Three WWRR travelled over to the popular Mad March 20 mile road race on Sunday 4th March, in the most appalling weather. Constant rain throughout the day, winds and flash floods made this even more demanding than usual. The playing field venue and finish was more like a paddy field and straw had to be laid over the finishing straight just to offer a sound footing. In spite of this 378 runners completed the mainly flat single lap course around the countryside of Dorset.
First WWRR home was Simon McMorran in 30th position, with a time of 2 hours 13 mins & 2 seconds. This was a pleasing performance given that he has been unwell for a couple of weeks and only decided to run on the Friday before. Second WWRR home was Andrew McEwan, who ran strongly for 41st position, and a time of 2.15.46. He too has been unwell but was also pleased with his run. Third WWRR home was Paul Scivier, who came home in 130th position in a time of 2.38.12.
Although all three runners were pleased with their performances all agreed that it was disappointing not to have been able to field a complete team. Alas this may again be the case at Eastleigh, where three men and four ladies have entered, thus probably ending any lingering hopes of promotion at the end of the season.