Essex Schools XC Year 7 and 8 Champs

After the snow, ice and freezing conditions last weekend, much kinder conditions greeted our athletes at this popular event, held at Stubbers, which involves nearly two hundred runners in each of the four races.

In the Year 8 race over 3.5K, the race developed into a two-horse tussle with our own Jimmy Geller battling it out with Will Steadman, the Chelmsford runner, over the hills in the first part of the course. During the second part of the course around the lake, Steadman gradually got away with Jimmy closing him down towards the end with a frantic sprint that left our lad just three seconds behind. With the first sixteen selected to run for Essex at Horsham next month, Jimmy bagged yet another county vest. Nathan Wright was never too far back with a fine 7th spot. Next home, gaining his first county vest, was Ben Savidge who ran strongly throughout and he totally deserved the selection. New member Chris Richardson was 43rd and Archie Sherrin 52nd.

Indoor Update


Several Woodford athletes across all age groups were in action indoors at the Essex Championships at Lee Valley. There were two Championship titles for U/15 sprinter Shona Vincent, and there were also titles for Shayne Dewar, Anna Clark and U/13 Abigail Reid. Several others won medals, and other Woodford athletes have also been in action elsewhere.

Indoor Update

Several Woodford athletes were in action indoors over the weekend, both in the UK and overseas, where there was a sprint hurdles p.b. for Gabriella Ade-Onojobi, and a p.b. equalling run for Cameron Fillery.

Gabriella Ade-Onjobi UKWL 2 2018

Summer 2018: Gabriella Ade-Onjobi

2019 South OF England CC: Young Athletes

We had twenty one young athletes arrive at Parliament Hill Fields for these annual championships and, although the ground underfoot was fairly dry, there were a few spots on the course which were a tad muddy. After a very cold week the weather was somewhat milder with a keen westerly wind blowing across the course.


Under 13 Girls

Leading up to the race some of the girls were getting a little nervous, but on the day they all seemed in good spirit with the nerves perhaps switching to the Team Manager who could not stand still for very long at all.


U13 squad: Larna, Kezia, Abigail, Emily, Molly, Tilly, Rosemary, Rose (photo: Nicola Morgan)

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