MEN: DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONS
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(1) Southampton Athletic Club 11 (8 team wins from 12 races)
(2) Lordshill 17 (2 team wins)
(3) Winchester 39
Richard Waldron made it the double winning the Mens Individual HRRL title and collecting the internal SAC mens age graded prize (average 81.67)*
WOMEN: DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS
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(1) Southampton Athletic Club 8 (9 team wins from 12 races)
(2) Eastleigh 17 (1 team win)
(3) Fareham 23
Jen Elkins triumphed in the internal competition (average 84.08)* The ladies occupied
three of the top four final positions (Jen Elkins / Ellie Monks / Tracey Corker). Showing that their Division 2 victory was a real team victory only one lady had sufficient finishes to make it to the final HRRL Individual table , Alexandra Coe (25th)
The HRRL will be organising a prize giving evening towards the end of August. Details will follow when available.
Thanks to Alan Tulip for continuing to update the website after each of the leagues races during the season.
*Both win £100 Alton Sports vouchers.
1st Male : Matt Bennett (S.A.C) 32.48
1st Female : Ellie Monks (S.A.C) 36.41 *24
6 Sam Costley SM 34.19
7 Tom Cully SM 34.27
9 Matt Hibberd SM 34.44
11 Dan Baker SM 34.52
18 Ashley Forbes SM 35.49
46 Sarah Kingston SF 38.19
98 John Compton V40 41.34
112 Anna Stone SF 42.00
202 Sid Delara V60 45.41
It was a memorable day for Southampton as both men and ladies did a clean sweep in the senior events. Matt Bennett beat a resurgent Stuart Holloway in the mens race whilst Ellie Monks edged out Lesley Locks in the ladies race and came within 11 seconds of the course record. Both mens and ladies teams triumphed in style paticularly in the case of the former occupying four of the ten finishing positions.
Lordshill 10k was the last of the leagues races for 2016/7 and it has been an excellent season for Southampton.
The ladies were promoted to Division 1 after the penultimate race as Division 2 Champions. The last time the ladies were in Division 1 was season 2009 /10. Next season providing they show the same level of commitment there is no reason why they cannot take the Division 1 Championship from Winchester who have had a stranglehold on it being champions in each of the last eleven seasons.
Apart from the 2006 / 7 season when the old Southampton Running Club finished 2nd Southampton men have tended to hold a lower middle position in Division 1. The change came from season 2014/15 (3rd) 2015/2016 (3rd) and finally CHAMPIONS of Division 1 in 2016 / 2017. Southampton held the top position for much of the season only to lose it late on but a high quality turnout for the last race of the season ensured victory was ours at last.
There is still the annoucement of individual runners positions in the final Hampshire League tables to be made and the results of our own internal age graded competition to be compiled and produced onto these pages. The winner of the mens and ladies competitions both receive a voucher for £100 to spend at Alton Sports.
And lastly thanks to everybody who ran at least one race in the series scoring or not. It has made the time put in going to all the races (whether competing or not) time well spent……
See you next year on the sidelines or in the race itself.
1st Male : Abdi Mahamed (S.A.C) 32.28
1st Female : Jen Elkins (S.A.C) 36.15
3 Rich Waldron SM 33.25
8 Ashley Forbes SM 35.10
15 Dan Baker SM 35.59
86 Paul Johnson V50 40.51
110 Tracey Corker F45 41.50
135 Anna Stone SF 42.55
168 Hannah Polden JF 44.11
221 Alexandra Coe SF 46.10
1st Male : Joe Morwood (Aldershot) 53.06 1st Female : Kath Bailey (Winchester) 1.00.59
4 Rich Waldron SM 55.33 19 Ashley Forbes SM 1.00.39 68 Karla Borland SF 1.06.34 103 Miriam Jones Walters SF 1.09.40 105 Tracey Corker V45 1.09.46
It is Totton Running Club’s turn to host the next RR10 on the 3rd May at Stoney Cross/Janesmoor Pond. Continue reading
1st Male Overall : Chris McMillan (Weston) 56.10
1st Female Overall : Emma Jolley (City of Portsmouth) 62.28
6 Matt Hibberd V35 58.10
21 Ashley Forbes SM 60.45
34 Stuart Hicks V40 62.27
75 Greg Warder V40 66.34
81 Paul Johnson V50 66.54
232 Alexandra Coe SF 76.48
Five hot Southampton men and one fit lady took to the rural roads just outside Salisbury to compete in the 9th event of the HRRL , the Salisbury 10. Minutes to the start there was a bit of a panic as Greg annouced that he had been registered as ‘unattached’. Fortunately the organiser agreed to rectify the error although under no obligation to do so (Thanks Salisbury!) and it is here pertinent to remind athletes to always check their entry and contact the race organiser , chip company or failing that myself (email@example.com) to sort it prior to the event in the event of a mistake.
