Sainsbury's Anniversary Games
Competing for GB in the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games and IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final this Sunday are four Coventry Godiva Harriers in the T34 400m line-up. Action will be shown live on C4 – 26th July – 1400 to 1640.
Headline athlete is Hannah Cockroft (Coventry University), plus Mel Nicholls, Kare Adenegan (Bablake School) and a GB debut for Paige Murray who started wheelchair racing in 2013. This brings the number of GB athletes from the WCR Academy to 8 since formation in 2011.
The Paralympic stars, including our home favourites, will compete at the “Godiva Classic” on the 22-23rd August. To date we have entries from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales (plus interest from Iceland, Holland and Germany – watch this space!)
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.
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The Clubs Under 13 and Under 15 athletes traveled to Grantham last Saturday (18th July) for the final fixture of the UK Youth Development League and finished a good second on the day to a strong Notts AC team. This result ensured second place overall for the season, a great credit to all of the youngsters.
Full results can be found on the UKYDL website.
Congratulations to the following who will be competing at Gateshead on 10/11 July:
Representing West Midlands Schools
|U17W||Esther Adikpe (300m)|
Carly Bates (Hurdles)
Bethan Hinett (3000m)
Macy Birch (HJ)
|U20M||Jordon Broome (200m)|
Alex Farquharson (LJ)
|U20W||Annabelle Pask (100mH)|
This week a team of 11 Coventry Godiva Athletes represented the City of Coventry at the International Children’s Games in Alkmaar, Netherlands.
Highlights of the games for the athletes were a Gold Medal for Matthew Ross in the Shot (13.18m), a Silver Medal for Esther Adikpe in the 100m (12.54 sec) and a Bronze medal for the Girls 4x100m team in a time of 50.3 seconds. Further details and photos from the event are available here.
Congratulations to Annabelle Pask on winning the Schools Regional Combined Events competition at Nuneaton. Her shot putt throw of 11.29m puts her in the club's top grouping, and her Heptathlon score of 4586 points sets the club record at U20 level. Read about her experience in the competition here.
The result of the third meeting of the UK Youth Development League Lower Age Group (U13/U15) at Telford was a good win for Coventry. The details were:
|1||Coventry Godiva||680.5 pts|
|2||Notts AC||612.5 pts|
|3||Telford AC||524.5 pts|
|4||Cannock & Stafford||524 pts|
|5||Derby AC||464.5 pts|
|6||Worksop Harriers & AC||360 pts|
|7||Leamington C & AC||325 pts|
|8||Leicester Coritanian||308 pts|
Congratulations to Bethan Hinett who set a new U17 3000m record of 10m 03.34s at the BMC PB Classic meeting at Milton Keynes.
Congratulations again to our wheelchair athletes as, following the IPC event at Nottwil, the they moved on to Arbon, where they competed in the Daniela Jutzeler Memorial event. Ben Rowlings improved his T34 British records at 100m, 200m and 800m with times of 16.18s, 28.44s and 1:44.16s respectively, while Rob Smith also set a new T52 club record of 64.69s in the 400m.
The release is available here
There were an astounding four British T34 records for Ben Rowlings he achieved lifetime bests over 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m at the IPC Meeting in Nottwil, Switzerland. The 19 year old posted a four second pb in the 800m - finishing in 1:46.50s - while he shaved over half a second off his 400m pb with a time of 54.52s. There were also improvements over both sprint distances for the multiple British record holder, finishing the 100m in 16.74s and 200m in 29.07s.
Well done, Ben!
The Warwick Vase is awarded to the team amounting the most points across all age groups, in the Warwickshire T & F champs. The results were:
|2nd||Stratford on Avon||526|
|4th||Solihull & Small Heath||363|
|5th||Leamington C & AC||311|
|6th||Rugby & Northampton||305|
The Club therefore retained the trophy which it won last year.
All the individual results are available here.
A UK Youth Development League Upper Age Group (U20/U17) home match saw a good start with the following result:
|1st||Halesowen A & CC||548 pts|
|2nd||Coventry Godiva Harriers||494 pts|
|3rd||Solihull & Small Heath AC||446 pts|
|4th||Charnwood AC||390 pts|
|5th||Leicester Coritanian AC||352 pts|
|6th||Telford AC||234 pts|
Following the AGM on 13th July, full details of the reports and minutes may be found on the Newssheets page.
A level 2 Endurance Officials course will be held in our clubhouse on 26th September If you are interested please see the Officials Courses page.
Please refer to the Coaches page for restrictions on using the Cryfield area.
Please ensure that when you bring your children for training, there is in fact a coach available for them. Occasionally circumstances may arise when a coach cannot be there.
This will take place on Wednesday 19th August at 6.45p.m.
in the War Memorial Park.
Advance booking entry fees are £8 (affiliated) and £10 (unaffiliated).
To enter online click here.
Alternatively click here for a postal entry form.
Details and entry forms are now available for this event.
Download the required form required:Wheelchair Races - Download Form
Further details will be made available on our Classic page.
Club Vests (all sizes incl crop tops) £15
Training Tops (LS) £18, (SS) £16
Track Tops £30
Hoodies (junior) £15, (senior) £18
These are available via the Hungry Harrier