Canaan Solomon has been selected over 800m for the GB & NI team for the European U/20 Championships to be held in Grosseto, Italy, July 20-23.
With the London Diamond League in the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, and the SAL on Saturday, there was limited other action from Woodford athletes over the weekend, but there was notably a further improvement of the Club 3000m s/ch record from Adam Kirk-Smith, and another personal best for Che Richards.
Woodford finished a close second in the fourth SAL of the season at Hemel Hempstead, behind Basildon but ahead of Harlow. Watford, who had gone into the match as highest placed in the division (4th) could finish only fourth ahead of the Enfield&Haringey/Hawcs team and hosts Vale of Aylesbury. While WGEL won a third of the events contested, the almost complete team sheet of Basildon proved just too much to overcome.
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.
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.