Essex Schools CC Champs

Several Woodford runners braved the elements to compete for West Essex in the Essex Schools Cross Country Champs at the appropriately named Hillyfields on Saturday.

Wren Jackson Essex Schools XC 17

Woodford had two runners in the first Junior Girls race. Wren Jackson, (photo above) was tripped and fell at the start and showed great courage and determination to pick herself up, dust herself down and work her way through the pack to finish a very creditable 28th, disappointed, however she still had a smile on her face at the end. Georgina Hanford was our second runner home, running very well for 37th in the 3.3km course.

Indoor News


There were South of England Indoor titles at Lee Valley over the weekend for Nick Leavey, Thalosang Thsireletso and HCA member Dan Gardner.

Membership Fees 2017

This is to remind club members that annual subscriptions for 2017 membership fees are due on 1st January, 2017. Due to the increase in registration fees from England Athletics membership subscription has been increased by £1 for all active members. If you have already paid, please ignore this. If you are a life or associate member, no fees are due other than the £14 for the registration fee as an active competitor with England Athletics. Please note that those members who joined from September to December 2016 will have their membership fees carried forward to 2017.

2017 subscriptions are as follows:


Active Seniors (Over 21)                                                               £67.00 per annum.


Active Young Members (under 21)

Students, Unemployed and                                                         £47.00 per annum.



Non Active,

2nd Claim,                                                                                       £38.00 per annum.

Met League 4: Seniors

The men's cross-country team were back in action this weekend, with the fourth and penultimate Met League fixture. Although we had to acknowledge that the league was just out of our reach this time round, we still had to solidify our second place standing. The venue for this week's fixture was Trent Park

Provisional results

Shaftesbury's Richard Goodman won the race from a reasonably strong field for a post-Christmas Met League fixture with 20-second margin of victory. Despite the strength of the field, HCA member Ross Tennant led us home with a 3rd place finish. Ross has been having a very good winter, having been part of a fourth-placed Cambridge and Coleridge relay team at Mansfield and notching a three-minute victory at the Suffolk county championships the previous weekend. Starting hard and maintaining, a spot in the top five the whole way round, Ross had to pull out a sprint finish to hold off John eves of Herts. His namesake Ross Matheson, who improved from 8th to 5th in his second Green and White outing, followed Tennant home. Ross avoided a stitch this time round and ran a well-paced race to break into the top five.

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