Another week of School’s action with all of the district competitions taking place and the ISA National event delivering us more champions. Well done to all our athletes who achieved school’s success! We also saw some brilliant running by our younger Beagles at the Benfleet 1.5 miles race – well done to all who attended.

Loughborough Open and BMC

Two of our Beagles travelled to Loughborough this week to run at the University track over 3000m. On Wednesday night, Max Sanderson competed in the Open event running well to finish 4th in strong competition with a time of 8:40.24.

On Saturday, Olivia Forrest attended the BMC event and had a great race against a mixed field of top international female talent. Focused on her own pacing, Olivia finished 1st U18 athlete and 6th overall and took 5 seconds off her PB to finish in 9:21.94 – a time that places her second on the European U18 ranking list. Well done!


Sunday’s BFTTA Open saw our Beagles making the most of the warm conditions! One of the earliest events in the day Hollie Poyton (U15) showed determination to make the final 8 in the Long Jump, with a best of 4.08m.

In the 800m Missy Tiller (U15) committed to a fast start & tried to maintain an early pace, finishing with 2:21.00. In the second heat Daniel Smith (U13) paced his race with a controlled manner & resultant new PB of 2:47.33.

As is tradition at most of the outdoor BFTTA meetings, the 100m sees athletes compete over 2 rounds, the second round approximately an hour later and being reseeded in a heat with similar timed athletes to improve the competition aiming to achieve improved times and possible PBs.

Katie Lowe (U15) was first up for Beagles, and ran 13.18, electing not the run the second round but focus on her planned 200m later in the afternoon. Tobias Maitland (U17) and Wayne Imbuwa (U17) both showed tremendous consistency with Tobias 12:25 and 12:26, Wayne 12:08 and 12:07.  Masters athlete Stuart Carter completed the 100m for Beagles with a fabulous new PB of 13.11.

The final event of the day for Beagles athletes was the 200m. Hollie returned to the track from her earlier long jump outing setting a new PB of 28.63.

The second heat of the 200m saw 3 Beagles fellow squad members lining up in lanes 5, 6, and 7, Ava Carter, Poppy Horton and Stephanie Smith, respectfully, and all U15. A strong bend saw Stephanie leading the transition to the home straight and continued with a strong finish, a national championships qualifying time, and new PB of 26.48 (wind legal at 0.1m/s), Poppy following in also with a great new PB of 27.00 and Ava 27.3. Katie Lowe following on from her earlier 100m was in the next heat running a strong 27.32.

Tobias having already run 2 rounds of the 100m, showed great strength in his 200m running a new PB of 25.09. Finally Callum Goodey (U20) was the final Beagle of the day, normally seen in the 400m showed a good turn of speed with a 24.19 for his 200m.

Thanks @marksmith.sprints for the report and photos

Benfleet 1.5

Also making the most of the Sunday weather were some of our junior Beagles who ran in the Benfleet 1.5 event. A challenging run in the beautiful countryside saw some great results for our athletes. Thank you to all who shared their results with us and to Phil Price for the photos. Well done to:

Lianne Esterhuysen – 1st female, 3rd overall – 11.17

Hugo Wilks – 3rd male – 11:49

Colm Forrest – 5th male – 12:11

Jamie Murphy – 8th male

Nadia Price – 2nd female – 13.11

Luke Morris – 20th male – 13:53

Max Morris – 28th male, 14:40

Liam Worth – 34th male – 15:23

Jacob Coleman-Dale – 35th male – 15:42

Danel Esterhuysen – 15th female – 15.47

Zach Watson – 15:53

English Schools Cup B Finals

As reported last week, the English School Cup B Finals took place and we are pleased to report the results for our many Beagles who were involved in them. Brilliant performances by all:

Joe Poyton – 800m 2:18.0, Relay (team) 50.7

Hollie Poyton – 800m 2:32.0, Long jump 4.16m

Zac Thomas – 800m 2:17.0, Triple Jump 10.76m

Frank Courtney – Discus 24.03m, Relay (Team) 49.9

Sean Prelli – 100m 12.4, Triple Jump – 11.14m

Katie Lowe – 200m 27.8, Long jump 4.06m

Eliza Hobden – 800m 2:50.4, Discus 15.18m

Ella Fagan – 1500m 5:23.9, Relay (team) 61.6

Marlie Leachman – Hurdles 14.7, Relay (team) 61.4

Grace Higgins – 100m 14.6, Long jump 3.60m

Sophie Halford – 800m 2:58.5, Relay (team) 58.4

Daisy Willingale – 300m 46.0, Long jump 4.08m

Poppy Horton – 200m 28.1, Long jump – 4.71m

Ellie Gray – 1500m 5:12.8, High jump 1.29m

Stephanie Smith – 300m 42.7, High jump 1.35m

Nesochi Onychere – 300m 45.2, Triple jump 9.46m

ISA National

Well done to the Beagles who travelled to Birmingham on Monday to compete in the ISA National Schools final against other athletes from across the country.

Colm Forrest (Yr4) had a good race over 600m to finish 8th with his time of 2:04.96. Also over 600m, David Mikolajczyk (Yr6) had a great sprint finish to overtake several boys to finish 3rd in 1:49.07. David had further success later in the day in the boys relay with another bronze medal!

Olivia Forrest (Yr10/11) raced over 1500m leading throughout until a fall with 150m to go left her in silver medal position – 4:45.07.

