London Youth Games

Sunny skies and a fairly firm Parliament Hill course greeted our 20 runners who were representing their boroughs - in our case, Waltham Forest or Redbridge. It was a great day for the club as we had three podium placings and a winning team.


The winning U13 Boys team: Redbridge. [Photo: James Geller]

L to R: Reuben Fabian, William Kok, Jimmy Geller, Luca Gormley. Extreme right: Nathan Wright

U11 Girls

Isabelle Kyson, tasting top opposition for the first time, ran a fine race over 1500 metres to place 12th, just  29 seconds behind Lilly Rose from Lambeth. This will give Isabelle confidence as she travels to Liverpool next Saturday for her next race. 170 runners started in this race.

2018-19 Met League race 2: Young Athletes

Around 50 young athletes turned up at Stanborough Park, Welwyn, to be greeted by sunny skies and a mild autumn day. They were the lucky ones as rain came along for our Senior Women and even worse conditions for the Men as a cloudburst drenched all the runners in the final race.

It was another excellent day for our youngsters as we maintain a healthy overall lead in the Howard Williams Junior Trophy whilst retaining leads in five of the age group categories.


Convincing: Abigail Reid wins the U13 race by 26 seconds


Works at Ashton Playing Fields

As you may have seen, work is underway at Ashton. The purpose is to prepare the facility to support Woodford Town Football Club as of the 2019/20 Season. The specific works are: 

·        Levelling the infield area to prepare it to become usable for football. This has begun. We are assured it will not affect our use of the track except at some times during the day when equipment needs to use the track. The plan is to have the infield available again from March 2019.

·        New lighting. Upgrades to the existing lighting pillars, probably with the erection of one or two new pillars.

·        New PA system to be deployed around the field, probably on the new lighting pillars.

Clubhouse defibrillator acquired

A defibrillator has been bought for the clubhouse, to be positioned adjacent to the bar. It is a model which theoretically requires no training, since it automatically guides the user through the use process.

However, knowing that most people would generally feel more comfortable with if they were familiar with the equipment, the club would like to organise a training session by a certified training provider in the clubhouse.

Club members and their parents are invited to register interest for such a session. Ideally we would like to hold it on a Tuesday evening after training. Once we know what interest there is we will firm up a date and time. The club intend to pay for the training.

Defibrillators have been in the news recently, as ex-England footballer Glenn Hoddle's life was saved by a TV studio technician who used a defibrillator on him. One of our past club presidents who collapsed in the street was also saved by a defibrillator, used by a passing taxi driver.

If you are interested in this training, please email Terry McCarthy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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