Basildon Hospital nurse beats the heat to complete London Marathon

Basildon Hospital nurse beats the heat to complete London Marathon

HAVING battled with freezing temperatures and torrential rain during months of training, Simon Hicks, a nurse at Basildon University Hospital, heroically completed the hottest- on-record London marathon on 22 April. Simon was running his first 26.2 mile event to raise money to enhance care for older patients on Lionel Cosin ward. He set a fundraising […]

Athletics: Thurrock Harriers rain at the Essex 10K Champs

Athletics: Thurrock Harriers rain at the Essex 10K Champs

Little Bromley is a tiny village in North Essex, but, based at a picturesque but disused village church it hosted 600 runners for the Essex 10k Road Championship on Sunday (8th).

 Six Thurrock athletes made the trip and they came up with some great performances. Toni Radley led the charge by taking the silver medal […]

Athletics: Thurrock Harriers impress in Essex Cross-Country Champs

Athletics: Thurrock Harriers impress in Essex Cross-Country Champs

DAY 2 of the Essex cross-country championships that were held at Braintree on Saturday (6th) produced some pleasing efforts from Thurrock Harriers.

 Gemma Holloway, now based in Lincolnshire, returned to capture the bronze medal in the senior women’s race. She will be relieved to find this fine form in her first outing for some time.

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Athletics: Thurrock Harrier Ruby represents England

Athletics: Thurrock Harrier Ruby represents England

THURROCK Harrier’s athlete Ruby Bridger, from Hathaway Academy, represented England in the Schools International Pentathalon held in Glasgow on Friday (10th ) along with U15G team members from Cheshire and Kent; the England U15G team won their competition proudly winning gold medals.

Thurrock parkrun celebrates second birthday

Thurrock parkrun celebrates second birthday

ON SATURDAY, Thurrock parkrun celebrated its second birthday. The 5k run takes place around Orsett Heath on a Saturday morning at 9am. You just register once on line, print off your barcode and off you go. Course director Liz Cox and her team work tirelessly to create a lovely atmosphere at the run. Before the […]

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