Thomas Finch picks up award

The 2017 London Volunteer Awards were presented on Wednesday 15th November at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health. Our own Thomas Finch picked up the Young Volunteer Of The Year award.

Thomas Finch Award 2

On the evening, Thomas was supported by mum Helen and (pictured from left to right) fellow officials Simon Wright, Jackie Wright and Kevin Diedrick).

The England Athletics website has a full report on the evening. Thomas's citation features here below.

RIP Steve Sear

We are extremely sad to report the passing of former member Steve Sear

He came to the sport in his late 30s but made a substantial impact on the local racing scene. He raced frequently, particularly over 5-10 miles, and would regularly clock low 31 minutes for 10K and 51 minutes for 10 miles. Just prior to his retirement from the sport aged 44 he ran 31.07 for 10,000m. Steve's brother John, some years younger, was equally talented and ran sub9 for 3000m steeplechase.

Steve Sear

Clubhouse renovation: help required!

From next week (16th October) Club Secretary David Hollingworth will be starting on a major clubhouse renovation project which will last through October and November. Namely, refurbishing the kitchen area, toilets and bar. We are trying to keep the cost down as much as possible, so David is looking for club members (or non-members) to contribute some time. Even the odd day here and there is very welcome. It will also help to get the job done more quickly.

Most of it would be simple labour tasks without a skills requirement. Any actual skills would be a bonus. Typical tasks will be: sorting out junk, stripping stuff out, breaking things up, painting, fetching and carrying.

If you think you may be able to help, please contact David: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07979 905805.

SWOTY 2017: Nominations required

Nominations for the Community Award are particularly welcome! Deadline is Monday!

WGEL athlete Shona Vincent stars in campaign video


Nominations open for The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2017 in association with Vitality


Sunday September 3, saw the launch of the 2017 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards in association with Vitality, kicking off the nationwide call for public nominations.


And this is your opportunity to nominate your favourite sportswomen of the past nine months.


Now in their 30th year, the Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution to sport made by elite athletes, coaches, administrators, community volunteers and inspirational women.


The British and Northern Ireland public are invited to submit nominations for seven categories at