November & December 2001

Kate, Debbie, Faye in Senior Top-50 Lists
Kate Brewington, Debbie Sullivan and junior Faye Fullerton all appear in the Senior Women's top-50 rankings, published last week. Kate's club record Heptathlon performance of 4969 points placed her in an excellent 10th position, in her first year in the senior age group. She also ranks in the 100m hurdles (14.20 secs - 22nd) and long jump (5.87m - 24th). Versatile middle distance international Debbie Sullivan also ranks in three lists. She is highest placed in the 5000m where she ranks 17th with 16m 18.62 secs, and also ranks 22nd in the 1500m (4m 22.72 secs) and 31st in the 3000m with 9m 35.3 secs. Under 20 international Faye Fullerton, who ranked highly in her own age rankings, also made her mark in the senior lists ranking 23rd in the 1500m, 44th in the 800m and squeezing into the 3000m list at 50th. No HMAC men made the top 50. added 26/12/01

Kate Brewington - jumps up rankings

Big grant for Hornchurch resurfacing announced
Club Secretary Jean Tierney announced at the meeting of the Club's Finance & General Purposes Committee on Friday 22 December, that the London Marathon Trust has awarded the Club a grant of £75,000 towards the costs of the Hornchurch Stadium refurbishment project. This is one of the largest awards ever made by the Trust and, together with the £150,000 from Cleanaway Havering and the NHS Trust money (via the local authority), makes a significant dent in the match funding requirement.  More news will appear in the next issue of TrackChat. added 22/12/01

Hornchurch Stadium - back on track?

Club Young Athletes in National Rankings

Helen McDonnell was highest ranked of the many HMAC young athletes who appeared in the recently-published national event rankings. Her club under 13 high jump record of 1.53m, achieved at the Essex Schools Championships, was also the best performance nationally. Other top-five rankings went to Ashley Reece (2nd - u13 boys 1500m), Faye Fullerton (u20 - 3rd 1500m), Sara Luck (u15 -5th 800m), and Steven Prady (5th - u17 high jump) while Lynsey Clark (u15 discus), Ross Clarke (u13 800m)  Andrew Bartlett (u15 100m & 200m), and Scott Keating (u15 High Jump and Long Jump) also made the top ten.  added 15/12/01

Helen McDonnell

(photo: Keiran Galvin - Essex Courier)

Top Ten Placings in Southern Inter-Counties

Lauren Deadman was highest placed of the club athletes in action for Essex yesterday at the South of England Inter Counties Cross Country event at Bury St Edmunds, placing an excellent third in the U20 race. Sara Luck (9th) and Megan Foley (11th) placed well in the Essex team which placed second in the U15 competition, with Robyn Matson also in action. In the U13 girls event Katie Richardson was a good 10th,with Lauren Clark in 33rd, as the Essex team placed fifth. added 9/12/01

On Saturday Lesley Felton in fifth was best placed of the HMAC ladies team competing in the Essex veterans championships on a tough , muddy Claybury course. Ruth O'Sullivan (25th), Linda Smith (31st) and Dawn Hawes (34th) completing the team which just missed medals, ending up 4th.

Lauren Deadman

Sara Luck Third in Schools Cup Final

Sara Luck placed third in the English Schools Cup final on Saturday over a hilly but muddy course in beautiful surroundings at Stowe School, Buckinghamshire. She was therefore unable to retain either her Intermediate Girls' title or her unique unbeaten record in the ESAA cup competition. She had to give second best to Sarah Drury of Verdin High School and Stephanie Wilson of Beaconsfield School but led her Brentwood Ursuline team, which included club members Kayleigh Brown in 47th and Charlotte Wood (58th) to 6th team place out of 24 schools. The Campion Intermediate boys - all club members - found the going hard and ended up 22nd, with Aaron Churchouse 56th, Paul Andrews 75th, Andrew Luck 79th and Chris Driscoll 80th. All are young enough to run next year.   added 2/12/01

Sara Luck (centre in yellow) - picture: ESAA/Joe Lee

Annual Track & Field Awards 2001

Havering Mayesbrook held their annual track and field presentations at Duke's Hall, Romford on Friday. The awards came at the end of an exceptional season for the Club including the teams reaching the McDonald’s Girls' and Junior Women's National Finals and the Senior Women securing a place in the UK Women’s League. Many individual performances of note throughout the season brought rewards and U23 International Kate Brewington won both Best Performance and top field event awards for senior women.  added 2/12/01

Kate Brewington - 2 senior awards

Home success in Essex XC League

Havering Mayesbrook exploited home advantage with an impressive series of successes in the third round of the Essex League in muddy conditions at Stubbers, Upminster today.  Four individual and four team victories continued the club's strong showing in the league. Katie Richardson led the u13 girls to victory, Ashley Reece and Ross Clarke made it a one-two to win the boys' u13 event, while there were 3 in the first 4 as Charlotte Watkins won again with Megan Foley 2nd and Robyn Matson 4th. Debbie Sullivan was unpressed in winning the senior women's race. An unexpected team win came in the U17 boys race through good packing.    added 1/12/01

