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WOOD­FORD Green with Es­sex Ladies charged to a 10-sec­ond clear vic­tory over Taun­ton and Chiltern Har­ri­ers.

Kai Bog­gon, Kieran All­good and Sid­nie Ward com­bined to tri­umph and team man­ager and coach John Stow de­scribed it as his great­est mo­ment in 20 years of coach­ing and prob­a­bly the best in 50 years as an ath­lete and coach, which is not bad if you think he once ran for GB.

“My as­pi­ra­tion as team man­ager was to try to get them in the top eight or ten,” he said. “But we weren’t sure what they were go­ing to be like at this level.

“Af­ter the first leg I knew we were go­ing to get a medal but I didn’t ex­pect the gold.

“It’s my great­est day ever as a coach and prob­a­bly as an ath­lete as well. This is a day I’ll never for­get.”

Coach­ing col­league at Wood­ford Green, Richard Thurston, added: “We thought we might fin­ish in the top 10 but to pull it off is amaz­ing.”

The trio who ran train in a squad of 8-10 run­ners. “We had to make some tough de­ci­sions to pick the team,” said Stow, “but they de­liv­ered and I’m re­ally proud of them.”

Kai Bog­gon: sealed Wood­ford’s tri­umph

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