Marlow well represented by Commonwealth Games athletes!

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The Commonwealth Games kicked off this week, and Team England includes some talented athletes from Marlow! Here are brief details of who they are, and how you can keep up to date with their progress. 

Marlow resident Barry Middleton in his Team GB  gear.
Marlow resident Barry Middleton in his Team GB gear.

Barry  Middleton – Hockey

Marlow resident Barry Middleton is captain of the Men’s Hockey team.

Barry has a wealth of experience having competed in three Olympic Games, and he’s the current squad’s most capped England and GB player.

At the time of writing, the England men’s squad are off to a winning start, defeating Trinidad and Tobago 6-1 – with Barry scoring!



commonwealth games - alex danson
Alex sporting a nifty looking Olympic Bronze Medal!

Alex Danson – Hockey

The women’s Hockey squad includes Marlow resident Alex Danson, a very experienced and successful player – and Olympic bronze medal winner no less!

At time of writing, the women’s team have won their opening game vs Wales 2-0, with Alex opening the scoring! Read the full BBC report here.

Alex is on Twitter : @AlexDanson15




Pippa winning the 2013 Wycombe 10k, pic from the BFP.
Pippa winning the 2013 Wycombe 10k, pic from the BFP.

Pippa Woolven – Steeplechase

Marlow’s Pippa Woolven, 21, will compete in the the 3,000m steeplechase

Pippa is on an athletics scholarship at Florida State University, but was formerly a pupil at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School.

The Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final is on Wed  30 July 19:45 – 19:55

You can follow Pippa on Twitter @PippaWoolven



The wider local area is also well represented with competitors, this article from the Maidenhead Advertiser has the details.

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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