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Congratulation to Jim Whitmarsh and also to Mark Jennings for achieving 100 marathons together at the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon in December.

Massive 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.


Sam 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. 




Eastleigh Running Club scooped two awards at the Eastleigh Sports Awards ceremony, Club of the Year, and Senior Team of the Year (ERC ladies). Congratulations all round.

9th February 2012

Chairman, Colin and Ladies Team Manager, Cathy with the awards


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.


The 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 groups -
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 absolute Godsend)

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.
MANY thanks,

Steve Greenaway


Hampshire 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/ Lordshill Link


While 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

Well 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), Rona Buley (4:07) and Mark Jennings (4:17) while Lara Lanaghan (1:47) completed the half marathon.

Sunday 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)

24th 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 year. http://www.winchesterppp.co.uk/

A 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

RR10 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 57th.

  Report on Eastleigh RCs Hannah Howard at the Island Games - click here

The 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.

RR10 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!!

A 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 blood!!!
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 sidawap@hotmail.com
Many thanks
Paul Sidaway

17th 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 "opposition" too!!   

Well done to Lydia Browning who on Sunday 10th April ran the New Forest Off Road Marathon. ?We had to navigate ourselves around the 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!!!!?

Hannah 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 !!

Stubbington Green 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 Drake.

Men's team was led in by Nick Mort, Ian Rogers, Steve Churcher, Wayne Vincent and Matt Jerrard.

Hampshire 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 Club.

PHIL 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. 

Sandy 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.

DAVID 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.


With the 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.

12 RUNNERS IN PARKRUN RACE: The biggest Lakeside ParkRun to date saw

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 league table.

Congratulations 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 the BBC! 




On Thursday 8th July we have International 800m runner Paul Laslett taking the track session. Whilst Paul is still competing at a high 

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 experience.


Shy Hannah Howard Wins Stage of Welsh Castles Relay


ERC have lift off and is live on the EA website follow the link



RR10 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.


LONDON 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 runners.

 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 members website.

DISMISSED 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.

The 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.

Pete 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 place. 

Despite the 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

Last 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

EXBURY 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 39.24

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 Click Here.

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 placed tandem.

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 Cambridge.

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 10k.

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).

Eastleigh 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!


MALTA - 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.

FIVE 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!

Ironman 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.

In 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!!)

BEGINNERS : 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.

IRONMAN 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!

COMRADES 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 minute.
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 Kevin Royle)

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.

ATTACK 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.

RR10: 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.

20 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.

The Brisbane Times published this photo of Malc Smith at the London Marathon. Worldwide coverage!

Jurassic 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 - 1.13.
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.

EASTLEIGH 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). (Martin Davies)
* 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)











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