Hayley McLean: Changing coach was the biggest decision of my life

Southend Standard:

6:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

HURDLES talent Hayley McLean admitted she made the biggest decision of her life when opting to swap coaches for the new season, but six weeks into her new regime, she is in no doubt that she has made the right choice.

Adam Hickey convinced becoming a dad will make him a better runner

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

ADAM Hickey believes becoming a father will inspire him to even greater running success.

One Tree Hill proves to be a brutal test in the first Essex League Cross-Country of the season

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE cross-country season began in earnest as the Essex League got under way on a brutal course at One Tree Hill.

Nick Shasha and Elisabet Barnes take the wins at Leigh 10km

Southend Standard:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

ORION Harriers’ Nick Shasha won the biggest Leigh on Sea 10km yet.

Gemma Kersey and Adam Hickey hope Southend 10k success sets them up to win GB honours this winter

Southend Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ADAM Hickey and Gemma Kersey are hoping victories in Sunday’s Southend’s 10km will provide the platform for international recognition this winter.

VIDEO: Adam Hickey makes it five wins in a row at Southend 10k while Gemma Kersey wins women's race

Southend Standard:

7:53pm Sunday 5th October 2014

ADAM Hickey made it five Southend 10km victories on the bounce as hundreds took to the seafront streets for the annual race.

Cross-country season gets under way with Essex Relay Championships

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

IT may have been held in glorious sunshine and the ground may have been rock hard, but the Essex Cross-Country Relay Championships at Hockley marked the beginning of the winter season – and there were some familiar faces that stood out.

Robert Runciman bounces back from injury to win England vest after finishing second at English Schools Multi-Events Champs

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

RAYLEIGH’S Robert Runciman bounced back from injury to win a hat-trick of honours at the English Schools Combined Events Championships.

Essex girls impress at English Schools Multi-Events Championships

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

ESSEX finished a fantastic second in the intermediate girls heptathlon competition at the English Schools Combined Events Championships – despite being an athlete down.

Jess helps Chelmsford to seventh at Southern Road Relays

Southend Standard: Jessica Judd on her way to finishing second in her heat in Birmingham

9:31am Friday 26th September 2014

JESSICA Judd began her winter season by helping Chelmsford AC to seventh place in the South of England road relays.

Southend AC's under-13 boys team shine as four of the Seasiders' squads compete in East Anglian League finals day

Southend Standard:

4:12pm Friday 19th September 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s under-13 boys team were the stars of the show as four of the Seasiders’ squads competed at the end-of-season East Anglian League finals at Bury St Edmunds.

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.


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