Indoor News

Woodford athletes were in indoor action both in the UK and overseas, including at the London Indoor Games at Lee Valley, and the Scottish Championships in Glasgow.

In Glasgow there was a win in the Scottish Championships from new member Che Richards, an Edinburgh University student from Trinadad who won the long jump with a distance of 7.53m.Also in action there was Ewan Dyer, and contemplating a change from 400mH to 800m, Ewan placed 4th in the 800m final with 1m54.93 secs after recording a p.b. in his heat of 1m54.73 secs. Former champion and now a new V35, Francis Smith placed 2nd over 60mH with 8.69 secs.  

At Lee Valley, performances were led by Omololu Abiodun, who was a close 2nd second in the 200m, clocking 21.85 secs. Thalosang Thsireletso placed 3rd in the triple jump with 14.55m, and in the high jump, and just off a limited five stride approach, Robert Wolski was equal 2nd with 2.00m.Paul Scanlan was 5th in the 800m with a season's best of 1m55.53 secs, and in the women's U/20 long jump, Katie Petyt was 3rd with 4.96m. At Brunel University in their sprints meeting, Eugene Ayanful recorded times of 7.06 secs and 7.00 secs, and at Newham in midweek, Savion Williams recorded 7.26 secs and 7.41 secs, with David Danagher recording 8.34 secs and 8.32 secs, with brother Alan timed at 8.45 secs and 8.37 secs.  

Overseas and representing England in Viena, Youcef Zatat paced 3rd in the SP with 16.81m, and in the US, Ed Shepherd raced over one mile in Seattle and placed 4th with 4m13.77 secs, and also in the US at Jonesboro AR, Hollie Pattie-Belleli raced over 55m where she recorded 7.39 secs, and then twice over 55mH with times of 8.22 secs to win her heat and then 8.16 secs to place 2nd in the final. Another in action in the US was Jordan Donnelly, who raced in Boston where he placed 7th in a good quality Mile race with 4m08.39 secs.