It was lovely to see so many Beagles out on Saturday morning at the Brentwood parkrun – with amazing performances and another display of team support as well. This time of year sees lots of schools start their cross country programmes – do let us know how your athlete is getting on as results can be hard to find!

Brentwood parkrun takeover

A sunny Weald Park greeted a fantastic Beagles turnout (41 runners, 20 PBs!) as we quite literally took over Brentwood Parkrun. Countless brilliant performances all round but special mention to 3 of our runners who broke age category records. First off, huge congratulations to Madison Kindler (19:53 PB) who broke the all-time age-graded record at Brentwood, previously set in 2020, scoring 85.83% set in 2020. This is an astonishing performance given the 360 events and 45,000+ finishers who have attempted the course since the Parkrun began in 2014. Madison finished 11th, shattering her existing JW10 record by 2 minutes 20 seconds! Max Sanderson (17:18 PB) crushed the JM15-17 record by 63 seconds and finished 2nd overall. Olivia Forrest (18:25 PB), 4th, broke her own JW11-14 best and was just 5 seconds outside the female course record of 18:20 set by Lauren Deadman back in 2017. 

Preston Taylor (17:25) finished 3rd, just a few seconds behind Max making a highly impressive debut on the tough cross-country course. Jude Hearn (19:06 PB), came 5th while showing great maturity and grit, Evie Warn (19:31 PB) ran a perfectly paced effort to place 6th

A constant procession of blue & red tops then saw Matthew Delea (19:45 PB) come 8thLouis Geater (20:47 PB) 15th, fast finishing Missy Tiller (20:58 PB) 16thFrankie Edwards (21:22) 19thOllie Johnson (21:51 PB) 24th, Robert Barke (22:23 PB) 29thDaniel Smith (22:50 PB) 33rdHugo Wilks (22:57) 36thMax Massarella (22:59) 38thMatthew Cottee (23:00 PB) 39thLianne Esterhuysen (23:02) 40thWill Fagan (23:30 PB) 46thTheo Hughes (23:56 PB) 51stHollie Poyton (24:13) 57thEmily Brewington (24:34 PB) 64thAllegra Sawkins (24:49 PB), 67thOliver Trevor (25:01 PB) 71stDaisy O’Connor (25:43) 84thOliver Kindler (26:36) 90th and Erin Delea (27:05 PB) 95thStephanie Smith (27:06 PB) demonstrated her sprint prowess taking several places in the home stretch to come 96th, just ahead of Ella Fagan (27:09) in 97thAva Carter (27:28), Scarlett Sawkins (29:12), Lola Massarela (30:14), Owen Cottee (34:22) and Oliver Jones (39:41) completed the Beagles junior finishers.

Our senior runners had a strong contingent out as well; lead in by 7th placed Elliot Worth (19:34), Scott Brooks (19:46) just behind in 9th, Dan Jaycock (20:14) 12thLaura Durn (23:07 PB) 41st, Stuart Crowther (23:16) 43rdKurt Brooks (23:55) 50thLorraine Massarella (24:33) 63rd and Daniel Esterhuysen (25:36) 81st

Schools XC Succcess

Congratulations to everyone who ran at the Lee Valley Schools cross country on Wednesday and to those parents who have shared results. We are sure more Beagles ran so apologies if we missed you!

Jude Hearn (Yr9) finished third in this race ensuring gold for his school team.

Aria Sabado (Yr7) finished fifth in her race also helping her team to gold.

Nicole Hawkins (Yr9) finished 14th.

Eliza Hobden (Yr8) finished 17th.

Katie Hawkins (Yr9) finished 32nd

Daisy Middlemiss (Yr9) finished 34th

Congratulations as well to Damon Ford for an amazing run at his school cross country where he finished first.

And it was also lovely to see some of our Brentwood School Beagles acting as hares at the Brentwood prep school races. Well done Hollie Poyton and Oliver Weston Stokes.

Parkrun and Junior parkun round up

Despite the huge turnout at Brentwood, we had other runners also performing well. A great run by William Gazzard (17:13 PB) saw him take home 1st place at Raphael, with Jemimah Knightbridge (19:35) finishing 2nd female in 11th.  Finally, at Chelmsford, Dylan Hussain (23:51) finished inside the top 150 from a huge field of nearly 800 runners.

On Sunday we had a number of juniors out representing the club, carrying on where they left off on Saturday. Madison Kindler (06:58 PB) capped off a great 2 days with a sub 7-minute run at Lake Meadows, breaking a 2nd age graded course record (88.66%) of the weekend! Her time also extends her JW10 record to 25 seconds. Lianne Esterhuysen (08:13) finished 7th with Oliver Kindler (09:06) not far behind in 11th. In 20th was Liam Worth (09:59). Over in Hutton, after 2 weeks off 1-2’s we had a 1-2-3 of finishers! Frankie Edwards (07:34), Daniel Smith (08:42) and Jamie Murphy (09:03) taking the podium places. 1st Female went to Nora Heidemans (09:37), with Joshua Barker (10:32) the next Beagle in, coming 16th.

At Harrow Lodge, the Beagles went one better with a 1-2-3-4 set of finishers! Olivia Forrest (06:25), Missy Tiller (06:59), Isabel Forrest (07:15 PB) and Ollie Johnson (07:19 PB) taking the honours. That wasn’t the end of it though with Oliver Trevor (08:08 PB) running well into 6thAria Lily Sabado (08:32 PB) coming 10th, Emily Brewington (09:50) 22nd and Ezra-Zion Gooch (09:56) 23rd. Finally, to end a very busy weekend of parkrunning, at Chelmsford Oliver Weston-Stokes (08:02) finished 3rd, just 3 seconds outside his PB.

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Coming up

Three exciting events next weekend – good luck to Stuart Crowther who is taking on the Tiptree 10 event on Sunday. On Saturday our U15 boys and girls are in Birmingham for the national road relays and a number of Beagles are competing at the first round of the Sports Hall events in Chelmsford. Good luck to all! Please send us your photos!