Howard Bell returned to action in Warsaw, Poland to complete his first full Decathlon in two years and recorded a personal best over the weekend. A number of Woodford athletes were in action in very windy conditions at a Graded meeting at Dagenham, whilst others were also in action elsewhere..
U/23 Howard Bell competed in the Inter Europol meeting in Warsaw over the weekend and in a very solid all-round performance scored a total of 6891 points improving on his previous best of 6834 from 2018. Howard recorded personal bests in the shot and 100m with marks of 13.39m and 11.44 secs respectively. His other marks were LJ 7.17 w (+2.4) with a legal best of 7.01 (-0.7), HJ 1.96m, 400m 51.18 secs, 110mH 15.67 secs (+0.2), DT, where he struggled with two no-throws 31.66m, PV 4.30m, JT 46.52m and 1500m 5m01.95 secs.
At a jumps meeting at Lee Valley Shanara Hibbert was frustrated by the wind where a best ever leap of 13.10 secs (+3.4) was windy. Her best legal mark was 12.60m (+0.3). HCA member Curtis Wood cleared 1.91m in his first outdoor competition of the season.
At Dagenham the events were mainly sprints with in the youngest age group, U/11’s Azurra Cioni recording 11.00secs w (+3.0) and 22.51 secs (+1.7) over 75m and 150m respectively. Over 100m and in the U/13 age group Caitlin Hancock recorded 14.11 secs (+1.9) and a p.b. of 13.95 secs (+2.0), with Isabelle Kyson recording a p.b. of 13.27 secs (1+1.1) and then 13.28 secs (+2.0). In that same age group and over 800m Natasha Wyn also recorded a p.b. of 2m 34.84 secs. In the men’s 100m U/20 Tolani Alaba recorded 11.03 secs w (+3.0) and then 11.00 secs (+0.7) whilst senior Oluminde Isaac was in good form with marginally windy marks of 10.63 secs w (+2.1) and 10.48 secs w (+2.1). U/20 Woman Mary John was also frustrated by the wind with marks of 12.42 secs w (+3.1) and 12.56 secs w (+2.9), whereas Larisa Anipa also an U/20 got a rare legal wind to record a p.b. of 13.33 secs (+1.4) as well as a windy 13.28 secs w (+2.7). In the U/20 women’s 400m and in the windy conditions Nicole Alves recorded 63.18 secs, Samanta Bendaraviciute 63.29 secs and Rennay Dobson 68.30 secs
At Nuneaton on Sunday, Jack Lawrie showed improved form in just his second outing over 400mH recording 51.10 secs, whilst at Middlesbrough on Saturday Craig Charlton continued to improve his shot personal best with a win with 17.08m