Announcements

Ron Bowden RIP

Update: Ron's funeral will be held at the South Chapel, City of London Crematorium, at 11am on Tuesday, 29th May. The family invite everyone for a drink and a snack at the WGEL clubhouse at Ashton Playing Fields afterwards.

Woodford’s legendary coach, 88-year old Ron Bowden, sadly passed away at home in South Woodford on the evening of Saturday May 12th, survived by his wife Jose', and their three children, Philip, Stephen and Yvette.

Ron Bowden 2008 1

Ashton closures: May - September 2018

lease also note the below track closures recently added: 
Friday 4th - Saturday 5th May the track will be closed both days for maintenance works. 
Sunday 6th May the track is closed due to an event. 
Monday 7th May is Bank Holiday and the main gate opening times will be 9am-5pm. Please see the Ashton website for specific facility opening times. 

Ashton Track Closures May 2018

AGM: 27th April

To all members

I hereby give notice that the 110th Annual General Meeting of the Woodford Green Athletic Club with Essex Ladies will be held on Friday, 27th April 2018, at the Clubhouse, Ashton Playing Fields, Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, commencing at 7.45 p.m. Your attendance is requested.

I very much hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend.

Yours sincerely

David Hollingworth

Hon. General Secretary

Essex Champs entries: System Error

Paul Merrywest, Championship Secretary, Essex AA, informs us that

"A system error has meant that details of anybody who entered prior to 13:00 on 8th March 2018 in respect of the main championships has been lost.   Athletes will need to re-input their entry again. I  am certain no payment has been taken from their bank account."

Ken Bone R.I.P.

96-year old Ken Bone, Woodford Green Athletic Club's oldest Life Member, passed away at Stirling, north of Edinburgh, in January.

Ken joined the club in 1937, and after his war service years he won the Essex County 440 yards hurdles title on four consecutive years, 1948-51. By then he had become seriously involved in coaching, a field to which he dedicated considerable thought and activity - in an age in which "The Establishment" of our sport tended to think coaches were con-men.