GB Representative Selection

Woodford Green w EL athletes have been selected for upcoming international representation. Both Will Grimsey and Sam Khogali have been selected for the Wold University Games currently underway in Napoli, Italy. The Athletics programme commences on Monday and Will represents GB in the High Jump, where qualification takes place on the first day. Sam will compete in the Long Jump which commences on Friday July 12th. For the upcoming European Under 23 Championships to be held in Gavle Sweden, selected to represent GB & NI are Cameron Fillery (110mH) and Ellis Greatrex (4x400m).

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Will Grimsey

Our youngsters contest 10 x 1K event

For the first time on the afternoon before the "Night of the 10000m PBs” many clubs across England were invited to take part in this event. With numerous clubs withdrawing as unable to field teams, we were fortunate to have reserves on hand to replace a couple of late (but understandable) withdrawals. The latter part of the meeting was shown on the BBC Red Button, and mentioned this youngsters' relay.

10 x 1K Gregor Sampson interview by Paul Hancock

A nerve-wracking experience for Gregor Sampson (all photos: Paul Hancock)

Battling 2nd leaves UKWAL team 3rd overall

The WGEL UK Women’s Athletics League team placed a battling second in the second division 1 fixture of the year in Stevenage, to take the team up to third in the division. In a less tight fixture than the first match, the top three teams separated themselves from the rest early in the match, with Wigan and District ending up victorious ahead of Woodford and first match winner Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. This leaves Wigan just ahead of SBH overall, with WGEL 3 points behind in third, moving ahead of Southampton on countback, 3 clear of Swansea and Harrow with Herts Phoenix and Crawley adrift at the bottom of the table.

Provisional results

Lucy Marshall

Lucy Marshall: a dominant performance

BAL Premiership Round 3

The third round of the BAL Premiership took place at Sheffield on Saturday, and Woodford’s men’s team went into that fixture in fifth place in the division. Despite a strong effort by the team, including plugging gaps in certain events, Woodford were missing too many of their top athletes to make up ground. On the day Woodford finished 6th, as Birchfield again won with 362 points, from Newham with 318.5, a much improved host club, Sheffield on 294, Harrow 272.5, SBH 272, Woodford 248, Blackheath and Bromley 219, and Cardiff 155. That leaves the League standings with one fixture remaining at Birchfield 23, Newham 22, Harrow 16, SBH 15, Woodford 11, Sheffield 10, Cardiff 6, and Blackheath on 5. Youcef Zatat was Woodford’s only “A” string  winner with the day’s best performance of the whole meeting, but there were many other decent performances including personal bests from Ewan Dyer, Eugene Amor-Dadzie, and Ellis Greatrex.

Results

Youcef Zatat by Alex Wardle 2

Performance of the day: Youcef Zatat

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