Woodford's first gold medalist was Elaine O'Neill on Saturday. Taking advantage of unusually pleasant weather at Bedford, Elaine took the U/23 women's 100m title in a personal best of 11.59 secs (+1.4), having recorded a wind aided (+2.4) 11.53 secs in qualifying. On Sunday Elaine comfortably qualified for the 200m Final with 24.44 secs (-2.0), but decided not to contest the final. The second gold medalist was hammer thrower Mark Dry who recorded another new personal best of 69.40m, to take the title with a new CBP, and move second on this year's UK rankings behind clubmate, Andy Frost. The third gold medal went to Tara Bird, who also set a new CBP for the U/23 800m and personal best of 2m3.00 secs as she improved on her 2nd place of last year.
Norman Park Bromley : 21st June 2009
1. Blackheath & Bromley 494
2. Team Southampton 394
3. WGEL 365
4. Medway & Maidstone 272
Despite coming 3rd in this 4th round match, WGEL again picked up a healthy number of team points, which could prove to be the difference between staying up and being relegated. We currently lie in 11th place with 7 points, equal with two other clubs. The 5th and final round match is at home on 19th July. It is vital that we field the best team we can muster. Please could all YA’s and coaches let the team managers know your availability .
On this occasion two under 15yr team members were nominated for Athlete of the Match Awards. New joiner Chloe Michaed achieved a Grade 1 time of 12.8 sec for 100m. Chloe also obtained good team points in the High Jump, Long Jump and relay. For his team effort and excellent attitude the boys award goes to Connor Ives, who competed well in the 80H, 800m and Hammer.