It was a hectic half term for our athletes with a whole range of events taking place and all seeing some brilliant results! We were particularly pleased to see a number of athletes taking part at their first EYAL – just one more round to go, on July 21st so please hold the date!

Cambridge EYAL

Congratulations to all the athletes who travelled to Cambridge on Sunday for our third round match in the EYAL. A strong performance saw another fourth place finish for Team Beagles which, given the number of competing athletes we had compared to other clubs, is a really good result. As always a massive thank you to our brilliant team of officials and parents who gave up their time to volunteer and make it possible for our athletes to have the opportunity to participate.

Best points scorers in Cambridge were – Nicole Hawkins, Mattie Delea, Preston Taylor, Robyn Colyer, Neosochi Onychere, and Aisling O’Leary. Well done all! You are on our rewards list!

It has been lovely to see our under 13 teams grow in confidence through the EYAL series and Sunday saw a mix of debut performances and personal bests beaten. Well done to all!

Marlie Leachman: 100m – 14.1 (PB)
Natanya Itola: 100m – 14.4 (PB), 200m – 30.1 (PB), Long jump – 3.45m (PB)
Grace Higgins: 200m – 29.9 (PB), Discus – 13.56 (PB)
Robyn Colyer: 200m – 29.9 (PB), Long jump – 3.95m (PB), Javelin – 18.42m (PB)
Amalie Twydell: 800m – 2:42.5, Long jump – 3.43m, Shot – 5.52m (PB)
Ava O’Neal: 70m hurdles – 15.7, 200m – 31.9,
Betsy Gilder-Briggs: 100m – 16.3 (PB)

Mixed relay A – 56.8
Mixed relay B – 60.2

Max Cheetham: 100m – 14.3 (PB), 200m – 28.8 (PB),
Isaac Norris: 200m – 30.4 (PB), 800m – 2:47.4 (PB), Javelin – 16.62 (PB)
Oliver Trevor: 800m – 3:03.8, Javelin – 7.98m (PB)
Hugo Wilks: 1500m – 5:28.3 (PB), Long Jump – 3.54m (PB)
Max Massarella: 1500m – 5:48.6 (PB), High jump – 1.20m (PB), 200m – 32.7
Ronnie Marchant: 75m hurdles – 16.8, Shot – 4.15m, 100m – 15.8
Adam Armour: Long jump – 3.81m, Discus – 17m (PB), Javelin – 23.53m
Jacob Stanley: 100m – 18.0 (PB), Javelin – 7.67m (PB), Long jump: 2.33m (PB)

Once again our best performing team of the EYAL were the under 15 girls with some strong performances across the events. Well done too to our under 15 boys who, whilst reduced in number, all competed outside of their natural events to maximise scoring!

Katie Lowe: 100m – 13.0 (PB), 200m – 26.7 (PB)
Evie Abbott: 100m – 14.4, 75m hurdles – 12.5 (PB), Shot – 6.89m (PB)
Nicole Hawkins: 200m – 27.5 (equal PB), 300m – 43.0, Discus – 15.32m
Daisy Willingale: 300m – 46.5 (PB), High Jump – 1.35m (PB), Long jump – 4.15m (PB)
Hollie Poyton: 800m – 2:32.0 (PB)
Esme Thomas: 1500m – 5:32.2 (PB), Javelin – 8.01m
Sophie Halford: Long jump – 3.48m (PB), 300m – 47.2 (PB)
Katie Hawkins: Shot – 7.74m (PB), Discus – 16.70m (PB)
Zaimah Ahmed: Javelin – 11.95m (PB), 300m – 53.7 (PB)

Relay A – 53.8
Relay B – 59.2

Luca Patrick: 100m – 13.9 (PB)
Mattie Delea: 200m – 26.9, 300m – 41.7 (PB), 800m – 2:07.2
Charlie Lingley: 200m – 31.2, 300m – 48.3, High Jump – 1.25m (PB)
Frankie Edwards: 800m – 2:35.4, Long jump – 3.08m (PB)
Matthew Jones: 1500m – 5:26.0 (PB), Discus – 8.59m (PB), 300m – 52.9 (PB)

Our biggest squad of U17’s yet saw performances across a wider range of events than in previous EYALs. Against strong competition, the team did themselves proud.

