Indoor News

Woodford athletes were in action at the British Indoor Championships at Sheffield where performances were led by second places for Youcef Zatat and Tosin Oke, and also overseas where there was a personal best for Ed Shepherd.

The British Indoor Championships at Sheffield, were also doubling as the Trials for the European Indoor Championships, and in the shot, Youcef Zatat produced a personal best of 18.22m to take the silver medal. There was another 2nd in the triple jump for Tosin Oke with 16.40m. Che Richards managed just one valid jump in the long jump of 7.06m, but that wasn't good enough to make the cut and he placed 9th. In the high jump Will Grimsey placed 12th with 2.08m. HCA member Dan Gardner was in good pole vault form with a 5.32 clearance, but sadly whilst attempting 5.42m which proved to be the winning height he suffered a bad achilles injury. Dan's 5.32m placed him 6th on count-back. On the track Omololu Abiodun did not start the 200m final having qualified with 21.87 secs in his semi after a 21.64 secs heat. Chloe Bradley another HCA member was 7th in the 1500m final, close to her best ever with 4m26.91 secs. 

The following day in France, Tosin Oke placed 7th in a triple jump competition with 15.79m, and also in France, in Nantes junior Nikko Hunt, cleared 4.65m in the Pole Vault. Ed Shepherd's personal best came over 3000m in Seattle where he placed 10th in a high standard race with 8m10.97 secs. At Pittsburgh, Hollie Pattie-Belleli raced twice over 60m flat with 7.99 secs and 7.83 sec, over 200m where she recorded 26.01 secs, and twice over 60m H with 8.67 secs and 8.60 secs.