Personal Best for Dan Rowden

Dan Rowden was in great form over 800m in Gothenburg on Saturday. Impressively winning a high quality race Dan recorded a personal best of 1m 44.74 secs, improving his personal best and Woodford Green Club record by 0.23 secs. Dan had recently showed a glimpse of the form he was in when racing in Sollentuna also in Sweden, but on this occasion he followed the pace more closely running in third place at the bell which was  reached in 50.72 secs for the pacemaker. A very strong final 150m saw him win by 0.6 secs from Sweden’s Andreas Kramer, the athlete who had beaten Dan into second place for the European U/23 title in 2018. Dan now tops the UK rankings for this season and currently ranks 5th in the world. He also moves up to 18th on the UK all-time lists. 

See Dan’s race here

LICC Sun Sept 6th at LV

Events are:

U/20"s seniors and Vets: 100m 400m, 800m, 3000m, 110/100mH, LJ, TJ, SP, DT

U/17's:  100m, 400, 800, 3000m

Entries will be limited if interested enter here

Track & Field News

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..

WGEL Wasps Minithon

On Saturday 22nd August, WGEL Young Athletes hosted a track and field Minithon event. The event catered for WGEL athletes from school years 3-8. Over 60 athletes entered the event, which was held in warm breezy conditions at Ashton.

Athletes could select up to three events from the scheduled line-up. Points collected for the individual events were totalled up at the end of the event for Gold, Silver and Bronze standards, with a corresponding medal given to every athlete attending.

The events included the 75m, 150m, 600m, long jump and Javelin (howlers). The event was organised using the now familiar “Pods” approach and guidance from England Athletics and the UK Govt. on current COVID restrictions. Using zones, the WGEL organising team safely moved the athletes within their particular seeded race/event pods (of six) from registration into holding, warm up and pre-race zones.

2020 Minithon 1

U17 Miya Maeda organises her group (photo: Paul Hancock)

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