Echo's Athlete of the Month Sebastian Dickens breaks UK's all-time U13 shot put record

Southend Standard:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A PRODIGIOUS young talent whose potential has been spotted by athletics legend Geoff Capes has won the Echo’s Athlete of the Month competition for August.

Basildon AC pair Michael Shields and Isobel Ives add to their medal collections at School Games

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

BASILDON AC duo Michael Shields and Isobel Ives added to their medal collections this summer at last weekend’s UK School Games.

Basildon's youngsters give their all in EYAL final as under-17 women and under-13 girls triumph

Southend Standard:

3:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

BASILDON AC’s youngsters did themselves proud in the Eastern Young Athletes League final on their home track at Gloucester Park.

Southend AC celebrate relay success at county championships

Southend Standard:

5:20pm Friday 5th September 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s relay teams dominated the Essex Championships on their home track.

English champion Isobel Ives doesn't want the season to end

Southend Standard:

8:10am Friday 5th September 2014

BASILDON AC’s rising 800m talent Isobel Ives doesn’t want the track season to end.

Katie Head wins the English Championships to complete a remarkable season of success.

Southend Standard:

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

GRAYS hammer thrower Katie Head won the English Championships to complete a remarkable season of success.

Throwing performances light up dreary Bank Holiday as Southend Open proves as popular as ever

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

IT may have been a typically dreary Bank Holiday Monday but that did not stop hundreds of athletes turning up for Southend AC’s annual open meeting and there were a number of performances that lit up they murky day.

Mel Batty 10k has an international feel as American Leak takes the victory

Southend Standard:

2:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE third Mel Batty 10km had an international feel at the head of the race with American Colin Leak taking the victory.

Paralympic Robin Womack questions his future in athletics

Southend Standard: Robin Womack

8:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

SOUTHEND Paralympian Rob Womack is considering his future after claiming the IPC lack consistency in the judging of throwing events.

Katie Head smashes British all-time hammer record

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE power throws events are having a purple patch in junior athletics in Essex at the moment and leading the way is Grays’ Katie Head.

Womack knows he's better than seventh place at European IPC Championships

Southend Standard: Robin Womack

8:55am Thursday 21st August 2014

SOUTHEND’S Robin Womack is in record-breaking form this year but he acknowledged a failure to hit those heights at the IPC Athletics European Championships yesterday.

Robin Womack's European bid key to unlocking his dream of Rio 2016

Southend Standard:

9:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SOUTHEND’S Robin Womack begins his quest for glory at the European Championships today knowing he must perform well to keep alive his dream of reaching the Rio Paralympics.

Jessica Judd proud of her summer of major finals

Southend Standard:

9:31am Monday 18th August 2014

TEENAGE middle-distance runner Jessica Judd revealed her pride at her summer’s achievements after racing in the European Championships 800m final.

Hundreds run in memory of Kirste

Southend Standard:

7:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE promise of wet weather, thunder and lightning didn’t put off more than 400 runners who took part in the Kirste Memorial races.

Southend AC lose brave battle to beat the drop

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s men’s team have been relegated from division two of the British Athletics League but only after a gallant last-ditch effort to beat the drop.

Jessica Judd reaches European Championships 800m final

Southend Standard:

6:44pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CANVEY’S teenage star Jessica Judd will line up in her second major final of the summer at the European Championships on Saturday.

Jessica Judd into the semi-finals of European Championships

Southend Standard:

5:41pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

JESSICA Judd will race for a place in the European Championships 800m final in Zurich tomorrow night.

Paula Radcliffe: Jess can win a European medal...if she can take inspiration from Jo Pavey

Southend Standard:

8:41am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BRITAIN’S most famous distance runner Paula Radcliffe has tipped Canvey’s young star Jessica Judd to win a medal at this week’s European Championships – but only if she takes some of the pressure off herself.

Michael is the Echo's Athlete of the Month

Southend Standard:

9:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

BASILDON AC’s sprint hurdler Michael Shields has been named the Echo and Runner’s Edge Athlete of the Month for July.

Basildon AC's senior team end relegation fears with impressive win

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

BASILDON AC’s senior squad allayed any fears of relegation from their division of the Southern Athletics League with a fantastic performance in their final match of the season at Perivale, West London.

Basildon AC's youngsters show off their talents to book a spot in EYAL final

Southend Standard:

3:20pm Friday 8th August 2014

BASILDON AC’s young guns confirmed their place in the Eastern Young Athletes Final on their home track next month with a dominant display at Watford.

Isobel Ives and Mae Bullman achieve PBs in final UKDL meet of the season

Southend Standard:

11:40am Friday 1st August 2014

ISOBEL Ives and Mae Bullman both claimed a brace of wins as Basildon AC once again joined forces with Newham & Essex Beagles in their final UK Development League match of the season.

Century walkers aim high in 24 hour mission

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

HARDY race-walkers from far and wide will be taking part in one of the most gruelling events in Southend tomorrow as they look to join the list of centurions.

Come and remember Kirste in popular charity race

Southend Standard: Raring to go – participants in the five-mile run in memory of Kirste

10:30am Friday 1st August 2014

THE popular Kirste 5 Memorial Race takes place on Sunday, August 10 – and there is still time to enter.

Title joy for south Essex athletes at Eastern Championships

Southend Standard:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

THERE was gold medal success for a number of south Essex athletes at the Eastern Championships in Sandy at the weekend.

Uche Okafor sprints to 100m glory at under-13s encounter

Southend Standard:

9:30am Friday 1st August 2014

A HANDFUL of athletes from the south of the county were in action for Essex at the under-13 Southern Intercounties match at Kingston, Surrey.

