Last Sunday, the 25th September, saw the Southern Area road relays at Bedford which saw us enter teams at under 13 & under15 girls, under 13 boys and under 17 boys along with a senior men's team. This is the highest number of teams we have entered for many years and reflects the progress being made especially by our junior teams.
Whilst we didn't manage to pick up any trophies or qualify for the National finals, every team acquitted themselves very well and were well placed in every age group.
Full results are available on the SEAA website.
The Wiltshire Off Road Race League (The League) sponsored by Wiltshire and Swindon Sport is an annual series of races for all runners from clubs affiliated to Wiltshire Athletic Association with the goal of promoting road running within the county and raising the profile of Wiltshire clubs and athletes.
The league kicked off last weekend with the Temple Trial Half. The dates of the remaining races in the league are below -
The Roundway Rampage- Devizes, Saturday 1st October
The White Horse Gallop 8 - Westbury, Sunday 23rd October 2016
The Wickstead Wander - Highworth, Sunday 27th November 2016
Wiltshire XC Championships* - Bath University - Sunday 11th December 2016
Lungbuster 8 - Royal Wootton Bassett, Sunday 5th February 2017
SMaRTT Smasher – Calne, Sunday 19th February 2017
* Senior races only.
Over the weekend 27th/28th August Nick Walker completed a 20 event challenge at Cambridge University finishing an excellent 5th M50 with a score of 7,307 points.
The individual events were
100m -14.20sec (-2.1m/s)
Long Jump -4.64m (0.0m/s)
200mH - 33.22 (-1.0m/s)
Shot Put - 9.62m
5km - 27:16.51
800m - 3:19.47
High Jump - 1.38m
400m - 74.13
Hammer - 28.11m
3000mSC - 18:29.39
110mh- 20.98 over 3ft height (+3.8m/s)
Discus - 30.86m
200m - 29.44 (+4.00m/s)
Javelin - 33.28m
3km - 15:12.37
Pole Vault - 2.70m
400mh - 87.27
1500m - 6:59.23
Triple Jump - 9.14m
10km - 64:07.81
All in all a very busy weekend!