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.