After many events were cancelled due to Storms Ciara and Dennis, road racing made a welcome return last weekend. The Winchester 10k is a very popular local event and 11 Romsey Road Runners’ ran some excellent times. The earlier finishers were sent the wrong way and probably covered 10.8 km. Despite this, Mark Stileman was first RRR home in 39 mins 8 secs to come 1st in age category, closely followed by Matt Brown in 39:21 and Alex Prinsep in 40:24. Keith Morris finished in 46:36, Gareth Roberts 48:57, Sue Stileman 49:36, Susie Parker 50:39, Sue Sylvester 54:40, Anna Duignan 1:01:04, Richard Vie 1:02:56 and Rob Gowman 1:08:17.
A few members and friends of Romsey Road Runners (pictured) decided to make the most of a rare fine day to run an off-road social around a normally fairly dry route around Mottisfont. Part way round they found themselves almost knee deep in recent water which had yet to drain away!
In other events on Sunday 23 February, Tam Ryan and Sue Sleath ran the New Forest Long Distance Walking Marathon and Alice Lane completed the Northumberland Enurance Life Marathon which, as usual, was about 28 miles!
Other recent acheivements saw Elizabeth Prinsep complete the Ryde 10 Mile in 1 hr 22 mins 52 secs. Mark and Sue Stileman ran together in a time of 52 mins 16 secs in the Longleat 10k.