Wednesday, 23 July 2008

More summer racing results

Waddies continue to potter around the south east rrpresenting the club at events.

A couple of Waddies made the journey into Kent to take part in the Cliffe Woods 10k on 13th July. This is a Gold graded event and with a field of around 500 was a model of good organisation. The only problem was the almost unbearable heat which slowed the field down dramatically.

344 59:45 Siobhan Burke
375 1:03:07 Martin Burke

A decent sized delegation also made the relatively short distance to Rye last Friday to take part in first race in the Rye Summer Classic Series, The 10K event took place in cool conditions and with a strong headwind.

47 43:46 Peter Burfoot
49 43:53 Shane Last
72 48:16 Albert Kemp
80 49:10 Andy Pain
140 1:02:17 Janet Drake
155 1:21:21 Sally Toll

Finally WebEd took to the lanes of Essex last Sunday for the TTG Brentwood 10K. Billed as a dreadfully hilly 10K, advice from regulars was to take it really easy to prepare for two enormous hills at 6K and 8K. So, pottering off at a pace that would allow a chance to get up these two hills (one of which was described on the RW Forum as Everest-like), the 6K mountain was reached and conquered without me even knowing I'd got there! It was all an urban myth perpetuated by runners who are used to the flatlands of Essex. I'd realised this too late and by the time I'd reached the mild hill at 8K I was 10 minutes of my 10K pace!!So, it was just a training run really - finished in 1.04.37!!

This Friday night sees a cracking event that will have a couple or more waddies in attendance. Its the Wedding Day 10K - and well worth the journey to Bushey Park for those interested.
Good luck to all those runners competing in the Club Summer Handicap at Barnfield tomorrow.


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