to Jim Whitmarsh and also to Mark Jennings for achieving 100
marathons together at the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon in
congratulations to ERC's Sam Aplin who competed in the World
Dualthlon Champs today in Nancy, France and came a very
impressive 4th in her age catorgory, something to celebrate we
feel! Well Done Sam
The 2012 Beginners group 'passed out' on the 23rd July by
finishing the Eastleigh parkrun 5k. The picture below shows the
beginners and the trainers.
On Sunday 18 March at the Lee Valley
Athletics Centre, London Noel O'Dowd in only his second ever
indoor athletics event became a national champion by winning the
M55 3,000 metres final in a time of 10:18:47.
Aplin has been selected to represent Team GB at the World
Duathlon Championships in Nancy, France in September.
At the Hampshire & IOW
Sports Awards Eastleigh Running Club were runners up in the Club
Of The Year classification.
ATHENS MARATHON: Mark Hayter flew the flag for
Eastleigh at the Athens Classic Marathon last weekend. The race
ended in the Panathenaic stadium where the first modern Olympic
Games were held. Mark did a really good time 3:19:14 finishing
444th overall. Mark said: I had a great weekend and thoroughly
enjoyed the race despite the rather suspect weather (I thought
Greece was meant to be hot?). I am sure some other members have
done the event in the past, however I would thoroughly recommend
it to anyone contemplating a race abroad. It is well organised
and smaller than some of the other big city marathons at around
8,500 participants. The race follows the original route of
Pheidippides from the centre of Marathon back to the centre of
Athens (sadly uphill!) and you really feel that you are
following in the footsteps of history.
final pile and load of 54 completed shoeboxes of gifts, as I was
about to deliver them to the warehouse in Chandlers Ford. For
the third year running they opened early especially for me as I
was leaving the country on their official opening day! Also for
the third time I was first, and for the third time in a row they
will all go to Swaziland about which I am personally very happy.
I wish I had known earlier (though it's impossible to do so) as
I could have added other English language items. If you are
getting this email, it's because
you helped in no small way to ensure this effort actually
happened. 54 boxes would cover most small villages though they
are unlikely to be split as uniformly as I tailor the boxes! I
always do multiples of 6 as that cover both sexes in the three
age groups catered for. So - this year 9 boxes for each
category. A typical box contains about £26-£28 worth of goods
and I pay £2.50 per box carriage. In the USA so I have
discovered, they have to pay 7 dollars per box - about double.
Recipients of this email fall broadly into at least one of these
1) Allowed me to have my fundraising stall at their event(s) -
vital as I could not possibly hope to finance it all,
2) Gave me items to sell on the stall
3) Gave me items to put into the actual shoeboxes,
4) Gave me shoeboxes, some beautifully wrapped in Xmas paper (an
Although I have (I hope) thanked everybody personally, the
attached pics are sent with my deep gratitude for helping to
make a serious difference to this years effort.
Road Race League
HRRL Race 4 Lordshill 10 Miler
A great turn out of 29 orange vests saw Eastleighs Ladies and
Men's teams tighten their grip of the tables on a morning of
perfect autumnal running weather. 9pb's were broken including
Judit Leszkovich, Amy Maddick, Dean
Pettitt, Nattalie Wettler, Hayley Chilvers,
Hannah Howard, Jo Chandler, Helen Williams and
Trudy Mallin. The men's team were led home by a return
to form, Noel O'Dowd, next in Jon Osman
and Paul Sidaway with Welsh Wizard Martin
Davies completing the team and helping to strengthen
their grip of 2nd place and still heading for promotion. The
ladies chase for top spot in Division 1 was helped by great
performances by our girls in the first and second teams which
saw Hannah Howard lead home, with Natalie
Wettler and Sonia Rushby complete the
first team. Second team was led home by Sara Rhimes
1st in category from Hayley Payne and
Judit Leszkovich. Too many Pb times to
list but full results and times can be found at http:/www.hrrl.org.uk/
on our doorstep Mandy Byrne, Brian Drayton and
Joanne Chandler all achieved new pbs at
Saturday's Park Run. And a special well done to Dave
Sullivan for finishing in front of
Olympic silver medallist Iwan Thomas at the Park Run
done to Kevin Royle (3hrs.31 mins.) as he led
home a quartet of ERC members as they crossed the US/Canadian
border to run in the Niagara Marathon. Kevin was
followed in by Jim Whitmarsh (3:40),
(4:07) and Mark Jennings (4:17) while
Lara Lanaghan (1:47) completed the half marathon.
