Coventry Godiva Harriers

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Coventry Godiva Harriers is an athletics club based in Coventry, West Midlands, England and was established in 1879. The club name refers to the notable Lady Godiva of Coventry and the sport of "hare and hounds" cross country running.

Current athletes[edit]

The club currently has numerous athletes competing internationally. Marlon Devonish is the most famous of them and has won an Olympic Gold medal in the 4 x 100 m relay. Other notable male athletes:

Name Event(s)
Joel Fearon 100 m/200 m
Stewart Marshall 100 m/200 m/400 m
Andrew Boon 400m/400mH
Jamie Blundell Long Jump/100 m
Martin Browne 100 m/200 m
Brian Darby 400 m
Andrew Downing (U17) 800 m
Stephen Emery 800 m/1500 m/ XC
Matthew Almond 1500 m/3000 m/5000 m/XC
Ben Jones 1500 m/3000 m/5000 m/5miles/10 km/Half-Marathon/XC
Matthew Lole 3000 m/5000 m/5miles/10 km/Half-Marathon/Marathon/XC
Ryan Kenny 3000 m/5000 m/5miles/10 km/XC
Tom Bark 3000 m SC/3000 m/5000 m/XC
Lenny Shail 5miles/XC
Scott Hazell 5000 m/5miles/10 km/Half-Marathon
Robert Barker-Davies 400 m Hurdles
Karl Robbins High Jump
Mark Brown High Jump
Joseph Okpoti Shot
Glyn Hollingworth Javelin/Discus
Grant Barker Javelin


The club has produced many athletes who have competed at an international level, including the Olympics. The list below shows some of the most recognised athletes along with their event and performance whilst competing at the highest level.

1964 Olympics Marathon Basil Heatley (silver medal) and Brian Kilby 4th

Bill Adcocks
1966 Commonwealth Games Marathon 2:22:13
1968 Olympic Games Marathon 2:25:33
1968 Fukuoka Marathon Marathon 2:10:47
1970 Commonwealth Games Marathon 2:15:10
David Moorcroft
1978 Commonwealth Games, Edmonton, Alberta 1,500 Metres Gold
1982 Commonwealth Games, Brisbane, Queensland 5,000 Metres Gold
1982 Bislett Games, Oslo, Norway 5,000 Metres 13:00.41 (New World Record)
Marlon Devonish
1998 Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4x100 m relay Gold
2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England 4x100 m relay Gold
2002 European Championships, Munich, Germany 4x100 m relay Gold
2003 World Indoor Championships, Birmingham, England 200 m Gold

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