New club photographer/s required

ken and cameraKen Bray will be 85 next birthday and has been taking club photographs since 1950! Yes - over 60 years. But the club now requires a replacement - or replacements!

Within the local press well over 1000 must have been used and, at times, they would have been seen on the pages of Athletics Weekly and other sports publications.

Message from the new President

Message from our new President, David Hollingworth

presdent with museum wsI am extremely honoured to have been elected as President of the Club. We are a fantastic well run, well supported and high achieving club. In my other role as Club Secretary, you may have read in my annual review that despite the undoubted highs of the year, we do face a number of challenges as a club and in this respect, I have indicated a few of my aspirations for the forthcoming year:

1. That our teams continue to perform to the best of their abilities in all events and across all age groups. To help us do this I hope that all athletes and their coaches will prioritise competing for the club’s teams as often as they can.

2. To increase our “volunteer base”. We already have a tremendous group of people coaching, officiating and running the club, but there is a lot more that we would like to do if we had the resources. We have had a few new volunteers in the last 12 months and I hope this trend will continue.

3. To see increased use of the clubhouse for social events. The “Evergreens” already put on a varied social programme, but we really could make more use of the clubhouse, which is a facility we are very lucky to have. I would encourage anyone with any ideas for social/fundraising events to approach anyone on committee and we will be delighted to welcome all new ideas.

I very much look forward to the next 12 months and supporting the club where I can.

David Hollingworth

100 Years of WGAC Museum

Members visiting the cluhouse will have seen the display cabinet designed by John Baker being erected in the new clubhouse extension.

Would any members having interesting memorabilia from the first 100 years of the club please contact John on 020 8590 2793 or bring them to the clubhouse on a Tuesday evening.

WGEL Runners: beginners' groups

Beginners running/jogging session for mixed abilities: goal setting (how to set and use personal goals); how to warm up and cool down; and correct stretching for running.


Times: Tuesday 6-7pm, Saturday 9-10am, Sunday 9-10am. Training groups forbeginners running/jogging session for mixed abilities.

For more information contact our UKA qualified leaders: Grant Corton 07804 457160 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR Roy Williams 01708 341801 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get your track suit now

Now here's an idea for a present - for yourself or someone close to you - the new-style club tracksuit as modelled here by members of our women's cross country team. Rachel, on the extreme right, wears both top and bottoms, in contrast to Diana (woollen bobble hat) who wears the older-style top.

Please email your enquiries to Alex Wardle at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or phone 020 8270 2800)

Tracksuits are £45; Top only £28; Bottoms only £17; Club holdalls £20

Supplies are limited, but new stock can be ordered if there is sufficient interest.

Meanwhile, some of the old style tracksuits are available reduced from £60 to £35.