James Stewart

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Age Group:U20
Lead Coach:Patrick Gahagan

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D.O.B: 08/07/1999

I'm the first athlete in my family. I'm a dedicated, committed and hardworking athlete who always gives 100%+ in all training sessions and races. Competing for the club as often as possible is something I'm passionate about. I always have very high expectations of myself to run well with a good time every time. I'm a cross country and middle distance track athlete, where my primary events are 1500m and 3000m (3k), though mainly 1500. I do some 800s but not so often. On the track, all that matters is I'm both racing and able to give my all; regardless of scoring or non-scoring. As you’ll find out if you read on, I never used to enjoy competing; however, you now can't get me away from it. I always want to do as well as I can and the same for the club, which of course is to score as many points as possible and to try to win. I'm always willing to fill in gaps because I'm one who wants to be a real team player and member.

From 2008 - 2015, I was a member of the choir of St Laurence Church, Upminster, where from 2013 - 2014 I was Head Chorister. I was a soprano, which means the top line, hence the top notes, and the tune. I was so glad when I jacked it in as I wasn't enjoying it any longer and this meant I could compete regularly for the club. A lie in, training and on my way to a race meet is what I'd rather be doing on a Sunday morning because Havering AC is so much more important. Being available to compete as often as possible is extremely important to me, if not vital.

When I first joined the club, I never regularly competed, mainly because I wasn’t ready nor good enough. As you can see in the performances section below, it took me a little while to become an established, well known regular competitor for the club. My first two league race meetings on the track, at St Albans in 2011 (100 & 200m) and then Lee Valley in 2012 (800m), I burst into tears after my race because of how I'd done i.e. coming last each time and coming a cropper in the 800, despite giving my all and being a non-scorer. This was when I didn't enjoy competing for the club and after the 800 race, I said I was never competing again. However, the next summer (2013), I competed again; this time it was in our first Spring Warm Up Meeting, two league fixtures, and our Club Championships. Because I did that little bit better, I was fine afterwards and this got me going competitively. The following winter, which was my first in cross-country, I competed in four of the five Essex XC League fixtures and the SEAA Cross Country Championships, all of which I really enjoyed. I’m only focused on myself in training and races, though at the same time, I'm always one for supporting, encouraging and motivating others from the training group and the club overall to succeed and do well in their races ONLY when I have nothing to do with the race i.e. they're not racing me, so not in the same race.

I never represented my primary school (Engayne) in any sport. However, I did represent my secondary school (Hall Mead) in athletics (English Schools Athletics Cup at Basildon in 2012) and cross-country (twice in the Havering Schools District Championships - 2013 & 2014 at Pages Wood and Stubbers respectively). Each time I gave my all but I only really performed at the athletics race and I thought the day as a whole was reasonably OK. At Districts, I did really badly both times, didn't live up to my high expectations and just didn’t perform, especially the first time. Neither my family, my coach nor I could understand why. Afterwards, I was asking myself ‘‘why the hell have I even bothered trying to get into this?’’ as both times I loathed every second of it. I enjoyed competing in Sports Day for 3 years (my first year I didn’t do it), giving my all for my house and actually performing that bit better, but not exactly excelling like I do and have done for the club. One year, we hosted a small friendly athletics meeting with St Edwards where I did 800 and again did really badly.
When I was younger, I wasn’t a sporty person. I had no interest in competitive sport, or watching any sport - Dad couldn’t even get me to watch football. For outside sport, before I joined Havering AC, I used to do swimming, of which I did for many years and overtime became a very good swimmer. It wasn’t competitive, it was half hour lessons every Saturday morning/noon. In that time, I’d done my 25 & 50m, Half Mile, Mile, and 2k. Swimming is something I’ve always enjoyed and still do, even though I haven’t been for a long time. Even though I never used to, I love sport and I also love watching football and playing it informally, enjoy watching tennis and informally playing cricket.

For a poetry competition, I wrote a poem on the theme of 'Journey' and it's about me before and when I first joined Havering AC to where I am now, which was very fitting as the day I wrote it, I received a phone call beforehand with unexpected news. I did the competition again the year before, where the theme was Social Media and I was the runner up.

