The following Woodford runners qualified for the London Mini Marathon after running in the Redbridge trials which were held at the Hog Hill Cycle Circuit on Sunday (Waltham Forest and Newham also held their trials at the same time but results are not yet available).
WGwEL athletes in indoor action over the past week were led by Joice Maduaka, competing for GB&NI at the World Indoor Championships in Doha. Joice progressed to the semi-final where she placed 5th in a time of 7.35 secs. Other Woodford athletes were in action at a number of fixtures.
Proceedings got off to a bright start at the South of England Masters Championships at Trent Park on Sunday afternoon - Richard Holland turned up an hour early. This hopeful beginning bore fruit later as the M50 trio of Alan Rugg, Tony Pamphilon and early-bird Holland won the team silver medal with Alan Rugg not far off the individual medals in 5th place.
The inaugural winner of the Frank Webb Memorial Trophy is James Stockings (U15B). The winter season cross country trophy was recently donated to the club’s young athlete section by Pam Webb in memory of her husband Frank, who was a long standing member and devotee of cross country.
Young athletes in the under 13, 15 and 17 age groups can gain points according to their finishing time in relation to their race winner’s time in the Metropolitan League and Essex, Southern and National Championships. With the cancellation of the Essex Championships and one of the Met League races this year, the scope was reduced but James Stockings was still a comfortable winner with 161 points.