Tuesday, 29 January 2008

More cross border raiding!!

Congratulations to the 2 Waddie Finishers in the Canterbury 10 mile race which took place last Sunday.
This is a popular Gold Star event in scenic surroundings on an undulating course with a fast downhill towards the end which attracts a quality field as part of the Kent Grand Prix.

Waddies performances were:

538 Barry Gilbert 1:27:12
606 David Jones 1:30:04

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Brrrr - a chilly start to the year!!

A clutch (is the right collective term?) of Waddies ventured up to Dartford for a very enjoyable 10 mile race on Sunday. The weather was very kind and some very good times were achieved, with Lyn and Andy both getting PBs.

33 Michael Pain 01:04:16
112 Peter Burfoot 01:11:15
254 Linda Hayes 01:18:07
413 Andy Pain 01:25:52
407 Martin Burke 01:41:06

A pleasant start to the 2008 season!

Monday, 7 January 2008

Sussex GP - provisional calendar issued

The provisional list of SGP races for 2008 is as below. There are a few races that have yet to declare their dates, but this is at least a guide so that members can mark their calendars.

Our own Bewl 15 and the Eastbourne Half have been added to the SGP calendar for 2008 to replace Worthing 20 and Hailsham 10.

1. 17.02.2008 Sussex Beacon ½ Marathon
2. 02.03.2008 Eastbourne ½ Marathon
3. 16.03.2008 Hastings ½ Marathon
4. 27.04.2008 Hastings 5 mile
5. 11.05.2008 Horsham 10K
6. 04.06.2008 Worthing 10K
7. 22.06.2008 Heathfield 10K
8. 06.07.2008 Bewl 15
9. 16 or 23.07.2008 Bexhill 5K (TBC)
10. 24.08.2008 Newick Will Page 10K
11. 14.09.2008 Hellingly 10K
12. 21.09.2008 Hove 5 mile or 10K (TBC)
13. 05.10.2008 Lewes Downland 10K
14. 12.10.2008 Chichester 10K
15. 02.11.2008 Barns Green ½ Marathon
16. 09.11.2008 Phoenix Park 5.6/7.2K Races
17. 16.11.2008 Brighton 10K
18. 30.11.2008 Crowborough 10K

Thursday, 3 January 2008

New Year catch up!

The last couple or so weeks in December were a hectic time for club and members.

First up was a wet and miserable Crowborough - see photo below for proof!

Then, of course, we had all the excitement of the Christmas Dinner plus, that long -awaited draw for FLM places. The lucky Waddies drawn for a place in the 2008 London Marathon were Peter Burfoot and Sam Craven, although Sam subsequently passed up her place to the 1st reserve Michael Paine. Peter and Mike will join a host of other Waddies who have already secured their places in the main ballot.

A number of Waddies competed in the vest at events around the region, including Peter Burfoot who finished 259th out of 1,385 finishers with a time of 1:35:46 at the Bedford Half marathon.

We also saw a number of waddies turn out for the Christmas Pudding dash held at ashburnham Place, near Battle.

WebEd suffered a cold and miserable Swanley Christmas Caper and won a Pudding! That was followed up by one of the toughest 10Ks in the area - the Westfield 10K. Never advertised this Hastings AC organised event is helpd on Boxing day morning and includes some of the most punishing hills to be found in East Sussex. A much more pleasurable 10K was found in the Ribble Valley a couple of days later - a unique opportunity to see Ron Hill competing against ... well, err Ron! (You need to know!)

Finally, in December, we had another staging of the Christmas Handicap. There was a great turnout this year, with 15 Waddies and 5 Crowborough runners taking part in ideal (if a little frosty) conditions. Congratulations to Helen for being 1st Lady and Eddie for being 1st Male across the line. Wadhurst results below:

1. Helen
2. Eddie
3. Maya
4. Sally
5. David B
6. Mike
7. Albert
8. Shane
9. Maria
10. Peter
11. Tim
12. Andy
13. Lynn
14. Sara
15. David J

These results will be combined with the results from the Summer Handicap and the Overall Handicap Winners will be announced at the AGM on the 22nd Jan. See you all there.