Race 3, RR10 Results

Thank you to all WADAC runners who braved the weather last night to make it to Race 3 at Wilverley. Torrential rain with thunder and lightning on the way there cleared and the runners enjoyed proper forest trails and mud whilst bathed in sun and a rainbow! 

Fabulous debut by Emma Gorwood who finished 2nd lady, well done Emma. Susy Perry ran a great first RR10 of the year, finishing 4th, just imagine Susy, what you could do in trail shoes! and Catherine Timson in 26th place, made up our A Team. 

The mens team comprised of a superb run by Pete Sansome (4th overall), Graham Bungay (20th), James Moore (23rd), Andy King (29th) and Joe Chick (32nd).

Great to have Amanda Ballard Stuart along for her first RR10 in 52nd position. Joy Radford (83rd) and Derek Gilby (127th) were also back into the action. I think a few people got to the start a little tight on time so thanks all for giving it your best shot. Huge well done to Gill Goodwin who enjoyed the run on her birthday and finished 102nd. Full results available on RR10 website.  

Ladies finished joint 7th with Lordshill and Men joint 8th with Lordshill and Southampton.

Due to the new RR10 rules we drop out of the next race and our next RR10 will be Race 5 on Wednesday 8th June at Fleming Park, 7.30pm.

See you there, come and give it a go!




Race 3, RR10, Wednesday 18 May, 7.30pm at Wilverley, Sway

Please come along and enjoy some evening trail running in the New Forest. See below some nice and thorough race info received from New Forest Runners:
The course may be muddy in one or two places, as such trail trainers are recommended as these sections are sheltered and are likely to be still wet.

The map of the recce'd route can be found here , same as last 3 years - please note: there is a little 'blip' in the linked route where I briefly went the wrong way - happens to the best of us :)
Parking is, as always, tight. We have two parking areas close to the start and car sharing would be greatly appreciated.

Links to the two main car parks are as follows:
General notes:
  • 19:30 Start but please allow time to get through Lyndhurst and surrounding area.
  • Midges are out in force so even though its warming up anyone stood around for any length of time is advised to cover up/douse self with anti-midge spray.
  • The Forest (and especially Wilverley) is frequented by Dog walkers, Families, Cyclist, Horse Riders, etc) so please note that they may be on the course and the surrounding areas.
  • The route is mixture of grass, trail and some muddy sections. Tree roots and Branches are the key risks to runners on this route and where possible runners will be warned by the course marshals as they approach them.
  • There are toilet facilities at Wilverley

See as many of you as possible there, as Winchester are unable to run Race 4, so our next Race will be Race 5 on June 8th after this one.

RR10 Results from Race 2

Well done all who ran last night's RR10 at Stoney Cross. WADAC had 24 runners, 17 men and 7 ladies...Ladies where are you, we could do with some more this season please!

Men's A team consisted of Graham Bungay (18th), James Moore (29th), Joe Chick (33rd), Rob Carter (42nd) and Steve Oliver (51st) 

Ladies A Team was Emma Carter (13th), Catherine Timson (24th) and Melissa Callister (43rd)

Please come and run on Wednesday 18th May 7.30pm at Wilverley for Race 3.

WADAC is unable to run the following one, Race 4 so then the next one is Race 5 on 8th June at Fleming Park.


Next RR10 Race-Wednesday 4th May,7.15pm at Stoney Cross

Totton Running Club are hosting the next RR10 on the 4th May at Stoney Cross/Janesmoor Pond in the New Forest at 7.15pm.

Races are free to enter and open to all club members, just turn up wearing your club vest. Full details on the RR10 website. The route is approximately 4.7 miles on gravel and tarmac tracks.

Please car share if possible as car parking is limited. Once the first car park is full please park at Stoney Cross which is about 400m down the road from Janesmoor Pond, on the right hand side.

The weather forecast looks great so come along for an evening run in the forest!



RR10 Results from Race 1

Thank you to all who took part in last night's RR10 at Netley. It was a warm and sunny evening and 27 WADAC runners turned out to enjoy the scenery and off-road running, woodland and waterside, all in one night!

Well done to all runners, Graham Bungay was first WADAC man home (16th), then Joe Chick (22nd), Andrew King (35th), Tom Watson (52nd) and Martyn West (55th), who made up our A Team and came 7th overall.

I was the first WADAC lady home (9th), then Caroline Carr (15th) and Patricia Burns (21st) who made up our A Team and came 4th overall. Full results available on the RR10 website.

Great to have Steve Oliver with us, fresh from his Brighton glory and still came in at a cracking 66th position!

Please come and join us on Wednesday 4th May at Stoney Cross, for the 2nd race of the season.