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McLean cruises to Intercounties win
7:30am Friday 30th August 2013 in Sport
STANFORD-LE-HOPE’S Hayley McLean won her final 400m hurdles race of the year at the Intercounties Championships at Bedford.
Competing for Essex against other counties across the UK, McLean – the European Junior champion – won gold in a comfortable time of 58.98s.
Thurrock’s Tom Richardson slashed nearly two seconds off his 1,500m personal best and ran his fastest time in two years at last week’s Watford Open.
The 18-year-old, who competes for Basildon AC, clocked 3m 53.92s to put himself among the top 30 under-20 1,500m runners in the country.
Also at Watford, there were PBs for Dennis Cross (4m 14.58s) and under-13 Thurrock Harrier Reece Scott (5m 10.54s).
A number of Thurrock Harriers’ younger contingent competed at the Dartford Open and there were plenty of PBs tumbling there too.
In the 100m, new bests were set by Megan Smith (U13, 17.2s), Charlie Splarn (U13 13.0s), Aaron Wong (U13 13.6s), and William Adeyeye (U13 12.2s). Splarn also set a PB in the shot-putt of 9.69m.