by: Croydon Harriers | 25th Aug 2014 12:48:27
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by: Croydon Harriers | 25th Aug 2014 12:23:19
At the CAU inter-county championships in Bedford, Croydon Harrier Paul Ogun leapt to 14.71m in the triple jump to earn third position in a high class field. In the pick of the ParkRun action there were three 1st places for Croydon. David Chambers triumphed at Wimbledon Common in 17 minutes and 19 seconds,

Seven Harriers were in action at the Tooting Open:
Giacomo Spagnoli , U20M Discus, 34.37m
Reegan Boyce , U17M triple jump, 11.34m
David Olajiga , U17M 6kg shot, 15.13m (PB)
Ben Savill , U20M 1500m, 4;16.6
Daniel Luke , U17M 100m, 11.76secs
Dylan Gordon , U17M 100m, 11.87secs (W)
Rory Edwards-Bennett , U17M 100m, 12.51secs

Meanwhile David Brown bagged his third win at Riddlesdown in a course best of 17 minutes and 36 seconds.

13 year-old Jessica Moore was first in the women's category at Lloyd Park. There were eleven other Harriers in action in other ParkRun events.

At the Super 8 fixture at Sutton Arena, Croydon's under 13 and under 15 squads finished third and runners-up in their respective competitions.

Three athletes enjoyed overall victories in the multi-event challenge.

Jack Ennis topped the standings in the under 13 boy's category out of the 35 participants. He was the clear victor in the 75m sprint hurdles (14.10secs) and high jump (1.40m).

In the under 15 boy's ranks Emmanuel Thomas was also top individual out of a field of ten competitors, thanks to his run of 13.40secs in the 80m hurdles and 1.40m in the high jump.

Ola Olufemi-Krakue triumphed in the under 15 girls category with a 13.50secs clocking in the 100m and a 4.61m effort in the long jump.

Cassandra Howard was the leading light in the Under 13 girls standings in 11th. There were 20 Harriers in action overall.


by: Paul Weston | 25th Aug 2014 12:13:32
Tuesday 26th August will be the last training session of this season. We always take September & early October off to recover. Time to re-charge batteries and allow the body to recover and grow.

If the Surrey Relays take place on Sunday 14th September, I will contact athletes for an extra session on Thursday 11th September.

When will training start for next year?
Older Group will return on Tuesday 14th October . This will be all Year 10s and above plus a few invited younger athletes. Session begins at 7.15pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays. This group will have a limit of 22 athletes. Regular, committed athletes only . Must be prepared to train twice a week and compete regularly during the season.

Younger Group will return on Tuesday 4th November . Session begins at 6.30 so arrive at 6.15 on Tuesdays. All welcome providing athletes are in Years 6 - 9 at school.

During the break
Keep stretching at least 3 times a week.
Watch your diet (see below)

It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with you all again this season. It has been hugely successful with English Schools medals, South of England medals, County medals (lots), records (lots), promotion for the Younger YDL team and consolidation for the Older YDL team. Well done everybody.

Diet - Try to follow these guidelines (show them to your parents)
Drink plenty of still water. Not so much sugary coke etc
Eat plenty of fruit & vegetables. 5 portions a day.
Eat fewer fast food meals & ready meals. They are full of salt, sugar & other rubbish!
Eat more chicken & fish but less red meat (beef & lamb).
Have 3 regular meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Cut out the snacks!

by: Croydon Harriers | 18th Aug 2014 18:13:32
Croydon Harrier Lisa Harris successfully defended her Surrey Road League title after taking bronze in the Wimbledon 5K on Sunday. The 28 year-old wrapped up the women's category thanks to a run of 18 minutes and 14 seconds which also earned her silver in a race which doubled up as the Surrey County championship.

It caps off a string of impressive results for Harris who won the Dorking 10 mile and Sutton 10km road races in the league this season.

Also in action in the 244-strong field were David Chambers (24th, 17:24) 24 hours after finishing third at Lloyd ParkRun, and Keith Brown was 25th in the M50 category.

There was a double joy at the South of England Under 15 and 17 championships at Crystal Palace.

Robert Sakala capped off his season in the under 17 100m hurdles with a 13.35secs clocking to win the title. Fellow English Schools finalist David Olajiga topped the under 17 men's shot putt standings with a 15.17m effort.

Chuks Ajeh powered to silver in the under 15 boy's 100m with a huge personal best of 11.31secs, while Obi Onyejekwe bagged silver in the under 15 boy's 80m hurdles.

At the Lily B girl's League meeting at Sutton, Croydon booked their place in the main final in a fortnight's time thanks to a runner-up finish.

The sprints proved to be a happy hunting ground with a number of event maximums. Marcia Sey (11.3secs) and Kayla Bowley (13.0secs) wrapped up wins in the A and B under 13 girl's 70m hurdles. They repeated the result in the A and B 200m and long jump events.

Sonyce Archer (12.0secs) was comfortably ahead in the under 17 women's 80m hurdles.

Archer then triumphed in the B 100m (13.2secs) with training partner Coralie Mido (13.1secs) taking the spoils in the A race and then won the A 200m (27.6secs) later in the afternoon.

Multi-talented Mido gained another win in the B shot putt (8.69m), with Abigail Pennells (9.12m) victorious overall in the A event.

In the 100m Toni Bryan (13.7secs) and Nayana Brown (13.8secs) edged home in hard fought under 13's races, and in the 200m Tosin Salami (25.8secs) and Chanice Gordon (26.4secs) continued their good form with another event maximum.

On the field, Ola Olufemi-Krakue vaulted to 1st in the under 15 girl's pole vault with a 1.70m clearance and Sabrina Stoute topped the standings in the under 17 women's equivalent (2.30m).

The girls now look forward to the final at Ewell Court on the 30th August.

In the pick of the ParkRun action, Simon Loughran was sixth at Nonsuch Park, Joseph Jucas was eighth at Pegwell Bay, and sisters Cassandra and Sasha Howard were fourth and fifth in the women's category at Lloyd Park.

by: Croydon Harriers | 15th Aug 2014 18:15:14
Congratulations from all of us to James Dasaolu & Martyn Rooney for their recent victories at the European Championships in Zurich. Loughborough based Dasaolu became the fastest man in Europe after crossing the line in 10.06secs in the 100m.


Meanwhile, Martyn took the spoils in the one lap event, triumphing in 44.71secs, just holding off his nearest rival Matthew Hudson-Smith.

He would go onto run a sub 44second leg in the 4x400m to anchor the quartet home to Gold and help GB to the 6th fastest time on the all time GB lists.



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