3-point loss leaves SAL finely poised

A very close second in the 3rd SAL fixture of the year at Ilford leaves WGEL needing to win the last two matches to gain promotion. The team lost out by just 3 points to Basildon in the first fixture at the Cricklefields track in 7 years. Third came Wycombe Phoenix (who had been 4th in the division), then Peterborough, hosts Ilford and West Suffolk.

Among winners in the field, most improved was Denesha Rocastle, who added over 50cm to her PB to win the long jump in 5.22 and also added a similar distance to take the B string triple jump in 10.10 (just behind Rebecca Fafowora’s 10.15 in the A). Peter Kirabo took his triple jump off a short approach (having finished runner-up in the long jump), with U17 Joba Ashiru taking the B in a 12.34 PB to add to his high jump win (1.80). Unfortunately the pole vault was cancelled despite the equipment for it being transported from APF.

YDL Lower: 3 is the Magic Number

On Sunday 17th June the club hosted Round 3 of the YDL Lower league and came away with another victory that almost certainly guarantees the club promotion. The match results are as follows:

1) WGEL - 610.5; 2) Orion Harriers - 533; 3) Paddock Wood & Folkestone RC - 487.5; 4) East Grinstead - 483; 5) Ashford AC - 477.5; 6) Hastings AC - 274.5; 7) Medway Park Phoenix - 135

Results

Photos (by Alex Wardle)

Shona Vincent Levania Ugonna Mba YDL 3 2018

Levania Ugonna Mba hands over to Shona Vincent in the sprint relay

Liz Pribul RIP

Our thoughts go out to Treasurer Graham Pribul, whose wife Liz passed away on 20th June 2018 after a brief illness.

Graham has been one of the club's most active and committed members since the 1980s and was President from 2009-11. Liz has always been a great support to him and has helped, particularly, with the administration of our annual Schools Cross Country League races.

Thanksgiving service for Peter Adams

There will be a service of thanksgiving and remembrance for our former member Peter Adams MBE on Wednesday, 18 July 2018, at 2:00 pm, followed by tea and cakes.

Venue: St John the Baptist Church, St John’s Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5DN

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