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Several other Woodford athletes were in action over the weekend including at the Manchester City Games where Tiffany Porter and Cindy Ofili competed, at the BMC Grand Prix, also in Manchester, at the BIG Jumps and throws meet at Bedford and at the Newham sprints graded meeting.

Just a few days after the tragedies In Manchester, the City hosted the televised Manchester City Games. In the 100mH, Rio Olympic 4th placer Cindy Ofili was 4th with 13.07 secs, just behind sister Tiffany Porter who was 3rd with 13.03 secs, with the race being won by London 2012 Champion, Australian Sally Pearson. At Sports City, also in Manchester the BMC Grand Prix was held on Saturday evening. Paul Scanlan was 5th in his 800m race with 1m54.54 secs, Andrew Mariani was 2nd over 1500m with a season's best of 3m52.85 secs, and over 5000m Bradley Wattleworth recorded a track personal best of 15m00.01 secs, although he has a significantly faster 14m44secs on the road to his credit from Armagh earlier this year.

Newham saw some good sprinting in quite windy conditions. Eugene Ayanful showed decent form and over 100m recorded 10.61 secs, (-1.2) and 10.50 secs (-0.6) as well as 21.90 secs (-1.8) over 200m. Shayne Dewar, still an U/20, recorded season's bests in both events with 10.94 secs (+0.4) over 100m and 21.78 secs (-1.8) over 200m. Australian London 2012 4x100m relay team member Andrew McCabe got back into racing after some considerable time out and recorded 11.06 secs (-0.5) and 22.43 secs (-1.1). Another U/20, Jos Farquharson, recorded 11.26 secs (-0.5)m and 22.82 secs (-0.8). U/15 Samuel Oshodi recorded 26.95 secs. In the women's races HCA member and also an U/20 Eloise Lewis recorded 12.85 secs (-1.2) and 26.89 secs (-2.7). Omololu Abiodun showed useful strength, comfortably winning over 300m in 34.22 secs, despite being left at the start after not hearing the starter's gun, whilst Alan Danagher raced over 600m and recorded 91.93 secs.

At Bedford, three Woodford athletes competed in the men's long jump, Anton Dixon, returning from injury and on his season's debut, came out best with 7.06m (+0.3), ahead of Sam Khogali with 6.80m (+1.3) and Adrian Stamp with a season's best on his only valid jump of 6.79m (+1.0). In the women's event Kitty Eleyae reached 5.87m (-1.0). HCA member Moe Sasegbon jumped a season's best in the high jump of 1.74m and also 5.41m (0.0.) another season's best in the long jump. In the men's high jump, Will Grimsey cleared 2.09m, and U/17 Joey O'Neil 1.65m. In the triple jump Peter Kirabo also only had one valid effort of 13.38m (-0.2). In the men's hammer Andy Frost recorded 63.25, and in the women's, Lucy Marshall 56.58m, whilst in the discus there was a season's best for Chris Linque of 47.80m.