We would like to say a huge THANKS to all those WADAC members and their families who turned up to help out course setting, marshalling, manning the finish line, cake baking and packing up at last week’s RR10 at Hursley. You all helped to make the evening go off perfectly.
Since it’s the end of the season this is a good opportunity to look back over our performances this Summer – we have achieved a lot as you can see from the following summary.
A total of 79 WADAC athletes represented the club throughout the series (31 ladies and 48 men), and a special mention goes to Sarah Aldridge, John Gore and Matt Lane who completed all nine races. We would also like to thank all those newcomers who attended an RR10 race for the first time this year – we hope you enjoyed it and hope you will be back for more action next year. All your collective efforts helped the ladies team secure 2nd place overall for the third year in a row, and helped the men’s team to a 4th place overall – our best since 2011. Our ladies also won the B Team competition.
On an individual front, Martyn West won the MV60 category. Congratulations Martyn!
Our best performing lady was Francessca Eddy, who finished in 7th place, closely followed by Marta Cecconi (9th) and Sam Parkinson (10th). Ian Debnam was our highest placed man in 8th place. Sam Parkinson and John Gore also laid down a marker for next season by finishing 2nd overall in their respective age groups.
James Moore will surely be looking to improve next season, although it may be difficult to match his achievements over the last 12 months. In Race No 7 in the 2013 season (his first ever) he came 151st whilst in the same race this season he came 28th !
Finally, thanks to a new spreadsheet that the RR10 results secretary has prepared we can report that Martyn West has now completed a total of 123 RR10s ! Mike Davies and David Walker also racked up their 50th RR10 this year. If you want to know where you stand in this all-time league table, or if you want to know any other results for the 2014 season, then go to www.rr10.hampshire.org.uk .
Thanks and Congratulations to everyone – hope to see you all again at next year’s races!