A number of Colchester and Tendring athletes were in medal winning form at the Essex Track and Field Championships held at Chelmsford over the weekend, the majestic 16 year old Sam Redgrave powered to a glorious win in the U20 800m in 2m.14.4.1 - English Schools entry standard time; Sian Gifford displayed excellent technical awareness to win the Vets 400m in 65.7; consistent Helen Bloomfield was rewarded for her hard training with a Bronze in the Senior Womens 400m - just outside 60secs. Georgia Ibbotson showed a nice turn of speed for a Silver Medal in the U15 300m - 43.6 with her twin sister Bethany a superb 3rd in the U15 100m to take Bronze,
Michael Porter displayed a gallant performance to take Bronze in the U17 800m with team colleague Joe Gibbon showing up well in the same race, David Gibbon, up against top opposition, did well in the Senior Mens 1500m - 4th in 4mins.02.82. Joe Alexander produced a good run in the U17 3000m to finish in 9m.53 (PB), his father Roger continue to improve in each race finishing his Vet race in 5m.13 (PB) Caitlin O'Reilly U13 gave a good account of herself in the U13 75m 6th - 11sec15. Hannah Lawrence was a good 5th in the High Jump, other fine performances came from Lisa Crowhurst in U17 100m; Hanna Banks u15 Girls 300m Sian Hicks i U15 Girls 800m and Lacey Bareham U20 Women 800m, William Page in the Suffolk Champs U13's shone to win Silver Medal in the Long Jump 3m.39.