by: Croydon Harriers | 26th Jan 2015 22:44:59
Over thirty Croydon Harriers tackled the South of England cross-country championships at Brighton this weekend.

Stevie Lawrence enjoyed the highest finish by a Croydon athlete during the day at Stanmer Park, finishing 19th in the junior women's field. It is the best performance by a Harrier in this age group for over a decade.

GB junior international Peter Chambers returned from a recent illness to finish 24th in the five-mile junior men's race, and team colleague Jake English also sneaked into the top 50 in 48th.

In the flagship men's race, Sussex Uni student Ben Savill finished 154th out of over 850 competitors in the gruelling nine-mile course. David Brown (382nd), Glenn Barden (432nd), Neil Aikman (474th), Mark Maginn (482nd) and Mohsin Harhara (511th) completed the scoring team. Croydon finished 37th out of the 55 clubs that closed home.

The under 13 girls enjoyed their best result in this competition in over 15 years thanks to Kyra Sethna-McIntosh (159th), Megan Driver (168th), Cassandra Howard (217th) and Leanne Moore (238th) in the field of 245. The quartet were 30th.

The club's other leading runners across the other age groups were Jessica Moore (134th, under 15 girls) Kieron Connor (85th, under 17 men), Robbie Tambling (184th, under 13 boys), Jules William s (271st, senior women) and Beth Matlock (145th, under 17 women).

Elsewhere, Paul Ogun celebrated his celebrated his third South of England title in the long jump at the Southern Indoor championships at Lee Valley.

The 25 year-old leapt to 7.22m to clinch gold.

Also on the field, Mityrae Brooks cleared 1.90m in the under 20 men's high jump to finish 7th.

In the sprint hurdles, Robert Sakala clocked 8.63secs for the under 20 men's 60m hurdles to finish third in his heat.

In ParkRun action, Mark Lynch finished 2nd at Lloyd Park. FULL CROYDON HARRIERS PARKRUN REPORT HERE

by: Croydon Harriers | 11th Jan 2015 23:35:59
Six Croydon Harrier athletes scooped medals at the South of England Under 17 & 15 indoor athletics championships at Lee Valley this past weekend. Sprint hurdler Sophie Elliss continued her good early season form with a silver medal winning performance in the under 17 women's 60m hurdles in 9.00secs.

Ezra Rodrigues matched her feat in the under 15 boy's 60m hurdles in 9.24secs.

Coloma pupil Marcia Sey notched bronze in the under 15 girl's 60m hurdles in 9.26secs, a time which would have ranked in the top 10 in the UK last year. She'd later finish 4th in the 200m just behind club colleague Rhiannon Gayle who sneaked onto the podium in 26.49secs.

Verter Oppong-Kyei (Under 17 men's long jump, 6.35m) and Obi Onyejekwe (Under 17 men's 60m hurdles, 8.41secs) also scooped bronze medals both securing personal bests in the process.

At the Surrey women's cross-country league, Stevie Lawrence followed up her top eight finish at the Surrey championships last week finishing third in the under 20 women's category.

The Warlingham student clocked 35minutes and 45 seconds for the 7km course. Jennifer Beecroft was 303rd out of the 379 finishers. The team placed 26th in the 2nd division out of 34 clubs.

In the young athletes ranks, the under 17 women's team placed third, their highest finish in many seasons in this age group. Naomi Carty returned to form in 8th position over the 4km course, with Atlanta Drummond (11th) and Beth Matlock (13th) providing solid support.

Jessica Moore led the under 15s home finishing 19th followed by Ellie McCormack in 25th.

In the under 13 girl's race, Cassandra Howard recorded her highest league finish to date in 22nd in the 61-strong field. Kyra Sethna-McIntosh, Leanne Moore and Sasha Howard completed the scoring quartet to finish 8th, their highest team finish of the season so far.

At the 2XU Surrey men's cross-country league at Streatham Common, Omar Harhara finished sixth out of 95 finishers in the young athlete's competition.

He led the under 17/15 boy's team to ninth on the day and now lie seventh overall in the 15 club league. Matis Godet meanwhile spearheaded the under 13 boy's squad home to twelfth on the afternoon and place tenth overall with one fixture remaining.

