Jack Petchey Awards

At our Ashton U/11s squad training yesterday we presented 3 young helpers, Miya Maeda, Jessica Adams & Ellen Savidge, with their Jack Petchey Awards after being nominated for all the excellent work that they, along with the other 11 WGEL Young Helpers, have contributed since June this year. In all, the helpers have given up 252 coaching hours in total to help Joe Everitt, and Sam & Andrew Wintle, whether that was at Roding Valley Fields, when we were unable to use the track at Ashton, and then when we came back in July. Without this help we simply couldn't accommodate so many children, and we now also have a waiting list - that is the success of the guys who run it.

These 3 girls have contributed 80 hours in total just on their own, which is a phenomenal amount of time that they have sacrificed, and yet another reason why it is so successful at the moment. GO TEAM WOODFORD!

Hever Castle Triathlon

With all prior triathlons cancelled over the summer, Hever did a magnificent job staging this event which has always been the biggest youth triathlon in the UK and worldwide. The event saw strict social distancing rules applied, with the first discipline, the swim, having triathletes start out ten seconds apart.

Conditions over the two days were cold and windy, which meant the water temperature was only 13 degrees. This forced the swim part of the event to be reduced by 50%. WGEL had no fewer than seven triathletes competing over the two days.

WGEL Young Athletes Meeting (Minithon)

On Saturday 26th September, WGEL Young Athletes hosted their second track and field competition of the summer, catering for WGEL athletes, school years 3-9 (U11s-U15s).

The event, thanks to the hard work of WGEL club officials, took place under UKA Licensed competition rules. This provided athletes with official recorded times and distances, and for many helped established their athletics CV’s on the UKA “Power of Ten” results database.

Power of 10 Results

Athletes selected up to three events from the licensed schedule including hurdles, 75m, 150m, and 600m, Long Jump, Shot Put and Javelin (howlers). Over 100 WGEL athletes entered. The organising team seeded races on school year groups. This ensured athletes had good levels of competition, whilst having fun with age group teammates.

2020 Minithon 600m race

Autumn Le Chevalier-Jones impresses in the U11 600m

Rowden wins again

Daniel Rowden was in superb form last evening in Zagreb. Racing over 800m in a high quality field Daniel underlined his status as the British number one, comfortably beating the next three Britains behind him on this year's domestic ranking lists. The pacemaker went through 400m in 50.39 secs, with Dan ensuring he was well positioned at all times and in a tremendously strong finish took 6m out of the field in the last 60m. Dan's time of 1m 44.09 secs is the fastest run by any British athlete since 2012 and ranks 3rd on this season's world rankings. Of course it also updates his own Woodford Club record.

See the race here

Who's Online

We have 270 guests and no members online