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We are the oldest established athletics club in Coventry, and cater for all types of athletic events and all age groups. We compete at local, regional and national levels.

Use the Navigation Links above for further details on membership, forthcoming races and results, etc.

Forthcoming fixtures:

  Cross Country:    05 January, Warwickshire Cross Country Championships, HMPSC Newbold Revel    12 January, Men's Birmingham League 3, Abington Park    12 January, Women's Midland League 3, Droitwich    13 January West Mids. Young Aths. Cross Country League 4, Abington Park

London Marathon

The draw for the one Club entry for next years London Marathon was made in the club house on 27th November. There were 4 names in the draw which was made by John Reed, a parent of one of our young athletes.

The name pulled out was Nick Bennett.

Notice to Officials

A level 1 photofinish course has been arranged for Saturday January 19th at the clubhouse. If you are interested in broadening your experience, please sign up on the England website. You need to follow the links from the 'Officials' tab.

Further information is available here.


Latest News

Cross Country Leagues

November 10th saw the competition beginning for both the Men's and Women's Teams. The men were at Cheltenham, and were 7th overall:

while the women were at Coventry:

Award for Kare

21st October - Well done to Kare Adenegan on being voted as the
Young Sports Personality of the Year at the BBC's Teen Awards event.

Inter counties success

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Warwickshire on the 8th September in Nottingham:

    Under 13 Girls
  • Naomi Jones
  • Monica Davidson
    Under 13 Boys
  • Jayden Smith
  • Rusciano Thomas Riley
  • Harry Soloman
    Under 15 Girls
  • Jess Parker
  • Jess Starling
  • Tally Smyj James
    Under 15 Boys
  • Matthew French
  • Stephen Baffour
  • Jake Minshull

Promotion achieved

The team result of the final Midland league match held at Coventry on 5th August is shown below with Godiva promoted to division 2 as a result:
1Coventry Godiva H 374
2 Telford AC 357
3 Gloucester AC 354
4 Tipton Harriers 315
5 Worcester AC 294
6 Leamington C & AC 223

Final League position
PosTeam Aggr ptsLeague pts
1Gloucester AC 146321
2Coventry Godiva H131117
3Telford AC1201.513
4Worcester AC1193.513
5Tipton Harriers1124.511
6Leamington C & A1040.59

Birmingham Grand Prix

At the Birmingham Grand Prix in Birmingham on 18th August running in the Club Connect relays, teams from Coventry Godiva posted the following results

The U13 winners. Click for larger
Under 13 Girls5th54.92
Under 15 Girls4th51.54
Under 20 Women3rd51.17
Under 13 Boys1st50.87
Under 15 Boys1st45.34
Under 17 Men3rd45.68

Well done to all who competed and their coaches.

22 July 2018- Kare sets World Record

Congratulations to Kare Adenegan who today set a record time of 16.80seconds in the T34 100m Wheelchair Race at the IAAF Diamond League Anniversary Games.

English Schools Championships

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent West Midlands or Warwickshire schools at the English Schools championships at Birmingham on the 13th and 14th July:-

Kamiya Smith - Junior Girls 75m Hurdles
Tally Smyj James - Junior Girls 1500m
Georgina McCunn - Inter Girls 80m Hurdles
Anna Poole - Inter Girls 80m Hurdles
Carly Bates - Senior Girls 100m Hurdles
Esther Adikpe - Senior Girls 400m
Ellie Minshull - Senior Girls 800m
Stephen Awuah Baffour - Junior Boys 200m
Matthew French - Junior Boys 200m
Jake Minshull - Junior Boys 800m

Kare takes 1st ... again

Congratulations to Kare Adenegan, who won the U17 Wheelchair mini-marathon for the fifth time, part of the London Marathon events on 22 April.

Godiva wins the Graham Heeley Trophy

The Trophy is awarded to the best team overall at the Warwickshire Cross-Country Championships. Races are scored using "reverse scoring" which gives 200 points to the winner, 199 for second place etc. The team scores from each of the races are then added up. The results from the event at Warley Woods on 6th January produced the following:

  • Coventry Godiva Harriers - 6016
  • Leamington C&AC - 4860
  • Stratford-u-Avon - 4074
  • Solihull & Small Heath AC - 3956
  • Birchfield Harriers - 3524
  • BRAT Club - 3070
  • Kenilworth Runners - 2935
  • Bournville harriers - 2501
  • RSC AC - 2309
  • Kings Heath Running Club - 1637
  • Sphinx AC - 1593
  • Rugby & Northampton AC - 1325
  • Northbrook AC - 1089
  • Sparkhill Harriers - 1058
  • Centurion RC - 1042

For other news and successes click here.

Annual General Meeting

The report of the 2018 AGM is available here

Following the meeting there is still a vacancy for a Minutes Secretary. The Committee would welcome a volunteer to act as minute taker at Committee meetings on the 2nd Thursday each month. Anyone who can help or who wants more details contact Bill Adcocks at b.adcocks@btinternet.com or on 02476 674665

Track Availability

While the club has times of exclusive use of the track, athletes may want to make use of the facilities at other times. To avoid other other organisations' bookings, check on the University's booking schedule given here


Godiva athletes are advised that, on presentation of a valid membership card, the following discounts are available:

10% discount on purchases.

Canley Road branch

10% discount on purchases.