Thursday, 30 August 2007

Good Girls!!

Congratulations to the team of Wadhurst Ladies Vets who came home 1st in last night's Hastings AC Relay event.

The team of four - Cathy Burke, Melinda Mackay, Cathy Hall and Lynn Hayes - finished ahead of teams from Hastings AC and Bexhill to scoop the honours.

The 5 lap event was held over a 1.2 mile course with one team member having to complete two legs and lead teammates over the line en masse. The Men's team of Albert Kemp, Peter Burfoot, Mike Mackay and David Burfoot puffed and wheezed their way round, ably led, inspired, cajoled, encouraged and driven by David. Their efforts though were no match for a couple of local Spring Chicken teams who, frankly, ran far too fast for their own good!

Pictured below is the victorious Waddies - Melinda, Cathy Hall and Cathy Burke.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Newick Will Page 10K Results

The results of the Newick Will Page 10K are now available:

28th Mike Pain 39.54
58th David Burfoot 43.10
65th Peter Burfoot 43.26
125th Lynn Hayes 47.39
137th Albert Kemp 48.36
152nd Rachel Davies 49.51
158th Eddie Wattenbach 50.10
192nd Barry Gilbert 53.07
195th Tony Gates 53.25
200th Bonita Backhouse 53.55
227th David Jones 57.19
234th Kathie Gates 57.44
274th Janet Drake 1.08.43

Don't forget the Hastings AC relays tonight!!

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

That's it - summer's is over.

It's official. The Bank Holiday weekend has now passed and we can now look forward to darker evenings, darker mornings, ice on the pavements, fog, rain and all those other things that go to make our winters so pleasurable. Just like our summer.

On the other hand, it does mean that the running activities tend to ramp up and we've news of some events involving Waddies.

First of all, we had some success at the Rye Summer Classic Series event on Friday evening, with Albert picking up a prize for 1st Male Vet 5; Lynn was 1st in the Lady Vet 3 and Janet 5th in Lady Vet 4. Mike Pain also had a strong run completing the 5K course in 19.01 and finishing 20th overall and 3rd in the Male Vet 1 category. The race was exceptionally fast with the winner, David Wardle from London Irish AC, lowering the course record by almost three minutes. His finishing time of 14.58 ranks as one of the fastest 5K road races seen in the country this year.

Wadhurst results from Rye:

Mike Pain 19.01
Lynn Hayes 21.24
Albert Kemp 22.53
Janet Drake 30.18

On Sunday, a number of Waddies took part in the Newick Will Page 10K and we are still trying to locate these results - you can read them here just as soon as they are available. In the meantime, here's a couple of snaps, courtesy of Shane.

Coming up this week is the Hastings AC 1 mile relay race for teams of 4 and whilst the Waddies will be represented in both the Men's and Ladies events, if you can make the event, please turn up and help make at least one team.

The next Grand Prix race is the Hellingly 10K on September 9th.

More news from our prolific Waddie in Berkshire, with Barry Gilbert flying the Wadhurst flag in a number of races around the country:

Reigate Priory Midsummer 10K 56.50
Crawley 10K 58.26
Luton AC 10K 52.38
Pewsey Midweek Five 41.59
Lambourne Carnival 5 40.00
Midhurst 10K 50.32

Barry will also be representing the club in Hungary in September when he takes part in the Budapest Half Marathon.

More news as we get it.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

In the deep midwinter ....

WebEd returns from hols and ... nothing has changed! It's still wet and miserable and blowing a gale.

But we're promised some great, sunny Bank Holiday weather this weekend. And that's just in time for the traditional ramp-up of the racing season. Tonight (Wednesday) it's the Herstmonceux relays at Herstmonceux Castle. This Friday sees the 2nd race in the Rye Summer Classic Series, with a 5K sprint through Rye Nature Reserve. On Sunday it's back to the GP season with the Newick Will Page 10K and then next Wednesday there's a relay event organised by Hastings AC.

Last Sunday a couple of Waddies took part in the Henfield Half Marathon.

56 Peter Burfoot 1:39:35
102 David Burfoot 1:47:54

Have a great Bank Holiday - and don't forget that if you're not taking part in the Newick race, it's training as usual from Uplands.

Friday, 3 August 2007

WebEd in two week holiday shock!!

WebEd is taking a two week break from reality to spend time with family, sun and the occasional chilled beer.

Normal service will be resumed on August 18th - so please continue to send in your news.

In the meantime, could those of you who want to take part in the relays at Herstmonceux and Hastings later this month, email your confirmations to