Durham City Harriers

Welcome to Durham City Harriers & AC

We are a friendly, successful, and long-established running and athletics club for people of all ages. The club is based in, and trains around, the historic university city of Durham in the North East of England. We cater for the entire range of athletics and have members interested in all track and field events including multi-events, road running, cross country, trail, fell and more. Membership is open to everyone aged 8 years and over. The club encourages membership applications from all groups within the Community. We cater for younger generation athletes at the club, and also have many sportsmen and women competing in veteran events at many levels. Our members cover a wide range of abilities: some are at the sharp end of races, competing and winning at an international level, while others train just for fun or simply to keep fit. Structured training is offered for those who want it, and company is offered to all – nobody trains on their own.

Samantha sets new 800m Club Record

Episode six of club record improvement! Competing in the UK Womens Athletic League (Premier Division) match at Hendon, London last Saturday (6th August) Samantha Coleby further improved the DCH club record for 800m with a time of 2:07.84. Samantha finished third behind 2016 England Champion Sarah McDonald and 2016 UK Indoor Championships silver medalist Leah Barrow. Starting as a novice ... Read More »

Athletics update

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GB & Scottish Ultra-Distance veteran runner Joasia Zakrzewski uses her ‘recovery time’ to enjoy the running and racing over shorter distances, as was the case over the last 3 weeks. Firstly, she competed in the Comber 10k in Ireland where she finished 25th overall and was 1st Woman and 1st Veteran (over 40), recording an excellent time of 36.53. The next ... Read More »

NE T&F League Results – Fixture 3 @ Jarrow, 3rd July

The long-awaited results from July’s NE Division 3E T&F League fixture at Jarrow are now available! Click here for the full results. A reminder that the final match takes place on 6th August. Please contact captains Paul Donaghy or Emma Toogood if you would like to take part in any event. Read More »

Sunderland 5k Results

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Sunderland 5k results are available here. The race incorporated the Northern and North-Eastern 5k Championships. Well done to all who took part! Read More »

Race Results

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Don’t forget that you can submit race results and performances via the ‘raceresults@durhamcityharriers.org.uk‘ email address. We want to showcase the full range of activities that our members are taking part in. With so many taking part, and so many different events and competitions, we need your help to keep track! If you, or others you know, have taken part in a race then ... Read More »

Athletics Update

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Samantha Coleby travelled to Birmingham to compete in the British T&F Championships/Olympic Trials in the Senior Womens 800m and once again improved on her personal best time in her heat, recording 2.08.46. Samantha’s time was the 5th occasion that she has set a new club record since taking up this distance event and is working hard to steadily move up ... Read More »

Date for Summer Relays announced…

The Club’s own Summer Relays event will take place on Thursday 18th August. The full prospectus and entry form is available here. More information, including a course map and past results, is available here. Read More »

New Women’s 800m club record – episode five!

Samantha Coleby set a new club record for 800m when competing in her heat of that event at the United Kingdom Championships/Olympic Trials on 25th June. Her time of 2:08.46 is the fifth time she has improved the club record since taking up the event and the fourth time in 2016. Despite this progress however , Samantha is still working ... Read More »

Athletics Report

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James Askew continued  his fine run of form with a victory at the Newton Aycliffe 10k in a good time of 33.21, Laura Lee (u/20) finished 30th overall and was 2nd Lady and dipped under 40mins for the first time to record a personal best time of 39.41. Other club runners to finish were; Fern Freeman 84th in 44.17 (pb), ... Read More »

Do you want to help at the English Schools T&F Championships?

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Do you want to help at the English Schools T&F Championships (and get some New Balance kit!)? ” This year New Balance are working in partnership with the English Schools Athletic Association (ESAA) to organise the English Schools T&F Championships which take place at Gateshead International Stadium on Friday/Saturday, 8/9th July. Club member Max Coleby has been contacted by a ... Read More »