16 October saw Broughton Bounders RC hold their inaugural
running of "The Bounder" a tough 9 mile off road race over the
stunning countryside around Broughton. Well done to Keith
Davis 1.20.12 (24th V40) Mary Corbett
1.23.03 (11th lady and 2nd V50) and Mel Holloway
second claim club Eastleigh but running for Salisbury
1.11.51 (2nd V55)
July - Winchester Peddle Padel Pace.
Well done to Judit Leszkovich who won the
Winchester PPP (cycle 20km, run 5km, kayak 2km), beating all the
relay teams that took part as well as all the other girls and
most of the blokes too! She keeps the trophy in the club,
following Donna Tew's victory in the event last
BIG Congratulations to Hannah Howard who set a
new Club Record and Personal Best of 38:26 in
the Yateley 10Km on Wednesday. Noel O?Dowd won
the V50 and 3rd prize in the same event:-) and
was beaten by Hannah
Race 9 Itchen VCP
A hot sunny evening saw 44 runners from Eastleigh turn out for
this local race hosted by Totton RC. The Ladies team was led
home by a rather injured Donna Tew in 13th
followed by veteran stalwart Sara Rhimes 24th
and hot on her heels Katherine Thornber 25th.
The second team were led home by Maria Chivers
33rd, Hayley Knightley 36th and Kath
Johnson 45th. Men's team saw young rookie Tom
Stevens put in another fine performance in 11th place
and hold onto his current top 10 position in the table, and
Jon Osman 16th clinch 1st place overall in
the V50 competition. Next home was Dave Sullivan
41st and another veteran stalwart Godfrey Rhimes in
53rd with Steve Churcher completing the men's team in
Report on Eastleigh RCs Hannah Howard at the Island Games -
2011 beginners group with the coaches and helpers just before
their Final Challenge.
Every Womans Duathlon 18th June
A massive WELL DONE to Sam
Aplin for winning the Duathlon at Buckler's Hard and to
Mary Corbett for winning her age group V46-55 as
well as finishing in the top ten . Sam was
competing in her first ever duathlon. In second place after the
first run, she powered into the lead on the bike and then
extended her winning margin with a strong second run
Welsh Castles Relay. Eastleigh continued to loan the
Dragon Trophy to Lliswerry Runners for a second year as we came
2nd!!! Hanna Howard however was not only 1st lady on leg 18, but
also achieved a course record. See the photos from the event by
following the link on your left.
race 5 Backfield Recreation ground,
Last Wednesday saw 30 orange vests turn out for the 5th race of
the series hosted by Hardley RR and the rain held off to make it
a cool but sunny evening. First home for the Men's team with an
excellent 10th was Tom Stevens
followed by Jon Osman15th and Dave
Sullivan 45th.Hot on his heels was Ian Rogers
in 51st and completing the team was Steve
Churcher in 72nd. The team
finished 8th on the night which puts them in
overall 8th in the table.
The ladies were led home by Sonia Rushby in
9th, Hayley Chilvers 23rd and
closely followed by Katherine Thornber in
25th. The second team were Kath Johnson 37th,
Juliette Dean 39th and Carla Marsh 47th.