Katie Richardson

Faye Bounces Back in Belgium

Faye Fullerton bounced back from the disappointment of her below-par effort in the Reebok Challenge at Margate the previous week when she returned to form in Belgium. Running for the South of England in the Roeslaere cross country event which also served as the trials for the Belgian team for the European championships Faye finished superbly to place second, ahead of the England team runners, all of whom had beaten her in recent events.  added 26/11/01

Faye Fullerton

London Borough Champs: Havering  Third, Ashley wins for Barking

The Havering Borough team placed third overall in the London Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill yesterday. Club member Ashley Reece running in the colours of Barking & Dagenham won individual gold in the u13 boys' event. The U15 Havering girls won the team prize, led by Megan Foley 3rd and Charlotte Watkins one place back, with Robyn Matson in 7th for Barking & Dagenham. Both Havering U13 teams were runners-up with Matthew Watkins third, behind Ashley Reece's victory in the boys' race, while Lauren Clark was second in the girls' event.   added 25 & 26/11/01

Ashley Reece - London U13 Champ

Margate pace too hot for ladies

The third round of the Reebok Challenge Cross Country series at Margate on Sunday produced top quality races as Britain's best battled for places in the European Championships team. But both Debbie Sullivan and Faye Fullerton finished off the pace and missed out on selection. In the senior event won by Liz Yelling from her sister-in-law Hayley Yelling, Sullivan was disappointed to finish 18th. Faye Fullerton competing in the under 20 event also found the going tough, placing 23rd in a field of 163, with teammate Lauren Deadman back in 62nd.   Robyn Matson was the only other club athlete in action placing a good 25th in the under 15 competition.  added 19/11/01

Debbie Sullivan

Essex Champs dates and venues agreed

Basildon will play host to the main Essex Championships in 2002 (Days two & three) on the weekend of 11th and 12th of May. And the Day One events, which include mainly events for young athletes, will be held on Monday 6th May at Southend. The Essex Relays Champs will be at Chelmsford on 21st September. 

The Provisional summer 2002 fixture list now includes dates & venues for Men's British League, UK Women's League and Men's and Women's Junior League and dates of the National Young Athletes Boys and Girls Leagues, and Men's and Women's Southern Leagues. Eastern YAL dates and venues are awaited. Click here for details

As the Mayesbrook Park track will be out of action for meetings the annual pre-season Winter warm Up meetings are likely to be field events only.  added 17/11/01

Action from last season's Essex Champs 

(Nicola Schofield left & Caroline Smith right)

 

Sara Luck sets up ESAA Cup title defence

Club athletes were well to the fore in the Regional final of the English Schools Cup competition at Mill Hill on Saturday (10th). Sara Luck, competing for her school Brentwood Ursuline, started the defence of her ESAA Cup Intermediate Girls' title with a good win, ahead of club mates Charlotte Watkins (running for Coopers - 2nd) and Robyn Matson (Barking Abbey - 3rd). The Ursuline team, which also included Charlotte Wood (13th) and Kayleigh Brown (21st), finished second overall and so qualified for the National final at Stowe School on Saturday 1 December. They will be joined in the finals by the Campion Intermediate Boys' team, made up totally of club members: Andrew Luck (7th), Danny Skelt (10th), Paul Andrews (12th), Aaron Churchouse (14th), Chris Driscoll and David Nefs, which also came second. Matthew Watkins (Coopers) placed second in the junior boys event. added 13/11/01

Sara Luck winning ESAA Cup last year 

(photo: ESAA/Joe Lee Computing)

 

Juniors sixth in Mansfield National XC relay

The Havering Mayesbrook under 20 trio of Helen Biscoe, Lauren Deadman and Faye Fullerton placed sixth in the National Cross Country Relays at Mansfield yesterday. Loughborough student Helen Biscoe came home 16th on the opening leg with her 10m 07 secs effort handing over to Lauren Deadman, in her first race of the winter after a knee injury. Lauren's 9:29 leg clawed back seven places to finish her stage in 9th. Faye Fullerton ran a storming anchor leg in 8:51, the eight fastest of the race, to overhaul three more teams bringing the team home in a creditable sixth place in this national event. added 11/11/01

Lauren Deadman, Helen Biscoe & Faye Fullerton

Essex League: Seven wins 

Havering Mayesbrook notched up four individual and three team wins in the second round of the Essex League at Basildon today. Debbie Sullivan led home the senior ladies to a team victory, as Laurie Cossey and Hayley Hawes also made the top ten. Katie Richardson and Lauren Clark made it a one-two as the u13 girls claimed the team prize, as did the u15 girls, where Charlotte Watkins was the individual winner, with Megan Foley and Robyn Matson fourth and fifth. Ashley Roberts and Matthew Watkins came home first and second in the under 13 boys event, with the team placing second, one place better than the u15 boys.    added 3/11/01

Faye Fullerton placed 6th in the Reebok Challenge U20 race at Birmingham today.

Debbie Sullivan

 

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