Essex Championships

Many Woodford athletes were in action at the Essex Championships, held in blustery conditions at Chelmsford last weekend. There were many fine performances, notably from the younger age groups, and amongst those there were County titles won by Anna Clark, Shayne Dewar, Sidnie Ward, Katie Petyt and two by Jimmy Geller.

PB for Daniel Rowden

Competing at the BMC Grand Prix at Solihull on Saturday evening, Daniel Rowden produced a fine run over 800m, as he placed 2nd in the “A” race, improving his personal best by more than a full second as he recorded a time of 1m46.86 secs. This was a qualifying mark for the European Under23 Championships, and moves Daniel to 3rd on the Woodford all-time rankings, behind Olympic silver medallist Derek Johnson, and Welsh international Matt Shone. Behind Daniel in that “A” race, U/20 Canaan Solomon was 6th with 1m49.61 secs, and over 1500m Bradley Wattleworth recorded 3m57.19 secs, whilst Chloe Bradley recorded 4m34.5 secs for 12th in the women's "A" race.

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Vacancies at Lee Valley Athletics Centre

Lee Valley Athletics Centre is looking for additional casual staff to take us through the summer and into next winter. The job involves setting up and down for events, coaching on kids sessions and cleaning, whilst in time those with the right abilities will get trained up to work on Reception as well. Rate of pay is £10.06 per hour.

We are looking for people with a passion for Athletics, a love of hard work and a keen interest in coaching children (preferably but not necessarily holding a minimum of an Athletics Assistant Coach award). Anyone interested should contact myself to express their interest by emailing me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mick Bond, Centre Manager

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