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NESS Race 2

Sunday 26 November 2023

With a great turnout of 37 junior athletes, Colchester and Tendring took over the lead of the NESS Cross Country League at a muddy Gosfield School course on Sunday. Jack Izzet (pictured) earned his first win of the season to come home 20 seconds clear. Adam Hart (6th and first Under 13) and Freddie Dolman (9th) were the other scorers. Perhaps one for the future was Rowan Stringer (14th) who at age 9 beat every 10-11 year old in the field. Francis Bisoni (17th) was another athlete to show up well.

Naomi Sandercock (3rd) and the rapidly improving Sophia Harvey (4th) along with Lucy Thompson (6th) secured the points for CATs to win the girls race overall. Mia Lawes (8th) was first Under 13 girl, continuing her fine season, and Ronni Townsend (22nd) was the first school year 4 (another to watch for the future).

For the seniors, Amy Milburn (6th) and Sam Irungu (40th) were the Club’s leading runners, with the seniors now building up their numbers and regularly closing out teams.

Elsewhere CATs old boy Henry Dover earned his first GB vest by winning the Under 20 trials for the European Cross Country Championships in Liverpool.  


Sportshall Round 2

Saturday 11 November 2023

It was fantastic to see so many CATs vests and some super performances in the second Sportshall event on Saturday. Notable achievements include:

🥇🥈Isla Menzies and Ivy-Rose Hallahan - first and second in U11 over and under

🥉Esme Bohannan - third in U11 2 lap race

🥈Isla Menzies - second U11 obstacle race

🥉 Wilbur Wheatley - third U11 over and under

🥇 Esirhueme Alegeh - first U11 1 lap race and 2 lap race

🥉Wilbur Wheatley - third U11 2 lap race and third U11 obstacle race

🥉Kacie Langton - third chest push

🥇 Sofia Lyttle - first standing vertical jump

🥈Esme Bohannan - second standing vertical jump

🥇🥇Esme Bohannan and Isla Menzies - joint first speed bounce

🥉Sofia Lyttle - third speed bounce

🥇🥉Robbie Howard and Aidan Burgoyne - first and third chest push

🥉Aidan Burgoyne - third standing triple jump

🥉Mason Partridge - third high-stepper

🥈Robbie Howard - second target throw

🥉 Wilbur Wheatley - third target throw

🥉 Aidan Burgoyne - third javelin


Track & Field Awards Night 2023

Wednesday 8 November 2023

Thank you to everyone who competed for the Club during the summer 2023 track and field season. We had one of our most successful East Anglian League (EAL) seasons, with 6 of 8 teams qualifying for the finals. For our senior athletes and Under 17s there was the Southern Athletics League (SAL), in which we form a composite team with Ipswich Harriers. After securing promotion to the top division last year, we together finished 6th out of 18 teams and did extremely well. We hosted the first SAL meeting of the season in May at the track, which was a successful day thanks to all the hard work of officials and volunteers.

The following Club members were recognised for their efforts, achievements and commitment to the Club and to competition at our annual Track and Field Awards Ceremony for 2023: 

Under 11 Athlete of the Year
Winner: Esme Bohannon
Highly Commended: Jacob Allam, Isabelle Famojuro, Thomas Hall, Ivy-Rose Hallahan, Elizabeth Khan, Kacie Langton, Sofia Lyttle, Ayla Milner, Lisa Ndungu, Mason Partridge, Micah Udechuku, Noah Udechuku and Laura Walecka

Under 13 Athlete of the Year
Winner: Chloe Allam
Highly Commended: Samuel Green and Alex Blanco

Under 15 Athlete of the Year
Winner: Naomi Sandercock
Highly Commended: Judah Asamoah and Amani Luvisiah

Under 17 Athlete of the Year
Winner: Lucy Thompson
Highly Commended: Samantha Yearwood and Lucy Frank

Under 20 Athlete of the Year
Winner: Dylan Nyathi
Highly Commended: Francesca Booth and Ife Odunsi

Senior Athlete of the Year
Winner: Chris Harvey  
Highly Commended: Carey Hollick and Glenn Hobbs

Most Improved Male Athlete
Jack Izzet

Most Improved Female Athlete
Amy Milburn

Outstanding Effort Award

Adanna Udechuku

Commitment to Competition Award

Rob Milburn

Service to the Club Award

Quiana Cole

Coach of the Year Awards

Alison Bennett and Rebecca Clarke

John Cooke Award for Services to the Club

Dave Waterman (pictured)


Essex Cross Country League Round 3 - Writtle

Saturday 4 November 2023

Adam Hart scored another victory for the Under 13 boys in the Essex Cross Country League at Writtle on Saturday. With the courses now becoming very muddy, lightweight Adam floated over the mud to win convincingly and secure an Essex vest for Oxford in December. Samuel Green (42nd) and Aubrey Cartwright (46th) provided the backup. For the Under 13 girls, Mia Lawes finished an excellent 5th and Liz Whall 19th.

For the Under 15 team (pictured), Declan Capp had his best race to date with a fine 8th place after an early fall, with Lewis Turner coming in 21st. For the girls, Naomi Sandercock was 10th and Sophia Harvey achieved her highest finish this season in 12th. Under 17 athletes Amy Milburn (7th) and Lucy Thompson (17th) also both performed well. Katie Whall, Chloe Wilson, Chris Harvey and Rob Milburn tackled the muddy conditions for the seniors.

Meanwhile, Mason Partridge made his debut park run at Castle Park, beating club legend John Henington.


Cross Country Round-Up

28-29 October 2023

Adam Hart (pictured with coach Bob Kimber) secured his first Essex Cross Country League victory on Saturday, with the very hilly Basildon course suiting him well and enabling him to build a 20 second lead. James Clarke was a good 8th, with Samuel Green (34th) and Aubrey Cartwright (41st) completing the Under 13 boys team. Mia Lawes was a fine 8th for the Under 13 girls. For the Under 17s, Amy Milburn (4th) got the better of teammate Carys Sergeant (6th), with Lucy Thompson 12th and Jack Izzet finishing 24th for the boys. In the Under 15s race, Naomi Sandercock was first Club runner home in 13th, with Sophia Harvey 22nd.

