Tue 11th Sep 2018


A great start to the season with no less than 11 age-category prizes for WADAC.

Sunday 2nd September saw the start of the 2017/18 HRRL season with the Overton 5 Mile race. We had a great turn out of 13 ladies and 15 gents all enjoying warm and bright conditions. The course still suffered a bit from the restrictive start on a narrow country path, though noble attempts were made to alleviate resulting issues by having runners initially sorted into a number of different starting pens based on their predicted finishing times. I think this was a really good idea and would have worked very well, however there was a bit of a communication breakdown between those starting the race and those releasing runners from the pens such that by the time those from the last few pens reached the starting line the first runners were already disappearing over the horizon.

Our first lady to finish was Kathy Bailey who put in a fabulous sub-30 minute performance to finish as the first female overall and therefore obviously also first in her F50 age category. Susy Perry was next and second in the F40 category and Sam Parkinson completed our A-team by finishing second in the F45 group.
Karen Hazlitt headed up our ladies' B-team and was also third F50. Sarah Shedden was third in the F40 category and Natalie Cain rounded off the B-team.
Emma Carter and Jo Curtis were third F45 and first F60 respectively and were joined by Melissa Callister in our ladies C-team.

Toby Lambert was our first gent home, finishing third overall and first in the M35 group. Wayne Bevan was next and then Bruce Ayling who was second in the M45 category. Alex Whiting was the final member of our gents' A-team.
The B-team comprised Andy Parkinson, Ed Gurney, Steve Oliver and Pete Curtis with Steve bagging the prize for the second M55.
Matt Kurton, Saul Duck, Stephen Lowy and Colin McManus made up the gents' C-team.
Jonathan Kane also won the award for second place in the M75 category.

So an absolutely perfect start to the season for our ladies with our A-team at the top of their division and our B and C teams in first and second positions respectively in the B-division.
Our gents also commence in a very healthy position. Our A-team are fourth in the top division, our B-team are in first place in the B-division and our C-team sit at seventh in that same table.

A huge well done to everyone that took part.

The next race is the Solent Half Marathon on 23rd September where we’ll probably have a slightly diminished field due to a couple of clashes with other events. Please sign up promptly for Gosport, Victory and Stubbington – all of which are open for entries and tend to sell out rapidly.

Results

Name

Cat posn

Chip Time

Name

Cat posn

Chip Time

Toy Lambert

1

00:26:31

Kathy Bailey

1

00:29:57

Wayne Bevan

5

00:29:45

Susy Perry

2

00:32:29

Bruce Ayling

2

00:31:00

Samantha Parkinson

2

00:33:42

Alexander Whiting

27

00:31:30

Karen Hazlitt

3

00:33:54

Andrew Parkinson

5

00:31:34

Sarah Shedden

3

00:34:07

Edward Gurney

6

00:31:35

Natalie Cain

8

00:35:22

Steve Oliver

2

00:32:13

Emma Carter

3

00:36:12

Pete Curtis

14

00:32:55

Joanna Curtis

1

00:38:58

Matt Kurton

19

00:33:49

Melissa Callister

10

00:40:57

Saul Duck

15

00:33:57

Jackie Ducker

17

00:44:20

Stephen Lowy

20

00:34:37

Carrie Oliver

8

00:44:51

Colin McManus

24

00:35:36

Sally Easton

19

00:45:46

Steve Goodwin

7

00:36:20

Gill Goodwin

12

00:51:27

David Walker

18

00:39:03

Jonathan Kane

2

00:47:26