ATHLETICS: Thurrock Harrier Ruby Bridger is a gold medal winner after excelling as part of the England team in the Schools International Pentathlon.

The Hathaway Academy pupil, along with U15 girls members from Cheshire and Kent, won their category in the competition. Individually, Ruby came 5th with 3271 points.

Mick Bumstead (MV60) added another county medal to his collection with a third place finish at the Essex ‘10’ Miles Road Championships in Dunmow.

Sue Beck had her best run in club colours finishing 20th in the women’s county championship. Bernie Johnson (MV60) finished comfortably in the pack.