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Monday
Jul212014

Wessex League Match 4 Results

It was a very busy weekend of athletics for our juniors, with both YDL and Wessex League matches, and some children competing both days.

Winchester finished 2nd in the Wessex League match at Aldershot yesterday which is a fantastic result and we should finish in a strong position overall in the league.

The individuals age group results are as follows:

U13 boys - 1st

U15 boys - 1st

U17 boys - 2nd

U13 girls - 4th

U15 girls - 2nd

U17 girls - 4th

Thanks to everyone who has helped out during the season and made the matches a success for many of our junior members.

Detailed results will be posted on the Wessex League website shortly: http://www.wessexleaguetandf.co.uk/results.htm.

 

Sunday
Jul202014

QuadKids' Match Report from Aldershot, 20 July

A successful season came to an end with another second place for WADAC at Aldershot today. The girls' team finished 2nd and the boys were 3rd giving a combined position of 2nd overall just behind host club, Aldershot. Highlight of the boys' match was another personal best and club record for William Hatfield in the howler throw of 45.53m. In the girls' competition, newcomer, Zara Hastings, recorded the best 75m time of the day for both boys and girls of 11.63. Congratulations to all athletes.

Friday
Jul182014

Updated Team Sheets - Wessex League on Sunday

Below are links to the updated team sheets for Sunday.

Boys Team

Girls Team

Wednesday
Jul162014

Team Selection for Wessex League Match 4 - Aldershot - 20 July

Please find below the Wessex League team selections for Sunday 20th July at Aldershot.

Boys Team

Girls Team

If anyone is willing to fill any gaps then please let me know.

Please see the following for details of the venue and links to local area maps.

http://www.runtrackdir.com/details.asp?track=aldershot

Please be aware that 20th July is the last day of the Farnborough Air Show and you need to give yourself plenty of extra travel time. It is likely that all major routes into Farnborough will be very busy. The best route to the track is via the A331, coming off at the junction for North Camp (marked Airshow with temporary yellow signs) and in via A3011 (Lynchford Road). Keep in the left hand lane and, after passing the shops in North Camp on your right hand side, turn left at the first roundabout for Queen's Avenue. At the next small roundabout take the second exit to remain on Queen's Avenue. A one way system will be in operation on Lynchford Road (see attachment for details) flowing west in the morning and reversed to flow east in the afternoon. In both cases this will be the direction in which you want to travel and, hopefully, the traffic will be flowing reasonably freely. I would definitely avoid trying to use junction 4A from the M3 and avoid trying to use the A325 through Farnborough.

Car parking for this venue is in Rawlinson Road opposite the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre. Turn into Prince's Avenue at the traffic lights on the junction of Queen's Avenue and Prince's Avenue. Follow Prince's Avenue until you have to turn left at the military road block. The entrance to the car park is on the left opposite the Sports Centre. The post code for the Sports Centre is GU11 2LQ. After leaving the car follow the footpath from the Sports Centre towards the Stadium. The footpath comes out adjacent to the stadium entrance.

Coaches should not use this car park but should park in the car park at the junction of Queen's Avenue and Prince's Avenue. From this car park walk about 200 metres along Queen's Avenue to the stadium entrance.

Visiting clubs should not try to use the small car park adjacent to the stadium entrance in Queen's Avenue. This has limited space and is reserved for local officials who may have significant amounts of equipment to offload.

If anyone is able to give one of our U20 men a lift from Oliver’s Battery please let me know.

Please note there are no blocks available at the track. The track surface at Aldershot is a Mondo surface. The maximum allowable spike size on this surface is 6mm for all track and field events including high jump and javelin. Evidence from the manufacturer is that there is no advantage in any events from wearing a spike length longer than 6mm but that wearing longer spikes may damage the surface.

You should aim to arrive an hour before your first event to collect your number from the WADAC gazebo and warm up. Barrie Howe and Vanessa Lowe will be team managing the girls on the day and I'll be team managing the boys. Please make sure you have your WADAC vest with you. Scoring athletes (A and B strings on the team selection) will be given their letter (W/WW) to wear when they sign-in. Non-scoring athletes will receive a number.

Please check spelling and event allocation carefully and then email me (boyswessex@wadac.org.uk) if there are any problems. If for any reason your child cannot compete on the day, please send me an email, particularly if they are a scoring athlete, so I can replace him/her.

We would be very grateful for volunteers to help with the following field events. 

  • ·           10:45 – U15B discus
  • ·           11:15 – U17/U20M discus
  • ·           12:00 – U13B high jump
  • ·           14:30 - U15G discus
  • ·           15:30 – U15B shot
  • ·           16:00 - U17/U20M shot

Please let me know if you can help.

Many thanks and see you all Sunday.

Kathryn – boyswessex@wadac.org.uk

Monday
Jul142014

Successful 'StarTrack' returns for the Summer Holidays

Dear parents and athletes,
Following the success of the Easter StarTrack event, WADAC are running two more 2-day events during the summer holidays.  We have listened to feedback from the first event and are now running two 2-day events rather than a 3 day event.  The day is also longer, running from 10-3.30.  The format will be similar, with all athletes taking part in track, jumps and throws events.
Dates are : Weds 30th and Thurs 31st July  and/or Thurs 29th and Fri 29th August.
The course is 2-day only - no single day option is available.
The sessions are open to WADAC athletes and non-WADAC members - £40 per 2-day session.
An application form can be found here

Please email you completed application form to startrack@wadac.org.uk and pay online at:

Alternatively you can post your completed form and a cheque made out to WADAC to the address on the attached application form.
Thank you all for your support of this event - the Easter course has really made a difference to the U13 and U15 YDL and Wessex competitions. We have found some new talented athletes and many children have been competing and joining in with more confidence to help the team. For the July event please respond ASAP as we need to formally book the coaches!!
Kind regards,
Amanda Burroughs
StarTrack Co-ordinator