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Dewar delivers best as Jack waits for fate

PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 July 2015

Woodford Green's Hugh Williams (pic: WGEL)

Woodford Green's Hugh Williams (pic: WGEL)

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Malcolm shows stomach for fight with Ilford Athletics Club

Ilford's Malcolm Muir, Nicola Chester, Billy Green and Carol Muir at the Springfield Striders raceIlford's Malcolm Muir, Nicola Chester, Billy Green and Carol Muir at the Springfield Striders race

Woodford Green with Essex Ladies athletes had a busy weekend with various in action for the Great Britain junior team at the Mannheim International.

Joseph Dewar impressed in the 100 metres, winning his heat with a personal best of 10.41 secs, before improving that in the final to 10.34 for victory.

Dewar’s personal best run was a new club under-20 record and he also ran the first leg of GB’s winning 4x100m relay.

Also competing for GB juniors was HCA member Jack Lawrie, who had won the national 400m hurdles title at Bedford the previous weekend.

Lawrie had gone agonisingly close to the 51.80 qualifying mark for the European Junior Championships then, but got it this time when placing second in a new personal best of 51.77. He will now be hoping to be added to the GB team for those championships alongside Dewar.

Daniel Rowden is also chasing selection for that competition, but again just failed to make the qualifying mark.

He was racing in the BMC Grand Prix at Watford and finished third in the B string 800m, setting a personal best of one minute 49.32 seconds, but it was just outside his target time.

Woodford had various members in action at Bedford, with Canaan Soloman close to his best ever 800m time as he placed eighth in the D race with 1.52.79.

Paul Scanlan (1.54.22) was fifth in the F race, whilst Megan Edwards (2.06.59) finished fourth in the women’s B race.

Jon Cook showed good form over 1,500m by clocking 3.43.40 to come 11th in the A race.

James Stocking set a personal best of 3.52.36 and Ed Shepherd was close to his best ever by ending with a time of 3.53.11.

Shayne Dewar was in 100m under-17 action at the LICC meet at Copthall and placed second with 11.03. Adrian Stamp (11.28) came sixth in the same race.

Kyesha Robinson won her under-15 race with 12.66, whilst Tolu Adebambo-Abisogun recorded a season’s best of 13.90 in the under-17 event.

In the triple jump, Christman Ihuoma had a personal best of 13.43m and Youcef Zatat won the shot with 16.55, while Harry Clarke won the hammer with 56.13.

At the Eastern Counties Championship, Hugh Williams won his first senior title, taking the shot put with 11.92m.

Ilford captain Malcolm Muir defied a stomach problem to finish third at the Springfield Striders’ five-mile race.

Muir completed the challenging two-lap course in 28mins 38secs to finish as the top M40 on the night, with Billy Green clocking 38.47 in 64th.

Nicola Chester was 96th in 44.15, while Carol Muir came home in 115th place in 48.17.

Ilford’s Pam Jones ran her fastest 5k time of the year on the fast Hyde Park course last Friday, clocking 29.27 for 186th overall and top spot in the F75 age group.

Meanwhile, Sam Rahman tackled the 10,000m at the Fast Friday track meet at Waltham Forest, where he ran a controlled race.

Rahman kept in the pack for the first half of the 25-lap event, reaching the 5,000m mark in 17.40.

And he battled through the second half to clock a new personal best of 36.02 for fifth in the B race.

Three Ilford members were out on the streets of Horndon for a 10k on Sunday.

Held in conjunction with the village festival on a muddy morning, Rohan Alexander impressed once again to finish 44th out of 413 runners in 42.55.

Green found the going tough on a hilly course and clocked 54.24 for 220th, while the ever-green Jones showed further improvement with a time of 63.21 for 343rd place.


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