Angus Holford clinched his third consecutive Orion Fell Race win over a wet and muddy course at Chingford last Friday night. Billed as a Category A fell race – the only one inside the M25, it requires 951’ of climbing over the 3 miles. The recent rain made for far more challenging conditions than last year’s bone dry course and it caused many runners to regret their choice of footwear. Woodford had a contingent of seven running and although there was no repeat of last year’s 1, 2, 3, we did manage four inside the top ten finishers.
Woodford athletes have been in action at home and abroad over the last week or so, with many fine performances to report. Amongst those was a national U/20 title for Daniel Rowden, and U/23 titles for Jack Lawrie and Hollie Pattie-Belleli. There was also news of a fine run over 1500m from Jon Cook as he set a new "domestic" Club record.
WGEL performed strongly in the first of three consecutive home SAL matches on Saturday 18 June. Despite winning almost half of all the events, the team narrowly lost out to Watford due to the latter winning 8 events unopposed. The team finished well ahead of Huntingdon and Enfield&Haringey, both of whom were previously ahead in the league, with Ilford in 5th.
Photos (by Alex Wardle)