Essex County Schools' Athletics Championships
On Saturday 10th June, the Essex County Schools’ Athletics Championships took place in Thurrock. Qualification for this event took place a few weeks ago, when Hugo Y and Harrison D were the two Moulsham athletes selected to take part. Emma C was also selected in reserve for the 800m. However, during the preceding week a contestant from the 3000m event withdrew, so Emma was promoted to step in for her first experience racing in the 3000m event.
Chimuka H was also initially placed in reserve for the 100m, however there was a dropout in the 200m event, so he was promoted to run this race - another first time!
First up was Hugo, who competed in the 800m event. He performed admirably in the first heat, finishing 4th, making it through to the final. He then came back a few hours later to finish a fantastic 4th overall in Essex, after running another 2.13 time, against highly competitive athletes, whereas Hugo’s usual background is in Football. He was only 1 second away from securing a medal!
Next up was Chimuka, running his first ever 200m. He secured a time of 24.01, finishing 2nd in his heat, making it through to the final, where he ran in 24.05, to finish in 5th in Essex - half a second away from securing a medal. Again a fantastic achievement from someone who does not usually train for athletics.
Then we had both Emma and Harrison running their first ever 3000m, on the hottest day of the year! Both applied themselves fantastically well, with Emma winning a Bronze medal and then Harrison finishing in 7th.