Back in action a week after their Bromley league win, Havering Mayesbrook's senior ladies failed in their bid to make the final of the National competition for the Jubilee Cup at Enfield last Sunday, but a string of good performances both in the first round, and this semi-final, have enabled the team to qualify for the Plate Final.

Points were always going to be difficult to come by against such strong opposition, but sprinter Ruth McMenemy collected 11 with a fourth place in the 100m, and third in the 200m. Joanne Sullivan produced the team's highest placing when finishing second in the 1500m, recording a new personal best time of 4 min. 39.1 sec.

There were further good points collected on the track by Lesley Felton (6th - 400m), Lydia Comley (7th - 800m), Nikkii Barnett (5th - 3000m), Claire Brennan (5th - 100mH) and Melissa Felton (400mH).

In the field competition, Sarah Deacon had a busy day contesting three events. With a haul of 10 points, Sarah finished with a fourth place in the discus, sixth in the hammer, and seventh in the shot. Sue Deboos once again equalled the club record of 1.90m, coming fifth in the pole vault. Laura Coleman (6th - javelin), Sue Bunting (6th - triple jump), Hannah Gamester (7th - long jump) and Corrina Keevil (8th - high jump) rounded off the individual competitions.

To complete the meeting Terri Johnson joined Lesley Felton, Gamester and McMenemy to finish seventh in the 4x100m relay, and Helen Biscoe teamed up with Comley, Sullivan and Lesley Felton to finish the 4x400m in sixth position.

The team can now look forward to a prestige appearance in the Plate Final at Bedford on Sunday 20th August.

Report from Fred Gamester

Match results

Position Teams Points
1. Shaftesbury Barnet 128
2. Aldershot F & D 105
3. Epsom & Ewell 95
4. Thames Valley 74
5. Herne Hill Harriers 72
6. Bedford & County 66.5
7. Havering Mayesbrook AC 61


Bromley Ladies




  A STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist
100 Ruth McMenemy 4th 12.7 secs
200 Ruth McMenemy 3rd 25.1 secs
400 Lesley Felton 6th 62.5 secs
800 Lydia Comley 7th 2m 24.6 secs
1500 Joanne Sullivan 2nd

4m 39.1 secs PB

3000 Nikki Barnett 5th 10m 25.7 secs
100H Claire Brennan 5th 18.0 secs
400H Melissa Felton 7th 74.6 secs
L.J. Hannah Gamester 7th 4.96m
H.J. Corrina Keevil 8th 1.40m
T.J. Sue Bunting 6th 10.65m
P.V. Sue Deboos 5th 1.90m =PB (#=Club record)
S.P. Sarah Deacon 7th 7.75m
D.T. Sarah Deacon 4th 30.94m
J.T. Laura Coleman 6th 29.03m
H.T. Sarah Deacon 6th 32.50m
4x100 Lesley Felton    
  Terri Johnson    
  Hannah Gamester    
  Ruth McMenemy 7th 51.9 secs
4x400m Lesley Felton (63.8)    
  Helen Biscoe (65.1)    
  Lydia Comley (63.3)    
  Jo Sullivan (60.0) 6th

4 mins 12.2 secs