100 Club Winners

This month's 100 Club Winners are:

1st Steve Goodwin        £28.75

2nd Andy Gannaway      £17.25

3rd Joanna Curtis          £11.50


New Sponsorship Agreement---Eric Robinson Solicitors

I am pleased to advise that Winchester & District Athletics Club has signed a two year Sponsorship Agreement with Eric Robinson Solicitors.

Eric Robinson have 6 offices in the region including one very close to the Athletics Stadium at Chesil Mews House, Milland Road, Winchester SO23 0QA (Tel: 01962 897890).

Further details about Eric Robinson can be found on their website

Marketing Executive, Emma Henley, commented that Eric Robinson were delighted to be WADAC’s sponsor particularly in view of the Club’s prominence within Winchester & the surrounding area, and as WADAC is one of the UK’s largest Athletics Clubs with over 700 members.


New Role---Coach Coordinator

I am pleased to advise that Kathryn Miles has accepted the new role of Coach Coordinator at WADAC.

Kathryn is currently Coach & Officials Development Officer for the Club & a Committee member, and trains regularly in George Ogilvie’s training group.

The aim of Coach Coordinator is to effectively pull together our fantastic resource of Coaches so that we work in the bests interests of the athletes and the Club. Kathryn will work closely with Alison Fenwick, the Waiting List Coordinator to place junior athletes on the List to an appropriate Coach. Kathryn will be in regular contact with the Coaches to check whether they have either too many or too few athletes in their squad and make suggestions to rectify the situation.

The role will also involve allocating our newly qualified Coaches to assist other Coaches or, at the appropriate time, to take on a new squad of athletes.

When athletes wish to swap squads or try out a different discipline of athletics, Kathryn will assist in the transition.

If Coaches know they will be away for certain training sessions, they will contact Kathryn to get a replacement Coach to cover the session.

Over the next few months, Kathryn will introduce herself to the Coaches to get a better understanding of what each Coach does at WADAC.

Kathryn can be contacted via


Pete Spelman

Chairman of WADAC


Wessex League Cross Country Fixtures

The 2015/2016 fixtures are:

Sunday 25 October 2015:       Canford Heath, Poole

Sunday 1 November 2015:      Avon Heath, Ringwood

Sunday 22 November 2015:    Aldon Park, Yeovil

Sunday 13 December 2015:    Canford School, Wimborne, BH21 3AD

Timetable and Distances (times and distances vary slightly depending on venue): 

11.45 – 12.00 Senior Men (including U20M and Vets)                                 8k to 10k

11.45 – 12.00  Senior Women (including U17W & M, U20W and Vets)        5k to 6.5k

12.35               U11 Girls                                                                                 2k

12.50               U11 Boys                                                                                 2k

13.00               U13 Girls                                                                                 3k

13.15               U13 Boys                                                                                 3k

13.30               U15 Boys and Girls                                                                  3.5k to 4k

We encourage all endurance athletics to take part in these races. Entry is free for all club members.  You must wear a club vest when competing in these races.

More information about the events and the entry form can be found at  The entry form needs to be sent to Lindsay Hole at   Please also email to let Wadac know if you are competing.  Numbers are usually given out on the day of the race. Please keep your number for all the events.  There should be a Winchester flag at the event from where the numbers can be collected.

The results are published on the webpage at the link above within 7 days of the relevant race.  



Wessex Cross Country League

Well done to all the athletes who competed at Avon Heath on the 1st of November. Everyone should be pleased with their performance.

The individual results are now on the team dorset website 

The team results are not yet available. 

Instuctions for the next race at Yeovil on the 22nd November can also be found on the team dorset website. Please note: 

1. You must be pre registered by the 12th November as there will be no facilities to do this at the venue. 
2. Please remember to bring your number with you.
3. Arrive in good time to walk the course and familiarise yourself with the position of the marshalls.
4 Wadac vests must be worn and race number pinned to the front.

I am unable to attend Yeovil, Paul Cox has kindly offered to manage the team. If you have already registered and not yet raced Paul will have your number on the day.

Good luck and enjoy your race,

Sam Parkinson