Wed 18th Apr 2018


Llamas en route and camels at the new finish point - what more could you ask for other than a healthy smattering of WADAC prizes and PBs!

Lack of access to the running track at Salisbury meant that this year's race had a slightly different start and finish point on the green opposite the Fire Station. It was a shame not to finish on the track as that tends to prompt a good final spurt of pace but conditions were a little damp and fresh and pretty much ideal for a cool run. A fair WADAC turnout of 15 gents and 13 ladies meant that we had full A, B and C teams, which is always nice.

Kathy Bailey was our first lady with a cracking time of 1:02:25, finishing as the second female overall and first in the F45 vets category. Susy Perry was next, running a brilliant PB very much in line with her continuing improvement and collecting the award for the second placed F35. The A-team was completed by young Imogen Emmett with another impressive PB. Unsurprisingly these ladies received the prize for the first placed woman's team.
Sonia Rushby, Karen Hazlitt and Jo Jeffries made up our very strong B-team.
Lynne Whitaker finished second in the F55 vets category and was joined in our C-team by Jo Curtis and Lynn McKeague who ran a great PB. Gill Goodwin also finished second in the F65 category.

James Moore was our first gent home and both he and Richard Bidgood finished under the one hour mark. Richard was also third overall in the M40 category. Our A-team was completed by Nick Wood and Ed Gurney.
Steve Oliver, Saul Duck, Patrick Warburton and Miguel Flores made up our B-team and the C-team consisted of Steve Cluett, Mark Wilson, Colin McManus and Steve Goodwin.

In terms of the league our ladies A-team came first so very slightly increase their slim lead over Southampton AC to hold on to the top spot in their division. Our B-team also came first out of the teams in their division so retain their second place standing in that league table, just one point behind Hedge End B. The ladies' C-team finished third out of the teams in that same division and currently reside sixth in the table.
In what was a very competitive race our gents' A-team finished fifth in their division and remain third overall in that table. Our B-team and C-teams came seventh and eleventh respectively out of the teams in the B-Division so currently reside in third and tenth places in the table.

The remaining races this season are the Alton 10 Mile (13th May), the Netley 10k (20th May), the re-scheduled Eastleigh 10k (17th June) and the Lordshill 10k (24th June). A few spaces are still available for Alton and Lordshill so please enter those ASAP if you haven't already done so:

http://www.altonrunners.co.uk/club-events/alton-ten/alton-ten-entry-forms/
http://www.lordshillroadrunners.org.uk/lordshill-10k/

Results

Name

Cat posn

Chip Time

Name

Cat posn

Chip Time

James Moore

19

00:59:25

Kathy Bailey

1

01:02:25

Richard Bidgood

3

00:59:32

Susy Perry

2

01:05:53

Nick Wood

5

01:01:03

Imogen Emmett

4

01:06:46

Edward Gurney

19

01:05:42

Sonia Rushby

6

01:09:43

Steve Oliver

13

01:07:07

Karen Hazlitt

7

01:10:26

Saul Duck

43

01:11:04

Jo Jefferies

8

01:11:12

Patrick Warburton

84

01:11:27

Lynne Whitaker

2

01:12:57

Miguel Flores

46

01:11:46

Joanna Curtis

7

01:21:47

Steve Cluett

31

01:13:13

Lynn McKeague

23

01:23:52

Mark Wilson

57

01:14:23

Melissa Callister

28

01:24:40

Colin McManus

97

01:15:00

Carrie Oliver

12

01:29:08

Steve Goodwin

5

01:14:51

Gill Goodwin

2

01:34:53

Leon Jones

73

01:16:34

Sarah Aldridge

78

02:02:56

JJ Heath-Caldwell

42

01:17:51

Richard Munro

45

01:18:39