Month: December 2015

This weekend Results…..

While many of their friends were sleeping off the effects of Christmas excesses on Boxing Day morning 15 Harriers were slogging their way round two local 5k cross-country courses. Star of the day was Alec Finch who left County regular Grant Webb well behind to win the Crown to Crown event with a time of 16.49. This performance indicates that the 21 year old Loughborough student is in good shape to bid for a top ten place in the County Championships. Best of the rest was Taylor Newell in 11th place in 18.36. He, too, will be trying to add to his County vest earned before Christmas, particularly in the ‘schools’ race. Other Harriers finishers in this event – Jodi Meredith (u 17) 15th in 18.26. Harry Parker (u 13) 23rd in 20.08, Joe Logan (u 17) 25th in 20.18, Hayley Instance 32nd in 21.33, Mick Bumstead (v 60) 44th 22.07, Nigel Instance (v 45) 51st in 22.46, Lucie Ball (u 15) 23.04, Demi Eves (u 13) 84th in 25.15. Harriers with memories that go back to the nineties will be interested to note Graeme Garner got round in 74th spot. A return to club running would be very welcome – preferably in Harriers colours, from this former County 5k champion. The other event hosting half a dozen Harriers was the Basildon Park Run. Keith Willett was 2nd here...

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Minithon – Lee Valley Dec 2015

Thurrock Harriers younger athletes took part in the Minithon at Lee Valley as well this month. Year4/5 student Jack Warren came 3rd overall in the day with a score of 158, coming 1st in Long Jump with a jump of 3.90m, 2nd in the 600m with a time of 1.57s and joint 4th in the 200m with 31.3s. Maison Carpenter-Prout also took part jumping 3.13m in long jump, ran 60m hurdles in 12.2s and the 200m in 34.5s. Oreaanuoluwa Adepegba ran 10.1s in his 60m race, threw 5.33m in shot put and gained a time of 35.4s in the 200m’s. Year 6/7 Boy, Jakub Kowalski also did well on the day, jumping 3.97m in Long jump, ran 60m in 10.45s and 12.7s in 60m hurdles. Year 4/5 girl Olivia Vickers jumped 2.61m in Long Jump, ran 10.45s in the 60m race and 12.7s in the 60m hurdles. Year 6/7 girl, Madeleine Read ran a fast 60m gaining a time of 9.90s, long jump 2.97m and ran the 600m in 2.07.7s. All coaches and parents are very proud of all the young athletes efforts in this competition and look forward to see them grow into successful athletes throughout the upcoming year. Claire...

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This weekend Results…..

The Harriers were well represented at the 11th park run held on Saturday morning at Orsett Heath. Toby Draper headed the squad as he won for the 2nd time in 19m20s. Sarab Dhillon was next in with a time close to 20m. Two previous winners had a race long battle. Henri Willett prevailed this time over Jamie Mack. Henri’s 3rd place time was 20m18. Keith Willett separated the two as he incorporated this run into his long weekend training run. Other finishers were Martin Mack 7th, Dylan Harrod 8th, Kirk Bundy 10th, In 12th place is good to see Harriers’ Rebecca Barnard leading home the ladies race. Rebecca who specialises in shorter distances reported that she had recently recorded a time of 62s for the 400m. This bodes well for her track and field season. Another speed merchant in action was Liam Chivers who ran a steady race to finish 22nd. The annual Boxing Day Crown to Crown takes place on Saturday. Surprisingly it is a very large crowd with many people trying to run off Christmas excesses. The event starts at 11.00. Claire...

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Metaswitch – 13th December 2015

The first round of the metaswitch athletics competition went ahead at Lee Valley this month. Young athletes from Thurrock Harriers took part in two 60m races during the day. All athletes secured personal bests on the day. Under 17 boy athlete Charlie Splarn gaining a fast time of 7.40s in the 60m sprint and Daniel Soyebo was hot on his heels with a time of 7.75s. both also took part in the 200m, Charlie got a seasons best with a time of 24.7s, Daniel gained a time of 25.63s. Under 17 girl, Jessica Whitbread raced her first race as under 17 in 60m sprint gaining a respectable time of 8.68s. Under 15 girl Bibiana Obahor took part in her first ever competition and 60m race running a time of 9.22s. Senior man Yinka Sopido represented the club by racing in the 200m gaining a time of 23.51s. Kayode Odumosu came 3rd overall with a jump of 1.71m in high jump, gaining a PB. Field events will be taking place at Lee Valley for second round of the competition in the new year. Claire...

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South of England – Indoor Combined Championships

Theo Adesina struck GOLD this weekend at the South of England Indoor Combined Championships at Lee Valley. Theo gained 4 Personal bests throughout the competition. Starting the day off with the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.14s, In shot he threw 11.44m and in High Jump gained a height of 1.74m with the final PB being the total indoor pentathlon points of 2858. Theo now holds the SEAA U15 Boys competition record and places him 12th in the UKA all time record for indoor U15B Pentathlon. Also at the competition was Sola Taiwo & Ruby Bridger competing for...

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