This puts the ladies in 5th position in the
table and 7th on the night
A Trip to Scotland
In soggy Scotland! Paul has now finished the
West Highland Way, through Inverenan, Bridge of Orchy and the
Glencoe area. The ground has been very wet and there were a lot
of trees down from the recent storm. Sandy
joined him to walk from Tyndrum to the Bridge of Orchy but chose
another wet afternoon - some lovely rainbows though and the
blackfaced lambs are very enchanting. Deer are becoming more
abundant too. In Fort William, Paul joined the
Great Glen way today and will be heading along Loch Ness to
Drumnadrochit. There have been some good views. About 180 miles
left. He's seen 2 MCCC Fields of Hope including one at
Kinlochleven. This may be the last missive for some time as
we're heading into the wilds!
John O'Groats to Land's End
- Congratulations to Jon Osman for cycling the
969 miles from "Jon" O'Groats in just 12
days. Terrific achievement -
well done Jon!!
Trip to Scotland
I'm setting off today (29th
April) to walk the length of Britain (800 miles from
Southampton to Cape Wrath in NW Scotland) in aid of Marie Curie
Cancer Care. However knowing what a fit bunch of people you all
are, I'm not after your money but would like your
Giving blood is
easy, painless and costs nothing but will help to save a life.
If you feel my challenge is worthwhile then please sponsor me by
making a blood donation in the coming months. More details about
blood doning can
be found on
www.blood.co.uk If you are going to make a donation then
please e-mail me at
April - London Marathon - Well
done and congratulations to all Eastleigh members who finished
the London Marathon - Alison Grove, Mandy Byrne, Carol Collins,
Hannah Norman, Mel Jewitt, Richard Curran, Paul Chapman, Colin
Jones, Jim Whitmarsh, Mark Jennings, Frank Littler and Martin
Davies. It wasn't quite as hot as Brighton the week before, but
still very hot conditions for the time of year. The showers were
very welcome (and very cold)! Many thanks to Clive's Curb Crew
- the Eastleigh supporters club did a terrific job encouraging
all the runners at 13 and 22 miles. We've had some nice feedback
from Winchester and Lliswerry for the support given to the
Well done to
Lydia Browning who on Sunday
10th April ran the New Forest Off Road Marathon.
?We had to navigate ourselves
forest to 9 check points and I am delighted with my finish time
of 4 hrs 36 mins. Before that event I hadn't run more than 14
miles and we only got lost twice!!!!?
Howard selected to represent the Isle of Man at the Island Games
Congratulations to Hannah Howard
who has been selected to represent the Isle of Man in the
Half-Marathon and the 10,000 metres at the Island Games in June
10k Sunday 16th January Well done to all of the 26 orange vests
that turned out on a blustery morning in Stubbington along with
1800 other runners to see race 6 of the Hrrl series. The ladies
were led home by Hannah Howard 10th lady, Anna Brown and Sheila
Men's team was
led in by Nick Mort, Ian Rogers, Steve Churcher, Wayne Vincent
and Matt Jerrard.
Championship Cross-Country Saturday January 8th.
Eastleighs Hannah Howard, Donna Tew and Mary Corbett represented
the ladies with Hannah finishing 15th overall and Donna 26th
with Mary in 46th and 4th in her age category. Hannah has also
been invited to run for the county at the next inter-county
event so a big well done to our 3 girls.
In the last week or so we have
heard the sad news of the deaths of two people who have played a
very significant and supportive role within Eastleigh Running
TRUCKEL was one of the original 10 members at the outset of our
club in 1988 and was a member for approximately 15 years before
moving out of the area. Some of our more long serving members
will remember that Phil used to regularly run with Sandy who up
to a few years ago was a club night regular. Additionally, many
of you would have seen and spoke to Phil at our 20 year
anniversary dinner back in 2008.
visited Phil in the hospice where he was staying shortly before
his death and he told Sandy although he had enjoyed a vibrant
and eventful life, including being a drummer in a band abroad at
one time, he treasured his days with ERC as being his happiest.
HARDEN. Sadly David passed away just over a week ago, 2 months
after the death of his wife Molly. It was caring for his wife
over the last year or so that prevented David from being able to
attend club nights. It was only about three weeks ago that David
popped down to Fleming Park to have a chat with some of us and
both he and us were looking forward to him returning back as a
regular. David was particularly helpful and supportive with our
beginners groups as well as leading some of the shorter runs. He
was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed. David's funeral
is on Monday 4th October at noon at St Boniface Church, Hursley
Road (Station end), Chandler's Ford.
