2018-19 Met League 2: Senior Women

The second fixture of the Met League is usually the one where it begins to feel like the winter season. Arriving at Stanborough Park at the start of the day, despite the stunning colours of the autumn trees, and the odd puddle after Friday’s rain, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was late September, such was the sunshine and warmth. So up went the flag, and down went our bags on the groundsheet-less grass. What could possibly go wrong?

This is always a busy fixture as the numbers are swelled by runners from Cambridge. 266 women finished on Saturday and, encouragingly, eight of them were from WGEL, equalling our Claybury squad. With five to score in the second division that’s an A  team and three fifths of a B. The addition of Suzanne Phillips, poorly with a chest infection, would have been the icing on the cake, but we’re more than happy to bank her strength for the hard winter yards to come. Two and a bit laps of an undulating, winding and very cambered open course, mainly dry with a few greasy parts after the overnight rain, with a few refreshing spots beginning to fall.

Results (scroll down and across)

A Team

London Marathon guaranteed place

The club has been allocated just one place for club entries at the 2019 London Marathon.  Anyone wishing to be considered for this place should contact club secretary, David Hollingworth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday 25th November.  To be considered for this place, applicants must: 

  1. Be fully paid up club members
  2. Have entered the public ballot for the 2019 London Marathon and received a rejection (please send evidence of this)
  3. Be willing to assist with marshalling or other duties at the Roding Valley Half Marathon (or enrol a friend/family member)

 It is likely that we will need a ballot to allocate the place, and this will be drawn in the clubhouse on Tuesday 27th November.

National CC Relays

We had 9 full teams and one incomplete young athlete team who travelled to Mansfield for this prestigious event. It was a mild day with the going underfoot firm, but a strong wind blew around the course.

Unfortunately for us it was a case of "if only" as, unlike the road relays a month earlier, there was no warning announcement of 5 minutes before each race. Our unlucky Under 17 men's team, victorious last year as Under 15s, were victims of this and were not on the starting line when the gun was fired. One or two other clubs were in the same boat.

Results

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U13s: Tilly Major, Molly Sherrin, Kezia Beeton, Rosemary Kelly (pic: Craig Sherrin)

Young Athletes Awards Night: 15th Dec

Young-Athletes-Summer-Awards-Night-2018

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