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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by: Croydon Harriers | 25th Jul 2016 16:18:28
Five Croydon Harrier young athlete sprint relay teams were victorious at the Anniversary Games on Friday evening in front of a packed house at the Olympic Stadium.

he 4x100m teams were competing in the Club Connect relays organised by British Athletics.

The Under 15 girls quartet ran the 2nd fastest time for their age group in history for the 4x100m in 47.61secs thanks to Marcia Sey, Kayla Bowley, Toni Bryan and Zoe Dake .

The Under 17 women's squad (Tosin Salami, Rhiannon Gayle, Esinam Dake and Chanice Gordon ) broke the club record in 47.64secs.

Another club record fell courtesy of the Under 17 men (Ayo Daniel, Samir Williams, Micah Francis-Dwyer and Romell Glave ) who clocked 42.09secs.

The Under 13 Boys (Reshayne Bailey, Ayo Salako, Xander Collins and Russell S Dacosta ) and Under 13 Girls (Serena Angoua, Tamia Meggie-Graham, Shannon Hutchinson and India Toasland ) were also triumphant.

The Under 15 Boys were 2nd, Under 20 women 3rd and Under 20 Men were fourth.

On Sunday, Croydon's junior team took a surprise win at home at Croydon Arena in the season's finale of the UK Youth Development League.

Lekan Ogunlana triumphed in the high jump in 1.80m.

Jordan O'Dongo won the under 17 men's 800m and Ezra Rodrigues also topped the 100m hurdles standings in the same age group.

Emmanuel Thomas enjoyed a double 1st in the high jump and pole vault.

In the Under 17 women's section, Jessica Moore won the 1500m in 5:08.4 and Ola Olufemi-Krakue enjoyed a double 1st in the long and triple jump.

Event Lge Event Lge Event Lge
1 K&P 1769 19 1 CRD 489 7 1 Kingston AC & Polytechnic 2185 23
2 C&W 1723 17 2 BTN 445 6 2 Camberley/Woking AC 2166 22
3 STN 1513 15 3 C&W 443 5 3 Croydon Harriers 1918 17
4 WNC 1455 13 4 K&P 416 4 4 Southampton AC 1886 17
5 CRD 1429 10 5 TSX 376 3 5 Winchester & D AC 1759 14
6 BTN 1189 6 6 STN 373 2 6 Brighton & Hove AC 1634 12
7 TSX 1048 4 7 WNC 304 1 7 Team Sussex 1424 7

With thanks to all our helpers and officials, you are all stars!


At the Elmbridge 10K, six Harriers kept the Croydon flag flying. Jake English continued his recent good to finish 13th in the Surrey Road League race in 34:51.

Mark Lynch was 58th (37:45) followed by Glenn Barden in 38:27 (73rd). The rest of the team comprised of James Moore (40:58, 125th), Oliver Hosken (225th, 45:53) and Keith Brown (14th M60, 47:42) out of the 584 finishers.

Coach Paul and his young charges #mülleranniversarygames

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by: Croydon Harriers | 21st Jul 2016 15:27:08
This summer Croydon Council and Croydon Harriers are proud to launch our FREE Athletics Summer School for children aged 6-18 thanks to the Mayor of London's FreeSport scheme.

Children will be given the chance to try out running jumping and throwing, with all sessions led by our experienced coaches.

All sessions take place at Croydon Arena and start at 1.30pm.

They will be taking place on the following dates:
22nd August
23rd August
24th August
25th August
30th August
31st August
1st September

Could you be a future member of team GB?!

Book your place today by emailing Matt on the following link, supplying your child's full name and age

See you there!

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