HRRL : Team Positions after RACE 5 (VICTORY5)


With two team victories at Hayling and Victory the ladies are homing in on top spot . Winchester are leading with 13 points but I confidently predict they will soon be overhauled providing the ladies keep fielding full teams. The ladies have won 3 of the first 5 races Winchester have a sole win.

*up from 6th


The men failed to field a team at Hayling yet won the team prize at Victory. One more bad result from the last seven races in the league and the men are sunk. Consistently inconsistent its got to stop ! Overton are the current leaders of the league with an impressive 12 points.

*up from 8th

HRRL RACE 5 : VICTORY 5 3/12/2017

1st Male Matt Sharp  (Team Spy) 23.58

1st Female Lucy Reid (Tonbridge) 27.36

6 Rich Waldron SM 26.14

10 Tom Stevens SM 26.34

13 Abdi Mahammed SM 27.00

14 Aaron Bennett SM 27.09

17 Dave Coak SM 27.23

18 Dan Baker SM 27.23

20 Tom Cully SM 27.28

26 Ashley Forbes SM 27.46

28 Laura Brenton SF 27.51

34 Jen Elkins SF 28.01

55  Andy Lewis SM 29.11

56 Peter Costley V50 29.15

60 Jim Bennett V40 29.18

70 Sarah Kingston SF 29.31

127 Karla Borland SF 31.25

199 Jordan Folk SF 33.19

330 Alexandra Coe SF 37.12

720 Finishers

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HRRL : Team Positions after RACE 3 (Gosport Half)

MEN : TOTAL POINTS (23)      (Overton 11) (Solent 11) Gosport (1)  LEAGUE POSITION  8/10          LADIES : TOTAL POINTS (16) (Overton 1)   (Solent 10) Gosport (4)  LEAGUE POSITION  6/10

Hampshire Road Race League :                                                                                                    Consists of a 12 race championship present season running between September 2017 and June 2018. A ladies team consists of 3 runners , a mens team 4. A winning team in each race  scores one point so that the team with the lowest aggregate score come end of season wins the league. The Ladies Championship is decided by the best 8 performances from 12 whilst the Mens Championship is decided by the best 9. For further information on the league if interested see

After 3 races in the league the mens and ladies positions in the HRRL can scarcely be more different.                                                                                                                                              The men have not had a scoring team in two of the three races and have been penalised a point in each redeeming themselves at Gosport but then will fail yet again without a scoring team at Hayling. One more incomplete team at any of the eight remaining league races and our chance of retaining the Division 1 title will be gone.                                                                                                                The ladies in contrast have a lot to be sanguine about. They have had two excellent results , Solent will be dropped as a scoring race at seasons end and the ladies team looks to be strong at Hayling particularly with Jen Elkins at the helm.



HRRL RACE : GOSPORT HALF  19/11/2017                                                                                        1st Male James Baker  1.09.50  (Chichester Runners)

1st Female Bryher Bowness* 1.18.23 (Southampton Athletic Club)  *43 Overall

3  Matt  Bennett  SM  1.09.58

11  Tom Stevens SM 1.13.05

18  Matt  Coffey SM  1.14.28

28  Dan Baker  SM 1.16.44

42  Ashley Forbes  SM  1.18.21

44  Graham  Joslin  SM  1.18.32

60  Kit  Lau  SM  1.20.10

85  Marc Cole  V40  1.22.13

91  Robert Dempster  V40  1.22.34

145 Paul Johnson V50  1.26.02

221 Tracey Corker  F40 1.29.15

303 Jon Ward  V40  1.32.15

368  Dave Madelin SM 1.34.51

458  Clinton Whitfield  V40  1.38.01

719  Debbie  Hallett  V50  1.47.06

1011 Paul Harvey  V60  1.57.24

1278 Marc Holmes SM 2.09.35

1333 Louise  Beech  V50 2.12.19

1679  Finishers

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1st Man Matt Sharp (Enfield) 25.10                                                                                                    
1st Lady Jen Elkins (Southampton Athletic Club) 28.32 * 14

2 Rich Waldron SM 26.05                                                                                                            
38 Sarah Kingston SF 30.02
56 Scott Augur V50 30.55
83 Claire Mcerlean SF 32.24                                                                                                            
149 Hannah Polden SF 34.51                                                                                                            
205 Alexandra Coe SF 36.43

465 Finishers

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Final Table >
(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)*

Final Table >
(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

523 Finishers

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.