Fri 15th Jan 2021

WADAC put on a fine show in the virtual EA Road Relays qualifying round, comfortably securing their place at the National Road Relays event in mid-February

The Road relays are a highlight of the Spring endurance calendar generally with the Southerns at Crystal Palace providing the qualifying event for the Nationals at Sutton Park Birmingham. This year is of course different and EA have organised a virtual Road Relays programme starting with a qualifying round held in early January.

In the qualifiers it was open number of entries with the team score being determined by the 4 fastest men plus the 4 fastest women. We had 27 athletes taking the opportunity to test themselves in this 5-mile timetrial event and with 13 men under 30mins and 7 women under 35mins it was a fine demonstration of our developing strength in depth.

Our scorers were:
George King(25'19), Ben Findlay(26'45), Dan Cunnington(27'20), David Mills(27'20)
Sarah Shedden(31'46), Jane Gandee(32'32), Emily Kerr(32'56), Emma Carter(34'01)
That's a team aggregate of 3h57'59 and an average pace of 5'57 min/mile....good enough for 27th place out of 128 teams and a place in the Nationals - congratulations!

The National Relays will be over the weekend of 12th Feb through 15th Feb and again entry is open to all first claim athletes (from qualifying teams) too could be a part of it.