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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.

Corringham's Daniel Patten part of Sir Bradley Wiggins' new cycling adventure

Thurrock Gazette:

11:53am Thursday 8th January 2015

CORRINGHAM cyclist Daniel Patten will be one of the founding members of Sir Bradley Wiggins’ new cycling team.

It's muddy hell at the Essex Cross-Country Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

4:57pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

TORRENTIAL rain and a quagmire of a course meant it was the toughest who prevailed at one of the hardest Essex Cross-Country Championships in many a year on Saturday.

Robert Runciman's golden haul on his England debut

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 19th December 2014

TALENTED Rayleigh all-rounder Robert Runciman is still smiling after winning two gold medals on his debut for England.

Adam Hickey has the confidence to move on to the next level now, says coach Eamonn Martin

Thurrock Gazette:

3:32pm Thursday 18th December 2014

EAMONN Martin believes Adam Hickey’s run at the European Cross-Country Championships can propel him to the next level in his career.

Southend & Benfleet grind out win after top goalkeeping display

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

SOUTHEND & Benfleet go into the Christmas break sitting pretty in second place in the Essex Premier League after a gritty 3-2 win at home to Romford.

Basildon beaten by in-form Royston

Thurrock Gazette:

9:50am Wednesday 17th December 2014

BASILDON ladies first team showed plenty of spirit but eventually fell to a 4-1 defeat at home to Royston.

Southend hockey stars storm on with crushing Brentwood win

Thurrock Gazette:

9:44am Wednesday 17th December 2014

SOUTHEND men’s first team go into the Christmas break top of Eastern Division Three South East following a handsome 7-1 win over Brentwood.

Jessica Judd celebrates winning a gold and silver at European Cross-Country Championships while Adam Hickey shines too

Thurrock Gazette:

5:21pm Sunday 14th December 2014

JESSICA Judd revealed her delight after winning a silver and gold medal at the European Cross-Country Championships yesterday.

VIDEO: Cross-country runners tackle tough Braintree course in Essex League

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 12th December 2014

THERE may not have been any victories for athletes from south of the county at the third round of the Essex Cross-Country League at Braintree, but there were plenty of impressive performances.

Adam Hickey and Jessica Judd hoping for medals at European Cross-Country Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 12th December 2014

SOUTH Essex pair Jessica Judd and Adam Hickey will be representing Great Britain in the European Cross-Country Championships in Bulgaria on Sunday.

Essex's most successful Sunday league side Ockendon Motor Spares forced to call it a day

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

THE most successful Sunday league side in the history of Essex has played its last game.

Matthew Hamilton wins a gold medal on his trip of a lifetime to Brazil

Thurrock Gazette:

5:24pm Thursday 4th December 2014

BENFLEET’S Matt Hamilton completed the trip of a lifetime by winning a gold medal at the Brazil Paralympic School Games.

Jessica Judd is so happy to be back running in the mud!

Thurrock Gazette:

5:30pm Friday 5th December 2014

IT might be cold, muddy and, more often than not, hilly, but a year without it has made Jessica Judd realise just how much she loves cross-country running.

Adam Hickey's nervous wait ends with a smile as he wins GB selection for European Cross-Country Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 5th December 2014

ADAM Hickey admitted he had a nervous few days waiting to find out if he had made Great Britain’s squad for the European Cross-Country Championships.

FitzWimarc School fend off King John to extend their winning run at Castle Point and Rochford Schools Cross-Country Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

FITZWIMARC School and King John were the two dominant forces at the Castle Point & Rochford district schools cross-country championships.

High School teams going for glory at English Schools Cross-Country Cup final

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

THREE Southend High school teams will be running for glory at the English Schools Cross-Country Cup final in Cornwall tomorrow.

Hockey legend Dominic proves age is nothing but a number to come back playing months after a heart bypass at the age of 79

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

WHEN 79-year-old Dominic Bann went into Basildon Hospital for a heart bypass last December, the final thing he said to his surgeon was “take it easy, I’ve got to run around after this”.

Mayflower School are crowned Basildon Schools Cross-Country champions...but only just!

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

BILLERICAY’S Mayflower School just pipped Wickford’s Beauchamps to the overall title at the Basildon Schools Cross-Country Championships held at Gloucester Park.

VIDEO: Hayley Instance and Sinead Clark show promise as they storm to Essex League wins

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 21st November 2014

YOUNGSTERS Hayley Instance and Sinead Clark were the stars of the show at a soggy Hylands Park in the second round of the Essex Cross-Country League.

Paul Whittaker thriving under stewardship of marathon great Steve Jones

Thurrock Gazette:

10:24am Thursday 20th November 2014

PAUL Whittaker believes working with one of Britain’s great marathon runners will help him reach his potential.

Youngsters compete for glory at the Southend Schools Cross-Country Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

SOUTHEND’S two high schools once again dominated the borough’s schools cross-country championships at Blenheim Park.

High School teams reach English Schools Cross-Country Cup final

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 14th November 2014

SOUTHEND High School for Girls will once again have two teams at the English Schools Cross-Country Cup final.

Paul Whittaker sets new course record at the Billericay 10km

Thurrock Gazette:

5:30pm Friday 7th November 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s Paul Whittaker smashed the course record to win the Billericay 10km on Sunday.

Jessica Judd splits from coach Rob Denmark

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Friday 7th November 2014

CANVEY’S British international middle-distance runner Jessica Judd has split with coach Rob Denmark.

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