Fri 22nd Sep 2017


A Soggy Start to the 2017/18 Season

Sunday 3rd September saw the start of the 2017/18 HRRL season with the Overton 5 Mile race. We had a great turn out of 10 ladies and 14 gents all bearing the “refreshing” conditions. The course was the same as last year and so still suffered a bit from the restrictive start on a narrow country path but the colour banded starting positions (based on predicted finishing time) seemed to work quite well.

Our ladies’ A-team of Susy Perry, Sarah Shedden and Natalie Cain all finished very strongly and in doing so came second only to the youngsters from Southampton AC.
Penny Freeman, Sarah Gurney and Sam Parkinson made up our ladies’ B-team with Sarah Gurney winning the prize for the second finisher overall in the F45 vets category, and the C-team consisted of Emma Carter, Jackie Ducker and Shirley Dyson-Laurie who also won the runner-up prize in the F65 category.

Our men also had a great start to the season. James Moore surprised even himself I think, finishing eleventh overall with a significant PB of 28m24s. Simon Stevens was hot on his heels and Matt Grote and Alex Whiting completed our A-team who together came in as the second gents team overall (just) behind the local Overton chaps.
Our men’s B-team comprised Bruce Ayling, Miguel Flores, Andrew Parkinson and George Belfield, and the C-team was Lloyd Dickson, Colin McManus, Stephen Lowy and Saul Duck.

So a great start to the season with our gents and ladies both in the second slot in their respective A leagues and both heading the tables in the respective B-leagues. A huge well done to everyone that took part.

The next race is the Solent Half Marathon on 9th October where we’ll probably have a slightly diminished field due to a couple of clashes with other events. Please sign up promptly for Gosport, Hayling, Victory and Stubbington – all of which are open for entries and most of which tend to sell out rapidly.

Results

Name

Cat posn

Chip Time

Name

Cat posn

Chip Time

James Moore

9

28:24

Susy Perry

4

32:29

Simon Stevens

4

28:25

Sarah Shedden

5

32:52

Matt Grote

8

29:47

Natalie Cain

6

33:03

Alex Whiting

26

29:52

Penny Freeman

7

33:28

Bruce Ayling

13

30:52

Sarah Gurney

3

33:35

Miguel Flores

17

31:25

Sam Parkinson

4

33:44

Andrew Parkinson

18

31:27

Emma Carter

17

38:26

George Belfield

36

31:41

Jackie Ducker

23

41:19

Lloyd Dickson

40

31:51

Shirley Dyson-Laurie

2

41:47

Colin McManus

43

32:29

Sarah Aldridge

41

54:31

Stephen Lowy

36

33:50

Saul Duck

43

34:46

Mark Wilson

61

36:18

David Walker

36

37:55