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,

-Daniel

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 icetags.co.uk 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

-Daniel

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

Results Round Up – 15/12/15

Awards Night 2015

Awards Night 2015

Romsey Road Runners’ Annual Awards Night dinner was recently held at Ampfield Golf & Country Club and was a lively affair, with more than 40 ­members turning up to congratulate this year’s top performers. Following a three-course meal, Chairman Tony King presented the winners with their trophies, plus an engraved tankard as a keepsake. In addition to the regular awards, a special award went to Wendy Couper for her category win in the 2015 RR10 series. Keith and Lesley Stone were winners of the Chairman’s Award for their role in establishing the club 30 years ago this year, receiving customised running jackets to accompany the trophy and Penny Jennings also received a special award for having run the most ever RR10s (an impressive 172). Penny also won the Chocolate Trainer Award, for having lost a record number of shoes whilst racing!

RRR PRIZE WINNERS 2015

  • Best club runner in CC6s (Men): Neil Jennings
  • Best club runner in CC6s (Women): Tam Ryan
  • Best club runner in RR10s (Men): Neil Jennings
  • Best club runner in RR10s (Women): Becky Tovey
  • Special Award: Winner of RR10 FV70 category: Wendy Couper
  • Special Award: Most RR10s Ever Run: Penny Jennings (172)
  • Club Time Trial Champion: Vicky Pelling
  • Men’s Pentathlon: Ian Ralph
  • Women’s Pentathlon: Tam Ryan
  • Vets’ Pentathlon ‘G’ Cup: Paul Burnage
  • Chairman’s Award: Club founders Keith and Lesley Stone
  • Sally Sillence Award: Julie Shanker
  • Road Runner of the Year: Becky Tovey
  • Special award for racing with one shoe: Penny Jennings

In addition to socialising, a number of RRRs have been in action in recent weeks. On 29th November James Battle (1:29:51), Kelly Fairbrother (1:47:55 PB) and Alice Lane (1:55:09 PB) took part in a hilly, wet and windy Downton Half Marathon.

6th December saw the Dorset leg of the Endurance Life series with Tamatha Ryan (5:13:27) finishing 1st in her age category and 4th lady overall, Stuart Leishman (6:06:15 PB) and Becky Tovey (6:11:32) completing the 27 mile marathon. Marie Duignan completed the 16.3 mile “Half Marathon” in 3:39:14. Finally Anna Duignan (1:25:11) and Wendy Couper (1:40:58) completed the 10k.

Well done to all.