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.


Ayo Falola: Funeral Details - UPDATED

Funeral Service for Ayo Falola

Wednesday 23rd December, 2pm Greenacres Woodland Burials, Epping Forest

Kiln Road, North Weald, Epping Essex, CM16 6AD

This will be followed by a Celebration of Ayo's life at Lee Valley Athletic centre, from 3.30 pm onwards.

Lee Valley Athletics centre
61 Meridian Way
London N9 0AR

Family flowers only. Should anybody wish to make a donation to two charities that were close to Ayo's heart, they may do so here



It is with great sadness that we have to report that Ayo Falola, who had been battling cancer for a number of years, passed away peacefully last night.Ayo competing

Ayo was a Life Member of Woodford Green, a former sprinter, and more recently a coach to a number of successful British athletes.

Our thoughts at this time are with Ayo's wife Sarah and their three sons.

Athletics Weekly reports on the many superb tributes that have been paid to Ayo.

Ayo coaching