The 25 strong team selected to represent Oxfordshire at the ESAA Championships for this year is drawn from 9 local clubs and 16 different schools across the County. Once again we have a preponderance of throwers (9) who are joined by 4 hurdlers, 8 sprinters, 3 middle distance runners and a solitary jumper.
Oxfordshire AA is sad to report the death of Margaret Strange, aged 70, on 15th May 2016.
Margaret was a Life Vice President of the County AA and will be greatly missed by the Oxfordshire Athletics community, as well as her immediate family for whom she was a much-loved mother and grandmother.
Congratulations to Richard Hart who has become a Level 1 Photofinish Judge - some formal acknowledgement of his considerable experience in this discipline.
It was good to see so many Oxfordshire athletes competing in the British Outdoor Championships and Olympic Trials at Birmingham. Pride of place went to Nathan Douglas, still an OCAC athlete, for his popular victory in the Men’s Triple Jump. Nathan’s winning leap of 16.58 signalled a return to form and may have revived his hopes of making this year’s Olympic Games. One athlete who is Rio-bound is Lawrence Clarke (WSEH), an Oxfordshire champion in 2012, after taking silver in the 110H with a time of 13.44.