PREVIEW HRRL RACE 7 : Ryde 10 4/02/2018

The seventh race in the twelve race series of the Hampshire Road Race League takes place on the 4th February 2018. This race has traditionally been poorly supported by Southampton Athletic Club and so it is proving again. Of the 276 entries the organisers have received only 2 I believe are from Southampton , both ladies. The entry limit is 500 so there is still a reasonable length of time available in which to enter.

I am confident the ladies will field a team in pursuit of the dream but as the men are walking a tightrope with one more bad result torpedoing our hopes of a title defence it is imperative we get a team out there preferably of men who will run around sixty five or below to guarantee a decent team result.

RACE POSITIVES:

Scenic course / Showers / Good parking / Quiet mostly rural course / Good cafe adjacent to Race HQ

RACE NEGATIVES:

Costs getting to race , long day . Extremely testing course not for the faint hearted .