Harriers Success at Pilot Track and Field Competitions

Harriers Success at Pilot Track and Field Competitions

A Harriers Hammer thrower achieved a substantial personal best at one of the rare official England Athletics pilot competitions being held, whilst other members of the squad have taken on a few of the sparse virtual throwing challenges available during these challenging times. Under 20 thrower Josephine Larkins threw a substantial pb at the EA pilot meeting hosted at Allianz Park on the 11th July. This saw an improvement from the 45.99m, achieved during 2019, to 48.89m. A distance which sits her currently as UK number three. First year Under 15 athlete Wyatt Larkins and first year... read more

Ekiden Junior Virtual Relays Success

Ekiden Junior Virtual Relays Success

With the loss of many fixtures the Ekiden being one, Ipswich Jaffa launched the Ekiden Virtual Relays to be held 10-12th July. Colchester Harriers juniors entered 4 teams, under 11 mixed team, 12B boys team and 2x 12G girls teams. The first time in on Saturday was Isla Widdowson, running solo, clocking 6.09 for the 11 and under mixed team. Sunday brought several of the juniors together using the footpaths of Abbey fields, they were set off in small groups to meet with current guidelines of no more than 6 running together at one time. First in was Lyla Belshaw clocking 5.13 for... read more

Endurance Groups

Endurance Groups

Report by Richard Pickering As you know you were recently asked to complete a questionnaire about the possibility of bringing in another endurance group and about your coaching experience.  The overwhelming response (85%) was that a new group would be a good thing.  Also, that 72% would prefer to have a lead coach who took overall control of their group.  The endurance committee had a meeting to decide what to do, followed by a coaches’ meeting  to see how we could best resource our suggestions. The resourcing aspect of the meeting proved challenging and the... read more

Harriers Savour Success at Virtual Relays

Colchester Harriers confirmed their place amongst the top echelon of the county’s running clubs in the latest virtually staged event - the Essex 6/12 Virtual Relay Competition.    Teams of twelve men and six women from the top running clubs across the county ran a series of legs of 5K and 5 miles either on their own or in small groups and then submitted evidence of their times to the organisers.  Whilst running races in this way is far from ideal, athletes relished to chance to compete in a safe and responsible way and the battle for the top places was extremely... read more

Online Payments for Training Sessions/Coaching

Online Payments for Training Sessions/Coaching

Copy also sent by email to members and posted on Facebook, 11am 6th July We hope that you are continuing to stay safe and well during this time. As we attempt to move forward as a club, the coaches that are available are aiming to either coach in person whilst following current guidelines, or where applicable set sessions virtually that may be followed either on your own or in socially distanced groups. We have therefore set up a new 'service' within the WebCollect membership system, Training Fees and Donations, and would request that you consider at the end of each month... read more

Club Membership Reminder

Club Membership Reminder

Please find below a copy of the email that has been sent (at 8:14am) to any members that have not currently renewed. Any questions or if you have not received the email (if hotmail then it is likely in the spam folder!), then email me on [email protected] We appreciate it was only at the weekend that we emailed out regarding membership renewal options, but we just wanted to send a quick reminder, especially for any athletes that have not yet renewed, as the renewals are not as straight forward as on previous occasions, and it is the end of the month in just five days. Please... read more

Harriers Challenge at British Masters

Colchester Harriers Athletics Club mixed it with some of the biggest athletics clubs in the country as they recorded a string of impressive performances in the British Masters Virtual 5K championships. The event, usually held annually at Sutton Park in Birmingham, but organised on a virtual basis this year with competitors completing 5K runs on their own (or in small groups), attracted a top quality national field of over 4,000 runners, raising over £12,000 for charity in the process. Harriers entered 10 teams across different categories with their M55 A team leading the way – the... read more

Club Membership Renewals sent out today

Club Membership Renewals sent out today

Emails relating to club renewals till 30th September were sent out this morning, 21st June. If you did not receive yours then please email me, so I can check your account email address is up to date. Some providers, especially hotmail and aol have a habit of placing mailing list contacts into their spam/junk folders, so please check there first. There is quite a lot to read, so bear with it. This is a very unique time, and so we are trying to accommodate as many as possible where we can, and make the correct decisions, but some things are out of our control currently. Stay... read more

Club Membership and Track Opening update

Club Membership and Track Opening update

Please find below links to a (pdf and Word) letter from Lance Williams, in relation to possible track availability, and club memberships, that needs the attention of all members. Pdf Letter Word... read more