Sun 4th Dec 2016

WADAC’s U13 Boys and Girls teams both recorded their best results of the season to date, in the third Hampshire League Cross Country fixture, which was held at Popham Airfield on December 3rd.

The girls’ race started proceedings in bright sunshine, and our team was led home by Amelia Moore in 23rd place, running strongly throughout. Next for Winchester was Lara Bassett, stepping up to U13s from her U11 age group, and coming in 31st with an impressive pacy finish. The team was completed by Lily Neate in 39th. These results were good enough to give the WADAC team 7th place on the day. Both our other runners, Alex Montgomery in 44th and Emma Shedden in 47th, made a fine start to U13 racing, again both were stepping up from their U11 age group.

The WADAC Boys team fielded an eye-catching 15 runners, and again included several U11s promoted to U13 for the day. The trio of Doug Scally in 12th, James Medley 16th on debut and Harry Harvey 20th was good enough to secure 2nd team place behind the usual strong AFD contingent. These three were closely followed by Charlie Kyle 21st, Michael Shingleton-Smith 23rd, Toby Pace 33rd and Ben Chesterfield 34th, all four boys being U11s racing at U13 for the first time. Next came Thomas Briggs 42nd, Sam Roberts 48th, Freddie Coulson 49th, William Agombar 50th, Ben Schofield 60th, Sam Williams (U11) 63rd, Paddy Hewson 70th and Arthur Chambers on debut 72nd.

Congratulations to all our runners on a really strong team performance.

The next Hampshire League fixture will be at Prospect Park, Reading on January 14th, where there will be U11 races as well as U13. A week before that, on January 7th, the annual Hampshire Championship races will be taking place at Fairthorne Manor, Botley, where Junior Endurance Coaches Nick Anderson and Tom Craggs are expected to field a huge contingent of WADAC U11 and U13 runners.