Start Fitness Met League race 3: Seniors

We travelled with high hopes and a strong team to Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday afternoon, for the third Start Fitness Met League fixture of the year. Sitting in second place in the league, we knew it would take something special to overhaul a stubborn Highgate team. Unfortunately we came up just short, with the A team 110 points behind in second, but we cemented our second place position nonetheless, and had some very pleasing individual performances. All should be feeling positive heading into the Championships post festive period.

ResultsStockings Southern 12 2016

A Team

Our first athlete home was James Stockings (photo right, Sept. 2016). Feeling confident from his positive result at Stevenage, James knew the fast, flat, firm ground of Scrubs would give him a platform to shine. Starting aggressively he asserted himself well in the lead group and maintained a good cadence to finish 8th. This is the Durham student’s highest Met league finish and this fantastic form is welcomed by both James and the team!

Start Fitness Met League race 3: Young Athletes

With the festive season upon us it was encouraging to see 28 WG&EL young athletes out in action on a cold but bright December afternoon at the Scrubs. We had four new runners and how well they have slotted into our teams. Our return saw four podium places plus another twelve placings in the top 10, which produced some excellent results for us.

Results

Scrubs 2016 U11 Boys 2

Essex Vets CC Champs, Writtle

For many years this winter Championship was a local one for us, alternating between Claybury and Hainault. Gradually it has moved eastwards, this time in the beautiful surroundings of Writtle University College which, if the rows of greenhouses, terracotta pots and tended gardens were anything to go by, specialises in agriculture. Always a popular fixture, it seemed busier this year. Doubtless the number of races being held on the day beginning with U13 and U15 boys and girls. The unbroken sunshine and clear blue sky helped.

Silvers for U15 Boys at Essex U13/U15 CC

A crisp bright November morning saw a good turnout of WGEL young athletes to the Essex Champs at the agricultural college in Writtle. Whilst warming up the chat was all about the bright morning and seemingly dry underfoot conditions hiding some quite slippery and difficult parts of the challenging course.

With club CC championship medals on offer, as well as Essex vests and team championships, everything was set for an exciting morning.

Essex 2016 CC U15 Silver

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