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Christmas and New Year Training

Members should note that there will be no club training evenings on Tuesday 24th December,Thursday 26th December and Tuesday 31st December. The next training evening will be on Thursday 2nd January. However there will be a golden opportunity for some quality training at the next Kent Fitness League race at Avery Hill Park on Sunday 29th December. Look forward to seeing you there.


Home » Cross Country Season in Full Swing

Cross Country Season in Full Swing

Sunday 24th sees the third race in the Kent Fitness League series at Oxleas Woods.

Following the relatively benign ground conditions for the first race at Sevenoaks we were treated to slightly tougher conditions for the second race at Swanley Park. Oxleas Woods looks as if it will be the most interesting and challenging yet with the 5.5 mile circuit providing a healthy mixture of uphills  and downhills with some quality mud and a few fallen trees to negotiate for good measure.

The Harriers are in a strong position going into the third race and we still have hopes of retaining the title which we won last year. We do however  need a big turn out on Sunday and for all of the remaining races – remember the club pays the entry fees for all paid up members. For those of you who fancy taking part in some of the other cross country races during the season dates are as follows :

24th Nov


Kent Fitness League-Fixture 3


Oxleas Wood, Plumstead

30th Nov


Kent County League-Fixture 3 (Men’s)


Sparrows Den, Hayes

07th Dec


Kent Veterans Championships

from 11:00

Danson Park, Bexleyheath
Entries closing date 22nd Nov




14th Dec


SEAA Masters(vets) Championships

from 11:00

Shuttleworth Pk.,Biggleswade, Beds.
Entries closing date 29th Nov




29th Dec


Kent Fitness League-Fixture 4


Avery Hill, New Eltham






04th Jan


Kent Championships   


Brockhill School, Hythe
Entries closing date 9th Dec 2013


05th Jan


Kent Fitness League-Fixture 5


Minnis Bay, Thanet



25th Jan


SEAA Championships 


Parliament Hill,Hampstead Heath
Entries closing date 20th Dec 2013




02nd Feb


Kent Fitness League-Fixture 6


Blean Woods, Canterbury

08th Feb


Kent County League-Fixture 4


Parkwood School, Swanley



16th Feb


Kent Fitness League-Fixture 7


Nurstead Court, Meopham



22nd Feb


National XC Championships(W,8k  M,12k)


Wollaton Park, Nottingham
Entries closing date 8th Jan

The club pays the entry fees for all paid up members who enter. If you have any queries about the races please contact the Club  Cross Country Team Manager Steve Clark. Please bear in mind the closing dates for entries into the various championship races and notify him in good time if you wish to run.

Home » Harriers membership fees

Harriers membership fees

Club Fees as agreed at the recent AGM are due from the 1st November to be sent Andy Farrant at 4 Sussex Gardens, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8DU. Cheques to be made payable to ‘Canterbury Harriers’ and marked on the reverse as a membership fee payment. Early payment would be much appreciated. If you have any recent changes to your contact details would you also please advise Andy. Thank you. The rates are: £50 per member to include UK Athletics registration; or £40 per member if UK Athletics registration not required; or £35 per member for family membership (plus £10 per member if UK Athletics registration required); or £10 for Social Membership for non-running/non-training members

Home » Peter Hogben Storms To Third Win

Peter Hogben Storms To Third Win


Peter Hogben recorded his third 10K race victory of the year, and his second in consecutive weeks,  in  an outstanding PB run in the Faversham 10K on Sunday with team mates Thomas Millard and Joe Thomsett also recording impressive  top ten finishes.  Peters previous wins were in the Wingham 10K and the Stelling Minnis 10K  and his performances in setting PB`s at each of these races were underscored by the fact that all three races are over fairly tough courses.

Home » Russell Williams RIP.

Russell Williams RIP.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Russell Williams on Saturday after a short illness. Russell was a longstanding and respected member of the Harriers, a stalwart of our cross country and relay teams and one who was always willing to give of his time in helping out at club events and at the local park run.

Russell Williams

He was an elite standard runner both as a senior and a vet but he was a quiet and modest man who rarely spoke of his impressive achievements during his running career. Our thoughts are with his wife Jo and family at this sad time.

Home » Whitstable 10K 2013 Race Report

Whitstable 10K 2013 Race Report

Over 600 runners competed in the 14th staging of the Baileys Nissan Whitstable 10K road race organised by Canterbury Harriers on Monday May Bank Holiday morning. In sunny and warm conditions, with only light winds along the Tankerton and Hampton promenade sections, 29 athletes dipped under 40 minutes. The field was led home by Jason Cherriman of Orpington Road Runners who finished in a time of 32 minutes and 21 seconds, close to his personal best time of 32:05. He was comfortably clear of second placed Spencer Hempstead ( Ilford AC 34:06) with third place going to Martin Potter( London Heathside 34:38)

Liz Weeks of Sittingbourne Striders dominated the ladies race finishing in an impressive 9th place overall in a time of 36:28 and over 3 minutes clear of second placed Kristina Mikalauskiene (Bexley AC 39:45) with Lisa Reid (Dartford Harriers 39:54) taking third .

