Monthly archives: May 2015

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Beer Race Update

Entries for the Beer Race are selling fast – just 50 places left! Postal entries close today, but you can still enter online via Run Britain or Runners World until 29 May, unless race capacity is reached beforehand.

Results Round Up – 12/05/15

The Lymington Lifeboat 10k took place last weekend. Organised to support the work of the RNLI; this scenic off road 10km takes runners on a single lap of the nearby quiet lanes and coastal path, offering views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and bracing sea breezes.

RRR finishers

  • Jo Weguelin 47:19
  • Andrew Archibald 47:31
  • Ann-Marie Skill 55:59

Also, well done to Mike Roberts who ran a swift 1:12:30 to complete the Alton 10 mile last Sunday. Starting at finishing at Treloars College the race follows an undulating route through the picturesque Hampshire countryside and villages to finish back at the college a few metres from the start.

Elsewhere, Steve Reed, who completed the notoriously hard-core Swashbucklers Middle Distance Duathlon, comprising a 5k run followed by an 80k bike and a 22k run to finish. Steve managed to complete the first 5k run in 19 minutes, followed by 2 hours 29 min for the 80k bike ride and a 2 hours for the final run of 22k. Steve topped his age-group rankings and came in 5th overall!!

RR10 Update

27 RRRs turned up for the second RR10 of the season at Stoney Cross, another bumper turn out for RRR. Remember that anyone can compete in these races, all you need is a RRR shirt (and something for the bottom half…) Look out for the emails!

After two races, the men lie 12th in the team event, while the women are 7th.

RRR Finishers – Stoney Cross – Race 2


  • 10 Neil Jennings
  • 28 Mark Stileman
  • 37 Ian Ralph
  • 82 Jonathan Williams
  • 94 Chris Brown
  • 98 Steve Reed
  • 109 John Quayle
  • 119 John Horton
  • 127 Steve Edwards
  • 188 Stuart Cripps
  • 204 Paul Slaughter
  • 227 Greg Roulston


  • 12 Becky Tovey
  • 15 Hannah Shutt
  • 24 Lynda Brown
  • 25 Jo Weguelin
  • 41 Becks Marriner
  • 51 Penny Jennings
  • 52 Jane Carter
  • 57 Alice Lane
  • 104 Sarah Wood
  • 111 Marion Kelly
  • 124 Deborah Rees
  • 131 Julie Shanker
  • 142 Linda Webb
  • 148 Anne-Marie Skill
  • 157 Wendy Couper

Results Round Up – 05/05/15

Pembroke 2015
Pembroke 2015

A dozen intrepid Romsey Road Runners headed west to Pembrokeshire for the penultimate leg of the Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series 2014/15 over the spring bank holiday – the club’s annual weekend away.

The races – ranging from 10k to a 35 mile ultra – began on the slipway in the pretty village of Little Haven. What started as a dull but overcast day soon deteriorated into driving rain and high winds, making the narrow coastal paths tricky to negotiate and obscuring some of the glorious views out over Marloes Sands and the stunning coastline towards St Brides. The headwind facing runners at the disused Second World War airfield, RAF Dale, was especially challenging – though runners agreed it would have been an even greater challenge trying to land a plane in those ferocious gusts.  Even the local kite festival was cancelled!

First off at 8.30am was Toby Burrows in the Ultra. Having run the London Marathon the previous weekend, he finished the 35-mile route in an impressive 6:00:29, 11th man home overall. Becky Tovey and Di Cross set out half an hour later on the 28-mile marathon course. Becky just missed the medals, finishing 5th in the women’s race in 4:50:41, with Di – running her sixth race in the series – finishing an hour later in 5:51:46, 2nd in age category. Lindsey Friedman and Naomi Farrington started 90 minutes later in the half marathon, running together to finish in 3:42:42 and 3:42:46 respectively.

The club was well represented in the 10k, with five runners tackling the linear route from Marloes back to Little Haven. Brenda Topliss was first of the Romsey contingent home in 1:35:06, 1st in the FV60 category, followed by Anna Duignan in 1:36:32 (2nd in Category), Ruth Page in 1:43:53 (3rd in category), Wendy Couper in 1:46:49 and David 
Page 1:57:20 (3rd MV60).

It took some time for the Romsey Road Runners to thaw out and dry off afterwards but all enjoyed the trip to Wales. In common with the other events in this series, the races were well organised and friendly, taking in some glorious stretches of British coastline. Highly recommended for lovers of the great outdoors – and a challenge.

Harewood 10k 2015
Harewood 10k 2015

Also, on the same weekend, a 5 RRRs took part in the Harewood Forest 10k at Wherwell. Including Anna Duignan and Wendy Couper, fresh back from Pembrokeshire.

This annual cross country race has a challenging course with several climbs and takes place in the heart of Hampshire’s second largest woodland. First home for Romsey was Alice Lane in 58:02 followed by Julia Abab 1:00:05, Anna Duigan 1:04:41, Derek Kelly 1:05:27 and Wendy Couper 1:17:16.