PUBLISHED: 13:47 02 April 2010 | UPDATED: 21:47 02 July 2010
HAVERING Mayesbrook s Faye Fullerton enjoyed her best-ever finish at the World Cross-Country Championships in Poland at the weekend. Fullerton, 25, was the second Great Britain runner home in the 8km race — 33rd overall — after clocking 26mins 36secs in B
HAVERING Mayesbrook's Faye Fullerton enjoyed her best-ever finish at the World Cross-Country Championships in Poland at the weekend.
Fullerton, 25, was the second Great Britain runner home in the 8km race - 33rd overall - after clocking 26mins 36secs in Bydgoszcz, helping her team to a sixth-place finish.
After a cautious start saw her complete the first lap in 47th place, Fullerton moved up to 28th on lap two, before slipping back after the bell. She said: "I've been trying to get the work in between the trials and now and I'm getting fitter week-on-week and it showed.
"I'm really pleased. I was fifth in the pen at the back and maybe that helped me to come through steadier. Everyone set off really fast because it was firm under foot."
Steph Twell was the first Brit home in 23rd place, while European champion Hayley Yelling, after a recent bout of illness, was 63rd. Fullerton was 44th in the junior race in 2003 and 45th among the seniors two years ago.
Newcomer Isaac Ogunlade shone at the club's Spring Open on Sunday, setting a new under-20 record in the 300m hurdles of 40.7secs, while Mercy Gutteridge cleared 1.80m to beat the under-15 pole vault best.
Lydia Hallam won the under-15 girls 600m and Holly Thomas took the under-17 long jump and 300m against strong opposition.
Alex Law had a hat-trick of wins in the under-15 long and triple jumps and 150m, while Josh Olawore improved his long jump best to win the under-17 competition.
Claire Brennan (300m hurdles), Tia Telford-Dickson (150m) and Alex Hewitt (80m, 150m) also had wins. The next Open is on April 11.
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