Essex Championships Days 2 & 3, 12th & 13th May 2007, Chelmsford

The main action in the county champs was also marred by poor conditions as strong winds and heavy showers made the going tough on Saturday while  there was persistent rain throughout Sunday’s action.  But club athletes hit the gold standard time & time again and rattled up over 40 podium places.

International heptathlete Kate Brewington showed good form in winning three county titles. On Saturday she was close to her best with a legal 6.03m long jump victory before battling the headwinds to win the 100m hurdles and gaining shot put bronze. She returned on Sunday to add a third gold in the high jump and was close to her javelin PB in placing fourth in that event. She now contests her first heptathlon for almost two years at Woodford this Saturday.

The javelin produced the usual crop of good results. Bonne Buwembo was close to his best in winning the U20 men’s competition and two more golds came from Georgie Bean in the U17Men category and Bradley Burr’s winning PB in the U15 Boys. There was a remarkable victory for Louise Mathews who won the senior women’s event off a shortened run, just weeks after a knee operation.  Emma Christmas claimed silver in the U20 competition.

There were ten hurdles medals to add to Kate Brewington’s senior victory. Nicola Hill defended her U17 80m hurdles title with a PB performance on Saturday and doubled up with a 300m hurdles victory on Sunday. But she missed out in a quality long jump competition, finishing fourth, despite registering a season’s best. Lisa Schofield also picked up a pair of medals. She was close to victory in Saturday’s sprint hurdles race, losing out after clattering the eighth flight, but made no mistake the next day in the one-lap event, coming from behind to claim victory, lopping over two and a half seconds off her career best in the process. David Creedon picked up a of  bronze medals in the U17 hurdles equivalents, registering two PBs, with Chris Warden winning silver in the U17M 400m hurdles ahead of him. Claire Brennan added yet another hurdles medal to her impressive career tally in the senior 100mH race, Laura Bealey set a PB  in winning silver in the senior 400m hurdles race and Anthony Williams added a third silver in the U20 men’s race.

Williams was also in the thick of good jumps returns for club athletes, with triple jump silver and long jump bronze, while Vince Lazaro won the latter competition and was third in the triple jump. Joseph Ramie won long jump bronze in the U17s,as did Bethan Siddons in the U17 high jump, while Nicole Dalton went one better with silver in her first U15 triple jump competition.

Matt Russell shaded gold in the senior 100m event but was well ahead in the 200m, and Lucy Sargent similarly picked up a sprint double in the U20 women’s race. Fred Mokoso added 100m bronze to his 200m medal gained at last week’s Day One. Lauren Clark and Becky Owen won silver and bronze in the U20 400m race.

The middle distance races as usual produced a rich medal harvest. Rob Warner dominated the steeplechase to defend his title and U20 Ross Clarke returned to club colours with an impressive runners-up spot in the senior 5000m competition.

Race of the weekend was the senior women's 1500m which saw the first three smash the 22 year old championship record as Harriet Scott sliced 8 secs off her PB in a fast run race, just behind Alexa Joel (awaiting clearance to compete for HMAC). Harriet added a second PB and a silver medal in Sunday’s 800m.  Eleanor Bounds and Rebecca O’Neill both had to improve their 800m PBs to claim u15 silver & bronze, while Zoey Littlechild’s late charge gained bronze in the U17 equivalent and Robyn Matson ran close to her fastest 1500m time to win U20 bronze.  

The club medal tally was completed in the throws as Sam Hill won U15 shot bronze, Mel Harrison was also third in the senior discus, as was Danny Gamester in the senior men’s hammer.






Link to finals results  will follow asap (probably Friday)





Bronze    18


Golds 19

Silver: 14

Bronze 18

Senior Men

Matt Russell - 100m & 200m;

Rob Warner - S/Chase

Mat Bland - Vet 1500

Ross Clarke (U20) - 5000m

Sam Harrison - JT; Daniel Gamester - HT; Luke Stott 200

Senior Women Kate Brewington - LJ, 100mH & HJ; Louise Mathews - JT; Sarah Deacon - HT; Hannah Gamester - PV Kate Brewington SP; Claire Brennan 100mH; Harriet Scott - 800m; Laura Bealey - 400mH Harriet Scott - 1500m;   Mel Harrison - DT; Danielle Ross - PV
Junior Men 

Bonne Buwembo - JT; Vincent Lazaro - LJ


Anthony Williams - 110mH & TJ

Anthony Williams - LJ; Vincent Lazaro - TJ


Junior Women  Lucy Sargent - 100m & 200m; Lisa Schofield - 400mH Lisa Schofield - 100mH; Lauren Clark - 400m; Emma Christmas - JT Becky Owen (U17) 400m; Robyn Matson - 1500
Under 17 Men

Georgie Bean - JT

Chris Warden - 400mH;

David Creedon - 100mH & 400mH
Under 17 Women Nicola Hill - 80mH & 300mH Amy Cox - HT Bethan Siddons - HJ; Zoey Littlechild - 800m
Under 15 Boys Bradley Burr - JT   Michael Jones - 400
Under 15 girls   Nicole Dalton - TJ; Eleanor Bounds - 800m; Sam Hill - SP; Rebecca O'Neill -800
Under 13 Boys     Fred Mokoso - 100m
Under 13 girls      


Club results: see below


Under 13s

75m  Debbie Knight 11.58s PB

Under 15s

100m  - Heat:  Jessica Seekings 14.88s;

800m  2nd - Eleanor Bounds 2:23.52s (Heat 2:28.29s) PB  3rd  - Rebecca O'Neill 2:23.56s PB (Heat: 2:32.46s - fell);

5th - Amber Turner 2:27.62s  PB (Heat 2:28.00  PB); 6th - Rachel Sadler - 2:33.33s PB (Heat: 2:36.05s PB)

75m Hurdles  - 7th - Sam Hill 13.01s (Heat 12.8s - PB); 8th - Nicola Peachey - 13.14s (Heat 13.0s);

Heats: Sophie Baggs 14.1s PB; Jessica Seekings 17.0s;

Long Jump: 10th - Nicola Peachey - 4.24m

Triple Jump:  2nd - Nicole Dalton - 9.03m PB

Shot  3rd  - Sam Hill 8.86m; 9th - Jessica Seekings 5.

