January & February 2001
|PB for Kate Brewington on GB Debut|
Kate Brewington improved her PB and club indoor pentathlon best in her
Great Britain debut on Sunday. Competing for GB U23s in the Indoor
combined events international against France and Germany at
Nogent-sur-Oise, France Kate added 64 points to her previous best score,
finishing tenth with 3441 points.
Results: 60m Hurdles - 9.06; HJ - 1.62m; SP - 9.29m; LJ - 5.57m; and 800m - 2m 39.21s) (added 26/2/01)
|AAAs Final Places for Caroline Smith & Steven Prady|
Caroline Smith (pictured right) placed fifth in the Under 15 800m
final in the AAAs Indoor Championships at Birmingham yesterday (Sat.). She
qualified from her heat with a new indoor best of 2m 25.95 secs run but was unable to
repeat this time in the final later the same afternoon.
Steven Prady went one place better with his fourth placing in the under 17 men's High Jump. His 1.89m clearance added 4 cm to his previous best and took him to fourth on the club all-time list.
In the Under 15 200m Nicola Schofield was a whisker away from a final place. After clocking an all-time PB of 26.57 secs in her heat Nicola was edged into fourth in her semi-final, just one-hundredth of a second away from a final qualification. In the 60m on Sunday Nicola failed to progress beyond the heats (8.42s), a fate shared by Danielle Ross in the 60m (8.70s = PB) and 60m hurdles (10.23s). Mark Gardiner was outside the final eight with his 5.73m leap in the under 17 Men's long jump. (amended 28/2/01)
|National Cross Country: Gold, Silver, Bronze for Girls|
A Gold Medal for Faye Fullerton in the Under 17 event capped one of the most successful days for years at the National Cross Country Championships at Maiden Castle, County Durham today. In the Under 13 girls race there were individual and team medals as Megan Foley placed third, backed up by a superb run from Charlotte Watkins in fifth, with Robyn Matson (52nd) and Lauren Clark (73rd) earning the team silver. Sara Luck just missed out on a medal, placing fourth in the Under15 race, while Debbie Sullivan was seventh in the senior women's competition. (added 24/2/01)
Faye Fullerton - National XC Gold
|Havering Sports Council Title for Megan Foley|
Foley was crowned Junior Female Sports Competitor in the Havering Sports
Council annual awards on Monday night.
Sanders Draper pupil Megan, 12 from Hornchurch, had an outstanding summer season in the under 13 category ranking top in the 1200m clocking, with the second fastest all-time run, and backed this up with a second placed ranking in the 1500m, third place in the 800m and fourth place in the 600m. She looks like following in the footsteps of her proud mum, the former GB International 800m runner Lesley Kiernan.
In the senior category Kate Brewington (see item below) was runner up, as was the club itself in the team competition.
|GB Vest for Kate Brewington|
Brewington has been selected to compete for Great Britain Under 23’s in
the multi-events international in France this weekend (24/25 February).
Less than six months after receiving her first international
honours for England Under 20s in Ireland in September the talented
19-year-old all-rounder earns her first Great Britain honours. She
joins Fiona Harrison (Barnsley) and Laura Curtis (Birmingham University)
in the three strong under 23 team of multi-eventers.
Kate Brewington in long jump action last summer
|Last Essex League Fixtures confirms' Ladies' success|
|One-two-three for Megan Foley, Charlotte Watkins & Robyn Matson in the under 13 girls' race - and equivalent placings in the league standings were the highlights of the fifth and final Essex Cross Country League fixtures at Thurrock on Sunday. (added 20/2/01)||
|Schools Inter Counties win for Sara Luck|
Sara Luck (pictured right) was victorious for Essex Schools Junior
Girls in the Inter Counties fixture at Tunbridge Wells today, while Charlotte Watkins
placed an excellent sixth. In the senior girls' race Lauren Deadman
|New Hope for Hornchurch Stadium?|
|The long overdue refurbishment of the rundown Hornchurch Stadium crept a step closer on Wednesday (14th) when Havering Council's Strategic Policy Committee agreed arrangements for a special team of senior Council officers to work with consultants KPMG on a series of leisure projects, including Hornchurch Stadium. (added 17/2/01)||
|Faye fourth - Picked for World XC - Debbie Reserve|
|A fantastic fourth place run from Faye Fullerton in the Inter Counties Under 20 Championships race at Nottingham on Saturday brought her selection for the World Cross Country Championships in Dublin on 24-25 March. But there was disappointment for Debbie Sullivan as her sixth place in the senior event was only good enough for a reserve spot as the first five home, plus absentee Paula Radcliffe got the selectors' call.. (added 10/2/01 & amended 12/2/01 )||
|Palace Grand Prix Double for Nicola and Danielle|
|Nicola Schofield and Danielle Ross picked up the Grand Prix Awards for their overall performances in the three round Under 15 Indoor Sprints and Hurdles Series which came to a conclusion at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Schofield equalled her 60m sprint best for the day's fastest time to clinch the sprint award while Ross matched her previous best time to clinch the hurdles award. . (added 3/2/01)||
|Hurdles PB for Kate Brewington in AAAs Indoor Champs|
|Kate Brewington hurdled to a new 60m indoor personal best of 8.86 secs in the AAAs Indoor Championships at Birmingham on Sunday. This made up for a below-par long jump of 5.22m effort, which placed her 14th. On Saturday in the men's heats there were good times for Phil Sadler, who clocked a good 49.96 secs 400m, and Gavin Maley who recorded 1min 54.64 secs in the 800m event. (added 28/1/01)||
|Sara gold, Faye silver in SEAA XC Champs|
|A gold medal for Sara Luck and runners up spot for Faye Fullerton were the Havering Mayesbrook highlights in the South of England Cross Country Championships at muddy Parliament Hill on Saturday. But Debbie Sullivan was just outside the medals in fourth in the Senior Women's event. (added 27/1/01)||
Sara Luck (right) in cross country action last December
|Caroline Smith wins AAAs Indoor Pentathlon Gold|
Just two weeks after finishing only sixth in the South of England indoor
pentathlon championships, Caroline Smith pulled off a shock win in the
AAAs Under 15 event at Birmingham on Sunday. Smashing her best in the
60m hurdles with a 10.02 secs clocking, for second fastest time of the
day, Caroline scored steadily in the next three events, the long jump,
high jump and shot. Entering the final event the 800m in fifth place, some
300 points adrift from the leader, Caroline blasted away the opposition,
in what is one of her strongest events, for a runaway win over 4 laps of
the indoor circuit to claim the national indoor title by 10 points.
