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Newham and Essex Beagles Athletic Club is one of the leading athletics clubs in Great Britain. The club competes in the British League and Southern League along with the National Junior League and Youth Development League for competitors under the ages of 20 and 17.

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1887 as the Beaumont Harriers but became the Essex Beagles in July 1891 and merged with Newham AC in 1985 when it moved from Barking to the Terence McMillan Stadium in the London Borough of Newham, East London. [1]

The Newham club was extremely close to the site of the 2012 Olympic Games and a number of athletes competed at the event. [2]

In April 2018 the club moved from the Terence McMillan Stadium to the London Marathon Community Track in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park adjacent to the London Stadium.[3]

HonoursEdit

Senior Men:

Notable athletesEdit

Terence McMillan stadiumEdit

Named after Terence Mcmillan: First Charter Mayor of Newham 1965-66.

The track was originally cinder although it is not shown on a 1971 OS map. The opening meeting of the synthetic track was on 26 July 1985. It was resurfaced with Polytan PUR in 1995.

The nearest stations are:

Club kitEdit

The club kit consists of a black vest, with a gold horizontal hoop and a yellow vest, with the word Newham in black. The British Men's league kit is designed by Asics.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Benton, Tony (May 1987). Fine Spirit: Centenary History of Newham and Essex Beagles Athletic Club, 1887-1987. Newham & Essex Beagles Athletic Club. ISBN 978-0951231609.
  2. ^ "A gr-eight Olympics for Beagles". Newham Recorder. Newham Recorder. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. ^ https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/01303a_7e8ddf43e65245ae98cd4d1d7d3934d7.pdf