Month: January 2016

Cross Country

Gemma Holloway proved again on Saturday that she is coming of age as an athlete. She totally dominated the under 20 women’s section in the Southern Counties X-C Championship. In the lead at the top of the first gruelling hill she went on to win by 7 seconds from Law of Kingston and Poly. Another athlete from the Brenda Stone stable who shone on Saturday was Harry Parker. Not in the best of health since Christmas, he turned in a gritty performance to finish 11th, 26 seconds in front of the next Essex competitor. Best team performance came from the solid and ever-improving under 17 squad. Joe Logan 85th and Oliver Mann 96th, two relative novices, had great runs and Sam Smith 104th and Jody Meredith reinforced their efforts, to enable the team to finish 11th. Another complete team was the under 15 squad. Their scoring runners were Leon Wheeler 72nd, Taylor Newell 106th, Ben Prior 130th and Sarab Dhillon 210th, and the team finished a respectable 23rd. Mason Hambleton 212th and Henri Willett 221st also finished the gruelling course. In the other races Jamie Mack 102nd and Dylan Harrod 144th had their first taste of the Parliament Hill mud in the under 13s boys. Hayley Instance 94th, Lucie Ball 121st and Amy Raven 182nd made up the incomplete under 15 girls squad. Ever reliable Brooke Mensah beat 60...

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Sportshall Regional Finals 2016

Under 15 Girls Under 11/13 Girls Sportshall Regional Finals 2016Well done to all the young athletes who competed in the Sportshall Regional Finals 2016 at Hatfield this weekend (Sat 30th Jan 2016) 50 Young athletes from around the county, took part in a series of competitions over the last couple of months with the goal of being selected to represent Essex in the regionals finals. Those with the best scores were selected into the team. Numerous Thurrock Harrier athletes were eligible for team selection, all put on a red shirt to compete in various events on the day. U11g's Chloe Brand and Deborah George.U13g's Sola Taiwo, Ruby Bridger, U13b's Daniel Ogutuga, Francis Omowanile and Oreofe Adepegba. U15g's Funminiyi Olajide, Jessica Whitbread and Rhea Stravi. U15b's William Adeyeye, Liam Chivers, Kayode Odumosu, Theo Adesina and Daniel Soyebo. It was a great atmosphere, as always! Results at the end of the competition were as follows: U15b - 3rd place 608 points (only 1 point off 2nd place) U15g - 3rd 584, U13b - 3rd 534, U13g - 3rd 506,U11b - 4th 434, U11g - 3rd 443. Congratulations to William Adeyeye for coming 1st place overall in his age group with 150 points and on winning the U15 All-rounder competition to qualify for the National Final, and to Theo Adesina also U15b, who was joint third in same competition with 136 points....

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Thurrock Harriers Cross Country

Gemma Holloway’s first step into international athletics was a remarkable one. In the Elgoibar X Country races she led home the U.K. squad and was beaten only by a Spanish athlete, to take the silver medal. Gemma continues South Essex’s successful history in this race. Mel Batty and Eamonn Martin have both won it in the past and in their retirements have team managed strong British teams in the event. The Essex Schools Championships threw up some fine individual performances. The most eye-catching one was that of Joe Logan who made the County Team after just 3 months in...

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London Games U13/U15/U17 indoor

This weekend saw Thurrock Harriers young athletes compete in the London Games at Lee Valley on Saturday and Sunday. Under 13 girl Fumi Adewole, gained a PB in the 60m with a time of 9.24s and a SB in the 200m with a time of 32.26s. First year, Under 15 girl Sola Taiwo did well, jumping a SB 4.56m in Long Jump. As did, Ruby Bridger, who also gained a PB in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 9.92m and a SB in the shot Put with a throw of 6.41m. Chloe Locke, another 1st year Under 15, took home 2 PBs on the day, throwing 7.37m in Shot and jumping 3.30m in Long Jump. Funminyi Olajide jumped 4.55m a SB in Long Jump, gained another SB in high Jump with 1.50m and a PB in the 200m with a time of 27.54s. Lola Omowanile came 2nd in the Long Jump with a jump of 4.40m, a SB and ran the 60m in 8.36s, a PB for Lola. Under 15 boy, Oluwagbenga Adewole gained 2 PBs on the day, after jumping 3.24m in the Long Jump and running the 200m in 32.56s. First year Under 17 girl, Jessica Whitbread also took part in field events jumping 9.39m in the triple jump and 4.55m in the Long Jump. Under 17 girl, Seniz Jessener took part in the triple jump,...

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SEAA Indoor U20/Senior Championships

This weekend athletes from Thurrock Harriers took part in the SEAA Indoor U20/Senior Championships at Lee Valley. Under 20m, Yinka Sodipo ran 60m gaining a time of 7.24s and ran a Season Best in the 200m with a time of 23.24s. Nweike Nwabude also ran the 60m running it in 7.26s. Joseph Winn jumped an impressive 1.90m in the High Jump coming 5th overall, giving him a Seasons Best.  For these young men, this is their first year of being in that age group, so it is a tough year. Senior woman, Natalie Lebeau also jumped a Season Best in the long jump with a jump of 5.20m. Although no PBs were gained this weekend it’s clear that all are training hard for the upcoming season. Claire...

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