Woodford finished third in the fourth and final Southern Athletics League match of the season at Thurrock on Saturday 11 September. The overall league table for this year only is based on the best performance by each club, and hosts Thurrock were the only team that attempted to improve their position. Their (provisional) final score of 301.6 is well short of the best results of WGEL and Havering earlier in the season (with WGEL ending the season on 360.2 just 0.3 ahead of Havering), but sufficient to win the match with Havering on 280.0. Despite fielding the smallest SAL team in several years and the smallest men’s team ever Woodford (144.9) finished just ahead of Ilford with Newham and Essex Beagles again propping up the local division.
On Saturday 04th September while the BBQ was in full swing, WGEL Juniors in the YDL Lower age group produced an outstanding performance to finish only 20.5 points behind premier league club Havering AC. The result as follows:
1) Havering AC - 549.5
2) WGEL AC - 529.0
3) Basildon AC - 472.5
4) Dartford Harriers AC - 283.0
5) VPTH AC - 111.0
6) NEB AC - 100.0
The clubhouse has been booked for a private function on Thursday 16th September from 17.30.
The track will be in use for training, but there will be no access to the clubhouse.
From L to R: Nabil, Medwin, Sikiru, Matthew
Competing at the final YDL Upper meeting of the season at Basildon on Sunday, the quartet of Sikiru Onigbanjo, Medwin Odamtten, Matthew Adum-Yeboah and Nabil Tezkratt improved upon the club record of 42.0 secs, set in 2009 and equalled more recently in 2019. The new mark is 41.73 secs and is the fastest time by a UK U/20 team this season other than by the GB national team.