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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Wednesday 15th November saw a celebration evening in honour of Charlie Kelly winning the Award for Services to Athletics for the West Midlands Region. Well done Charlie!
Full details of the evening are available on the England Athletics website.
Congratulations to Katrina Wootton, who on 25th August ran at the Harvey Hadden Stadium, Nottingham in the Richard Belton 5000m and recorded a time of 15m 27.6s. She was 4th in the race and 1st female, and improved on her own club record by 3 seconds.
Then on 3rd September she raced in the Ladywell 10,000m at Catford Stadium, London, recording a time of 31m 45.63s, and this time improving her own club record by over 40 seconds!
Congratulations to the following, who have been selected to represent Warwickshire at the Northern inter-counties on the 9th September at Nuneaton
|U13 Girls||Jayneeva George|
|U13 Boys||Jake Minshull |
|Hurdles, 800m, 200m |
|U15 Girls||Georgina McCunn|
|U15 Boys||Tobi Oke|
|100m, 200m, High Jump |
At the Midland Counties U13 / U15 / U17 Championships at Nuneaton, Jake Minshull took top honours with gold in the U13 Boys Quadlathon, finishing 1st in both 100m and 600m track events and achieving 2nd in the Long Jump and 3rd in the Shot.
Georgina McCunn took silver in the U15 Girls 75mH, and Tom D'Souza bronze in the U15 Boys Javelin, while Oluwatobi Oke just missed out on third position by two hundredths of a second in the U15 Boys 100m, having won his heat earlier.
Meanwhile, at the Alexander Stadium, the day Mo Farah bowed out of track events, both our U15 and U13 Boys 4x100m Relay teams won their own gold medals. Congratulations to everyone!
Congratulations to Kare Adenegan who is again among the medals, at the London 2017 World Para Athletic Championships.
Competing in the T34 wheelchair races she won silver over 100m, and bronzes over 800m and 400m.
Congratulations to our athletes who have been selected for the English Schools Track and Field Championships to be held at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham on the 7th and 8th of July:
|Representing Coventry Schools:|
|Intermediate Girls||Georgina McCunn|
|Senior Boys||Joseph Gilkes||Triple Jump|
|Senior Girls||Esther Adikpe |
|Representing Warwickshire Schools:|
|Senior Boys||Morgan Ahmed||200m|
At the Coventry & Warwickshire Heroes awards evening Charlie was recognised as a Local Hero for his decades of coaching at our club. See him talking about his life and philosophy in this work on the Coventry Telegraph website. Well done Charlie!
Katrina Wootton finished 3rd in the British Athletics 10,000m trials, held within Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs at Parliament Hill, London. Her time was 32:27.47, a pb and club record. Well done, Katrina!
Our 11 - 17 year old athletes now have an exciting new website at http://www.get-running.co.uk/ where they can get details of all their activities and fixtures.
Basil Heatley, who is the English Cross Country Association Championship President for 2017, is pictured here planting a tree in Wollaton Park, venue of this year's championships. Among his many achievements Basil was Silver Medallist in the Marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
All the Godiva youngsters performed well at this event at the NIA. Special congratulations must go to our U13 Boys relay team of Jake Minshull, Jayden Smith, Rusciano Thomas-Riley and Oliver Blakewell who won the 4 x 200m by nearly six seconds!
Well done to all those athletes who ran today. Godiva had a number of team as well as individual successes. Individual Winners were Jack Harrison (U17M), Paula Richardson (Masters W), Sian Rainsley (U20W), and Olivia Kelly (U17W), while Winning Teams were U20M, U17M, Masters W, and U17W. Full Club results are shown on our fixtures page.
Following her success in Chia, Katrina was back on the road in Paris this weekend, competing in the Corrida Internationale de Houilles, where she set a 10km lifetime best of 31m 47s to finish second behind Viola Kibiwot of Kenya. This puts her top of the UK rankings (8th on the all time list) and second in Europe.
Click here for more details on the British Athletics website.
Katrina Wootton finished 16th in the Senior Women's race in Chia, being the third placed runner from GB & NI. The team gold went to Turkey, the silver to GB & NI, and the bronze to Romania. Well done Katrina.
Congratulations to the following who received awards at this year's ceremony:
Professional Sportswoman of the year - Hannah Cockroft
Professional Young Sportswoman of the year - Kare Adenegan
In addition, Charlotte Moore was named as a runner-up to Kare, while Toby Spencer was a runner-up as Amateur Sportsman of the Year.
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!
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.
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, and this will remain so until the project is finished in 2018.
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.
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