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Athletics: Ruby breaks Havering record, again!

PUBLISHED: 16:30 11 January 2018

Havering's Ruby Mace won hurdles silver at the South England Championships (pic Tony Benton)

Havering's Ruby Mace won hurdles silver at the South England Championships (pic Tony Benton)

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Havering youngster Ruby Mace improved her week-old under-15 club hurdles record at the South of England Championships at Lee Valley on Saturday.

Mace comfortably progressed to the semi-finals of the under-15 hurdles with a time of 9.61secs in her heat.

And a blistering start in her next race saw her improve the club record to an excellent 9.31, before a time of 9.33 in the final earned her silver behind Enfield & Haringey’s Emily Knight.

Also in South of England action were under-17s Ben Olusesan, who placed fifth in the triple jump with 12.21m, Tobi Idowu, who was sixth in the long jump with 5.64m, and Peter Brinton-Quinn, also sixth in the pole vault with 3.00m in his first competition in the age group.

Elize Bonning ran 9.61 in her hurdles heat.

n Lydia Hallam ran well at the BMC Open at Sheffield on Sunday, placing fourth in the senior 1,500m with an indoor career best of 4:28.22.

Faye Fullerton showed good form in her first competition of the New Year, finishing second in the female section of the Telford 10k.

Fullerton’s time of 33.26 in icy and cold conditions was just 23 seconds shy of her own club best set in 2010 and suggests that she will challenge her best in better conditions.

The Havering stalwart will add to her impressive series of international appearances in two weeks time (January 21) as she has been called up to the England team to compete at the IAAF Permit cross country event in Seville.

Ben Davis has already been selected for the under-20 team at the same event so the club will have two athletes representing England at the meeting.

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