Month: August 2016

Success for Thurrock relay teams/Medal Success at National Champs

Success for Thurrock relay teams! Thurrock Harriers relay teams ran well on Saturday at the Essex Relay Championships at Garon Lane Southend bringing home 4 Essex medals in the process. Gold was brought home by the U13g’s team, a fairly new team ran very well on the day gaining a well deserved place on the top podium- U13g Essex Gold Medal winners – Funmi Adewole, Tumi Abbas, Alessia Daniele & Kennedy Beardwell. Silver was won by the U17 men, after a very close final race, all boys ran extremely well in a very tight race and was just beaten at the post by Orion. U17m Runners Up Essex Silver Medal winners – Charlie Splarn, Liam Chivers, Daniel Soyebo & Emmanuel Orebela. Bronze was brought home by the Senior men’s team, following a very tight race – Senior Men Essex Bronze Winners – Michael Shorthall, Ben Gibbs, Yinka Sopido and Nweike Nwabude. Another Bronze was won by the U17w team, who won their heat but came joint 2nd (timings) in the final and being awarded the bronze. U17w Essex Bronze Medal Winners – Kendrea Nwaelene, Lola Omowanile, Jess Whitbread & Fumi Olajide. Other teams included – U13b Frances Omowanile, Tosin Olajide, Jakub Kawalsi & Liam Norcott. U15g T- Sola Taiwo, Ruby Bridger, Evie Croom & Elise Milan-Vaga. U15g TT – Jess Rowe, Tolani Odumosu, Emily Fall & Alex Gordon. All also ran well but...

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Harriers Success

This weekend the club’s seniors tackle the fifth and final SAL match, hoping to clinch promotion to Division 2. They are unbeaten hitherto, but this time faces closest rivals Harlow. The club must finish 1st or 2nd in the match to top the league. With this in mind every effort is being made to field the strongest teams to cover the matches 38 events. The Watford open meeting last week saw 3 good personal bests from the club endurance section.  800m races were on the programme and 3 personal bests were returned. Alec Finch was pleased with his 1m57.85s as was Sarah Brockley with her 2m32.42s effort. Gemma Holloway is closing in on the club’s 800m record and returned the 3rd fastest female time in the club’s history with 2:07:98 just 8 tenths shy of Jessica Judd’s best. Jason Syrett’s 6th spot in the Crown to Crown was his highest position to date and follows on from several good efforts in recent Parkruns. As the Winter season approaches the club has been surprised to discover a shortfall in the under 13 sections (boys and girls). The club’s coaches intend to hold trials for keen young endurance runners who are aged 11 or over, or who turn 11 in the next 3 months. Would the parents of any children who fit this description please email wnstnann@aol.com. At the South of England...

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Harriers through to EYAL Plate final

Thurrock Harriers have successfully gained themselves a place in the EYAL Plate final in September. On Sunday, Thurrock Harriers young athletes competed against Barnet & Shaftsbury, Dacorum & Tring, Herts & Ware/Enfield, St Albans and Southend, coming 2nd on the day with 669 points, only 40 points behind Barnet & Shaftsbury. The U13 Boys and U17 Men came 1st overall in their age group, U13 Girls and U17 women came 2nd in their age group and both the U15 Girls and Boys placed 3rd overall. This means that overall Thurrock came a very respectable 8th place out of 28 clubs after 4 rounds competing against various clubs around the Eastern region, overtaking clubs such as Southend and Watford, earning them a place in the Plate final in September. A big thank you to those athletes and parents who travelled out to Allianz Park on Sunday to represent the club for the final opportunity to gain the vital points needed to secure a place in the plate final. The young Athletes competed in very windy and hot conditions, some in events out of their comfort zone but working as part of a team to secure the place in the plate final, whilst some getting amazing PBs too. **Individual highlights are noted on the website. All coaches and the committee members would like to say how very proud they are that the team...

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England Athletics Clubmark Accreditation

Thurrock Harriers Celebrate!! Thurrock Harriers athletic club celebrated receiving England Athletics Clubmark Accreditation on Thursday – the clubmark is a national accreditation scheme awarded to high quality community clubs by England Athletics.   Chairperson – Gerry Heapy received the award from UK Athletics representative Karen Stephanou this week. Thurrock Harriers has been recognised as a safe, effective, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, providing a welcoming environment which encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.   Well done to all the Club Members and volunteers who make the award...

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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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