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Respectable run by Faye

PUBLISHED: 17:27 02 April 2008 | UPDATED: 12:09 11 August 2010

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 20: Faye Fullerton of Great Britain competes in the Womens 3000 metres during the Norwich Union International at Alexander Stadium on August 20, 2006 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 20: Faye Fullerton of Great Britain competes in the Womens 3000 metres during the Norwich Union International at Alexander Stadium on August 20, 2006 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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HAVERING & MAYESBROOK athlete Faye Fullerton gave a good account of herself representing Great Britain in the World Cross Country Championships in Edinburgh on Sunday, finishing in a respectable 45th place. For over half of the 8k race, Fullerton was the

HAVERING & MAYESBROOK athlete Faye Fullerton gave a good account of herself representing Great Britain in the World Cross Country Championships in Edinburgh on Sunday, finishing in a respectable 45th place.

For over half of the 8k race, Fullerton was the third-placed Briton behind Liz and Hayley Yelling.

Although she was placed 35th at the halfway stage, she eventually slipped back on the final lap as the GB team finished outside of the medals in sixth position.

The track and field season got under way with the club's traditional curtain-raiser Spring Open covering track events and jumps at Hornchurch on Sunday.

There were the usual crop of good early season performances and new faces to give team managers the first insight into this summer's selections.

New signing Adam McCarthy showed promise when he broke the 10-year-old club best for the rarely run under-17 men's 300m hurdles, clocking 43.4 seconds, with training partner Jack Edgar-Hill also inside the old mark.

Edgar-Hill took the under-17 150m honours as well.

Nicola Hill opened her account with a win in the under-20s senior women's equivalent and Laura Bealey won the senior 600m. Newcomer Nicholas Duffey was a winner of the under-13 boys' 600m.

In the field, Joe Ramie notched up good long and triple jump marks in the under-20s section and Zoë Young took the senior long jump, exceeding the 5m barrier for the first time.

Sacha Martin won the under-13s high jump and was a heat winner in the 80m.

Club athletes have another chance to impress team managers next Saturday, when their second warm-up meeting takes place at Mayesbrook Park.

A trio of club throwers competed at the Ilford Throws open on Sunday. Sophie Baggs was runner-up in the under-15s discus with 25.31m, and Laura Drew and Erin Baggs threw personal bests of 18.36m and 16.73m.

Becky Stanley came ninth (12.54m) and Amanda Blaxland finished 13th (13.04m) to help the Essex Schools' Year eight girls to team gold in the schools' Inter-Counties meeting at Basildon on Saturday.

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