English Schools Medals for Woodford athletes

This year's English Schools Championships were held at Gateshead last weekend. In a reduced format with each of the three days allocated to just one age group the Championships as usual were of a high standard. Woodford performances were led by gold medals for Simbi Sikiru and Danny Raymond.

Home SAL win to move up league table

The Southern Athletics League team were able to use home advantage to take a comfortable win in the second fixture on Sunday 11 July. The overall league is determined by the best result of the season, and Woodford’s final 360.2 was just 0.63points better than Havering achieved in the first match which they hosted. The gap in the match itself was much wider, with Havering almost 50 points behind, followed by Thurrock, Ilford and Newham & Essex Beagles.


Open Graded Meetings: entries open

Entries are now open for the Open Graded Meetings on 27th July and 10th August.

Information & entries

Essex County 5000m Track Championships

The Essex 5000m championships returned to Chelmsford on Wednesday night. Three days after turning out in the NAL, Woodford's HCA member Ahmed Abdulle, running for first-claim Ilford, pulled off a shock to unseat defending champion Adam Hickey and take the men's title in 14:42.1. Hickey had controlled a leading group of four athletes up to the penultimate lap, before Ahmed's 1500m speed told, pulling away to win by 8 seconds. Also in the men's 'A' race were Angus Holford, who placed 8th in 15:40.4, and Josh Entwistle, 13th in 16:00.0. Both started conservatively, but pulled through for performances reflecting their current fitness and recent exertions, in so doing picking off decent scalps including Havering's Rob Warner and Brentwood's Ryan Prout respectively. Woodford had no representatives in the women's championship, won by Rachel Wiseman of Basildon in 17:54.3.

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