The men meanwhile finished ninth in the nine-club 1st division, and remain in the relegation zone in eighth.

A returning Mark Plackett finished 25th in a high class field. He was followed by Alex Penfold (82nd), Alan Burn (107th), David Brown (113th) and Glenn Barden (114th). The scoring ten was completed by Neil Aikman (123rd), Mark Lynch (125th), Mark Maginn (126th),and Colin Oxlade (143rd).

by: Croydon Harriers | 10th Jan 2015 17:50:20

26 Croydon Harrier sprinters kicked off their indoor season at the SLAN Open at Sutton Arena. Marcia Sey went provisionally to the top of the under 15 girl's UK rankings for the 60m with a time of 8.01secs.

St Mary's student Damien Powell dipped under the seven second barrier for the second time in his career with a 6.98secs clocking.

Damien Powell , U23M 6.98s
Paul Ogun , Senior Men, 7.07s
Edwin Miles , U20M, 7.32s
Tife Ajibade , U20M, 7.27s
Daniel Luke , U20M, 7.29s
Armani Thomas , U20M, 7.59s
Ryan Lewis , U20M, 7.44s
Obi Onyejekwe , U17M, 7.19s
Oje Izirein , Senior Men, 7.64s
Rory Edwards-Bennett , U20M, 7.62s
Dylan Gordon , U17M, 7.44s
Chris Collins-Ahouzan , U20M, 7.82s
Ezra Rodrigues , U15B, 7.76s
Raid Boukari , U13B, 8.52s
Jack Ennis , U15B, 8.74s
Louis Smithen , U13B, 8.72s
Verter Oppong Kyei , U17M, 7.38s
Melissa Mendez , U20W, 8.30s
Marcia Sey , U15G, 8.01s
Esinam Dake , U15G, 8.35s
Nayana Brown , U15G, 8.47s
Zoe Dake , U13G, 8.73s
Coralie Mido , U17W, 8.24s
Rhianna Gayle , U15G, 8.32s
Sonyce Archer , U17W, 8.13s
Toni Bryan , U13G, 8.39s

Andy Del Nevo was also in action in the pole vault, clearing 2.60m

Meanwhile at the Metaswitch Games at Lee Valley, Sophie Elliss made her debut for Croydon over the under 17 women's 60m hurdles, finishing in 8.91secs. It would rank her 11th based on 2014 rankings. Oweka Wanogho clocked 7.04secs in the Men's 60m.

by: Croydon Harriers | 3rd Jan 2015 23:31:20

Peter Chambers led the Croydon Harrier charge at the Surrey County cross-country championships at Lloyd Park on Saturday, by winning gold in the junior men's race.

The 19 year-old UCL student who finished 24th for team GB at the European championships last month, triumphed on the treacherous 6km course in 18 minutes and 46 seconds, ten seconds clear of his nearest rival.

Jake English (14th, 20:46) and Kartik Iyer (20th, 23:56) completed the scoring trio picking up team silver along with Chambers for their efforts.

Omar Harhara was first Under 17 man home for Croydon in 21st with Kieron Connor (22nd) hot on his heels.

Stevie Lawrence gained the next best individual finish of the day, crossing the line in sixth in the junior women's race, with Atlanta Drummond (23rd) and Beth Matlock (29th) providing support for the team to finish fifth.

The under 15 girl's team also fared well being led home by Jessica Moore in 22nd as did the under 13 girls who were spearheaded by Kyra Sethna-McIntosh in 51st.

Robbie Tambling was first home for Croydon in the under 13 boy's squad in 63rd, with the team finishing tenth overall.

Miriam De Souza (122nd) and Radhika Shanmuganathan (129th) kept club flag flying in the women's race.

Brunel student Alex Penfold sneaked inside the top 100 in the men's race in his senior bow in this competition. The 20 year-old finished 90th over the 7.5 mile course in 50 minutes and 29 seconds. Glenn Barden (118th, 52:18), Alan Burn (119th, 52:22), David Brown (125th, 52:56), Mark Lynch (127th, 52:57) and Mark Maginn (135th, 53:34) completed the scoring six with the team finishing 17th.

