Good work in the field for Thurrock Harriers

Man of the match for Thurrock was Aveley’s Patrick Halcrow. He won the discus with an outstanding throw of 44.97 metres, the 3rd best in the club’s history only Commonweath shot putt champions Billy Cole and Matt Simson have thrown further. He also won the shot with 13.35 metres and the B high jump (1.75) and was 4th in the hammer.

Fine performances by Harriers at London Marathon

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.

Hassenbrook Hayley heads for World Champs

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 […]

Athletics session with olympic hopeful

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.

Sports College cleans up at this years Cross Country Championships

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.

Sports College cleans up at X-Country Championships

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.

Three Track Stars Shine In UK Games

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.

Thurrock Schools Track and Field Champs

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 […]

Thurrock Athletes Step Up To Plate

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

LeBeau Sisters Strike Gold

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.

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