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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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!

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo:

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

Echo: 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

Echo: 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

Echo: 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

Echo: 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.

Hurdles star Hayley McLean wins a bronze medal at British Championships

Echo: Hayley McLean chases down Meghan Beesley in the 400m hurdles final

3:17pm Sunday 29th 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.

Hayley McLean and Jessica Judd book their spots in finals at British Championships

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

5:35pm Saturday 28th June 2014

IT was a case of job done for both Hayley McLean and Jessica Judd as they safely navigated their way through heats at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham on Saturday.

UPDATED: Jessica Judd and Hayley McLean looking to show their class at British Championships

Echo: Hayley McLean getting her England kit for the Commonwealth Games earlier this week

6:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

JESSICA Judd and Hayley McLean both have points to prove as they head into the British Championships and European Championships trials this weekend.

England Championships bronze medallist Liam Yarwood loving life at Loughborough University

Echo: Liam Yarwood

3:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

RAYLEIGH pole vaulter Liam Yarwood admits going to Loughborough University was the best decision he’s made.

Poppy Lake has mixed emotions after winning silver at the England U20 Championships

Echo: Poppy Lake

3:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

HIGH jumper Poppy Lake had mixed emotions after winning a silver medal at the England Under-20 Championships at Bedford.

Khai Riley-La Borde hopes he's done enough to earn World Junior Championships selection

Echo: Khai Riley-La Borde and David Omoregie in the under-20 men's 110m hurdles final

9:01pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

KHAI Riley-La Borde is hoping his second place at the England Under-20 Championships and World Trials was enough to book himself a seat on the plane to Oregon for the World Junior Championships.

Southend AC's threadbare squad still return from EYAL meet with clutch of PBs

Echo: Felicity Galbally

9:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s team for their Eastern Young Athletes League meeting in Barnet was somewhat depleted – but those who did make the trip were rewarded with a string of personal bests.

Middle-distance medal rush for Gemma Kersey and co at Southern Champs

Echo: Gemma Kersey (centre) with her gold medal at the Southern Championships

6:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

GEMMA Kersey goes into this weekend’s national under-23 championships feeling in confident mood after returning to the track to win gold at the Southern Championships.

Double victory for Basildon AC's Mae Bullman at EYAL

Echo: Mae Bullman

5:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

BASILDON AC’s Mae Bullman was the star of the show as her team finished third at the latest Eastern Young Athletes League meeting.

Southend AC youngster Eleanor Butt wins the Echo's first Athlete of the Month award

Echo: Eleanor Butt receives her winner's Skechers trainers from Mike Whittaker of Runner's Edge

2:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s talented all-rounder Eleanor Butt has been named the Echo and Runner’s Edge’s first Athlete of the Month.

Commonwealth Games selection caps a week to remember for Jessica Judd

Echo: Jessica Judd

4:30pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

CANVEY’S middle-distance star Jessica Judd has had a week to remember.

Hayley McLean still can't believe she will be competing at the Commonwealth Games

Echo: Hayley McLean

3:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

TEENAGE hurdles star Hayley McLean is proud to be going to the Commonwealth Games.

Amir Williamson never once gave up on his Commonwealth Games dream

Echo: Amir Williamson

1:46pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

HAMMER thrower Amir Williamson has had a long, hard battle to get to his first Commonwealth Games – but he never once gave up.

Jessica Judd, Hayley McLean and Amir Williamson all named in England's Commonwealth Games team

Echo: Hayley McLean

11:12am Monday 16th June 2014

SOUTH Essex will have three representatives in England's athletics team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Youngsters impress at Essex Schools Championships

Echo: Gus Withers and Mason Webb at the front of the junior boys 1500m

5:30pm Friday 13th June 2014

Pupils fought to be crowned Essex Schools champions and to win places on the county team for next month’s English Schools Championships at Melbourne Park, Chelmsford. As usual there were some stunning performances with the Essex Schools selectors facing plenty of headaches when they come to choose their team for the nationals. RYAN GOAD looks at the best of the action.

Jessica Judd records fantastic PB to finish third in Diamond League in Oslo

Echo: Jessica Judd

8:27pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

JESSICA Judd ran one of the best races of her career so far last night at the Oslo Diamond League.

Jessica Judd has Diamond League date in Oslo

Echo: Jessica Judd

12:09pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

CANVEY’S Jessica Judd will make her debut in one of world athletics most famous meetings tonight.

Paul Whittaker wins Southend Half-Marathon

Echo: Paul Whittaker crosses the line

7:00pm Sunday 8th June 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s Paul Whittaker won yesterday’s Southend Half-Marathon in sweltering conditions – an event overshadowed by the death of a runner on the finish line.

Billy Praim-Singh and his Essex rivals raising the interest in hammer throwing

Echo: Billy Praim-Singh

5:20pm Friday 6th June 2014

THE hammer may not be the most glamourous of the track and field disciplines to some but for Southend AC’s Billy Praim-Singh nothing beats it.

Middle-distance girls shine for the Basildon Beagles

Echo: Emily Bullis

5:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

BASILDON AC’s middle distance girls and jumpers Parama Obi and David Abiona had good days at the club’s under-17 and under-20 UK Development League match at Stevenage.

Jessica Judd and Hayley McLean nervously await news of Commonwealth Games selections

Echo: Jessica Judd

4:30pm Monday 2nd June 2014

TEENAGE track stars Jessica Judd and Hayley McLean are expected to find out today if they have made England’s Commonwealth Games team.

Hayley McLean's Commonwealth dream boosted by massive PB while Jessica Judd prepares for Oregon Diamond League

Echo: Hayley McLean

5:30pm Friday 30th May 2014

STANFORD-LE-HOPE hurdler Hayley McLean stunned herself by running the fastest time of her life in Belgium on Wednesday night – and if she can do the same in France tomorrow she has a real shot of making England’s Commonwealth Games team.

Athletes shine on the final day of the Essex Championships

Echo: Kiera Bainsfair won a silver medal in the under-13 girls long jump

5:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

South Essex athletes wrapped up the Essex Championships at Chelmsford’s Melbourne Park on Saturday with another haul of medals. RYAN GOAD looks back at the best of the action.

VIDEOS: Day two of the Essex Athletics Championships

Echo: Eventual champion Isobel Ives leads a heat in the under-17 women's 800m

12:26pm Sunday 25th May 2014

IT was another hugely successful day at the Essex Athletics Track & Field Championships at Melbourne Park on Saturday with a number of stunning individual performances.

Medals galore from day one of the Essex Championships

Echo: Tom Richardson wins. Photo by RYAN GOAD

6:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

SOUTH Essex athletes had a hugely successful day at the opening weekend of the Essex Championships at Chelmsford’s Melbourne Park, winning a huge amount of medals. RYAN GOAD looks back at the action.

Who are Essex's nine sub four-minute milers?

Echo: Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile for the first time

4:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

THIS month has seen the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister becoming the first man to break the four-minute barrier – a feat that has since been achieved by 189 runners from this country. Nine of those have come from Essex with three from the south of the county. Essex AAA chairman DAVID STAINES looks back on our own magic milers.






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