Congratulations to Martin Manion on his V45 silver medal in the 5000m at the Irish Masters T&F championships back in August. Despite the stormy conditions Martin recorded a recent-times PB and WADAC V45 record of 16'50 to take the medal. Since then Martin has further improved the WADAC V45 record to 16'37.38 at the Saucony Hampshire Grand Prix on 31st August. We're looking forward to something special when Martin leads off for our V40 squad at the Southern Road relays later this month!
Thanks to Moira for sending this article in. Great write up on the British Masters Champs and also fabulous PR for the Club.
WADAC won our final Southern Athletics League match of the season, hosted at Winchester this Saturday. It was a very close match where the lead was continuously changing between us and Eastbourne.
There were many PBs and everyone put in an extra effort for us to get as many points as possible, we just have to wait and see if we have done enough to get a promotion.
Huge thanks to all the volunteers and officials whose efforts made the match to run smoothly and be a great success, it is greatly appreciated by everyone.
Provisional results can be previewed on: http://bit.ly/1qzHf1O and I will post a link to the final results when available.
A few photos are on the WADAC Website: http://www.wadac.org.uk/photos/sal-match-5-winchester-2nd-august-2014/#gallery1118588
Thank you to everyone who has taken part over the season, its been great and so much fun. Looking forward to next year :-)
Yesterday Moira West set a new British record in the V65 400m with a time of 73.48 seconds.
Following that, she was the first leg runner in the V60 4 x 100m relay team which also set a new British record with a time of 59.78.
Well done Moira!
Please sign up now to take part in or help at the next SAL match on Saturday 2nd August at Winchester. (thanks to those who have already signed up :-))
Following our second place finish at Carshalton we are in seventh place in our division (div 3S), If we do really well in the final match of the season it is still possible for us to get promoted (top 4 teams in the league go up) so we are looking for as many people to sign up as possible.
The league is for all age groups from U17 through to seniors and veterans (minimum age of 15 on 31st August 2014, 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 a wide variety of standards of athletes, so you don't need to be experienced in track and field to take part.
The league covers all sprints, relays, hurdles, throws, jumps, middle and long distance runs and steeplechase. For the full choice of events please see the timetable: (http://www.southernathletics.org.uk/assets/files/SALtimetable.pdf)
How to sign Up
It is free to enter and in order to sign up you simply need to email the team managers below with your choice of events now and I will publish the team sheet before the event.
Can you / parents / friends /brothers / sisters help please?
As it is a home match we need helpers to run the match.
- Results entry team (reader/scorer) - 2 people needed to read the results from the results sheets and enter into the computer and to input any team declaration amendments. (11:30 to 5:30 or any slots between)
- Results runner - to bring in results slips from the track to the results team. (12:15 to 5:30 or any slots between)
- Announcer - to announce results and scores. (11:45 to 5:30)
please let us know if you can help.