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

Notable athletes[edit]

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.

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 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.[1]


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