Over 800m, Missy Tiller (Yr9) had a strong and dominant performance to win in 2:25.08. Isabel Forrest (Yr10/11) raced up an age group and finished 5th in 2:39.06.

Finally, Sophie Halford formed part of the Yr8/9 relay team and had a strong run helping the team to finish 4th.

Well done all! A good day out and a great track to run on!

School District Finals

The various Essex School Districts all held their Finals last week and we saw some brilliant performances from a wide range of Beagles. Sadly these results aren’t official or actually published anywhere so we don’t have a full set, but thank you to those who did share their achievements.



Yr7 B Daniel Smith      2nd

Yr9 G Ellie Gray           2nd

Yr10 G Evie Warn        1st


Yr8 G Hollie Poyton    2nd

Yr9 B Mattie Delea      1st


Yr7 G Grace Higgins     2nd

Yr8 G Katie Lowe          1st

Yr9 G Ava Carter           1st   

Yr9 G Poppy Horton     2nd

Yr 10 Ella Gilder-Briggs 1st and equalled District Record


Yr7 G Dolci Hoyte  6th

Yr7 B Kairhys Hoyte 4th

Yr8 G Marlie Leachman 2nd

Yr10 B Wayne Imbuwa 5th


Yr9 G Stephanie Smith   1st. District Record.

Yr9 G Daisy Willingale  3rd 

75m Hurdles

Yr8 G Evie Abbott  1st


Yr9 G Katie Hawkins – 1500m 1st, Discus 2nd

Yr9 G Nicole Hawkins – 800m 1st, Discus 1st


Yr9 G Missy Tiller – 800m 1st

Yr9 G Isabel Forrest – 1500m 2nd

Yr10 G Olivia Forrest – 3000m 1st District Record

Parkrun and Junior parkun round up

The beautiful weekend weather saw some great parkrunning for our athletes this week! At Brentwood Elliot Worth finished 8th (22:55) and Camilla Nash made her parkrun debut with a good first effort (32:53). Chelmsford Central continues to be a popular parkrun for our athletes – this Saturday saw Will Gazzard finish 3rd (18:08), Adam Armour 39th (20:42) and Cameron and Alex Young running together (both 23:23). Also popular this week was Harrow Lodge with the Cottee family out in full force – Matthew Cottee (24:20), Nathan Cottee (27:58)and Owen Cottee with a PB(30:18).

At Basildon parkrun, and enjoying the hill every lap, Paul Johnson finished 7th (20:34). Raphael parkrun saw Keith Thornton pick up a new PB (20:11) and Freya Brewington doing the same! (26:57). The Trevor’s travelled to Orpington to collect their “O” – Rob Trevor taking 1st (19:07) and Ollie Trevor taking it easy with a pleasant morning run (29:09). Amelie Twydell travelled to Chalkwell Beach for the first time, running well to finish second female (20:53).

Sunday’s junior events also saw great Beagles performances – at Harrow Lodge Matthew Jones finished 2nd (7:26), Jude Deal* was 7th with a new PB (8:13), Olly Deal* 17th also with a new PB (9:22). Well done too to Jack Collier (15:23). At Hutton Rec we also saw lots of PBs! Chloe Thomson* finished 7th with her PB (9:38), Bailee Abrahams was 8th also with a PB (9:41). Elise Gosling ran well to finish 15th (10:20), as did Joshua Thomson* (11:01) and Athena Jennison* who ran a new PB (12:23).

Well done to all our runners this weekend. Note for parents, if your child has an * by their name, please help our editors by adding Brentwood Beagles as their club under their parkrun profile (groups). And if you ran, and aren’t featured at all, then please add the club to your profile so we can find you!!! Feel free to contact us if you need help setting this up.

Triathlon News

Super Series Aquathlon

Olivia Forrest travelled to Scotland on Sunday to compete at the latest round of the Super Series – the Lochore Aquathlon. A series of three aquathlon’s across a few hours each with varying distances of open water swim and run. Olivia’s results were 10th, 11th and 29th and some valuable experience taken – particularly with regards to getting in and out of wetsuits!

East Essex Triathlon

The East Essex Triathlon (swim, cycle, run) event took place on Saturday at Basildon Sporting Village and saw some more brilliant results for our athletes.

Heidi Woodley took first place in the girls Tri-Star 3 event finishing a minute and a half ahead of her nearest competitor – 28:56

Sophie Bickerstaff took the silver medal in the Tri Star 2 event – once again underlining her brilliant season so far – 23:36.

Madison Kindler took the opportunity to get some important swim and cycle experience in, resting herself on the run leg but showing great strength by coming 1st and 3rd in the legs she completed in the Tri star 2 category.

Jamie Murphy continues to gain valuable triathlon experience, finishing 19th in his Tri Star 2 category – 28:35.

Oliver Kindler competed as a Tri Star 1 finishing 6th with his time of 21:05.

Congratulations all!

Ocean Lake Aquathlon

The beautiful Leybourne Lakes Country Park was the host for the Ocean Lake Aquathlon which saw some brilliant swim/runs from our Beagles.

Summer Smith – 1st Tri Star 3 – 12.52

Aria Sabado – Tristar 2, 5th overall and second in region – 11:03

Both Aria and Summer qualified for Inter-Regional Championships in September. Congratulations!

Blossom Smith – 1st Tri Star 1 – 8:42

Coming up

It’s time for another Watford Wednesday – good luck to all competing there. The weekend sees three big championship events – the Eastern AA, the Essex Mile and the Essex/Eastern 10000m and we have lots of Beagles taking part in all of these. Good luck!