BRIGHT, BE SEEN.
dark winter nights rapidly descending upon us it is now the
time, if you haven't already done so, to pull out those
reflective bibs from their summer hibernation. If you don't
possess one Hayley or Andrew Payne, our kit officers will supply
you with one of the unique and distinguished ERC bibs for the
bargain price of £6.50. If wearing a bib is not to your liking
at least try and ensure you wear something bright. Most of us
are drivers and we all know just how indistinct those kamikaze
cyclists are who ride around without lights and in dark clothing
during the winter months. During the next 6 months we are
restricted to running on pavements on club runs. Not only does
this entail the danger of crossing roads it can also lead to
possible collisions on the pavement with cyclists, pedestrians
and emerging vehicles from driveways. It is no guarantee but
that bib might just save you from a bump, bruise or worse.
At the end of the current RR10 series, Congratulations go to
Hanna Howard, Sonia Rushby and Donna Tew who finished 2nd, 4th &
7th. Over the season the ladies team finished 4th team and the men 6th.
RUNNERS IN PARKRUN RACE: The biggest Lakeside ParkRun to date
12 ERC members
running in a field of 159. PB's for Gemma, Harry, Judit, Clare,
Peter and Paul! Sonia was first lady and Martin was first in his
age group. Well done to all.
It has been agreed that
these runs will continue over the winter and it's a great
opportunity to do a tempo run in nice surroundings. As numbers
are growing, please jog or cycle over if you can, to take
pressure off the car park. Please wear your ERC running top when
you take part. Volunteering to help marshal occasionally would
be appreciated by the organisers and earns you points in the
to Hannah Howard who returned to her roots last Sunday to be the
first lady home and 13th overall in the Isle of Man Half
Marathon in a time of 1:25:40. Her time was just outside the
ladies course record. A superb result! Her win was even noted by
Thursday 8th July we have International 800m runner Paul Laslett
taking the track session. Whilst Paul is still competing at a
standard he has set up
his own personal training business -
brightsidept.com. Paul coaches runners of all
abilities on a one to one basis as well as running several group
sessions for corporate businesses. He will be showing us the
warm-up drills that he uses as well as overseeing a track
session. I am sure everyone that attends will benefit from Paul
Hannah Howard Wins Stage of
Welsh Castles Relay
have lift off and is live on the EA website follow the link
RACE 4 DEAR LEAP INCLOSURE ASHURSTA fine warm evening in the New
Forest saw the 4th race of the series with 44 Eastleigh runners
making the trip. The men were led home by Jon Osman in15th and
close on his heels were Dave Sullivan and Ian Rogers both
continuing their excellent form in 26th and 33rd. The men's team
were completed by Godfrey Rhymes 47th and Paul Sass 6nd.The
ladies first team were led home by inform Hannah Howard 4th,
Sonia Rushby 6th and Donna Tew 12th continuing to push for the
team title in the series and the second team led home by Hayley
Knightley, Kath Johnson and Jessica Stanfield.
MARATHON 2010: Congratulations to all those who took part -
Peter Gillott, Nicola Perkins, Jenny Astall, Steve Barney, Tony
Phillips, Frank Littler, Carla Marsh, Jim Whitmarsh, Mel Jewet,
Dan Franceschini, Steve Wellby and Martin Davies. A special WELL
DONE to Jenny and Nicola who were taking part in their first
ever marathons - a fantastic achievement. Mel and Jim were fresh
from their runs at the Brighton Marathon the previous Sunday!
Martin matched his time from the 1st London back in 1981. Thanks
to the ERC supporters club who frantically cheered all our
Well done also to Milli
Carreras who completed her first ever marathon running for The
Children's Trust. Despite being in a toilet queue when the
starting gun went off she managed to finish in 3 hrs. 56 mins.
