HRRL RACE 6 : Stubbington 10K 14/01/2018

1st Man Joe Wade (A&D) 31.11 / 1st Woman* Jen Elkins (Southampton Athletic Club) 34.50  *18

2 Ben Brewster  SM 32.09

4 Matt Bennett  SM  33.14

8 Tom Stevens SM  33.51

10 Dave Coak SM 33.52

12 Dan Baker SM 34.15

51 Ashley Forbes SM 36.39

54 Sarah Kingston SF 36.42

59 Jacob Ainslie SM 36.56

72 Pete Costley V50 37.18

76 Rob Dempster V40 37.28

156 Andy Herman SM 39.29

182 Jon Ward V45 40.00

195 Mike Hodges V45 40.33

251 Tracey Corker FV45 41.47

258 Dave Madelin  SM 41.57

385 Richard Price SM 44.40

654 Ella Prinsep SF 50.10

824 Rachel Bennett SF 53.22

890 Marc Holmes SM 54.46

1072 Debbie Hallett FV55 58.35

1634 Finishers

Ideal conditions greeted the athletes at the Stubbington 10k . Light winds (virtually no wind)  and chilly but not freezing temperatures meant that there were going to be some fast times. Joe Wade did a Toby Lambert winning comfortably in the mens race then appeared by magic as the HOKA shoe rep in the main hall whilst the bulk of the field were still out there negotiating the course.

Ben Brewster was doubly happy finishing second and bagging £100 whilst Jen Elkins went one better by winning the ladies race. Tom Stevens with one kilometre to go looked like a dead man running having recently experienced the bug thats going around , (Hampshire having currently the fourth highest number of  cases reported per head of population in the country) and being run down by a chasing pack of four left teammate Dave Coak choked by finishing just one second behind Tom.

It is often spoken amongst good club athletes that they do no want to get ‘chicked’. With Jen , Ellie , Laura and Bryher running for the club they had better get used to it. Joining the four in future will be Sarah Kingston who recorded a fantastic PB of over a minute and was thankful to Ashley Forbes for ‘pacing her around’. I dont think it was his intention and was running in fear of the above narrowly holding Sarah off by three seconds . Incidentally Sarah is sometimes confused with Sarah Kingston of Worthing. Adding to the confusion their PB’s are now only 2 seconds apart for 10k.

Southampton definitely won the mens team race having four athletes finish in the top 10 but more importantly it will be interesting to see how the ladies fared with the addition of Tracey Corker who finished as third Southampton lady in a good time of 41.47.

The series moves on to Ryde where Southamptons numbers will be depleted but a ladies team will be there.

  • Greg Warder V40 set a PB of 37.53 yet the results do not reflect his time. He has submitted Garmin evidence to Full On Sport who are highly likely to make amends later today.