READING HALF MARATHON : 19 MAR 2017

1st Male Overall : Andy Vernon (Aldershot) 1.03.28                                                                             1st Female Overall : Charlotte Purdue (Aldershot) 1.12.15

6 Alex Teuten SM 1.05 .54
23 Matt Bennett SM 1.09.38
86 Andy Griggs SM 1.14.28
97 Dan Hunt SM 1.15.00
126 Matt Hibberd SM 1.16.42
450 Claire Mcerlean SF 1.29.16                                                                                                              1118 Rachel Evans SF 1.44.45*

*(Southampton results down to 1hr 45)

9720 Finishers

Whilst the bulk of Southamptons Athletes were at the Eastleigh 10k a small number attended the massive Reading Half Marathon a warm up race and training tool for the London Marathon.

The race was dominated by friends and rivals Andy Vernon and Chris Thompson locked together until the last 5k when Andy forged ahead .

Alex Teuten was the first Southampton athlete home achieving a sub 66 time in only his fourth half marathon. Rod Lock Alex’es coach has stated that the strong head wind in the latter stages impacted greatly on the leaders and that had there been more favourable conditions a 1.04 time was a certainty.

Matt Bennett , Andy Griggs and Dan Hunt ran well followed in by a resurgent Matt Hibberd recently running 70 mile weeks with tough track to boot in prepartion for the London Marathon . Two Southampton ladies also competed achieving creditable times.