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The start of the junior boys race at the Essex Schools Cross-Country Championships with eventual winner Leon Wheeler (one) to the fore early on

Wheeler and Judd win Essex Schools Cross-Country titles

Poppy Lake

Poppy wins gold on return to competition after year out

Runners weave their way along the Hadleigh Downs

Runners show true grit at the Benfleet 15

Gemma Kersey

Golden girl Gemma helps Basildon AC shine at Essex Cross-Country Championships

Dale Clutterbuck racing on the track at the British Championships last summer

Dale hopes first international vest will spark a memorable 2016

Grant Webb won at Epping Forest

Webb takes victory at a muddy Epping Forest in Essex Cross-Country League

Jessica Judd at the Crown to Crown

Jessica Judd breaks her own course record at Crown to Crown

Adam Hickey

European Cross medal can't mask Adam's frustrations

Gemma Holloway and Jodie Judd at the head of the under-17 and under-20 women's race

South Essex athletes help county shine at Southern Intercounties

Adam Hickey

Adam Hickey wins a bronze medal with the Great Britain senior men's team at European Cross-Country Championships

Adam Hickey is running in his third European Cross-Country Championships in a row

Adam Hickey hoping for another European Cross-Country Championships to remember

The victorious Benfleet team at Hadleigh

Benfleet RC win on the Hadleigh hills

Adam Hickey has won selection for his third European Cross-Country Championships in a row

No pain, no gain for Adam as he makes third European Cross-Country Champs in a row

Abi Ives won her first Essex Cross-Country Championships

Cornwell and Ives hit gold at the Essex Cross-Country Championships

Adam Hickey

Adam Hickey wins selection for his third straight European Cross-Country Championships

Adam Hickey

Adam Hickey looking to win selection for his third European Cross-Country Championships

Crispian Bloomfield

Crispian Bloomfield wins Chelmsford 10k while Basildon win team title

Southend AC’s veterans’ secretary Peter Binns with Natasha Lagden, Claire Cornwell, Tracy English and Sarah Pennington

Southend AC enjoy success at Eastern Cross-Country Championships

Adam Hickey

Adam Hickey to earn another England vest

Sinead Clark leads the under-17/20 women's race

Girl Power! Trio show class with wins at Essex Cross-Country League in Hockley

Paul Whittaker

Paul Whittaker breaks his own course record at Billericay 10km

Matibini Matibin and Nikki Baynes were the first Leigh on Sea Striders home at the first South East Essex Cross-Country League fixture of the season

Billericay start the defence of their South East Essex Cross-Country League title in style

Adam Hickey leads the early stages of the Leigh 10k

Adam Hickey kicks off winter season with win at Leigh 10k

Crispian Bloomfield with his winner's medal

Billericay Striders' Crispian Bloomfield wins Chelmsford Marathon

Basildon's Grant Webb was fourth in the senior men's race at One Tree Hill

Abi Ives shines for Basildon in first Essex Cross-Country League fixture of the season at One Tree Hill

Paul Whittaker celebrates winning the Southend 10k

Southend 10k winner Paul Whittaker would welcome more competition

Paul Whittaker leads during the early stages of the Southend 10k

Paul Whittaker wins the 30th running of the Southend 10k

Abigail Ives ran the fastest leg in the under-13 girls race

Essex relays kickstart the new cross-country season

Kristian Brown on top of the podium

Kristian shows a gr-eight talent with English Schools octathlon win

Robin Womack - won bronze at the London 2012 Paralympics

Robin Womack bidding to pull off minor miracle and reach IPC World Championships

Adam HIckey on his way to breaking Southend AC's 3000m steeplechase record

Adam Hickey smashes club steeplechase record in Southend AC's final BAL match of the season

Gemma Kersey with her prizes after winning the UK Intercounties 1500m championship

Gemma Kersey excited by the future after deciding to put all her focus on running

The Kirste Five race gets under way

Running in the rain in memory of Kirste

Jessica Judd - disappointed to finish 11th at the Anniversary Games

Jessica Judd to go back to the drawing board after disappointing display at Anniversary Games

Dale Clutterbuck (right) runs in the Emsley Carr Mile tomorrow

Dale Clutterbuck following in the footsteps of legends in Emsley Carr Mile

Jessica Judd

Jessica Judd hoping a kind wind is blowing inside the Olympic Stadium

Sam Bennett is the English Schools champion

Sprint hurdler Sam Bennett is the best in the country

Dale Clutterbuck in the final of the British Championships 1500m

Bronze medal has given Dale belief he can take on the best in the world

Jessica Judd

Jessica Judd believes she can make the GB team for World Championships

Hayley McLean

Hayley McLean delighted to have got a national bronze medal out of tough year

Johanna Johnstone, club director of Rendezvous Casino, with  Poppy Lake who has received a £1,000 SportsAid award from the casino

High jumper Poppy Lake hits jackpot with grant from Rendezvous Casino

Dale Clutterbuck (far right) - finished third in the 1,500m

Trio of bronze medals for south Essex stars at British Athletics Championships

Dale Clutterbuck

Dale Clutterbuck going into the British Championships in the form of his life

Stanford star - Hayley McLean

Hurdler Hayley McLean feeling sharp again after bronze medal display at national championships

Dolita Shaw (25) won the junior girls 100m

Youngsters battle it out for Essex Schools glory

Paul Whittaker iin the finishing straight

Paul Whittaker wins Southend Half Marathon on his home roads

Basildon youngsters push Stevenage all the way in EYAL at Sporting Village

Basildon youngsters push Stevenage all the way in EYAL at Sporting Village

Alex Reynolds (silver), Billy Praim-Singh (gold) and Levi Causton (bronze) with their under-17 men discus medals

Records tumble at Essex Athletics Championships

Charlotte Skeggs

Basildon AC pair Charlotte Skeggs and Kristian Brown win gold medals at Essex Pentathlon Championships

Jessica Judd

Jessica Judd opens season with gold at the British Universities Championships

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