The next day 40 Club athletes tackled the NESS Cross Country League at Writtle. Having won this for the last two years, it looks like it’s going to be more competitive this season for the juniors. The boys finished 3rd overall, with Jack Izzet finishing the race in 3rd, followed by Hayden Fox (7th) and Tristan De-Belligny (15th) as the three scorers. The junior girls were first overall, with scorers comprising Naomi Sandercock (2nd), Mia Lawes (3rd) and Lucy Thompson (7th). Eight senior men ran, with Gerald Buck a good 8th, Samuel Irungu 31st and Stanley Hobbs 38th. For the women, Amy Milburn was a commendable 4th.

Meanwhile Grainne Hallahan completed the Dublin Marathon in 4:13:14.


Ipswich Jaffa Relays

Sunday 22 October 2023

Three Club junior teams competed in the Ipswich Jaffa Relay Races at Bourne Park on Sunday, finishing in fourth place overall. The Under 11s mixed team (Ivy-Rose Hallahan, Mason Partridge and Kascie Langton) finished in a commendable second place, as did the Under 13 mixed team (Samuel Green, Mia Lawes and Evelyn Clapp). The Under 11 girls team put in a strong effort  (Sofia Lyttle, Bella Izzet and Esme Bohannon) finishing fourth.


Essex Cross Country League

Saturday 14 October 2023

It was a good start to the cross country season for the Club at Thurrock on Saturday. For the Under 17 girls (pictured), Carys Sergeant continued her fine summer form with a strong second place. Amy Milburn also had a good run to finish fourth. Lucia Harvey (17th) and Annabel Sergeant (21st) completed the team. The Under 13 girls saw Mia Lawes finish 6th and Elizabeth Whall 17th, both making their Essex league debuts, while for the Under 15s Sophia Harvey had a fine competition for 20th place.

For the first time in a few years the Under 13 boys turned out a team. Adam Hart finished third and James Clarke 10th, with both running really well and targeting an Essex vest this winter. They were backed up by Tristan De-Belligny (26th), Samuel Green (28th) and Aubrey Cartwright (35th). For the Under 15s, Lewis Turner was 20th (just in the top half of the field on his debut). The Under 17 boys saw the dependable Jack Izzet home in 20th.  

In the Under 11s race, Ivy-Rose Hallahan and Wilf Cartwright did well, as did the V50s Rob Milburn (153rd) and Chris Harvey (159th), with Katie Whall finishing 43rd for the ladies.


Sportshall and record-breaking Vets road racing

7-8 October 2023

Saturday saw the first Essex Athletics Network Sportshall event of the season in Chelmsford. Representing the Club were Kacie Langton, Ivy-Rose Hallahan, Robbie Howard, Joe Howard, Mason Partridge, Wilber Wheatley and Aidan Burgoyne – well done all on a great competition!

Several seniors were also competing on the road over the weekend. Philip Wood ran the Eindhoven Marathon, pacing the race perfectly and finishing in an excellent time of 3:27:54, taking the V35 club record. The V50 10 mile record was taken by John Henington at the Tiptree 10, with a time of 1:07:43. Last but not least, Samuel Ndungu ran the Royal Parks Half, finishing in a very commendable 1:25:02, only a day after achieving a 19:26 personal best in the Highwoods parkrun, finishing second behind talented junior athlete Alfie Cockx (19:04).


Weekend Round Up

23-24 September 2023

It was an action-packed weekend for Colchester and Tendring athletes. On Saturday, Ivy-Rose Hallahan (U11) ran the Vitality Westminster Mile family race in 6:54, finishing a fantastic 16th. Meanwhile at the Maldon half marathon, Andy Gooby (V35) ran well following the pace he had in his mind for marathon training. Also running was second claim club member Magdalena Komorowska, who enjoyed the hilly and windy but scenic course.

Club athletes were out in force at the Langham 10k on Sunday. Finn Rattray (pictured), running in the open age category, was first home in an excellent time of 34:10. Samuel Irungu (M40-49) also ran well to finish 14th in 39:18. Other athletes completing included Ben Howard (U17, 46:41), Philip Wood (48:57), Lucia Harvey (U17, 49:18), Chris Harvey (49:19) and Donna Howard (57:22).

Over 5k, second claim athlete Joshua Beaumont finished fourth in 17:00, John Henington was 13th (19:58), Eve Boggis (U15) was 22nd (22:16) and Florence Boggis was 67th (32:58). Mason Partridge (U10) ran the 2k in 9:22.

In the Colchester Junior Parkrun, Joe and Robbie Howard and Albert Gillett-Reubin ran PBs, with Albert achieving his half marathon wristband, and Daisy Meyers ran her first ever junior parkrun.


Essex Cross Country Relays

Saturday 16 September 2023

Colchester and Tendring secured triple joy at the Essex cross country relays this weekend. In the unusually warm and dry cross country conditions, the Club’s young female runners secured two sets of Bronze team medals. For the Under 13 girls, debut runner Elizabeth Whall backed up by the experienced Mia Lawes and Sienna Cronk started the season off well. The Under 17 women’s team of Carys Sergeant, Lucia Harvey and Amy Milburn also took Bronze. Two more teams of Under 15s and another Under 13 team also competed, with some making their cross country debuts for the Club.

For the boys, Adam Hart led off determinedly to be first Under 13 home, a position James Clarke held, with debut runner Francois Bollu bringing the team (pictured) home in Silver position. Sam Plummer ran the fastest leg of the day for the Under 17s, though the team missed out on medals this time. Two Under 15 teams and a few of the senior men and women also took part.


EAL Final

Sunday 3 September 2023

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the East Anglian League final in Bury St Edmunds.

For the Under 13 girls, there were some fantastic performances, including Sienna Cronk and Mia Lawes finishing second in the 800m and 1500m respectively, and Chloe Allan securing fourth place in the 100m and 70m hurdles. The relay team ran well to finish fourth overall.

Notable performances for the U15 girls included Naomi Sandercock finishing second in both the 300m and 800m, and Nia Lloyd finishing third in javelin with a throw of 21.94m.

The Under 17 women had the best overall age group placing, finishing fourth. Contributing to this included Samantha Yearwood who won the 100m and came second in the 200m, Zofia Krajewska who finished second in the B string 100m, Lucy Thompson who was second in the 800m and Carys Sergeant who was second in the 1500m.

For the Under 13 boys, Jacob Narkhom secured a second place finish in the 100m on his return from injury, while Samuel Green finished fourth in the 75m hurdles.

The Under 15 boys had several notable performances, including Finn Bates finishing second in the A string 100m and B string 300m and Iain Mante finishing third in the B string 100m. Yambukani Phiri was fourth in the 200m A string and second in the discus, while Judah Asamoah was second in the B string 200m and third in the long jump. Amani Luvisiah ran hard to finish third in the 800m as well as second in the B string discus, and Hayden Fox was fourth in the shot put. The relay team put in a strong performance to finish second.

