2018 Essex Indoor T&F

The club's athletes produced some excellent performances over the weekend's Championships at Lee Valley. Medals and PB's were flowing like water going over the Niagara Falls.

On Saturday it was the field events and sprints that took centre stage for Woodford. In the Senior Men: Hugh Williams finished 5th in the Shot with 12m 68cm; Vicky Cuthbert threw 7m 65cm in the U/17 Women; whilst Charlie Reid recorded a good PB with a solid putt of 11m 13cm to finish just outside the medals in 4th.

Shona Vincent Essex Indoors 2018

2018 SEAA CC: Seniors

Our senior teams did not have their best day in this year's Southerns. A combination of travel uncertainties, personal preferences, general availability, etc reduced the men's team to a bare-bones sextet in a 6-to-score race, while we had just 2 women finishers.

This was an old skool Southerns, with 15KM of hills and muck with an increasingly heavy rain setting in once the junior category races were out of the way. One wonders for how much longer the men's race distance will be pegged at 15KM given the drive to equalise distances for men and women, and given the IAAF and Scotland's decision to equalise their championship distances at a "mere" 10K.

2018 SEAA CC: U15 Boys silver

A dry day greeted our 19  athletes at Stanmer Park, a much better turnout than in recent years.

The Under 15 Boys were in confident mood as they had all eased down their training for the big race. Aldershot were the favourites but the Team Manager was also aware of a threat from South London Harriers as two hugely talented runners, Harley Norman and Felix Vaughan, had recently joined them from other clubs.

Results

2018 Essex Schools CC, Hylands Park

After a lot of rain in the days leading up to this event, it left the course very muddy so heavy going was the order of the day for our young athletes.

The Inter Boys event over 6k had six of our members racing. Joe Geller and Kai Boggon got a good start and at the halfway point at 3k they shared the lead with Leon Wheeler and Jack Stock. The group stuck together going into the 2nd lap until triathlete Jack Stock made a break, splitting the group up. Although Jack went on to win with Leon Wheeler close behind in 2nd, our lads both had great runs. Joe, claiming his first All England Schools vest for Essex, was just 11 seconds behind the winner, while Kai was 4th, 17 seconds down on Joe, and he should be very happy with his run as he was the first bottom year to finsh.

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