by: Croydon Harriers | 30th Aug 2016 09:37:46
Croydon Harrier Ben Savill finished fourth in the Surrey 10,000m championships at Tooting on Saturday. The Sussex University graduate was leading the race at the halfway stage but a collision with the chasing pack brought Savill to the ground. He valiantly recovered however to finish just outside the medals in 33 minutes 23.45 seconds.

Elsewhere in the Open events, Alex Wiafe finished 2nd in the under 17 men's shot putt with a lifetime best of 12.82m. He now rises to 39th in the UK rankings. Reuben Vaughan won the under 17 men's discus with a 40.07m effort. Jack Ennis set a PB in the Under 15 boy's 100m in 12.83secs.

At the Crawley Open, Emmanuel Thomas cleared a personal best in the under 17 men’s pole vault, leaping to 4.15m. He is now 6th in the UK.

We are still awaiting Lily B Final Results

In ParkRun action, Alex Penfold was 1st home at Bognor Regis in 17 minutes and 37 seconds. Jake English triumphed at Crystal Palace in 17:57. At Lloyd Park, Jordan O'Dongo was the club's highest finisher in ninth.

Full ParkRun results this week

Lloyd ParkRun also proved an opportunity for many of our members to meet Olympic light heavyweight boxing bronze medalist Joshua Buatsi who was spectating.

by: Croydon Harriers | 30th Aug 2016 09:14:59
All of us at Croydon Harriers would like to say a huge well done to James Dasaolu and Martyn Rooney for their achievements at the Rio Olympics. Rooney lined up for his third Olympics in both the individual 400m and the 4x400m. The former GB captain clocked 45.60secs in his Heat but just missed out on a fastest loser qualification berth.

He soon made amends in 4x400m with a low 43 second clocking on his anchor leg in the Heats where GB finished 1st. However they would later be controversially disqualified under Rule 170.19.

Dasaolu drew Usain Bolt in his Heat for the 2nd Olympics in a row. He finished 3rd in 10.18secs to qualify for the semis as a fastest loser. He would finish 6th in his semi which was won by Justin Gatlin, crossing the line in 10.16secs.

Congratulations from us once again, we are so proud, you are an inspiration!

by: Croydon Harriers | 23rd Aug 2016 15:19:47
Croydon Harriers' men's and women's team finished their 2nd Division campaign of the Southern Athletics League with a steady third place finish at Stevenage.

The result will place Croydon approximately sixth in the sixteen team division.

The Under 17 South of England champion Romell Glave won the 100m in 10.79secs with teammate Samir Williams winning the B race in 11.15secs.

The pair then combined with Micah Francis-Dwyer and Dylan Gordon to win the 4x100m in 44.40secs.

In the women's section, Tosin Salami (12.71secs) and Ines Zepa (13.59secs) wrapped up an event maximum in the 100m.

They combined with Rhiannon Gayle and Chanice Gordon to win the 4x100m in 49.79secs.

Ola Olufemi-Krakue won the long jump in 5.10m, and there was a double triumph for Tamara Reid won topped the discus and shot putt standings.

With thanks to everyone who has competed and officiated for the team this year, we couldn't have done this without you! With thanks to Amy for team managing the women's team, and Jim for managing the final fixture. Thanks to Kyle and Emma for captaining the squads this year. Roll on 2017, expect it to get tougher!

At the British Milers Club races at Eltham, Dom Nolan ran the fastest 5000m by a Croydon athlete this century winning the race in 14 minutes 52.9seconds. Patrick Lucas (1:59.50) and Rob Spalding (2:03.92) bagged season's bests in the 800m winning their respective heats.

At the Rosenheim League Cup Final, Croydon's men finished a respectable third place in the seven club finale. Lekan Ogunlana particularly shone, finishing runner-up in the javelin (48.97m) and high jump (1.95m). Kieron Connor was 2nd in the 800m in 2:00.06 and Verter Oppong-Kyei matched that position in the triple jump (12.55m).

In the pick of the ParkRun action, Louise Locke was 1st in the women's category at Crystal Palace (21:15) while Jessica Moore (22:36) also crossing the line 1st at Lloyd Park. Christophe Dormenval was third at Southampton (17:48) and Alex Penfold (17:29) was 5th out of over a thousand finishers at Bushy Park.

by: Croydon Harriers | 1st Aug 2016 15:20:48
Croydon Harrier long jumper Paul Ogun leapt to a new lifetime best at the England Championships in Bedford to claim silver.

The 27 year-old jumped to 7.79m to finish 17cm shy of gold.

Teammate Samuel Osewa finished fifth in the final of the 100m in a lifetime best 10.35secs in a race won by Birchfield's Joel Fearon who ran the fastest time in the UK this year of 9.96secs.

Ashleigh Clarke (12.41secs) and Lee McLaughlin (10.74secs) were in action in the heats of the men's and women's 100m respectively.

Several Harriers helped Surrey win the the Under 13 Southern inter-county competition at Kingston.

Xander Collins finished 2nd in the 75m hurdles in 12.36secs, while Ayo Salako was fourth in the 100m in 13.09secs. In the girl's section, India Toasland was fifth in the 75m hurdles in 11.74secs.

At the British Masters Championships at Birmingham, Linda Oxlade won the W65 weight pentathlon gold while husband Colin was 6th in M55 10,000m.

At the Lloyd ParkRun, 22 Harriers took part, former Croydon Harrier Peter Chambers set a course record in 15minutes and 36 seconds. Jake English (17:34) and Alex Penfold (17:48) completing the top 3. In the women's section, Croydon scooped a 1-2-3 thanks to Jessica Moore (22:59), Anna Corby (24:00) and Leanne Moore (24:51, PB).



by: Croydon Harriers | 26th Jul 2016 09:56:12
There are various holidays for our club coaches coming up, if you are a club member please see below to see if you are affected.

Tuesday 2nd August - Coach Alan is away, his group will be with Coach Matthew instead on this evening.

Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th August - Coach Paul is away so the usual sprinting sessions he runs will be postponed. He returns on the 9th August. If Under 14 sprinters would like to continue training in his absence then you can attend the Croydon Athletics Academy on Monday 1st or Wednesday 3rd, or attend Coach Alan's group on the Tuesday or Thursday which starts at 7pm. Sprinters over the age of 16 and wish to continue training can join Coach Matt Pepper on these dates if they wish to continue training.

Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th August - Coach Matt (middle-distance / endurance groups) is away. Training remains on as usual for the middle-distance and endurance groups. Matt returns on the 23rd August.

Coach Mike will be away for the duration of the Rio Olympics.

Coach Paul and his young charges #mülleranniversarygames

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