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Sunday
Nov162014

HRRL: Gosport Half Results

Toby Lambert won the Gosport Half today by 19 seconds in a tremendous 68 minutes exactly.  It was a very competitive race with participation from clubs across the south of the country. The first 20 finishers all came in under 74 minutes. Clare Wood ran an excellent 1:27:57 as our first lady and 20th woman finisher.

From a quick look at Hampshire clubs it looks like the men's team finished in a creditable third in the league behind Southampton and Overton. This is not an official result though.  Stubbington were very close behind us and it is very difficult to work this out when there are so many non-Hampshire clubs!

It looks like the women's team were fifth Hampshire club, but since Southampton women were first and are in a different league division, our ladies A team should get fourth in league results. It is a bit of a wake up call, but our women's teams will still be firmly at the top of their divisions.

 

Sunday
Nov092014

HRRL Grand Prix – Lordshill 10 

The Grand Prix pages have been updated for the Lordshill 10.

These pages can be found at any time by following the menu path: SENIORS - WADAC HRRL Grand Prix.

Tuesday
Oct212014

BMAF HALF - WITH AGE COMES MEDALS !

 

Fifteen members of Winchester & District ventured to Salisbury on Sunday 19 October to take part in the British Masters Half Marathon Championships.  The Championships are open to any athletes aged 35 and over who are members of a regional Masters club, which exist to promote competition amongst older athletes.

Whilst all competitors run together, there are medals for those who excel in each age category (which are in 5 year age bands from 35+, 40+ and so on, up to 75+)

 The course was testing to say the least – bright sunshine was tempered by strong winds and the hilly route seemed to have far more “ups” than “downs” – but the endless hill training on a Tuesday evening bore fruit as no fewer than thirteen of our athletes won medals.

There were team gold medals for the Ladies V45 team (Rachel Byers, Sally Easton and Jackie Ducker); the Ladies V55 team ( Lynne Whitaker, Jo Curtis and Joy Radford).  For once the men were not to be outdone and they also collected team gold in the V35’s (Simon Stevens, Chris Setters, Warren Jackson-Hookens) and the V45’s (John Gore, Steve Oliver and Andy Gannaway). 

Individual gold went to Lynne Whitaker ( 1st W55) and Chris Setters (1st M35); silver to Sally Easton (2nd W50); Jo Curtis (2nd W55) and Joy Radford ( 2nd W60); and bronze to Simon Stevens ( 3rd M45); Carrie Oliver (3rd W50); and Steve Goodwin (3rd M55).

As one of the officials was heard to say: “There seems to be a theme here – if you want to win a medal, you should think about joining Winchester & District A.C.”!

Saturday
Oct112014

HRRL Grand Prix – Solent HM 

The Grand Prix pages have been updated for the Solent HM.

These pages can be found at any time by following the menu path: SENIORS - WADAC HRRL Grand Prix.

Monday
Oct062014

James Webster, Clarendon Half-Marathon Winner

Yesterday's Clarendon Marathon was quite a WADAC party, with several relay teams competing and dozens of black and gold vests running completing the marathon distance from Laverstock to Winchester's Kings' School.

While much of the attention was rightly focused on WADAC's Steve Goodwin and his 100th marathon, in the half-marathon James Webster blasted up and down the hiliest 13.1 miles imaginable to take victory in the Clarendon Half-Marathon - in a stunning 1h28m.

Well done James!

(Photo with grateful thanks to Paul Hammond: http://hammy8241.smugmug.com/)