by: Croydon Harriers | 15th Dec 2014 22:20:56
The last session at Croydon Arena is on the 23rd December with the first track session of 2015 on the 6th January.

Christmas sessions at Lloyd Park will take place on the:
21st, 28th, 30th and 31st December - all meeting at 10am in Lloyd Park Car Park. All members of the middle-distance / endurance groups welcome to attend.

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

by: Croydon Harriers | 8th Dec 2014 22:55:20
Four Croydon Harrier athletes picked up ParkRun victories on Saturday.Peter Chambers warmed up nicely for the European cross-country championships in Bulgaria on Sunday by breaking the course record at Lloyd Park.




The 19 year-old eclipsed his previous record by eight seconds in 16 minutes and 16 seconds. Anna Corby was 1st in the women's category.

Riddlesdown student Omar Harhara made it three wins in as many weeks at Riddlesdown in a new lifetime best of 17:37. The 15 year-old now turns his attention for the Southern inter-counties in Oxford where he will be representing Surrey.

At Crystal Palace, Jake English notched his 16th 1st placing in 17:20.

At the Surrey women's league at Nonsuch Park, Jennifer Beecroft led the club home in the women's race in 235th. Jules Williams (254th) and Radhika Shanmuganathan (363rd) were also in action. The team placed 30th overall in the 2nd division standings.

In the young athlete's races, Jessica Moore placed 23rd in the under 15 girl's race, while Kyra Sethna-McIntos h (29th) and Leanne Moore (56th) kept the club flag flying in the under 13's competition.

This Saturday sees the Lloyd ParkRun play host to the Annual 'Mob Match' between Croydon Harriers and Striders of Croydon.

by: Croydon Harriers | 1st Dec 2014 22:49:50
On Friday, over 130 people attended the club's annual awards dinner at Trinity School.

Double European gold medallist Martyn Rooney was in attendance.





Rooney scooped the Jack Lisney Cup for the best Male over 21 performance for the fifth time in six seasons. Hardworking official Carol Munns was awarded the Lisney Salver for Outstanding contribution for her many years of officiating and volunteering.

A further 60 awards were awarded on the night to members of all ages and event groups.

New club President Mike Smith was on hand to award trophies, medals and club record certificates to those who attended.

As well the traditional quizzes, the raffle organised by Radhika was a popular addition to the festivities with prizes including a signed football from Crystal Palace FC, a night out at Tiger Tiger and a signed Greg Rutherford photo.

Congratulations to all award winners

With thanks to Martin Rowe who did a sterling job with the Google Form, Stats and Slideshow presentation, absolutely brilliant.
Mike for booking/liaising with the venue and hosting the evening.
Don for collecting, polishing, organising engraving of the trophies and then presenting.
Karen for taking photos (which will be uploaded in coming days).
James for supplying laptop and precious IT support on the night.
Mike Smith for presenting in new presidential role, and to many many more!

PHOTO GALLERY

by: Croydon Harriers | 30th Nov 2014 23:36:28
Croydon Harrier Peter Chambers secured his place in the Great Britain junior cross country team after finishing runner-up at British trials in Liverpool on Saturday. The UCL student was first Brit home in the under 20 men's trial, 2nd to Eritrea's Abel Tsegay.




The first five are guaranteed a place on the start line at the European Championships later this month in Samokov, Bulgaria.

In arguably the race of his life, the 19 year-old completed the 6.7km course in 20 minutes and 35 seconds, tactically moving through the field throughout. Club colleague Jake English was 96th in the 116 strong-field.

In ParkRun action, Omar Harhara was 1st home at Riddlesdown making it two wins in as many weeks. There was also double runners-up finishes for Alan Burn and Jessica Moore in the men's and women's categories at Lloyd Park.

At the Downs League, five Harriers were in action at Epsom Downs. Kyra Sethna McIntosh finished 6th under 11 girl with Leanne Moore 14th. The pair lie seventh and eleventh respectively in the overall standings.

Isaac Flanagan finished 10th in the under 13 boy's race, while Jordan O'Dongo (8th) and Jessica Moore (4th) enjoyed top eight finishes in the under 15's competition. With thanks to James for team managing.

At the Pirie 10, David Brown led the small Croydon contingent in 12th in a field of 113 finishers in 63 minutes exactly. Neil Aikman (27th, 70:03), Colin Oxlade (55th, 74:16), Keith Brown (91st, 84:19) and Norman Hemming (102nd, 89:29) also completed the 10 mile cross-country challenge.

In Australia, David Chambers was 7th in the South Bank ParkRun in Adelaide. David White finished 2nd in the Auckland Championships in 16minutes.8seconds

On Friday, over 130 people attending the club's annual awards dinner at Trinity School. Double European gold medallist Martyn Rooney was in attendance, and he scooped the Jack Lisney Cup for the best Male over 21 performance for the fifth time in six seasons.

Hardworking official Carol Munns was awarded the Lisney Salver for Outstanding contribution for her many years of officiating and volunteering.

Congratulations to all award winners , photos and video updates will follow. With thanks to Martin Rowe who did a sterling job with the Google Form, Stats and Slideshow presentation, absolutely brilliant. Mike for booking/liaising with the venue and hosting the evening. Don for collecting, polishing, organising engraving of the trophies and then presenting. Karen for taking photos (which will be uploaded in coming days). James for supplying the laptop for use on the night. Mike Smith for presenting in new presidential role, and to many many more!



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