THERE were some impressive results as Colchester Harriers hosted a Quad Kids-style competition as an informal season opener.

Almost 40 youngsters took part in the event and the morning was a huge success for all concerned.

The ages of competitors ranged from ten to 16 years old and included some of those who have joined the club’s Sunday Development squad over the last few months or who are still on the waiting list.

Each athlete was competed in two 60 metres heats, three rounds of long jump and ball throw, as well as a 600m.

All athletes should be proud of their achievements, with some pretty impressive results showing that Harriers has a healthy crop of up and coming competitors to add to its ranks.

The experience was enhanced by official starter Wendy Dunsford, who talked through her role at competitions and answered any questions the athletes had. Other officials for the day were Paul Hicks, Paul Strutt, Hazel Smith, Dave Smith as well as coaches, committee members and parents.

They were all able to help the club's young green vests learn what will happen when they get to compete at the Eastern Young Athletes League for the first time, in a few weeks' time.

Harriers' Youth Ambassadors Rebecca Jeggo, Katie Rice, Hannah Rodgers, Issy Minder, Hollie Spellar, Ella Gray and Charlie Walder were on hand to lead the athletes through a warm-up and then accompanied them round each event, before presenting medals at the end of the meet.

Harriers' senior men won team bronze at the Essex Road Relays, at Harwich.

The club also boasted the winning over-45 team of Debbie Cattermole, Denise Morley and Steph Horner while the team of Kate Sandercock, Kate Gibson and Sian Gifford were fourth.