100th Anniversary celebrations round-up

28 Sep 2020

Croydon Harriers celebrated its 100th anniversary this past weekend with a range of virtual events.

A heartfelt thanks to Nicola and Mike Fleet and to Glenn Barden for all their behind the scenes efforts. It certainly wouldn’t have been possible without them. Thanks also to everyone who took part either in one form or another.

Celebrations included Zoom meetings split out by decades so members could enjoy mini-reunions.

The Fleets decorated their house in a suitable theme and coaching legend Dave Betts paid a visit to join in with the celebrations.

Fifty runners took part in the 24 hour virtual relay, organised by Glenn Barden. The relay included personalised printable numbers and batons with a 100th anniversary theme.

Members from all over the UK and the world took part, and the squad covered over 272km in that timeframe, starting and finishing outside Croydon Arena.

Glenn also documented the entire 24 hours on a Twitter thread. Click on the link above to relive the day.

Full Google Sheet with everyone included!

Distance covered: 272.38K (169.2 miles)

Total Runners: 50

Number of Harriers: 44

Non Harriers who also ran alongside Harriers: 6

Longest Leg: 2 hours – Dan Humble

Ages ranged from 16 to 82!

Fastest Leg: Rob Monk – 7.16K in 30 mins (4:11/km)

Leg run furthest from Croydon – Susan George (Australia); Dan Humble (Pakistan)

Now the dust has settled on the club’s 100 year anniversary weekend, we’d like to thank everyone that made it possible…

Posted by Croydon Harriers athletics club on Monday, 28 September 2020

It was great to hear from our Olympians too via social media and special video messages

It was also great to hear from Tony Owers our patron:

Thanks again to everyone who got involved and to Mike, Nicola and Glenn for all their efforts! #Croydon100

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