Hot News! - April 2000

Victory for Ladies Southern League Team

The HMAC Ladies Southern League Division 2 Team's hopes of promotion were boosted by a good victory in the opening fixture at Woking on Saturday 29th April. Despite several gaps due to holidays and illness the ladies team came through strongly, particularly in the middle distance events, to win with a 209 points total, some 25 points clear of hosts Woking, with Newquay & Par, Walton, and Essex rivals Ilford bringing up the rear. (added 29/4/00 & amended 3/5/00) Report and results

London Mini Marathon Results

Faye Fullerton was a clear winner of the girls' age 15-17 category in the Times Mini Marathon on 16 April, coming home 42 seconds clear of Hillingdon's Jill Christie. Still aged only 15, Faye has two more chances to win this age category of the annual event, to add to her previous titles in the younger age groups. She was well supported by her Havering team mates Helen Biscoe in fourth and Lydia Comley seventh. In the girls' age 13-14 event sprinter Nicola Schofield was first Havering runner home in 18th, just in front of Caroline Smith (20th) with Lynsey Clark placing 30th. In the girls' age 11-12 race Charlotte Watkins was an excellent third while in the equivalent age group race for boys Andrew Luck came in 13th. (added 24/4/00)

Essex Sports Hall teams strike gold

The excellent Essex tradition in the National Sports Hall event continued with victories for the Under 13 Girls, aided by seven club athletes, and the Boys' Under 15s, with two HMAC lads in contention. Sara Luck was a clear individual winner in the six lap event, with Megan Foley 5th. Katie O'Sullivan's High Jump PB of 1.45m placed her 4th, as did Caroline Smith's 9.66m Shot effort and Danielle Ross's vertical jump of 57 cm. Lynsey Clark and Sara Luck combined for a win in the Parlaaf relay. Nicola Schofield placed 7th in the 2 lap race. In the Boys U15s Bob Thanda and Peter Phillips competed in the winning team, with their best result being Thanda's 4 lap fifth place, while Terry O'Leary, HMAC's representative in the U13 boys team which placed fourth, was an excellent 2nd in the six lap event and fourth in the shot. Sports Hall web site (added 10/4/00)

Ladies Alpha Victory at Enfield

Fred Gamester's debut as team manager was marked by a superb victory in the Alpha Beta Trophy at Enfield on Saturday 8 April by the combined ladies senior and under 17 teams. Results (added 10/4/00)

International Seoul-mates for Debbie Sullivan

Debbie Sullivan has headed eastwards to Korea as part of the British team competing in the Eikiden International Women's relay in Seoul this Sunday, 9 April. She joins team-mates Amy Waterlow (Sale), Diane Henaghan (Morpeth), Jenny Brown (Bournemouth), Sharon Dixon (Parkside), Davina Manship-Jones (Coventry) and Barrow athlete Louise Kelly. (added 6/4/00)

Ten youngsters compete in National Sports Hall Final

Seven Havering Mayesbrook girls are among ten club athletes who travel to the National Indoor Arena with the Essex team this Sunday, 9 April to compete in the CGU National Sports Hall Grand Final. The talented HMAC girls make up 7/12ths of the Essex U13 team aiming to retain the Ron Pickering Memorial Trophy. They are: Katie O'Sullivan (High Jump & circuit relay); Caroline Smith (shot & circuit relay); Lynsey Clark (standing triple jump & relay); Nicola Schofield (2 lap & standing triple jump); Danielle Ross (vertical jump & two lap race); Megan Foley (six lap race & paarlauf); and Sara Luck (six lap race & high jump).

Bob Thanda and Peter Phillip compete in the U15 boys Essex team. Thanda, who goes in the four lap race and standing triple jump, is a strong contender for the All Rounder Award, while team mate Phillip will show well in the standing long jump and two play event. In the U13 boys team Terry O'Leary will be a contender in the six laps race and shot.(added 5/4/00)

International runners up spot for Faye Fullerton

Faye Fullerton placed second for the English Schools U17 team in the Home International Schools Cross Country race at Irvine, Scotland on Saturday. Team mate Courtney Birch, who has been unbeatable on the country this winter, was again the victor but Faye pushed her all the way and kept the Millfield student to a one second winning margin as England closed in with the first six home. Results (added 3/4/00)