COLCHESTER and Tendring Athletics Club members were successful in cross-country and indoor events over the weekend.

Out in the wet mud, Matt Brayshaw competed at the Anglian Schools competition at Holbrook.

He finished in seventh place.

Elsie Gray was 19th at the equivalent South-East Counties event and she was also the second Essex runner home at Newbury.

They both had fine races to confirm their English schools cross-country finals places.

Also racing at Newbury were Freddy Richardson (63rd) and Ben Miller (67th).

In the senior boys, Jack Wharton, running in his first-ever Essex representative race, was forced to retire with a calf injury while Aidan Cahill finished 75th.

Will Page was in the first half of the field - 170th - in his first British Universities Cross-Country Championships held at Uxbridge, representing Keele University.

In the relative warmth of the Essex Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, 11-year-old Joe Burns claimed a bronze medal in his first county race, recording 29.91 seconds in the 200 metres.

After winning his heat, Sam Shippey won a silver medal in the under-15 boys’ 300m, in 39.11s.

Senior lady Carey Hollick got a brace of silver medals in the shot putt (7.19m) and Masters’ 60m, while Jed Hayes was fourth in the seniors’ 800m and Joe Burns and Stanley Hobbs took part in the 60m sprints.