Ella Gilder-Briggs: 100m – 12.9 (PB)
Neosochi Onychere: 100m – 13.8 (PB), 200m – 29.0, Triple Jump – 9.22m (PB)
Stephanie Smith: 200m – 27.5, 300m – 42.5
Aisling O’Leary: 300m – 48.5 (PB), 800m – 2:40.3, Javelin – 20.60m (PB)
Olivia Forrest: 1500m – 4:32.2, Triple Jump – 9.16m (PB)
Mara Thomas: 1500m – 5:24.1 (PB), Javelin – 20.70m (PB)

Relay A – 50.9
Relay B – 55.0

Wayne Imbuwa: 100m – 11.9, 200m – 24.3 (PB)
Tobias Maitland: 100m – 12.3, 200m – 25.1 (equal PB)
Max Sanderson: 400m – 52.5 (PB), 800m – 1:57.1 (PB)
Preston Taylor: 400m – 57.5 (PB), 800m – 2.08.9, 1500m – 4:19.1 (PB)
Frank Courtney: 100m – 13.0 (PB), Discus – 24.05m (PB)
Cyril Coniah: Javelin – 19.27m (PB), 100m – 12.4 (PB)

Hatfield Broad Oak

Bank Holiday Monday saw the Hatfield Broad Oak 10K run take place, along with the 1k run for children. In the massive field of over 1000 runners, Elliot Worth ran strongly in the 10K to finish 34th overall and 3rd in his age category with a time of 39.38.

Three of our Beagles ran in the 1k race – Amelie Twydell finished second overall, whilst Liam Worth and Patrick Connor both followed in their father’s footsteps with their own strong runs. Well done to all.

Watford Wednesday

Another successful Watford Wednesday for our endurance athletes with a great clutch of PBs across the 1500 and 3000m.

The first 1500m race of the night saw Amalie Twydell storm to a 13 second PB of 5:21.41. This was followed soon after by a dominant display of front running by Heidi Woodley who smashed her 1500m PB by 15 seconds – 4:40.78. Mattie Delea’s run of brilliant running continues with yet another PB – 3 seconds off his 1500m with a time of 4:32.93.

Watford held a special women’s only 3000m this week (without pacers) – an opportunity Olivia Forrest grasped with both hands to further consolidate her European U18 qualifying time. Leading from gun to tape she ran a new PB of 9:26.26. Also in the race, and also running a PB with another brilliant performance to go 10th all time U15, was Summer Smith – 9:44.80. Isabel Forrest showed perseverance through the race with a time of 11:22.16.

The men’s 3000m races also saw good Beagles performances. Louis King and Ollie Johnson both ran well in a packed race of 30 athletes finishing in 9:54.73 and 11:13.18 respectively. Max Sanderson showed he is in great form with a brilliant run to end the night with a new PB of 8:33.64 taking 4 seconds off his previous best.

Well done all on another night of great running!

Serpentine 5k

Friday saw a large group of athletes head to London to compete in the Serpentine 5K which takes place on the last Friday of every month. We saw some brilliant PB performances as well as four podium finishes, and a new U13 course record! A great show of Beagles strength – well done all.

Leading the 217 runners from the start to the end of the race was Max Sanderson with a brilliant run which saw him earn a new 5k PB of 15.37 as well as the race win! Not far behind, finishing 5th and also running himself a new PB was Preston Taylor with a great effort of 15:49. Third Beagle home and completing the 5k PB hat trick in 10th was Dean Savery with his time of 16:22.

First woman home, and 15th overall, was Olivia Forrest with her run of 16:42. She was followed on the podium by Summer Smith who picked up a 5K PB, U13 girls course record and a silver medal – 17:14. Mattie Delea picked up yet another PB – 17:41. And Heidi Woodley accompanied her PB with a bronze medal for third female finisher – 17:46.

