HRRL RACE 12 : Lordshill 10k 24/06/2018

1st Man : Matt Bennett  (Southampton Athletic Club)  33.05                                                                  1st Woman : Jen Elkins (Southampton Athletic Club) 35.52

7  Dan Baker SM 34.42
18 Edward Wright U17 35.48
99 Nicci Blandford F40 39.53
138 Sarah Kingston SF 41.19
204 Rachel Bennett SF 44.18
363 Alexandra Coe SF 50.58
644 Finishers
It was a very warm morning that faced the runners at the start of the Lordshill 10k , the final race of the Hampshire Road Race League for the 2017/18 season. Times for many were invariably slow the heat more of a factor than the distinct lack of wind. Having won the ladies race at the Eastleigh 10k a week earlier and in so doing helping the ladies to triumph as overall team winners of Division one for the first time there was an element of doubt as to whether Jen Elkins would run. Thankfully she did and secured another victory. It was good to see Nicci Blandford out as she is more associated with the track these days whilst Sarah Kingston just ran a victory lap safe in the knowledge that her work was done. The mens race a gladiatorial battle between Matt Bennett and Rich Waldron , the latter succumbing during the second half of the race. Edward Wright a Southampton U17 made an immediate impact with his first 10k , his track times suggesting something quick and we were not disappointed.His debut gave him the 31st quickest U.K time in his age category this year. Quality. The men also won the Mens Team prize*
Please note : Richard Waldrons time was initially omitted. It was 33.25.