For the senior men, Dylan Nyathi ran well in the 400m for third position. Bob Kimber made a rare competitive outing, with a 8.40m throw in the javelin to attain the V80 club record.


Southend Open

Monday 28 August 2023

A number of Club athletes were in action at the Southend Open on Bank Holiday Monday.

For the U11 girls, Ivy-Rose Hallahan gained a bronze medal in the 75m (12.52) and finished the 150m in 26.31. For the U11 boys, Mason Partridge also ran a great 75m (12.11) to gain a bronze medal in his heat, as well as competing in the 600m (2:17.96) and long jump (3.05m). Albert Gillett-Reubin earned bronze in his long jump group (2.65m) and also ran a good 75m (15.04).

Heidi Booth, Mistie Henington and Naomi Sandercock represented the Club at U15 level. Heidi gained a bronze medal in the 200m (29.89) and ran well in the 100m (14.02), as well as competing in the long jump (3.86m). Mistie gained a personal best in the 800m (2:56.85), while Naomi secured gold in the 1500m after an excellent finish (5:09.35).

At U17 level, Lucy Thompson gained a silver medal in the 800m (2:27.57) and a gold in the 1500m (5:09.91), as well as gaining a personal best in her first long jump of the season (3.80m). Francesca Booth (U20W) finished second in both the 100m (14.85) and long jump (3.68m).

For the vets, Aaron Bollu gained two silver medals in the 100m (13.06) and long jump (5.01m) and John Henington gained a personal best in the 800m (2:34.61).


Weekly roundup

9-13 August 2023

On the European stage, Jakub Walecki set another high jump personal best at the Under 20 European Championships in Jerusalem with a jump of 2.15m. The competition was so tight that he would have returned with a medal if he had cleared this height on the first attempt, however he finished in a creditable 5th place.

Adam Hart (U13) took part in the Southern England Athletics Championships at Lee Valley. Despite a challenging track season due to injury, he qualified for the 800m final with a personal best time. He improved his time further in the final, finishing in 6th place in 2:23.42.

More locally, a number of Club athletes were in action at the Colchester Northern Gateway road races on Friday night. Sam Plummer and Arthur Ballard (pictured) finished in 5th and 6th place in the Elite 5k race in fantastic times of 15:08 and 15:11 respectively, leaving them 6th and 8th on the British 5k road race rankings for their Under 17 age category. Under 17 athlete Alfie Cockx finished in 18:03, and for the seniors Samuel Irungu (18:33) and John Henington (19:40) also went under the 20 minute barrier. George Haberman (20:04), Glenn Hobbs (20:51), Katie Whall (21:49) and Chloe Wilson (24:14) also ran well. In the mile race, congratulations go out to Elizabeth Whall who finished second in her 11-12 age category (6:24), as did Mason Partridge in the 9-10 age category (7:23). Amy and Lisa Ndungu also both ran well to finish in 9:09 and 9:34 respectively.  


Essex 10k Track Championships

Friday 28 July 2023

Congratulations to Club athletes Alex Gladley and John Henington who gained medals at the Essex 10k Track Championships in Braintree on Friday. Alex won the silver medal in the Senior category in an excellent time of 31:43.4, while John was bronze medallist in the V50 category in a commendable 40:30.3.


EYAL Hemel Hempstead

Sunday 16 July 2023

There were some commendable performances from Colchester and Tendring athletes old and new at the EYAL meeting in Hemel Hempstead. This was sadly the final league competition of the season due to the cancellation of the Braintree event in August. 

In long jump, there was particular success for the U17 men who gained maximum points, with Lain Vearer securing first place with a personal best of 5.81m and William Hancock jumping the third furthest on the day (5.27m) as winner of the B string. For the Under 13 girls, Imogen Stringer was fourth in A string (3.80m), with Bethany Hall close behind (3.74m) in B string. Declan Capp (U15) finished fourth (4.45m) in his first competition, and Phoebe Adebambo was third in the U17 women’s triple jump (9.28m).

The throws were at times challenging in the gusty winds, but this did not stop Naomi Sandercock (U15) finishing third in her first javelin competition (14.79m). Fourth place finishes were secured by Annabelle Sergeant (U17, 12.98m) and Alex Blanco (U13, 10.68m). For the U15 boys, Isaac Harris-Scully threw a commendable 28.32m in his first competitive outing for the club, with Ethan Holland performing well too (23.65m). Isaac also secured a third place finish in hammer (13.46m). Adanna Udechuku (U13) was third in the discus (16.61m), and Enzi Luvisiah also did well for the U13 boys, finishing fourth with a throw of 8.48m.

In the sprints, there was an excellent run from Lain Vearer (U17, pictured) to finish second in the A string 100m (12.1). Yambukani Phiri, who has recently joined the club, ran well at U15 level (12.3) and finished third in the 200m (24.5). Phoebe Adebambo (U17) looked strong in the 200m, finishing second in her B string race (28.2), while Imogen Stringer (U13) was third at U13 level. There were commendable efforts over 300m and 400m, including Finley Holland (U17) finishing second in the B string 400m (56.6).

Over 800m, at U17 level Lucy Thompson comfortably won the race (2:23) with Hermione Lee gaining a personal best (2:43). For the U15s, Naomi Sandercock finished second (2:27) after a strong sprint finish, and Amani Luvisiah finished third (2:14). In the 1500m, Carys Sergeant comfortably won the U17 women’s race (5:09), with Amy Milburn gaining a personal best (5:33). Mia Lawes was second at U13 level (5:22), and Jack Izzet was third for the U17 men (4:23) after leading for most of the race.

The relays provided an entertaining finish to the day, and all the teams (both sprinters and non-sprinters alike) are to be commended on their valiant efforts. The U17 boys placed highest in fourth in a time of 49.0 after a spirited run by the team.


Southern Athletics League Match 3

9 July 2023

The combined Ipswich Harriers and Colchester & Tendring team again achieved an excellent second place finish in the third match of the Southern Athletics League (Division 1), behind hosts Blackheath and Bromley.

