ATHLETICS: On the warmest day of the year so far, Thurrock Harriers sent runners to the Essex 20m county championship race and to Sidcup in preparation for the London marathon.

At the Essex 20m Scott Rice led the team home with a P.B of 2hrs 3mins 58secs, followed by John Green (2hrs 16mins), his brother Paul Green (2hrs 24mins) and Jason Syrett gave a solid performance as always with a time of 2hrs 25mins.

Pat Dobbs ran an excellent race and received Gold medal in the V70+ category with an outstanding time of 3hrs 17 mins 14 secs.

For more athletics see the Thurrock Gazette on Thursday