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Dominic Iorfa signs new Wolves deal

Thurrock Gazette:

12:59pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

DOMINIC Iorfa has signed a new contact at Championship side Wolves.

Emotional Matt gets European Tour card after cancer battle...and pal Rich keeps his playing rights too

Thurrock Gazette:

5:14pm Thursday 19th November 2015

GOOD friends Matthew Southgate and Richard McEvoy are celebrating after earning their European Tour cards for next season.

Southend High simply unstoppable at cross-country championships

Thurrock Gazette:

10:46am Wednesday 18th November 2015

SOUTHEND High School for Boys made it 33 straight wins in a row at the borough cross-country championships.

Adam Hickey to earn another England vest

Thurrock Gazette:

1:40pm Friday 13th November 2015

ADAM Hickey will add to his growing collection of England vests when he runs for his country in a top-class international in Spain this weekend.

It's make-or-break for McEvoy in Euro card bid

Thurrock Gazette:

3:28pm Thursday 12th November 2015

RICHARD McEvoy begins his make-or-break bid to retain his European Tour card this weekend in confident mood.

Paul Whittaker breaks his own course record at Billericay 10km

Thurrock Gazette:

1:10pm Friday 6th November 2015

PAUL Whittaker was a class apart at Sunday’s Billericay 10km.

Girl Power! Trio show class with wins at Essex Cross-Country League in Hockley

Thurrock Gazette:

2:10pm Friday 6th November 2015

WINS for Abigail Ives, Sinead Clark and Jodie Judd showed the girls are alright at the latest round of the Essex Cross-Country League at Hockley.

Teenage squash sensation named British Junior Champion

Thurrock Gazette:

4:50pm Thursday 5th November 2015

BILLERICAY squash international Alice Green has been crowned British Junior Champion, adding to her growing array of national titles.

Golf: Dan Brooks' 90 per cent sure he has kept European Tour card

Thurrock Gazette:

12:50pm Thursday 15th October 2015

DANIEL Brooks believes he has done enough to secure his playing rights on the European Tour for another season.

Southend 10k winner Paul Whittaker would welcome more competition

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 8th October 2015

SOUTHEND 10k winner Paul Whittaker admits it would be nice to see more runners competing at the sharp end of the race in future.

Kristian shows a gr-eight talent with English Schools octathlon win

Thurrock Gazette:

10:55am Sunday 27th September 2015

TEENAGER Kristian Brown could not have dreamt for a competition as perfect as the English Schools octathlon final.

Gemma Kersey excited by the future after deciding to put all her focus on running

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 7th August 2015

BASILDON AC’s Gemma Kersey won a gold medal at the UK Intercounties Championships – and is now looking forward to a year when she will concentrate on nothing but running.

Jessica Judd hoping a kind wind is blowing inside the Olympic Stadium

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 24th July 2015

JESSICA Judd is hoping a storm doesn’t blow her off course for the World Championships tonight.

Dale Clutterbuck following in the footsteps of legends in Emsley Carr Mile

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 24th July 2015

DALE Clutterbuck will be following in the same footsteps as his heroes when he runs the Emsley Carr Mile at the Anniversary Games in London’s Olympic stadium tomorrow.

Louise Douglass to realise her international dream

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

AFTER more than 25 years of competing as a track runner, Louise Douglass is finally set to become a Great British international – but not in athletics!

Third time lucky for John Wayne Hibbert?

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

JOHN Wayne Hibbert has been given a third chance to beat old rival Dave Ryan – and the Horndon boxer knows it could be his last.

IN PICTURES: British mountain bike championships at Hadleigh

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 21st July 2015

GRANT Ferguson and Annie Last both took their third consecutive British Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-country Championship titles at Hadleigh Park.

Basildon’s Daniel Brooks hits a magical hole-in-one at the Open

Thurrock Gazette:

11:26am Monday 20th July 2015

DANIEL Brooks capped a memorable Open debut with a hole-in-one in his second round at St Andrews.

Sprint hurdler Sam Bennett is the best in the country

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 17th July 2015

SAM Bennett is celebrating winning the biggest race of his life but afterwards admitted it was far from perfect.

Daniel Brooks ready for his first ever Open and he believes St Andrews suits him

Thurrock Gazette:

10:50am Thursday 16th July 2015

DANIEL Brooks is confident he can shine at his first Open Championship today – because he can’t stop hitting the ball left!

Daniel Brooks: I wasn’t even thinking about the Open

Thurrock Gazette:

10:12am Tuesday 14th July 2015

DANIEL Brooks admits he had no idea how close he came to losing a spot at his first major championship.

Hayley McLean delighted to have got a national bronze medal out of tough year

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 10th July 2015

HAYLEY McLean said her bronze medal at the British Championships means she will have something to show for what has been a tough season.

Bronze medal has given Dale belief he can take on the best in the world

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 10th July 2015

WINNING a bronze medal at the British Championships has convinced Dale Clutterbuck he can complete a fairytale season by racing at the World Championships.

Southend High Schools for Girls head of PE Sue Simpson: It felt like we were at the Olympics

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

THE pupils of Southend High School for Girls felt like they were competing at an Olympic Games in China.

Trio of bronze medals for south Essex stars at British Athletics Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

12:56pm Monday 6th July 2015

SOUTH Essex athletes secured three bronze medals in less than an hour at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham yesterday.

Dale Clutterbuck going into the British Championships in the form of his life

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 3rd July 2015

RISING middle-distance talent Dale Clutterbuck goes into this weekend’s British Championships believing he can’t be beaten.

