Cameron Fillery was just 0.01 secs outside his p.b. and Club record when racing in Bydgoszcz in Poland on Wednesday evening. Cameron, last season’s European U/23 bronze medallist, was racing in the Irena Szewinska Memorial Meeting and he won over 110m H in 13.55 secs (+0.6). Several other Woodford athletes have also been in T & F action over the last week or so.
So, after nearly five months of no racing, 22 young athletes descended on the fields at the back of Writtle College for this event with each race totalling no more than six runners to comply with COVID-19. Unusual for XC events to see temperatures in the low thirties with the runners exposed to the sweltering conditions all around the course which took you round the lake. Chelmsford Athletic Club must be hugely praised for putting on this event with approval from UKA.
Our four athletes were included in the senior races in the afternoon, when the heat was at its worst. 90 men took part across 18 races and 23 ladies within six races before the men.
Both Dan Rowden and Phil Norman have showed great middle distance form this week whilst competing in Europe. There was also news of a personal best from Shot man Craig Charlton and of Jordon Donnelly's not insignificant achievement of running his one hundredth sub – 2minute race over 800m.
Phil Norman in Turku
Sadly, we have received news of the deaths of 3 former members.
Gerry Carr - died November 3rd, 2019