Coventry Godiva Harriers
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Coventry Godiva Harriers (CGH) 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.
The club currently competes in various league competitions, ranging from the masters age group down to under 11s. These leagues and the club's most recent 2016 performance are listed below:
|League Name||Division||Age Group||2016 Rank||Notes|
|Midland Track & Field League||3||Senior||3rd of 6|
|Birmingham & District Invitational Cross Country League||1||Senior Men||8th of 16|
|Midland Women's Cross Country League||2||Senior Women||25th of 29|
|Midland Veterans Track & Field League||East||Veteran||8th of 8|
|Youth Development League (Midland) Upper Age Group||North - East 1A||U20 & U17||3rd of 8|
|Youth Development League (Midland) Lower Age Group||Premier North - East||U15 & U13||6th of 6||Relegated to North - East 1|
|Heart of England League||1||U17, U15, U13, U11 (n/s)||4th of 8|
The club has produced many athletes who have competed at an international level, including the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. The list below shows some of the most recognised athletes along with their event and performance whilst competing at the highest level.
|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)|
|1998||Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||4 × 100 m relay||Gold|
|2002||Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England||4 × 100 m relay||Gold|
|2002||European Championships, Munich, Germany||4 × 100 m relay||Gold|
|2003||World Indoor Championships, Birmingham, England||200 m||Gold|
More recently the club has had several athletes compete in World Masters Athletics competitions, notable sprinters Brian Darby and Stewart Marshall have both won World Relay Titles representing GB as Masters athletes, at the recent World Masters Athletics Championships.