Milli has written a full
report on her marathon experience which can be read on the
FROM CLUB POST. Following his weather forecast the previous
Thursday predicting a warm, sunny evening on Monday this week
Barrie Reeves has been sacked as the club's weather forecaster.
Any club member affected by the dismal conditions on Monday have
my authorisation to give Barrie a kick. Colin Jones.Chairman.
success of the 'No Payne No Gayne' group was highlighted with
pbs for Sonia, Sue, Alan, Deb, Mark, Alison, Adrian, Luke and
Mandy. This was a fitting reward for their effort and dedication
after the last few months. Thanks to Hayley and her fellow
coaches Wayne, Phil, Clive, Stuart and Graham, for their time,
support and inspiration.
Hooper has recently had a book published to raise funds for
Mountain Rescue - you can see it at the following web-link:
The book has just had a
very positive review in the Fellrunner magazine and has raised
over £700 for MR in the past six weeks or so - with hopefully
more to come. I've written a couple of chapters as an ERC
runner, and it has a few race accounts of events that ERC
members will be familiar with - the Grizzly and MVP included.
This year Eastleigh has had a very good turn out for the CC6,
despite members having other training/race commitments. The
courses have been challenging and muddy/snow at times. but very
scenic. These races are ideal for building strength and
endurance if you are interested in doing these races next year
see the website
Eastleigh Ladies team had a good result with Sonia Rushby
winning the CC6 overall for the ladies, also Eastleigh ladies
team winning the overall team prize. Well done to them
Andy Pace ran the
'Marlow Water-of-Life' Half Marathon on Sunday 21st March. A
beautiful run along the well-manicured banks of the river
Thames. He sat in 3rd position for almost all of the race, only
to be overtaken within half a mile of the finish, to end in 4th
cross-country course, with many kissing-gates and little
bridges, he got within 5 seconds of his Half Marathon pb,
finishing in 1:22:06. Well done Andy
Saturday sure the first walk for the Eastleigh RC walking club
March 13th, which was very well attended with 16 people, who
came out to enjoy the sunshine. The route passed through some of
the most scenic villages of Hampshire, Kilmiston, Hinton Ampner,
Cheriton. The next walk is the 9th April starting from White
Lion in Soberton. If you would like some more info contact Tim
or Kathy Johnson
10K EASTLEIGH LADIES TEAM WIN AGAIN Last Sunday saw a turn out
of 12 orange vests at Exbury 10k on a fantastic sunny morning.
It was once again a great day for Eastleigh taking 1st prize for
the ladies team of Hannah Howard(pb) Sonia Rushby(pb) and Helen
Borgerson (pb) and age category prizes for 1st place for Noel
O'Dowd and Sonia Rushby and a prize to Hannah Howard for overall
2nd lady. There were also pb's for Dec Fahy 49.46 and Ian Rogers
The first set of the latest batch of beginners performed
superbly in their challenge at the Itchen Valley RR10.
Well done to all.
ERC member Pete Steele took the front page in Southampton
University Hospital NHS Trust magazine "Connect". Pete talks
about his recovery after spine surgery. Well worth a look and
read. You will need Adobe Reader to view this .pdf file
Guess what ? they did it again. Well done to Mary Corbett and
Norman Harvey who once again got on their bike and did the
business. This time it was the Veterans National 50 mile tandem
championship event which was held at Kirklevington near
Middleborough. What a trek up and back that was - especially
with a 50 mile race in between. We beat our standard time by 15
minutes 37 seconds, 3 minutes 48 seconds ahead of the second
ERC won 2nd Prize in a Hampshire Photo Competition with our
photo from Marwell Zoo 10KM where the Panda (alias David
Hawkins!) was being chased on his bike at speed by 200 children
in the fun run. You may have seen the winning photo's briefly on
BBC South Today last week. The competition was to celebrate
'National Volunteers Week' organised by the Hampshire Volunteer
Centres Network. We thought it appropriate as so many Volunteers
are needed for our Marwell event. The Club relies on Volunteers,
in many different ways, to maintain and grow all our activities
so the £200 prize money is well deserved.
