In surprisingly mild conditions, the fields of Uxbridge provided the backdrop to our third Met League fixture. Uxbridge is a deceptively tough course. It grinds the momentum out of legs over its undulating fields. Long meadow grasses tug at the athlete’s spikes and for the first time extended to 2K for U11s.
Uxbridge is also a tricky fixture logistically, not only being a long way down the A406 it comes at a difficult time of year with the end of school terms and Christmas approaching.
With this in mind, you can see why the opposition, to whom this represented a closer-to home fixture, fancied their chances should WGEL fail to turn up. However, they were to be disappointed!