Monday, 18 February 2008

February round up

The Wadhurst Runners Awards were announced at this month's AGM and congratulation go to all the winners:

Senior Champion - Mens - Tim Clements
Senior Champion - Ladies - Charlie Petkovic

Vet Champion - Mens - Mike Pain
Vet Champion - Ladies - Lyn Hayes

Marathon Cup - Mens - Ed McKinney
Marathon Cup - Ladies - Rachel Davies

Standards Cup - Peter Burfoot 29 points, Albert Kemp 28 points, Helen Neary 17 points.

Handicap Champion - Mens - David Burfoot
Handicap Champion - Ladies - Lyn Hayes

Explanation of Awards:

The Senior and Vet Championship is a runners best 10k, 10 mile and Half Marathon results added together, with the lowest winning.

The Marathon Cup is the fastest Marathon ran during the year.

The Standards Cup is a runners times compared against a set of age related standards dictated by the Road Runners Club UK.

The Handicap Championship is the combined results of the Summer and Winter Hadicaps.

Waddies and and a sole Waddette were seen action in both Kent and Sussex earlier this month - and, so Peter Burfoot reports, the venues could hardly have been more contrasting.

In North West Kent, the star performer was Captain Mike Pain in the Sidcup 10 mile, a flat race of 3 circuits of streets lined with 1930's semis. Mike finished in 26th place overall, was the 5th placed Vet and got himself a pb into the bargain with a time of 1.01:31.

Meanwhile in South East Kent WebEd was battling with the hills and cliffs between Dover and Deal in the Dover Mercury Half Marathon and ambled over the line in 2:11:53

Closer to home a number of Waddies and Waddettes competed for the Crowborough Team in the East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League, appropriately at Cross-in-Hand. The 5.3 mile course threaded its muddy slippery wet and steep way through deeply wooded country with not a house or a road to be seen. Many of the runners legs finished spattered in mud and smeared with blood from the brambles, but everybody seemd to enjoy it. The results were:

37 Peter Burfoot 41:12
46 Shane Last 42:08
68 Albert Kemp 47:04
123 Sally Toll 69:08

Don't forget that this weekend is the Sussex Beacon Half Marathon at Brighton. For those looking for a shorter distance there is also the Ashford and District 10k.

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