by: Croydon Harriers | 19th Sep 2016 10:20:41
Croydon Harrier Ben Savill was the third Briton home at the Copenhagen Half Marathon. The 22 year-old clocked a new lifetime best of 70 minutes and 20 seconds to finish 47th overall out of nearly 19,000 finishers. It places him eighth on the club's all-time rankings.

All-time rankings for the half marathon

At the British Masters Championships in Birmingham, Tony Richards won the M65 javelin title and took bronze in the discus and shot. Mandy Rowley-Jones was a bronze medal winner in the W50 triple jump in 8.15m. Linda Oxlade scooped five medals in all including three Golds in the W65 weight throw, discus and hammer. Colin Oxlade was eighth in the M55 5000m.

In ParkRun action, Alex Penfold was runner-up at Nonsuch in 17:16 out of 507 finishers, while Glenn Barden was fourth at Gorky Park in Moscow. Mark Maginn was eighth at Crystal Palace and Jordan O'Dongo matched that feat at Lloyd Park. In the women's category at Lloyd Park, Saarah Nawaz was fourth and Anna Corby was seventh.

ParkRun results for Croydon Harriers this week

by: Croydon Harriers | 14th Sep 2016 09:33:42
Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney has become an Olympic medallist for the first time in his career after an eight year delay.

The news comes after the IOC announced that Russian Denis Alexeev has tested positive for a banned substance. As a result his results at the Games have been expunged.

Rooney , a three-time Olympian, ran the anchor leg as part of GB's 4x400m relay team and clocked 43.73secs where they placed fourth behind Russia. The Russian quartet have now been disqualified and GB have promoted to bronze.

Congratulations to Martyn on behalf of everyone at the club

by: Croydon Harriers | 12th Sep 2016 15:20:59
Croydon Harrier sprinter James Dasaolu made a triumphant end to his track and field season with a narrow win at the Great North City Games.

The 29 year-old Olympic semi-finalist clocked 10.21secs just a one hundredth faster than Chijindu Ujah.

Fellow Rio Olympian Martyn Rooney was third in the 500m in 59.02secs.

In the junior Great North Run, Joachim Bambury finished seventh in the junior under 13's race out of over 500 competitors.

Croydon's young athletes were in action at the Will Bolton Memorial cross-country relays at Sparrows Den.

The Under 15 boy's team of Robbie Tambling, Adam Shew and Isaac Flanagan finished a solid fifth out of the 38 competing clubs. It is the club's best finish in this race since 2012. Flanagan finished 2nd overall in the individual standings.

The B team of Jonathan Long, Zachary Blair and Theo Flanagan were 14th.

The under 13 girls team of Kyra Sethna-McIntosh and the debuting twins of Tugce and Gulcin Erten were fifth in their age group.

There were three mixed teams on show as well. Douglas Aikman, Imran Salim and Murali Varathan were 26th. Megan Driver , the debuting Kiera-Grace Gordon and Valentin Najorka were 30th.

Morgan Lee and Liam Tambling also participated in their club bows.

The men finished 18th out of the 55 participating clubs thanks to Ernie Hann, Glenn Barden Jordan O'Dongo and Matthew Kiernan .

The B team of Ifetobi Salako, Neil Aikman (twice!) and Isaac Flanagan who ran again after his earlier young athlete's leg.

Keith Brown, Caleb Drummond, Anna Corby and Jules Williams completed Croydon's third team.

In the Under 11s category, the debuting Alexander Middleton finished in runners-up spot in five minutes and five seconds over the 1km course. Sister Francesca was 7th with Jana Sethna-McIntosh once place further back. Holly Perks placed 10th.



In the final track event of the summer, Reuben Vaughan won the Under 17 men's Octathlon at the Surrey Combined Events championships. His 40.99m effort in the discus scored him the most number of points in the eight discipline challenge.

Sasha Howard finished 13th in the Under 13 Girls pentathlon, and older sister Cassandra Howard was 12th in the Under 15 Girls version.

Jules Williams won a bronze in the 3000m steeplechase, while Andy Del Nevo was fourth in the men's equivalent event.

by: Croydon Harriers | 4th Sep 2016 18:43:50
Croydon Harrier Romell Glave won the 200m title at the UK School Games in Loughborough. The 16 year-old has enjoyed a stellar debut season and clocked a wind assisted 21.61secs in the 200m to win the title. He adds to the silver medal he won at the England Championships last week.

Elsewhere Croydon fielded four teams at the Surrey Road Relays at Wimbledon. The men's A team enjoyed a seventh place finish out of the 22 competing teams, a one place improvement on their efforts 12 months ago.

Ben Savill kicked off the team's efforts with the 11th fastest time of the afternoon out of the 369 finishers.

The Surrey 10-mile road champion recovered from his fall in the Surrey 10,000m championships last week and clocked 14 minutes and 49 seconds over the 5km course, the 2nd fastest ever by a Croydon Harrier in this event.

Alex Penfold (16:04, 49th), David Brown (16:39, 71st), Glenn Barden (17:30, 108th), Ernie Hann (17:27, 106th) and Christophe Dormenval (16:38, 69th) completed the team. Its Croydon's men's team's second highest finish on this course.

The M40 team of James Moore (18:27), Andy Del Nevo (18:45), Neil Aikman (19:05) and Colin Oxlade (19:50) finished a creditable eighth of the dozen teams that closed in.

In the B team for the men, University of East Anglia bound Rob Spalding provided the highlight clocking 16:29 for 63rd. The rest of the squad consisted of Dan Barnes (98th, 17:12), Matthew Kiernan (18:48, 174th), Dan Humble (18:34, 159th), Oliver Hosken (18:53, 178th) and Patrick Lucas (17:39, 114th).

The Women's team placed 21st thanks to Anna Corby and Jules Williams running two legs apiece.

In the pick of the ParkRun action, Jessica Moore was first home at Lloyd Park while Louise Locke matched that feat at Croxteth Hall.

by: Croydon Harriers | 30th Aug 2016 09:37:46
There were three medals for Croydon Harrier athletes at the England Championships in Bedford this past weekend.

English Schools champion Marcia Sey added the England title to her collection after clocking 10.93secs in the Final of the Under 15 girl's 75m hurdles. Her time is faster than the time Jessica Ennis-Hill clocked over the event at the same age.

There was silver for Rommel Glave in the Under 17 men's 200m. He clocked 21.86secs to take runners-up spot.

And there was bronze for Tyrese Johnson-Fisher in the 100m in 10.76secs.

Israel Ospina finished fourth in the Under 15 boy's 300m. Ezra Rodriques finished 6th in his heat in the under 17 men's 100m hurdles.

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.

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