As he has done in the last 30 marathons, Pat Dobbs completed his 31st London with a great performance. He was third in the 70+ age group with a time of 3.49.06. This was 18 minutes faster than last year when he was recovering from a serious health set back. As he has passed through the various veteran age bands Pat has collected an array of medals but this one has given him a great amount of satisfaction.
THIS IS A pivotal time for some of the star track athletes in the borough. Hayley McLean from Hassenbrook School who runs for Chelmsford AC made great strides last year as she won the All-England 300m hurdles title beating all the girls a year above her. Now, Hayley is a Year 11 student and has […]
Kai Riley Laborde successfully managed to juggle three events in a tight schedule, winning gold in his strongest event, the Shot Putt, silver in the High Jump and bronze in the Hurdles.
When I got my silver medal, I particularly disliked losing to another Welshman. The Americans are the guys to beat – which is why I have an American coach that gives me more technical experience.” But he later made known that: “I like doing stuff on my own back. If I lose, it’s my own fault.” When asked how he knew if he could be number one, he replied: “It was always in the back of my mind.
TODAY, European 400 metre hurdles silver medalist Rhys Williams found out the timetable for the events at the London 2012 Olympics. Nothing focusses the mind more than the date: 0900 August 3rd 2012. Rhys was at William Edwards school to talk to the up and coming athletes at the school and then take them through their paces.
The athletes from William Edwards School & Sports College excelled themselves again on Tuesday 14th at Blackshot Park in the borough cross country championships winning 4 gold’s from the 6 available race categories. Both boys and girls teams ran superbly and in a display of grit and determination secured top spot retaining the overall borough championship title 2010.
The intermediate girls claimed top spot for the second year running and Thurrock Harrier, Rebecca Barnard won the gold by a country mile!
Georgia Fraser claimed the bronze finishing 3rd and little sister Courtney was close behind taking the 4th spot. Lauren Landy finished strong to take the 6th spot and last minute recruitment Rheann Randall displayed grit and determination to finish in 11th place who was closely followed by Kirsty Highwood in 12th position. With the first 4 scoring for the team the overall total was a measly but mighty impressive 14 points to take gold, beating St Clere’s who took silver with 53 and the Convent who took the bronze with 71 points.
The weather has wiped out the two games involving teams from the borough. Indeed even Thurrock schools cross-country championships at Blackshots scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
Next up was Chafford-based Rob Russell who moved up one place with a consistent run 23 minutes 30 seconds. On the final lap Roy Aspinall held on to 17th spot with a typical gutsy 23 minutes 47 seconds.
Hassenbrook’s Hayley McLean, running against girls a year older than her won the 300 metre hurdles in 43.09. Former Grays Convent Girl Jessica Judd won the 1500 metres by an impressive six seconds in 4.27.74 while Gable Hall’s Nancy Epsly came second in the Pole Vault with 3.30 metres.
HASSENBROOK hurdles champion, Hayley McLean triumphed in the National Championships in Bedford at the weekend. Hayley won the U-17 Girls 300m Hurdles with a time of 43.38.
Some fantastic performances at the Gable Hall Sports Day.
Jo later appeared in front of the BBC cameras on crutches as she explained what happened. She said: “It really hurt after 16 miles but I wasn’t going to quit. I went into automatic and finished the race.
HASSENBROOK’S Hayley McLean’s winning performance at the All-England Track and Field Championships has really impressed the athletics world. Although only in Year 10, Hayley laid waste to the best Year 11 300 metre hurdlers in the country.
HASSENBROOK’S Hayley MacLean capped a magnificent season by winning the Intermediate Girls 300 metre hurdles at the All-England Track and Field Championships at Birmingham’s Alexandra Stadium this weekend.
Olympic High Jumper Ben Challenger joined students from Treetops and Beacon Hill school for an afternoon learning all about the events that make athletics the centrepiece of the Olympics.
IT MUST be hard being the smallest team at the Thurrock Track and Field Champs. Not necessarily says the PE Dept at Ormiston Park as they have some quality athletes in their squad.
THE SUN shone and the athletes turned out in their droves to compete in the Thurrock Schools Track and Field Champs at Blackshots on friday. Thurrock athletes really buck the trend: while other boroughs find it hard to muster up a team, each event in Thurrock has two athletes from each school. This led to […]
The North Stifford Ironman completed the gruelling 750m swim, 20k bike ride and 5k run in 1:14:04.
Nancy Le Beau: Long Jump; Kai Riley Laborde: Shot Putt; Robbie Clarricoats: 80 metre hurdles (Reserve); Ben Glasgow:100m; Akeem Akintokan: 200m and Linzi Boosey: Hammer.
ONE of the hardest things four developing athletes is to try and compete with athletes a year or three older than you.
However, the young charges at Thurrock Harriers put themselves up against much older athletes at the National Under 20’s League match at Ware, H
Nancy Le Beau won the A String Long Jump in a new personal best of 5.48m with sister Natalie winning the B String with a jump of 4.70m. Nancy also won the 100m in 12.9 as well as the 100m hurdles in 16.5. Natalie won the B string 200m in 27.3. Rebecca Barnard won the B String 100m hurdles attempting the higher hurdles for the first time.