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RR10 2019 FIXTURE LIST

17th April ROYAL VICTORIA COUNTRY PARK**
1st May STONEY CROSS
15th May WILVERLEY INCLOSURE
29th May CADLAND ESTATE BLACKFIELD
5th June FLEMING PARK*
12th June HURSLEY PARK & AMPFIELD
19th June MANOR FARM COUNTRY PARK
3rd July UNIVERSITY FIELDS EASTLEIGH
10th July WHITELEY FAREHAM**
17th July JANESMOOR POND
31st July ITCHEN VALLEY COUNTRY PARK
14th August I.B.M HURSLEY PARK

* Event Southampton organises
** Events Southampton drop out of

For further details see   :  www.rr10.org.uk

HRRL 2018/19 REMAINING FIXTURES

Fleet Half Marathon 17 March 2019
Salisbury 10 14 April 2019*
Alton 10 12 May 2019
Netley 10k 19 May 2019**
Alresford 10k 16 June 2019
Lordshill 10k 30 June 2019

* Race is FULL
** Southamptons race : NEED VOLUNTEERS.

At the halfway stage in the league Southampton are 9/10 in Division One (Men) and the Ladies are rooted to the bottom of their division. Hopefully things will improve second half or we might be ‘celebrating’ relegations season end.

HRRL 2018/19 Race 6 : 3rd Feb 2019 Ryde10

1st Man Joe Wade (I.O.W) 54.34                                                                                                            1st Woman Steph Mccall (Herne Hill Harriers) 1.01.52

483 Finishers

Unfortunately not a single Southampton runner appeared at the Ryde 10 so nothing to report!

HRRL 2018/19 Race 5 : 13th January 2019 Stubbington 10k Race Report & Team Positions

The Stubbington 10k ran in good conditions although runners were faced initially with a headwind for over a kilometre until the race turned left into the village of Titchfield.
George King secured an easy victory in the mens race narrowly missing out on a sub 31 time whilst Jen Elkins finished with a 38 second buffer over Lesley Locks.
The good news is that both mens and ladies teams secured victory in the team positions.
The mens team consisted (in finishing order) of Max Costley , Ben Brewster , Matt Risden and Tom Stevens whilst the ladies team was comprised of Jen Elkins , Sarah Kingston and Karla Borland. The ladies overall team position after five races is still precarious being in 9th position out of ten whilst the men look more comfortable in 7th.The next race in the series is the Ryde 10 03 February 2019 where traditionally Southampton has few athletes in attendance . Its a tough course but worth the trip.

HRRL LEAGUE POSITIONS AFTER RACE 4 (VICTORY)

Both the mens and ladies teams are struggling in their respective divisions.
The mens team is presently 9th/10 in Division 1 whilst there is clear water between Southampton ladies and the rest of the division , unfortunately not at the top but rooted to the bottom of the division. To be fair the ladies triumph last season was achieved by a very small nucleus of athletes and without these ladies participating it was going to be hard to replicate the success .
Finishing on a positive note there are still two thirds of the season to go so all is not lost.

HRRL 2018/19 Race 4 : 2nd December 2018 VICTORY 5

1st Man : Adam Clarke (Aldershot) SM 23.56
1st Woman : Lucy Reid (Tonbridge) SF 27.07* 18 Overall

17 Rich Waldron SM 26.37
21 Dan Baker SM 27.38
24 Matt Risden SM 27.49
64 Andrew Lewis SM 29.50
69 Steve Marcer V40 29.53
86 Pete Costley V50 30.17
108 Greg Warder V40 31.22
349 Sid Delara V60 38.37
408 Alexandra Coe SF 40.22

730 Finishers

The Victory 5 always attracts top quality runners and this year the spectators were treated to a double battle at the front of both the mens and ladies races . In the mens race Adam Clarke was locked together with Joshua Grace until the last mile whilst in the ladies race Lucy Reid edged out the well known Charlotte Purdue.
Times were quick and could have been even better save for a keen headwind on parts of the course.
Southampton men would have secured a good team position when points are totted up whilst there was only one Southampton lady finisher. This season will be about survival for both teams in Division 1 nothing else.

HRRL 2018/19 Race 3 : 18th November 2018 Gosport Half

1st Man: Tom Merson (Exmouth) SM 1.07.03
1st Woman: Lorna Russell (Winchester) SF 1.18.52 *(35 overall)

14 Dave Coak SM 1.16.36
52 Jon Hannan V40 1.20.41
124 Andy Lewis SM 1.24.35
134 Andy Griggs V40 1.25.15
136 Dave Blackman V50 1.25.29
166 Jon Bean SM 1.27.29
206 Jon Ward V40 1.29.08
236 Miriam Jones Walters SF 1.30.17
243 Camille King V40 1.30.43
340 Dave Madelin SM 1.35.00
415 Lucy Harrison SF 1.38.03
504 Keith Hollis V45 1,41.10
551 Clinton Whitfield V45 1.42.49
923 Marc Holmes SM 1.57.19
988 Sean Connerton SM 1.59.29
1389 Mark Madelin V60 2.19.20
1390 Cosma Mirella F50 2.19.20

Finishers 1676

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HRRL : FORTHCOMING RACES

The next three races in the Hampshire Road Race League are extremely popular.
GOSPORT Half Marathon 18 November 2018
VICTORY 5 2 December 2018
STUBBINGTON 10K 13 January 2019

All three races will top out well in advance. For example 443/800 places were filled for the Victory 5 24/09/2018. There is no point in talking about doing them then bleating about it when you don’t get in ENTER NOW. The maximum numbers of runners allowed at an event is set by the organising clubs negotiation with the local councils .