We had another great day at Woodford on Saturday the 18th of May where the Senior men’s and women’s team had their second win of the season.
Competing against Woodford Green, Loughton and Colchester we were in for a tough afternoon, but several of our athletes kept themselves busy, so we only had a couple of gaps in the women’s middle distance events.
Debbie McCaw covered all the throws, with help from Tara Morawaska (PB in the Hammer), Tracey Gould, Grazina Narviliene and Kat Mertens. Grazina and Kat also both ran middle distance races. Helen Leadbetter and Emma Gaylor won Long and Triple jumps, with Helen also winning the pole vault and 100m hurdles. Shim Amin ran 100m and 400m hurdles, with our young U17’s Angelique Avery and Eldika Edwards covering the sprints and high jump.
On the men’s side Martin Densley did five events, supported in the throws by his dad Bob. Raf Morawaski, who had a PB in the Hammer, and Mohammed Hashi (taking time off from the 1500). Young sprinter Alex McCluskey had PBs in both the 100m and 200m, after Sean Buckeridge was injured running the 100m. Josue Ngandu and Ben Waterman won both 400m, with Nick Landeau winning the 800m supported by Mark Cameron who just finished second in the B race. Normal service was resumed in the 1500m where Mohammed Hashi and Luke Nicholas (also finishing second in the vault). The 3k and chase were covered by Steve Elson, Angelo John, Tom Yates and Rob Brown. In the Jumps and Hurdles Matthew Clampin, Szymon Swigon and Nigel Bourne scored good points, with Matthew and Szymon now undefeated in the 110m hurdles.
We also took along some youngsters for experience: Mukhtar Farah, Besirat Tesfu, D’yon Christopher, Reuben Fleary, Adowoa Amankona and Kamile Bykovaite who competed in non-scoring events and the relays.
Next match in Oxford on the 15th of June
Report by Bob Densley.