London Club of the Year: we are shortlisted

The club has been shortlisted for the England Athletics/London Region Club of the Year Award. The awards ceremony will be held at the Crowne Plaza Kensington on 1st October.

Our bid described, in particular, our young athletes' multiple successes over the last 12 months, our continued senior success at national level, and our commitment to expanding our volunteer base.

Award for Canaan Solomon

On Saturday Canaan Solomon received the Keith Wilson Bursary for Best U23 1500m Performance of the Season. This was a one-off award presented by the family of Keith Wilson to mark his 80th birthday. Keith ran for us in the 1950s, specialising in the 800/1500, but also winning Essex gold over 400mH on one occasion when he deprived John Hayward of the title. Keith is currently alive and well in Torquay and fondly remembers training under Ron Bowden with John Baker, Alan Wiseman and Dave Stearns.

Canaan ran 3:48.82 at a Brighton BMC in May. The award also recognises the fine season he has had over 800m, where he lowered his PB by 1.8 seconds to 1:47.12 and finished 6th in the British Championships.

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Canaan receives his award from Club President Terry McCarthy

John Baker: Memorial service

John Baker's memorial service will take place at Forest Park Crematorium, Hainault, on Friday 14th September at 11.15am.

And afterwards in the clubhouse.

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Track & Field Round-up

Over the last few weeks whilst our website was off-line there have been several notable performances from Woodford athletes yet to be reported upon. These included a season’s best from Jack Lawrie, another 1500m personal best from Phil Norman, good performances at the CAU Champs and England Championships, and medals from younger athletes at the SOE U/15 and U/17 Championships.

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Jack Lawrie (photo: Alex Wardle)

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