just getting it by 9 points. There were plenty of PBs and a magnificent club record on the day. Highlights below; U17 Ermeas Afewerki on his debut for Colchester Harriers in the Southern league ran a fantastic... read more

Superb Weekend Racing

Superb Weekend Racing

Colchester Harriers had a superb set of results on the road topped off by Ramadam Osmans great victory to win the Essex Track 5000m Championship held at Chelmsford in 15-29. Aiko Hennington is a lady in top form. The over 45 runner who is coming back from injury, yet manged two victories winning the Harwich 5km in 18-48 and the Colchester 10km in 39-10, Lucy Mapp was runner up in 40-11. Heidi Steele at the Maldon 5km. Allen Smalls 2-48-58 continued his amazing marathon run, finishing 4th overall at Halstead in the Essex Championship and was 3rd Essex runner so took the county individual... read more