EYAL at Ashton, Sunday 2nd July

A hot, sunny July day brought out no fewer than 90 young athletes from WG&EL as our team was involved in a three-way tussle with Chelmsford and Basildon. Unfortunately for us, we placed 3rd, not that far behind winners Basildon, which leaves us 12th in the league with two matches to go.

Results

Under 13 girls

A much improved performance from this age group saw us score 90 points, 8 points behind Chelmsford in 3rd place.

Our county bronze medal-winning team of Zahara Malcolm, Shona Vincent, Tiya Canning and Emily Scofield covered no fewer than 12 events between them plus the relay, which they won with ease. Charlotte Seaton also did three events, a real credit to her.

Track & Field Update

Several Woodford athletes were in Birmingham over the weekend competing in the British Championships which were also the Trials for the British team for the London World Championships in August. Performances were led by medals for Mark Dry in the hammer and Youcef Zatat in the shot. Others also made finals and performed well.

Essex County Relays, Hornchurch

The club had four Young Athlete teams taking part in these relay championships and every team came up with medals.

First up were the heats of the Under 13 Girls 4 x 100m, with 11 teams competing to reach the final. Our team of Tiya Canning, Shona Vincent, Emily Scofield and Zahara Malcolm made it safely through with a 56.1 clocking. With only 3 tenths of a second covering the fastest three teams we knew the final would be close and involve us. The same team ran their hearts out, placing 3rd, just behind Havering and Braintree with the same time as the heat of 56.1. This time ranks our girls 26th in the UK.

Track &Field News

Woodford athletes were in action over the last week including at the BMC Watford Grand Prix, and at the British Masters Championships where National titles were won by Terry McCarthy, Keith Newton, Lucy Marshall and Katie Skelding.

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