Achievements & Awards in sport (most recent first):
Junior Men (U20) XC Best Performance award 2017-18
Havering Senior Men 'A' team Essex Road Relays gold 2018
Havering Senior Men team Essex XC League title winners 2017-18
U20 Men team gold - Essex Senior, U20 & U17 X Country Championships 2018
U20 Men 1500m Silver - Southend AC Open (& Club Championships) 2017
Junior Men (U20) XC Team Member award 2016-17
U20 Men 1500m Gold - Southend AC Open (& Club Championships) 2016
U17 Men Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon 2015 & 2016 Finisher
Havering U17 Men team Essex XC League title winners 2015-16
Havering AC’s Annual Boxing Day Handicap Champion 2015 (winner of the U20 trophy); see the summary and results on the club website
U17 Men 1500m Gold - Havering AC Club Championships 2015
U17 Men 3000m (3k) Silver - Southend AC Open (& Club Championships) 2015
U17 Men XC Best Performance award 2014-15
U17 Men 1500m Silver - Havering AC Club Championships 2014
U15 Boys XC Team Member award 2013-14
U15 Boys 800m Silver - Havering AC Club Championships 2013
Jack Petchey Achievement Award 2012 for hard work & effort in training, turning up at races and dedication & commitment

Best known performances

Performances Submit
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

2018 U20 Havering
20027.560.16BStevenageUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South 1B27 May 18
8002:11.045WoodfordWoodford Green Open12 Jun 18
15004:19.13AEastbourneSouthern Athletics League Division 2E20 May 18
15004:20.146ChelmsfordEssex County Championships12 May 18
15004:22.84HornchurchHavering Spring Warm Up Open8 Apr 18
15004:27.172AHornchurchUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South 1B29 Apr 18
15004:32.213WoodfordWoodford Green Open31 Mar 18
30009:34.072BHornchurchUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South 1B29 Apr 18
30009:44.342AStevenageUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South 1B27 May 18
5KL16:481L3HarwichEssex Relay Championships24 Mar 18
parkrun17:2711BarkingBarking parkrun # 3092 Jun 18
8KXC28:1066BraintreeEssex County U17 / U20 / Senior Championships6 Jan 18
8KXC30:4750BrightonSouth of England AA Championships27 Jan 18
8KXC33:5269LoughboroughCAU Inter County Championships (Inc British Athletics Cross Challenge)10 Mar 18
5.38ML31:0640L11Sutton ColdfieldERRA National Men's 12-Stage Relays14 Apr 18
10KXC38:14128Parliament HillECCA Saucony English National Championships24 Feb 18
ZXC29:48105WrittleEssex League13 Jan 18
ZXC29:57103BasildonEssex League10 Feb 18
2017 U20 Havering
8002:08.2182WoodfordWoodford Green Open4 Jul 17
8002:08.54ABatterseaSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E19 Aug 17
8002:10.65HornchurchHavering AC Club Championships17 Sep 17
8002:12.933BStevenageUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South Premier 2B28 May 17
8002:17.12BTonbridgeUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South Premier 2B23 Jul 17
15004:23.91HornchurchHavering AC Club Championships17 Sep 17
15004:24.84AGraysSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E8 Jul 17
15004:25.632SouthendSouthend-on-Sea AC Open28 Aug 17
15004:25.94AHornchurchSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E21 May 17
15004:26.31HornchurchHavering Spring Warm Up Open9 Apr 17
15004:26.565ChelmsfordEssex County Championships14 May 17
15004:31.11BErithSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E17 Jun 17
15004:38.24ABatterseaSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E19 Aug 17
15004:39.123AStevenageSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E15 Apr 17
