Saturday, 13 June 2009

31st May 2009 Waddies all over the world

Stockholm Marathon

Congratulations to Mark Waring for achieving his best result yet in the Stockholm Marathon. In sunny weather Mark came 625th out of 13,718 runners with a time of 3:17:39.

The start of the race is near the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, the site of the 1912 Summer Games. The surroundings vary from the woods of the Royal Park Djurgården to the streets of a downtown area. The course passes buildings such as the Royal Palace, City Hall, the Royal Opera and the Houses of Parliament. Runners pass along waterways on much of the first half of the two-loops that comprise the course.

While passing the Västerbron bridge at about the nine and 31 kilometre marks, the runners view a city that provides a mix of present day buildings and those built in medieval times.

Here are the details of Mark's result:-

Bib no 1580
Name Mark Waring
Born 72
Group Män
Team/Country Storbritannien
Nb of previous races 2 Click for previous results >

Position 625
Time 3.17.39
Gross time 3.18.07
Average pace 4.41/km

Distance Total time Lap time Pace Pos
5 km 0.22.33 22.33 4.30/km 946
10 km 0.46.04 23.31 4.42/km 1133
15 km 1.09.28 23.23 4.40/km 1106
20 km 1.32.33 23.04 4.36/km 1029
Half marathon 1.37.30 4.56 4.29/km 1011
25 km 1.55.20 17.50 4.34/km 930
30 km 2.18.55 23.35 4.43/km 867
35 km 2.42.40 23.45 4.45/km 731
40 km 3.06.54 24.13 4.50/km 633
Finish 3.17.39 10.44 4.53/km 625

Well done Mark - a fantastic result.

Tillingham Valley Races

Meanwhile on Saturday afternoon, 4 Waddies ventured to the tranquillity of the Tillingham Valley at Udimore for the first running of the Tillingham Valley Rockabilly Classic 5. This was very much a village affair to raise money for a local cause and it had a village fete atmosphere with marquee, BBQ and barrels of beer.

The tranquillity was duly shattered when the band, Lucky Strike, started to play, but the serenity of the picturesque valley remained undisturbed.

Impeccably organised by Martin and Cathy of Nice Work event organisers who are themselves members of Wadhurst Runners, there was a fun run and walk, a Grand National for dogs and owners, 2 children's races and the 5 mile Rockabilly Classic. This was a cross country course which negotiated fields, went up a steep hill, skirted hop and strawberry fields wound its way along a river bank then through some woods and some rather boggy terrain before finishing where it started. The Garmin measurement was 4.79 miles. It was a small entry of 48 runners many from Kent and Sussex Clubs and some locals. The Waddies scooped a number of the prizes. Lyn was 1st lady and 1st Female Vet 3, Peter was 1st Male Vet 4, was 4th overall (and also beat the 1st male Vet 3) and Albert was 1st Male Vet 5. The results:

Rockabilly Races 2009

5 Mile Race Results
Place Time Name Club
4 36.18 Peter Burfoot Wadhurst Runners MV4 118
9 38.44 Linda Hayes Wadhurst Runners FV3 133
11 39.30 Albert Kemp Wadhurst Runners MV5 120
29 47.12 Rebecca Gask Wadhurst Runners SF 121

Martin Hayes also ran in the Fun Run. Well done Martin:

Fun Run Results

Place Time Name Club Cat Number

4 20.14 Martin Hayes Wadhurst Runners MV4 314

Brussels 20km

On Sunday, Fergus Randolph competed in 30th running of the Brussels 20k with 24,999 other runners registered to run in this circumnavigation of the city.

Fergus' result:-

Number Lastname Firstname Time M/F Rank Rwa (*) Category Club Zip City
13283 RANDOLPH FERGUS 01:45:39 M 6513 25 - 60 1040 BRUSSEL (ETTERBEEK)

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