A mild afternoon greeted our 40 young athletes at a picturesque Claybury with autumn leaves starting to form. Although overall a good turnout, we were really short of runners in the Under 13 and Under 15 Girls races. We did, however, provide 5 podium placings and another 8 placings in the top 10.
After a chilly week, the season opener in the mighty Start Fitness Met League’s fiftieth year was a balmy 16 degrees, and after a sunny September, the ground at Claybury was dry and very hard. As in recent years, both senior races had strong showings, the Men a record 475 and the Women 180. Woodford’s top scorers, each 17th in their respective race, were newly signed second claimer Joe Townsend and Suzanne Turvey.
Tickets are now available for Christmas Party/Presentation Awards Night.
Young Athletes - FREE
Adults - £3.00 each
Coaches - FREE
The winter squad kicked off their season in fine style at Bedford last Sunday, with the men's "A" team finishing 13th at the South of England 6 stage road relay championships. and the women placing 17th in their 4 stage championship. Despite the strong winds which seem to be synonymous with the micro climate of Bedford, our men’s A team performed very well amongst a strong field and were well supported by the B team who unfortunately could only field 5 runners, and bailed out in a solid 30th place.