Over the last weekend 12/13th July in Birmingham it was the annual English Schools Track & Field Championships, which host the best of the athletes from all over the place - talent is definitely there to see. Woodford Green with Essex Ladies had a trio of athletes that were selected by their relevant counties to take on the rest, and they certainly didn't disappoint. For the boys, Ben Sloan (IB) was taking part in the 3000m and he was very impressive, coming home in an excellent 6th place in a PB of 8m 57.70s, which ranks him 18th in the country. Precious Hamilton did the discus for the (SG) and was also very good with a throw of 36m 37cm. This is not her best throw but she is currently ranked 14th in the country. Last but by no means least, there was Simbiyat Sikiru (IG) who was competing in the hammer. Simbi has an unbelievable talent in this event and this was clear to see when she threw a massive PB in the event with 54m 10cm and was so unfortunate to miss out on a medal by only 8cm. But still, 4th in a massive achievement, and she is currently ranked 5th in the country for the 3kg hammer. A WELL DONE has to go out to them all for their efforts.
Ben Sloan in action during the last winter season