Rotation / Taster Sessions---Track & Field

In an effort to get more athletes to try different athletic events at this season’s Track & Field League meetings, we are offering Rotation / Taster Sessions on the last Thursday of each month starting on 24th April 2014.

The idea is that you substitute your usual training session on these nights to try something different or to get refresher coaching in an area of athletics you may have given up some time ago. Our hope is that we fill all of the events at League meetings to get maximum points.

Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps and Throws Coaches will be available from 6.30pm till 7.45pm on the following dates:

Thursday 24th April

Thursday 29th May

Thursday 26th June

Thursday 31st July

Thursday 28th August

The sessions are available for U15, U17, U20, Seniors & Vets.

There is no need to sign up. Just turn up and give it a go!


32 Welsh Castles Relay 7/8 June 2014

Places are starting to fill fast for this event. If you are considering entering or have already done so there is limited accommodation at Highgate this year. There is one cottage booked but the main house has several rooms available. Please feel free to contact Sarah at to book. Those who are not so concerned with a comfy bed and roof, camping will be available with use of the cottage facilities for eating and showering. 


32 Welsh Castles Relay 7/8 June 2014

Dear WADAC Athlete,
Now that the rain has all but gone and spring is well and truly on its way, welcome to your first email regarding the Welsh Castles Relay 2014. Please read the information carefully as it contains important details regarding registration.   ANYONE AGED 16 and OVER CAN RUN!!
After being over subscribed last year we have again requested an entry for two teams  this year: one open (men's) team and one ladie's team. Once again we have been successful with our applications, largely due I believe to our consistent performance, good humour and excellent marshalling. For more details visit the official website:
This means we are looking for a lot of enthusiastic participants to come out and run across Wales on the weekend of 7/8 June. If you have never participated before then you really don't know what you have been missing! Imagine a non-stop carnival with 65 teams dozens of runners and hundreds of supporters winding their way from Caernarfon Castle, all the way south across the splendor of Welsh scenery, through sunshine and rain(though not very much) to finish at Cardiff Castle. Both days contain ten stages, each of 8-13 mile distance. The WADAC theme has always been to leave our Welsh hosts with the impression that we are the friendliest and happiest club in Britain. We've succeeded every year in that goal, and this year will be even better!
The teams will be made up entirely of WADAC members who are enthusiastic about the event - that is the only criteria required to make the team!!! Absolutely any standard of runner can run although you need to be confident of running 10 miles.
Only WADAC first-claim members can be entered in our team. Runners must be at least 16 years old on race day (on any of the six stages that are under 10 miles) or at least 17 years old (on stages over 10 miles). Both rules are strictly enforced.
You can guarantee your place on the team right now by following the link and current interest in the event suggests that this is well worthwhile!
All entries will be processed online, via our membership system. Entries open NOW:
Places in the teams will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you really want to do the event then there is no other way to guarantee your entry than to get in early!
We will need more than forty runners signed up as there are always drop-outs preceding the event. Should you need to withdraw you will receive a full refund (until two weeks prior to the event). In the highly unlikely event that we have more runners than places then you will receive a full refund.
I have managed to secure some accommodation at Highgate - one cottage plus four rooms in the main house for the Friday and Saturday evening which will be issued on a first come first served basis - details to follow soon! There will be unlimited camping available.
Entries will cost £37 per runner, which will be payable at time of entry. I appreciate that this is more than last year but covers a slight increase in entry fees  and the much envied T-shirt.
Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch on

Andy & Sam Parkinson



WADAC Three Year Development Plan

At the AGM last night, I mentioned that the Committee had been working on a Development Plan covering the period April 2014 to March 2017. 

The 10 Principal Aims & Objectives of the Plan are set out below. Take time to look at them as we are all have a part to play in meeting these targets. 

Over the next few years, the Committee will be working hard on numerous action points to meet the these targets. But we need your help too. It is your Club and its future success depends on your commitment and input.

 Aims & Objectives


32nd WELSH CASTLES RELAY (7th-8th June 2014) STOP PRESS.........

Please see the e-mail I have receoived to day. More details to follow soon but book the date in your diaries!!


Welsh Castles Relay 2014:  CONGRATULATIONS!


Winchester & District AC - Open and Ladies teams


I am pleased to confirm your entry to this year’s Welsh Castles Relay has been accepted.  


A record number of entries were received this year, so regretfully teams have been turned away. We have increased the number of teams taking part to 65 and the race line up will be circulated shortly.