December 2000

Debbie & Kate in National Rankings

Havering Mayesbrook’s Debbie Sullivan and Kate Brewington have been ranked in the senior ladies top 50 lists for the summer 2000 track and field season. Middle distance star Debbie shows a tremendous range of performances, ranking in four track events, placing eight in the 10,000m, 17th in the 5,000m and also makes the top 50 in the 3,000m and the 800m. Kate appears in three lists. Her highest placing is in the Heptathlon with her England international debut performance ranking her fifth in the under 20s and 19th in the seniors. Her 100m hurdles club best ranked her seventh U20 and 32nd senior, while her long jump performance ranked as 12th junior and inside the national senior top 50. Only Stuart Wells, who has now left the club, appears in the men's rankings, ranking 13th in the long jump. (added 28/12/00) 

Kate Brewington

Kate Brewington - ranked in Long Jump, Heptathlon & 100m hurdles


Four Girls' & One Vets' Golds at Essex YA & Vets XC Champs

Havering Mayesbrook’s under 13 and 15 girls’ teams swept aside the opposition to win both of the team and individual titles at the Essex Young Athletes Cross Country Championships at Chelmsford on Saturday, with Megan Foley and Sara Luck winning their respective races.  And the boys’ teams did not go away empty handed as there were bronze team medals for the under 13 boys. There were medals too in the veterans county events as Tim Pailthorpe gained individual gold in the M60 category and Lesley Felton gained a women's bronze. (added 17/12/00)

Megan Foley

Megan Foley won individual Essex U13 gold on Saturday  

National Road Gold for Veteran Len

Havering Mayesbrook’s veteran runner Len Parrott ran superbly to become the national champion for his age group, winning the British Veterans' (BVAF)10 mile road championship for the M65 category at Brockwell Park, Herne Hill recently. (added 17/12/00) 

Three Boys in U13 rankings- two miss out
Not to be outdone by their female colleagues, three HMAC under 13 boys made it into the top 20 rankings, published this week. And two more should have been ranked but were omitted. 

Essex Schools sprint champion James Gregory is ranked in both 100m and 200m, placing 15th in the shorter sprint and  two places lower in the 200m event. Two club athletes make it into the 80m hurdles lists with Dean Shirley in 17th and Andrew Luck ranked 19th. Unluckiest athletes were Peter Tyler and Christian Newton whose 400m times would have placed them 11th, had they come to the compiler's attention. (added 8/12/00)



Funding Success for Young Athletes

Havering Mayesbrook Athletic Club has been successful in attracting £6,550 from The Jack Petchey Foundation. 

The funding is in respect of two ‘Achievement Awards’ and one ‘Leader’s Award’. The areas in which the money will be used include 

  • assistance towards defraying the substantial costs of coach transport during the 2001 track and field season; 

  • replacement of old trophies; 

  • costs of re-accreditation for the Club’s coaches in line with UK Athletics’ policy; and 

  • costs of organising special one-day workshops for young athletes next year.

Club Chairman Doug Tierney commented that ‘this money is the first significant funding that the Club has received for some years and we are extremely grateful to The Jack Petchey Foundation for their generosity’. (added 4/12/00)

Jack Petchey was born and brought up in the East End of London and has become one of the country's most successful businessmen. The Foundation’s award scheme is run through clubs, schools and community groups in East London and West Essex and the awards are aimed, in the main, at young people between the ages of 11 and 24.

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Awards Evening - Night of the Stars

Havering Mayesbrook Athletic Club’s track and field award winners for the 2000 season received their trophies during the Club’s annual presentation disco on Saturday evening. Club President Trevor Wells presented the trophies and the award winners were introduced by Chairman Doug Tierney who paid tribute to the excellent work of the Club’s coaches and team managers. (added 4/12/00)




Sara Luck wins ESAA XC Cup for third time
Sara Luck, made it a trio of victories in the competition as she won the English Schools Cross Country Cup competition for the third consecutive year at Tadcaster, Yorkshire yesterday. (added 3/12/00)


Sara Luck (ESAA Cup) courtesy of Joe Lee Computing & English Schools AA website

Photo of Sara Luck courtesy of Joe Lee Computing & English Schools AA website


Danielle and Nicola set the pace
A sub-10 seconds clocking for 60m hurdles by Danielle Ross (see right), making her indoor debut, and a fast 60m sprint by Nicola Schofield were the highlights as a foursome of HMAC young ladies competed in the first round of the Indoor Sprints and Hurdles Series at Crystal Palace on Saturday. (added 3/12/00)   

Danielle Ross


Ladies Dominate Essex League Again
Havering Mayesbrook Ladies' teams dominated the third round home Essex Cross Country League fixture at Stubbers on Saturday, just as they had in the first two rounds of the five race series. (added 3/12/00)   


Three in U13 girls' rankings- Megan, Emma top
Tiny middle distance star Megan Foley and long jumper Emma Bonny both topped their respective events in the Girls' Under 13 rankings, published this week. Megan was the fastest nationwide with her 3m 49.1 secs 1200m clocking, 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. Emma's 4.92m leap was 11 cms better than any other u13 girl. Her school companion hurdler Chloe Van Wulven completed the HMAC trio in the rankings, making the top 20 rankings for the 70m hurdles at number 17 with her 11.9 secs clocking, the second best ever by a club athlete.  (added 30/11/00)

Chloe Van Wulven

Chloe Van Wulven, joined Megan Foley & Emma Bonny in the Under 13 Girls' rankings .


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