A number of the Club’s young sprinters attended the competition, with Under 17 Michael Akinyemi finishing second in the B string 100m (11.24) and 6th in the A string 200m (23.16). Quiana Cole (U20) ran in the B string 100m, finishing 5th in 13.37. In the 100m non-scoring races, Dylan Stewart (11.94), Samantha Yearwood (13.23), Ife Odunsi (13.46), Angel Wright (13.73) and Francesca Booth (14.40 PB) all ran well. Samantha (27.35), Quiana (28.19), Ife (28.85) and Angel (28.98) also competed in the non-scoring 200m races.

Over middle distance, Lucy Thompson (U17, pictured) secured victory in the A string 800m in a season’s best time of 2:18.33, and also finished second in her first 2000m steeplechase (8:15.15). Amy Milburn was the fastest B string runner (8:32.31), with father Rob Milburn finishing fourth in the 3000 steeplechase (12.37.61) and also competing in the pole vault (2.30m), long jump (3.73m) and javelin (21.84m).


Friday Five Series Round Up

July 2023

Colchester and Tendring Seniors were out in force for the last race of the Friday Five series at Great Bentley on 7th July. In total we had 11 runners out on the course on what proved to be a hot evening! Alex Gladley, who was running second claim for us, took an impressive victory in 24:50 and there were great runs and many PBs elsewhere. Philip Wood (34:30) took two minutes off his old best and Glenn Hobbs (34:11) took 44 seconds off his PB to edge closer to the 34 minute mark.

Chloe Wilson, Jess Cowie, George Haberman, Ben Howard and Samuel Irungu all got PBs by virtue of it being their first 5 Miler (they all count), although notably Ben Howard (34:03) got very close to 34 but still bagged bragging rights by finishing ahead of Coach Glenn! Samuel continued his excellent progress in all distances with a fantastic 30:53 - the epitome of going out hard and then hanging on. 

Notable others – by finishing Bentley, Neo Stacey and Rosanna Holden managed to complete three of the series and Don Howard managed two. Hopefully next year we'll have a few more runners and some of us might manage to complete the whole series!

Before the Seniors ran, the Junior races were held and whilst we only had one U9 in the shorter race, Rowan Stringer took another first place to add to the one he took in Stowmarket – certainly some exciting races ahead of him. In the Year 5 to 10 race, Imogen Stringer ran a solid sub-9 minute effort, continuing her improvement since joining the club. Kacie Langton had another good race to make it five races completed in the six race series, finishing 12th overall in her age group. Despite not running at Bentley, Mia Lawes finished 2nd overall in the series and is certainly going to have some exciting races against the series winner in the future. Samuel Green just missed out on 3rd place in the U11 on count back, but 4th is still a great result over the six race series!


English Schools and EYAL success

1-2 July 2023

Congratulations to Arthur Ballard who, on his English Schools track debut, finished in an excellent 4th position in the Inter Boys 3000m. In a crowded tactical race, Arthur managed to keep out of trouble towards the front of the pack and achieved an official time of 8:57.65.

The following day, Club members were out in force at the Eastern Young Athletes League meeting in Chelmsford. For the Under 13s, Sienna Cronk showcased her diverse talent by finishing second in both the 100m (13.9) and 1500m (5:23). There were also second place finishes for Bethany Hall in the long jump and Emily Edwardson in the javelin, while Chloe Allam (pictured) did well in the 70m hurdles. The stand-out performance for the Under 13 boys was Tristan de Belligny’s 28.12m throw which secured him victory in the javelin.

At Under 15 level, Finn Bates sprinted hard to win the 200m in 25.2, with Judah Asamoah also running well in the B string race to finish second in 26.4. Armani Luvisiah won the discus (23.32m) and finished second in the 800m (2:12), with Rhodri McDonald close behind to finish as first B string in 2:15. There were second place finishes for Joshua Famojuro in the 100m (12.1) and Naomi Sandercock in the 200m (28.2).

For the Under 17 women, there were second place finishes for Samantha Yearwood (200m, 27.2), Lucy Thompson (800m, 2:18), Carys Sergeant (1500m, 5:10) and Anjola Odunsi (long jump, 4.50m), while Hermione Lee ran a confident 300m to win the B string race as a non-scorer on her track and field debut. For the Under 17 men, Jack Izzet secured victory in the 800m (2:08) and valiantly doubled up to secure more points in the 1500m. Michael Akinyemi finished second in the 200m (23.1), and with fellow athletes Lain Vearer, Dylan Stewart and Leo Morley Robertson sprinted to victory in the 4x100m relay in a new club record time of 45.5.

Well done everyone for your fantastic team contribution. Let's try and fill all the gaps for the next EYAL on 16 July!


Boxted 10k

Sunday 11 June 2023

Congratulations to the CATs athletes who braved the hot conditions to race the undulating Boxted 10k this weekend.  Ben Howard was the first CAT home in 51:28, finishing fourth in the Under 20 male category. He was followed by Talie Stevenson (52:47), Chris Harvey (53:04) and George Haberman (56:18).

For the women, Chloe Wilson was third in the 18-39 age category (56:18), while Lucia Harvey (58:10) was the first Under 20 female finisher. There were also great efforts from Charlotte Mills (1:03.49) and Donna Howard (1:07.35). In the 5k, 13 year old Eve Boggis was the first Under 18 female in 26:11. Well done all!


Essex Schools Track & Field Championships

Saturday 10 June 2023

A number of club athletes represented their schools at the county championships in Thurrock this weekend. In challenging heat, there was particular success for 3k athletes. Arthur Ballard won the Interboys race in 8:57.55 and qualified for his first English Schools championships next month. Sam Plummer also ran well to finish third in 9:01.15. Carys Sergeant (pictured) was first for the Intergirls in 11:08.08, maintaining the lead after a strong start.

Lucy Thompson made the final of the Intergirls 800m but struggled in the heat on the final lap and finished fourth (2:22.74). Amani Luviasiah finished fifth in the Junior Boys 800m (2:14.51) after achieving a PB of 2:13.03 in the heats. Michael Akinyemi also did well, finishing sixth in the Interboys 100m final (11.35).


BIGish Jumps & Throws Fest

Monday 29 May 2023

Congratulations to Jakub Walecki (U20) who jumped a fantastic season's best of 2.12m to finish second in the Senior Men's high jump at Woodford Green on Monday. This secured the qualifying standard for the European Under 20 Championships in Jerusalem in August. Well done Jakub!


Full weekend of SAL and EYAL competition

20-21 May 2023

It was a busy weekend for Colchester and Tendring Athletics Club, co-hosting a Southern Athletics League (SAL) meeting with Ipswich Harriers at the Garrison track on Saturday and, for the juniors, attending the Eastern Young Athletes League (EYAL) meeting in St. Albans on Sunday.

