Woking’s young athletes were in action across 2 venues on Sunday with the under 11’s, under 13’s and under 15’s in action at the Wessex League in Oxford and the Under 17’s and Under 20’s at the Youth Development League in Windsor.

The highlights came at Oxford with a huge number of wins and personal bests. The highlights came in the sprints and jumps with the under 13’s particularly shining. In the girls sprints Evie Wiltshire won the 100 metres comfortably in a national grade 2 time of 13.6 seconds and was 2nd in the 200 metres in a grade 3 time of 29.5 seconds as well as winning the long jump in a personal best of 4.07 metres. In the equivalent age group for the boys Desimi Akinyanju  completed a sprint double in the 100 metres and 200 metres with national grade 3 times of 13.3 and 27.6 seconds respectively. He then anchored the 4×100 metres team with  Albert Mount, Arthur Embleton, Lucas Pearman making up the rest to comfortably win finishing around 20 metres clear of the opposition.

In the under 15 boys sprints and long jump Dylan Lewis and Sahil Vassanjee had their own private battle. Dylan came out top in the long jump winning with a personal best jump of 4.95 metres with Sahil just 1 centimetre behind in also a personal best jump of 4.94 metres. In the 200 metres the positions were reversed with Sahil winning in a personal best time of 24.7 seconds and Dylan 2nd in also a personal best time of 25.00 seconds. In the 100 metres they were placed in different races with both winning comfortable with Dylan running 12.1 seconds and Sahil 12.3 seconds, both personal best times.

In the under 15 girls sprints Alice Clark finished a narrow 2nd in the 200 metres whilst Olivia Hemming and Eleanor Buckle both finished 2nd in their respective 100 metres. Along with Mia Reeves they also teamed up for a comfortable win in the 4×100 metres.

In the under 15 girls high jump Milla Hadley won the competition with a height of 1.40 metres, just below her personal best.

In the middle distance vents the best performance came from Jacob Bowyer in the 1500 metres who enjoyed an extremely comfortable win running away from the opposition in a time just outside 5 minutes.

In the under 11 Quadkids Competition the girls had a very successful afternoon of competition with the 5 girls; Florence Fernando, Lucille Cumberland, Isabelle Brehaut, Milan Nessam and Emily Pearce with none of them finishing outside the top 2 in their 75 metre sprint races and filling the 1st 4 places in the 600 metres with Lucille leading them home.  In the under 11 boys Sam Hewitt was the sole competitor from Woking but had a good afternoon winning his 75 metre race and finishing 3rd in the 600 metres.

At the Youth Development league the Woking team were up against very tough opposition in the Premier League. Annabelle Thornton set a personal best in the high jump with a leap of 1.50 metres and Laura Kersley equalled her best in the long jump with 4.70 metres.

Woking’s next meeting is at Winchester in the Youth Development League on the 8th May.

What a welcome sight it was last Sunday to see a competition, albeit a low-key one, being held at our new venue.

 

It is such a long time since we, as a Club, have been able to work together to run any sort of meeting.  Seeing so many parents, friends and Club members all doing their bit in making the day work was really heartening.  It makes you remember what being part of a friendly Club is all about.

 

We were very glad to welcome Guildford & Godalming and Camberley & District athletes and officials too for their first visit to Egley Road.

 

I just wanted to thank everyone for all the effort they put in on the day, and particularly those parents and helpers who may never had the chance to work at a meeting before.  There will be more opportunities to come, I’m sure.

 

Well done everyone!

 

Susan Deaves

President

WOKING AC TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES 2022
Date  Competition Venue Age Groups Entry
20.3.22 Track Test Event Woking U13/U15/U17/U20/Senior  
26.3.22 Bracknell Young Athletes Open Meeting Bracknell U11/U13/U15/U17 Self
2.4.22 WSEH Spring Open Meeting Eton U13/U15/U17/U20/Senior Self
24.4.22 YDL Upper Eton U17/U20 League – Team Manager
24.4.22 Wessex League Oxford U11/U13/U15/U17 League – Team Manager
30.4.22 BUCs Championships Bedford U20/Senior University Students
1.5.22 BUCs Championships Bedford U20/Senior University Students
2.5.22 BUCs Championships Bedford U20/Senior University Students
8.5.22 YDL Lower Winchester U13/U15 League – Team Manager
14.5.22 Surrey County Champs Kingston U13/U15/U17/U20/Senior Self
14.5.22 Surrey County Champs Kingston U13/U15/U17/U20/Senior Self
18.5.22 Rosenheim League Ewell Senior/Masters Self enter on night
21.5.22 YDL Lower Bournemouth U13/U15 League – Team Manager
22.5.22 SAL Gillingham U17/U20/Senior League – Team Manager
28.5.22 YDL Upper Stone X, Hendon U17/U20 League – Team Manager
5.6.22 Surrey County Masters Champs Kingston Masters Self
11.6.22 Surrey Schools County Champs Kingston Jnr/Int/Sen Selection
12.6.22 SAL Harrow U17/U20/Senior League – Team Manager
15.6.22 Rosenheim League Kingston Senior/Masters Self enter on night
18.6.22 SEAA Champs tbc U20/Senior Self
19.6.22 SEAA Champs tbc U20/Senior Self
19.6.22 Wessex League Aldershot U11/U13/U15/U17 League – Team Manager
26.6.22 YDL Upper Woking U17/U20 League – Team Manager
3.7.22 YDL Lower Kingston U13/U15 League – Team Manager
8.7.22 English Schools Manchester Jnr/Int/Sen Selection
9.7.22 English Schools Manchester Jnr/Int/Sen Selection
Wed in July Rosenheim League Walton Senior/Masters Self enter on night
16.7.22 SAL Bracknell U17/U20/Senior League – Team Manager
16.7.22 England Athletics Championships Bedford U20/U23 Self – Qualifying Standard
17.7.22 England Athletics Championships Bedford U20/U23 Self – Qualifying Standard
17.7.22 Wessex League Swindon U11/U13/U15/U17 League – Team Manager
30.7.22 YDL Lower tbc U13/U15 League – Team Manager
30.7.22 England Athletics Championships tbc Seniors Self – Qualifying Standard
31.7.22 England Athletics Championships tbc Seniors Self – Qualifying Standard
7.8.22 YDL Upper Stone X, Hendon U17/U20 League – Team Manager
13.8.22 SAL Tonbridge U17/U20/Senior League – Team Manager
13.8.22 SEAA Champs tbc U15/U17 Self
14.8.22 SEAA Champs tbc U15/U17 Self
17.8.22 Rosenheim League Final Kingston Senior/Masters Self enter on night
27.8.22 England Athletics Championships tbc U15/U17 Self – Qualifying Standard
28.8.22 England Athletics Championships tbc U15/U17 Self – Qualifying Standard
3.9.22 Surrey Combined Events Carshalton U13/U15/U17/U20/Senior Self
3.9.22 Surrey Relays Carshalton U13/U15/U17/U20/Senior Team Manager – Selection
4.9.22 Surrey Combined Events Carshalton U13/U15/U17/U20/Senior Self
4.9.22 Surrey Relays Carshalton U13/U15/U17/U20/Senior Team Manager – Selection
10.9.22 SAL tbc U17/U20/Senior League – Team Manager
18.9.22 Wessex League Newbury U11/U13/U15/U17 League – Team Manager

