Tue 10th Oct 2017


A sunny day in the forest brings no less than fourteen top-ten age category results.

The Solent Half, the second race in the 2017/2018 HRRL season, is always a good lesson, that 13.1 miles is quite a long way!  There was a familiar pitch up and see how it goes feeling after a summer of shorter races and less mileage. 
It was a warm and sunny day, there were the usual horses dashing across the road as you run through the forest and after a pleasant run along the sea front comes the long drag up the dual carriageway when you really begin to feel those extra miles!
Despite clashes with the Winchester Half and the Road Race Relays we had a good turnout of 10 women and 9 men.

There were so many top 10 age category placings which is fantastic and there were prizes too. Susy Perry was second v35, Lynne Whitaker first v55 and Joy Radford took first V60.  They picked up 3rd women’s team - great to keep in with the prizes - and as a result our A-team has moved up to top the table in the league.
The ladies B-team of Emma Carter, Carrie Oliver and Jo Curtis also finished 3rd of the teams in B-Div-1, again putting us at the top of that table.
Shirley Dyson-Laurie, Charlotte Sharman and Gill Goodwin did sterling work as well to keep our C-team 5th overall in that division.

Matt Grote, our first finisher and 30th overall in a very speedy 1.26.27, George Belfield, Lloyd Dickson and Andrew Brown made up the men’s A team. They finished 6th out of the teams in Division 1 which keeps them at 3rd overall in the league.
Colin McManus, Adrian Haughton, Steve Goodwin and David Walker were our gents B-team. They finished 7th of the teams in B-Div-1 so they too now reside at 3rd overall.

The day ended with the prize giving for the 2016/2017 season which got a bit embarrassing as it was dominated by Winchester & District AC ladies.  Thank you to those who stayed and helped to collect our winnings. The trophies are now on display in the Clubhouse.

Next there are three races in a row with the Gosport Half on 19th November, Hayling 10 on 26th November and the Victory 5 on 3rd December.  Entries are also open for Stubbington 10k and that gets booked up very quickly.

Finally next year… if there is a clash with the Winchester Half abandon the familiar hills and come and see the sun shining on the Solent!

Results

Name

Cat posn

Chip Time

Name

Cat posn

Chip Time

Matt Grote

5

1:26:27

Susy Perry

2

1:31.48

George Belfield

4

1:29:30

Lynne Whitaker

1

1:37:47

Lloyd Dickson

16

1:30:06

Joy Radford

1

1:45:24

Andrew Brown

20

1:34:50

Emma Carter

7

1:51:37

Colin McManus

22

1:36:07

Carrie Oliver

6

1:56:28

Adrian Haughton

4

1:39:07

Joanna Curtis

3

1:57:20

Steve Goodwin

3

1:39:36

Shirley Dyson-Laurie

2

1:57:59

David Walker

23

1:49:49

Charlotte Sharman

6

2:12:45

Jonathan Kane

1

1:55:17

Gill Goodwin

4

2:20:35

Sarah Aldridge

20

2:39:47