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 #9 TOTAL:
ANDREW MANNING 8   16     20 20 12 19 95
NEIL McDONALD 15   20   11       20 66
GREG SPELLMAN 20     20 19         59
JULIAN BLACKWELL 17     19 14         52
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
JANE CUTHBERT               17 20 37
LOUISE KEMP 18       18         36
JULIE O'REILLY               16 19 35
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
KELLY BURN         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!