by: Croydon Harriers | 20th Apr 2015 22:34:33
Croydon Harriers' youngsters faced stern opposition over the weekend in the UK Youth Development League and Ebbisham Boy's league season openers.
The junior team was sixth out of the six competing clubs on Saturday at Harrow in the Southern Premier 2 division, the 2nd highest tier in the league. Wins were hard to come by but there were some embattled efforts in the middle-distance ranks from Kieron Connor (U17 men's 800m, 2:04.6) and Stevie Lawrence (U20 women's 1500m steeplechase, 5:25.6) who both secured hard fought wins.



On the field, Verter Oppong-Kyei triumphed in the under 17 men's long (6.26m) and triple jump (11.86m).

In the throws, Omar Reid topped the under 20 men's discus standings with a 43.35m effort, and Giacomo Spagnoli followed suit in the javelin thanks to a 38.60m effort.

Tosin Salami made the club's all-time rankings in 100m with a 12.3second run, and then anchored the 4x100m under 17 women's team home to a memorable win in 49.7secs.

Lekhan Ogunlana also made the all-time rankings in the high jump with his 1.80m clearance.

With the bottom two clubs in the division faced with relegation to the league's third tier, the team will need more of the same come the 16th May for the next fixture when they visit Reading.

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At the Ebbisham boy's league at Sutton Arena, the boys fared slightly better finishing fifth out of six clubs.

Tyson Inness (14.0secs) and Myles Copeland (14.5secs) scooped maximum points in the under 13 boy's 100m. Louis Smithen edged to a win in the under 13 boy's long jump with a 4.15m effort.

In ParkRun action there four first's for Harriers in different events. Ben Savill (Preston Park Brighton, 16:35), Jake English (Crystal Palace, 17:00), Jessica Moore (Lloyd Park, 22:29) and David White (Cornwall Park in New Zealand, 17:47) took the spoils.

This weekend sees over 25 youngsters from the club tackle the Virgin London Mini Marathon representing the Borough of Croydon. Four Harriers tackle the main race itself and the men's and women's squad travel to St Albans for their opening Southern Athletics League Division 2 East encounter.

by: Croydon Harriers | 12th Apr 2015 19:28:08
Croydon Harriers' young athletes kicked off their season at the Wimbledon Open with several impressive performances on Sunday. Croydon’s young female sprinters swept the board in three of the four age groups.




Toni Bryan bagged the U13’s race in 13.66secs just ahead of training partner Zoe Dake (13.69secs).

In the under 15 ranks Marcia Sey crossed the line in 12.77secs and Tosin Salami went a tenth of a second faster in the Under 17 women's category to take the spoils.

In the middle distance events, Kieron Connor bagged a competitive win in the under 17 men's 800m in 2:02.62, and young Kyra Sethna-McIntosh was third overall in the under 13 girl's 800m in 2:42.

Anna Corby was runner-up in the Dave Clarke Mile in six minutes and 15 seconds.

On the field, Sonyce Archer (Under 17 women's) and Reuben Vaughan (under 15 boy's) both featured highly in the long jump.

Verter Oppong-Kye i won the under 17 men's long jump, and Ange Gbeyo threw 10.47m in the under 13 boy's shot putt.

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In ParkRun action, Jake English was 1st home at Crystal Palace in 17:25.

Emmanuel Godet clocked three hours and thirty four minutes at the Paris Marathon to go 59th on Croydon’s all-time list.

by: Croydon Harriers | 9th Apr 2015 13:09:29
With the cross-country season at a close, the award winners for the attendance trophies are now official.

In the senior ranks, Neil Aikman successfully defends his title, holding off strong showings from James Moore, Glenn Barden and David Brown amongst others.

45 athletes did at least one competition over the winter which is encouraging news indeed.




NICK CAMBRIDGE SHIELD 2014-15 FINAL STANDINGS

In the young athlete's ranks, we have a tie with Jessica Moore and Kyra Sethna-McIntosh sharing the spoils, both in their first full cross-country seasons with the club.

Leanna Moore, Cassandra Howard and defending champion Omar Harhara were amongst those chasing the duo in the standings.

Encouragingly 38 yougnsters competed in at least one fixture over the winter.

LINDA OXLADE POINTS SHIELD 2014-15 FINAL STANDINGS

Pictures of Neil, Jessica and Kyra in action can be seen on the sidebar.

by: Croydon Harriers | 9th Apr 2015 13:09:29
Croydon Arena has announced their new prices for 2015.

As per last year, there is a special 15% discount on season tickets for Harriers members.



With thanks to Scott Hart , the Croydon Arena manager for keeping us informed as always.

Documents can be found here:

LIST OF PRICES

SEASON TICKET INFO

by: Croydon Harriers | 6th Apr 2015 11:35:15
A dozen Croydon Harriers tackled the East Surrey Road Race at Ewell on Thursday.

Robert Spalding was first home for Croydon over the 7km course in 25 minutes and 29 seconds. He was closely followed by Loughborough based 800m specialist Patrick Lucas in 14th in 26:25.




The rest of the scoring team consisted of road running secretary Neil Aikman (23rd, 27:45) and James Moore (31st, 28:47). Anna Corby kept the Croydon flag flying in the women's category finishing in fourth in 31:40.

In the young athlete's ranks, Dane Lawrence was first home over the 3km course in the near fifty strong field in 20th (14:02).

Jessica Moore was seventh in the girl's race in 15:11, while Megan Driver and Leanne Moore were fourth and fifth in the under 13 girl's category respectively.

Robbie Tambling (38th) and Beth Matlock (46th) completed the Croydon contingent.

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In ParkRun action, Loughborough University student Dom Nolan lowered his 5K best to 16 minutes and 25 seconds with a solid 1st at Banstead Woods out of 177 competitors.

Jake English wrapped up another 1st at Crystal Palace in 17:50 and Jordan O'Dongo was the pick of the Harriers at Lloyd Park in 7th in 20:48.

TOOTING OPEN RESULTS
100m
Cassandra Howard U13G 15.86
Sasha Howard U11G 17.72

600m
Sasha Howard U11G 2:13.9
Leanne Moore U13G 02:17.6

1500m
James Moore M40 5:26.55
Jessica Moore U15G 5:30.49
Megan Driver U15G 5:45.89

M65 1 KG
TONY RICHARDS 34.84m

M65
TONY RICHARDS 10.91m

Long Jump
CASSANDRA HOWARD U13 3.28m
SASHA HOWARD U11 2.83m

High Jump
CASSANDRA HOWARD U13 1.25m
SASHA HOWARD U13 1.05m

Discus
SASKIA NAVARATNAM U20 31.63m

Shot Putt
SASKIA NAVARATNAM U20 8.10m



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