The club has been allocated a single place for the 2020 London Marathon. This is for club members who have been unsuccessful in the ballot. In order to apply for the club place, the following criteria should be met:
- Must have entered via the public ballot and been rejected
- Must be a fully paid up member of the club
- You or a family member must agree to help out at the Roding Valley Half Marathon
In the event that more than one person meets the above criteria, a draw will take place in the clubhouse.
Having won the England Athletics London Regional Award as the Official of the Year, Kevin Diedrick was put forward for the England Athletics national awards. At the ceremony in Birmingham last Saturday, Kevin duly won and became National Official of the Year. Many congratulations to Kevin for the well-deserved award.
Kevin with his London Region award a few weeks ago
England Athletics website states:
Kevin Diedrick is a Field Judge who started officiating in 1999, since then he has progressed to National Level 4 and undertaken his CMA. He’s now often utilised by UKA / EA / SEAA as Referee, NTD, and Technical Manager.
The England Athletics London Regional Awards 2019 were presented to the winners and runners-up on Wednesday 2nd October. Club members won three awards:
Kevin Diedrick: Winner, Official Of The Year
Gladys Bird: Runner-up, Coach Of The Year
Alan James: Runner-up, Volunteer Of The Year
Congratulations to all three for their very well-deserved awards!
London Region Official Of The Year: Kevin Dietrick
Fundraiser on behalf of Haven House Hospice & WGEL Juniors
Saturday 21st September saw WGEL host a Bring And Buy Sale which included a BBQ. It was a very lovely warm, sunny day. The purpose of the day was to try and raise as much money for Haven House Hospice and the WGEL Juniors. It was really overwhelming to see the generosity of the WGEL community before the event, and this continued with the help on the day. The club's togetherness really showed in trying to make this a success, and although the turnout from the general public was not as much as expected and/or hoped, this still didn't deter the spirits. At the end of the event, there was a lot of stuff left over, which Haven House said they would come and collect to distribute to their shops, so it won't go to waste. The final total, after deductions, is likely to be around £500.00, so a good £250.00 to each cause.
I would like to reiterate that without the help from those dedicated volunteers both before the day and on the day, this simply would not have happened, so WELL DONE to you all.