Relay race

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Results Roundup

RR_13082013aA total of 13 Romsey Road Runners travelled to Catton Park, Staffordshire, for the Thunder Run 24 hour event on the weekend of 27th July and 28th July.

The TR24 course is a 10km cross-country circuit set in the picturesque Staffordshire countryside. The track twists and turns across varied terrain from bogs and forests to steep hills and open fields. Individuals or teams run laps over a 24 hour period to see just how many they can complete – demonstrating endurance or just plain madness?

RRR entered a mixed team of 5 consisting of Toby Burrows, Matt Hammerton, Jimmy Hunt, Ian Ralph and Tam Ryan. All finishing 6 laps (60km) except Burrows who did 70km, starting and finishing for the team. A live leader board was discovered early on, showing the Romsey team of 5 in the lead; the pressure was then on to stay there for the duration.

The race started at 12 midday when the weather was really hot and sunny, but by early evening the heavens opened and a monsoon coupled with thunder and lightening ensued until dawn. Continue reading “Results Roundup” »

Mile of Miles Relay

Wednesday 3 July saw a bumper number of teams turn out from local running clubs to take part in the annual Mile of Miles relay event. Hosted by the 2012 winners Romsey Road Runners, the relay event took place on Southampton’s athletics track, the perfect setting for runners to complete a metric mile (4x400m) before handing on to the next runner in the team.

26 teams took part in the event, including three from new club Hedge End Running Club, and three from New Forest Runners Juniors section who gave all the senior teams something to worry about, finishing 8th, 14th and 15th overall.

Mile of Miles 2013Southampton Athletic Club’s A team won the event comfortably in a total time of 49:15, almost 4 minutes ahead of their B team who placed 2nd, and will host the event in 2014.

1. Southampton A 49:15
2. Southampton B 53:04
3. Eastleigh A 53:38
4. Lordshill A 53:39
5. New Forest Snr 54:12
6. Hardley A 55:08
7. Romsey A 55:17
8. New Forest Running Club Juniors A 57:09
9. Totton A 59:10
10. Southampton C 59:26
11. Eastleigh B 1:00:47
12. Hedge End A 1:01:04
13. Lymington 1:03:21
14. New Forest Juniors C 1:05:13
15. New Forest Juniors B 1:05:38
16. Romsey B 1:06:53
17. Lordshill C 1:07:29
18. Totton B 1:08:33
19. Hardley B 1:08:56
20. Lordshill D 1:09:16
21. Hedge End B 1:10:08
22. Lordshill B 1:10:45
23. Totton C 1:12:27
24. Eastleigh C 1:16:26
25. Hedge End C 1:17:22
26. Eastleigh D 1:20:30