Announcements

John Baker RIP

Cowsi Magol writes:

It is with great sadness that we have to report that John Baker passed away this morning.  John had a heart attack from which he never recovered, although attempts were made by the paramedics to revive him. It was very quick and John did not suffer. It was only on Wednesday morning that the small group of Evergreens were out for “training” in Hainault forest with him.

John-Baker-RIP-1958-small

John running the last leg of the Southern London-Brighton relay in 1958

John joined the club in 1954 when his coach Ron Bowden moved to the club along with another Woodford stalwart, David Stearns. John was a talented middle distance runner in the mid 1950’s, achieving 1:52.5 for the 800m/880yds in his prime and represented the club in many of the trophy events held during this time.

Liz Pribul – Funeral Arrangements

Thursday 12th July 2018. 10.15am: Service at St Mary’s Church, Theydon Bois, CM16 7JN. The Village Hall, on the main road through the village, is opening the car park.

Followed by: Committal at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow CM17 9JD

Family flowers only.

Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or The Salvation Army, two of the charities Liz supported, via Daniel Robinson & Sons, Funeral Directors, Epping.

The family would like to welcome you to the Queen Victoria, Theydon Bois, CM16 7ES after the committal for a light buffet lunch.

It is not a private committal, but some may prefer to wait at Theydon Bois and perhaps make themselves comfortable at the Queen Victoria.

RSVP to Tim Pribul (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01279 724482 or text 07710 988650) to assist with numbers for the catering.

Thanksgiving service for Peter Adams

There will be a service of thanksgiving and remembrance for our former member Peter Adams MBE on Wednesday, 18 July 2018, at 2:00 pm, followed by tea and cakes.

Venue: St John the Baptist Church, St John’s Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5DN

RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 020 8418 0730

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE HAMMER EVENT -GRADED MEETING JUNE 12th

Due to a recent safety notice issued by  UKA related to Hammer/Discus cage specifications there will be some disruption during this event.The latest registration (as advertised) is 6pm but we will need to start the competition for any athletes expecting to throw over 40m at  6.30pm and other throwers will start at approximately 7pm. Depending on the number of entries it is possible that there will have to be maximum of 3 throws per competitor so  please bear this in mind if you wish to compete in the hammer and except our apologies for the late advice but we are required to follow these new UKA guidelines.

Ron Bowden RIP

Update: Ron's funeral will be held at the South Chapel, City of London Crematorium, at 11am on Tuesday, 29th May. The family invite everyone for a drink and a snack at the WGEL clubhouse at Ashton Playing Fields afterwards.

Woodford’s legendary coach, 88-year old Ron Bowden, sadly passed away at home in South Woodford on the evening of Saturday May 12th, survived by his wife Jose', and their three children, Philip, Stephen and Yvette.

Ron Bowden 2008 1