Content editor(s) needed

We are in need of, ideally, a couple of additional content editors for the website.

The role would involve receiving requests from team managers, particularly, plus other club officials, to add whatever they need to the website. Race reports, announcements, etc.

The site is currently based on the "Joomla" content management tool. It is relatively easy to use once you have been shown how.

Ideally, too, a content editor is able to make minor corrections to the content that is submitted - e.g. adding commas, making minor corrections, etc. So a reasonable standard of English is required.

Ideally, too, a content editor can respond fairly rapidly to a request - e.g. within 24 hours.

Adding photos to articles is another potential task - if you can use a standard tool to crop photos to the required size, it is easy to add them to articles.

If you have regular access to a PC and you are interested in helping the club out in this way, please email me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you.

Terry McCarthy


Young Athletes Awards Evening: 1st March

The Young Athletes Awards Evening will be held on Tuesday, 1st March, in the clubhouse at 7.30pm.

All young athletes, parents, coaches and supporters are invited to attend.


Ashton track closure

Tuesday 12th January: 13:23

Vision (track management company) confirm that the track will remain closed all day today. It is due to reopen tomorrow.


Team reunite for Ayo

Just prior to Christmas, 300-400 people attended the funeral of Ayo Falola. The funeral was followed by a celebration of his life at Lee Valley.

Ayo formed part of the 4x100m team which still holds the club record in that event, and the other members of that record holding team were present to pay tribute to their former team-mate.

WGEL 4x100 squad vertical

The record, of 40.15 seconds, was set when winning the Cup-Final at Bedford on 30.8.97, and the order was Ayo, Josephus Thomas, Jocelyn Thomas, Tim O´Dell. The photo shows, from left to right, Josephus, Tim and Jocelyn, with one of Ayo's sons, Ben.


Boxing Day Relays

Saturday 26th DEC - BOXING DAY RELAYS – High Beech Church, Epping Forest. 

On Boxing Day the Club is hosting the annual Boxing Day Relay at High Beach in Epping Forest. Typically, teams are made up of 4 runners, two people running 2 miles and two running 1 mile. Runners are seeded so that teams are fairly equal. It’s a fun, low-profile, but popular event, and friends and family are welcome to participate. Fancy dress is also welcome. Sign up before 10.30 outside High Beech church.