Race 6, RR10 Results

What a night! 33 runners, 11 ladies and 22 men contended with the hills, mud, tree roots, rabbit holes, steps and bridges. A lovely cross country race with tracks along open fields and through woodland bordering the River Hamble.

Great to have most of the regulars along, with some first appearances this season of Tom Craggs (6th), Ed Gurney (38th), Andy Parkinson (62nd) and James Pilgrim (86th). The men's team came 3rd and comprised of Tom Craggs (6th), Pete Samsome (11th), Graham Bungay (15th), James Moore (23rd) and Joe Chick (24th).

For the ladies, we enjoyed Sarah Gurney joining us for the first time this season, finishing a very controlled 22nd and still with an intact hamstring! The ladies team finished 4th and comprised of Emma Gorwood (6th), Sam Parkinson (12th) and Emma Carter (18th).

So we have 4 races left that we can run in. The next one is at Marwell on Wednesday 6th July at 7.30pm, lots of open fields and woodland again, often with some quite strange animal noises emanating from the zoo. Hopefully not too many birds to distract Steve Oliver though!

In July we have 3 RR10's on consecutive weeks and then please pop 17th August in your diaries as the RR10 that Winchester host at IBM Hursley when we need lots of volunteers.





Another GB selection for Jo Meek

Many congratulations to Jo Meek on her recent selection in the GB team for the upcoming IAU World Trail Championships in Portugal.  Jo was fourth at the IAU World 100km World Championships in 2014 and forms part of a very strong team with significant international experience.

British team for the IAU World Trail Running Championships

Donnie Campbell
Kim Collison
Damien Hall
Tom Payne
Tom Owens
Andy Symonds

Sally Fawcett
Sophie Grant
Jo Meek
Beth Pascall
Holly Rush
Jo Zakrzewski




Race 6, RR10, Wednesday 22nd June, 7.30pm at Manor Farm Country Park

The next race is this Wednesday at Manor Farm Country Park, just off Junction 8 of the M27. The nearest postcode is SO31 1BH.

Its is a single lap course of about 5 miles, parts of the course are still wet and muddy so trail shoes are recommended. There are also the usual tree roots to look out for.

Really hope to see the black and gold out in force!

We have received the information below about the race:

The course map is here. 

As ever, we expect parking to be tight, so please car share as much as possible. There will be no parking charges for the evening, so there is no need to buy a parking ticket. Please do not park on the access road outside the Country Park entrance. We plan to fill the car parks closest to the entrance first and work back towards the start. This will hopefully help avoid congestion with cars attempting to leave the park being blocked by runners arriving. Please follow the Car Park marshals' instructions and be aware of traffic while walking along the road to the start area.

  • The start is 19:30 prompt. Please allow time to arrive, park and get to the start.
  • We do not have exclusive access to the Country Park, which is popular with dog walkers, cyclists, and other users, so please be considerate to the local residents. If the weather is fine, there may also be families picnicking in the Country Park.
  • We have been promised that the Ladies and Gents toilets in Barnfield will be left unlocked for the race.
  • The Start and Finish will be in Barnfield
  • The route is a mixture of grass, trails, paths and muddy sections through fields and copses, and along the river bank. Tree roots, ruts, low branches, posts, steps, bridges and a cheeky incline at the end are some of our interesting features. These will be indicated by marshals where possible.
  • If you have a car, please leave the Country Park by 9.10pm. the entrance gate for vehicles is locked at 9.15pm




Race 5, RR10 Results

Great turn out. Thank you WADAC runners, 16 men and 12 ladies finished the RR10 at Fleming Park last night.

It was a tough, twisty and turny course, new for this year, 4.3 miles with many uphills and it was hot, hot, hot. None of this stopped our runners, James Moore came home in a fabulous 8th position and Sam Parkinson 7th! Brill to have Abbey Connor running her first RR10, Abbey ran a very speedy 10th and Lucy Hartland also doing her first ever and finishing in 39th place.

Overall the ladies team finished 5th, comprising of Sam Parkinson (7th), Abbey Connor (10th) and Emma Carter (15th).

The men's team also finished 5th and comprised of James Moore (8th), Graham Bungay (11th), Jack England's first appearance this season (15th), Joe Chick (22nd) and Rob Carter (35th).

Well done all.

Bring on Wednesday 22nd June, for Race 6 at Manor Farm Country Park.


Race 5, RR10, Wednesday 8th June, 7.30pm at Fleming Park

The next race of the series is this Wednesday at 7.30pm. Parking is limited due to building work at Fleming Park so please park on the surrounding streets considerately, not across driveways! Roads where there may be some parking include Passfield Avenue and Falkland Avenue (access via a cycle path). Please car share where possible. 

Hope to see lots of you there.