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) 

Kate Brewington

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) 

Caroline Smith

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
Megan 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.

(added 20/2/01) 

Megan Foley

Megan Foley

GB Vest for Kate Brewington
Kate Brewington has been selected to compete for Great Britain Under 23s 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.

(added 20/2/01) 

Kate Brewington (Long Jump 16/7/00)

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 finished eighth.  

(added 17/2/01) 

Sara Luck wins ESAA Cup (Dec 00)

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)  

Hornchurch Stadium - back straight & cage

Hornchurch Stadium

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 )  

Link to full report - Inter Counties/Trial

Faye Fullerton

Faye Fullerton

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)   

Nicola Schofield

Nicola Schofield

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 - ESAA Cup

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)  

Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith

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

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

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) 

   

Caroline Smith

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
Kate 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. (added 7/1/01) 

 

Kate Brewington with  Euan Thomas

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

Debbie Sullivan - Essex senior ladies' champion

 

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