Met 2019-20 Race 2: Men and Women


Woodford's senior men sit third in the Met League table after a fifth-placed finish in a high-quality field at Welwyn Garden City. The new coalition of team managers feel this was a solid start to their tenure and will look to address the mainly safety-pin related teething problems before the next fixture. Several long-established members put in good runs, and the future looks bright with two under-20s in our scoring 12 but we also had two Vet-60s closing the team out. With Highgate taking the league by the scruff of its neck with their victory in this fixture, the race is on for 2nd place, and Woodford will need to improve to rival VPH for this spot.

Provisional results

National CC Relays: Mansfield, 02/11/19

John Stow writes:

When I arrived at the course just after 9am the sun was shining and the course quite good apart from the entrance to the woods, where a mass of water made for a tricky 20/30 metres in ankle-deep water.

By the time the first race started at 10.45am the forecast heavy rain had arrived along with strong winds, and the temperature plummeted. This made for very difficult running conditions but our runners never let all this get the better of them. Some excellent racing from our athletes yielded three top 16 finishes plus another two teams in the thirties. The starting fields in the young athlete races were in excess of 100 teams.

Provisional results

Under 13 Girls

Schools CC: final day report


The final race in the three-match league took place last week. With over 24 schools sending teams, ranging from under 11's to under 15's, nearly 400 competitors took part in the event each week. The first two races were held at our cross-country course at Claybury Park with the final league match at Ashton Playing Fields (on the grass perimeter) so that the awards ceremony could take place in our club house.

Kevin Diedrick named National Official of the Year

Having won the England Athletics London Regional Award as the Official of the Year, Kevin Diedrick was put forward for the England Athletics national awards. At the ceremony in Birmingham last Saturday, Kevin duly won and became National Official of the Year. Many congratulations to Kevin for the well-deserved award.

Kevin Diedrick Official of the Year

Kevin with his London Region award a few weeks ago

England Athletics website states:

Kevin Diedrick is a Field Judge who started officiating in 1999, since then he has progressed to National Level 4 and undertaken his CMA. He’s now often utilised by UKA / EA / SEAA as Referee, NTD, and Technical Manager.

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