The Club is part of a composite SAL team with Ipswich Harriers and this is their first season in Division 1, having gained promotion last year. This gave the opportunity for Under 17 and senior athletes to test themselves in a more competitive environment, with some great individual results and a second place finish overall (just 7 points behind winners Chelmsford). Michael Akinyemi (U17) had a strong run against older athletes in the A string 100m (11.3) and gained a personal best as a non-scorer in the 200m (22.9). Dylan Nyathi (U20) finished second in the B string 800m (2:03.5) and helped the team cruise to victory in an exciting 4x400m relay. Sam Plummer (U17) ran his fastest 1500m to date despite the windy conditions, and Stanley Hobbs also ran well in his first 3000m (10:17.9). Rob Milburn put in a sterling effort in the men’s 3000m steeplechase to finish in third (12:27.9). Former Olympian Emeka Udechuku won the discus, while Peter Godron was second in the B string hammer.

For the ladies, Carys Sergeant was second in the women’s 3000m (11:10.8), while Lucy Thompson (800m) and Lucia Harvey (2000m steeplechase) also put in strong efforts. Amy Milburn competed in the steeplechase, high jump and pole vault to score valuable points for the team, as did Joella-Joleigh Cole in long jump (4.24m) and Francesca Booth in the triple jump (8.54m). Non-scorers Ben Howard, Glenn Hobbs, Rosanna Holden, Quiana Cole, Ife Odunsi and Angel Wright all gained valuable experience of higher level competition.

The following day, a fantastic second EYAL saw lots of personal bests and strong performances from the team (pictured). Under 13 athlete Mia Lawes took three seconds off her prior record for victory in the 800m (2:39.7) and jumped 2.94m in the long jump, followed by Emily Edwardson jumping a 2.54m. Chloe Allam matched her performance at Cambridge EAL, with a few tenths of a second difference. Noteworthy mentions go out to Adanna Udechuku for a splendid set of results in shot, discus and javelin, closing in on her performance at Essex County Championships the previous weekend. Also, Emily E. in her stellar 800m at 3:06.3, followed by Amy Ndungu for putting a superb effort into her 100m (16.3s) and 200m (35s).

For the Under 15 girls, Ava Morley-Robertson and Heidi Booth were neck and neck in terms of times for the 100m. Well done also to Evie Rose Edwardson with 5:41s in her debut 1500m and a personal best of 5.03m in shot. Also racking up personal bests were middle distance runners Naomi Sandercock, who was first in both the 300m (44.3) and 800m (2:24.5), and Sophia Harvey who was close behind in the 800m (2:33.9) and ran the 200m in 28.7. At Under 17 level, Lucy Frank, Lucy Thompson and Lucia Harvey made for the most confusing team roster, with all three girls working hard to close in on their previous records and Lucy Thompson securing victory in the 300m.

For the boys, Under 13 athlete Samuel Green, our resident superhero, flew through the 1500m with a personal best of 5:55.4, hurdled at a record 16.8s and made 3.11m in the long jump. Jacob Narhkom ran a brilliant 100m (13.5), followed by Fraser Ashcroft (16.7) plus a long jump for good measure. Under 15s Finn Bates and Judah Asamoah sped to glory with Judah taking a sub-13 second 100m and Finn with a 24.4 second 200m. Lots of praise to Judah for signing up to high jump and getting a 1.35m. To top it off at Under 17 level, half man, half flying machine William Hancock dominated with a 5.61m long jump personal best. He was followed Ben Howard (4m), who continued to deliver with shot put (5.28m) and 800m (2:39.1).

Well done to everyone for a fantastic weekend of competition!


Colchester 10k

Sunday 14 May 2023

While many were giving it their all at the Essex Track and Field Champs in Grays, there were 14 members of the club arriving at the Garrison track to begin (and finish!) the Colchester 10k. To have so many club runners in this local race is a significant step forward in the revival of the Seniors group - and even more impressive that they were also joined by two Under 18s!

The weather was perfect for racing, hitting the perfect balance of not too hot, not too cold, and the atmosphere at the club and out on the road was jubilant, with many locals coming out to support the runners.

Jessica Cowie, Donna Howard and Esther Eddy are all graduates from Rosanna’s successful C25k group, and completed the 10k for the first time. Donna’s son Ben also raced and recorded an impressive 43:23.5.

Jo took the biggest PB in the Hobbs household with almost a 4-minute improvement - although Stan did run 36:30, and was the fastest CAT on the day. Glenn shaved 36 seconds off his previous best and was third CAT home.  Phil Wood was following closely behind, and managed to continue to chip away at his 10k PB - although at 17s per race it might take a long time to get to sub 40!

Samuel Irungu continued his good form (having given John a good lesson in a recent 3k track race) and clocked a time well under sub 40 in 39:35.6 and second CAT home.

Chloe Wilson, paced by George Haberman, obliterated her previous 10k best by over 6 minutes. Although the results seem to show that George finished 0.2 seconds quicker so maybe he beat Chloe on the dip!

Rosanna and Grainne ran for most of the race together before Rosanna pulled ahead at the end to bag a 1:43 PB while Grainne managed to achieve the smallest PB on the day of 13s. However, they all count as she slowly builds following her broken knee cap earlier in the year.

Finally, the biggest PB on the day went to Neo Stacy with a whopping 6 minutes 29s off the time he set in Little Bromley earlier in the year!

And whilst most were running the Colchester 10k, Simon Getty had inadvertently joined the other 10k race being held on the same day - finishing the Stampede in 43:46.


Essex County Track & Field Championships

Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 May 2023

This weekend saw the Essex County Championships in Thurrock, with a number of Colchester and Tendring athletes competing across both days. Adanna Udechuku (pictured) was the most decorated CATs athlete, winning gold in the Under 13 hammer (22.25m) and two silvers in discus (21.72m) and javelin (15.45m), and awarding herself a wooden spoon for narrowly missing out on a medal in the shot put. In the jumps, Jakub Walecki won gold in the U20 men’s high jump (2.05m), continuing his dominant form. Francesca Booth won silver in the U20 triple jump (8.75m), as well as competing in the 100m and long jump.

