The club is happy to publicise this "Wild Run" across 10K of "beautiful meadows and woodland" in Chigwell. This organisation have been good to WGEL and we wish them all the best with this fundraiser.
The 2017 Young Athletes Winter Awards Night was held in the clubhouse on Tuesday evening. YA Co-Secretary, John Stow, who has brought most of the athletes concerned to the club and coached them, presided over affairs. President Jan Holst was in attendance and GB athlete Canaan Solomon presented the awards.
A good crowd of eager athletes, parents and club members were there to applaud the athletes' fine achievements. And at the end of the evening Club Secretary David Hollingworth presented John Stow himself with an award - Clubman of the Year, very much deserved for the intensive, passionate work he does with the YA section.
Below is a small selection of images from the evening, courtesy of Molly Wain's dad Richard.
The U11 Girls squad with their Metropolitan CC League Trophy
The next Open Graded Meeting will be held next Tuesday 2nd May at Ashton Playing Fields. See the Open Graded Meetings tab for details of all these events.
Bob Corbett's funeral (see recent Announcement) will take place at Greenacres, North Weald on Thursday 4th May at 1:30 pm.
It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Bob Corbett.
He joined our club shortly after Essex Ladies merged with Woodford Green AC. and became an Associate Member. Over the years he produced some very successful athletes notably his daughter Kirsty, Hannah Frankson, Holly Patti-Belleli and Chloe Galloway. A few years ago he decided to become an independent coach and moved his training base to the Lea Valley Centre, also participating in event workshops. He still kept close ties with WG and EL and will be greatly missed.
Bob was a devoted family man with a passion for our sport, and our sympathies are with his wife Angie and family at this difficult time.