2017 London Marathon

8 of our men ran the London Marathon today: Daniel Steel 2:30.00, Gavin Lewis 2:38.10, Harold Wyber 2:42.51, Tomaz Plibersek 2:49.16, Omar Mansour 2:58.39, M55 Alun Evans 3:29.36, M70 Anthony Bradley 6:52. And Tim Prendergast in the World Para Athletics World Cup 2:41.38.

Daniel's PB had been 2:30.06, and he wanted to knock a couple of minutes off that. Dan Steel VLM 2017He went through halfway in 1:14.20, so lost a little time over the second half and just managed to clip 6" off his PB. Frustrating not to go under the 2:30 barrier!!





Young Athlete success at Essex Primary Schools XC Team Competition

Jimmy Geller Essex Primary Team.jpgJimmy Geller continued his successful XC campaign on Thursday in the rather late in the season Essex Primary Schools Team XC competition. Jimmy's year 6 team from St John Fisher Catholic Primary School in Loughton, representing West Essex, won Gold for the 4th consecutive year with Jimmy pictured coming home with a 50m lead, followed by Luca Gormley, also a Woodie, in 3rd place, and both boys look forward to the Essex Primary Schools Individual Champs next week.

Funeral of Bob Corbett: May 4th

Bob Corbett's funeral (see recent Announcement) will take place at Greenacres, North Weald on Thursday 4th May at 1:30 pm.

Strong start to SAL brings victory at Finsbury Park

[Results link added] Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies took their first Southern Athletics League fixture of the season at Finsbury Park, narrowly beating St Albans. Hosts Highgate were not as strong as they may have been had their home track been available and finished third, ahead of Barnet&District and Mornington Chasers. The difficulty of getting a team out over Easter weekend was highlighted by Loughton not even fielding a team.

WGEL started very strongly, winning the first 11 events they contested with the majority also including B string wins. Setting the ball rolling, Iris Verweij coasted round the 400h in her first race for the club (also taking the 100h and HJ later on). John Pride was similarly comfortable in his 400h, his first race since 2010.


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