Essex U17 CC Champs 2018

It was a cold, frosty start in Braintree for our 5 young athletes running in the Essex Championships in Saturday.

The U17 women and men all ran together and 61 athletes toed the line at the start of the 5k course, consisted of one small lap followed by the ascent of a very large hill before starting a muddy, long lap.Joe Geller 2018 Essex CC

Ken Bray: Funeral

Ken Bray's funeral will be held at All Saints Church, Woodford Green (at the end of the Green, close to the Travellers Friend pub), at 2pm on 10th January 2018. 

There will be a reception at 4pm at Packfords Hotel, 16 Snakes Lane, Woodford Green.

The family request "No flowers, please".

Ken Bray 1929-2017: RIP

A tribute by John Hayward, Club President 1982-84 & 2008-09

On 29th December, after a 14-week battle with illness, one of the club’s oldest members, 88-year old Ken Bray (left, below, with wife Brenda to the right) died at home surrounded by his family.

Ken and Brenda Bray Trophies 2015 2

Ken joined the club in 1949, inspired by the 1948 Olympics. He quickly became engrossed in all aspects, major and minor, of the club which he was to remain a member of all his life apart from a 5-year spell in the 1970s when he flirted with his dream world of autocross.

As an athlete, one of Ken’s proudest accomplishments was to win the Essex Steeplechase Championship in the late 1950s on the last occasion that the Essex Champs were held at Ashton Playing Fields. He was Club President from 1976-78.

2017 Young Athletes Awards Night

Before Christmas there was a very large crowd present in the clubhouse for the Young Athletes Awards Night, organised to honour many of our young athletes who competed for us during the summer T&F season.

Helping YA Co-Secretary Paul Cheal to present the awards were 2008 Olympic 100m finalist Jeanette Kwakye and GB U20 high hurdler George Vaughan, who joined us from Enfield & Haringey recently.

Many congratulations to the recipients!

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