England U/20 & U/23 Champs and other T&F News.

At the England Athletics Championships in Bedford over the weekend, which also counted as Trials for the GB & N.I. Trials for the European U/20 and U/23 Championships, results from Woodford athletes were led by Cameron Fillery who successfully defended his U/23 110mH title. Amongst other Woodford performances there were medals for Ellen McCartney and Canaan Solomon.

SAL: 4th place leaves team reliant on home matches

Woodford finished fourth and last in the 3rd SAL match of the season at Stevenage on Saturday 15 June, dropping the team dangerously close to the division 2 relegation zone. Hosts Stevenage and North Herts won the fixture ahead of Bexley and Cambridge & Coleridge. Unlike the first two matches, where WGELs women have clearly outscored the other teams, this match saw the smallest womens contingent in years, just 9 athletes, with more gaps than events contested.

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Please note that club members who have not paid their annual subscriptions for 2019 have not been registered for competition for this summer or winter season. Those who paid for last year’s membership will have their registration lapse at the end of this month (JUNE). If you wish to continue to compete, please pay any outstanding subs before the end of this month and you will be registered for competition.

Club team wins Haslers quiz

Haslers, the Loughton-based chartered accounts company, have been very supportive sponsors of the Roding Valley Half Marathon over the years, so the club was keen to support their charity quiz last Thursday.

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Bright sparks! Our quiz winners with their hamper of chocolate

The team comprised David “Evil” Hollingworth, Cowsi Magol with their respective Christine wives, former University Challenge champion Harold “Warwick” Wyber, plus a few friends. The team scored particularly well on the “Sporting Venues” round, even though the mighty Ashton Playing Fields did not feature on this occasion. By the end the other teams, consisting of many of Haslers' clients, and including a frightening number of solicitors and wealth managers, had been put in their place. The photo shows the team with the winners' trophy, which is nearly as prestigious as the coveted “Egg Box Trophy” awarded at the club’s Music Quiz, which sadly won’t be featuring the “Evil” team this year due to holiday commitments.

Essex 10,000m champs

On a warm Wednesday evening in Braintree this week, Angus Holford picked up the silver medal in the Essex 10,000m championships.