Ollie Johnson matched his 5k road PB with a committed performance of 19:06. Matthew Jones went under 20 minutes for the first time, really underlying his current form – 19:58. Adam Armour picked up a road 5K PB of 20:15. Isabel Forrest ran well with her time of 21:22. Aria Sabado picked up a new PB with a great run – 22:28. Amber Walker ran brilliantly for her first attempt over the distance – 23:29 and Daisy Middlemiss completed the Beagles runners with her PB of 23:49.

Great running by all – we really were thrilled by the amazing performances and brilliant team support today!

Gravesend 10K

Congratulations to race walker Stuart Bennett who finished 3rd in the Gravesend 10k on Bank Holiday Monday! Another brilliant result for Stuart.

Parkrun and Junior parkun round up

We start this weeks’ roundup on the South coast at Worthing where Esme Thomas (21:08 PB) had a great run, finishing inside the top 50 from a field of nearly 700 runners. Esme also beat her best time at the event & at Parkrun overall by over 2 minutes. Also running was Iola Thomas (28:49), making her debut in the parkrun report! Also touring, this time in Norfolk, was Scott Brooks (19:39) who placed 3rd from a field of 300.

Closer to home at Brentwood we had 2 runners, with Robert Barke (23:07) finishing 9th and Joshua Barke (31:40) choosing a tough course to run his first 5k event, well done! At Billericay, Sophie Bickerstaff (21:04) ran well to finish 13th and 1st female, ending up just 15 seconds outside her best time. At Raphael, Keith Thornton* (20:58) finished 23rd while there was a good turnout at Chelmsford as 6 Beagles took on a busy event of 811 runners. Leading the club in was Adam Armour (19:37 PB) who claimed a new course & 5k best, a performance that has been on the cards for a while! Next was Ollie Johnson (20:06), who ran the course for the first time, closely followed by Paul Johnson (20:16) just a handful of places back. Also running was Oliver Weston-Stokes (20:21 PB), finishing 49th and picking up a 23 second course & 5k best. Coming in 141st and 142nd respectively were Nadia Price (22:54) and Phil Price (22:55).

On Sunday, a warm sunny morning greeted runners around our local junior events. As usual a good turnout at Hutton Rec., where 4 Beagles took part. Jamie Murphy (08:30), Max Morris (10:22), Liam Worth (10:41) and Joshua Barke (10:50) all had good runs.

At Harrow Lodge, there were 4 runners, led in by Emily Brewington (08:04 PB) who finished 2nd and picked up her course PB by 4 seconds, well done! Ezra-Zion Gooch (09:29) was 12th, Finley Smith* (09:11) 10th, and Freya Brewington (10:25 PB) also ran well for a new PB. Over at Lake Meadows there was a good turn out as well with 4 of our girls taking part. Some great efforts by Lianne Esterhuysen (07:47) in 2nd, Sophie Bickerstaff (07:54 PB) in 3rd, collecting her first sub 8-minute time, Danel Esterhuysen (10:19 PB) 35th and Liza Esterhuysen (13:39) 71st.    

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.

Greenwich Aquathlon

Congratulations to all those who took on the Greenwich Aquathlon at the weekend. The swim / run event saw great results for our Beagles who all finished on the podium!

In the Tri Star 1 Event – Blossom Smith took the gold medal for her brilliant performance with a time of 9:20.

In the Tri Star 2 Event – Aria Sabado made her aquathon debut with a great bronze medal and a time of 11:26.

In the Tri Star 3 Event – Summer Smith also topped the female podium and was the outright winner with her time of 14:57.

Well done all!

Coming up

Good luck to all the Beagles taking on Quadkids with their schools this week! It’s a big week for school’s events with the Essex Schools Championship taking place on Saturday in Chelmsford. Good luck to everyone who has been selected to compete! Sunday will see a number of Beagles at the SEAA U15/17 3000m Championships and our junior Beagles will be in Watford for the Minors meeting – fingers crossed for success at both!