by: Anne Smith | 1st Sep 2015 14:40:16
The Croydon 10K is coming and we need YOUR help to make it happen.

We are after 65 marshals to help man the race itself.

At least a dozen or so people to help set up on the day with refreshments and the start / finish line area.

We also need half a dozen people to help put up signs the night before the race. And then also to collect them afterwards.

Get in contact right away if you can help!

by: Croydon Harriers | 17th Aug 2015 11:57:52
Croydon Harriers' men's and women's team fell heartbreakingly short of promotion to the Southern Athletics League's top tier after a third place finish at Dartford on Saturday.

The Harriers needed to defeat Dartford, who have been unbeaten at home this season but in the end placed third in the Division 2SE finale on 167pts adrfit of the host's winning tally of 202pts. Havering were runners-up on 197 and Herts Phoenix were fourth on 151pts.

Despite falling short, Croydon's team still had to plenty to cheer during a high standard of competition.

Ned Quiney made a welcome return to Southern League action to win the pole vault in 4.50m, with Sam Haswell providing solid support winning the B event in 3.30m. Paul Ogun enjoyed similar success in the triple jump leaping to 13.91m, and finished 2nd in a high calibre long jump competition where his 7.05m was 2nd to a divisional league record of 7.49m from Havering's Josh Olawore.

Dom Nolan's improvement in the 800m continued with a tactical victory in the 800m in 2:00.4 and Kartik Iyer made it maximum points thanks to a late surge in 2:05.8.

In the women's section, Tosin Salami (12.5secs) and Chrissy-Marie Nangban (13,0secs) ensured an event maximum in the 100m. Captain Stevie Lawrence triumphed in the 800m in 2:18.9 nine seconds clear of her nearest rival.

Salami and Nangban then teamed up with Ola Olufemi-Krakue and Chanice Gordon to win the 4x100m in 50.5secs.

Further spirited performances came from James Eccles and women's manager Amy Dowsett who competed in eight events between them.

The result is likely to leave Croydon fourth in the 16 team table, just shy of the top two automatic qualifying places for the top tier.


With thanks to all our officials on the day - Mike, John, David, Don, Ernie, Peter, Eric, Matthew P, Ellie . Thanks for your help!

And Many thanks to all our athletes who have competed this season, you've made a huge contribution to this team this year, thanking you all!

Sophie Elliss won the under 17 women's 80m hurdles title at the South of England U17 championships at Ashford.

The English Schools Silver medallist ran 11.28secs to triumph. It ranks her 2nd in the UK for her age group.

Fellow hurdler Obi Onyejekwe finished 2nd and was tantalisingly close to gold having led for the first 60m.

At the Rosenheim League Final at Kingston, Croydon's men finished a creditable third place in the eight team final, twelve months on from failing to reach this stage of the competition last year.

Ned Quiney (Pole vault, 4.40m), Harvey Stainthorpe (400m, 50.90secs) and Paul Ogun (long jump, 6.79m) all notched wins on Wednesday evening.

Final result - Kingston and Poly (85pts), Hercules Wimbledon (73), Croydon (65), Holland (49), Belgrave (48), Serpentine (36), Walton (35), St Mary's Richmond (6).

Also in action were Samson Chinaka, Oje Izirein, Matthew Pepper, Chris Collins-Ahouzan, Dylan Gordon, Shannard Jackson, Ernie Hann, Rob Spalding, Ben Savill, Chris King, Patrick Lucas and Jake English .

At the World Masters Championships in Lyon, husband and wife team Colin and Linda Oxlade have been in action for team GB.

Colin broke two M55 club records in the 10,000m final where he finished 21st out of 42 in 39:15.85, and in the 5000m he crossed the line 12th out of 44 in 18:38.20. He was also 28th out of 59 in the five-mile cross-country race.

Linda finished 12th in the W60 throws pentathlon, 13th in the triple jump and 18th in the long jump.


