HRRL Grand Prix – Ryde 10 / Welsh Castles Relay

The Grand Prix pages have been updated for the Ryde 10k.

The Welsh Castles Relay clashes with the D-Day race which is the last race of the HRRL. Runners will still qualify for the 12 out of 12 award if they run 11 HRRL races plus they run in the Welsh Castle Relay instead of the D-Day race.

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


Ryde 10 Results

It is fair to say we had a hard day a the Ryde 10 yesterday.  The wind was a factor (though not as strong as Saturday or today) on what is already a tough, hilly course. Great to see 25 WADAC members (plus one soon-to-be-officially-a-member in Dan Cunnington) and complete teams for men and ladies.

The results are here.  With Sam Parkinson, Sarah Gurney (first V45) and Susy Perry in 5th, 6th and 7th respectively I think we had the ladies team prize sewn up.  For the men we were not so far up the field, but with depleted Stubbington and Southampton teams I am hoping we held our own.  Vet category prices for Lynne Whitaker and Steve Goodwin.  And team contribution award for Steve, who joined the team despite having a taxi booked to take him from Winchester to Heathrow at 3pm.


HRRL Grand Prix – Stubbington 10k 

The Grand Prix pages have been updated for the Stubbington 10k.

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


Ryde 10, 7 February: travel arrangements

The club pays for the boat fare for all WADAC members competing in the Ryde 10.  This year the race is on Sunday 7 Feb.  

I will buy all of the tickets - no need for anybody to buy a ticket themselves.  It would help me if you could enter the race in advance. And if you have entered but are not going, please let me know.

The arrangements for travelling over are as below.

Meeting Point and Time

We meet at Portsmouth Harbour Ferry Terminal (postcode PO1 3PS).  You can get there by car and park in one of the approach roads, though parking on the roads is getting more restricted.  There are also various car parks a short walk from the terminal which charge.  Please try to share transport.  Portsmouth Harbour also has a train station.

Everyone should aim to be there by 8.45.  The catamaran leaves at 9.15 and I may need to queue for extra tickets. The ferry leaves only once and hour, so if you miss this one you will struggle to make the race, given it is a bit of a walk to the start from Ryde ferry terminal.

Return journeys

It is often not possible to buy individual tickets.  If they are in pairs then you will need to arrange who you will travel back across with. The catamaran will leave at 47 minutes past each hour.  But I will try to get individual tickets.


Stubbington 10K results

A pretty good day for WADAC today at Stubbington.  With enormous thanks to Jo Curtis and Lynne Whitaker for picking up most of the prizes, we walked away with:

First Female Team:

                        Kate Towerton
                        Sam Parkinson
                        Kath Bailey

Vet Female Team (35+):

                        Sam Parkinson
                        Susy Perry
                         Kath Bailey 

Vet Male Team (40+)

                        Justin Corrie (I believe David Vosser was announced, but I believe Justin and Nick were both in front of him - sorry David! Justin is down as Winchester and District 'Athletics Club', not 'AC', hence the error)
                        Martin Mannion
                        Nick Wood
Simon Stevens

3rd Male Vet 40                 Justin Corrie

2nd Male Vet 45                 Simon Stevens

1st Male Vet 50         Martin Mannion

3rd  Male Vet 55                David Vosser

2nd Male Vet 60                 Martyn West

2nd Male Vet 70 Jonathan Kane

3rd  Female Vet 40      Sam Parkinson

3rd Female Vet 50 Sally Easton

1st Female Vet 55 Lynne Whitaker

I know there was a bit of confusion so I hope this is everybody.

The results can be viewed here.  First WADAC finisher was George King in 34:03 and 11th place.  First woman was Kathy Bailey in 37:52.  Amazingly it looks like we had 59 finishers out of 60 entered.

Ryde 10 is in 3 weeks.  Look out for the notice on travel arrangements which I will circulate shortly.