YDL Lower 2018: A winning start

Saturday saw the start of the U/13's & U/15's YDL at a very sunny and hot Ashford in Kent. In this new league that we have entered this year, we went there with some trepidation, especially as we were down some athletes due to the mini marathon on Sunday. Not to be deterred by this we excelled with some outstanding performances, many PB's and finishing 1st by nearly 30 points:

Result

1st: WGEL - 545.5, 2nd - Paddock Wood/Folkestone RC: 517, 3rd: Ashford (Host Club): 464, 4th: Orion Harriers: 446.5, 5th: East Grinstead: 406.5, 6th: Hastings AC: 289.0, 7th: Medway Park Phoenix: 201.5.

Ashton closures: April-May 2018

Ashton Track Closures 2018

AGM: 27th April

To all members

I hereby give notice that the 110th Annual General Meeting of the Woodford Green Athletic Club with Essex Ladies will be held on Friday, 27th April 2018, at the Clubhouse, Ashton Playing Fields, Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, commencing at 7.45 p.m. Your attendance is requested.

I very much hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend.

Yours sincerely

David Hollingworth

Hon. General Secretary

2018 National 12-Stage Relay: Men 28th

Rumours of summer's arrival began to circulate throughout the country towards the end of last week, which came as a relief to those of us heading to Birmingham for the National Road Relay Championships. Following the cold and miserable winter which resulted in the cancellation of the Southern 12 Stage, we were invited to send a team to the National Championships and finished off a solid day's work in 28th place. The overall title was retained by Tonbridge's ever-impressive youthful squad, proving Alan Hanson ('you never win anything with kids') wrong. They were closely followed home by Met League rivals Highgate with Swansea finishing off the podium places. The event came under some criticism following a mass start on stage 12 for all but the three teams in the medal positions at that time, potentially scuppering chances of the 4th and 5th placed teams from chasing down clubs ahead of them. There was some movement in positions during the 12th stage although the medal places were not affected, to the relief of the (since apologetic) organisers.

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