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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.

Southend swimmers buoyed by excellent start to the season

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA Swimming Club are enjoying a great start to the competitive swimming season with excellent results at their first three competitions.

Canvey starlet Jessica Judd secures key funding but James Shane and Robin Womack miss out

Thurrock Gazette:

9:48am Tuesday 4th November 2014

Canvey’s star middle-distance runner Jessica Judd will continue to be funded as part of British Athletics’ Podium Potential programme for the 2014/15 season.

Concord players told to forget Mansfield for now and concentrate on Weston-Super-Mare

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

CONCORD Rangers boss Danny Cowley has told his players tomorrow’s clash at home to struggling Weston-super-Mare is the most important game of the season – not next week’s FA Cup First Round tie at Mansfield.

Canvey boss senses a buzz around the club 'like the old days'

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

CANVEY Island manager Danny Heale was in the crowd when the club famously won the FA Trophy in 2011 – now he wants his current crop of players to taste some success in the competition themselves.

Hayley McLean: Changing coach was the biggest decision of my life

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

HURDLES talent Hayley McLean admitted she made the biggest decision of her life when opting to swap coaches for the new season, but six weeks into her new regime, she is in no doubt that she has made the right choice.

Adam Hickey convinced becoming a dad will make him a better runner

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

ADAM Hickey believes becoming a father will inspire him to even greater running success.

Daniel Brooks hitting the gym in a bid to keep closing in on the golfing elite

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

 THINK six packs in golf and you’d probably think of the post-round refreshments. But the times are a changing at the highest level of the game and now the term is more likely to refer to Rory McIlory’s torso than to the old-school golfer’s drinking habits.

Concord Rangers are desperate to retain their Essex Senior Cup

Thurrock Gazette:

9:28am Thursday 30th October 2014

CONCORD manager Danny Cowley has revealed his squad are determined to retain the Essex Senior Cup this season.

East Thurrock's FA Cup hat-trick hero Sam Higgins knew he would be banned for next round

Thurrock Gazette:

8:37am Monday 27th October 2014

EAST Thurrock United striker Sam Higgins helped fire his side into the lucrative First Round of the FA Cup despite knowing he would not be able to play in the tie himself.

East Thurrock United in seventh heaven after crushing Bath City to make first round of the FA Cup

Thurrock Gazette:

6:08pm Saturday 25th October 2014

EAST Thurrock United were in seventh heaven after qualifying for the FA Cup First Round with a 7-1 thumping of Bath City.

One Tree Hill proves to be a brutal test in the first Essex League Cross-Country of the season

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE cross-country season began in earnest as the Essex League got under way on a brutal course at One Tree Hill.

Heycroft Primary crowned district champions

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HEYCROFT Primary School have been crowned the Southend district Year 3 and 4 boys football champions.

Southend High Schools stars to compete in China at World Schools Athletics Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SOUTHEND’S two high schools have been given the chance of a lifetime to represent England at the World Schools Athletics Championships in China.

Southend High Schools break records with fastest ever continuous marathon

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A COMBINATION of pupils from Southend’s two High Schools ran Europe’s fastest ever continuous marathon.

Gemma Kersey and Adam Hickey hope Southend 10k success sets them up to win GB honours this winter

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ADAM Hickey and Gemma Kersey are hoping victories in Sunday’s Southend’s 10km will provide the platform for international recognition this winter.

Cross-country season gets under way with Essex Relay Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

IT may have been held in glorious sunshine and the ground may have been rock hard, but the Essex Cross-Country Relay Championships at Hockley marked the beginning of the winter season – and there were some familiar faces that stood out.

Phoenix Karate Club compete on international stage

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

BASILDON’S Phoenix Karate Club represented England in an international meet in Glasgow.

Essex girls impress at English Schools Multi-Events Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

ESSEX finished a fantastic second in the intermediate girls heptathlon competition at the English Schools Combined Events Championships – despite being an athlete down.

Robert Runciman bounces back from injury to win England vest after finishing second at English Schools Multi-Events Champs

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

RAYLEIGH’S Robert Runciman bounced back from injury to win a hat-trick of honours at the English Schools Combined Events Championships.

Southend AC's under-13 boys team shine as four of the Seasiders' squads compete in East Anglian League finals day

Thurrock Gazette:

4:12pm Friday 19th September 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s under-13 boys team were the stars of the show as four of the Seasiders’ squads competed at the end-of-season East Anglian League finals at Bury St Edmunds.

Echo's Athlete of the Month Sebastian Dickens breaks UK's all-time U13 shot put record

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A PRODIGIOUS young talent whose potential has been spotted by athletics legend Geoff Capes has won the Echo’s Athlete of the Month competition for August.

Basildon's youngsters give their all in EYAL final as under-17 women and under-13 girls triumph

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

BASILDON AC’s youngsters did themselves proud in the Eastern Young Athletes League final on their home track at Gloucester Park.

Southend AC celebrate relay success at county championships

Thurrock Gazette:

5:20pm Friday 5th September 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s relay teams dominated the Essex Championships on their home track.

English champion Isobel Ives doesn't want the season to end

Thurrock Gazette:

8:10am Friday 5th September 2014

BASILDON AC’s rising 800m talent Isobel Ives doesn’t want the track season to end.

Katie Head wins the English Championships to complete a remarkable season of success.

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

GRAYS hammer thrower Katie Head won the English Championships to complete a remarkable season of success.

Throwing performances light up dreary Bank Holiday as Southend Open proves as popular as ever

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

IT may have been a typically dreary Bank Holiday Monday but that did not stop hundreds of athletes turning up for Southend AC’s annual open meeting and there were a number of performances that lit up they murky day.

Cricket coach Paul Grayson says it is 'Essex's time to win a trophy'

Thurrock Gazette:

11:37am Thursday 28th August 2014

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson wants his players to take the next step and win this year’s One-Day Cup.

The Big Interview: Jess Judd on her remarkable season

Thurrock Gazette:

10:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

JESSICA Judd stepped off the track after the European Championships 800m final knowing those two laps needed to be the last she ran this season.

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