1st Man Stuart Holloway (Salisbury) 55.25
1st Woman Rebecca Lord (Stubbington) 1.05.31
5 Richard Waldron SM 58.34
90 Dave Madelin SM 1.10.48
102 Jon Ward SM 1.12.02
111 John Compton 1.13.08
480 Finishers (S.A.C 4 4/0)
Unfortunately the Alton 10 was nowhere near a sell out possibly as a result of Southampton hosting various races on the previous Sunday.
At the race the winner of the Southampton Marathon Richard Waldron (S.A.C) came up against the winner of the Southampton Half Marathon Richard Lovejoy (Aldershot). As Richard reached the halfway point of the ABP Marathon ahead of Richard Lovejoy finishing the shorter race you would have staked your house on our Richard triumphing in this particular contest however let the result between the two be a salient lesson , the Aldershot athlete finishing ahead with a respectable gap. A marathon may be only twice the distance of a half but requires many times the length of recovery.
In the mens race Stuart Holloway easily finished as winner after organising the Salisbury 10 the previous HRRL race in the series and Rebecca Lord was the ladies winner.
Dave Madelin* , Jon Ward* and John Compton ran well over what is deemed to be a tough course making up the remainder of the mens team. There were no Southampton ladies at the event.
The next race in the series is the NETLEY 10K Southampton Athletic Clubs own race being held on the 19th May 2019.
* For the record Dave would like to state that his ‘slow time’ was due to a Half Marathon and Marathon in the weeks previously and Jon’s got ‘dodgy knees’!
Southampton Athletic Club has been sent six free mens and six free ladies places from the organisers of the above event. Ordinarily entry for a club runner is £33 so what are you waiting for? At present only two women and three men have taken up the offer. If interested please contact email@example.com
Alternatively men who have run a sub32 minute 10k in the last two years and women who have run a sub38 minute 10k in the last two years are entitled to a free entry via the Championship Entry on the event website.
As an added incentive Mo Farah is running at the event.
1st Man Richard Waldron (S.A.C) 53.22 1st Woman Emma Jolley (City Of Portsmouth) 60.33
14 Liam Barry Carroll SM 59.50 34 Stuart Hicks V40 62.22 36 Matt Hibberd V35 62.28 89 Jon Ward V45 66.43 117 Hannah Polden U23 68.24
820 Finishers (S.A.C 6 5/1)
The Salisbury 10 was run in ideal conditions and a bonus was the track finish had been reinstated. Unfortunately there were no camels at the end this year to take a selfie with.
Richard Waldron won convincingly looking strong at the finish and could have gone faster if pressured .Arguably the Southampton performance of the day belonged to Hannah Polden who shattered her ten mile P.B by over three minutes.
With regard to team positions results from recent races will virtually ensure the mens Division 1 survival whilst the Ladies will remain in a precarious position.
There are elite places up for grabs for free at the London Vitality 10k that takes place on the Spring Bank Holiday which occurs on the 27th May 2019.
Male runners will need to have run a sub 32 10km in the last two years and female runners a sub 38. Applications can be made at www.vitalitylondon10000.co.uk
Entries need to be submitted by Friday 26th April 2019.
Alton Sports are offering members of SAC 20% OFF Track and Field spikes between now and April 30th
(Shoes at RRP. Not in conjunction with other offers and shoes must be in stock at time of purchase)
1st Man James Bellward (R.A.F) 1.07.34
1st Woman Lesley Locks (Hart Road Runners) 1.18.29
7 Matt Bennett SM 1.11.25
102 Liam Barry Carroll SM 1.19.13
129 Stuart Hicks V40 1.20.57
167 Paul Boyd Leslie V45 1.22.24
172 Andy Lewis V35 1.22.35
245 Ellie Monks F35 1.24.57
253 Karla Borland SF 1.25.10
390 Jon Ward V45 1.28.32
483 Dave Madelin V35 1.30.06
650 John Compton V45 1.34.41
652 Tracey Corker F50 1.34.43
756 Gareth Lakeman V35 1.37.07
762 Lucy Harrison SF 1.37.16
1335 Annie Jones F60 1.49.21
1573 Holly Powell SF 1.53.22
1592 Mike Hodges V45 1.54.01
1846 Marc Holmes V35 1.59.23
1923 Rachel Bennett SF 2.00.43
2701 Finishers (S.A.C 18 11/7)
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
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.
1st Man Joe Wade (I.O.W) 54.34 1st Woman Steph Mccall (Herne Hill Harriers) 1.01.52
Unfortunately not a single Southampton runner appeared at the Ryde 10 so nothing to report!
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.