September & October 2002

Matt profits as Bradley goes off course

Matthew Watkins took the individual honours in the u13 event at today's Essex Cross Country League after team mate Bradley Tungatt went badly off course with 200m left when in the lead and coasting to another win - he recovered too late & jogged home in 23rd. Twin brother Scott Tungatt took the runners-up spot as the u13 boys team won again. In the senior women's race Laurie Cossey went one better than last time to finish second and with four finishers in the top 13 the team were hopeful of the team prize. Solid results from the u17 boys quartet of Andrew Meech (6th), Joe Golding (7th), Rob Howe (10th) and Daryl Rogers (14th) won the team prize in this age group. added 26/10/02 & 27/10/02  

A number of the club’s young athletes experienced a frustrating weekend and long wasted journeys when Sunday’s gales and severe weather led to the cancellation on safety grounds of the National Young Athletes Road Relays which were due to take place at Sutton Park, Birmingham. added 27/10/02

Matthew Watkins (seen here in track action) took the u13 honours in the second Essex League fixture when leader Bradley Tungatt went off course late on.

Four ranked in U20 Ladies lists

Four club athletes have made the national under 20 ladies top 20 rankings for the summer 2002 season, published this week. Despite a season severely curtailed by injury junior international Faye Fullerton is ranked in three middle distance events. Faye's 1500m season's best of 4m 24.76 secs ranked her 7th, her 2m 9.00 secs 800m best placed her 11th, while her 3000m time of 9m 54.5 secs also made the top 20. Southern Champion and English schools' medallist Lauren Deadman's 1500m PB of 4m 28.3 secs ranked her in 13th. In the field events Sarah Deacon's record breaking season of hammer throwing was reflected in her 11th place hammer ranking with her club best of 42.91m. The fourth club member to feature was Mel Harrison who squeezed into the u20 discus top 20 while still in the u17 age group, with her English Schools medal winning performance of 38.04m. added 26/10/02   

Faye Fullerton leads Lauren Deadman in the Essex Championships last May

Strong start in Essex XC League

The club look set for another good year in the Essex Cross Country League after a strong start in the opening fixture at Basildon today. There were individual wins for Katie Richardson (U15 girls), Sara Luck (U17 girls) and Bradley Tungatt, who beat twin brother Scott into second place in the U13 boys race. Third places were earned by Laurie Cossey (senior women) and Hayley Thomas (u13 girls) Team victories went to both u13 boys and girls teams, while the u15 girls and both u17 teams placed second. & pics added 12/10/02 & 13/10/02   

Katie Richardson on way to U15 win

Southern League men's team stay up

The Southern Men's League team manager Peter Estcourt this week received the welcome news that the team will not after all be relegated from the League's Division 3. The team had finished 19th in the 25 team division and had been surprised to learn after the final fixture in August that six teams, rather than the five expected, faced the drop, which meant that the team would have to compete in Division 4 in summer 2003. The league apparently had done this so that equal numbers could be promoted from each of the two fourth divisions but Peter Estcourt lodged an appeal, as the league rules only mentioned that five teams should be relegated. After reconsidering the position the League Secretary this week confirmed that the team would after all retain Division 3 status, subject to steps underway for a possible restructuring of the divisional structure. added 5/10/02  

Southern League regular Rob Warner


SEAA Road relays get winter season running

The senior men fielded two full teams in the Southern Road Six Stage Relay for the first time for many years, with the welcome return to action of club 800m & 1500m record holder Des English. Nearly everyone produced a personal best time for the course with the returning English and Gavin Maley both running under 20 minutes. The senior women’s four-stage team also performed well, although outside the top 20. Laurie Cossey carved over a minute off her best time and she was supported well by Faye Powell, and veterans Lesley Felton and Ruth O’Sullivan. The under 15 girls trio of Vicky Smith, Katie Richardson and Lauren Clark were best placed in seventh, while the under 13 girls team of Amie Adams, Claire Robinson and Ingrid Deane came home in eighth.  The under 17 girls team of Carmel Munson, Natalie Adams and Ria Lyons ended up 11th. The under 15 boys – Ashley Reece, Christian Newton and Martyn Chambers were unable to complete a team, due to the injury of Ross Clarke.   added 29/9/02  

