Romsey Road Runner Anna Duignan was on home turf when she won her age category in the Glasgow half marathon, Anna finished in a fantastic time of 1hr 56mins. Meanwhile, continuing their training for the New York marathon Annie Tomlinson and Liz Slade completed the Windsor half marathon finishing in 1hr 59mins and 2hrs 02mins respectively.
More locally the Ageas Bowl 10km proved to be a great race for many Romsey Road runners to achieve a new personal best. Matt Brown was first home in 35.33mins, closely followed by Alex Prinsep in 36.32mins (PB), Mark Stileman 37.39mins, Amanda Hull was 3rd lady overall in 40.10mins, Mark Suddaby 40.16mins, Ian Winkworth 40.39mins, Becky Tovey 41.21mins (PB), Vytas Jakimavicius 41.22mins, Hannah Semeraro 41.33mins (PB), Liz Prinsep 47.37mins (PB), Alice Lane 49.25mins, Linn Webb 56.53mins (PB), Ray Webb 57.06mins, Rob Gowman 1hr 1min, Ali Fielder 1hr 1min and Jo Puttick 1hr 06mins (PB).
The following weekend was another big hitter for Romsey, the popular Clarendon marathon.
Neil Jennings had a good solid run in the marathon finishing 10th overall in 3hrs 22mins and Stewart Liesnham also had a great run in 4hrs 11mins. Cliff Reeves rose to the challenge and made a last minute decision to debut the distance on such a demanding course and finished in a great time of 4hrs 43mins. The half marathon was won by our very own Matt Hammerton who despite a broken collar bone managed to finish in an impressive time of 1hr 23mins.
He was followed home by Rob Webb in 1hr 40mins, Remi Francois 1hr 41mins, Nigel Hemsted 1hr 46mins and 2nd in age catergory, Hannah Semeraro 1hr 47mins and 4th lady overall, Annie Tomlinson 2hrs 7mins, Heidi Godfrey 2hrs 7mins, Penny Jennings 2hr 9mins, Liz Slade 2hrs 11mins and Keith Morris in 2hrs 39mins. Wendy Couper won her age category in the 5mile race finishing in 1hr 11mins and our relay foursome of Anna Duignan, Karen Keane, Julia Abab and Derek Kelly thoroughly enjoyed the day finishing in 4hrs 27mins.
To round the weekend off nicely Susie James bagged herself a personal best in the Bournemouth half marathon finishing in 1hr 55mins. Mark Stileman was very happy to come 1st in his V50 age cat at the Chester metric marathon in 1hr 46mins and Vytas Jakimavicius completed the Oxford half marathon in 1hr 42mins.