Teenagers help Essex to third place at the Under-17 Southern Intercounties match

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A WHOLE host of athletes from the south of the county helped Essex’s under-17 team to third place at the Southern Intercounties match at Portsmouth.

Michael Shields and Michelle Hughes make their England debuts

Southend Standard:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

TWO south Essex athletes who shone at the English Schools Championships a week earlier have made their international debuts in Cardiff.

Robin Womack called-up for IPC European Athletics Championships

Southend Standard:

4:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Southend’s Robin Womack has been selected by Great Britain to compete in the IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea on August 18 to 23.

Dean Macey will be 'cheering loudest' for fellow Canvey athlete Jess Judd

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DEAN Macey insists nobody will be cheering louder than him when Jessica Judd races at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next week.

A Day in the Life of our Commonwealth Games stars: Amir Williamson - Hammer Throw

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

HAMMER thrower Amir Williamson will, quite literally, step out of the fire and into the Commonwealth Games furnace next week.

Michael Shields: Wait to hear if I'd won English Schools gold was the longest of my life!

Southend Standard:

5:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

FITZWIMARC School’s Michael Shields had the most nervous two minutes wait of his life after his intermediate boys 100m hurdles final.

Isobel Ives grateful for her dip finish after she wins bronze at English Schools Championships

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

ISOBEL Ives has never had to dip in an 800m race before, but she was glad she did after winning a bronze medal in the intermediate girls race by the breadth of a vest.

Poppy Lake proud of her English Schools Championships career after she signs off with silver medal

Southend Standard:

4:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

IT was not quite the perfect English Schools finale for Poppy Lake but the Southend High School for Girls’ pupil still looks back on her championship career with pride.

Castle View teacher Dick Gibbons the man behind English Schools bronze medals for Levi Causton and Victor Adebiyi

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

CANVEY teenage throwers Victor Adebiyi and Levi Causton were both celebrating bronze medals and both can put their successes down to one man.

Kaylee Dodd makes it five medals from five after silver medal at her final English Schools Championships

Southend Standard:

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

KAYLEE Dodd brought the curtain down on her English Schools career with her fifth medal in as many appearances at the biggest event on the calendar of teenage athletes.

Michelle Hughes not sure of future over long hurdles despite English Schools Championships gold medal

Southend Standard:

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

SOUTHEND High School for Girls’ hurdler Michelle Hughes admits she doesn’t know if she’ll continue with the long hurdles despite being crowned English Schools champion.

Hayley McLean impresses in Linz while Jessica Judd prepares for Monaco test

Southend Standard:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

COMMONWEALTH Games-bound Hayley McLean ran the second fastest time of her life at an international meeting in Linz, Austria, on Monday. McLean, from Stanford-le-Hope, ran 56.50s to finish fourth.

Jessica Judd is all set for Commonwealth and European double

Southend Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

JESSICA Judd has a Commonwealth Games and European Championships double to look forward to this summer – and the Canvey teenager admits she never would have believed that to have been the case several months ago.

Jessica Judd named in the Great Britain squad for European Championships

Southend Standard:

4:45pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

JESSICA Judd has a Commonwealth Games and European Championships double to look forward to this summer.

Robin Womack's super season goes on with double gold in Germany

Southend Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

ROBIN Womack continued his fine season with more success at the German Open.

Connie wins Echo's Athlete of the Month competition

Southend Standard:

10:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

BILLERICAY’S Connie Forman has won the Echo and Runner’s Edge’s athlete of the month competition for June.

Jessica Judd finishes third at Glasgow Grand Prix

Southend Standard:

10:53pm Saturday 12th July 2014

JESSICA Judd has taken a liking to the track she will be racing on at the Commonwealth Games in two weeks’ time.

Khai Riley La-Borde celebrates getting World Junior Championships call-up

Southend Standard:

2:24pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

KHAI Riley La-Borde is set for a whirlwind few weeks after he was named in Great Britain’s squad for the World Junior Athletics Championships in the USA.

12 teams from south Essex schools ready to do battle at the English Schools Track & Field Cup final

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

SOUTH Essex schools have once again proved they are the powerhouses of national athletics with dozens of teams qualifying for tomorrow’s English Schools Track & Field Cup final.

Essex multi-eventers prove to be a class apart at East Anglian Championships

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

ESSEX dominated the East Anglian Schools Multi-Event Championships at Corby, winning all the team events and winning 11 individual medals.

Hayley McLean's amazing summer goes on as she wins bronze at the British Championships

Southend Standard: Hayley McLean battling with Meghan Beesley in the final 100m of the 400m hurdles final

5:10pm Monday 30th June 2014

HAYLEY McLean’s magnificent summer continued has she won her first ever medal at the senior British Championships, smashing her personal best in the process.

Jessica Judd gutted not to make grandad's birthday with a medal at British Championships

Southend Standard: Jessica Judd in the 800m final

3:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

JESSICA Judd admitted she was gutted she could not give her grandad some 88th birthday cheer by winning a medal in the 800m at the British Championships yesterday.

Gemma Kersey staying upbeat after British Championships but Adam Hickey is disappointed

Southend Standard: Gemma Kersey

1:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

GEMMA Kersey and Adam Hickey were left slightly disappointed with their weekend’s performances at the British Championships.

Jessica Judd gutted to finish outside medals at British Championships

Southend Standard: Jessica Judd leads the 800m final but eventually finished fourth

4:26pm Sunday 29th June 2014

JESSICA Judd admitted she was gutted after missing out on a medal in the 800m at the British Championships.




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