In the sprints, Dylan Nyathi won gold in the U20 men’s 400m with a personal best of 51.32. There were 100m bronze medals for Jacob Narhkom (U13, 12.90) and Michael Akinyemi (U17, personal best of 11.13). It was also great to see new Club member Samantha Yearwood reach the finals of both the U17 100m (finishing 5th in 13.16) and 200m (finishing 4th in 27.21). Under 15 athlete Finn Bates qualified for the finals of both the 100m and 200m in times of 12.30 and 25.08 respectively. After a valiant 800m effort, Naomi Sandercock (U15) reached the final of the 200m with a personal best of 27.81. Heidi Booth (U15) reached the semi-finals of the 100m with a season’s best of 13.82, and Lucy Frank gained a personal best in the U17 women’s 200m (28.72).

There were a number of medals in middle distance, with Arthur Ballard and Carys Sergeant both winning gold in the U17 3000m (8:51.57 and 10:38.86 respectively, with Carys knocking nearly 30 seconds off her previous best). Sam Plummer followed Arthur for silver in the 3000m with a personal best of 8:54.13. There were three silver medals for Lucy Thompson (U17 800m, with a season’s best of 2:19.78), Adam Hart (U13 1500m, with a personal best of 4:53.61) and Finn Rattray (men’s 1500m, 4:21.18). Amani Luvisiah (U15) reached the final of both the 300m and 800m, finishing 5th and 6th respectively. Fellow U15 athletes Hayden Fox and Sophia Harvey also both ran well in the 800m heats.

Congratulations to everyone who took part for your fantastic performances.


East Anglian League (Match 1)

Sunday 30 April 2023

Colchester & Tendring made a great start to this year’s East Anglian League with a second place finish overall behind hosts Cambridge and Coleridge, with the Senior Men’s team finishing in first place overall.

There were numerous great performances from CATs athletes, but special mention goes to all those who won their events: Mia Lawes won the U13 girls 800m (2:42.2); Adanna Udechuku (U13) was again dominant, winning the shot putt (6.79m), discus (14.41) and javelin (14.45); Samuel Green (U13) won the 75m hurdles (17.2); Ava Morley Robertson (U15) won the 200m (28.6); Naomi Sandercock (U15) won the 1500m (5:23.4); Amani Luvisiah (U15) won the 300m (42.1); William Hancock (U15) won the long jump (5.39m); Angel Wright (U17) won the 200m (27.7); Dylan Nyathi (SM) won the 400m (51.7); Chris Harvey (M50) won the high jump (1.40m); and Peter Godron (M50) won the shot putt (9.02m). As a finale, the U15 boys (pictured) and U17 women both comfortably won their relays (51.2 and 54.3 respectively).

There were second place finishes for Chloe Allan (U13) in the 70m hurdles (13.3); Adam Hart (U15) in the 1500m (4:56.5); Ava Morley Robertson (U15) in the 100m (13.5); Sophia Harvey (U15) in the 800m (2:34.3); Joshua Famojuro (U15) in the 100m (11.9) and 200m (25.7), with B string Judah Asamoah equalling his time in the 200m; Amani Luvisiah (U15) in the 800m (2:23.2); Lucy Thompson (U17) in the 800m (2:24.5) and Quiana Cole (U20) in the 100m (13.0).

There were surprises from several non-scorers who performed well above expectations, with Naomi Sandercock achieving the fastest time of the day (28.5) in the U15 girls 200m and Finn Bates also running a fantastic 200m (25.4) which was the second fastest time in his U15 age group. Both train as middle distance runners, which makes their achievements all the more remarkable. Tristan de Bellingy threw an excellent 24.57m in the javelin as a non-scorer, the second longest throw of the U13 boys competition.

The Under 11s also performed strongly, showing great promise for the future. Esme Bohannon was the fastest 80m runner (12.1), with Pippa Hoe also running well for second place (12.5). Ayla Milner jumped 3.11m in the long jump for second place, with Jacob Allen also second for the boys (3.05m). Laura Walecka was dominant in the shot putt with a throw of 5.69m.

Congratulations to all for representing the Club so well in the first EAL competition of the season.


Eastern Young Athletes League, Match 1

Sunday 23 April 2023

A small contingent of CATs made the long journey to Peterborough for the first Eastern Young Athletes League (EYAL) competition of the season on Sunday. 

For the Under 13 Girls, Adanna Udechuku (pictured) performed strongly in the throws, winning both the shot putt (6.46m) and javelin (13.17m) and coming second in the discus (15.27m). Chloe Allam made her competitive debut, with a second place finish in the 70m hurdles (14.8) and also performing well in the 100m and shot putt. Amy Ndungu competed in the 100m, 200m and long jump, while Emily Edwardson ran in the 200m and was the winner of the B string javelin.

At Under 15 level, Naomi Sandercock started the season strongly with victory in the 800m (2:28) and a second place finish in the 300m (46.0). Ava Morley-Robertson ran well in the 100m and 200m, while Nancy Hobbs made valiant efforts in the 200m, 800m and shot putt and Evie Rose Edwardson competed well in the 800m, shot putt and javelin.

For the Under 15 Boys, Iain Mante was fourth in the A string 100m (13.2) and third in the 200m (26.7), while Judah Asamoah was second in the B string 100m (13.0). Amani Luvisiah finished second in the discus (20.83m) and ran well in the 300m (42.8) and 800m (2:18).

At Under 17 level, Angel Wright finished second in both the 200m (27.9) and shot putt (8.73m) and third in the 100m (13.2). Phoebe Adebambo also ran the 100m (13.7) and 200m (28.6). Lucy Thompson doubled up to gain middle distance points, finishing third in the 800m (2:26) and second in the 1500m (5:11). She was joined by Amy Milburn in the 1500m (5:42), with both girls also gaining points for the Club in the javelin, shot putt and discus.

Michael Akinyemi was second in both the A string Under 17 Men’s 100m (11.4) and 200m (23.3), with Lain Vearer also sprinting well for a second place finish in the B string 200m (24.4). Lain and teammate William Hancock won the A and B string long jump with distances of 5.67m and 5.31m respectively. Stanley Hobbs was third in the 800m (2:11.3) before pulling up with an injury in the 400m.

For the Under 13 Girls, Adanna Udechuku (pictured) performed strongly in the throws, winning both the shot putt (6.46m) and javelin (13.17m) and coming second in the discus (15.27m). Chloe Allam made her debut, with a second place finish in the 70m hurdles (14.8), also running well in the 100m (15.0) and achieving 4.47m in shot putt.  Amy Ndungu competed in the 100m (15.9), 200m (34.7) and long jump (2.66m), and Emily Edwardson ran in the 200m (34.8) and was the winner of the B string javelin competition (8.08m).

