Month: July 2016

Parkrun 30th July

Thurrock Track and Field teams are having a good summer. The Veteran’s team qualified for their Regional final last week by finishing second in their 4th round match. The seniors are top of their division in the SAL Division 3 North and look likely to be promoted. The young athletes in the Eastern Young Athletes League are heading for the Plate Final as they did last year. All in all the club can count it a good season. Thurrock ParkRun Jason Syrett (V45) 19.03 2nd Henri Willett (U15) 19.23 3rd Don Lawless (V50) 19.45 4th Bernie Johnson (V60) 22.20 8th Basildon ParkRun Alec Finch (SM) 16.01 1st Tei Lyn-Jones (SM) 17.21 2nd Jack Exley (U17) 18.17 3rd Oliver Mann (U20) 18.29 4th Harry Parker (U15) 19.06 7th Hayley Instance (U15) 20.14 12th Sarah Brockley (U13) 20.17 14th Noah Trencher (age 10) 24.03 42nd Top performance in ParkRuns this week came from Alec Finch who led in a squad of Harriers at Basildon. Good to see Don Lawless back in action at Orsett...

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Essex XC League – Provisional Fixture Dates/Hosts

ESSEX LEAGUE Saturday 8th October 2016 hosted by Thurrock Harriers Saturday 29th October 2016 hosted by Chelmsford AC Saturday 19th November 2016 host to be confirmed Saturday 21st January 2017 host to be confirmed (date subject to confirmation) Saturday 11th February 2017 host to be confirmed   COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Relays – Saturday 24th September 2016 hosted by Southend AC Vets plus U13 and U15 – Saturday 26th November 2016 hosted by Springfield Striders Seniors plus U17 and U20 – Saturday 7th January 2017 host to be confirmed If you haven’t already, click to join their Essex XC League Facebook Group...

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Hurdler’s Courage Ensures Seniors’ Success at Lee Valley

Club stalwart Michael Shortall’s unbroken record of attendance at 20 years of Southern League matches remains intact after sustaining a serious eye injury last week. Michael was determined to compete for Thurrock Harriers AC in his favourite events, the 110m Hurdles and 400m Hurdles and gained a valuable 11 points for the club.  Michael contributed to an excellent win by the team over St Albans by just 10 points with possible promotion next year, provided there is a similar commitment at the last match on 20th August. Other excellent performances came from Kendrea Nwaelene who won all three of her events and gained two personal bests in the Long and Triple Jump.  Jess Whitbread worked hard in the B String Long Jump with a long overdue personal best jump of 5.11m. The men’s 4x100m Relay team were magnificent, winning by a gap of 40m in a time of 44.33 and getting ever closer to the prestigious club record of 43.1 set in 1997. Three young intrepid novices, Sam Smith (3000m SC), Becky Barnard and Lucie Ball (1500mSC), tried out the Steeplechase event. “Never again! “ said Becky, who went on to run in the 4x400m Relay only 10 minutes later.  All three athletes scored 16 points between them. Sixteen year old Charlie Splarn stepped up to win the B string 200m and 15 year old Liam Chivers ran a...

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ISA National Championships 2016

Leisha Hunt 13 from Gosfield who trains at Thurrock Harriers was competing in the Independent schools associations national championships in Birmingham and through the the torrential rain and howling winds managed to bring 3 medals home to Essex. Competing in the school year group  8/9 Leisha is in year 8, she won bronze in the long jump with 4.65m, silver in the 200m and bronze in the Essex relay. Claire...

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EVAC 2016 SOUTHEND

Eastern Vets League Match No. 3 at Southend 6th July 16 In the women’s event Sue Lawrence and Jill Boosey dominated the Women’s throws winning every throw event in their respective age groups. This meant they finished 4th team out of 6 without any jumpers or runners! The Men’s team finished second behind Southend, 5 points ahead of Loughton and with one match left they are on track to reach the regional finals in September. Highlights of the Under 50’s were Nigel Instance 1st Hammer, 2nd 400m Hurdles, Toby Draper 2nd 800m, 3rd Mile Walk, Marek Kowalski 4th 200m, 2nd Shot, and Iain Scott 3rd in the Pole Vault. Iain also did an impressive lead off leg in the 4 x 400m relay with the team eventually finishing 2nd to a strong Southend team. In the over 50’s Steve Kemp was 1st in the Mile Walk, 4th 200m , Jon Metcalf 1st 400m Hurdles, 2nd 800m , Martin Mach 4th Hammer, 3rd Shot; and Mark Jenkins 2nd Pole Vault, 3rd Long Jump. In the final event the 4 x 400m relay the team was again 2nd behind Southend. Jon...

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Stadium Opening Times

Tues 5.30 - 8pm

Thurs U11 Only 4.30 - 6pm

Thurs 6pm - 8pm

Sun 10.30am - 12 midday

EYAL 2017

DateVenueLocation
07 MayThurrockRM16 2QT
04 JunCambridgeCB1 2EH
02 JulIpswichIP4 3DJ
30 JulWareSG12 0UG
13 AugLea ValleyN9 0AR

SAL 2017

DateVenueLocation
15 AprThurrockRM16 2QT
21 MayKings LynnPE30 2NB
17 JunCroydonSE25 4QL
08 JulThurrockRM16 2QT
19 AugTonbridgeTN10 3AD

EMAC T&F 2017

DateClub
3rd MayThurrock
7th JuneSouthend
5th JulyChelmsford
26th JulyIpswich

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