WGEL’s Sweatshop Southern Athletics League campaign continued at Thurrock. In blustery conditions the team finished third behind hosts Thurrock and Serpentine despite the second-best score the team has ever achieved in this league. The team was a long way ahead of Barnet&District and Mornington Chasers, meaning the club remains mid-division.
Woodford athletes were out in force at last weekend's Essex Championships held at Chelmsford with good representation across the age groups. There were many fine performances including county titles and personal bests amongst those who competed.
There have been many good performances by Woodford athletes over the last week, including in the US where there was a personal best for Hollie Pattie-Belleli, as well as good performances from Sam Watts and Cindi Ofili. There also good marks at BMC meetings as well as many athletes being involved in the Essex Championships.
For the third year in a row, a WGEL M55 road relay trio has medalled at the prestigious National Masters Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park, near Birmingham. After winning gold in 2014 and silver in 2015, this year another very exciting race produced a bronze for our men.
This year Alun Evans, relatively untested at this level, came into the team to replace Richard Holland, and took leg 1. The highly experienced Dave Cox and Tony Pamphilon (both Life Members) took legs 2 and 3.