BUCS roundup

Among those Woodford athletes competing at the BUCS indoor championships in Sheffield there were medals for Ellen McCartney and Rebecca Matheson and HCA member Calum Henderson.

Ellen McCartney June 2019

Ellen McCartney: silver in the pole vault

Ellen McCartney (representing Brunel University) secured her pole vault medal with a second time clearance at 3.80 and went on to do the same at 3.90 and 4.00, but this was only to be a silver thanks to the appearance of British record holder Holly Bradshaw, who won in a championship record of 4.65. In other jumps Denesha Rocastle (Portsmouth) was unable to contest the women’s triple jump final due to injury having qualified in 10.84. HCA member Calum Henderson (Edinburgh) took his first BUCS medal with 6.91 in the men’s long jump for bronze. Our other field finalist was Hugh Williams (UCL) who finished tenth after qualifying with 12.34. Amelia MacDonald (Brunel) just missed out on the high jump final, finishing 13th in 1.55.

Essex and Eastern Indoors 2020

There were successes across the age-groups at the Essex and Eastern AA Indoor Championships at Lee Valley on 8-9 February. Among the winners, Eugene Amo-Dadzie set a significant championship record of 6.63 in the heats of the senior 60m, before comfortably taking the final in 6.71. Shona Vincent won double gold in the U17W 60m and 200m, while U13 girl Isabelle Kyson won 3 Essex titles including the 60m hurdles.


Shona Vincent Easterns Feb 2020

Shona Vincent (centre): won all her 6 races (photo: Jackie Vincent)

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Met League 2019-20 race 5: Seniors

Senior Men

Perhaps it was the unseasonable sun and relative warmth. Perhaps it was the cheering sight of a statue commemorating the first pineapple grown in the British Isles. Perhaps, for two members of our squad, it was the cheers of “come on Barnet” emanating from the host club that made them feel at home, though in the wrong sport. More likely though, it was the presence of our largest Met League-day squad since Claybury in October that meant optimism was in the air as the senior men’s team warmed up for the final fixture of the series at Trent Park on Saturday. Two very welcome second-claimers and two very welcome U20s swelling our ranks of home-grown and longstanding senior team members who delivered 12-in-102 and 18 runners in total to give Woodford 3rd place on the day and 4th overall in the league. And 4th is a strong improvement on last season's 7th!


Photos (Alex Wardle)

Angus Holford Met 5 2019 20

Angus Holford: 1st man home for only the 2nd time in his lengthy WGEL career

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