When the ballot takes place in April, October seems so far away but by now, many of you will have experienced the euphoria or disappointment depending on whether you're in or out of next year's London marathon.
On Wednesday, the latest of the group route learning runs takes place at Fawcetts at 19.00. Straight after over the road at the Housemartin will be a meeting to discuss forming an events sub-committee. The aim is to get more members involved in helping to organise the clubs races and events during the year. Most of them are well established and it's just a case of many hands making light work rather than Matt doing it all himself !! The meeting should start around 20.00 so please come along and support your club.
This Saturday sees the return of the Hants XC League with the first fixture at Farley Mount, Winchester. If you've never done one before, the races are 6k for senior ladies and 10k for senior men. It's free to enter, just wear your club vest with pride and look for the NFR flag and Captain Jimmy at the start.
The Christchurch Christmas Pud 10k on 11th Dec is now over half full so get those entries in now to avoid missing out.
Tickets are running out fast for the inaugural Annual Awards night on Friday 20th Jan at Elmers Court. If you haven't got yours yet, tickets are still available from Jo Jenkins but hurry before they sell out.
Fantastic conditions for this popular Hardley Runners staged race and some great results and PBs to boot. Leading our runners home was Alastair Pickburn who finished in 2nd place with 1.15.15 ahead of Frank Handy 1.18.22. Next was our first lady Erica Fogg who was 2nd lady overall in 1.25.10 just pipping Steve Morton 1.25.22. There were PBs for Andy Moody 1.35.55 and Karen Wardle 1.39.05. Full results are here
6 NFRs went down to Dorset to tackle the Stampede with its gruelling stretch across the sandy beach. Andy Chase was first home in 54.14 followed by Dawn Rogers 1.09.26, Mark Case 1.11.20, Rosemarie Osborn 1.21.22, Maggie Kirk 1.23.50 and Jayne Landymore 1.30.43
Royal Parks Half
Congratulations to Caroline Gibbins who ran the Royal Parks Half marathon at Hyde Park and came home in 2.03.10
Well done to Paul and Sarah Morgan who travelled across the pond to take on this Major marathon. They crossed the finish line together with a time of 4.38.37
Christmas Meal and Quiz
Another social from our wonderful Jo and Georgia is a Christmas meal and quiz which takes place on Weds 7th Dec at the the Walhampton Arms, Lymington starting at 7. Watch this space for more details and menu choices but make sure that you save the date.
Hello all, now the weather is cooling off and the evenings are drawing in, this can only mean one thing. The start of the cross country season.
The above link will take you to the fixtures page, with the first taking place at Farley Mount near Winchester on Saturday15th October.
If you are keen to take part please let me know at the club or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be at the event with our new forest runners gazeboerected and participants can meet me there at least 45 minutes before their race. Adult supervision is essential as the coaches are busy with warm ups etcetera. Sharing transport has worked well in previous years.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Steve Morton ( junior coach)
Tues 11th Oct 19.00 - FAWCETTS Stem Lane Fartlek, 2 mins then 2 mins recovery
Weds 12th Oct 19.00 - FAWCETTS Route Learning Group Run - Braemar Drive (Short Route)
Weds 12th Oct 20.00 - HOUSEMARTIN Events Sub- Committee Meeting
Thurs 13th Oct 19.00 - FAWCETTS Intervals or Stem Lane
Sun 16th Oct 09.30 - WILVERLEY Forest Runs
Sat 15th Oct - Hants XCountry League - Race 1 Farley Mount
Sun 16th Oct - New Forest Stinger
Sun 16th Oct - Chalke Valley 10k
Sun 23rd Oct - Great South Run
Sun 30th Oct - The Stickler
Sun 6th Nov - CC6 Dibden
Sun 6th Nov - Meon Valley Half & Marathon
Sun 6th Nov - Lordshill 10
Sat 12th Nov - Hants XCountry League - Race 2 Kings Park
Sun 20th Nov - Gosport Half HRRL Race 3
Sun 20th Nov - Wimborne 10
Sun 27th Nov - Hayling 10 HRRL Race 4
Sun 27th Nov - Boscombe 10k
Sun 27th Nov - Southampton Common 10k
Sat 3rd Dec - Hants XCountry League - Race 3 Popham
Sun 4th Dec - Victory 5 HRRL Race 5
Sun 11th Dec - CC6 Janesmoor Pond
Sun 11th Dec - Christchurch Christmas Pudding 10k
Sun 11th Dec - Bovington Marathon & Half
Sun 11th Dec - Heartbreaker Tailwind 10
Sun 18th Dec - Portsmouth Coastal Marathon
Sun 8th Jan - CC6 Badger Farm
Sat 14th Jan - Hants XCountry League - Race 4 Prospect Pk, Reading
Sun 15th Jan - Stubbington 10k HRRL Race 6
Sun 22nd Jan - CC6 Kings Garn
Sat 11th Feb - Hants XCountry League - Race 5 QE Country Pk, Petersfield
Sun 19th Feb - CC6 Dennywood
Sun 26th Feb - Heartbreaker Marathon & Half
Sun 12th Mar - CC6 Wilverley
Some more race sources :-