Congratulations to all involved, and special thanks to Talie and Kate for coordinating the team.


Tiptree Road Runners 5k Series

Thursday 20 April 2023

There was great running from CATs at the first Maldon 5k Series race this week. Under 17 athlete Arthur Ballard had a strong lead, finishing in an impressive time of 15:54. Brother Thomas finished 5th in 18:06, and there were also strong runs from Stanley Hobbs (18:56), Carys Sergeant (19:45), Chris Harvey (20:44), Glenn Hobbs (20:50) and Lucia Harvey (22:15).


Essex Road Relays & Little Bromley 10k

Sunday 16 April 2023

There was success for the Club at the Essex Road Relay Championships, with both the Under 13 Boys (Adam Hart, Finn Bates and Hayden Fox) and Under 17 Boys (Arthur Ballard, Finn Rattray and Sam Plummer) (pictured) winning their respective age groups and the Under 17 Girls (Carys Sergeant, Amy Milburn and Lucia Harvey) finishing in bronze medal position. The Club also fielded teams in the Under 13 and Under 15 Girls, V40 Mens and Open Women's categories. Congratulations to all runners who took part. 

Meanwhile, the senior team performed well at the Little Bromley 10k, with Will Page the first club member home, finishing in 8th position in a time of 33:57.


Our very own SIAB International and English Schools Cross Country Champion

Saturday 25 March 2023

Talented teenager Sam Plummer finished his cross country season on a high after striking gold while flying the flag for England. The 16 year old represented his country in Saturday’s Schools International Athletics Board (SIAB) Home Nations event in Sefton Park, Liverpool. Running in the intermediate boys’ category over a 5.7km course, the Colchester and Tendring athlete blazed to glory and won by an impressive 15 seconds. In the process he helped England win the Gold team medal ahead of closest rivals Scotland.

Plummer’s success came just seven days after claiming victory at the English Schools Cross Country Championships, in Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Again, he was in ruthless form and powered to another impressive victory, this time by a sizeable lead of 18 seconds. It was a brilliant end to the season for Tendring Technology College student Plummer, who earlier this month had been pipped into second place in the UK Inter-Counties Championships in Loughborough. He also won this season’s Essex League title, being victorious in all four races that he competed in to build an unassailable lead.

“I’ve had a brilliant couple of weeks and couldn’t have been happier with the way things went in Nottingham and Liverpool,” said the Year 11 student, who lives in Thorpe. “Winning the English Schools Championships is the pinnacle for any runner of my age and, while I hoped to challenge for a medal, I never expected to win by such a large margin. The same goes for my race in Liverpool on Saturday. Once again, I felt strong and was able to pull ahead and build a commanding lead. It was a real honour and privilege to represent my country and I loved spending time with other international athletes. It’s something I’ll always remember and an experience that will hopefully stand me in good stead, going forward.”

As a result of his success, Plummer, who also clocked the Clacton and Harwich parkrun course records during the season, has now been invited to represent the East Region in next month’s London Mini Marathon.

Elsewhere at the weekend, two other talented young CATs were in action at the Southern Inter-Counties Championships. Adam Hart was the 13th Year 7 home and Sophia Harvey was 46th among the Year 8s, with both races having fields of 80.


Sam Plummer makes history as he becomes English Schools Champion

Saturday 18 March 2023

Sam Plummer (Inter Boys, pictured) became the first Colchester and Tendring athlete ever to win the national title at the English Schools Cross Country at Nottingham on Saturday. After the first 1000m, Sam gained the lead and pushed on relentlessly through the mud. By the end of the first lap he had a 10 second lead with nobody able to match the pace, and on the second lap was able to relax down the finish straight to win by 18 seconds. Sam goes into the history books along with previous winners Peter Elliott (Olympic silver medallist) and Mo Farah.

Arthur Ballard had another fine race, always with the pack to come home in 12th, also contributing to the Bronze team medal for Essex. In the Inter Girls race, Carys Sergeant came 119th on her English Schools debut, in the first third of the field, while in the Senior Boys Finn Rattray (104th) was the first Essex athlete home.


Mersea Island Parkrun - 250th Anniversary Pacers

Saturday 18 March 2023

Whilst some of our juniors were smashing it at the National School Cross Country finals, the Club had been asked if we could support Mersea Island parkrun with a small band of pacers as it was their 250th event. “Once more into the breach dear friends, once more!” was the battle cry as the team, led by our very own London Marathon entry John H, strode round the all off-road course. The pacing team all came in within seconds of their allotted time with the prize going to Rosanna with a bang on 27 minuter!
There were notable PBs from Stan, Ivy-Rose, Ayla, Mistie, Naomi and Donna.


Essex clinch cross country gold at Inter-Counties in Loughborough

Saturday 11 March 2023

An exciting race for the Under 17 men saw a great second place finish for Sam Plummer, just pipped by three seconds on the run in by Scotland champion Craig Shennan, with the muddy conditions favouring Sam on the hills. The bronze medal went to former CATs athlete Henry Dover and, along with Arthur Ballard in a fine 32nd place and Braintree’s Oscar Graham-Pereira in 39th, the Essex team (pictured) gained the team prize from Scotland East. Finn Rattray (54th) was just outside the medals in a large field of 271 runners.

For the Under 17 women, Carys Sergeant ran well for 118th in the top half of the field, while in the Under 13 boys Adam Hart came a creditable 171st in his first national race.


Essex and Eastern Indoor Championships

4-5 March 2023

Colchester and Tendring athletes achieved success across a number of disciplines at the Essex and Eastern Indoor Championships over the weekend. In the sprints, Michael Akinyemi got through to the final of the Under 17 men’s 60m, finishing 4th with a personal best of 7.21 and winning the Essex bronze medal. Quiana Cole (pictured top right) reached the final of the Under 20 women’s 200m, finishing 5th in 27.48 and gaining an Essex silver medal. Angel Wright (U17, 60m) and Ava Morley Robertson (U15, 200m) got through to the semi-finals in their races. Also sprinting were Ifeoluwa Odunsi (U20, 200m), Phoebe Adebambo (U17, 60m and 200m) and Lain Vearer (U17, 60m and 200m), with Lain gaining a personal best in the 200m (24.33).  

In the jumps, Francesca Booth (Under 20, pictured top left) was 8th in the long jump (gaining an Essex bronze medal) and won Eastern bronze and Essex silver in the triple jump. Angel Wright (4.47m) and Lain Vearer (5.25m) also jumped well.