30009:42.53ATonbridgeUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South Premier 2B23 Jul 17
30009:42.63AChelmsfordUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South Premier 2B25 Jun 17
30009:54.203AStevenageUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South Premier 2B28 May 17
300010:01.13ALutonUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South Premier 2B30 Apr 17
TJ9.063HornchurchHavering AC Club Championships17 Sep 17
5KL17:268L2HarwichEssex Relay Championships18 Mar 17
5KXCL15:03L2North OckendonEssex County Relay Championships7 Oct 17
parkrun17:0111RaphaelRaphael parkrun # 13623 Dec 17
parkrun17:262Harrow LodgeHarrow Lodge parkrun # 24511 Nov 17
parkrun17:3241Chelmsford CentralChelmsford Central parkrun # 25314 Oct 17
parkrun17:3811BarkingBarking parkrun # 27323 Sep 17
parkrun17:4421RaphaelRaphael parkrun # 10122 Apr 17
parkrun17:5411Harrow LodgeHarrow Lodge parkrun # 2482 Dec 17
parkrun18:0311RaphaelRaphael parkrun # 1202 Sep 17
parkrun18:112Harrow LodgeHarrow Lodge parkrun # 25016 Dec 17
parkrun18:3811Harrow LodgeHarrow Lodge parkrun # 2233 Jun 17
parkrun18:4711Harrow LodgeHarrow Lodge parkrun # 20925 Feb 17
parkrun18:4911BrentwoodBrentwood parkrun # 14521 Oct 17
7.4KXC27:2333Great Notley ParkEssex League14 Jan 17
8KXC32:0976Parliament HillSouth of England AA Championships28 Jan 17
ZXC30:01248HorseheathEssex League28 Oct 17
ZXC30:21206HockleyEssex League25 Nov 17
ZXC30:53267Gloucester ParkEssex League11 Feb 17
ZXC31:0313WoodfordEssex County U17/U20/Senior Championships7 Jan 17
2016 U20 Havering
8002:16.5971Mile EndMile End Open Series4 Jul 16
8002:17.13913WatfordWatford Open Graded Meeting10 Aug 16
8002:18.23BWelwynSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E18 Jun 16
8002:20.063BElthamUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South North/East 126 Jun 16
15004:36.31nsHornchurchSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E22 May 16
15004:38.52BCambridgeSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E16 Apr 16
15004:38.942WoodfordWoodford Green Open19 Jul 16
15004:39.781SouthendSouthend-on-Sea AC Open29 Aug 16
15004:39.99HornchurchHavering Spring Warm Up Open3 Apr 16
15004:43.12HornchurchHavering Club Championships18 Sep 16
15004:43.84AWelwynSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E18 Jun 16
15004:51.54ABury St EdmundsSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E9 Jul 16
15004:53.04BColchesterSweatshop Southern Athletics League Division 2E20 Aug 16
300010:01.505AAshfordUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South North/East 11 May 16
300010:03.934AElthamUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South North/East 129 May 16
300010:13.175AElthamUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South North/East 126 Jun 16
300010:23.04AGillinghamUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South North/East 124 Jul 16
LJ4.371HornchurchHavering Club Championships18 Sep 16
3M16:5238BORLondonVirgin London Mini Marathon24 Apr 16
5KXCL17:3123L1HockleyEssex County Relay Championships24 Sep 16
parkrun17:563RaphaelRaphael parkrun # 8424 Dec 16
parkrun18:0911RaphaelRaphael parkrun # 8210 Dec 16
parkrun18:153RaphaelRaphael parkrun # 499 Apr 16
parkrun18:4321RaphaelRaphael parkrun # 813 Dec 16
parkrun18:4421Harrow LodgeHarrow Lodge parkrun # 1816 Aug 16
parkrun18:443Harrow LodgeHarrow Lodge parkrun # 19015 Oct 16
parkrun18:4611Harrow LodgeHarrow Lodge parkrun # 1881 Oct 16
parkrun18:5311Harrow LodgeHarrow Lodge parkrun # 19626 Nov 16
parkrun19:1251Harrow LodgeHarrow Lodge parkrun # 18510 Sep 16
6KXC24:58132Parliament HillSouth of England Championships30 Jan 16
