Monday, 10 September 2007

Hellingly Sparkles

Apparently a lovely day on Sunday.

Just perfect for a spot of running round the lanes in Hellingly for the John Faulds 10K - the latest in the Sussex Grand Prix Series. WebEd and Mrs Ed would love to have joined you but we were otherwise engaged watching the Northern Lights around 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, with similar weather by the sound of things.

But there was another cracking turnout of Waddies, with some sparkling performances. The full results:

27th Mike Pain 40:36
49th David Burfoot 42:29
54th Peter Burfoot 43:07
88th Tim Clements 46:19
93rd Eddie Wattenbach 46:51
100th Daniel Newberry 47:45
110th Albert Kemp 48:20
117th Rachel Davies 49:06
138th Helen Neary 51:32
148th Cathy Hall 52:14
156th Tony Gates 53:15
157th Bonita Backhouse 53:16
162nd Kathie Gates 53:29
172nd Andy Pain 55:21
211th Janet Drake 1.06:56

Shane took some great photos:

Last Sunday a couple of Waddies took part in the Garden City 10 - a two lap race around the Industrial Estates of Welwyn Garden City. A draining, hot day saw two poor Waddies - Martin and Cathy Burke - drag themselves around in a blistering 1.41.40!! That'll teach em! Just slightly further afield, Barry Gilbert, our member from the Wild West, took part in the Budapest Half Marathon and completed what was apparently a faboulous event in 2.02.20 (gun) and 1.57.49 (chip).

Don't forget the next Grand prix race is just around the corner - on Sunday it's a nippy 5 miler along the seafront in the Hove Prom 5. And a week later it's tea and cakes round at Peters with a Weald Ridge Run on the 23rd. This should be a very social run with more cakes than you can shake a stick at. The run begins from Peter's house - and if you'd like directions, drop him a line at

Also coming up soon will be news on this year's Christmas Dinner - watch out for a social secs update in your Inbox shortly.