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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There were some very satisfying outcomes for our athletes:
The team of Scott Hazell (2nd), Iwan Jones, Jason Brotherhood and Simon Clarke won the 35-44 age group
The team of Mark Stewart, Martyn Brunt, Mike Peters and Ian Gower were second in the 45-54 group
The team of Howard Anderson, Joe Devlin and Pete Banks were second in the 55-64 group.
Lisa Wells was second individual within her age group.
Well done to everyone!
The senior women radically improved their performance in this second meeting, achieving third position on the day, to lie eighth overall.
The men's 'A' and 'B' teams achieved 4th and 5th positions respectively in the opening fixture, with Toby Spencer our first man home. This picture was taken before the race, which was somewhat muddy![Click for larger version]
The 4th and 5th October was a busy weekend for club members, with all the main results available here, or Godiva team results here. Pride of place goes to Toby Spencer who posted a pb at the Cardiff half marathon of 66:21 when finishing in 10th place.
Well done to our wheelchair athletes who collected two silver and two bronze medals at Swansea. Mel Nicholls achieved a silver in the 800m T34 and a bronze in the 100m T34 (while chasing our second claim double-gold winner Hannah Cockcroft who also receives our congratulations!); in addition Rob Smith gained silver in the 1500m T52 and Ben Rowlings a bronze in the 800m T34.
Success for Sian Rainsley came in the form of a silver in the 4x mixed triathlon relay at Xuanwu Lake Triathlon Venue, where she was competing for the European 3 team.
Congratulations to the following first claim Coventry Godiva Harriers who have been selected for the 56-strong GB team in the meeting to be held in Swansea,
18 - 23 August :
Maria Hawkeswood F56 jav
Mel Nicholls T34 100, 800
Ben Rowlings T34 100, 400, 800
Rob Smith T52 100, 400, 800
plus Hannah Cockroft T34 100, 800, who is a second claim club member.
Congratulations to Sian Rainsley who has been selected to represent Great Britain at the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in China next month, in which she will be competing in the Triathlon. Read more about her in the Coventry Observer report.
The greatest sports hero from the town of Carrigaline in Co. Cork was Joe West, who came to Coventry in 1951, joined Coventry Godiva Harriers, and in 1952 represented Ireland at the Helsinki Olympics, which was won by the famous Czech athlete, Emil Zatopech. At a special ceremony in Carrigaline today, a memorial artwork to him was unveiled. Click here for details and picture.
The Coventry Godiva Classic will take place on 22-23rd August 2015, and once again will include:
- Open Events: Sprints & Middle-Distance
- Midland Counties Senior & Junior 3000m Championships
- Parallel Success Events
- Godiva Kids Quadrathlon
UKA Permit & IPC Approval have been issued.
Thank you to SAPCA for their generous support of the Classic.
More information will be posted once entry forms and provisional timetable are released. This is likely to be May.
For any questions please
We regret that the planned New Year Five was not able to take place due to the building work taking place on the Warwick University campus. Our next planned event is the Autumnal Five - details later.
At the AGM on 7th July a new Committee was appointed, with Martin Slevin being elected as Chairman.
The following meeting reports are available:
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.
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