The Club has been advised of the sad news that Pam Webb passed away on Tuesday December 15th. Pam was the widow of the late Frank Webb, who was a Life Member and Club President (1984-86). Pam will be fondly remembered by many of the older members of Woodford Green AC as a regular supporter of both active and social events over very many years.
The second lockdown brought a hiatus to ‘Covid-secure’ racing opportunities. Organisers of the Chingford League, led by Adrian Frost (of Eton Manor) had already allocated for a fixture to take place on the first Sunday in December and it was good fortune that it would coincide with the first weekend out of lockdown. The race license was granted by UKA on the Wednesday before so six eager Woodford athletes made their way to Hog Hill, aka Redbridge Cycling Centre. Those of you familiar with the venue and league will know it usually hosts an evening midweek fixture. However this race was in daylight and consisted of 2.5 clockwise laps that tackled the hill three times to make a total distance of just over 5k.
England Athletics – London Region, completed its award ceremony via Zoom last Thursday, 19th November. These were awards for volunteers who contribute towards our sport. The club had four nominations for the final shortlist and three of our club members won awards, with the fourth as a runner-up. Details of their nominations were previously announced and is on our club website.
Keith Hopson and Don Blackett jointly won the award for services to athletics. This is a deserved award for the years they have both put into Athletics. Sam Wintle won the award for the Young Volunteer of the year for his work with our U11’s, the Woodford Wasps. He has continued to do so under difficult circumstances this year. Tamsin James finished as runner up in the Official of the year category for her continued work on track and field at local and national level.
The winners will go on to represent the London Region when England Athletics hold the event at the National level. The London Region award ceremony can be seen on the England Athletics You Tube channel.