Newham and Essex Beagles

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Newham and Essex Beagles are 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.


The club was formed in 1887 as the Beaumont Harriers but became the Essex Beagles in July 189 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 is extremely close to the site of the 2012 Olympic Games and a number of athletes competed at the event. [2]


Senior Men:

Notable athletes[edit]


Athlete Country Events Olympics Medals
Jim Peters United Kingdom marathon 1952
Daley Thompson United Kingdom decathlon 1976,1980,1984,1988

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Paul Head United Kingdom hammer throw 1992
Iwan Thomas United Kingdom 400 metres, 4x400 metres relay 1996, 2000

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Michael East United Kingdom 1500 metres 2004
Chris Tomlinson United Kingdom long jump 2008
Tyrone Edgar United Kingdom 100 metres 2008
Erison Hurtault Dominica 400 metres 2008, 2012
Christine Ohuruogu United Kingdom 400 metres 2008, 2012

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Mo Farah United Kingdom 5000 metres, 10000 metres 2008, 2012,2016

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James Ellington United Kingdom 200 metres 2012
Steven Lewis United Kingdom pole vault 2008, 2012
Rabah Yusuf Sudan 400 metres 2012
Lee Merrien United Kingdom marathon 2012
Abdul Buhari United Kingdom discus throw 2012

Terence McMillan stadium[edit]

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. An indoor 60m straight with 10 lanes is due to be built this year, with the stand currently being demolished.

The nearest stations are:

Club kit[edit]

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 links[edit]


  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.