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Thurrock Harriers Success

This weekend at SEAA U15/17 Indoor Champs Lee Valley Leisha Hunt won a Bronze with a PB of 8.62m in U15G 3 kgs shot putt, which ranked her number one in Essex & the East . She also gained a PB in 60m with a time of 8.33s which ranked her 2nd in Essex and 3rd in the East. Ruby Bridger also won a bronze in U15G 60m hurdles and a new PB and club record of 9.23s which ranked her 1st in Essex & East and 2nd  in the UK. William Adeyeye also gained a PB in his 60m U17B with a time of 7.16s which ranked him 1st in Essex & 2nd in East. Gbenga Adewole obtained an U15 60m PB of 9.35s and 5th place in U15 Long Jump with SB jump of 3m73s, his sister Funmi also obtained PBs in both 60m and 200m of 8.84s and 29.34s respectively. Endurance Report By Dave Staines Day 2 of the Essex Cross Country Championships produced a mixed bag of results for the Harriers. Gemma Holloway, who had suffered the effects of a cold in the preceding week, turned in a really gutsy performance to finish 2nd in the senior women’s event. Gemma was probably the youngest in the event but bravely led the field for the first two thirds of the race. In the final third she was...

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Festive Fun in Endurance

Park Runs and the Crown to Crown fun run  fulfilled the competitive needs of the Harriers endurance squad over the Christmas season. Top run came from Alec Finch who comfortably won the Crown to Crown Boxing Day event. Amazingly 300+ runners turned up at Westley Heights for this annual affair. Alec dominated from the start and won by some distance with a excellent time of 16m27. Joe Logan also produced a top performance in 7th place with 19m. Other Thurrock finishers shaking off the affects of Christmas over indulgence were: 9th Jack Exley 19m25, 10th Ben Prior 19m29, 11th Taylor Ewell 19m36, 16th Oliver Mann 19m55, 18th Harry Parker 19m57, 23rd Dylan Harrod 20m15, 25th Hayley Instance 20m19, 36th Gary Cahill 21m46, 49th Gary Rowlatt 22m42, 54th Nigel Instance 23m02, 71st Bernie Johnson 23m55, 73rd Harry Tobin (9) 24m01, 181 Pat Dobbs 30m15. Best Park Run effort came from Toby Draper in the Basildon event where he was second with a time of 18m51. In the Thurrock event Nick Trencher produced a good pb of 19m16. This weekend is day 2 of the County Cross Country Championships. The under 17 and under 20 men’s teams field strong squads. If they can find the elusive 4th member they can contend for medals. The senior ladies have Gemma Holloway and Joanne Wilkinson in their line up both of whom will be...

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Gold at European XC Championships for Gemma Holloway

Gemma Holloway overcame some health issues in the preceding weeks to return with a triumphantly won team gold medal in the European Cross Country Championships. These were held in Sardinia at the weekend. Gemma was representing the UK in the under 20 level race and was the four women teams 3rd scorer. This performance underlines what a tough and talented athlete this Grays-based Harrier is. Also in a winning team was former Harrier, Jess Judd, who ran in the under 23 category. The Club’s Essex representatives did well in the SEAA match at Oxford. Best performance was produced by Amber Pullinger who was 9th in the under 17 race. Amber has another year in this age group so is showing real promise. The Essex team is also very strong and just missed out on a gold medal. Hayley Instance was 19th in the under 15 race – a great effort from the Stanford Le Hope athlete. Leon Wheeler was 47th in the under 15 boys team. Leon is a crucial member of the Clubs very strong under fifteen squad which is looking to win their section in the Essex League and in the County Championships next month. Sue Beck produced a 10k pb in the Olympic Park 10k. Her time of 46:38 was a big step forward for this promising newcomer to the...

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Medals for Theo at the Four Nations international school Combined events

Thurrock Harrier athlete – Theo Adesina took part in Four nations international school Combined events at Dublin Ireland in Saturday The England team won the competition gaining Gold and a new record of 10311  points. Thei gained a silver medal with a total pb point of 3420. Pb in 200m 23.33 and hurdles 8.71. Throw 12.23m in shot put and 6.49m in long jump and a equal pb in 800m of a time of...

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Thurrock Harriers Endurance Press Report

The Cross-Country Championship Season opened on Saturday with the County Young Athletes and Veterans’ Championships. It was held on a new course at Writtle Agricultural College in perfectly sunny conditions. Just 2 bronze medals were the Harriers reward. Hayley Instance ran a gutsey race to take the bronze medal in the under 15’s, and with it earns selection for the main intercounties race in February. Hayley is in the first year of this age group so this was an especially good performance. At the other end of the age spectrum Mick Bumstead ran his usual well judged race to win bronze in the 60+ age group. Mick has been winning medals at these events for the last 40 years and this medium of the sport is his least favourite!! Great disappointment struck the U15 boys section. They returned home with bronze medals but, later after a recount they were relegated to 4th place behind Ilford. Ben Prior 13th and Harry Parker 25th didn’t find part of the course to their liking but fought on to the finish.  Jamie Mack is showing return to his best form and can be pleased with his 30th place and Henri Willett was delighted to be part of the scoring quartet in the very strong team. Another top 10 finisher was Demi Eves who was 6th in the under 13 girl’s event and will...

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