A quieter week of competition but a whole variety of events from those who did take on a race – from speed with sprints to steeplechase, the mile to 10k we saw some brilliant results from our athletes as always!

Stratford Speed

In London on Sunday, the Stratford Speed event was taking place – an event that attracted an incredibly high calibre of sprinters, allowing our athletes to witness top class racing and take part too! First up, amidst the 93(!) 100m races, U17 Wayne Imbuwa sprinted to double PB’s across the two rounds of the event. A first effort of 11.94 was bettered in the second round with a great sprint of 11.89. Thanks for capturing the race Mark! Our U15 female sprinters all tested themselves over 200m – Ava Carter up first with a good run of 27.13, Stephanie Smith, continuing a great run of form, to sprint to a new PB of 27.03 and Katie Lowe pushing herself to a new best of 27.21. All times were wind legal too! Final runner of the day was Mattie Delea (U15) who got the worst of the weather with a downpour of rain!  Clearly keen to escape it, Mattie ran a brilliant race to take six seconds off his 800m time – 2:06.63.

Masters Walks

Congratulations to race walker Stuart Bennett who has come back from the World Masters in Madeira in great form! Competing on Sunday over 10k and 1 mile in Oxford at the British Masters championships, Stuart picked a gold and silver medal! In the one mile race his time of 9:20 saw him take the title whilst he finished runner up in the 10k with his walk of 64 minutes. Thanks for the photo Stuart! 

Thameside 10k /1k

Well done to Paul and Isla Johnson who took part in the Thameside 10k and 1k fun run on Sunday morning. A 10k race that tested Paul’s resolve but ultimately saw him finish a brilliant 16th in a time of 45:53. Great running too from Isla in the 1k – very much deserved her medal! 


Congratulations to Olivia Forrest who made her Steeplechase debut on Saturday at the Bruce Longden Foundation Hurdlefest event in Chelmsford. Taking on the U20 distance of 2000m Olivia took the race win in 7:19.64.


On Friday night Madison Kindler travelled to Eastbourne for the Ron Hill mile night. Another strong performance over the distance, saw Maddie finish just outside of her PB in 5:04.48. Well done!

Parkrun and Junior parkun round up

A good turnout of Beagles at parkrun this weekend starting at Hackney Marshes on Saturday as Ollie Johnson (19:42) and Paul Johnson (22:19) took on the course for the 1st time with Ollie finishing 18th overall. At Raphael we had 4 runners, with Matthew Jones (20:17) first home finishing in 20th place from over 400 runners. Emily Brewington (30:23), Freya Brewington (30:30) and Stuart Bennett (31:06) also ran well.

At Billericay, Scott Brooks (18:17) took on the 4-lap course for the first time, finishing 2nd with Simon Knightbridge* (19:00) in 8th. In 25th and 3rd female was Sophie Bickerstaff (21:17), followed by Jamie Murphy (23:58)in 65th and Colm Forrest, same time, 66th, both appearing in their first 5k parkrun. There was a good turnout at Chelmsford with Adam Armour (20:08) running well to finish 41st from 875 runners! Not far behind was Oliver Weston-Stokes (20:44 PB) in 54thAmalie Twydell (21:41 PB) in 94th and Liam Worth (24:49) followed in by Elliot Worth (24:50).

Just one runner at Harrow Lodge, as Daisy Middlemiss (24:10 PB) finished 23rd while at South Woodham Ferrers, Keith Thornton* (22:52) finished 16th. Over at Brentwood, Callum Goodey (21:15) finished 3rd, just outside his PB while also taking part were Erin Delea (27:27) 49th and Dylan Hussain (29:58) 68th.  Finally, at Great Notley, Lianne Esterhuysen (21:12) and Daniel Esterhuysen (21:13) were taking on the course for the first time, finishing 12th and 13th respectively, Lianne as 1st female.

On Sunday at Hutton Rec., Colm Forrest (07:42 PB) finished 1st and set a new course best, while not far behind in 4th was Luke Morris (09:04). In 6th was Nora Heidemans (09:41), 7th Max Morris (09:44), 9th Elise Gosling (10:01 PB) and 11th Joshua Barke (10:03).

At Harrow Lodge, Isabel Forrest (07:44) was 2ndBlossom Smith (08:18) 5thEmily Brewington (08:29) 7thFinley Smith* (09:04 PB), 10thWillow Smith (09:45) 14thMatthew Jones (10:17) 19thHarry Collier (11:02) 24th , and Jack Collier* (11:05) in 26th. Finally, just the one runner at Chelmsford where Oliver Weston-Stokes (07:33 PB) ran well to finish 3rd and claim a course best time. 

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.

Coming up

It may be half term but there is still lots going on in! Bank Holiday Monday sees a number of people take on the Hatfield Broad Oak 10k and 1 mile race. It’s another Watford Wednesday with our highest turnout of Beagles yet! Friday sees the Serpentine 5k take place and on Sunday we have the third round of the EYAL. Good luck to everyone competing!