Monday, 5 November 2007

November chill

A bit of a nip in the air now as we enter the real winter season of running.

There's plenty of Grand Prix action coming up, with a double trip to Brighton in the diary. This Sunday sees the Phoenix Park races with a series of races held in Preston Park. This is one of the few times the chaps and the girls take part in seperate events.

The racing gets under way at 12 o'clock with the youngsters. The men's race run over 7.3K starts at 2.00, followed an hour later by the Ladies race - run over an equally strange distance of 3.8K.

The following Sunday sees a return to Brighton for the ever popular Brighton 10K, raced along the sea front. This race is normally sold out well in advance and usually attracts a healthy turnout of Waddies.

The final GP race of the year is the Crowborough 10K on December 2nd - although there is another local race on Saturday December 22nd - the Christmas Pudding Dash at Ashburnham Place in Battle.

The last couple of weeks has seen some more sparkling performances from Waddies, with Tony Gates doing really well at the Beachy Head Marathon - only to bowl out for the Barns Green Half the next day! Barns Green saw another great Waddie turnout too - the results were:

Michael Pain 1.26.51
Peter Burfoot 1.33.24
Mark Waring 1.34.51
Tim Clements 1.40.53
Albert Kemp 1.45.12
Shane Last 1.46.02
David Jones 1.59.45
Tony Gates 2.01.32
Cathy Burke 2.07.11
Charlie Petkovic 2.19.54
Janet Drake 2.25.44

This weekend a the Wadhurst vest was seen in action in France for the 35th running of the St Hilaire Cottes 10K. Cathy Burke finished as part of the winning Ladies vet team, finishing the event in 54.26. Liam Burke was 2nd Junior in the 5K race in 23.27 and collected yet another French trophy.

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