A total of 39 Harriers were in action overall.


With thanks to all those who helped, officiated, course-marked, refreshed (Special mention to Andy for leading the team) and supported on the day, your contributions were amazing as always!

by: Croydon Harriers | 14th Dec 2014 21:03:54
Croydon Harrier Peter Chambers helped Great Britain's junior team to fifth in the junior men's race at the European cross-country championships in Bulgaria. The 19 year-old made his international bow by completing the 6,085m course in 21 minutes and seven seconds finishing 26th of the 105 entrants.

The UCL student was 40th at the halfway point but a strong second half of the race elevated him fourteen places.

He was fourth Briton home of the six-man squad, sneaking into the scoring quartet in the team standings.

-schline-calltoaction]FULL RESULTS HERE

PETER'S splits during the race

At the Southern inter-counties in Oxford, Omar Harhara was in action for Surrey in the under 17 men's race against eleven other Counties in the region.

The Riddlesdown pupil finished 60th out of the 82 finishers, and was sixth Surrey athlete home in the eight man team.

At the Holly Run cross-country races in Reigate, Kyra Sethna-McIntosh enjoyed the club's highest individual position of the day finishing fourth in the under 11 girl's mile race. Leanne Moore (12th) and Krya's younger sister Jana ensured the team finished fourth overall.

In the under 15 girl's race, Jessica Moore was 12th and Niamh Yehezkel (15th) kept the flag flying, just 24 hours after the Lloyd ParkRun mob match.

Alex Penfold led the men's race charge in 12th in a competition which Peter Chambers won twelve months ago. Neil Aikman, Colin Oxlade, James Moore, Rod Harrington and Andy Del Nevo were also in action.

On Saturday, Lloyd ParkRun played host to the 2nd inaugural mob match with our neighbours SOC. A club record turnout of 36 runners took to the park in what is arguably one of the best events we participate in all year. Jake English bounced back to form with an impressive win. Stevie Lawrence and Atlanta Drummond were 2nd and 3rd in the women's category.

The event was also the debut for ultra-marathoner Mark Lynch and the welcome return of Darren Wollen (PB of 50.9 for 400m).

Full results below. WELL DONE TO ALL WHO COMPETED! There will be another one this time next year all being well.

1 Jake ENGLISH 00:18:01
5 Alan John BURN 00:18:48
9 Luke WAKELING 00:19:23
10 Kieron CONNOR 00:19:24
11 Laurence JOHNSTON 00:19:52
13 Mark LYNCH 00:20:03
16 Mark Robert Thomas MAGINN 00:20:20
19 Colin OXLADE 00:20:35
24 Charlie BRACKENBOROUGH 00:21:26
30 James MOORE 00:21:59
32 Jordan O'DONGO 00:22:11
33 Rod HARRINGTON 00:22:14
34 Andy DEL NEVO 00:22:21
38 Joseph LUCAS 00:22:27
42 Robbie TAMBLING 00:22:46
43 Stevie Louise LAWRENCE 00:22:53
46 Matis GODET 00:23:06
58 Atlanta DRUMMOND 00:24:14
63 Cassandra HOWARD 00:24:36
71 Norman HEMMING 00:25:18
72 Adam SHEW 00:25:37
73 Imran SALIM 00:25:46
75 Jessica MOORE 00:25:55
80 Terry LAPINS 00:26:31
84 Jules WILLIAMS 00:26:50
87 Sasha HOWARD 00:27:01
101 James DRUMMOND 00:28:08
102 Darren WOLLEN 00:28:09
106 Claire TURNER 00:28:16
117 Terry HALL 00:29:56
120 Leanne MOORE 00:30:08
130 Niamh YEHEZKEL 00:30:44
142 Holly PERKS 00:33:31
146 Beth MATLOCK 00:33:49
166 Eric CAMPBELL 00:43:29

Mob Match Results:
All to score-
SOC 2608
CH 1952

36 to score:
SOC 1517
CH 1258


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