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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Chelmsford Open Track and Field

Colchester and Tendring athletes were in good form in their first Track and Field event of the season. 16 year old Sam Redgrave powered to a convincing win in Senior/Junior 800m race to cross the line in 2m:15.2s to take her to the top of the Eastern Ranking List.  Ellie Cumner in her first race over this distance showed up well to come 3rd in 2m:28s with Stacey Eyers a fine 4th in 2m:30s.

Michael Porter was another athlete in inspired form finishing an excellent 2nd in his U17 800m in 2m:0.1s. Joe Alexander continued to improve with a PB in the U17 1500m in 4m:36.4s with his father Roger showing up well in the same race with 5m:15s (PB). Hannah Lawrence in the High Jump produced a fine leap to win her U15 age group with a jump of 1.45m.  She was also 1st in the 100m in 13.72s (PB) and a Long Jump of 4.49m.

Helen Bloomfield ran a good race in the Seniors 400m coming 2nd in 60.95s.  Hannah Banks ran a PB in the U15 800m in 2m:35.66s. Sian Hicks also did well in the same race at 2m:43.28s.  Lisa Crowhurst ran her 100m in 13.70s and her 200m in 28.19s.

CAT's results:
Caitin O'Reilly, 100m: 15.95s
Courtney Bland, 100m: 16.05s
Emily Donoghue, 200m: 32.38s
Polly Banks, 800m: 3m:10.3s
Emily Haigh, 1500m: 6m:16.02s

Ami Fosker, 1500m: 5m:57.17s
William Deasey, 1500m: 4m:55.8s
Dylan Ponty, 100m: 12.98s

Other CAT's in action: at the Watford Open the Gibbon brothers were in fine form, with David running 800m in 1m:58.4s and Joe running an excellent 2m.4.4s.  In the Sudbury 5K, Becky Adams was a superb 4th lady home in 33m:47s .

Thursday, 21 April 2011


Please complete and return your membership forms and quickly as possible to Helen Porter who can be found in the Refreshments Hut Monday and Wednesday evenings. 
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Coaching Courses

The South Essex Athletics Network site has now be updated with forthcoming  development workshops for coaches.  These include:

  • Network Video Analysis workshop - Sunday 5th June - Bury St Edmunds
  • Road Race Directors Course - 8th May - Peterborough
  • Framlingham Flyers open session - Monday 13th June
  • Hammer - Coach development session - Tuesday 24th May 
  • Coach education course list update
For more information CLICK HERE

Monday, 18 April 2011

Virgin London Mini-Marathon Success for Joe!!

Congratulations to Joe Alexander who represented the East region for the 2nd time at the Virgin London mini marathon.  He completed the 3 mile course in a very respectable time of 16:38. 

Young CAT's Mini Competition

On our return on the 9th May after the Bank Holidays we will be holding our first mini-CAT's  competition having completed our first full rotation of events/disciplines in training with each group.

All our young athletes who train at the track on Mondays at 6.30pm will have a chance to take part in different events and parents are very welcome to come along and watch.

Track Closure - Bank Holidays

There will be NO training on either of the Bank Holiday Mondays, 25th April and 2nd May.  Back to normal the week after.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Two Silvers for our British College Champs!!

Lacey Bareham and Stacey Eyers travelled to Bath University on the hottest day of the year so far to take part in the prestigious British Colleges Sports Championship Finals on the 8th-10th April.  The athletes taking part were all aged 16 to 19 and qualified to represent one of the nine regional teams at the Championships – the East, East Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales and West Midlands. The Championships consisted of 51 competitions across 14 disciplines and gave 3 days of high level action.
Both Lacey and Stacey performed exceptionally well earning themselves Silver medals in the College Team Category.  On a course of 4.5km in 20 degrees plus the girls came in 24th and 21st respectfully. Well Done Girls!!

                                                 Lacey and Stacey picture here 3rd and 4th from left

Friday, 15 April 2011

Southern Womens League - Newham - 30th April 2011

Our first SWL match is almost upon us and we are looking forward to getting the season off to a good start with a strong team.
Host Team
Newham and Essex Beagles AC. Terence McMillan Stadium E13 8SD.
Team Selection
With the help of our coaches, team selection is now underway however, it will be helpful if all competitors could please let John Sanders (Sian's dad) know which events they are willing to fill as soon as possible.
We have two options on transport to and from the event.  Firstly, "lift sharing".  Please meet at Tollgate (near the Currys store) at 10am.  Or alternatively, if we have an indication of numbers beforehand we will provide a minibus.  The first event is at 12.15am and relays finish the day a 5pm.
Volunteer Officials
Any offers of assisting with officiating will also be appreciated ie raking the long jump pit etc.  If you are able to help please speak with John, Sian or Ellie.
Club Vest
As always, you MUST where the club vest at these events.  If for any reason you do not have one, please contact your Team Managers asap.
Future Fixtures
SWL athletes, please keep the following match dates free in your diary 21st May "Walthamstow" 9th July "Lee Valley" 20th August "Braintree" 3rd September "Huntingdon".
Contacting your Team Managers
Ellie Cumner 07823774894 and Sian Gifford 07718304340.  John Sanders can be found at the track Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Southern Womens Track & Field League

For all those CAT's ladies interested in competing in this year's SWL please see your Team Managers, Sian Gifford or Ellie Cumner at the Track.  CLICK HERE for fixtures list (no timetable available to date)


If you are interested in competing in this year's EAL please contact Mrs Mandy Hicks on 01206 522764.  CLICK HERE for fixture dates and event timetable.