Ultramarathons & Trail Running

The Ultramarathon and Trail Running section in an official sub-section of WDAC made up of runners who seek to either take their running beyond the marathon distance, or who prefer running off-road on trails or rocky terrain for any length of distance.

An Ultramarathon is a race of any distance over that of a marathon (26.2 miles).

Trail Running tends to traverse varying terrain; hills, mountains, fields, deserts, forests, and narrow passages are common. Likewise, steep inclines or rough terrain sometimes may require hiking or scrambling. Runners participating in trail runs must often ascend and descend thousands of feet.

Training

Informal runs are often organised at various times throughout the week - usually shorter distances (up to 90mins) on a Wednesday night and much longer distances on a Saturday or Sunday.  These runs are often along local trails.  Get in touch with Kev O'Reilly on a club night (Kev usually runs with Group 4)

Trail Running Championship

Trail Champs

For the 2013-2014 season, W&DAC are introducing a Club Trail Running Championship.

This Championship will comprise of the following races:

Colworth 8.1 Miles Sat 22nd June 2013
Fairlands Valley Challenge 12 miles Sunday 21st July 2013
Harvest Trail Half Marathon Sunday 22nd Sept 2013
Dirt Half Challenge Half Marathon Saturday 16th November 2013
East Haddon XC Approx 5m Sunday 15th December 2013
Wellingborough Multiterrain Round 1 5km Sunday 19th January 2014
Wellingborough Multiterrain Round 2 10km Sunday 2nd February 2014
Wellingborough Multiterrain Round 3 15km Sunday 16th February 2014
Go Beyond Running festival 10km Sunday 20th April 2014

Points totals are done on a sliding scale with the winner of each race getting the most points.  Results from your best 6 out of the 9 races will be totalled and points will be added to determine the overall winner.

NAME: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 TOTAL:
ANDREW MANNING 8   16     20 20 12 76
GREG SPELLMAN 20     20 19       59
JULIAN BLACKWELL 17     19 14       52
NEIL McDONALD 15   20   11       46
ANDREW REDDEN 16       10     16 42
KEV O'REILLY 11   17         13 41
JON KEMP 19       16       35
CHRIS JONES 14             18 32
DAVID YARNELL         12     20 32
MARK BONHAM         9     17 26
MARTIN NEWTON     18   2       20
STUART NELSON         20       20
TOM WARNER     19           19
TIM ELLWOOD               19 19
ROGER BULLEN 18               18
DAVE WEBSTER         18       18
PETER CURRINGTON         17       17
MARK HARRISON         3     14 17
JAMES BERRY         15       15
ED NORRIS               15 15
COLIN HARRIS 13               13
NICK SINNOTT         13       13
TONY HALE 12               12
STUART MELLOWS 10               10
IAN MANN 9               9
EDWARD NORRIS         8       8
ALAN GRIFFITHS         7       7
NAYTHAN BELLAMY         6       6
STEPHEN WILDING         5       5
MARK VICCARS         4       4
ROB BING         1       1
 
NAME: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 POINTS:
KELLY BARNETT 20     20 20       60
SARAH ELLWOOD 19       17     20 56
NATASHA WAIN 16   20   13       49
GILLIAN BRIGHTWELL         7   20 19 46
TRACEY FREEAR 15   18   9       42
MARY MOORE           20 19   39
LOUISE KEMP 18       18       36
LAURA BURTON   19     14       33
DAWN HOLLOWAY   20     8       28
NICOLA MANNING 9 17             26
LISA WOOD 10             15 25
SALLY HEWITT         4   18   22
MANDY ALLEN   18     2       20
KAREN MEHEW     19           19
HARRIET WOOLLEY         19       19
JULIA ROSENTHAL               18 18
JUSTIN KEECH 17               17
JANE CUTHBERT               17 17
KELLY BURN         16       16
JULIE O'REILLY               16 16
JAIMIE CUNNINGTON         15       15
LORRAINE KIRK 14               14
LYNDA ROUSE 13               13
MANDY CRABB 12               12
DIANA LOGAN         12       12
MARIA HOLLIS 11               11
KIM GEEVES         11       11
KIRSTY HEWITT         10       10
JULIA ROSENTHAL         6       6
TRACEY TREADWELL         5       5
TRUDI KNIGHT         3       3
MICHELLE BARNETT         1       1

Grim Reaper runners

Tracey, Kev, Colin, Guy, Maria, John, Stuart and Andy, pre Grim Reaper 40/70/100 miles!