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Overton 5 Race Report by Sam Cleare

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Sunday 6th September saw the start of the Hampshire Road Race League with the Overton 5 mile. Having only been a Harrier for 6 months, all these races still hold a certain novelty to me, with the urge to collect a medal from each race on the calendar still very strong! Having never been to […]

The Great West Fell Race

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It’s been a while since we had a proper, serious running outing to do some fell running so, with the excuse of it being my stag do, I dragged Andy Keehn (a glutton for punishment), Dan Murphy (fell run virgin) and Andy Leal (grizzled veteran with a many a mountainous tale to tell) along with […]

Needles Half Marathon 7/6/15 by Ken Beak

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Thanks to Ken for this report. Today I did my first half marathon. I thoroughly enjoyed the run (with the possible exception of the last mile). I hadn’t run the course but knew what to expect in terms of gradient. I had run the distance on a couple of occasions in the previous month which […]

Jonathan Norton – 1st Vet 70 Milton Keynes Marathon

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Huge congratulations go to Jonathan Norton after a brilliant run at the Milton Keynes Marathon. Here’s Steve Lee’s race report: If you look at the split times for the M70 category you will gain the impression that three crazy old fools set out far too fast and suffered the consequences, though nevertheless all getting respectably […]

Southampton Half-Marathon by Simon Joy

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Here’s a few words from Simon on last week’s new half: Sunday 26th April saw the inaugural ABP Southampton Half Marathon and 10km events and marked the first Half Marathon to be held in the city for thirty years. Due to an early race start and unhelpful boat sailings, the day started ridiculously early. There […]

Summer Series 2015

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It’s just under two weeks until we switch over into the Summer series of Tuesday night club runs and I, for one, am very excited. For newer club members it will be the first time to hit the track at Sandown and feel, as Brian Warren stated recent, ‘like we’re in the Olympics!” but don’t […]

Black Moutains Ultra – Saturday 28th March 2015

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Our resident ultra-running nutter Les Cupis has been at it again…here’s his report of 40 miles of mountainous craziness. The Weather forecasters were warning of high wind and rain. They were not wrong.  Gale force gusts and energy sapping hills made for a tough route over the Black mountains in Wales.  Taking in some of […]

Thursday Night Training

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Our Thursday night training sessions have been going for two years now and if you haven’t ever given them a try then maybe now is the time. After six months or so of pounding round the canoeing lake or up East Hill Road we’re all looking forward to spreading out onto different training surfaces and […]

Easter Race Series 2015

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There’s just under a week to go before the first of our popular Easter Race series – the Newport To Ryde. This multi-terrian race of around seven miles was for many years run as a road race but shifted to the fields, woods and trails between Newport and Ryde as traffic made the road route […]