The unseasonably warm weather took its toll and at the front end the heat it was generally agreed impacted by 90 seconds on overall times. Three water stations en route was particularly welcome .
There were problems at the start (the clock wouldnt start!) but aside from this everything ran smoothly.
Southamptons mens team excelled in the conditions and have now all but brought the title of Hampshire Road Race League Champions back to the club for the first time in its history.
The sole lady performed well in the absence of two team members.
Next stop Alton 10 and further information on the league tables will follow shortly.
Men 12 Stage alternate long/short stages( last year 35th)
23 Southampton AC 4:34:27
1 Alex Wall-Clarke (17) 27:06 2 Christopher Hilton (18) 16:31
3 Ben Brewster (21) 28:16 4 Abdi Mahamed (20) 16:27
5 Sam Costley (24) 29:20 6 James Smith (24) 17:12
7 Max Costley (25) 29:27 8 Ashley Forbes (25) 17:50
9 Matthew Revier (26) 30:00 10 Matthieu Marshall (24) 16:59
11 Jonathan Roberts (24) 27:59 12 Matt Coffey (23) 17:20
Ladies Stages 1& 4 Long stage, rest short (last year 13th)_
12 SouthamptonAC 2:24:53
1 Jen Elkins (5) 31:02 2 Laura Brenton (6) 18:32
3 Georgina Russell (9) 20:01 4 Ellie Monks (12) 33:06
5 Kelly Hewitson (11) 20:54 6 Rachel Evans (12) 21:10
Both the men’s and ladies’s team improved on last years performances. Special thanks and well done to Max who was tripped up by dog lead and Laura and Matt who were suffering with colds. Great team performances with great team spirit. Thanks to everyone who took part including reserves standing by, also to Tony for support and being a wise old sage
Ladies team finished a fine 6th overall with some great runs especially Laura Brenton on her return to competitive athletics Continue reading
1st Male Overall : Andy Vernon (Aldershot) 1.03.28 1st Female Overall : Charlotte Purdue (Aldershot) 1.12.15
6 Alex Teuten SM 1.05 .54
23 Matt Bennett SM 1.09.38
86 Andy Griggs SM 1.14.28
97 Dan Hunt SM 1.15.00
126 Matt Hibberd SM 1.16.42
450 Claire Mcerlean SF 1.29.16 1118 Rachel Evans SF 1.44.45*
*(Southampton results down to 1hr 45)
Whilst the bulk of Southamptons Athletes were at the Eastleigh 10k a small number attended the massive Reading Half Marathon a warm up race and training tool for the London Marathon.
The race was dominated by friends and rivals Andy Vernon and Chris Thompson locked together until the last 5k when Andy forged ahead .
Alex Teuten was the first Southampton athlete home achieving a sub 66 time in only his fourth half marathon. Rod Lock Alex’es coach has stated that the strong head wind in the latter stages impacted greatly on the leaders and that had there been more favourable conditions a 1.04 time was a certainty.
Matt Bennett , Andy Griggs and Dan Hunt ran well followed in by a resurgent Matt Hibberd recently running 70 mile weeks with tough track to boot in prepartion for the London Marathon . Two Southampton ladies also competed achieving creditable times.
1st Male Overall : Joshua Grace (Aldershot) 31.03 1st Female Overall : Kate Maltby (Bristol & West) 34.10
3 Alex Wall Clarke SM 31.23 8 Ben Brewster SM 31,45 11 Jamie Knapp SM 32.10 14 Abdi Mahammed SM 32.20 36 Tom Cully SM 34.13 40 Jim Davies SM 34.24 50 James Smith V40 34.47 55 Matt Coffey SM 34.57 75 Jen Elkins SF 35.34 76 Ashley Forbes SM 35.34 96 Rob Finch SM 36.10 102 Dan Baker SM 36.21 103 Steve Marcer V40 36.22 104 Andrew Mcclune SM 36.23 105 Ellie Monks SF 36.25 121 Matt Keogh SM 37.07 136 Pete Costley V50 37.30 149 Jon Hannan V40 37.51 161 Pete Merritt SM 38.00 167 Greg Warder V40 38.06 196 Sarah Merritt SF 38.40 220 Rachael Ayerst SF 39.10 225 Nicci Blandford F40 39.13 251 Paul Johnson V50 39.43 260 Karla Borland SF 39.47 324 Tracey Corker V45 41.04 360 Kelly Hewitson SF 41.46 375 Hannah Polden SF 42.17 399 Seth Furniss JM 42.42 400 Dave Madelin SM 42.43 529 Anna Reavey SF 44,25 536 Rich Price SM 44.33 541 Sid Delara V60 44.37 607 Aimee Rayner JF 45.31 617 Anna Stone SF 45.42 646 Amanda Pinckney F35 46 .07 744 Alana Spiers SF 47.39 756 Anna Wilby Lopez F35 47.49 934 Paul Harvey V60 49.57 1037 Marc Holmes SM 51.23