Three Woodford Green athletes were in action at the London 2017 World Championships. Britain's leading women's 100m Hurdler in recent years, Tiffany Porter who had placed 3rd in these Championships in Moscow in 2013, and 5th in Beijing in 2015 endured an injury affected build up to the 2017 Championships, and on this occasion was not able to progress from her heat where she placed 6th with 13.18 secs (-0.9). Another competing in the same event and representing Nigeria was Lindsey Lindley, who qualified from her heat as a fastest loser with 13.07 secs (-0.6) into the semi-final where she placed 7th with 13.18 secs (+0.5). Also representing Nigeria was Tosin Oke where in the triple jump he recorded 16.17m (+0.5) in the qualification round, but did not progress to the final.
This will take place at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow on Friday 25th August at 1.45pm.
No flowers, no dark clothes please.
The family are holding a celebration of Charles' life in the clubhouse, after the funeral, and all are welcome.
In the week or so leading up to the start of the World Championships Woodford athletes were in action both at home, notably in the Inter-Counties Championships and overseas where there was a further personal best from Daniel Rowden.
We say a fond farewell to Charles Stockings, who passed away on 28th July in hospital in Harlow. At 87 he was one of the oldest members of Woodford Green Athletic Club having been, in his younger years, a good cross country and road runner who also took part in track events.
He was a Life Member and Past President, and served as General Secretary for six years. Apart from running, he took part in many club activities, including the events organised by "The Evergreens", the association of older members of the club.
Charles organised many of The Evergreens' activities, including visits to the Brick Lane Music Hall, games in his garden in High Roding, The "Two Charlies" games evenings (with Charlie Crump), musical entertainment evenings, comedy evenings, lectures, visits, outings and walks.