WADAC finish 2nd place in SAL Match at Winchester

WADAC hosted the first Southern Athletics League match of the 2016 season on Saturday, on a cold day day that felt closer to Winter than Spring!

Thank you to all the officials, some of whom were wearing more layers than for a ski trip!  I hope you all warmed up soon.

Thanks to all the other helpers who made the match run very smoothly, the league secretary commented upon our efficient delivery of results and again visiting clubs enjoyed the display of results on the projector screen.

The full results can be found on the southern Athletics League site (soon to be on the Power of Ten also)

Thanks to everyone who took part, it was great to see many U17s new to this league (and new members) competing and enjoying themselves.  It was a close match and in the end we finished second against some strong competition.

The next match is a SUNDAY 22nd May at Bracknell, please put it in your diaries.


Vets Track and Field Timetable for 2016

Here is this Seaons timetable.  An e mail to all WADAC over 35's will be arriving in your inbox shortly.

Our e mails are 

Franklyn -

Karen -


Winchester Veteran Athletes Excel

Winchester & District Athletic “super” athlete Lucy Elliott competed at the European Masters Indoor Championship in Ancona Italy and ran in the Women 50 category in the 1500m race and brought home a gold medal winning in a time of 4.43.59 which ranks her amongst the top UK times of all time for her age group. Two weeks previous to this remarkable performance Lucy won triple gold at Lee Valley stadium at the British Master Indoor Championship at  800m, 1500m and 3000m. Also at the British Indoor Championship Moira West (V65) performed magnificently to win gold at the 60m, 200m and Long Jump and also silver in the 400m in her category. Moira set an indoor V65 British record of 31.96 . Other Winchester athletes to be successful at these championships were Ben Anderson who won silver in the V35 mens Triple Jump, Sue Van Vuuren silver in the V45 women’s 60m and Kathryn Miles silver in the V40 women’s 200m


Upcoming Open Meetings

Southampton AC are putting on a series of open meetings throughout the summer to be held at Southampton Sports Centre on Wednesday evenings with the first one at 13th April. These meetings provide the chance to have local competition for all age groups including Under 11 Quad Kids. Further information can be obtained from the Southampton AC website                                                                                                 



SAL Match 16th April at Winchester. U17s to Vets - Sign up Now

The first Southern Athletics League match is on Saturday 16th April at Winchester, Please sign up and put in your diaries.

As this is a home match we are also looking for volunteers to help please.

SAL is a track and field league for both Men and Women for all age groups from U17 through to seniors and veterans (minimum age of 15 on 31st August 2016, there is no upper age limit!). Points are awarded for two athletes per club per discipline, additional 'non-scoring' athletes are also encouraged. There are many events to cover so we need as many people as possible to take part.

There are a wide variety of standards of athletes, you don't need to be experienced in track and field to take part or 'fast' to run on the track, so come along and give it a go! Try something new or keep trying for those PBs.

The league covers all sprints, hurdles, throws, jumps, middle and long distance runs and steeplechase. For the full choice of events please see the timetable:

It is free to enter and in order to sign up you simply need to be a fully paid-up first claim member of WADAC and to email your team manager below with your choice of events now and we will publish the team sheet before the event.
Women: (Sue True)
Men: (Ian Debnam)

Please also put the future dates in your diaries:

May 22 - Match 2 - Bracknell (RG12 9SE)

June 18 - Match 3 - Plymouth (PL1 4NQ)

July 9 - Match 4  - Parliament Hill (NW5 1QR)

August 20 - Match 5 - Woking (GU21 5NZ)