Under 17s

800m 3rd  - Zoey Littlechild 2:21.90s PB (Heat: 2:22.23 PB); Heat: Alex Beard 2:37.91s

80m Hurdles -  1st - Nicola Hill 11.85s (Heat: 11.84s PB);

300m Hurdles -   1st - Nicola Hill 46.00s

Long Jump -   4th - Nicola Hill 5.28m

High Jump -   3rd  - Bethan Siddons 1.50m

Hammer -   ? - Amy Cox

Junior Women / U20s

100m  1st - Lucy Sargent 12.34s 

200m  1st - Lucy Sargent 25.2s (Heat: 25.84s) 

400m  2nd  Lauren Clark 60.05s;  3rd - Becky Owen (U17) - 68.05s

800m -  4th - Katie Richardson 2:21.35s; 7th - Robyn Matson 2:26.25s; 9th - Hayley Pegg 2:29.41s

1500m    3rd - Robyn Matson 4m 57.02s; 5th - Hayley Pegg 5:04.40s

100m Hurdles - 2nd - Lisa Schofield 16.13s

400m Hurdles -  1st - Lisa Schofield 66.2s PB

Javelin  2nd - Emma Christmas 34.00m  

Senior Women

100m -  Heats: Claire Brennan 13.35s; Hannah Gamester 13.64s

200m -   7th - Claire Brennan 27.60s; 8th - Hannah Gamester 28.3s ?

400m - 6th - Laura Bealey 62.51s; 7th - Robyn Delivett 62.93s; 8th - Nina Brennan 66.85s

800m 2nd - Harriet Scott 2:09.50s  PB;  6th - Hayley Stibbs 2:18.56s

1500m [2nd Alexa Joel 4:21.64s]; 3rd - Harriet Scott 4:21.71s PB; 5th - Lauren Deadman 4:40.71s;

6th - Hayley Stibbs 4:49.73s

100m Hurdles - 1st  Kate Brewington 15.15s;  2nd - Claire Brennan 15.86s

400m Hurdles - 2nd - Laura Bealey 70.12s PB

Long Jump - 1st  Kate Brewington 6.03m; 5th - Hannah Gamester 4.96m

High Jump - 1st Kate Brewington 1.65m

Triple Jump - Kirsty Smith NJs

Pole Vault  1st  Hannah Gamester 2.40; 3rd - Danielle Ross  - 2.20

Javelin -  1st Louise Mathews 38.44m ; 4th - Kate Brewington 37.11m

Discus 3rd - Mel Harrison 37.12m

Hammer1st Sarah Deacon 44.40m

Shot  2nd - Kate Brewington 11.25m; 4th - Mel Harrison 10.61m


Under 13s

100m- 3rd - Fred Mokoso 13.92s  PB; (Heat: 14.34s)

800m  5th - Ryan O'Mahoney 2:26.63s (Heat: 2:24.63 PB)

Under 15s

100m:  Heats - Adam Samuel 12.8; Sean Ostermeyer 12.8s

400m 3rd  Michael Jones 54.53 PB [heat: 54.92s PB]

800m  5th - Michael Jones 2:10.69

80m Hurdles Heat Jonathan Seekings 16.52s

Javelin:   1st  Bradley Burr  46.76m PB

Hammer:  5th - Lewis Williams 27.22m PB

Under 17s

800m - Heat Callum Sutton 2:6.37s PB

100m Hurdles - 3rd - David Creedon 14.60s w PB

400m Hurdles - 2nd - Chris Warden 59.68s; 3rd - David Creedon 62.06s PB

Javelin  1st  Georgie Bean  51.45m

High Jump - 7th - Danny Bennett 1.60m

Long Jump - 3rd - Joseph Ramie 5.88m

Junior Men/u20

100m 6th  Vincent Lazaro 12.15 (Heat 12.11)

400m 5th - Paul Adair 51.32 PB (Heat 52.40); Heat Craig Moore 56.41

1500m 12th - Rob Jones 4m 24.83s PB

110mH - 2nd- Anthony Williams 17.26s

Long Jump 1st Vincent Lazaro 6.46m;  3rd Anthony Williams  6.15m; 8th Craig Moore 5.45

Triple Jump  2nd- Anthony Williams 12.58m; 3rd Vincent Lazaro 12.28m

Javelin 1st Bonne Buwembo 61.35m:  

Discus  5th - Craig Moore - 29.14m

Senior Men

100m - 1st Matt Russell 11.15s; 3rd - Luke Stott 23.3

100m - 1st Matt Russell 22.6s;

400m 4th - James Murphy 51.90

400m Hurdles 4th - James Murphy 59.38s

5000m 2nd -Ross Clarke (U20) 14:57.7 PB; 10th Ian Anthony 16:49.2

3000m s/c   1st Rob Warner 9:53.80

Javelin 3rd - Sam Harrison 54.11m

Hammer 3rd Daniel Gamester 44.29m

Veteran Men

1500m   1st  Matt Bland 4:19.39


Saturday pics



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