Hi All

 

As previously advised and now being sent to you as a reminder – the track will be closed for re-lining on the following days:-  

 

  • Tuesday 8th March
  • Wednesday 9th March
  • Thursday 10th March
  • Friday 11th March

 

Please ensure that you notify all of your athletes

 

Regards

Hi All

The Sweatshop in Woking has re-opened and is trading under the name “The Run Company”.  The manager, Karl, is well known to many of us in the Club and he has advised that WAC members will benefit from a 10% discount on all purchases – upon sight of their membership card.

Karl and his staff are experienced and knowledgeable and we believe that it is preferable for athletes to source footwear etc. from a reputable source who can provide sound advice vs purchasing online.  The Run Company provide gait analysis which is very important when purchasing running shoes/spikes.

The Run Company is located at 19 Commercial Way Woking GU21 6XR and  their phone number is 01483.776233

Cross Country Season 2021/22 Starts


Woking Athletic Club athletes were in action last weekend representing Surrey at the annual Southern Inter-counties Championships.

 

Relocated this year from Oxford to Lloyd Park in Croydon, the hilly and slippery course was no less challenging but despite this the Woking Juniors truly shone in races where over 12 Counties were represented.

 

In the U13G, Lola Roake and Imogen Freeman, despite this being their first County vests, ran very sensible races. Having studied the course, both started slowly and started moving through the field in the latter stages with Lola (6th) leading the Surrey girls’ home to Gold.

 

Martin Sunderland (U17M) also ran strongly to support his Surrey U17 teammates.

 

Woking are next in action in the Surrey Cross Country Championships at Denbies on Sunday 9th January 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

The Sportsbox will be closed with effect from 24th December until Monday January 3rd. 
And – as Monday 3rd is a Bank Holiday – opening hours on that day will be from 8.00am until 3.00pm – Academy please note.
For those who use SJB – please note that the Sportshall will not be available with effect from 9th December until January 6th

 

 

NOTICE is hereby given that the

74th Annual General Meeting

will be held on Friday November 12th 2021

at the Parkview Community Centre, Sheerwater at 1930

to conduct the following business:

 

1. Minutes of the AGM held on Friday 8th March 2019

2. To receive the Accounts for the year ending 28th February 2021

3. To elect the Officers and Committee members*

4. To vote for any Life Member(s) Vice President(s) as nominated by the Committee

5. To elect the Track and Field Team Managers for the 2022/2023 season

6. To consider any resolutions submitted for the Agenda

 

*Nominations are invited for the following positions:

 

Officers                                       Current holder

 

Chairman *                                 Ian Deaves (not seeking re-election)

Vice Chairman                            Sam Morrison

Hon Secretary

Hon Treasurer                            Robin Hodkinson

 

Committee Members

 

Membership Secretary              Lesley Baulk

Coaching Coordinator                Joe Holden

Athlete Rep – Endurance *

Athlete Rep – Track & Field       Eleanor Gatrell

PRO                                               Craig Holder

 

Ian Deaves

Chairman

 

Any nominations or additional items to be considered for the Agenda should be sent to the Hon. Secretary (honsec@wokingac.com) by 29th October 2021.

Please note that nominations will NOT be accepted on the night

The agenda will be circulated after nominations have closed.

 

 

GRANT SCHEME        


Woking Athletic Club is very pleased to announce the introduction of a new annual Grant Scheme, aimed at providing some degree of financial support for qualifying athletes. This new scheme will provide up to £500 in any one year to any athlete who is clearly demonstrating real potential and who meets all the qualifying criteria.

Over recent years there have been some superb performances at County, Regional and National level and some of our athletes have been honoured with international selection. As part of the Club’s drive and determination to continue to grow and develop, the Committee hopes that the introduction of this new grant scheme will act as a real motivator for many of our athletes. 

Full details of the scheme and how it will operate can be found on the Club’s website at https://wokingac.com/about-us/policies/grant-scheme/

 

Committee Meetings        


These are held every 6 weeks or so at Egley Road Sportsbox.  Please contact any committee member if you would like to raise anything for discussion.
Next Meeting Wednesday 13 October 2021 – 19:00 SportsBox