Sunday 24th November saw the Boscombe 10k take place. A total 543 runners completed the popular 10k route organised by Bournemouth Joggers, a ladies only running club. The route is essentially a flat urban run in Bournemouth, ideal for mixed abilities. The Romsey finishers were John Quayle 46:02 and Charlotte Maslen 59:58.
Romsey Road Runner Di Cross headed to 1000 Lakeside last Sunday for the first race in City of Portsmouth Athletic Club’s popular Lakeside 5k Series. Conditions for the Prologue – an additional three-lap race held for the first time this season in aid of Hilsea Lido, the race’s HQ – were good: chilly but dry with little wind. Di finished in 23:05, just short of a PB, in 69th place overall, 13th woman home and first in category.
The overall winner was James Baker of Chichester Runners, who finished in an inspirational 15:33. Subsequent races in the six-race series will be held on Wednesday evenings, starting in April.
Sunday 1st December saw the 3rd of the series of seven local winter cross country races, held at Badger Farm, Winchester. This event was organised by the Winchester, Southampton AC and Southampton Running Sisters clubs.
The route took runners from Whiteshute Ridge out to a loop of Oliver’s Battery and back. Conditions were dry and going was good to firm under foot with the lack of recent rain.
Congratulations to the Romsey women who won the event!
|3rd Shantha Dickinson||22nd Christopher Brown|
|7th Tam Ryan||30th Neil Jennings|
|12th Lynda Brown||38th Steve Reed|
|15th Becky Tovey||42nd Jim Wright|
|20th Jo Weguelin||53rd John Quayle|
|29th Penny Jennings||92nd Derek Kelly|
|33rd Julia Abab|
|63rd Deborah Rees|