Woodford Green AC w EL are greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Lloyd Cowan MBE. Lloyd competed for Woodford in the latter part of his active career and as he moved into his very successful coaching career remained connected to our Club as an Associate Member. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
Normally the club would have held an AGM back in April 2020, but Covid and lockdowns put paid to this. We had been hoping there might have been an easing of restrictions later in the year to allow an actual AGM to take place, especially as many older members who regularly attend the AGM don’t have the technology to allow them to attend virtual meetings. However, given the new restrictions it is clear we will have to hold the 2020 AGM online via ZOOM and very much delayed. By the club constitution we are obliged to hold an AGM, so we do indeed need to hold one.
So, we will be holding a virtual AGM via a ZOOM conference call. I am sure most of you will be familiar with Zoom during the last 10 months of various lockdowns. If you aren’t, then hopefully you can ask a family member to help you get set up.
The club’s Boxing Day relays moved to a virtual event for 2020. Registered runners were assigned to teams (named for club record holders on the track and road) at 10am, and photos of watches and GPS screenshots and links flooded in throughout the day.
Team Matt Shone (Rhys Edwards, Caroline Frith, Stefan Prince and Clair Stockings) ran out winners of the 2x2 mile, 2x1 mile virtual relay with a time of 39:43. They edged out Team Andy Morgan-Lee (Bertie Powell, Matilda Frith, Zoë Watson and Alex Wardle) on 40:41 and Team Jo Fenn (Tom Beedell, Charlotte Lovell, Jasmine Hall and Mark Adolphus) on 42:14. There were 44 individual participants across 12 teams.
James Stockings ran the fastest 2 mile leg of the day
The club's annual High Beach Boxing Day Relays this year are moving to a virtual competition but, as always, all Woodford YAs, juniors, seniors, vets, 2nd claimers, HCAs, parents, family and friends are welcome.
Please register here for a 1 or 2 mile leg (and find instructions for reporting your performances) by 9am on Boxing Day: http://bit.ly/wgel_signup
Registered runners will be allocated into teams, aiming for an even competition. These will be published by 10am on Boxing Day. Participants can run any time on Boxing Day and enter their time and supply evidence (e.g. Strava link, or send a picture of GPS watch) by 6pm. The team with lowest total time wins.