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Wednesday
Jul292015

Open Competitions

There are a number of open meetings in the next couple of months if you would still like to get some competitions in before winter training starts:

Friday 31st July: Poole Open: http://www.pooleac.co.uk/diary.asp?eventid=86

Sunday 23rd August: Saucony Grand Prix – Southampton http://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/events/gp.html

Wednesday 12th August - Woking AC Evening Open - http://www.wokingac.com/

Sunday September 6th - Woking AC Young Athletes Championship - http://www.wokingac.com/

Saturday 12th September – Havant Open http://www.havantac.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Havant-Sept-Open1.pdf

Sunday 13th September – Bournemouth Open: http://www.bournemouthac.co.uk/community/autumn-open-2015/

Monday
Jul272015

Results for Final Upper YDL Match 2015

CONGRATULATIONS WADAC UPPER YDL TEAM

 Wet and windswept it may have been in Ealing, holiday time for some, but huge congratulations go to the fifteen U17 and U20 athletes who braved the weather for WADAC on Sunday. 

WADAC’s U17/ U20 performances in the first three matches put us in position to target 2nd place in our Division overall, if we could win 3rd place in Ealing on Sunday. And we did it, unbelievably, behind Hillingdon and Bournemouth, ahead of hosts Ealing and all other clubs competing. 

The focus, given the weather and our target, was not on personal best performances, but on team points. Fifteen athletes competed over 44 events, including 4 relays (themselves involving 16 athletes). This represents 60 athlete performances, an average of four events for every athlete who competed. Every single athlete deserves special mention for their efforts and achievements.

Lauren Auchterlonie, who has thrown heavier Hammer and Javelin for U20s in previous meetings for the team, came 2nd in U17 Hammer, with a massive PB, 5m above her previous performances.

Eloise Deacon, Izzy Gray and Elise Mathieson also represented WADAC Women in their specialist throws and jumps, with Elise and Izzy adding their first 100m of the season to the team-sheet. Isabel Upton, still recovering from injury, competed in U17 800m and Rosie Upton, recovering from injury and unable to run, threw the shot for U20s. 

As well as great performances in specialist events by U20 Men, notable achievements were: 

- Billy Stirling-Stainsby impressing in High Jump and Javelin;

- Ryan Coles reviving his shot put fame;

  • Calum Upton throwing strongly in javelin;

- Jack’s legal Hammer throw immediately followed by the same in long and high jump;

Five U17 Men completed the team. Dan Stoller, Matt South, James Fall, Kanya Mtshweni and Ed Hill-King all notched up valuable points for success in regular events and all competed in relays. Special mention to Kanya for embracing the difficult to fill sprint hurdles and triple jump events.

Finally, relays were among highlights of the day, despite the U17M’s missed changeover:

  • Isabel, Izzy, Elise and Eloise - none of whom had sprinted in competition this season until Sunday - came 2nd in the Women’s 4 x 100m relay.;
  • U20 Men then won their 4 x 100m;
  • That left U20 4 x 400. With Ryan and Billy’s recuperation not quite up to yet another race, not only Matt South, who has joined the U20 4 x 400m previously, but also Ed Hill-King, U17 Hammer and Shot thrower, stepped in to make sure Winchester could field a 4 x 400m team. Matt and then Calum (who had already run 1500m, 800m and 100m relay) provided a very useful early lead for Ed, who made it round what he called “the warm up track” fast enough for Jack to come in first for Winchester, clinching another valuable 8 points. 

Special thanks also go to Alex Hill-King who officiated with me all day on High Jump, Shot and Discus; to Matt South who helped officiate in High Jump between his events; to Mark Upton who helped on the track and supported team manager and athletes throughout the day; to Graham Bungay our time-keeper and Cara, Isabel and Rosie Upton, who also helped with timekeeping.

Friday
Jul242015

Wessex League Results

We finished third on Sunday behind the joint league winners which was a good result. On Sunday, there were a large number of PBs and four athletes achieved a grade 1 AAA standard. Well done to everyone.

The results can be found here: http://www.wessexleaguetandf.co.uk/results.htm

They have also been added to the Power of 10: http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=129938

Overall, we finished the season 8th in the league of 24 teams. More importantly though was to have as many children as possible competing over the season. We hope everyone enjoyed the matches and thank you to all the athletes that have competed.

A big thank you to our officials and all the other volunteers and parents that have helped us out this season.

Stay fit and healthy over the winter and we look forward to seeing you all again in the spring.

Kathryn, Steve and Barrie.

Thursday
Jul232015

Final Team Sheet Ealing 26 July YDL Upper Age Group Match

Here is the team for Sunday U17s and U20s in Ealing for the YDL match. We only have 15 athletes covering 60 races, throws and jumps between them, and are targeting 3rd place in the match.

If any other U17s or U20s sees a gap in the team hey would like to fill, email me, Caris Stoller, on ydlupper@wadac.org.uk asap. A coach leaves the Park & Ride car park at 8.45am, £7 per athlete.

If any paprents oor helpers want a day out helping to officiate, the coach will be free and you would be warmly welcomed. We are really short of helpers and every extra one would help. Please email me as above.

Here is the team:

 

                 U20        Track                  U17

                                               U20          Field                U17

11.30

400mH

M

U20 Billy Stirling-Stainsby

Matthew South

11.30

Hammer

M

Jack Messenger

Edward Hill-King

 

3/400mH

F

-

11.30

P/V

M/F

-

-

12.00

1500m

M

Calum Upton

-

11.45

LJ

M

-

-

 

1500m

F

-

-

12.00

Shot

Kate Pretty

Izzy Gray

12.30

100m

Dan Stoller & James Fall

12.30

Hammer

Eloise Deacon (U17)

Lauren Auchterlonie

 

100m

F

Izzy Gray & Elise Mathieson

12.45

HJ

Jack Messenger & Billy S-S

-

12.55

400m 

12.45

LJ

Kate Pretty

-

 

3/400m 

F

13.00

Javelin

Calum Upton  & Ryan Coles

Daniel Stoller

13.15

80mH

F

 

-

13.45

Javelin

Eloise Deacon (U17)

Lauren Auchterlonie

13.25

3000m

M/F

-

13.45

Shot

Billy S-S

Edward Hill-King

13.50

100mH

F

-

13.45

HJ

-

Elise Mathieson

 

100mH

M

 

Kanya Mtshweni

14.00

TJ

Kanya Mtshweni

 

110mH

M

Jack Messenger

 

14.30

Discus

Eloise D & Lauren A (U17s)

Izzy Gray

14.20

200m

M

Ryan Coles & Matt South

Dan Stoller & James Fall

14.45

TJ

-

Elise Mathieson

 

200m 

F

-

15.15

Discus

Edward Hill-King (U17)

Kanya Mtshweni

14.45

800m

M

Calum Upton

 

 

 

 

 

 

800m 

F

Izzy Upton?

 

 

 

 

 

15.15

1500S/C

F

-

-

 

15.20

4x100m

M

yes

yes

 

4x100m

F

yes

no

15.40

2000S/C

M

-

 

15.55

1500S/C

 

16.05

4x300m

F

 

 

 

4x400

F

 

 

4x400

M

yes

 
Thursday
Jul232015

Lower YDL Match @ Hemel Hempstead on 18th July

Congratulations to the WADAC U13/U15 team who finished 3rd on Saturday managing to end the season 2nd place overall within the division and secure promotion (subject to official confirmation).

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