Congratulations go to Mary
Corbett and her tandem partner, Norman Harvey who won the
Veterans National Tandem 10 mile time trial Championship event
on Saturday 30th May 2009. It was held on a new course in
Veterans (riders over the age of 40) are given age related
standard times and your actual finishing time is set off against
your standard time. The winners are those who beat their
standard time by the biggest margin. Norman and Mary finished
with a 'plus' of 4 minutes 18 seconds which was 24 seconds
quicker than the runners up.
Congratulations to Sonia Rushby, who picked up 3rd FV35 in the
Hampshire 10k championships, which was part of the Eastleigh
Sonia has already won the Hampshire 10 mile FV35 category, as
part of the Ryde 10 (at which Noel O'Dowd won the MV50 and Jon
Osman was 3rd MV45).
10k: Great weather and a fantastic turn out from ERC. 72 members
took part (30 ladies, 42 men) which is a record for us. Thanks
also to all those ERC members cheering the runners on - it made
for quite a carnival atmosphere!
ERC World Island Tour 2009. 22 travelled overseas to Malta to
represent the Club at the Malta Marathon and Half Marathon.
Steve Wellby, Jim Whitmarsh and Richard read successfully
completed the Marathon.
Ian White, Jo White, Anna Brown, Karen
Carver, Brendan Ridge, Kathy Johnson, Tim Johnson, Diane Ronald,
Keith Davis, Charlie Free, Barry Reeves and Rona Buley all
completed the Half Marathon.
They were all supported by Lorraine Read,
Diane Reeves, Angie Whitmarsh, Hayden and Beth Brown, Mark
Jennings and Clive Deacon.
Well done to Ian White who finished in 1hr
15min 1st Vet 45 and brought home a trophy.
COUNTRY CYCLE CHALLENGE 19 to 21/9: David Hawkins and three
colleagues from Lloyds Bank are cycling 535 miles in three days.
Starting today in northern France, through Belgium, Luxembourg
and Germany to Switzerland. Good luck David.
Two stalwart members completed the recent Downland Ultra 30 Mile
Challenge. Jim Whitmarsh in 5.28, and Kevin Smith in 6.31. Kevin
ran out of energy in the last part of the race, and persuaded an
ice-cream man to give him a free ice-cream, enabling him to
complete the race!
Zurich: Sue O'Dowd took 53 minutes off her previous time to
finish in 15:15:49, and she is now officially an Ironman. She
came 8th in the F50 category (12 in the category, 4 did not
finish!). Marc Barfoot completed his 6th Ironman in 15:25:45.
the SIX MOOR MILES race in Devon last week, first man in for ERC
was Brian Rumary, and first lady in for ERC was Dawn Rumary.
(They were the only ERC runners in the race!!)
: Congratulations to the following who have completed the hilly
5K Challenge and now own a t shirt to prove it: Sue Boote, Zoie
Brown, Shirley Brownhill, Mandy Byrne, Angela Clarke, Steph
Cooley, Dawn Frankham, Michelle Lacey, Vicky Mant, Sheila Marsh,
Margaret McFarlane, Kerry Miller, Alison Shurville, Sarah
Symonds, and Steph Wood.
* Huge thanks to David Harden and Suzanne Hines and their
helpers for running the Beginners Course.
FRANCE 22 June 2008: Congratulations to Tim Wilks who completed
the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a marathon in lovely Nice
in 14:06:46. What a guy!
MARATHON: Malc Smith finished Comrades - he says it was a
fantastic event. Unfortunately he finished 6 minutes over the 12
hour cut-off time, so received no medal, no official time and no
mention in results. Cruel or what? He says he will have to try
again next year.
VANCOUVER TRIATHLON: Report from Dave Murchie: After a week of
unremitting bad weather Saturday arrived dry! So on with the
wetsuit plus covered my face with factor 30 sun block to counter
cold water as advised by the channel swimmer on the team. But
before they sent the old men off they tried some young ladies.
