The next Open Graded Meeting will be held next Tuesday 2nd May at Ashton Playing Fields. See the Open Graded Meetings tab for details of all these events.
8 of our men ran the London Marathon today: Daniel Steel 2:30.00, Gavin Lewis 2:38.10, Harold Wyber 2:42.51, Tomaz Plibersek 2:49.16, Omar Mansour 2:58.39, M55 Alun Evans 3:29.36, M70 Anthony Bradley 6:52. And Tim Prendergast in the World Para Athletics World Cup 2:41.38.
Daniel's PB had been 2:30.06, and he wanted to knock a couple of minutes off that. He went through halfway in 1:14.20, so lost a little time over the second half and just managed to clip 6" off his PB. Frustrating not to go under the 2:30 barrier!!
Jimmy Geller continued his successful XC campaign on Thursday in the rather late in the season Essex Primary Schools Team XC competition. Jimmy's year 6 team from St John Fisher Catholic Primary School in Loughton, representing West Essex, won Gold for the 4th consecutive year with Jimmy pictured coming home with a 50m lead, followed by Luca Gormley, also a Woodie, in 3rd place, and both boys look forward to the Essex Primary Schools Individual Champs next week.
Bob Corbett's funeral (see recent Announcement) will take place at Greenacres, North Weald on Thursday 4th May at 1:30 pm.