8KXC32:05418HorseheathEssex League19 Nov 16
8.1KXC26:327518ChelmsfordEssex League29 Oct 16
ZXC21:169ColchesterEssex League7 Feb 16
ZXC22:3128ClayburyEssex County Championships9 Jan 16
ZXC29:2421ChingfordEssex League2 Jan 16
ZXC31:485315ThurrockEssex League8 Oct 16
2015 U17 Havering
8002:24.93BWareEastern Young Athletes' League14 Jun 15
8002:25.35SouthendSouthend-on-Sea AC Open31 Aug 15
8002:27.06BBedfordEastern Young Athletes' League Final6 Sep 15
8002:30.85HornchurchHavering Spring Warm Up Open29 Mar 15
15004:49.4743WoodfordWoodford Green Open7 Jul 15
15004:50.82BGraysEastern Young Athletes' League19 Apr 15
15004:55.62BLutonEastern Young Athletes' League2 Aug 15
15004:56.54AWareEastern Young Athletes' League14 Jun 15
15004:58.01HornchurchHavering Club Championships13 Sep 15
15005:01.15AChelmsfordUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South North/East 116 May 15
15005:03.375BBedfordEastern Young Athletes' League Final6 Sep 15
15005:05.36ABury St. EdmundsEastern Young Athletes' League12 Jul 15
15005:06.47HornchurchHavering Spring Warm Up Open29 Mar 15
300010:38.563AMile EndUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South North/East 128 Jun 15
300010:41.22SouthendSouthend-on-Sea AC Open31 Aug 15
LJ4.294HornchurchHavering Club Championships13 Sep 15
TJ8.731nsLutonEastern Young Athletes' League2 Aug 15
3M17:46153LondonVirgin London Mini Marathon26 Apr 15
6KXC27:23252Parliament HillECCA Saucony English National Championships21 Feb 15
ZXC21:0413ColchesterEssex League31 Jan 15
ZXC23:5833WoodfordEssex County Championships3 Jan 15
ZXC25:4726HorseheathEssex League14 Nov 15
ZXC26:0525HockleyEssex League31 Oct 15
ZXC30:1820ChingfordEssex League10 Jan 15
ZXC33:1133One Tree HillEssex League10 Oct 15
2014 U17 Havering
40071.16HornchurchHavering Spring Warm Up Meeting30 Mar 14
8002:27.83nsCambridgeEastern Young Athletes' League13 Jul 14
8002:30.2872Mile EndMile End Open 20144 Aug 14
8002:32.73nsHemel HempsteadEastern Young Athletes' League15 Jun 14
8002:32.7193WoodfordWoodford Green Open8 Jul 14
8002:42.13HornchurchHavering Spring Warm Up Meeting30 Mar 14
15005:01.82BWalthamstowUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division Southern North 127 Jul 14
15005:04.142BElthamUK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division Southern North 129 Jun 14
15005:08.94BSandyEastern Young Athletes' League3 Aug 14
15005:11.63nsCambridgeEastern Young Athletes' League13 Jul 14
15005:13.5173WoodfordWoodford Green Open10 Jun 14
15005:21.23HornchurchHavering AC Club Championships14 Sep 14
15005:22.36BBasildonEastern Young Athletes' League Top 6 Final7 Sep 14
LJ3.874HornchurchHavering AC Club Championships14 Sep 14
DT1.5K6.305BSandyEastern Young Athletes' League3 Aug 14
4.5KXC20:18214Parliament HillSouthern Championships25 Jan 14
ZXC17:0429SouthendEssex League11 Jan 14
ZXC18:1126ChingfordEssex League8 Feb 14
ZXC22:0836BraintreeEssex League6 Dec 14
ZXC24:1235ChelmsfordEssex League15 Nov 14
2013 U15 Havering
8002:39.26HornchurchHavering Mayesbrook Club Championships15 Sep 13
8002:46.08nsStevenageEastern Young Athletes' League19 May 13
8002:55.51nsGraysEastern Young Athletes' League14 Apr 13
ZXC17:4950BraintreeEssex League19 Oct 13
ZXC18:5940BasildonEssex League16 Nov 13
2012 U15 Havering
8002:57.09HornchurchHavering Mayesbrook Spring Warm-Up1 Apr 12
8003:03.31nsLee ValleyEastern Young Athletes' League10 Jun 12
2011 U13 Havering
10018.018nsSt. AlbansEastern Young Athletes' League3 Jul 11
20037.412nsSt. AlbansEastern Young Athletes' League3 Jul 11
Total Performances: 146
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