Competeing for Scotland In last night's Falkirk Cup competition at Grangemouth, Francis Smith placed a close 2nd over 400mH, recording a season's best of 51.27 secs. This was also a WGwEL "domestic" Club record.In an invitation hammer competition Mark Dry won from Andy Frost with distances of 69.46m, and 65.21m respectively. Over 1500m at the Watford BMC meeting, Tom Phillips recorded 3m57.22 secs, and Gavin Lewis, 3m59.05 secs.
Although only 15, Hollie Pattie-Bellili who is coached by Bob Corbett, came 2nd. in the A 400m. hurdles in 67.24 sec and also came 2nd. in the 100m. hurdles in 16.66 sec. in the East of England Inter Counties Championships for senior athletes.
WGwEL men’s team placed a good 3rd in the final BAL Premiership fixture of the season at Newham on Saturday. League leaders, Newham again won to confirm victory in the League with 32 points; Woodford consolidated their second position with 25.5 points, from Birchfield on 23.5, and Sale on 15.5. Enfield ensured they stayed in the Premiership by placing second on the day, with Sheffield just losing out to Shaftsbury, in joining the already relegated Trafford. Without being at full strength this was a good all round team performance, with performances led by “A” string wins for Tim Abeyie and Alasdair Strange.
Beijing Olympic finalist, Sarah Claxton was not able to reproduce her heat form in Berlin in the semi-finals of the 100mH. Having recorded a season's best of 12.86 secs to qualify for the semi-finals, Sarah would have required to break the British record by by 0.9 secs to repeat her Beijing achievement and qualify for the final. Sarah placed eighth in 13.21 secs (+0.3).