Home Run

There will be a home run from my Ken West’s house in Shootash on Monday, 31 July at 1830. Food and drink after for the usual £2 donation per head.  There will be two run routes: one about 75 minutes and one about 45 minutes.

Southampton Marathon Photos

Southampton Marathon 2017
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Marathon Magnificence!

What a weekend this was for runners! Our road runners were out in force, representing Romsey in the London Marathon, Southampton Half Marathon, Full Marathon, 10K and the Houghton 11k trail race. The blue and yellow vests provided some stunning performances both home and away.

RRR Southampton and London Finishers - 2017

RRR Southampton and London Finishers – 2017

In sunny London, the 26.2 miles of tarmac, starting at Greenwich and ending in front of Buckingham place, were pounded by five Romsey representatives amongst 40,000 other runners, the most finishers ever to date. First time London marathon runner Joanna McKenzie represented Romsey by taking up the esteemed club place. Jo completed the race in a time of 4:20, a personal best despite cramping for the last six miles! Tamatha Ryan experienced the privilege of taking up her well-earned championship place finishing in 3 hours 41 minutes. Other fantastic times included Marie Duignan 3:23, James Cole 3:41 and Ian Winkworth 3:57 all who enjoyed the atmosphere despite the pain!

Closer to home, ten thousand runners took part in the three Southampton races. Neil Jennings completed his debut marathon blasting it out in sub 3 hours, finishing an awesome 12th overall with a chip time of 2 hours 59 minutes. Fantastic marathon performances were also recorded by Paul Burnage 3:44 and Dave Gardner 3:49 (a personal best). The Southampton half marathon was entered by eleven Romsey runners recording a good set of strong results: Mark Stileman 1:24, James Battle 1:26, Dan Lurcock 1:37 (PB), Paul Whitaker 1:49, John Quayle 1:49, Penny Jennings 1:50, Mark Winkworth 1:55, Jeremy Hartley 1:55, Ben Sharman 1:55, Liz Prinsep 2:03, Jane Jackson 2:22. Last but no means least, six runners took part in the Southampton 10K which was entered by more than 1,600 runners. First home for Romsey was Alex Princep 41:42, followed by Ray Webb 50:46, Colin Williams 57:29, Lynda Webb 1:02, Ruth Page 1:10 and Naomi Farrington 1:16.

Houghton 11k - 2017

Houghton 11k – 2017

Meanwhile off-road at Houghton, just outside Stockbridge, ten Romsey road runners completed the 11k trail race. This cross-country course is set in beautiful scenery through bluebell fields and incorporating a few hills. The runners soaked up the sunshine enjoying both the course and the cakes at the end! Times included Steve Reed 52:44, Steve Edwards 54:20, Becca Lurcock 54:31, Andrew Archibald 56:00, Lynda Brown 57:07, Dorota Hatch 1:07, Nikki Skeats 1:08, Bridget Wells 1:11, Derek Kelly 1:15 and Julia Abab 1:15.

Finally, the previous weekend saw Mark Stileman complete the Isle of Wight’s West Wight three hills race finishing 8th overall in a time of 54:26 and Sue Sleath ran a fabulous time of 3.36.20 in the Boston marathon.

Southampton Marathon 2017
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Pasta Party

We are pleased to announce that our annual Pasta Party has been booked for Tuesday 18th April 2017 at The Sun Inn (Winchester Road, Romsey SO51 7JG) at 7pm for 7.30pm sit down to eat. (Parking available behind the pub.)

There’ll be a set menu, at a special price of just £10.00 per head (drinks, desserts and coffee can be ordered and paid for separately on the night).

If you wish to come along and support our London Marathon and Southampton Half Marathon/Marathon entrants, please complete this form and hand it to David Nixon or Liz Slade by Thursday 13th April – along with payment details (cheques made payable to Romsey Road Runners).  Alternatively email the form to social@romseyroadrunners.co.uk.


  • Beef lasagne
  • Mild Bean Chilli with Rice (suitable for gluten free and lactose intolerant)
  • Garlic bread
  • Green Salad

Please let us know if you have any other dietary requirements (the pub is very accommodating)

Results Round Up – 04/05/16

Harewood Forest 10k - 2016

Harewood Forest 10k – 2016

It was a great start to May for the Romsey Road Runners, with a hardy bunch of 8 taking part in this year’s relentlessly hilly Harewood Forest 10k.  The course was a lovely mix of track, road and grass, with the stunning Wherwell village serving as the perfect backdrop and having the best part of the day’s weather too.

First home for Romsey was Neil Jennings, in an amazing time of 40:18, to bring him home 5th overall.  Next came Rob Webb, in 20th position with a time of 48:00, followed by Hannah Hunt, cruising home in 54:47 to make her 9th lady.  Following home for Romsey was Alice Lane in 56:25, Penny Jennings in 57:52, Julia Abab in 59:28, Anna Duignan in 1:01:00 and Derek Kelly, who crossed the line in 1:05:00.  All fantastic times for what was a demanding 10k course on tired legs, just one week after many of the runners completed the Southampton Half!  Next up for Derek, Julia, Alice and Liz is the Wootton Bassett Triathlon on the 15th.

Message from the Chairman

After the CC6 in Dibden Enclosure on the 22nd of November we received a complaint from a dog walker with her young child alleging that a Romsey Road Runner swore at her during the race. While there were no other witnesses, and we have been unable to identify the runner in question, as a club we have to take this kind of incident seriously and I would like to take this opportunity to remind us all of the need to demonstrate good behaviours when running on shared use land.
Both the CC6 and RR10 races make use of land owned by the Forestry Commission and race permissions are only granted on the grounds that it doesn’t interfere with other users of the land. Incidents like this could lead to the withdrawal of permissions and the end of CC6 and RR10 races at some of the venues we enjoy regularly.
I know that the vast majority of races pass off without incident and I struggle to believe that anyone in our club could behave this way but please do make sure that even in the heat of a race we display the right behaviours to those around us.