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Happy Harriet is in fine form

PUBLISHED: 11:26 02 September 2009 | UPDATED: 12:12 11 August 2010

HAVERING MAYESBROOK S Harriet Scott ran the 11th fastest stage overall as the Senior Women s team finished fifth at Saturday s South of England Road relays at Aldershot. Harriet s strong opening leg of 13 minutes 15 seconds brought her home in fifth, clo

HAVERING MAYESBROOK'S Harriet Scott ran the 11th fastest stage overall as the Senior Women's team finished fifth at Saturday's South of England Road relays at Aldershot.

Harriet's strong opening leg of 13 minutes 15 seconds brought her home in fifth, close behind the leading four and Sara Luck's 13.47 took the team into medal reckoning, as she closed down on the second placed runner.

Robyn Matson returned from a long injury with a fine run in 14.13, slipping to fourth, and Vicky Smith's 14.37 anchor against strong opposition closed the team in a creditable fifth.

Four other club young athletes teams took part. The under-15 girls trio of Avril Loynes (12.45), Amanda Blaxland (11.45) and Becky Stanley (11.47) finished 25th, with the B team of Lucy Wiggins (13.40), Shannon Sullivan (13.14) and Lindsay McLachlan (13.00) 49th.

Patsy McWeeney (13.26) anchored the under-17 women home in 31st after legs by Michelle Lovell (14.11) and Sharmila Golan (14.32), while Lydia Hallam's nine minutes flat anchor leg brought the under-13 girls home in 33rd, after legs by Abigail Spink (9.45) and Amy Baggs (10.18).

Freddy Keefe's 11.38 opener was the fastest for the under-13 boys, as Thomas Pitkin (12.36), Jordan Fox (12.17) and Sean Wilson (11.52) placed 23rd. Charles Hammond also ran a good leg in an incomplete team, clocking (12.11).

Jamie Buckley-Stanton ran a storming first leg for the under-17 men, coming home 11th in 12.25 before legs by Massi Dendami (14.03), Dean Leftly (13.46) and Joseph Waked (13.12) achieved 22nd place.

n ON Sunday, the senior men's squad finished 46th. Matt Bland's opening leg in 20.34 and Rob Warner's 20.38 fourth stage were fastest with the other team members being Callum Sutton (21.21), Chris Smith (21.02), Ian Anthony (20.52) and Paul Berrett (22.03).

Rachel Forder became the latest athlete to break a club record when she smashed the under-13 girls' shot record at Biggleswade on Saturday.

Her 10.23m throw was over one metre better than her previous best and added over half a metre to Caroline Smith's 10-year-old record.

It also took her into the top six nationally and she added a 27.48m discus effort to jump to third on the club all-time list and sixth best nationally this year.

Georgie Taylor ended her fine season with an under-13 girls' shot PB, throwing 8.94m for third on the club all-time rankings, but she was nudged off the top of the national discus rankings when the longest throw in the UK caused her to suffer a rare defeat, despite all her throws being over 30m.


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