British Senior Championships

Over the weekend, several Woodford athletes were in action in Birmingham at the British Championships, which also served as selection trials for the European Championships to be held in Berlin in August. Performances were led by Daniel Rowden and Youcef Zatat who each placed second and Mark Dry who was third whilst many others performed well.

Dan Rowden Canaan Solomon British Champs 2018

Pedalling Pamphilon takes on the USA

To mark his recent 60th birthday, Life Member Tony Pamphilon recently set out to cycle across the USA.Tony Pamphilon USA trip 1

Tony's life membership was awarded for his distance running achievements, which included anchoring our veterans' road relay team to numerous national medals, and co-hosting our annual Music Quiz with brother Craig for over 20 years.

He began his ride at the well-known boardwalk at Asbury Park, New Jersey, on the Atlantic Coast (photo above). He is taking a northerly route across the continent, below the Great Lakes.

Tony is no stranger to the demands of long-distance cycling, having ridden, e.g., from Alaska to Seattle, across Cuba, through Eastern Europe, and from Southern Portugal to London. Those, though, were done in company, while this is a solo venture. For the most part, he will be camping.

We wish him well in his venture and shall provide occasional updates on his progress.

Liz Pribul – Funeral Arrangements

Thursday 12th July 2018. 10.15am: Service at St Mary’s Church, Theydon Bois, CM16 7JN. The Village Hall, on the main road through the village, is opening the car park.

Followed by: Committal at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow CM17 9JD

Family flowers only.

Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or The Salvation Army, two of the charities Liz supported, via Daniel Robinson & Sons, Funeral Directors, Epping.

The family would like to welcome you to the Queen Victoria, Theydon Bois, CM16 7ES after the committal for a light buffet lunch.

It is not a private committal, but some may prefer to wait at Theydon Bois and perhaps make themselves comfortable at the Queen Victoria.

RSVP to Tim Pribul (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01279 724482 or text 07710 988650) to assist with numbers for the catering.

3-point loss leaves SAL finely poised

A very close second in the 3rd SAL fixture of the year at Ilford leaves WGEL needing to win the last two matches to gain promotion. The team lost out by just 3 points to Basildon in the first fixture at the Cricklefields track in 7 years. Third came Wycombe Phoenix (who had been 4th in the division), then Peterborough, hosts Ilford and West Suffolk.

Among winners in the field, most improved was Denesha Rocastle, who added over 50cm to her PB to win the long jump in 5.22 and also added a similar distance to take the B string triple jump in 10.10 (just behind Rebecca Fafowora’s 10.15 in the A). Peter Kirabo took his triple jump off a short approach (having finished runner-up in the long jump), with U17 Joba Ashiru taking the B in a 12.34 PB to add to his high jump win (1.80). Unfortunately the pole vault was cancelled despite the equipment for it being transported from APF.

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