Woodford won their opening fixture in division 3N of the Southern Athletics League on a fine day at Lee Valley. A strong start helped set up a comfortable win ahead of hosts Harlow. Ilford came through for third ahead of Huntingdonshire and Newham & Essex Beagles with Loughton 6th.
Six of our Under 15s made the trip to Sutton Park, Birmingham, for the England Under 15 5k Road Race Champs being staged for the first time before the famous Men's 12-Stage and Women's 6-Stage National Relays.
On this occasion, the weather was kind to our athletes, with it being slightly warmer than of late and the sun shining.
In Brisbane on Friday, Adam Kirk-Smith, representing N.Ireland placed 8th in the 3000m s/ch with a time of 8m48.40 secs, whilst today (Saturday), Tiffany Porter who had finished 2nd in Glasgow, this time placed 6th in the final of the women's 100mH with 13.12 secs (+0.2), having qualified from her heat with 12.99 secs (+0.8).
On the opening day of the Commonwealth Games Athletics competition in Brisbane, Woodford's Mark Dry representing Scotland placed third to gain a bronze medal in the hammer, behind Englnad's Nick Miller who set a new UK record. Mark's distance was 73.12m, his best since 2016.