The final SAL match of the season saw Woodford finish a narrow second, 3 points behind Biggleswade, but ahead of Huntingdonshire, hosts Peterborough, West Norfolk and Vale of Aylesbury. While the ladies team were comfortably top scorers, the men were hampered by losing several SAL regulars to Sunday’s BAL team. Blustery and showery conditions were not conducive to high standards but WGEL athletes were highly competitive, with the women winning half of all their events.
Three Woodford Green athletes were in action at the London 2017 World Championships. Britain's leading women's 100m Hurdler in recent years, Tiffany Porter who had placed 3rd in these Championships in Moscow in 2013, and 5th in Beijing in 2015 endured an injury affected build up to the 2017 Championships, and on this occasion was not able to progress from her heat where she placed 6th with 13.18 secs (-0.9). Another competing in the same event and representing Nigeria was Lindsey Lindley, who qualified from her heat as a fastest loser with 13.07 secs (-0.6) into the semi-final where she placed 7th with 13.18 secs (+0.5). Also representing Nigeria was Tosin Oke where in the triple jump he recorded 16.17m (+0.5) in the qualification round, but did not progress to the final.
This will take place at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow on Friday 25th August at 1.45pm.
No flowers, no dark clothes please.
The family are holding a celebration of Charles' life in the clubhouse, after the funeral, and all are welcome.
In the week or so leading up to the start of the World Championships Woodford athletes were in action both at home, notably in the Inter-Counties Championships and overseas where there was a further personal best from Daniel Rowden.