BASILDON Athletics Club members were in fine form as they competed in a number of events across the south east.

Representatives of the Basildon Sporting Village-based club flocked to London, Ipswich, Brighton and Chelmsford to participate in contests.

And club chairman Steve Reynolds was pleased to see New Towners’ members continue to enjoy success.

Reynolds said: “I am so proud of yet another incredible set of results from our athletes.

“Across the ages and the whole south east of the country, we have won everything on offer.

“The senior women proved once again that they are a force to be reckoned with, while our under-15s and under-17s showed that Basildon will take on any challenge anywhere, bringing all their commitment and training to the fore.

“The results speak for themselves, with victories in London and Ipswich, followed by a superb performance at Chelmsford.

“It’s another haul of trophies and great testament to our dedicated athletes, coaches and support staff.”

Abigail Ives triumphed in the London Youth Games’ cross country event, which attracted close to 200 runners, as she beat her nearest rival by more than five seconds.

Nearly 100 miles away, at the Ipswich-based Chantry Park, Ives’ running mates Megan and Maddison Harris competed in the Eastern Championships.

The dynamic duo put in strong performances, with Megan romping home in first place to win the Championship Shield.

Twin sister Maddison was the fifth competitor to cross the finish line.

Rachel Wiseman represented Essex at the Brighton 10k, which boasted close to 1,000 athletes.

And Wiseman maintained her fine form to finish in the top five runners, with a time of 36 minutes and 24 seconds.

The New Towner’s contribution secured gold for the Essex ladies team and allowed them to clinch the championship title.

Charlotte Bishop, Wiseman’s training partner, was the Chelmsford 10k runner-up in the senior women category.

Sophie Wetheridge and Grace Burrell took on their first 10k.

And Wetheridge, 15, beat her target of 45 minutes to finish 13th in the women’s standings.

Burrell produced an outstanding performance, crossing the finish line after 40 minutes and 17 seconds to take the fourth women’s position and become the fastest under-17 competitor in Essex.

As a result, Burrell went straight into the UK top 10 and, along with Wetheridge and Bishop, won the ladies title.