Over 50’s take silver medals in tight finish

Over 50’s take silver medals in tight finish

The Harriers over 50 mens team have had a very successful season taking silver team medals at the Southern Road Relays and retaining their Essex Cross Country Championship team crown at Hilly Fields this month.  The season was rounded off with a fine cross country display at the South of England Masters Cross Country Championship, held at Oxford at the weekend.  In a very tight team event only nine points separated the first five teams, with the Harriers taking the silver medals finishing a single point behind Thames Hare And Hounds, with third placed London Heathside a further two points... read more

Southern Masters Cross Country

Southern Masters Cross Country

Fantastic result at southern masters xc Championships at Oxford, Colchester Harriers silver team medals, just missing out on gold by 1 pt, and a further 2 pts clear of 3rd , well done to Allan Smalls 8th , Paul Spowage 21, Paul Dobson 26 , and great back up by Colin Ridley 42. Top 6 teams 1. Thames Hare And Hounds 54, 2. Colchester Harriers 55, 3. London Heathrow 57, 4. Herne Hill Harriers 60, 5. Southampton AC 63, 6. Headington 74.   Full results available here. South East Masters Cross Country... read more

Essex Xc Hilly Fields 1 December

Essex Xc Hilly Fields 1 December

Thank you to everyone who contributed items or their time in advance of and during the recent vets and junior cross country hosted by the Club at Hilly Fields. The cake stall took a healthy amount which will be used by the Club for the benefit of its athletes. There were some food items which remained unsold and these were donated to the Colchester night Shelter where they were received with thanks. Essex AA have complimented the Club on its organisation of the event. A copy of the letter received by the Club is available via the following link. Essex Cross... read more

Smalls is Essex Cross Country Champion

Colchester Harriers had a superb day at the Essex Cross Country Championships which they hosted at Hilly Fields Colchester. The hero of the day was Allen Smalls who although having a full calendar of ultra racing in the last month, still produced a fantastic performance to storm to victory in the over 50 Championship and lead the green vests to team golds.. Smalls won by 10 seconds from Colin Reed of Orion Harriers.  Making up the gold medal team were Paul Spowage 6th, Paul Dobson 9th and Pete West 16th. The "B" team of Richard Flutter 21st, Jay Waite 26th, Keith Marley 27th and Martyn... read more

Harriers take home several awards at the Colchester Sports Personality Awards evening

A number of Harriers attended the prestigious Colchester Sports Personality Awards on Monday evening at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, having been nominated in various categories. The first Harrier to receive an award was young pole vaulter and hammer thrower Olivia Simon who received a commendation in the under 14 girls category.  Last month Olivia picked up the female field and Athlete of the Year awards at the club's junior awards afternoon. The next Harrier nominee to receive a commendation was under 15 sprinter Sam Shippey in the under 18 male category.  Sam was soon back on... read more

Harriers teams storm away at top of league

The Harriers have stormed away at the top of the NESS cross country league after another big victory at Newhall Farm, Ramsey.  The Harriers seniors now hold a four point advantage over Ipswich JAFFA going into the second half of the season. The Juniors, although run close by local rivals Colchester and Tendring, also had another victory to again lead by a big margin at half way. Thomas Palmer and Milly Presland were again the overall race winners.   Seniors The Harriers ladies were in top form winning with 18 points, the four scorers all coming home in the top six, with fine... read more

Simon and Jones crowned Athletes of Year at Junior Awards

On the afternoon of Sunday 28th October, the Pegasus Club house was packed full of junior members and their guests to celebrate the end of a successful season and the annual Junior Awards. Guest of honour was CHAC’s own Junior World Silver medallist Charlie Dobson; who presented a video charting his own junior athletic story from first joining the club to world stage. He then stayed to present each award. The first honour of the afternoon was awarded for Speed Girl: nominee certificates were presented to Talia Wynter (U13) she knocked 3.01s off her 200m PB and 0.7s off her 100m, she... read more

Colin and Debbie

Cattermole continues winnning

Colchester Harriers had a good turn out at the Chelmsford 10km with DebbIe Cattermole the star striding to yet another victory in 44m 02s.  Colin Ridley, recovering from his recent hernia operation, second over 50 man in 37m 14s. James Wright was the first Harrier home clocking a very good 35m 29s, Jon Nears was 37m 30s, Andy Lovelock 37m 59s, Paul Preston 38m 33s, Richard Flutter 38m 45s and Ian Rattray 43m 02s. Allen Smalls had another superb mountain race finishing 4th in the 48 mile Brecon Beacons Ultra Trail race.  Smalls ran consistently over difficult terrain to finish in 7 hours... read more

SEAA Strategy Document

SEAA Strategy Document

The south of England Athletic Association has created its first ever strategic plan for athletics in the South of England. A copy of the 5 year development plan document is available via the following... read more