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Injury-hit Havering in fine performance

PUBLISHED: 12:05 01 May 2008 | UPDATED: 12:09 11 August 2010

AFTER a series of injury setback Havering Mayesbrook s senior men adapted well in the National 12-Stage Road relays at Sutton Park on Saturday. The Essex club suffered four late withdrawals, and the team found themselves in the fifties at the quarter stag

AFTER a series of injury setback Havering Mayesbrook's senior men adapted well in the National 12-Stage Road relays at Sutton Park on Saturday.

The Essex club suffered four late withdrawals, and the team found themselves in the fifties at the quarter stage, but the squad dug in and produced some exceptional performances clawing their way back up the field to finish 31st place of the 60 starters.

Those who impressed were Jason Lendon (54) 30.27, Matthew Bland (53) 16.22, Ian Anthony (51) 31.24, Rob Dickenson (49) 16.42, A Guest (42) 28.58, Grant Twist (38) 16.07, Paul Berrett (42) 32.27, Russ Middleton (40) 17.25, Rob Warner (32) 29.28, Chris Coates (31) 16.15, Graham Hogan (31) 31.57, Tony Collins (30) 17.01.

A badly depleted National Junior team got off to a shaky start placing fifth in their Thames Division fixture at Ipswich on Sunday with Nicola Hill and Bonne Buwembo the only victors.

Nicola's sprinted to a win in the 400m hurdles in 62.7 clocking her second fastest ever and is the leading time by an under-20 in Britain this year.

She was also second in the B 100m but failed to finish in the sprint hurdles.

Bonne could not match his club record performance from last week, but threw an excellent 64.55m which rightly earned him the Male Athlete of the Match award. He also tops the UK under-20 list.

Kike Oniwinde was second in the women's javelin and threw a PB in the shot for the fifth best ever by a club under-17.

The ladies did their best to cover as many events as possible, with under-17s Lydia St Ange, Sam Hill and Angela James all tackling their maximum three events.

St Ange was third in the B long jump after coming up against tough opposition in the sprints. Sam Hill set a shot PB for scoring well in the discus and javelin as Angela James set a season's best high jump and placed in both long and triple jumps. The trio later teamed up with Nicola Hill to place a good third in the sprint relay. Under-20s Lauren Edgar Hill, Ingrid Deane and Alex Beard also battled well to contribute third places.

For the men Joseph Ramie gained a hat-trick of two second places with his triple jump effort as well as 100m PB, and B long jump. Anthony Williams went close to his hurdles best for runners up spot and Vincent Lazaro was third in the long jump adding sprint points.


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