Month: February 2016

This Week Results…..

Gemma Holloway crowned a brilliant cross country season at Castle Donington on Saturday by finishing runner up in the national cross country championships for under 20s. She was beaten only by Harriet Knowles-Jones from Warrington but was comfortably in front of the rest of the field.  This brilliant run means that she will further her international career in Edinburgh later this month. Alec Finch rounded off his best ever cross country season by coming 233rd in the senior mens National Cross Country Championships. He recently made the Loughborough University A team, no mean feat, and can look forward to a successful track season. The 800m and 1500m have been his forte for some years and this year a marked improvement is on the cards. Demi Eves, who earlier in the week had finished 4th in the year 7 County Schools Cross Country championship, had an outstanding day in the indoor event at Lea Valley. She recorded pbs in the 60m, 200m and 600m in a track minithon. Her time of 1m47s for 600m indicates that a very fast 800m is due in the summer. Returning to the midweek cross country race 2 other performances caught the eye. Harry Parker finished 5th in the year 8 boys race earning an invitation to the inter county event later this month. Dhillon Harrod just missed out on this selection but finished in...

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Lea Valley Minithon 27th February

This weekend many young athletes took part in the Minithon at Lee Valley, bringing home a large haul of medals, see results below. Yr5 Boys – (all took home bronze medals!) Jack Warner, Joesph Omowanile, Oreanuolwa Adepegba, Arnold Emelia-Ugwuadu, Louis Geater, Ryan Ashworth, Mason Carpenter-prout Yr6 boys Sean Emeka Ugwadu (gold), Francis Omowanile (silver), Jakub Kowalski & Bailey Geater (bronze) Yr 5 girl Hayley Ashworth (bronze) Yr 6/7 girls Demi Eves & Scarlett Carter (bronze) For many of these young athletes it was their first time competing at an athletics event and representing Thurrock Harriers, they all did extremely well...

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This Weekend Results….

Don Lawless continued to impress with his indoor performances. On Sunday's southern counties veterans championships he earned an invitation to run in the national inter area championships this weekend. He was runner up in the v50 3,000m championship with a time of 11.27. That great performance followed a bronze medal in the 800m a couple of hours earlier. Running on the boards aggravated Don's fragile Achilles' tendon so his 15 laps for the indoor 10k were painful but a rewarding experience. Newcomer to the sport, Toby Draper returned a pb by finishing in 13th place in the Dunton  test circuit 10 mile road race. His time was 65.32 which earlier in the year would have been his best pace for 10k. Claire...

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Lee Valley U13/U15 Indoor Open 13/14 Feb 2016

At the Lee Valley Indoor Open this weekend, some promising young athletes put on the blue and white vest and represented Thurrock at the event.   U13b Oreofe Adepega had fastest time of the day in 60m Hurdles with a SB time of 10.34s, He gained 1st in the High jump with a jump of 1.45m, placing him equal 1st in his age group in the UK rankings and in the 200m race he came 2nd, with a new PB of 28.40s. U15g Chloe Lock came an impressive 9th in Shot with a putt of 6.63m and Tolani Odumsou gained a PB in 60m with a time of 9.11s.   England Indoor Individual championship - Sheffield 14/2/16   Athletes from Thurrock attended the England Indoor Individual championships in Sheffield this weekend and the long journey was worth it.   U15b Theo Adesina brought home an amazing 4 medals, a Silver in 300m with a massive PB of 37.69s, which places him 2nd in the UK rankings for his age group!, Bronze in long Jump with a PB of 5.76m, another bronze in High Jump with a jump of 1.70m and finally a Bronze in 60m hurdles with a time of 8.94s.   U17m William Adeyeye took part in Long Jump, came 5th overall with a jump of 6.50m. Despite running well and coming 3rd in his heat in 60m hurdles,...

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This Weekend Results….

Thurrock’s endurance athletes had a busy weekend spreading themselves between Bexhill, Colchester, Great Bentley and Orsett Heath. The Essex Cross Country League held its fifth and final round on the grassy slopes of Abbey Fields, Colchester on Sunday. Harry Parker won his under 13 boys race rounding off his overall victory in great style. He also led his team to the season’s championship on Saturday; Finlay Lowe was 7th, Jamie Mack 10th (pb), Dylan Harrod 20th, Sunny Vehitt 29th and Teddy Norcott 38th. These boys have been the basis of the team for the whole season. The under 13 girls team was 2nd for the season; Demi Eaves 8th, Sarah Blockley 10th, Hannah Peacock 18th, Emily Ford 32nd, Maddie Booty 39th were the finishers on Saturday. The under 15 boys team finished 4th for the season; Taylor Newell was an excellent 5th, Ben Prior 13th, Henri Willett, following his park run win on Saturday, finished 20th, Mason Hambleton was 30th. Amber Pullinger, who didn’t run on Sunday, was 2nd overall in the league individual championship and her team was 2nd in the league under 15 girl’s championship. Her team for the season finished 2nd but on Saturday only Hayley Instance ran and finished in a season’s best 5th. The senior men have had a poor season and shockingly on Sunday fielded only 4 runners. However, Keith Martin’s 51st place...

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