Midweek Magic

Midweek Magic as Basildon Shine in London
Basildon’s sprinters and middle distance athletes headed to London on Wednesday night and were rewarded with a host of personal bests for their efforts.
The sprinters were in action over 60 metres at Newham while the middle distance runners competed over 800m and 1500m at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
Tom Starling achieved a new best, clocking a nippy 7.15 seconds in his second 60m race over the night. Starling – who moved up to the Under 20 age group this season – came second in the graded race by 0.02 seconds and squeezed out Kent AC’s Luke Sargeant by 0.01 seconds. (more…)

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Results Rd 5 Essex X’C League

Essex Cross Country League 5 – Sat 11th February Gloucester Park Basildon 

Basildon hosted the final Cross Country League  at Gloucester Park and despite the snow and bad weather it was a success.  Big thanks to all the marshals and helpers.

Well done to Abigail Ives winning the U13 girls category, while Grace Burrell finished 3rd in the U15 girls.  Laura Brooks had a good cross country season having missed most of summer she finishing second in the senior women’s category.

In the men’s section Max Jones was our highest placed overall with Brandon Thorp only two points behind him finishing on the table in second and third places for the U20 men.

Abby Rex should be mentioned often the sole U17 girl turning out to race at the league matches. Abby finished in eighth place for the U17 women.

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Weekend 11th/12th Summary

The weekend of the 11th/12th February 2017 was a busy one for Basildon’s athletes:

Saturday 11th February 2017 Midland Championships – Birmingham

On Saturday 11th Joe Mcgrath V35 travelled to Birmingham for the Midlands Championships. Born in Bristol this qualifies him to compete for them even though he now lives in Essex.  Joe jumped an indoor best in pole vault clearing 3.20, earning him a silver medal.

Saturday 11th February 2017 British Championships – Sheffield

Isobel Ives was Basildon’s only athlete taking part in the British Championships in Sheffield, where she finished 6th in the 800m in a season’s best time of 2.12.13. (more…)

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