Hurdler Hayley McLean feeling sharp again after bronze medal display at national championships

Thurrock Gazette: Hayley McLean

2:00pm Friday 26th June 2015

HURDLES star Hayley McLean admits she is starting to feel like herself again after winning a bronze medal at the national championships.

Youngsters battle it out for Essex Schools glory

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 19th June 2015

The best track and field athletes from school boroughs across the county went head-to-head at the Essex Schools Cross-Country Championships looking to book places at the prestigious English Schools Championships. Only those who achieved tough national standard qualifying marks could be guaranteed a spot on the Essex team heading to the English Schools at Gateshead. RYAN GOAD picks out the best of the action from Melbourne Park, Chelmsford, broken down into the various age groups.

Katie Head produces biggest hammer throw for her age group with superb PB

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 20th June 2015

Grays’ Katie Head launched the biggest hammer throw in the country for her age group to win the Essex Schools Championships.

Records tumble at Essex Athletics Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 29th May 2015

TWO Basildon AC’s youngsters made people stand up and take notice at the Essex Championships.

Southend AC legend Michael Seaman dies, aged 86

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Friday 1st May 2015

ONE of the most familiar faces on the Essex athletics scene has passed away.

Tales of joy and pain from the London Marathon

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 1st May 2015


Elisabet Barnes wins Marathon des Sables to become Queen of the Desert

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 24th April 2015

AS Elisabet Barnes runs the 26.2 miles through London’s streets on Sunday, it is unlikely too many of the spectators on route or even her fellow competitors will recognise her.

Basildon Hockey Club to launch a men’s team after 65 years of just women

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

FOR the first time in its 65-year history, Basildon Hockey Club is to get a men’s team.

William Adeyeye claims English Championships gold medal

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

THURROCK Harriers’ young starlet William Adeyeye is the English indoor under-15 multi-event champion.

Hockey: Thurrock avoid relegation after Maldon triumph

Thurrock Gazette: HOCKEY: Steve scores decisive goal

4:00pm Friday 27th March 2015

THURROCK held their nerve to get the vital win needed to prevent relegation.

Gemma Holloway targets more success after winning silver at English Schools Cross-Country Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 20th March 2015

GEMMA Holloway says winning a silver medal at the English Schools Cross-Country Championships has proved she is on the right track for a top running career.

Adam Hickey pleased with the best winter of his life

Thurrock Gazette:

9:05am Saturday 14th March 2015

ADAM Hickey rounded off the most successful winter season of his career by sealing the British Cross Challenge title – despite fearing he had thrown it away in his last race.

Southend's Richard McEvoy begins Joburg Open quest

Thurrock Gazette:

12:39pm Thursday 26th February 2015

SOUTHEND’S Richard McEvoy takes to the fairways at the Joburg Open today buoyed by one of his best ever showings on the European Tour last weekend.

How Canvey's Dale Clutterbuck helped pace Mo Farah to a new world record

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

BRITAIN’S most decorated long distance runner Mo Farah added another accomplishment to his CV on Saturday when he set a new two mile world record – and he did it with a little helping hand from a Canvey athlete.

Youngsters smash championship records at Eastern and Essex Indoor Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

YOUNGSTERS smashed championship records at the Eastern and Essex Indoor Championships at Lee Valley.

In-form Dale Clutterbuck so glad he came back to running after almost quitting sport

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 6th February 2015

CANVEY’S Dale Clutterbuck had all but given up on running last summer but six months on he’s glad he had a change of heart.

John Wayne Hibbert closes on British title shot after defending WBC International light-welterweight title at the 02 Arena

Thurrock Gazette:

10:51am Thursday 5th February 2015

HORNDON-ON-THE-HILL’S John Wayne Hibbert is closing in on his dream British title shot after fighting through the pain barrier to defend his WBC International light-welterweight title.

Horndon boxer John Wayne Hibbert cannot wait to defend his WBC International belt against Tyler Goodjohn in Saturday's 02 Arena bout

Thurrock Gazette:

4:15pm Thursday 29th January 2015

JOHN Wayne Hibbert hasn’t looked forward to a fight more than Saturday night’s match-up with domestic rival Tyler Goodjohn.

Gemma Holloway adds to her list of titles as youngsters earn county vests at Essex Schools Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 23rd January 2015

GEMMA Holloway added to her growing list of titles by winning the Essex Schools Cross-Country Championships last weekend and many other south Essex athletes will be joining her in the county team heading to the English Schools Cross-Country Championships.

Adam Hickey defends his Cross Challenge title in Cardiff

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

SOUTHEND AC’s Adam Hickey defended his Cardiff Cross Challenge title in style to continue his impressive form this winter.

VIDEO: Benfleet 15 celebrates its 25th anniversary

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE toughest of distance runners gritted it out at the 25th running of the Benfleet 15 on Sunday.

Basildon AC youngsters record trio of wins at fourth round of the Essex League

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 16th January 2015

BASILDON AC’s youngsters produced a clean sweep of wins in the boys section at the latest round of the Essex Cross-Country League at Chinford.

Daniel Patten can't wait to get started with Team Wiggins

Thurrock Gazette:

4:04pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

CORRINGHAM’S Daniel Patten will be one of the trusted aides of cycling superstar Bradley Wiggins this year after being named in the Olympic champion’s new team.

Adam Hickey looking to build on his confidence at Great Edinburgh Cross

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

ADAM Hickey will look to draw on the confidence he gained from his fantastic run at the European Cross-Country Championships when he pulls on a Great Britain vest again tomorrow.

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