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BAL Round 4 - 2nd on day , 3rd overall

Copthall Stadium was the venue for the final BAL fixture of the 2017 season on Sunday. Later in the month than would normally be the case due to the London World Championships, all teams were weaker than usual, but there was nevertheless some good competition in the sometimes blustery conditions. Woodford placed a very good second the day with 290 points, behind comfortable winners Birchfield on 367, and ahead of Newham 285.3, TVH 272, Sheffield 264, Shaftesbury 261, Liverpool 227.3, and Southampton 225.3. That result meant Woodford finished 3rd overall in the Premiership table as Birchfield's fourth win of the season saw them comfortable overall league winners on 32 points, ahead of Newham 24, Woodford 22, Shaftesbury 19.5, Sheffield 17, TVH 16.5, Southampton 8 and Liverpool 5. Whilst all athletes contributed, with many doubling up or more, it was in the field that the foundations for the strong performance were laid. There were individual wins for Ezekiel Ewulo, Anton Dixon, Tosin Oke, and Peter Kirabo, and on the track from Daniel Rowden and Phil Norman.

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Photos (by Alex Wardle)

GB selections for European U/23 Champs

Three Woodford Green athletes have been selected to represent GB & NI in the forthcoming European U/23 Championships, due to be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, July 11-16. Daniel Rowden who made the semi-finals of the World Junior Championships last season, is selected over 800m, Jack Lawrie who was 4th in the European Junior Championships two years ago is selected ,for the 400m Hurdles, and Joseph Dewar the silver medallist from those same European Juniors is selected for both the 100m and 4x100m relay.

Chingford League Relays 2017: Silverware

There was no sign of the promised rain at the Chingford Relays over on Wanstead Flats on Saturday.  Our U13 boys wanted to field a relay team however with there being no competition they had to settle for all running the first leg of the adults' race together as a flat race.Jimmy Geller Rhys Edwards

The course, a figure of 8 round the flats and into and round Bushwood and back, was quite muddy in places and provided a good challenge for our boys.  Running against adults didn’t faze them in the slightest and as they all came in in the first half of the pack a lot of heads were turned as they came through the funnel. First home was Jimmy Geller in 10th 12’20” followed by James Brigstocke-Williams in 11th 12’50” then Jay Russell 16th 13’30” in his first XC since his decision to switch to middle distance running, and bringing the team home Ronan Edwards 24th 14’03”.U13s Chingford Relays

After the relays had finished, the League winners were crowned and Jimmy Geller U13 and Rhys Edwards U15 were proud to pick up their cups for Woodford Green as outright age category winners.

Met League 1: YA: U11s dominate

A mild afternoon greeted our 40 young athletes at a picturesque Claybury with autumn leaves starting to form. Although overall a good turnout, we were really short of runners in the Under 13 and Under 15 Girls races. We did, however, provide 5 podium placings and another 8 placings in the top 10.

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