In ParkRun action Simon Loughran was first home at Salisbury in 17:52m, while Mark Maginn (Margate) and Mark Lynch (Lloyd Park) were both third in their respective races. Saarah Nawaz was first in the women's category at Lloyd Park.


by: Croydon Harriers | 10th Aug 2015 18:24:57
Croydon Harrier Jake English enjoyed a top ten finish at the Wimbledon 5K road race on Sunday, which also doubles up as the County 5km championships.

English , who has finished 1st at Crystal Palace ParkRun 29 times, finished ninth in high-class field of over 250 finishers in 16 minutes and 26 seconds.

Glenn Barden (42nd, 17:59) enjoyed a lifetime best over the distance and David Brown (46th, 18:06) followed soon after to complete the scoring trio.

Mark Lynch (76th, 19:06), Keith Brown (5th M60, 23:42) and Norman Hemming (7th M60, 26:05) completed the rest of the Croydon contingent.

Colin and Linda Oxlade (Aka CoLinda ) are in action at the World Masters Championships in Lyon representing team GB.

Linda was 13th in the W60 weight throw.

Colin meanwhile has smashed two M55 records. He was 21st out of 42 in the 10,000m final in 39:15.82. The 5,000m went event better placing 12th out of 44 in 18:38.20. He was also in action in the cross-country run, finishing 28th out of 59 over 5 miles, completing the course in 30:46.00.

In ParkRun action there were a number of podium finishes for Croydon athletes. There was a double 2nd at Lloyd Park for Mark Lynch (19:27) and Jessica Moore (21:30) in the male and female categories. Kieron Connor (17:31) was third at Norman Park and Alex Penfold (17:18) matched that feat at Nonsuch. Simon Loughran (19:15) was fourth in Lanhydrock.

At the Newham Open track and field meeting, Lee McLaughlin recorded times of 10.62secs (100m) and 21.67secs (200m) which were the 2nd and 4th fastest times in each event. He currently sits 47th and 32nd respectively in the UK rankings for those events. Oje Izirein was also in action in the 100m (12.01secs) and 200m (23.87secs).

by: Croydon Harriers | 4th Aug 2015 08:43:34
Four Croydon Harriers were in action at the England senior championships this past weekend at Bedford. Lee McLaughlin and Samuel Osewa both qualified for the semi-finals of the 100m and ran 10.65secs and 10.67secs respectively. They would both finish 5th in their semis.

McLaughlin also competed in the 200m and finished third in his semi-final in 21.97secs. Twinelle Hopeson was also in action in the 100m hurdles.

Long jumper Paul Ogun made a solid comeback after a long term ankle injury finishing sixth in the final in 6.91m, having jumped five centimetres further to qualify.

Over 20 Harriers took part in the South London Athletics Network's Super 8 young athlete's meeting on Sunday at Wimbledon Park.

On the field there were 1st's for Cassandra Howard and Megan Driver enjoyed double wins in the under 13 and 15 girls' shot putt and javelin.

Faith Chen (who is coached by 1991 World 10,000m champion Liz McColgan) was a clear winner in the under 13 girl’s 800m in 2:33.6.

Sky Udondem won the under 15 girl's long jump with a 4.30m leap and Jake Cork ran out a clear winner in the under 13 boy’s 800m in 2:28.9.


In ParkRun action, Jake English was runner-up at Lloyd Park in 17:46, while Jessica Moore (22:43) was first home in the women's category. Kieron Connor (17:25) was sixth at Bromley.

ParkRun list of results

by: Croydon Harriers | 3rd Aug 2015 17:19:03
After many hours of moving over the past few weeks we are delighted that the clubhouse move at Croydon Arena is finally completed. With thanks to all those who have helped us with the move, there are too many of you to mention but in particular to Andy Del Nevo.

Andy headed up operations and is someone who has poured hours of work into this. Also to Martin Rowe for the donation of the new trophy cabinet.

We hope you all enjoy our new home!

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