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Eleanor Bounds home for the county team

PUBLISHED: 17:11 25 March 2009 | UPDATED: 12:15 11 August 2010

ELEANOR BOUNDS was the highest- placed of the quartet of Havering Mayesbrook athletes representing Essex at last weekend s English Schools Cross Country Championships held at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire. Bounds 36th place in 17 minutes 11 seconds was

ELEANOR BOUNDS was the highest- placed of the quartet of Havering Mayesbrook athletes representing Essex at last weekend's English Schools Cross Country Championships held at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire.

Bounds' 36th place in 17 minutes 11 seconds was the second scorer for the Essex team, which placed fifth.

Grant Twist signed off his schools'account in the senior boys event, finishing 42nd in 24.46 to lead home the Essex team to sixth.

Also in action was Zoey Littlechild, who stepped up an age group to the senior girls' competition finishing 109th in 20.23 and Rebecca Stanley made her schools' debut with 119th in the junior girls' competition with 12.22 as the Essex girls claimed team bronze.

Two special club members received well-deserved awards for each notching up an amazing 50-years service with the club and its predecessors at the AGM held at Hornchurch Bowls Club.

Former leading club athlete and official Tim Pailthorpe and respected coach Dave Naylor each received special awards presented to them by club president Mark Bishop.

There were also life membership awards to Jo Sullivan and Mat Bland, both for 25-years membership with Bland's award also in recognition of his honour of achieving a GB Masters vest last year.

The club's annual spring warm up fixture at Hornchurch Stadium on Sunday, covering track events and jumps, kicks off the outdoor track and field season. Proceedings get under way at 10.30am.

The club's league season starts towards the end of April when the young athletes start their campaign to defend their Eastern Young Athletes League title at St Albans, while the Southern Women and National Junior League also return to action.

The men's return to the British League sees them start with a difficult trip to Edinburgh in June, with the other fixtures in Exeter, Mayesbrook and Coventry.


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