by: Croydon Harriers | 29th Mar 2015 19:30:17
At the Streets Ahead Croydon Half Marathon, Croydon Harrier David Brown continued his consistency at this event since its inception, finishing in 18th in 85 minutes and 2 seconds.

He was quickly followed by the rapidly improving Mohsin Harhara who warmed up for the Amsterdam Marathon with a lifetime best clocking of 86:07 to finish 23rd.

James Moore (98:38, 82nd), Terry Lapins (2:02, 227th), Christiane Martini (2:27, 331st) and Radhika Shanmuganathan (339th, 2:47) were the club's other participants in the field of 346 finishers.

In ParkRun action, four Croydon Harriers notched wins at as many venues. Alex Penfold triumphed at Bognor Regis in 18 minutes and 2 seconds, while Glenn Barden was first across the line at Osterley in 18:15.

Jake English continued his dominance at Crystal Palace winning in 17:30.

Eleven year-old Kyra Sethna-McIntosh led home an all Croydon top five at Lloyd Park in 23 minutes and 25 seconds. Jessica Moore, Anna Corby, Saarah Nawaz and Sasha Howard completed the quintet.

by: Croydon Harriers | 29th Mar 2015 19:30:17
This Thursday sees the middle-distance and endurance groups take on the East Surrey Road Race at West Ewell.

This means that there will only be a small group at Croydon Arena this Thursday with Coach Mike at 7pm.

If you are a member of either the middle-distance and endurance groups you are strongly encouraged to give this a race a go. Its 2 miles for young athletes and 4 miles for over 17's. The course is flat. Meet in the clubhouse at the West Ewell track on Poole Road, King George V playing fields.

Some photo examples of the road race can be found on the sidebar.

Hope this helps!

Croydon Harriers

Nearly sixty young athletes staked their claim to represent team Croydon at the Virgin London Mini-Marathon next month at the trials held at Lloyd Park on Saturday.

South London's James Lyne won the 2.1mile cross-country event in 12 minutes and 45 seconds, breaking away from Surrey teammate Omar Harhara to win by 21 seconds.

Both head to Blackburn for the English Schools championships on Saturday (14th March) representing Surrey Schools in the intermediate boy's category.

In the under 15 boy's age group Henry Stiff (South London) was comfortably clear of Croydon's Jordan O'Dongo by 40 seconds in 14 minutes and 26 seconds, while Trinity's Isaac Flanagan (Croydon Harriers) edged home ahead of a chasing Harry Smith to win the under 13 boy's race.

Wallington Girls pupil Jessica Moore (Croydon) was first female home by over half a minute from training partner Saarah Nawaz in 15 minutes and 31 seconds.
In the under 17 women's category, Josie Kavanagh just stayed ahead of a fast finishing Atlanta Drummond to take the spoils.

And Kyra Sethna-McIntosh completed the Croydon clean sweep in the girl's age groups finishing 13 seconds ahead of South London's Jessica Gouveia-Slatter .

The entire list of selections will be released by the Croydon Sports Development team in the coming week/s. The Borough will be bidding to improve on their 10th position they achieved 12 months ago out of the 33 competing London Borough come the 26th April.

Congratulations to our club XC Champions
Under 13 Girls - Kyra Sethna-McIntosh
Under 15 Girls - Jessica Moore
Under 17 Women - Josie Kavanagh
Under 13 Boys - Isaac Flanagan
Under 15 Boys - Jordan O'Dongo
Under 17 Men - Omar Harhara


In the senior six-mile race, Croydon's David Brown won his first non-ParkRun competition holding off the challenge from Striders' Krzysztof Klidzia and Collingwood's Robert Knight . The Women's category was won by Lloyd ParkRun organiser Debra Bourne .

With thanks to Don, Carol, team Moore, Simon, Marney, Alan, Glenn, Peter, William, Christine, Stuart, Amy, John, Keith, Norman for all your help in organising this event.

by: Croydon Harriers | 7th Mar 2015 09:40:40
The dates for the Croydon Schools Athletics Championships have been announced. They are as follows:

Year 9 - 6th May - 9.30am start

Year 8 - 12th May - 9.30am start

Year 7 - 15th June - 3.30pm start

Primary schools - 22nd, 23rd, 24th June 4pm start

We will be hoping to provide refreshments at these events in aid of crucial club fundraising, please come forward if you are around to help.

by: Croydon Harriers | 2nd Mar 2015 22:17:17
Croydon Harriers enjoyed three ParkRun wins on Saturday. Omar Harhara warmed up for the English Schools championships in a fortnight's time with a solid victory at Riddlesdown in 18 minutes and 46 seconds.

At Crystal Palace, Jake English notched his 22nd win in 17 minutes exactly. At Lloyd Park, Croydon enjoyed the first four home in the women's category spearheaded by 14 year-old Jessica Moore in 23 minutes and 15 seconds.

Saarah Nawaz (2nd, 23:56), Josie Kavanagh (3rd, 25:34) and Anna Corby (4th, 25:35) were in close company. 17 Croydon Harriers were in action across six different events.

24 hours later, Moore propelled herself to 1st in the overall standings of the penultimate Downs League event at Epsom Downs with a third place finish in the under 15's race.

In the under 11's race, Kyra Sethna-McIntosh moved herself up to sixth overall after placing 7th, while Leanne Moore is 9th overall having finished 17th on Saturday.

Isaac Flanagan was seventh in the under 13 boy's race and Megan Driver was fourth in the under 13 girl's category.


At the England Indoor Championships in Sheffield, Daniel Luke clocked 7.32secs in his Under 20 men's 60m heat.

Glenn Barden clocked a new lifetime best in the Regents Park 10k of 38minutes and 5 seconds to finish 14th in a field of 500 finishers.

This Saturday (7th March) sees the Croydon Mini-Marathon Trials taking place at Lloyd Park at 2.30pm. Registration can be done online or on the day from 1.45pm with the Sports Development Team. Those who perform well at the Trials will be selected to represent the Borough at the Virgin London Mini-Marathon races on the 26th April.

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