It has been the worst possible start to Southamptons season in the 2017/18 Hampshire Road Race League.
As previously noted Southampton Athletic Club has done extremely well by winning the mens overall title in the form of Richard Waldron together with taking the Division 1 team title and the ladies gained promotion by winning Division 2 of the league.
ABC News Chicago ‘Score one for exasperated women: New research suggests men really do listen with just half their brains’*
The final entry list for the Overton race has been published giving ammunition to the above statement as in many posts made during the last year (ad nauseum) I was cautioning that races were selling out quickly and the importance of entering early. Apparently one Southampton male athlete was seething because the entry closed well before the race date. A little tip is to enter immediately when the race becomes ‘live’.
The Hampshire Road Race League kicks off at Overton on Sunday 3rd September 2017.
Richard Waldron is the current HRRL Mens Champion and Jen Elkins came within a whisker of winning the ladies title falling one race short.
The aim this year for Southampton is surely to win the league for the men or at least finish close to the top of Division 1 whilst for the ladies it must be to dethrone the ladies of Winchester from their lofty perch as champions in Division one for at least the last ten seasons.
Wednesday 23rd August sees Eastleigh RC’s re-scheduled race at the Southampton University playing fields at Wide Lane Eastleigh SO50 5PE (opposite Southampton Airport Parkway train station).
Please note this is a 7pm start time. Continue reading
Hampshire Road Relays takes place at Lakeside North Harbour Cosham on 10th September. Full details on the Hampshire Athletics website.
Organised by Winchester & District AC
The route is the same a previous years, it is approximately 4.4 miles long and consists of 3 laps. Running is mostly on the grass and on footpaths so there should be very little mud (despite all the rain!). The race will start and finish near the clubhouse a shown on the course map. Continue reading
DATE: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
VENUE: Itchen Valley Country Park
START TIME: 7.15pm Continue reading
The Southern Road relays will take place on 24th September at Crystal Palace. Everybody can compete as I will enter multiple teams. Please let your team manager be aware that you wish to run.
The famous ‘Sway 5 Mile Run’ returns this year on Sunday 2nd July. Continue reading