Category: XC

Thurrock Harriers Cross Country

Gemma Holloway’s first step into international athletics was a remarkable one. In the Elgoibar X Country races she led home the U.K. squad and was beaten only by a Spanish athlete, to take the silver medal. Gemma continues South Essex’s successful history in this race. Mel Batty and Eamonn Martin have both won it in the past and in their retirements have team managed strong British teams in the event. The Essex Schools Championships threw up some fine individual performances. The most eye-catching one was that of Joe Logan who made the County Team after just 3 months in...

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Essex XC

Day 2 of the Essex Cross Country Championships took place at the nororiously glutinous and aptly named Claybury Course on Saturday. But it was a disappointing day for the Harriers teams although individuals produced some outstanding efforts. Best of these was Gemma Holloway’s emphatic win in the U20’s race. She is celebrating selection for international duty in a forthcoming race in Spain. Joanne Wilkinson’s 4th place in the senior women’s race was a great effort. Now in the FV40 category former winner Joanne’s training is not at its previous intense level, so she was delighted to make the County Team. Toni Noble 36th, and Jodie Farrell 49th dug deep for their positions while Victoria Peacock produced her best ever cross-country performance to finish 54th. Charlotte Edwards knocked 3 minutes off last year’s time to finish 66th.  The team finished a very worthy 7th. The disappointment In the senior men’s race of not fielding a full team for the first time in several decades, was offset by a great performance from Alec Finch who was 15th in a stronger than usual men’s field. He graduates from Loughborough  this year and will aim to make the County team next year. Evergreen Jon Metcalf 99th and V60 Mick Bumstead 124th. The Under 17 team had realistic expectations of gaining medals but finished 5th. Highlight was a super run from Oliver Mann who...

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Essex Cross Country League Round 4

Round 4 of the Essex Cross Country League took place last Saturday on a muddy Epping Forest course. 5 out of the 6 young athletes teams retained their positions in the first 3 of their respective leagues. Individual star of the match was Amber Pullinger who won the under 15 girls race in commanding style. With Hayley Instance finishing in an excellent 5th place and Lucie Ball a season’s best in 11th, the team retained their runners up spot. The under 13 boys, without the talented Harry Parker on Saturday, finished 2nd on the day which meant they maintained their comfortable lead over the whole season. Finnlay Lowe 9th, Jamie Mack 14th, Teddy Norcott 23rd, Dylan Harrod 25th made up the scoring team with Sonny Vehitt a useful backup in 32nd place. The under 13 girls team featured a startling debut by Sarah Blockley in 7th place. Demi Eves ran well in 8th, Leah Brewer 24th, Emily Fall 28th. The team secured 3rd place in the day and remain 2nd in the league. The under 15 boys featured some fine runs from the 4 man team. None less than that of Leon Wheeler, who finished 3rd. He was backed up by Ben Prior 20th, Henry Willett 24th, Mason Hambleton 31st. This team’s position was affected by Taylor Newell’s dnf with a knee injury. On Saturday the team was 4th...

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This weekend Results…..

Harriers’ athletes earned 22 medals at Day One of the County Cross Country Championships at the weekend. Held on the Garrison Course at Colchester on Saturday the U13, U15 and Veterans’ championship were held for both males and females. Individual medals were won by Harry Parker and Amber Pullinger. Harry won the U13 boys race in majestic style. With some testing races facing him Harry should be equal to their challenges. Amber is consistently excellent this season, and toughed her race out to finish 2nd. Both led their teams to medals. The under 13 boys were 3rd. Jamie Mack 11th and Dylan Harrod 19th produced season’s best runs while it was good to see Teddy Norcott make the scoring team for the first time and with it a hard-earned County Medal. Also finishing was Sonny Verhitt 38th. Amber was backed well by Hayley Instance 9th, Lucie Ball 14th, Amy Raven 35th who ensured the team took silver medals – a pleasant and very welcome surprise for the Harriers management and coaching team. The under 15 boy’s team earned bronze medals. Taylor Newell 8th, Leon Wheeler 9th, Sarab Dhillon 18th and Ben Prior made up this podium quartet – all with excellent runs. This strong section of the Club also included Mason Hambleton 35th, Henri Willett 37th and Ellis Swindell finished 41st. The under 15 girl’s team finished 5th with...

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Thurs U11 Only 4.30 - 6pm

Thurs 6pm - 8pm

Sun 10.30am - 12 midday

EYAL 2017

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

SAL 2017

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

EMAC T&F 2017

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

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