Month: October 2016

Thurrock Harriers Endurance Report

The best result for the Harriers on Saturday was delivered by the very strong under 15’s squad. Not only did they provide an outstanding individual runner in Leon Wheeler, they were emphatic winners of the team race. Harry Parker 8th, Ben Prior 10th and Finnlay Lowe 17th were the finishers on Saturday, which indicates they can look forward to a successful County Championship at the end of the month. They also have a good set of reserves. Henri Willett 33rd, Jamie Mack 37th and Ellis Swindell 44th were additional finishers on Saturday. Amber Pullinger earned her invitation to run for the county next month by finishing 5th in the under 17 girls event. In the same race Lucie Ball was 25th and Brooke Mensah 28th. Hayley Instance will also be travelling to Oxford for the December Inter County event. On Saturday she finished an excellent 3rd. Emily Fall was 45th in the under 15 race. In the u-13 girls race Demi Eves fell foul of a rather chaotic start but recovered to finish 7th which will possibly earn her a county selection. Good runs by Hannah Peacock 24th, Kennedy Beardwell 29th and Madeline Booty 47th secured 4th place for the team. In the same age group for boys Dylan Harrod was 16th, Kai Lovelock 27th and Sonny Vehitt was 45th. They were sixth team. The senior men were missing...

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Thurrock Harriers Sue wins Gold for Great Britain

Thurrock Harrier Veteran Athlete Sue Lawrence has so far won a Gold and Silver Medal At the World Masters Championships in Perth Australia this week. Sue, (one of Thurrock Harriers longest standing members) who is representing Great Britain at the competition, saw off tough competition from around the globe in order to bring home the Gold medal in Hammer, throwing a Seasons best of 39.06m. Sue also gained a Silver Medal and a season’s best throw on Friday in the weight throw. Sue has further events this week and we all wish her good luck and are rooting for her to do well. All at Thurrock Harriers are extremely proud of Sue and her achievements and has continued to be a great role model to the younger athletes showing that hard work and determination definitely pays...

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Sportshall Athletics @ Melbourne Park

Over 90 young athletes from over Essex took part in the first of this year’s Sportshall competition at Melbourne Park Chelmsford. 15 Of them represented Thurrock in events such as Linear shot, standing long jump and lap events. Athletes competing U11g – Hayleigh Ashworth, Shannon Beveridge and Taiwat Owusho. U13g – Funmi Adewole, Scarlett Carter and Oluwatunmise Abbas U15g – Ruby Bridger and Leisha Hunt U11b – Ryan Ashworth U13b – Jakub Kowalski, Jay Harris and Orhan Corek U15b – Theo Adesina, Daniel Ogutuga and Gbenga Adewole Highlights U15g Ruby Bridger placed 1st in the 4 lap race, 2nd in standing long jump and came 3rd in linear shot. Leisha hunt placed 3rd in the 4 lap race and vertical jump. U13g Funmi Adewole placed 1st in 2 lap race heat and 3rd in standing Long Jump. Oluwatunmise Abbas placed 1st in Standing Triple Jump with a strong jump of 7.30m, she also came 1st in her 2 lap race heat with a time of 23.2s, the fastest of the day. U15b Theo Adesina had a 5 second head in the 4 lap race with a time of 45.3s coming 1st, he also came 1st in standing triple jump with a jump of 8.48m, 1st in linear shot with a whopping throw of 10.50m. Gbenga Adewole placed 4th in linear shot, 2nd in standing Long Jump. Daniel Ogutuga placed 1st in his 2 lap race, 1st in standing Long jump with a jump of 2.36m and 2nd...

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Harriers Endurance

Parkruns provided the main events for the endurance squad this weekend. Leading home the Basildon field was 15 year old Ellis Swindell with a time of 20m04s which is a good personal best for the Westcliff High School pupil. In the Thurrock Parkrun results: Toby Draper 18m51s, Anthony Tobin 19m11s, Keith Willett 19m32s, Mason Hambleton 19m49s, Mick Bumstead 20m10s, Henri Willett 20m28s and Bernie Johnson 21m41s. At this event, Jamie Mack received the trophy as the top under 15 runner of the year. In the Leigh on Sea Striders 10k road race on Sunday Toby Draper was again in good form finishing 19th in 39m15s. In 24th place Keith Willett showed good form to record 40m11s. In 33rd place Nick Trencher was 41m37s. The entries for this race closed at 650. This week many of the endurance squad will tackle the ultra fast Chelmsford 10k hoping to improve their personal bests. David...

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Harriers Endurance

Gemma Holloway was an outstanding winner at the opening Essex County League Match on Saturday. One Tree Hill was the spectacular venue for this event. Gemma has opted to run with the seniors this year, although she is still under 20. She dominated the race on Saturday, beating Davies of Springfield, 20 years her senior. The other individual winner Leon Wheeler took the under 15 race leading his team to victory too. This looks a strong group heading for the Winter. Ben Prior 11th, Harry Parker 18th and Jamie Mack 25th made up the victorious squad with Henri Willett 39th and Ellis Swindell 46th there as strong backup. The senior men, in spite of losing many members to marshalling duty, fielded 10 men and excelled to come joint 3rd in the team race – which is the best they’ve done for a couple of years. Alec Finch pb’d in 7th place and looked as if he will improve on this through the Winter. Three newly arrived under 20s from Brenda Stone’s group made all the difference. Sam Smith was an eye opening 24th, Jodie Meredith 31st and Oliver Mann 33rd. It was great to see Scott Rice back in action in 34th place. The six man team closed in with Anthony Tobin producing a promising 72nd place. Don Lawless 51st, Mick Bumstead 109th, Gary Rowlatt 122nd and John Russell...

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