Big congrats to Steve for Cape Wrath victory

And the male vet 60 prize goes to our very own Steve Goodwin.
By all accounts this years Cape Wrath marathon was a wet affair, but the run to the lighthouse happened. Unlike some years when its too windy for the boat to take runners to the cape, so its a straight out and back on the main road...
We know Steve set himself the challenge of being the first MV60, and thats exactly what he did, in a time of 3:49:54.
Well done Steve, congratulations.
To get a flavour of the event, click here, the scenery is magnificent:

HRRL Grand Prix – Netley 10k

The Grand Prix pages have been updated for the Netley 10k.  Saul Duck and Dave Walker have run in all 11 HRRL races so far. They will still qualify for the 12 out of 12 award if they run in the Welsh Castle Relay instead of the D-Day race.

The Grand Prix pages can be found at any time by following the menu path: SENIORS - WADAC HRRL Grand Prix.


HRRL Grand Prix – Alton 10 

The Grand Prix pages have been updated for the Alton 10.

These pages can be found at any time by following the menu path: SENIORS - WADAC HRRL Grand Prix.


Updated Alton 10 results

Alton 10 provisional results are here. Suffice it to say today was a tough - perhaps brutal - day for a 10 mile race in the north Hampshire countryside. With the temperature in the mid-20s, many found this undulating course tougher than usual and finishing times reflected that.  I believe only two people (certainly no more than four) in the whole race finished in under an hour (compared to 48 at the Lordshill 10 in October).

In terms of prizes, our vets picked up various age category awards, including 2nd places for Steve Goodwin and Karen Rushton and third places for Jo Curtis and me.  (I hope I haven't missed anybody.)

The next - and penultimate - HRRL event is this coming Sunday: the Netley 10K in Royal Victoria Park, Netley, Southampton.  Details are available here.  Entries will be accepted on the day.  We are short of entrants in both men's and women's events so please do try and turn out.


Virgin Money London Marathon 

Firstly congratulations to our many runners at this years VMLM....a quick glance at the results shows 23 Winchester runners and there are always a few more running under various second clam and charity affiliations.  Of all those 6 of our athletes recorded times under 3 hrs and our fastest on the day was George King in 2h31m45s.  In a day of many fine performances perhaps our standout performer was Hayley Munn, 3rd lady from the massed start in a fabulous time of 2h38m04s. 
It is however too easy to focus on the quicker times, everyone taking part in a marathon has their own set of challenges to face in training and on race day is really an event where everyone deserves to be congratulated.
With that in mind three things:

a)  Pub of the Month this Thursday 28th April at the Queen Inn, come on down with tales of derring done and show us your medals......of course not just for marathon runners and certainly not just for the VMLM we have marathon success in Paris, Brighton and many other places to celebrate too
b) a reminder that the public ballot entry system for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon will open to all applicants on Monday 2 May 2016. This ballot system will close at 17:00 on Friday 6 May 2016. The ballot will be open for five days to give everyone who would like to enter the event a fair chance to do so.
c) a reminder that one of the criteria for entry into the ballot for club places in said VMLM2017 is that you have tried and failed in the public ballot referred to in (b) above
Finally a wee thought for those whose turn has yet to come.....Milton Keynes, Kent Road Runner and of course Malcolm on the West Highland Way.