The temp was rumoured to be
11 degrees in the water and it was getting choppier by the
Well it seems the rescue boats got overwhelmed by pulling skinny
girls out of the water so they announced (or rather a rumour
spread) that there was a delay of an hour. It was not the best
organised tri I have
done. So repaired to a nearby coffee house to be summoned by a
harrassed official an hour later with news. The swim is
cancelled, it is now a duathlon. Hiked a mile to start, where we
learned amidst some confusion that we had a 3k run 40k bike and
10k run. First 3k ok, then onto bike, long ride out to course,
very technical. Got round in about 1.20. 10k run was a bit
laboured (need to do remedial intervals with Kevin on return)
Ended up at 2.25 and was 9th out of 29 . Must go party now.
Greeting from sunshine coast as they call it. (Submitted by
Stephanie Dibden was 2nd in
her age category at the Bishops Waltham
5 miles on Sunday.
Dave Murchie is out in Vancouver to compete for Great Britain in
the 70-75 age group category in the World triathlon
championships this weekend. This entails swimming 1500m in open
water, then cycling for 40km, then running 10km, without
stopping. To put it into perspective how many 70 year olds do
you know who can run 10km - let alone swim and bike before that
!! Superman or what.
IN CASTLE LANE: A lone lady runner was recently attacked on the
Castle Lane cycle path between Templars Way and Misslebrook Lane
by a man who had been drinking. She was hit over the head with a
bottle and dragged towards the woods, at which time a dog-walker
interfered and stopped the attack.
A very wet evening on Wednesday saw 27 Eastleigh runners brave
the conditions at the Deer Leap Inclosure, Ashurst for the 4th
RR10 in the series. First in for the Mens team with another
excellent run was young `Rooky` Tom Johnson in a superb 14th
place followed in closely by the wise owl Godfrey Rhimes in 22nd
and Jon Osman in 37th. Next in was proud Welshman Martin Davies
in 53rd and on his shoulder in 54th was Ian Rogers to complete
the first team home.
We now have a month off of running in the RR10 series, our next
race being on the 25th June at Blackfield Recreation ground.
RR10 Ladies results: Well Done to everyone who ran. 1st Sonia
Rushby 11th, 2nd Sara Rhimes V 18, 3rd Kathy Johnson 35th, 4th
Fiona Churcher 50th, 5th Dawn Rumary V 96.
EDINBURGH MARATHON: Jim Whitmarsh 3.28, Garry Gross 4.14,
others to follow.
ERC runners braved the hot conditions to complete the hilly
Alton 10. An excellent performance from Joseph Rye in 6th place
and from Sonia Rushby, who had a scorcher, finishing in 19th
place! All the ERC runners appreciated the whistle blowing
support from Jacqui Bruce`s family.
Brisbane Times published this photo of Malc Smith at the London
Marathon. Worldwide coverage!
Challenge - 3 marathons in 3 days along the Jurassic Coast from
Lyme Regis to Studland last weekend. Andy Moore did it in17 hrs
34 mins, 22nd position. Good one Andy!
Graeme Rasmussen achieved two PBs: Reading 1/2 Marathon 2008 -
Maidenhead Easter 10 mile - 21st March - 56.03. Excellent times!
Malc Smith completed the Rome Marathon, he says it was
brilliant, very well organised and a great route past amazing
sights - highly recommended for next year. Then he finished the
Compton 40 Mile last Saturday (6 days after Rome) and was not
last, well almost last, 9h20m and 4 behind him. Mark Jennings
finished in 8:47.
10k - 16/03: Well done to all those who took part - 59 ERC
finishers! The girls are 2nd and the boys 3rd in Division 2 -
promotion possible! PBs that we know about were achieved by:
Steve Mant (3 mins off), Carla Marsh, Mark Pocock (first time
under 40 mins) and Andrea Williamson (first time under 1 hour).
* Thanks to all those who turned out in the wind and rain last
Sunday to cheer on the ERC runners at the Eastleigh 10k race.
Much appreciated. (Colin the Chairman)