Race 9, RR10 Results

It was a hot and hilly RR10 in the woods last night at Janesmoor Pond. There was a bit of sticky mud but a mainly dry course. Well done to all runners. Romsey and Wessex RR did a great job with lots of encouraging marshals, geeing us on. It was fab to have Simon Williamson join us and run his first RR10, finishing 51st, hope to see you at many more Simon.
The men's team finished a brilliant 2nd and comprised of Tom Oliver (4th), Tom Craggs (5th), James Moore (15th), Pete Sansome (19th) and Joe Chick (20th) which took the men overall up a position to 4th.
The ladies team also finished 2nd and comprised of Sam Parkinson (10th), Susy Perry (12th) and Emma Carter (15th), the ladies also are at overall position of 4th. Full results available on RR10 website.
So it is all still to play for. Next and last race for us is Race 10 at Itchen Valley Country Park with an earlier start of 7.15 on Wednesday 3rd August.
A lot of people will be on holiday and unable to run the next race so if you are around and don't usually do the RR10's please turn up and represent your club. It would be sad to see us lose our positions in the league standings. Go Team WADAC.


Race 9, RR10, Janesmoor Pond, Wednesday 20th July

Please come along to RR10 Race 9, this Wednesday 20 July at Janesmoor Pond, Stoney Cross at 7.30pm. (2nd to last race that we can compete in so great to have a massive turnout)
The course is wetter than previous years with some muddy patches but nothing like the conditions at Whiteley. Not suitable for spikes. Spectators going to the start are advised to wear boots. Please arrive in good time to allow for a 15 minute walk to the start.
How to get there.

M27 West, leave at Junction 1. At roundabout take
B3079 to Brook then left at fork onto B3078. Turn next
left (after golf course) . Keep left, Janesmoor Pond car
park approx. 1 mile.

Please car share & arrive in good time. Latecomers
may have a 15 – 20 minute walk to the start.

Facilities :- There are no toilets or changing facilities.

Course :- Same as last year – 2 loops on forest paths
and gravel tracks. 4.8 miles app.

Hope to see you all there!


Race 8, RR10 photos!

In the absence of Mr Hammond taking pictures at Whiteley RR10, Mike Bell a Stubbington runner, who is also a professional photographer took some great photos at this link…


Race 8, RR10 Results, Whiteley

So that was Whiteley RR10. Mud, mud, mud. Lots of trails through the woods with a surprising amount of uphill and tree roots. You had to love it. 24 men and 11 ladies came out for the fun. A few new to the RR10 and welcome faces, including Daniel Cunnington, Ian Debnam (first time this series) and Richard Shingleton-Smith.
Men's team came 2nd and comprised of Graham Bungay (1st V50), Pete Sansome (1st V40), James Moore, Ian Debnam and Joe Chick.
Ladies team came 5th and comprised of Sam Parkinson, Emma Carter and Caroline Carr. Well done to all runners. Full results on RR10 website.
Next race is next Wednesday 20th July at 7.30pm at Janesmoor Pond. Please come along!


Race 8, RR10, Wednesday 13th July at 7.30pm

Please come and support WADAC and our steady climb up the league, tomorrow evening at Race 8. Whiteley Woods at Whiteley, allow plenty of time, the race start is a 10 minute walk from the carpark. It is a brand new location and course approx 4.5 miles long and organised by Stubbington. Apparently it is very wet so if you have trail shoes wear them.

Catherine Timson is organising a pub trip afterwards, please email Catherine directly if you would like to join her and she can book a correctly sized table,

Please read the following information received from Stubbington:

Whiteley is accessed from junction 9 of the M27, from here head straight over the first roundabout towards 'Whiteley Shopping' & 'Cinema'. At the second roundabout you will see marshals. 
Parking is free from 6pm within Whiteley Shopping centre/area, we suggest parking at the front end (By the Marks & Spencer) as this is nearest to the start. Alternatively the roads around the business park can also be used for parking. 
The post code for Whiteley Shopping Centre is: PO15 7LJ. Car park location 
Public toilet facilities are available within the shopping centre if required. The start is a 10 minute walk, deep into the forest, so please allow time. Marshalls will be on hand to direct you. This is a new course of approx. 4.5 miles, one lap running through Whiteley Pastures and Botley Woods, run on gravel tracks, forest trails and recreational paths. There will be mud so we strongly recommend running in trail shoes. Our advice is to not run in road shoes. The usual hazards will apply. This is an off road event, held within a forest enclosure and as such, bumps, lumps, dips and hills along with tree roots are all present. These will be marked, but please, as ever, take care. This course is not suitable for spikes.

See you there.