Roding Valley Half Marathon 2017

The club hosted its annual Roding Valley Half Marathon successfully on Sunday, around the streets of Woodford, Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill. There were 541 finishers, similar to the figure in 2016.



George Gurney of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC was first man home in a time of 72mins 35secs, while the women's race was won by Lindsey Colman of Southend AC in 89mins 06secs. Our own Bertie Powell finished 2nd overall in 74mins 05secs, less than 24 hours after finishing 197th in the National Cross Country Championships over 7 miles of mud.

The team race was won by Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC.

A special thanks goes out to all those who assisted in any way at the event, including: around 35 marshals, 13 helpers on registration, baggage claim and canteen, plus about 15 people on the two water stations (Young Athletes and Cowsi Magol with his colleagues from the Rotary Club).

Endurance Officials training course: March

Interested in skilling up to become an Endurance Official and helping out at future Met League fixtures? An Endurance Officials training course will be held in Belgrave Hall, Wimbledon across two evenings: Monday 13 March and Wednesday 22 March, both starting at 7.00pm. As a proud Met League Club we are happy to spread the word and invite members who have an interest in officiating to attend. A good many of the Met League officials (brilliant though they are) are in their late 70's and into their 80's and much as they enjoy what they do, several are looking to reduce their commitments, so it's time to encourage others to get involved, starting with gaining the basic Officials qualification. Check out the link for more details:

Chingford League Victoria Park

What change in weather a week can make! From a Siberian Met League at Ally Pally to a balmy spring afternoon in Hackney, the warm  weather certainly brought out some fine performances.

Rhys Edwards Vicky Park

Indoor News


Indoor action for Woodford athletes was focussed on the British Universities (BUCS) Championships held at Sheffield . Performances were led by titles for Youcef Zatat and Che Richards, and a silver medal for Omololu Abiodun. 

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