Thanks to Alan Coveney for taking these photos.
I am sure I will get better and knowing how to present them, but hopefully you will all like these.
Netley 10k (I could do it with my eyes closed!)
More Alton photos
Alan got out the of the way just before Kathy socked him one
Still running with my eyes closed
Some real effort, 500 yards from the start (only joking, I think this is near the finish)
Toby what won it for us.
WADAC ladies had to settle for silver again in the British Masters National Road Relays Championships at Sutton Park, near Birmingham on Saturday 16 May. Having lost to Team Bath last year, the ladies V55 team of Lynne Whitaker, Jo Curtis and Joy Radford were hoping to turn the tables this time, but were narrowly beaten by a crack team from City of Norwich A.C.
As ever the WADAC men were rather outshone by these remarkable ladies but enjoyed a great day out basking both in sunshine and reflected glory! Our V45 team of Franklyn Young, Peat Allan, Matt Lane and Steve Oliver ran well to complete all 4 legs in 77mins and place 31st out of the 43 teams.
If you were inspired by this year’s London Marathon and would like to be in next year's race then please note the public ballot for places in VMLM 2016 is already open. The ballot for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon opened on Monday 4 May and will close at 17:00 on Friday 8 May. Entry is via the VMLM website :
It is a new public ballot process this year with an extended window which allows more people to get into the ballot but presumably reduces each individual's chance of being awarded a place through that ballot. Luckily we hope to again be awarded some club places which you may be eligible to ballot for later in the year. Please note however that one of the eligibility criteria for the club ballot is that you have entered into the VMLM Public Ballot and failed to win a place.
In short if you are not in the public ballot before 17.00 on Friday 8th May you cannot get into the club ballot.
More details of the club ballot process later in the year but if you have questions at this stage please address them to the secretary.
I know you are all looking on the VMLM website but thought the extract below might be helpful.....some fantastic performances by WADAC runners yesterday!
|Club Posn||Place overall||Name||HALF||FINISH|
|1||6||» Lambert, Toby frank (GBR)||01:08:16||02:21:31|
|2||302||» King, George (GBR)||01:19:24||02:40:24|
|3||728||» Berry, Ian J (GBR)||01:21:31||02:49:27|
|4||1179||Sansome, Peter Andrew (GBR)||01:27:13||02:55:06|
|5||1765||» Rushton, Karen (GBR)||01:30:14||02:59:18|
|6||2246||» Gilby, Derek (GBR)||01:28:38||03:03:48|
|7||2949||» Oliver, Steve (GBR)||01:35:01||03:09:56|
|8||3422||» Curtis, Pete (GBR)||01:34:31||03:13:27|
|9||4612||» Mitchell, Peter (GBR)||01:30:41||03:21:49|
|10||4671||» Lane, Matt (GBR)||01:38:58||03:22:12|
|11||4892||» Gurney, Sarah (GBR)||01:38:08||03:23:27|
|12||4967||» Easton, Sally (GBR)||01:38:31||03:23:52|
|13||5237||» Watson, Tom David (GBR)||01:45:34||03:25:31|
|14||5446||» Radford, Joy (GBR)||01:40:46||03:26:37|
|15||5665||» Timson, Catherine (GBR)||01:44:25||03:27:38|
|16||7143||» Moore, James (GBR)||01:46:13||03:35:00|
|17||7237||» Carter, Emma (GBR)||01:41:50||03:35:28|
|18||8007||» Bryan, Susan (GBR)||01:46:01||03:39:25|
|19||8462||» Kane, Jonathan (GBR)||01:47:07||03:41:27|
|20||10241||» Dyson-laurie, Shirley (GBR)||01:48:59||03:48:05|
|21||10731||» Oliver, Helen (GBR)||01:56:10||03:49:49|
|22||10733||» Ducker, Jackie Ann (GBR)||01:48:07||03:49:49|
|23||13117||» Gannaway, Andy (GBR)||01:47:19||03:57:35|
|24||13324||» Oliver, Carrie (GBR)||01:59:11||03:58:12|
|25||14020||» Duck, Saul John (GBR)||01:42:16||04:00:03|
|26||14527||» Stocks, Christopher (GBR)||01:45:50||04:01:59|
|27||25054||» Wilkinson, Emily Mary Elizabeth (GBR)||02:16:55||04:43:12|
|28||27148||» Field, Adrian (GBR)||02:15:23||04:52:46|