Woodford Green AC w EL are greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Lloyd Cowan MBE. Lloyd competed for Woodford in the latter part of his active career and as he moved into his very successful coaching career remained connected to our Club as an Associate Member. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
The Club was further saddened to hear of the death of another notable member, Chris Foreman who passed away suddenly on Monday at the age of 78. Chris was a Life Member of Woodford Green A.C. having been awarded that honour in 1975. Chris had originally joined Woodford Green A.C. in 1958 and under the tutelage of Ron Bowden developed into a more than useful hammer thrower as well as an occasional thrower of the other implements. However it was his work as Team Manager/Captain of the senior men’s Track and Field team where he had the greatest influence. In the early years of the National Athletics League (later BAL) from its formation in 1969 through to the mid 1980’s Chris organised the Club’s participation in those events (as well as other team competitions) managing both the active and logistical side of the Club teams in those meetings around the U.K. and did so whilst having a successful and demanding professional career. Chris like others from Woodford Green AC over many years also contributed to the Hammer Circle where he served as a Membership Secretary for several years and was later made a Vice President.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
Normally the club would have held an AGM back in April 2020, but Covid and lockdowns put paid to this. We had been hoping there might have been an easing of restrictions later in the year to allow an actual AGM to take place, especially as many older members who regularly attend the AGM don’t have the technology to allow them to attend virtual meetings. However, given the new restrictions it is clear we will have to hold the 2020 AGM online via ZOOM and very much delayed. By the club constitution we are obliged to hold an AGM, so we do indeed need to hold one.
So, we will be holding a virtual AGM via a ZOOM conference call. I am sure most of you will be familiar with Zoom during the last 10 months of various lockdowns. If you aren’t, then hopefully you can ask a family member to help you get set up.
The club's annual High Beach Boxing Day Relays this year are moving to a virtual competition but, as always, all Woodford YAs, juniors, seniors, vets, 2nd claimers, HCAs, parents, family and friends are welcome.
Please register here for a 1 or 2 mile leg (and find instructions for reporting your performances) by 9am on Boxing Day: http://bit.ly/wgel_signup
Registered runners will be allocated into teams, aiming for an even competition. These will be published by 10am on Boxing Day. Participants can run any time on Boxing Day and enter their time and supply evidence (e.g. Strava link, or send a picture of GPS watch) by 6pm. The team with lowest total time wins.
The Club has been advised of the sad news that Pam Webb passed away on Tuesday December 15th. Pam was the widow of the late Frank Webb, who was a Life Member and Club President (1984-86). Pam will be fondly remembered by many of the older members of Woodford Green AC as a regular supporter of both active and social events over very many years.