December 2009


2009 Track and Field Awards

The Club held its annual presentation of Track & Field Awards recently in the AFC Hornchurch clubhouse. Congratulations to all the winners. The full text of Club Chairman Doug Tierney’s speech and photographs can be found at this link



Best Track Performance

Best Field Performance

Team member


Mat Bland

Stuart Tufton

Mark Bishop

Senior Women

Vicky Smith

Zoe Young

Nina Brennan

Senior Men

Luke Stott

Sam Harrison

Arron Bonning

U20 Women

Nicola Hill

Angela James

Lydia St Ange

U20 Men

Andy Lewis


Kieran Nelson

U17 Women

Holly Thomas

Katherine Knight

Shelley Wilson

U17 Men

Jack Edgar-Hill

Bradley Burr

Massi Dendani

U15 Women

Rylie Trott

Deborah Knight

Avril Loynes

U15 Men

Ryan O’Mahoney

Danny Wilson

Finbar Smyth

U13 Girls

Tomi Akingbade

Georgie Taylor

Thiziri Dendani

U13  Boys

Freddy Keefe

Jordan Fox

Alex Law



 Female - U13 to U17                                      Kike Oniwinde

 Male - Male U13 to U17                                 Joshua Olawore

 Female - U2- to Veteran                                 Lucy Sargent

 Male U20 to Veteran                                      Adam McCarthy



 Under 17 Men - 4 x 100m Relay team - Jordan Brown, Terry Hughes, Jack Edgar-Hill - Adam Samuel

 Equalled Club record of 44.7s at Essex County Relays, 12 July 2009



Barking & Dagenham Sports Awards

For the second year in succession, the Club won the Barking & Dagenham ‘Club of the Year’ Award presented on Saturday, November 21st at Castle Green. To add to that success, Lucy Sargent was presented with the ‘Sports Person of the Year’ Award. The Club award was sponsored jointly by the local authority and the Barking & Dagenham Sports Council.


Boxing Day Handicap

The Club’s traditional Boxing Day Handicap will take place on December 26th starting at 10.30am in Rise Park. The handicap is based on road race performances (5m to 10m) and/or previous times in the event. There is a voluntary donation from competitors to St Francis Hospice. All HMAC athletes and members of other clubs over the age of 16 are welcome.


Track Discipline

A serious accident recently to a senior woman athlete at the Hornchurch Stadium has again urged us to remind everybody of the need to adhere to the track and field disciplines.

We make no apologies for reprinting them here.


Track discipline (Hornchurch):
  • Lanes 1 & 2	Race Walking & Middle distance
  • Lanes 3 & 4	Sprinters
  • Lane 5		Hurdles
  • Lane 6		Walking & warm down

    Track discipline (Mayesbrook):
  • Lanes 1 & 2	Race Walking & Middle distance
  • Lanes 3 , 4 & 5	Sprinters
  • Lane 6 & 7		Hurdles
  • Lane 8		Walking & warm down


    The Club will be holding Spring Warm-up meetings next year on the following dates:

    Sunday, 28th March 29th, 2010 Hornchurch Stadium

    Saturday, 10th April – Mayesbrook Arena

    Annual General Meeting

    The Club’s AGM will take place on Friday, 19 March 2010 at the Havering Indoor Bowls Club, Harrow Lodge commencing at 8am. Nominations are invited for positions on the Finance & General Purposes Committee and other voluntary roles. So if you would like to get more involved with the administration of the Club, here’s your chance!


    Fluorescent Bibs

    All athletes going on regular road runs as part of their winter training MUST wear a fluorescent bib or some other form of illumination (e.g. arm bands). Bibs are available from Irene Brennan at a discounted price of 3.50.





    For the first time in three years, track fees are to be increased with effect from January 1, 2010 with the price of season tickets increasing accordingly. There is NO increase in membership fees.


    Junior Track Fee

    Senior Track Fee               

    Junior Season Ticket  

    Senior Season Ticket                           






    Season tickets are particularly good value if purchased early January. Assuming two training sessions per week, you can save some 25% over a year (equating to 12 free weeks). For seniors training more than twice a week, the saving is appreciably more.

    An administration fee of 5 will be added to any membership fee unpaid by March 31, 2010.



    havering mayesbrook ac would like to take this opportunity

    to wish all members a very happy Christmas and a successful New Year

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