1st Male Overall : Jonny Roberts (S.A.C) 1.09.40
1st Female Overall : Ellie Monks (S.A.C) 1.21.36 *51
3 Rich Waldron SM 1.12.40
5 Ben Brewster SM 1.13.43
24 Ashley Forbes SM 1.17.37
47 Steve Marcer V40 1.21.00
94 Dave Blackman V40 1.25.25
117 Bryher Bowness SF 1.27.14
124 Greg Warder V40 1.27.36
138 Paul Johnson V50 1,28.47
203 Tracey Corker F40 1.31.24
282 Dave Madelin SM 1.35.19
337 Clinton Whitfield V40 1.37.36
The arrival of the first winter storm dented the hopes of the assembled runners at the start of the Gosport Half Marathon the third race of twelve in the Hampshire Road Race League Series.Conditions were poor but thankfully were slightly better than the atrocious conditions experienced during the 2015 race.
Jonny Roberts whilst not achieving his hoped for time enjoyed a comfortable win over a Thames Hare and Hound and the battle was on between Rich and Ben for third place. For much of the race they were working togeher until Rich dumped Ben at eleven miles. The fourth member of the mens team Ashley Forbes smashed his PB building on his improvement since joining Southamptons ranks . The men easily won the team race.
In the ladies race Ellie Monks again won in an excellent time and already appears to be in an impregnable position both in the ladies individual competition within the HRRL providing she maintains both fitness and entry to the pre-requisite number of races for a final position and will almost certainly win the internal ladies competition by Christmas! She was ably supported by Bryher Bowness and Tracey Corker in the ladies team that will bring about an impressive rise up the Division 2 table.
PRE-RACE TEAM POSITIONS Men 6th/10 Division 1 and Ladies 7th/10 Division 2