Dobson Thrills at English Champs

Dobson Thrills at English Champs

The U20/U23 English National Championships were held at Bedford International Stadium on Saturday 16  and Sunday 17 June.  Athletes who had achieved the entry standard were eligible to compete from all four home countries.  During the weekend there were five Colchester Harriers competing in their chosen events. The only U23 athlete was 19 year old Phillppa Davenall who competed in the hammer. She acquitted herself well, finishing 5th, as a 1st year athlete, with a best throw of 55.72m.   At U20 level both Joy Ogunleye and Caitlin O’Reilly competed in the 100m on Day One.... read more

The Ups and Downs of the South

The Ups and Downs of the South

The South Downs off road marathon saw another fine effort by Allen Smalls who, only a fortnight after winning the Stour Valley Marathon came home in 5th position with a good time of 3hrs 7mins, claiming first V50. Sadly Chris Manby had to withdraw at 13 miles with an achillies injury. Rebecca Cooke ran the half marathon trail in 1hr 44mins. Fay Smalls also ran well in the same event. The 10km event saw Keiron Callaghan clock 48 minutes. The Capel St Mary 5 mile race had some Harriers representation. Debbie Cattermole finishishedthird lady overall and first veteran in a time of 35 mins.... read more

Shippey Smashes Championship Best

Shippey Smashes Championship Best

The cream of the County’s talented youngsters battled for glory at the 2018 Essex County Schools Championships which took place at Chelmsford Athletics Centre on Saturday 9 June.  Olivia Simon and Sam Shippey each added Schools County Champion to their list of credits having taken top podium placings in style.  This event gives selectors a final opportunity to seek team members ahead of the prestigious English Schools Championships which will take place in July. Claiming a huge PB (0.70s) just wasn’t enough for recent Green vest transferee Sam Shippey.  Having qualified through to... read more

Membership Cards – Trial

Membership Cards – Trial

Attention to all members: It was discussed and agreed at a recent committee meeting, that the club are going to trial membership cards. This is due to some users not being members, yet continuing to use the facilities that the club pays for. Also to monitor payment of gate fees. Two training groups were selected; those were: Annette Bland and Richard Pickering. The cards will be issued in due course. Non presentation = no training session. We thank all of those involved for their patience during this period. And will update members... read more

Dropping off athletes – Safety Notice

Dropping off athletes – Safety Notice

Dear parents of Athletes, we have noticed that quite a few Juniors are being dropped by the Gate entrance to the Track. For their safety, and for flow of traffic, please can we politely request that you drop them in the carpark or use a side road. We also advise that Juniors are collected from inside the Track area and not have them waiting around on the road side - particularly in the winter months. Many... read more

Membership Renewal Update

Membership Renewal Update

  Attention to all members: Membership renewal. The committee discussed and agreed; that any outstanding non payment of this years fees not received by 1st September will result in those members not being allowed to train. Their memberships will be deemed to have ended and they will no longer be an affiliated member of UKA, thus unable to compete in competition for our... read more

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