Solid start for Southern League team

The Southern League team got off to a promising start to their 2018 programme in unseasonably cold weather at the David Weir Leisure Centre, Carshalton, on Saturday. It was an especially good day for the Club's teenagers. A week after celebrating his 19th birthday, Ryan Facey, who switched to athletics from football, had a busy afternoon on his debut in a team competition.

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Herculean performances in the hottest London Marathon ever

More than 40 Club athletes were in action in Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon and Virgin Money Giving Mini-Marathon. For much of the way, Richard McDowell was the leading Hercules Wimbledon runner in the marathon, reaching the half-way point near Tower Bridge in one hour 13 minutes 15 seconds, 48 seconds ahead of Dimos Evangelidis.

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Disappointment for Cowan in Oz

Dwayne Cowan came agonisingly close to qualifying for the final of the 400 metres at the Commonwealth Games, but just missed out. The 33-year-old, who was making his Games debut, looked favourite to book a place in the final after finishing runner-up in his heat on Sunday in 45.68 seconds, his fastest time of the year and only 0.34 seconds slower than his personal best.

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Two of Hercules Wimbledon’s older athletes enjoyed outstanding success, gaining a bagful of seven medals in the European Masters Indoor championships in Madrid, Spain, with both Anna Garner and Dominic Bokor-Ingram posting gold medal-winning performances.

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