ATHLETES battled it out in the sunshine at the first day of the Essex Track & Field Championships at Chelmsford's Melbourne Park.

A full report and results will be in Friday's Athletics section of the Echo but below you will be able to see some of the action from the meeting.

The men's under-17 men's final won by Basildon AC's George Elliott

The women's under-17 300m final won by Chelmsford AC's Rosa Prideaux

The women's under-20 800m final won by Thurrock Harriers' Gemma Holloway

The under-15 boys 1500m won by Basildon AC's Mason Webb

The under-15 girls 1500m won by Woodford Green's Isabella Hoy

The under-17 women's 1500m won by Basildon AC's Isobel Ives