Basildon AC Start 2017 with a Bang

Athletes from Basildon Athletics Club have made a blistering start to 2017 with Individual and Team success in a number of Club competitions.

Over the Weekend of 7th and 8th January Basildon AC’s athletes were split between Indoor competitions at Lee Valley in the form of the U15/U17 South of England Championships and the Essex Cross Country Championships for U17/U20 and Senior Athletes (more…)

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South England Indoor Championships

The weekend of 14th/15th January two senior athletes took part in the Southern Indoor Championships at Lee Valley. Vicky Oshunremi and Michael Shields

It’s been several months since competition and clearly since going into winter training Vicky’s run-up has changed this had a knock on effect on the days jumping.  With five no jumps in a row behind her she took her sixth and final jump and leaped into third place earning herself a bronze medal and an indoor personal best of 11.37.

Our other athletes at the games was Michael Shields, he ran his second fastest time ever for 60m hurdles in 8.40 to qualify for the final.  He then went on to equal his pb in the final with 8.39 where he finished fourth.

Well done both athletes.

 

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Results & Report X’Country Rd4

Saturday 14th January the Basildon team travelled to Great Notley, Braintree to compete in the 4th round of the Essex Cross Country League. Once again Abigail Ives showed her domination winning the U13 girls, backed up by fine performances by Daizy Harris (9th), Kiera Bott (10th), Samiya Aitmarri (13th), Francesca Turner (19th), Ella Witcher (25th) and Jessica Turner (38th) to win the U13 Team competition.

The U13 Boys finished 3rd Team with performances by Daniel Houchell (5th), Harry Jackson (7th), Jayden Gwaza (21st), Alex Hawney (31st), Ellis Wright (33rd), Leo Gershen (34th) and Kian Hewer (37th).

The U15 girls and boys team dominated the team competitions both winning their categories overall. First home for the girls was Grace Burrell with a fantastic 3rd place, backed up by Hollie Rex (8th), Kiera Scott (9th), Hannah Phipps (11th) and Sophie Wetheridge (17th). Daniel Riley lead home the U15 boys in 2nd place with Luke Meridew (9th), Luke Savage (10th), George Hill (16th), James Wright (18th), Jack Saunders (21st) and Billy Saunders (27th).

Abbey Rex was once again the sole representative in the U17 race finishing a fantastic 10th. The U17 Boys were just short of a full team with Isaac Brown (4th), Matthew Houchell (21st) and George Applewhite (24th).

The Senior races once again demonstrated great depth and outstanding performances. In the Women’s race Laura Brooks returned from injury to place an outstanding 4th place, Anna Whitfield just behind in 5th, Nicola Bredin showing fine form in 10th, Louise Douglass (V35) just behind in 14th, Eleanor Johnson returning to the team after a short break in 22nd and Mandy Wetheridge (V45) completing the team roster in 47th. The ladies performances secured them another first place in the team competition.

The Senior Men’s race was a hard fought competition with Basildon’s youngsters shining through. The men were just short of a full team but individual performances from Harrison Smith (U20) first home in 5th, Max Jones (U20) in  7th, Brandon Thorpe (U20) in 8th and Christian Gray (U20) finishing in 56th.

It looks like Basildon AC mean business in 2017, the next Essex League on February 11th is a Home Fixture at Gloucester Park where the teams fine run of form will no doubt continue. (more…)

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Essex Indoor Closing Date

Essex & Eastern Indoor Championships 4th/5th February 2017

The CLOSING DATE for entries is 6th January 2017 for paper entries  (NOW CLOSED)

for on-line entries THURSDAY 12TH JANUARY 2017. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.   

Follow the like for full details and paper entry:

http://www.essexcountyaa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Composite-letter-for-Championships-February-2017-V4.pdf 

On Line Entryhttps://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=21026&OrgID=13220

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