Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Athletics: Outstanding performance by Thurrock Harrier’s young athletes

A FANTASTIC display of talent and teamwork saw Thurrock Harriers win the Eastern Young Athletes League Plate Final on Sunday (2nd) against Chelmsford, Stevenage, & North Herts Watford, Bedford and Colchester Harrriers.

Young Harriers

There are twenty six clubs competing in this league and winning the Plate Final is a major achievement for a club of it’s size.

Not only did they win the Plate Final with 607.5 points but had scored higher points than the winner of the Cup Final, Havering, on 573 points and other larger neighbouring clubs; Basildon on 544 points and Chelmsford on 596 points.
Individual age group results were:

U13B : Won with 101 pts
U15B : 3rd with 83 pts
U17B : 2nd with 105, (winner scored 111)
U13G: 3rd with 78, (winner scored 96)
U15G: 2nd with 107 (winner scored108)
U17G: 2nd with 113.5 (winner scored 114)

Athletes all pulled together to cover gaps to earn vital points including U13G Emily Butler voluntarily stepping in at last minute to compete in her first 1500m race!

Athletes earned 37 pbs between them.

It was a great way to end the season for our EYAL athletes, team managers and club officials who made it possible.


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