After just one season in the Men's British League top flight, Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC are suffering the indignity of relegation.
Holidays, injuries and even a car crash robbed WSEH of key athletes in their crucial Premier fixture at Hendon on Saturday.
The best result the club could rustle up on a day to forget was Cameron Lake's third place in the high jump B string.
The A team's problems had a knock-on effect in the Southern Men's League Division One B team match at Eton too.
But several youngsters were drafted into the side to fill the gaps and help WSEH to fourth on the day.
There were victories for Andy Clowes in the 800m B, Vince Bangs in the 1500m B, Matt Todd in the javelin B, and personal bests (pbs) for Ainsley Campbell and Amir Khan in the 400m and Stuart Challis in the 200m.
However, WSEH's Division One status now rests on how many southern teams are relegated from the National League.
It could well be that they retain their status despite their lowly position.
A patched-up Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC women's team showed no signs of the injuries, illnesses and absences which plagued their final UK League match of the season on Saturday.
Already missing their two top sprint hurdlers, WSEH had to then suffer the last-minute with-drawals of their ace javelin thrower and a leading sprinter.
However, the spirit which saw them finish second on the day, and fourth overall, was evident in the likes of Joanne John, who competed in the hammer heavily strapped up after badly spraining her ankle in training, and Jo Botwright, who filled in for John in the discus despite still feeling the effects of a recent car crash.
The bravery continued with Caroline Heaney, who has been nursing a niggle for several weeks,
and Rosie Semenytsh, who has been nursing a back strain.
Maxine Clarke, Sarah Rossiter, Christine Long, and Alison McLeod all competed having just recovered from illness and injury too.
As well as some selfless filling of gaps in events by the likes of Bunmi Awokoya, WSEH were also helped by some of their top sprinters turning out, despite having the lucrative UK Challenge Cup Final next weekend.
Among them were Helen Pryer,who won the 200m, and Dawn Wilson and Shelayna Oskan, who completed a win double in the 400m.
[25a0] Normal service was resumed in the Alder Valley Girls League with a victory for the WSEH young females at Guildford, after two near-misses.
Morgan Lake was again the star for the U13s, with wins in the 70m hurdles, long and high jump, while Steph Clitheroe returned from injury with a win and pb in the 75m.
Anna Inverary broke the 4m barrier for the first time in the long jump, while pbs also went to Hannah James in the shot put, Becca Croft and Hannah Williams in the 600m, Eleanor Boatman in the 70m hurdles and Kirsty Butler in the 1,000m.
Shalisa Patrick dominated the U15 sprints, winning both the 100m and 200m, while her training partner Karimah Muhammed achieved a pb in her 100m B win.
Emma Croft landed pbs in the 800m and high jump, as did Demi Barrance in the long jump, Miriam Mohammadi in the discus, Sarah Hing in the shot put and Ella Pepper in the 1500m, with Alyssa Spitzer winning the B race.
In the U17s, Jenny Yoxall won the pole vault in her league debut in the event, while there were wins and pbs in the sprints for Chanel Taite and Georgina Wilder-Connor.
Leah Barrow scored a double-win in the 100m and 300m, while Rachael Collins grabbed pbs in the 80m hurdles and javelin.
Another pb followed for Claire Hing in the high jump, as well as for Sarah Spears, who along with Melissa Hack was victorious in the 1500m.
More wins came, along with a pb for Chloe Wright in the hammer, for Hannah Kirby in the 3,000m, Lois Bond and Georgia Taylor in the 800m, Sarah Phelps in the 800m hurdles and Letisha Richardson in the long jump.