Results Round Up 16/08/17

Snowdonia Trail Race 2017

Snowdonia Trail Race 2017

Becky Tovey recently completed the Snowdonia trail marathon, one of the UK’s most challenging trail races. The course ascends 1,685 metres over 26 miles of iconic trails circumnavigating Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon. Becky finished in 5.48 placing her an unbelievable 163rd out of 660 finishers.

Not content with running the Welsh mountains in the daylight, Becky ventured back to tough terrain to run through the night! This time she was joined by other fellow extreme runners; Dave Gardner, Tamatha Ryan, Mark and Ian Winkworth from Romsey, who joined forces with Hardley runners to do battle with the rolling hills of the South Downs, running the Midnight Marathon. Starting at 9pm at the Queen Elizabeth Country park, head torches were donned and the group set off. Heavy rain made the terrain slippery,

Midnight Marathon 2017

Midnight Marathon 2017

causing several runners to fall over but everyone soldiered on in the light of the full moon. Tamatha Ryan finished in 5.11 closely followed by Becky Tovey and Dave Gardner in 5.20 and then Mark and Ian Winkworth in 5.46. All runners were greeted with a most welcome bowl of warm chilli, medals and t-shirts at the finish.

On Sunday 30th July, three Romsey Road Runners completed the White star running event Dorset invader half marathon, a hilly trail race with a roman theme! Jim Wright was first home for Romsey in 2.07 followed by Ian Winkworth in 2.25 and Maria Hartley-Oinn in 3.09, impressive running by all.

Jurassic Coast 10k and HM 2017

Jurassic Coast 10k and HM 2017

Last, but no means least, Brenda Topliss, Sue and Mark Stileman completed the Bridport Jurassic Coast 10k and Half Marathon. Sue said “this was a great off road race with lots of huge hills and cliffs so we were all pretty pleased with our times”. Brenda finished in a fantastic 10k time of 1:15, Mark and Sue completed the half marathon, Sue in 2:30 and Mark coming 2nd overall in 1:42!

AGM Date Confirmed

Following the success of last year’s event, we will be repeating the format of a combined AGM, club awards presentation, skittles evening and meal.

This year it will be on Friday, 3rd November at Wellow Golf Club. Please put the date in your diary. Full details will be available in September.

Couch to 5k – Romsey Get Running!

Are you a running novice who wants to improve your fitness and running ability? Experience of running is not necessary, only a sense of fun and willingness to commit to the Couch to 5km plan Romsey Get Running! This is a recognised beginners’ running programme undertaken nationwide. It involves you committing to an hour’s training each week for ten weeks where you would be coached by experienced friendly session leaders who will encourage and help you to increase your fitness and achieve 5km of continuous running.  If you can practice and train at home, you will achieve even quicker results! At the end of the programme you will even receive a tshirt and certificate commending your success!
Running is a wonderful way to de-stress and make new friends. Romsey Get Running starts on Thursday 4 May 2017 at 6.20pm, at Mountbatten school.
There will  be a small charge which goes towards the running of the club.

New online kit store

You can now browse our range of kit, see what’s in stock, and place orders via the website!  We can now also accept payment online, as well as via cash/cheque in person.

Other latest kit news:

  • we have more hoodies just come in, which is good news if you were waiting for one in your size;
  • we are now stocking hi-vis hats and gloves;
  • we are about to get a new range of technical t-shirts, and so the v-neck t-shirts (mensand ladies‘) are on special offer at £10 each (limited sizes available).

If you have any questions, or suggestions for other kit, please get in touch,


ICE tags – essential kit

The club committee is strongly recommending that everyone carries emergency contact info with them whenever they run.

ICE (In Case of Emergency) tags are small printed cards that are printed with your name and an emergency contact number.  They can also detail any important medical conditions that you may have.

Even the best of us can slip or fall, near or far from home, and these tags could save your life – or at least ensure your loved ones can learn your fate quickly…!  And if you need any more convincing, ask Steve Cram.

We have teamed up with to offer you ICE tags at a very reasonable price, please see the kit store page for more details.

Looking forward to seeing all the inventive ways you can wear them ;-p


Club Handicap

This year’s race will be on Monday, September 5th. Although everyone can run in it, to be in the competition you have to have run at least one of this Summer’s four time trials (and therefore have a handicap time). The last T/T is on 22 August. The race will be a mass start.In the past the trophy has been won both by the first finisher and the last, so everyone has a chance.

Pasta Party!

We are pleased to announce that our annual Pasta Party (and quiz) has been booked for Tuesday 19th April 2016 at The Sun Inn (Winchester Road, Romsey SO51 7JG). All details can be found on the attached form and paper copies will be available at club sessions.

Do come along and support our London Marathon and Southampton Half Marathon entrants.  Social Secretaries Karen, Jackie and Liz look forward receiving completed forms along with payment on club nights between now and Tuesday 12th April  (cheques made payable to Romsey Road Runners).  Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Pasta Party Flier 2016

Romsey 5 Results

The provisional results from the 2016 Romsey 5 have been published. Congratulations to Wendy Couper who was first in her age category, Brenda Topliss who was second in her age category and Mark Stileman who was third in his.

All RRR results:

27 Mark Stileman 00:29:16
42 Ian Ralph 00:30:31
62 Mark Adams 00:31:41
68 Tony King 00:31:57
101 Steve Geary 00:33:50
116 Paul Whitaker 00:34:42
130 John Quayle 00:35:18
209 Jane Carter 00:39:22
279 Brenda Topliss 00:41:43
320 Anna Duignan 00:43:13
321 Neil Payne 00:43:16
388 Julie Shanker 00:46:37
391 Deborah Rees 00:46:39
423 Nicola Skeats 00:47:58
452 Bridget Wells 00:49:08
541 Wendy Couper 00:57:14