Phil Norman runs quick 10K

Phil Norman Speedway 10K 2020

Phil extends the gap on Josh Grace (Pic: Coral Norman)

Phil Norman was 2nd in the Speedway 10K at Beachley in Gloucs at the weekend. The Speedway 10K tends to attract a good quality field and this year was no different. The race was won in 28.58 by Birchfield Harriers' Omar Ahmed, while our Phil clocked 29:15, 16" clear of Aldershot's Josh Grace. In all, 11 men went sub30.


Phil, of course, narrowly missed GB selection for the steeplechase at the 2019 World Championships, and he is currently training with a focus on making this year's Olympic Games. His next outing will the very high-quality Armagh 5K on 13th February.

Chingford League 4th Fixture: Hackney Marshes

WGEL U11s where back toeing-the-line this weekend in the Chingford league at Hackney Marshes. This was the fourth race of this winter league. The league season consists of six races in total with over 20 clubs competing from North & East London. An overall team and individual competition takes place (based on the athlete’s best five results) over the series.

The junior race regularly attracts 50-60 young athletes and is 2k in distance. Venues include Trent Park, Hogg Hill and the Olympic Velopark. Going into this race, WGEL U11s boys and girls stood in a strong position despite missing Trent Park (Met League clash )in both team and individual competitions. This was after good performances at Hogg Hill and Velopark. Could this continue?

U11 Chingford League 18 01 20

Pic: Joe Everitt

Results - U11s Boys and Girls

Essex Schools CC, Writtle, 18/01/2020

We had no fewer than 29 athletes taking part, representing various districts, in this year's championships where the runners were greeted with sunny skies although there was a chill in the air. A lot was at stake in the six races, from which the first six across the line would be gaining automatic selection for the English Schools CC at Liverpool in March. As Essex are hosting the South East Schools Inter Counties this year, the first twenty over the line were to be invited to this fixture. This race would decide the final two discretionary places on offer for the English Schools.

Our athletes had an excellent morning with no fewer than seven gaining automatic selection for the English Schools. And a further eight athletes were selected to represent Essex Schools at the Inter Counties fixture on 1st February.

Abigail Reid Kezia Beeton Essex Schools 2020

Kezia Beeton (no 89): 4th in the Junior Girls race (pic: Laura Millward)


This is to remind club members that annual subscription for 2020 membership fees are due in January 2020. There are no increases in club membership fees this year. If you are a life or associate member, no fees are due other than the £16 for the registration fee as an active competitor with England Athletics who have increased their fees by £1 from 2019. Please note that those members who joined from September to December 2019 will have their membership fees carried forward to 2020. However, they will be required to pay the registration fee of £16 for 2020.

2020 subscriptions, including registration fees, are as follows:

Active Seniors (Over 21)                                                           £69.00 per annum

Active Young Members (under 21)

Students, Unemployed and                                                        £49.00 per annum


Non-Active and 2nd Claim                                                         £38.00 per annum

£16 from the annual subscriptions for active athletes will be for registration fees payable to England Athletics. Failure to pay your subscriptions by APRIL 2020 will result in your non-registration as an active athlete with England Athletics for the new season and your registration being withdrawn from all competition under UK Athletics for 2020/21. Please also note that if overdue subscriptions are unpaid this could result in suspension from the club and restrictions on joining another club. 

If you have more than one year outstanding please contact the Membership Secretary for further details. If you wish to resign from the club please confirm in writing to the Membership Secretary on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Cheques should be made payable to Woodford Green Athletic Club and sent to the Membership Secretary at 5 Chevely Close, Coopersale, Epping, Essex, CM16 7RL.

Alternatively, it can be paid directly into the club bank account by BACS. Please contact the Membership Secretary for BACS details 

Cowsi Magol, Membership & Subscriptions Secretary

January 2020

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