Gavin Maley

Three PBs for Sara Luck in AAAs Heptathlon

Sara Luck closed in on Kate Brewington’s club under 17 heptathlon record as she set three individual PBs on her way to a promising 7th place in the AAAs championship event at Stoke on Saturday and Sunday.  Sara’s 3924 point tally was a 106 point improvement on her previous score and brought her within 54 points of the club record total of 3977.Results: 80m H - 12.97 secs; High Jump - 1.50m; Shot putt - 6.67m (PB); 200m - 27.26secs;  Long Jump - 4.37m (PB); Javelin - 24.54m (PB); 800m - 2m 18.02.  Lisa Schofield was also in multi-events action at the weekend. Competing in the Essex, Herts & Bucks under 15 pentathlon event at Watford the Hornchurch 13 year old claimed three PBs on her way to sixth place (out of 18), adding over 100 points to her previous best score. Results: 75m hurdles: 12.54 (PB); Long Jump – 4.50m; Shot: 6.58m (PB); High Jump – 1.31m; 800m – 2m 52.34 (PB). Points – 2204 points.  added 29/9/02  

Sara Luck

Gold for Scott in School Multis

Scott Keating won gold as a member of the winning Essex Schools team in the English Schools Multi Events Championships held at Derby at the weekend. The Campion student notched up the second best octathlon points tally by a Havering Mayesbrook under 17 boy as he recorded 4104 points, 169 points short of Dean Tompkins club best set in 1989. (Long Jump: 5.95; Discus: 29.37; Javelin:17.67; 400m: 55.19; 100m hurdles: 15.11; high jump: 1.80m; shot: 9.68m: 1500m: 4:57.61). At the same competition Alex Winch placed a creditable seventh in Essex colours in the junior girls' 3000m walk event in 18m 42.54 secs.    added 24/9/02  

Scott Keating

Essex Relay medals galore

Seven medals, three gold, two silvers and two bronzes, were the reward for a good afternoon's work at the Essex Young Athletes relay championships at Chelmsford on Saturday.  In the U13 girls 3x800m champs Ingrid Deane came from behind to win gold after good opening legs from Amie Adams & Hayley Thomas. The U15 girls 4x100m relay quartet of Chloe van Wulven, Lucy Sargent, Helen McDonnell and Christian Kalejaiye came home in front in 51.4 secs. In the under 17s 3x800m there was a one-two for club teams as Caroline Smith, Ria Lyons and Sara Luck romped to gold, with Natalie Adams, Carmel Munson and Lynsey Clark claiming silver. Silver medals also went to the u17 4x100m quartet of Claire Sargent, Nicola Schofield, Sara Luck & Laura Jones) in a fast 51.2. Bronze medals were won by the under 13 boys 3x800m trio of Paul Adair, Scott & Bradley Tungatt, with the u15 squad of Ashley Reece, Martyn Chambers & Ross Clarke also placing third.   added 22/9/02  

Ingrid Deane - anchored U13 winners

Eastern Young Team fourth in final

Despite age group wins from the under 15 and under 17 girls Havering Mayesbrook ended up back in fourth in the end of season Eastern Young Athletes Final at Bedford on Sunday as Milton Keynes finished well clear of Basildon and Stevenage. Mel Harrison and Caroline Smith notched win doubles for the under 17 girls, as did Natasha White in the under 13s.  added 17/9/02  

Mark Connelly - high jump win

Kirsty record - junior ladies seventh in National final

There were six medals, just one gold, and a new club u17 triple jump record for Kirsty Smith as a young Ladies Junior Team placed seventh against strong opposition in the NJAL Final at Derby on Sunday. Kirsty Smith improved her own club under 17 triple jump record three times, finishing with a 10.93m leap, while Lynsey Clark's opening 10.02m effort won her third place and a bronze medal. As predicted Mel Harrison and Sarah Deacon brought home medals, with both taking podium places in hammer and discus. Sarah's 42.26m throw brought her hammer bronze, while Mel took B string gold. In the discus each won silver. Sara Luck picked up the only track medal as she returned to form to come home third in the 800m and she clocked a new 400m PB of 60.10 secs. New personal bests were also achieved by 400m hurdles pairing of Nicola Schofield (69.98 secs - 6th) and Nina Brennan (73.99 secs - 4th). added 9/9/02  

Kirsty Smith - club u17 record


Sixth place for girls in National final

Havering Mayesbrook’s Under 17 girls team brought back a 19 medal haul, 10 of them gold, from the National Young Athletes’ Final at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Sunday.  Mel Harrison & Lynsey Clark struck u17 discus double gold, and Claire Sargent (80m hurdles) and Sara Luck (B high jump) also took gold. Three u15 golds came from Megan Foley & Katie Richardson's 1500m double and Chloe van Wulven's stunning high jump win in a club record of 1.60m. Natasha White was an impressive double sprint winner in the u13 75m & 150m and Bethan Siddons was equal first in the high jump. The team’s sixth place finish was one place better than their debut placing on the national stage in the same event last year. added 2/9/02  

Chloe van Wulven - club record



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