Cowan boosts Euro selection hopes

Dwayne Cowan boosted his hopes of gaining selection for next month’s European Championships in the German capital, Berlin, with his best run of the summer at an international meeting in Spain. Cowan missed out on automatic selection for the Euros in finishing fourth in the British championships in Birmingham. However he is the third fastest British runner over the distance this summer. 

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Anxious wait for 400m runner Cowan

Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club’s top track runner, Dwayne Cowan, faces a nail-biting wait to find out whether he has made Britain’s team for the European Championships in Berlin next month after finishing fourth in the 400m at the British Championships at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium on Sunday. (Photograph Adrian Royle).

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Top Quartet in British Championships

A quartet of the Club's top runners will be in action in this weekend’s British Athletics Championships in Birmingham, which also doubles as the trials for the European Championships. One lap runner Dwayne Cowan is the strongest contender for a place in the British team to compete in the European Championships which are being held in Berlin from August 7th to 12th.

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Teenager Miller wins first England Title

Teenage sprinter Chad Miller enjoyed the most successful day of his young athletics life when he won his first England title at Bedford on Saturday and clinched a place in the British team to compete in the IAAF World Junior Championships in Tampere, Finland next month. (Photograph by Mark Shearman).

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Penney is on the money

It was another busy weekend for Hercules Wimbledon with Commonwealth Games runner Dwayne Cowan opening his summer track programme and other Club athletes picking up titles and medals in the South of England Championships at Bedford and Surrey Schools Championships. Stand-out Hercules Wimbledon performance at the South of England Championships at Bedford was the Senior Men’s 5000m silver medal-winning performance by Andrew Penney. 

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Age knows no bounds for HW athletes

While teenager Chad Miller was strengthening his chances of representing Britain in next month’s IAAF World Junior Championships, some of the Club’s younger athletes were posting a string of lifetime best performances in Norway, and the club’s oldest active athlete was picking up six titles at the Surrey Masters Championships.

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Strong Vital statistics for HW teams

Some 29 Hercules Wimbledon runners took part in the Bank Holiday Monday Vitality London 10km road race from The Mall to Constitution Hill, which takes in some of the Capital’s most iconic sites. Team results (only three to score) are still to be ratified, but early thoughts are that the men's team finished fifth, with the possibility of a fantastic fourth place for the women's team.

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Penney is on the money

It was another busy weekend for Hercules Wimbledon with Commonwealth Games runner Dwayne Cowan opening his summer track programme and other Club athletes picking up titles and medals in the South of England Championships at Bedford and Surrey Schools Championships.

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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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