THE Test Track 10 mile Road Race (17th February) has an interesting circuitous route round the Fords Dunton Research Centre.
MORE than 500 runners donned their trainers on Sunday (17th February) to take part in the St. Luke’s Hospice Test Track 10 at the Ford Test Track in Dunton, Basildon. The sun was shining bright for the race, which is organised by St. Luke’s Hospice in partnership with Ford Motor Company Ltd. Now in its […]
THURROCK parkrun had a record turnout for the second week in a row.
MILDER conditions greeted Thurrock’s endurance squad when they travelled to Epping Forest for the 4th round of the Essex Cross-Country League on Saturday (12th)
A RECORD number of participants took part in the Thurrock parkrun on Saturday. One hundred and twenty-seven (127) hardy souls made it down to Orsett Heath for 9am to navigate the 5k (3.1 mile course). Since beginning in October 2015, Thurrock’s parkrun has earned a reputation for its friendly, welcoming environment, stressing that it is […]
THURROCK Harriers had a good day on Day 2 of the Country Cross-Country Championships on Saturday (5th) with Under 17’s, Under 19’s and the Seniors competed for the medals. These were held in the extensive grounds of Writtle College.
AMAZINGLY 318 people completed the Boxing Day Crown to Crown, 23 of them Harriers. Taylor Newell led the field home with a magnificent effort of 17m24. Jack Exley was back to his best in 2nd place with 17m50 while Ben Prior came third seventeen seconds behind him. Two more top ten finishers were Toby Draper […]
THURROCK Harriers Athletics Club volunteers attended Basic Life Support Skills training last week.
THE final race of the Essex Road Running Championship (Sunday 22nd) brought success for Toni Radley, winning a county silver medal in the Wix 5 miles at Harwich. It’s been a another excellent year for Toni, winning a bronze and silver medal in her previous two Essex Road races.
EIGHT Thurrock Harriers senior endurance runners were at Tiptree on Sunday (14th) for the Essex 10 mile Championships.
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.
Funminiyi Olajide on form at 2018 School Games THE School Games National Finals took place at Loughborough University between Thursday 30th August and Sunday 2nd September, with Essex’s Funmi Olajide, 16, contesting the girl’s long jump competition. The William Edwards pupil was part of the England South team and performed well, a leap of 5.98m […]
THURROCK Harriers Long Jump star Funminiyi Olajide, age 16, continued her recent superb form retained her National U17 Long Jump title at the England Athletic Championships held at Bedford International Stadium on Saturday (25th).
Two Grays athletes selected to compete in 2018 School Games TWO athletes from Grays have been selected to compete for the England South squad in the Athletics at the 2018 School Games – a national multi-sport event for the UK’s most talented school-age athletes taking place at Loughborough University from 30 August to 2 September. […]
THE AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing team can today confirm the signing of former British GT Champion Glynn Geddie ahead of the seventh round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Rockingham.
FOLLOWING their success at the English School Track & Field Championships, two Thurrock Harrier athletes proudly represented England on Saturday (21st) at the Schools International Athletics competition held in Grangemouth, Scotland against the best athletes from across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Theo Adesina won Gold in the U17M Long Jump competition jumping a […]
THURROCK Harrier athletes have been busy competing in national school competitions.
THERE were a number of impressive performances by Thurrock athletes at the British Championships at the weekend.
THURROCK Harriers athletes have been representing Essex at competitions around the country.
ON Saturday 9th June, the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Barbara Rice joined the hardy park runners as they celebrated seventy years of the NHS.
ANOTHER successful weekend for Thurrock Harriers at the Essex County Championships held in Chelmsford. Along with personal bests, the club came home with the following medalists:
THURROCK Harriers were well represented at the Essex County Pentathlon Championships on Saturday (28th). Competing against athletes from across the county Thurrock won a total of three Gold, three Silver and three Bronze medals as well as a host of personal bests.
TWO years ago a group of girls were identified as good runners, since then these girls have been committed and dedicated to their training and are now starting to be rewarded for their efforts.
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 […]