Ron Bowden RIP

Update: Ron's funeral will be held at the South Chapel, City of London Crematorium, at 11am on Tuesday, 29th May. The family invite everyone for a drink and a snack at the WGEL clubhouse at Ashton Playing Fields afterwards.

Woodford’s legendary coach, 88-year old Ron Bowden, sadly passed away at home in South Woodford on the evening of Saturday May 12th, survived by his wife Jose', and their three children, Philip, Stephen and Yvette.

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Further T & F news

Some of Woodford’s seniors were also in action at Chelmsford in the Essex Championships and titles were won by Shayne Dewar, Youcef Zatat, Kitty Eleyae and Sylvia Cruz. There were two Middlesex U/20 titles for Amelia McDonlad, and two Cambridgeshire titles for Kaisei Opara, as well as news from the US.

2018 Essex T&F Champs: Young Athletes

Saturday 12th May (DAY 1)

Jimmy Geller Essex U13 800m Champ 2018 2 smallThe first of the 2 days was cloudy, overcast and rainy, however this didn't stop WGEL from competing well. In the U/13 Boys Jimmy Geller (left) ran a superb 800m with a new PB of 2m 14.87 and a GOLD MEDAL. James Brigstocke-Williams also ran a PB - 2m 25.71sec. Likewise Reuben Fabian: 2m 32.49s PB whilst Nathan Wright ran 2m 31.24s. And Abigail Reid finished the 800m in the U/13 Girls with a PB time of: 2m 34.49s and SILVER.

In the U/15 Girls Miya Maeda finished 6th in the 1500m with: 5m 19.61s, which was a PB. Zahara Malcolm Essex 300m Champ 2018 by Eubert MalcolmSamuel Oshodi did the Long Jump and 300m in the U/15 Boys: 5m 44cm (6th) and 42.65s in the 300m heat for 5th and in the final: 43.14s. In the Hammer Kai Wright performed exceptionally well finishing with a PB: 42m 45cm and SILVER medal, while Luke Finch threw well with a PB distance of: 28m 29cm (7th). Matthew Adum Yeboa ran the 100m heat in 12.00s for 3rd and then the final slightly faster in: 11.87s for 6th. Zahara Malcolm (right) rounded the U/15 off with a PB and GOLD in the 300m with a time of: 42.10s.

Other T & F News

Other track and Field news over the weekend centred around the BUCS Championships at Bedford where performances from Woodford athletes representing their universities were led by a first and second in the 800m from Dan Rowden and Canaan Solomon (photo below with coach Richard Thurston). There was also news from the US. 

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