The mens and ladies team prizes went to London Heathside and Bexley AC

Leading finishers for host club Canterbury Harriers were Roderick McLachlan (37:41) and Faye Roberts (43:52). Robert Whittaker (38:40) and Vicky Talbot Rosner(44:08) were first home for Invicta East Kent.

Detailed results:


Whitstable 10k Mens Results

1st Jason Cherriman Orpington Road Runners 32:21

2nd Spencer Hempstead Ilford AC 34:06

3rd Martin Potter London Heathside 34:38

V40 1st Jim Ashworth – Beaumont Unattached 26:06

V50 1st Robert Dick Unattached 37:59

V60 1st Jim Brown Woking AC 42:13



Whitstable 10k Ladies Result

1st Liz Weeks Sittingbourne Striders 36:28

2nd Kristina Mikalauskiene Bexley AC 39:45

3rd Elspeth Storrar London Heathside 41:21

V35 1st Michaela Hill Thanet Road Runners 42:09

V45 1st Jackie Wastell London Heathside 43:08

V55 1st Sue James Paddock Wood AC 48:00


Visit the website for full individual & team results.  Many thanks to Grant Burton Photography for the photos.

Home » London Marathon 2013 Results

London Marathon 2013 Results

A big well done to the Harriers who took part in this year`s London Marathon. Huge crowds and a fantastic atmosphere on what turned out to be one of the warmest days of the year so far!

Times and Places

1528       Dave Bowden             VM 49          3:02:07   PB

2562       Mark Wenman          VM 59          3:13:41

2900      Tony Mardon              VM40           3:16:29  Debut

3481      Sarah Maguire            VF43            3:21:37

3753      Mark Baker                  VM41          3:23:57

3883      Paul Lucas                    VM42          3:24:56   PB

3895     Colin Kent                    VM47          3:25:03  PB

4834     Barbara Wenman     FV55            3:30:37

6091     Barbara Buczek          SF30            3:38:38   Debut

7552     Gerry Reilly                 VM64         3:45:53

12023  Ella Trott                       SF31            4:05:12  Debut

14414  Andy Farrant               VM56         4:16:16

15800  Dianne August           VF58           4:22:17

33332  Joe Epsom                   VM62         6:42:59

Home » Road Relays Season kicks off in May

Road Relays Season kicks off in May

Road Relays








The 2013 East Kent Inter Club road relay series kicks off on Tuesday

  • 14th May with the first event at Folkestone.

Other dates and locations for the series are:

  • 28th May – Minnis Bay Thanet
  • 11th June – Victoria Park Ashford
  • 25th June – Samphire Hoe , Dover
  • 9th July – Victoria Recreation Ground , Canterbury
Home » Move to King’s School Birley’s Sports Pavilion

Move to King’s School Birley’s Sports Pavilion

Birley's Pavilion

With effect Tuesday 2nd April Canterbury Harriers will be moving to their new training base at the King’s School Birley’s Sport Pavilion on the Birley’s Sports Ground located just beyond the level crossing in St.Stephen’s Road in Canterbury.

Training days and times will remain the same – Tuesdays and Thursdays 1845 hrs for a 1900 hrs start.

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Home » Harriers are Kent Fitness League Champions

Harriers are Kent Fitness League Champions

Canterbury Harriers are the new Kent Fitness League cross country champions following the final race of the seven race series hosted by the club at Blean Woods , Rough Common on Sunday. The club were comfortable winners of the mens, ladies and combined team events.

Harriers WinningTeam

Mark Ford finished in third place in the individual mens championship and Faye Roberts finished third in the ladies championship. A fantastic achievement by the Harriers all the more impressive given the extremely tough conditions throughout all of the races following the wettest year on record.

A big thank you to all who helped set up the race and marshall on the day with a special mention for the efforts of Roy Gooderson as Race Director and John Hartley as Acting Supreme Chief Marshall ( in the absence of the normal? Supreme Chief Marshall, Steve Clark, who was unavoidably detained on Crib Goch).



Home » Whitstable 10K 2013

Whitstable 10K 2013

Entries are now open for the 2013 Whitstable 10k road race. The 2013 race will be held at 11am on the 6th May Bank Holiday Monday at The Waterfront Club. The course starts from Tankerton Slopes and goes out to Hampton Pier at Herne Bay. The terrain is mainly flat, with the second half of the race being along the promenade by the beach huts, and the course should produce some fast times.


This year a pound from each entry will go to the Demelza House Hospice Care for Children charity.

This will be the fourteenth year Canterbury Harriers will be organising the road race and we hope that it will be an enjoyable event for all.

Once again we are particularly grateful for the sponsorship ofBailey’s Nissan, Canterbury (01227 766777) and we would also like to thank The Waterfront Club for letting us use their facilities as the race headquarters.

Please bear in mind this is a particularly popular race and the race entry limit is normally reached well before the closing date, so get your entries in soon.


Home » A Harriers Christmas

A Harriers Christmas

Harriers Christmas RunOnce again Roy hosted another successful Christmas run.