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
Applications for our Netley 10K are now closed three weeks early with a record entry.I shall need members to help out on the day to marshal the course, man water stations, and various other jobs to ensure a successful race. unfortunately the race clashes with a SAL fixture but if you are not competing at Bracknell please help from 8.30 to 12 o’clock.
There are 3 races left in the HRRL and Southampton is involved in a two horse race in both the mens and ladies competition. Both teams are leading their prospective divisions from Lordshill (mens) and Eastleigh (ladies).
Great news after Eastleigh with the men cementing their place at the top of Division 1 and the womens cement all but dry as they achieved an incredible sixth victory in six consecutive HRRL events and only a disaster of cataclysmic proportions in the final four races can deprive them of promotion and the championship.
MEN : DIVISION 1
.1. 18pts Southampton Athletic Club . . .2. 23pts Lordshill Road Runners
WOMEN : DIVISION 2 .1. 19pts Southampton Athletic Club .2. 29pts Fareham
Unfortunately with four races left we (as already stated in previous posts) we have no ladies or mens team represented at Salisbury and that leaves Alton 10 , Netley 10k (Run in the Park) and the Lordshill 10k.
At present there is only Ashley Forbes on the start list for Alton. It is generally a weak field due to travelling distance and the toughness of the course but this will give us the opportunity to capitalise if we can raise teams.
ENTER RACES YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO NOW! There is absolutely no use in wishing you had entered earlier once the race limit is reached . Every race this season has been sold out prior to the event taking place.
Alton 10 Mile : Takes place on 7th May 2017 10.30am http://www.altonrunners.co.uk/
Netley 10k our own race : Takes place on 21st May 2017 10.30am
Lordshill 10k : Takes place on 25th June 2017 9.30am http://www.lordshillroadrunners.org.uk/
Eastleigh 10k filled up to capacity in the weeks before the race but thankfully Southampton Athletic Club members will be out in force and may even deliver the winner of the mens race.
There are 2792 athletes listed as entrants on the database and it looks like the man to beat is Joshua Grace (Aldershot) who recorded a 29.21 at the back end of 2016. However Joshua hasn’t raced this year and he will be coming up against our battle hardened Alex Wall Clarke who recorded a 30.49 at the Trafford 10k (5/03/2017).
Jamie Knapp who is particularly good at XC (6th Southerns / 20th Nationals 2017) is in prime position to spring a surprise and after a recent 15.03 5k should go under 31.00.
Athletes mostly respond to support en route so if you can make a beeline for the course next Sunday and help our athletes by your presence and verbal encouragement whilst they are in motion please do.
Its worth listing the athletes: Continue reading