A number of WGwEl athletes competed at the Loughborough International on Sunday. This traditional early season fixture sees Loughborough University past and present take on teams from England, Scotland, Wales, GB Juniors and a combined British Universities team. The match result saw England run out comfortable winners and, despite the unhelpful wet and windy weather, there were a number of fine performances, including useful season's debuts from internationals Emeka Udechuku and Graham Hedman, and a European U/23 Championship qualifying mark over 800m from Tara Bird.
A number of Woodford athletes were competing in other County Championships around the country over the weekend. This report will be updated as more results become known.
Whilst Dan Awde was competing in a major international decathlon in Desenzano del Gardo in Italy, several other Woodford athletes were competing in Pavia. Performances there were led by a pb over 100m for Elaine O'Neil.
The three days of competition, last Monday and this weekend, saw some fine performances from WGwEL athletes. Amongst the highlights was a senior shot and discus double from Devon Douglas in his first year in the age group, and fine pb's by under 20 throwers Anthony Oshodi and Peter Clarke. There were also some fine middle distance performances led by Jessica and Ronnie Sparke, and some good sprinting. Two Club U/20 records were broken, and one U/17 record was equalled.