Wed 29th Nov 2017


Favourable coastal conditions allowed some really fast times and a whole bunch of PBs (too many to check & list - sorry).

The Gosport Half is always a popular race and we had an amazing 40 WADAC runners on Sunday 19th November. The weather was about the best I can remember at Gosport - dry, cool and only a relatively slight breeze along the sea front.

Our ladies’ A-team of Karen Rushton, Susy Perry and Sarah Gurney did supremely well, all picking up individual age-category prizes and combining to finish as the first ladies' team by a considerable margin.
Similarly impressive results were recorded by Sarah Shedden, Karen Hazlitt and Annie Dixey as our B-team. Karen won a category prize and the team were second only to our own A-team!
Penny Freeman, Sarah Reid and Emma Carter made up our ladies' C-team and Shirley Dyson-Laurie finished first in her age-category.

The men also put in some great times with our A-team of Richard Parr, Peter Sansome, James Moore and Dan Cunnington finishing as third team overall. No mean feat considering the size and strength of the total field, and aided considerably by Richard's crazy-fast time of 1:15:03.
Paul Brittenden, Wayne Bevan, Matt Grote and Mike Chambers made up our men's B-team, whilst our C-team consisted of Lloyd Dickson, Bruce Ayling, Miguel Flores and Andrew Brown. Jonathan Kane also finished first in his age category.

So the season continues to pan out well for us -
The ladies' A & B-teams each stay at the top of their respective divisions and the C-team move up their table into third place.
The men's A-team remain in third place in their division and the B-team move up a place to sit second in their table.

A huge well done to all forty of you that took part and particular congratulations to everybody that ran a half-marathon PB.

Neither my typing fingers nor my running legs get much of a rest at this time of year as the Hayling 10 and the Victory 5 quickly follow the Gosport Half on the next two consecutive Sunday's. Best of luck to all taking part.

Results

Name

Cat posn

Chip Time

Name

Cat posn

Chip Time

Richard Parr

15

01:15:03

Karen Rushton

1

01:27:13

Peter Sansome

7

01:18:03

Susy Perry

3

01:28:26

James Moore

31

01:18:39

Sarah Gurney

2

01:28:34

Dan Cunnington

38

01:19:42

Sarah Shedden

4

01:30:18

Paul Brittenden

63

01:22:37

Karen Hazlitt

2

01:32:55

Wayne Bevan

20

01:23:14

Annie Dixey

11

01:33:07

Matt Grote

22

01:23:47

Penny Freeman

9

01:34:50

Mike Chambers

23

01:24:02

Sarah Reid

9

01:36:34

Lloyd Dickson

78

01:24:16

Emma Carter

16

01:43:56

Bruce Ayling

9

01:25:00

Jackie Ducker

20

01:55:02

Miguel Flores

30

01:26:23

Carrie Oliver

9

01:55:38

Andrew Brown

104

01:27:26

Shirley Dyson-Laurie

1

01:57:33

Patrick Warburton

110

01:28:07

Sarah Aldridge

156

02:35:55

Adrian Haughton

7

01:28:46

George Belfield

131

01:29:58

Steve Oliver

8

01:30:43

Martyn west

4

01:32:09

Leon Jones

63

01:32:52

Stephen Lowy

43

01:33:13

Saul Duck

53

01:35:10

Tom Reid

61

01:36:58

Matthew Taylor

73

01:38:57

Mark Wilson

88

01:40:14

Steve Goodwin

13

01:40:20

Derek Cole

247

01:41:55

Jonathan Kane

1

01:50:44

Adrian Field

87

02:01:11