by: Croydon Harriers | 27th Sep 2016 09:49:31
Nearly thirty Harriers took part in the South of England road relays in Bedford on Sunday.

There were three club best performances from the teams that closed in. The Under 17 women's team of Jessica Moore (58th, 11:00), Saarah Nawaz (79th, 11:28) and Rosie Gray (97th, 11:55) closed in 24th in 3x3km course out of the 42 competing clubs.

The Under 13 girls trio were 34th thanks to Kyra Sethna-McIntosh (44th, 11:06), Leanne Moore (12:15) and Sasha Howard (129th,12:21). 70 teams took part.

In the Under 15 boy's ranks, Isaac Flanagan (78th, 10:03), Matthew Maginn (94th, 10:20), Zachary Blair (121st, 10:51) and Theo Flanagan (136th, 11:22) were 27th out of forty.

The M40 Masters quartet of Andy Del Nevo (33rd, 23:16), James Moore (42nd, 23:50), Mark Maginn (26th, 22:50) and Neil Aikman (44th, 23:54) placed 9th in their 4x6km race.

The men were 57th with the team consisting of Kieron Connor (316th, 21:43), Christophe Dormenval (298th, 21:26), Glenn Barden (336th, 22:16), Dane Lawrence (377th, 28:58), Colin Oxlade (364th, 24:36) and Matthew Kiernan (365th, 24:37). 72 teams participated.

There was non-scoring support from the Under 17 Men (Jordan O'Dongo, Neal Kesterton, Ifetobi Salako ), Under 13 Boys (Douglas Aikman, Imran Salim ) , the Under 15 Girls (Megan Driver, Cassandra Howard ) and the M60s (Peter Howes ).

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In track and field action at the throws festival at Tooting, Linda Oxlade won the W65 weight pentathlon. Tony Richards completed four events including the M65 shot (10.96m) and discus (34.48m), while Reuben Vaughan threw a new lifetime best of 11.84m in the under 17 men's shot. Elsewhere, Emmanuel Thomas moved up to third in the UK in the under 17 men's pole vault rankings thanks to a 4.33m clearance at the Jim Day Memorial Open at Sutton Arena.

At the Bristol Half Marathon, Alex Penfold finished 54th in 79 minutes and 51 seconds.

In ParkRun action, Ben Savill was first home at Preston Park in Brighton, clocking 16 minutes and 28 seconds.

by: Croydon Harriers | 27th Sep 2016 09:40:03
There are less than two weeks to go until the annual Croydon 10K comes to town – one of the most popular road races held in the region.

This well-established race, hosted by Croydon Harriers athletics club, will be taking place on Sunday 9th October normally attracting fields of nearly 500 runners.

Previous winners of the race include two-time Olympian Lee Troop , former Indoor World Finalist James Thie and GB junior international cross-country representative Peter Chambers .

The race often attracts some of the best athletes in the region and starts at Lloyd Park Avenue before heading out to Sandilands and the surrounding area.

There is also a corporate team challenge.

Prizes are on offer for all age groups from junior men & women to veteran’s aged 70+.
Runners of all abilities are always welcome to enter and for many runners every year this is often their first ever event.

For budding young athletes there is always the 3KM fun run which always proves a popular event for 9-14 year-olds.

The Croydon 10K takes place on the 9th October 2016 for entry and event details visit the Website

by: Croydon Harriers | 19th Sep 2016 10:20:41
Croydon Harrier Ben Savill was the third Briton home at the Copenhagen Half Marathon. The 22 year-old clocked a new lifetime best of 70 minutes and 20 seconds to finish 47th overall out of nearly 19,000 finishers. It places him eighth on the club's all-time rankings.

All-time rankings for the half marathon

At the British Masters Championships in Birmingham, Tony Richards won the M65 javelin title and took bronze in the discus and shot. Mandy Rowley-Jones was a bronze medal winner in the W50 triple jump in 8.15m. Linda Oxlade scooped five medals in all including three Golds in the W65 weight throw, discus and hammer. Colin Oxlade was eighth in the M55 5000m.

In ParkRun action, Alex Penfold was runner-up at Nonsuch in 17:16 out of 507 finishers, while Glenn Barden was fourth at Gorky Park in Moscow. Mark Maginn was eighth at Crystal Palace and Jordan O'Dongo matched that feat at Lloyd Park. In the women's category at Lloyd Park, Saarah Nawaz was fourth and Anna Corby was seventh.

ParkRun results for Croydon Harriers this week

by: Croydon Harriers | 14th Sep 2016 09:33:42
Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney has become an Olympic medallist for the first time in his career after an eight year delay.

The news comes after the IOC announced that Russian Denis Alexeev has tested positive for a banned substance. As a result his results at the Games have been expunged.

Rooney , a three-time Olympian, ran the anchor leg as part of GB's 4x400m relay team and clocked 43.73secs where they placed fourth behind Russia. The Russian quartet have now been disqualified and GB have promoted to bronze.

Congratulations to Martyn on behalf of everyone at the club

by: Croydon Harriers | 12th Sep 2016 15:20:59
Croydon Harrier sprinter James Dasaolu made a triumphant end to his track and field season with a narrow win at the Great North City Games.

The 29 year-old Olympic semi-finalist clocked 10.21secs just a one hundredth faster than Chijindu Ujah.

Fellow Rio Olympian Martyn Rooney was third in the 500m in 59.02secs.

In the junior Great North Run, Joachim Bambury finished seventh in the junior under 13's race out of over 500 competitors.

Croydon's young athletes were in action at the Will Bolton Memorial cross-country relays at Sparrows Den.

The Under 15 boy's team of Robbie Tambling, Adam Shew and Isaac Flanagan finished a solid fifth out of the 38 competing clubs. It is the club's best finish in this race since 2012. Flanagan finished 2nd overall in the individual standings.

The B team of Jonathan Long, Zachary Blair and Theo Flanagan were 14th.

The under 13 girls team of Kyra Sethna-McIntosh and the debuting twins of Tugce and Gulcin Erten were fifth in their age group.

There were three mixed teams on show as well. Douglas Aikman, Imran Salim and Murali Varathan were 26th. Megan Driver , the debuting Kiera-Grace Gordon and Valentin Najorka were 30th.

Morgan Lee and Liam Tambling also participated in their club bows.

The men finished 18th out of the 55 participating clubs thanks to Ernie Hann, Glenn Barden Jordan O'Dongo and Matthew Kiernan .

The B team of Ifetobi Salako, Neil Aikman (twice!) and Isaac Flanagan who ran again after his earlier young athlete's leg.

Keith Brown, Caleb Drummond, Anna Corby and Jules Williams completed Croydon's third team.

In the Under 11s category, the debuting Alexander Middleton finished in runners-up spot in five minutes and five seconds over the 1km course. Sister Francesca was 7th with Jana Sethna-McIntosh once place further back. Holly Perks placed 10th.



In the final track event of the summer, Reuben Vaughan won the Under 17 men's Octathlon at the Surrey Combined Events championships. His 40.99m effort in the discus scored him the most number of points in the eight discipline challenge.

Sasha Howard finished 13th in the Under 13 Girls pentathlon, and older sister Cassandra Howard was 12th in the Under 15 Girls version.

Jules Williams won a bronze in the 3000m steeplechase, while Andy Del Nevo was fourth in the men's equivalent event.

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