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Forthcoming events:    8 October, Sutton Park - ERRA Men's 6-stage, Women's 4-stage and Young Athletes Road Relay competitions

About us

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.

The results from the 2016 event are available via the Classic page.

Autumnal 5

This took place on 24th August Click here to access results.

Annual General Meeting

The Club AGM was held on 11th July. Reports are available via the Newssheets Page.

Latest News

World Record set at Coventry!

Many who watched Hannah Cockroft win Gold in the 800m T34 competition at Rio in a time of 2m 00.62s will be unaware of her time on 21st August in our own Godiva Classic. This was 1m 56.89s, and it has now been ratified by the IPC as a World Record for a T34 athlete. Well done Hannah!

19 September - results from Rio

Although she does not appear on our club record pages, we must congratulate our second claim member Hannah Cockroft on her performances in Rio, claiming Gold in all three of her events (T34 100m, 400m and 800m), with a World Record in the 400m and a Paralympic Record in the 100m.
Meanwhile our up-coming star Kare Adenegan, in the same races as Hannah, achieved PBs in all the events while collecting a Silver in the 100m and Bronze in the 400m and 800m.
Away from the athletics, Lauren Rowles, rowing with Laurence Whiteley, achieved Gold in the TA Mixed Double Sculls.
Well done to all who competed. A summary of the Godiva results appears in our Olympic listings.

25 July - Athletes selected for Rio

Congratulations to the following club members who have been selected for the Rio Paralympics:

Pre-selected were:
Mel Nicholls T34 400m, 800m
Hannah Cockroft (Second claim Godiva) T34 100m, 400m, 800m

Newly added are:
Kare Adenegan T34 100m, 400m, 800m (Paralympics Debut)
Ben Rowlings T34 100m, 800m (European Record Holder 800m; Paralympics Debut)
Kylie Grimes F51 Club Throw (London 2012 Paralympian in Wheelchair Rugby. Has competed at Godiva Classic)

Plus two in other sports:
Lauren Rowles Para-Rowing. Formerly GB junior / England CWG 2014. (Paralympics Debut)
Charlotte Moore Wheelchair Basketball. Former London Mini Marathon Champ. (Paralympics Debut)

Alex selected for IAAF Championships

Congratulations to Alex Farquharson on his Long Jump selection for the GB team for the forthcoming IAAF World Junior (U20) Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland from 19 to 24 July.

The selection is a just reward for his consistent performances this year which have been a considerable step up from last year. This is a great credit to his hard work and the work of his coach, Andy Vincent.

He goes to Poland as GB number one. His record for the year so far being:

The last week of June saw Coventry Godiva athletes performing in the British Championships at Birmingham and wider afield.

Alex Farquharson competing in his first GB international in Mannheim, Germany having previously set a Godiva Junior record in the Long jump of 7.70m at Bedford, recorded 7.29m to finish 4th.

On the opening night of the British Championships the Godiva Under-20 4 x 100m relay team of Jordan Leith, Josiah Hyacyinth, Morgan Amed and Lyle Sargent scored a good victory to beat Birchfield Harriers and Rugby & Northampton with a time of 43.40 to 43.78 and 45.15.

Jordan Broome was up against the cream of British sprinting and finished 7th in his 100m heat in 10.74 secs. Rowena Cole ran a good heat of the women's 800m in a time of 2:03.57 to progress to the final but found that somewhat more difficult, to finish 8th in 2:06.54

Godiva's only other contestant was Katrina Wotton in the 5000m and after an injury strewn year posted 16:11.18 to finish 12th

Whilst the the higher level competitions were in evidence Club competitions were continuing:

June 26th - UK Youth Development League (Upper Age group) at Loughborough; the team result was:
1Charnwood AC 773
2Wolverhampton & Bilston759
3Coventry Godiva Harriers536
4Tamworth AC440
5Leicester Coritanian AC428
6Team Bicester Banbury377
7Solihull & Smallheath AC340
8Bromsgrove & Redditch183

July 2nd - Midland Senior Men's and Women's League at Worcester; the team result was:
1Worcester AC396
2Telford AC339.5
3Coventry Godiva316
4Leamington C & AC315
5Bromsgrove & Redditch306
6Gloucester AC278.5
This puts the Senior team narrowly in 2nd place with one fixture to go.

For other news and successes click here.

Access to Main Campus

Coaches and athletes should note that work on the National Automotive Innovation Centre has resulted in the closure of the path leading from the track to the main campus. This will remain so until the project is finished. The map shows the details of alternative access, and the concept art shows how it will ultimately look there.

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.