European Championships - Dan Rowden

After impressing in qualifying for the semi-final of the men's 800m in Berlin, Dan Rowden missed out on a place in the final after finishing 6th in his semi, recording 1m46.98 secs. Dan was knocked approaching the bell, but at 200m out was in a decent position, but as he made his move with about 80m to go was heavily knocked by fellow GB athlete,  Guy Learmonth which caused him to lose momentum as he strove for an automatic qualifying top three place.


Dan at the British League meeting last week

Women 3rd in UKWL division 1

WGEL ended their final UK Women’s Athletics League division 1 fixture in third place to miss out on returning straight back to the top tier. The team had started the day in 2nd overall in the division, with confusion still over the previous match scoring leaving scope for a gap to our nearest challengers, but Sunday’s result was definitive with Notts AC winning the match clearly with 230.5 to gain promotion alongside champions Cardiff (209). The WGEL score of 185 left us third in the match and the division, 2 match points behind Notts, with Crawley (167.5) next in both. Shaftesbury Barnet (161) and Harrow (157) followed, with the results of Sale Harriers Manchester (142) and Enfield & Haringey (129) confirming their relegation.


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Eike Vardja: a versatile, committed club athlete

Daniel Rowden ready to take on world’s best

A fine article/interview on Daniel, who will be running at the European Championships in Berlin this week.

Daniel shattered his own club record on 22nd July when he ran 1:44.97 at the Anniversary Games to go 18th on the UK all-time ranking.


Men finish 3rd in BAL

Woodford’s men’s track and field team enjoyed a strong finish to their BAL Premiership season at Copthall on Saturday where a strong 3rd place finish on the day, also left the team in 3rd place in the League overall for the season. But for some late withdrawals due to injury the team would have pushed for the win in this match. Points on the day saw a strong result from Newham who had been sucked into the relegation area, win with 356 points, from Birchfield with 321, Woodford 315, hosts Shaftesbury 304, TVH 260, Cardiff 259, Sheffield 222, and Swansea who were certain to be relegated prior to this final fixture a distant 8th on 130. Overall League standings saw Birchfield comfortably retain their title with 31 points, from Shaftesbury 23, Woodford 22, Newham 19, Sheffield 17.5, Cardiff 14, TVH 13.5 and Swansea 4, which meant TVH joined Swansea in being relegated. As always this was a strong all-round team effort, notable for three events (including two wins) plus a relay from Jack Lawrie, a further 1500m win (and personal best) from Phil Norman, with further wins from Tosin Oke, Daniel Rowden, and Will Grimsey.

Photos (by Alex Wardle)



Daniel Rowden: Ran a controlled race to win the 800m comfortably

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