There were also medal winning performances in the middle distance races, with Arthur Ballard (Under 17) winning gold in the 1500m (4:06.63) and Adam Hart (Under 13, pictured bottom right) gaining Eastern silver and Essex gold in the 800m (2:28.07). Lucy Thompson (Under 17, pictured bottom left) gained silver medals in the 800m (2:21.77), narrowly missing out on victory by 0.05 seconds in an exciting sprint finish after leading the race. Hayden Fox got through to the final of the Under 15 boy’s 800m, finishing fourth in 2:24.76. Stanley Hobbs also ran well in the Under 17 men’s 800m heats, finishing a comfortable 2nd, but unfortunately did not progress to the final due to a misunderstanding regarding qualification rules.


Mia finishes second at Devon Junior Grizzly

Saturday 4 March 2023

Congratulations to Mia Lawes for finishing second in the Junior Grizzly club run in Seaton, Devon this weekend. Racing 2k over tarmac and stony beach, Mia's impressive sprint finish helped to secure her a medal.


NESS junior victory for second consecutive year

Sunday 19 February 2023

Colchester and Tendring wrapped up the NESS cross country league season on Sunday by winning the junior trophy for the second consecutive year. Stanley Hobbs (Under 17) won decisively for a clean sweep of the five races. Adam Hart was 5th and earned the Under 13s trophy, while Freddie Dolman (11th) and Hayden Fox (12th) were also prominent, with Hayden taking the Under 13s silver for the series. Jack Izzet gained silver for the Under 15s series and Corey Milner (30th) won the series bronze for the Under 11s.

For the girls, Carys Sergeant (1st) and Amy Milburn (6th) secured the gold and silver respectively in the Under 17 series, while at Under 15 level, Naomi Sandercock (2nd) took silver and Lucy Thompson (7th) bronze. Mia Lawes (10th) secured gold for the Under 11s series. All this saw the Club juniors take 12 of the 26 series medals on offer.

In the seniors’ race, for the first time Jo Hobbs (42nd) was the first female finisher for the Club, with the whole of the Hobbs family (Glenn, Jo, Stanley and Nancy) competing. Callum Milner (11th) was the Club’s first male finisher, while Daniel Hoe (32nd) had a fine club debut.   


Essex Cross Country League final meeting

11 February 2023

The final Essex Cross Country League meeting of the season at Hainault Forest saw Carys Sergeant finishing in third position in the Under 17 women’s race, earning her an excellent second place finish over the entire season. In the Under 17 men’s race, Stanley Hobbs also ran well, finishing in 12th position (10th across the season), with Sam Plummer crowned as this year’s champion. Coach Glenn Hobbs finished the season in 13th position in the V40 category.

Spurred on by his second place finish in the Year 7 Essex Schools event earlier in the week, Adam Hart (pictured) crossed the line at Hainault Forest in third place, finishing the season in 5th place in his first year as an Under 13. Finn Bates finished in 11th position, ending his first season in a credible 9th place overall.


New half marathon club record

4-5 February 2023

On his half marathon debut, Sam Clayton (pictured) broke the 31-year-old club record in 69.31 for 2nd place at Great Bentley with a scintillating run. Having set himself a target of 70 minutes, a constant pace saw him home comfortably. Also competing were Gerald Buck (1:29:20), Glenn Hobbs (1:37:55) and Rosanna Holden (1:52:51).

This weekend also saw the area inter counties cross country races. At the Anglia Schools event in Northampton, Sienna Cronk earned a fine 3rd place in the minor girls, while at the South East Schools at Ardingly in Sussex, Sam Plummer (inter boys) ran away from the field to win by 32 seconds, with Stanley Hobbs (59th) and Jack Izzet (65th) earning their first Essex vests. In the seniors, Finn Rattray was 12th and first Essex runner home. In the girls’ races, Carys Sergeant (inter girls) was 31st and Naomi Sandercock (junior girls) 85th also making her Essex debut race.


Success on three fronts

28-29 January 2023

There was success for Colchester and Tendring Athletics Club on three fronts over the weekend. On Saturday, the Club’s Under 17 men (pictured) tackled the South of England Cross Country Championships at Beckenham Place Park. Sam Plummer was silver medallist, and was the first Year 11 against the Year 12s which puts him amongst the contenders for the English Schools Championships where he will be in the upper year. Arthur Ballard (17th), Finn Rattray (25th) and Stanley Hobbs (99th) made up the team that finished a fine 5th overall. Adam Hart was a commendable 42nd in the Under 13s.

On Sunday the Club’s juniors continued their dominance of the NESS cross country league, with Stanley Hobbs (1st), Jack Izzet (3rd) and Adam Hart (7th) being the scoring athletes. Freddie Dolman (11th) and Lucas Fair-Perez (12th on his debut) also both had good races. For the girls, Carys Sergeant (1st) was followed home by Naomi Sandercock (6th), Lucy Thompson (8th) and talented Under 11 Mia Lawes (10th). The seniors, now regularly putting out full teams, had four ladies and ten men, led home by Kaela Swaine (2nd) and Callum Milner (13th).

With the indoor season now underway, Aaron Bollu won medals at 60m and long jump at the London Indoor Games, with Angel Wright (60m and 200m) and Fred Walton (200m and 400m) also performing well.

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Essex Schools Cross Country and London Indoor Games

21-22 January 2023

Colchester and Tendring have four athletes through to the English Schools Cross Country Championships in March. Carys Sergeant was a fine third place in the inter girls for her first English schools vest, ably backed up by Amy Milburn (25th) and Lucy Thompson (29th). Again, the Club's inter boys (part of the NE Essex team pictured) dominated their race with Sam Plummer running away from the field on the second lap to win and Arthur Ballard finishing third; these two should be well to the fore at Nottingham. Stanley Hobbs (10th) and Jack Izzet (15th), although missing out on English Schools selection, secured inter counties selection, with Leo Morley-Robertson 21st and Dan Powell 37th.

In the junior boys’ race, Declan Capp made his club debut and was a respectable 21st, with Finn Bates 29th. In the junior girls, Naomi Sandercock finished 20th for an inter counties selection, and Kaela Swaine also progresses to inter counties after finishing in 10th place for the senior girls. In the senior boys, Finn Rattray finished an excellent fourth to progress to English Schools.   

Meanwhile, at the Under 20 and Senior London Indoor Games, Jakub Walecki earned a fine win with an indoor personal best of 2.11m in the high jump. Also competing was Quiana Cole, who secured second place in the 60m in a time of 8.40.

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