Woodford’s men’s team finished a frustrating 5th in the second-round fixture at Allianz Park (Copthall) on Sunday. Newham produced a strong performance to win with 362 points, from first-round winners Birchfield on 312, Shaftesbury 291, Harrow 283, Woodford 274, Sheffield 250, Cardiff 209 and Blackheath 207. That leaves the League tables at the half way stage, with Newham and Birchfield each on 15, Harrow and Shaftesbury on 11, Woodford in 5th on 8, Cardiff on 5, Sheffield 4 and Blackheath on 3. There were a number of fine Woodford performances, which included double wins in the high jump, long jump and javelin, a 400mH win for Jack Lawrie, and personal bests for Ewan Dyer and Youcef Zatat. Frustration came with a technically correct (but seemingly very unjust) disqualification in the steeplechase, without which Woodford would have placed 4th on the day.
Sam Khogali: long jump victor