In the equivalent event for seniors Kate Brewington placed a creditable seventh, improving her shot and hurdles bests on the way to a new best points score of 3377. (added 22/1/01)
|Men Silver, Ladies Gold in Essex XC Relays|
|Havering Mayesbrook's Senior Men returned to form to win their first cross country medal for several years with a sparkling silver medal effort in the Essex Cross Country Relays at Hockley on Sunday. And the Women's team overcame a late team change to claim gold, as Debbie Sullivan ran the fastest leg overall. (added 21/1/01)||
Gavin Maley (left above) anchored the men's team to silver
|Sara, Faye win Essex Schools Cross Country|
|The Essex Schools Cross Country Championship races went to form in frozen conditions at Hylands Park, Chelmsford on Saturday as Sara Luck and Faye Fullerton picked up titles. Running in the Junior Girls category Sara won gold in style with club mate Charlotte Watkins claiming bronze as medal hope Megan Foley failed to finish. Robyn Matson ran well to place ninth. In the Senior Girls age group Faye Fullerton and Lauren Deadman were again the top pair, with Lydia Comley in sixth. (added 21/1/01)||
Faye Fullerton (centre) in the 2000 ESAA Champs
|Four in SEAA Indoor action|
|Four HMAC team members were in action at a poorly attended South of England Indoor Championships at Bedford last weekend. High Jumper Steven Prady was runner up in the u17 high jump, clearing 1.80m, while Kate Brewington was also second in the senior ladies 60m hurdles, and third in the long jump (5.37m). Terry O'Leary was busy, competing in under 15 triple jump (2nd), long jump (3rd), and hurdles (3rd heat) while Mark Gardiner completed the quartet with fourth in the u17 men's long jump (5.76m). (added 18/1/01)||
|Danielle and Nicola fastest at the Palace|
|Danielle Ross and Nicola Schofield were the fastest two Under 15 hurdlers in action as the second round of the Indoor Sprints and Hurdles Series took place at Crystal Palace on Saturday. And rapidly improving Caroline Smith (see photo right) was not far behind as she twice smashed her personal best. (added 14/1/01)||
|Ladies Dominate Essex League Again|
|There were no surprises in the fourth of the five race Essex Cross Country League series on Saturday as the domination of Havering Mayesbrook Ladies' teams continued. In contrast to the mud bath conditions at the hilly Claybury course for the Essex Championships the previous week, the Colchester Garrison venue was drier and much firmer underfoot. But this did little to help the opposition as the Havering Mayesbrook ladies again claimed the prizes. (added 14/1/01)||
|Men to Enter National Junior League|
|Following the success of the Havering Mayesbrook Ladies Under 20 ladies team, who have been promoted to the Southern Premier Division of the National Junior League, the club have entered a team in the men's competition for summer 2001. John Deacon has agreed to look after the squad, with support from former boys' under 17 team manager (and club Chairman) Doug Tierney. (added 14/1/01)||
|Indoor Southern Pentathlon Bronze for Kate Brewington|
Brewington stepped up to the senior ranks to win a bronze medal in the
South of England Indoor Pentathlon Championships at Bedford.
Despite some rustiness due to lack of practice in the technical
events – long jump, high jump and shot - Kate showed impressive speed to
win both in the 60m sprint and 60m hurdles in personal best times.
In the under 15 girls event Caroline Smith placed sixth, including
a new best in the 60m sprint. Three
other club members traveled to Birmingham for the Midland Counties Indoor
Open. Phil Sadler and Scott Spencer placed third and fourth respectively
in their 400m heat, while Hannah Gamester gained useful experience in her
first indoor competition in the under 20 ladies sprints.
Kate Brewington (pictured here with Euan Thomas) gained bronze in the South of England Indoor Pentathlon Championships
|Four Essex Gold, Two silver & a bronze for Ladies|
|Two individual golds for Faye Fullerton and Debbie Sullivan and two team golds, backed up by two individual silvers and one bronze, were the remarkable medal haul for Havering Mayesbrook Ladies' teams in the Essex County Cross Country Championships at Claybury on Saturday. (added 6/1/01)||
Debbie Sullivan - Essex senior ladies' champion
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