Bedford hosted the England U/20 and U/23 Championships at the weekend, which doubled as the Trials for the GB & NI teams for the European U/20 and U/23 Championships. There were many good performances in the warm weather, and from Woodford athletes there was a national title for Daniel Rowden. Medals were also won by Jack Lawrie, Joseph Dewar, Canaan Solomon, Will Grimsey and James Bongart. Personal bests were also set by Lawrie, Dewar, Anna Clark and Shayne Dewar.
Date: Sunday 02nd July
Venue: Home Fixture
Time: Please Refer to your Team Manager:
U/13 Boys - Paul Cheal & Sam Barker
U/15 Boys - Jonny & Jackie Vincent
U/17 Men - Jamui
U/13 Girls - Phoebe Fuhr & Donna Chambers
U/15 Girls - Helen Finch & Victoria Seaton
U/17 Women - Wendy Fuhr
There will be a BBQ throughout the day as well, so please make sure you attend and compete for your club.
Woodford athletes have been in action at home and overseas over the last week or so. At home over this recent weekend there were Southern titles for Shayne Dewar, Kitty Eleyae and Phil Norman, as well as a Midlands title for Lucy Marshall. There were also several other useful performances.
Whilst Woodford’s men were at Lee Valley, the women, newly promoted to the UKWL Premier Division were competing at Eton. As in the first match the going was tough, and despite many good individual performances and a great team effort from those who competed, the limited depth together with some last minute unavailability caused some gaps in certain events and saw the team place 8th again. Results still remain provisional but Woodford scored 129 as Birchfield won with 218.5 from TVH on 212, Edinburgh 204, Windsor 201, Shaftesbury 162, Swansea 152.5 and Blackheath 145. There were UKWL debuts for Sophie Riches, Stephanie Howe, Jenna Wrisberg and Mathilde Bilon who recorded a personal best, as did Kitty Eleyae.