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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.

Devastated Ravi Bopara will fight to prove England selectors wrong

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

RAVI Bopara was devastated to be left out of England’s squad for the one-day international series against India next week.

Monty Panesar has got his mojo back

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MONTY Panesar has put his troubles behind him and got a spring back in his step, according to Essex coach Paul Grayson.

Essex coach understands why Ben Foakes had to move on

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson admits if departing wicket-keeper Ben Foakes was his son he would have advised him to leave the club too.

Jessica Judd proud of her summer of major finals

Thurrock Gazette:

9:31am Monday 18th August 2014

TEENAGE middle-distance runner Jessica Judd revealed her pride at her summer’s achievements after racing in the European Championships 800m final.

Jessica Judd into the semi-finals of European Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

5:41pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

JESSICA Judd will race for a place in the European Championships 800m final in Zurich tomorrow night.

Southend Swifts perform against Dutch visitors in international tournament

Thurrock Gazette:

9:38am Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOUTHEND Swifts’ under-18 team enjoyed a weekend of action against Dutch club HSV and the Sheffield Hatters.

Paula Radcliffe: Jess can win a European medal...if she can take inspiration from Jo Pavey

Thurrock Gazette:

8:41am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BRITAIN’S most famous distance runner Paula Radcliffe has tipped Canvey’s young star Jessica Judd to win a medal at this week’s European Championships – but only if she takes some of the pressure off herself.

Stuart Bingham beaten in last 16 of Riga Open

Thurrock Gazette: Stuart Bingham

11:30am Monday 11th August 2014

Stuart Bingham reached the last 16 of the first European tour event of the season in Latvia.

Hannah crowned open water champion

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

HANNAH McElroy was crowned Essex open water three kilometre champion.

Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club star Brooke wins medal haul

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Brooke Frost had an inspired meeting at the national age group swimming championships in Sheffield.

Having dominated the Commonwealth Games, Max Whitlock now prepares to take on the world

Thurrock Gazette:

10:09am Monday 4th August 2014

MAX Whitlock believes the Commonwealth Games has proved just how quickly gymnastics is improving in Britain and is quietly confident that can translate into medals in October’s World Championships.

Jess' fourth-place in Commonwealth final has proved she will be a force for years to come

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

JESSICA Judd has proved to the world that she will be a force to be reckoned with in major championships for years to come.

Heartbroken Jessica Judd finishes just outside the medals in Commonwealth Games 800m final

Thurrock Gazette:

9:22pm Friday 1st August 2014

A TEARFUL Jessica Judd was devastated to finish agonisingly short of the medals in the Commonwealth Games 800m final.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES 800M PREVIEW: Teenage star Jessica Judd goes for glory in Glasgow

Thurrock Gazette:

1:54pm Friday 1st August 2014

TONIGHT’S Commonweath Games 800m final promises to be an enthralling race and Essex fans will have their very own athlete to roar on.

Magical Max Whitlock adds two more medals to his Commonwealth Games haul

Thurrock Gazette:

8:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MAGICAL Max Whitlock added more medals to his magnificent Commonwealth Games haul on Thursday - including another gold.

Alex Dowsett: Pain of Tour de France snub powered me to Commonwealth gold

Thurrock Gazette:

4:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CYCLING star Alex Dowsett put the pain of his Tour de France snub behind him to win gold in the men’s individual time trial yesterday.


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