November has been a busy month with the 2nd HXCL fixture, two HRRL races, and a host of other races.
Peter Young performed very well in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10km again this year, clamming 1st Vet 70, and even beat the time of the 1st vet 65.
There was a record turnout of 16 Harriers at Queen Elizabeth’s Country Park for the 2nd HXCL fixture, almost doubling the previous best turnout. This was the hilliest cross-country course, with the Men’s race going up Butser hill three times and would qualify as a fell race.
It’s great to see these numbers taking part in the HXCL, and for it to continue at the following fixture at Popham Airfield. Winter cross country races are excellent training, and you will see an improvement in your speed and endurance in the following summer’s races.
For anyone wanting to try cross-country, but looking for something where you aren’t away all day, don’t forget the Harriers run our own cross-country series in January & February, see the website for details.
Gosport half marathon was also more popular this year, with 20 Harriers attending, and many of those attaining impressive PBs on this flat course. And the weather was good this year, compared to the conditions we ran in the last couple of years. Peter Young racked up another vet 70 category win, and Paul Muffett achieved 2nd in the vet 55 category.
A smaller contingent of 8 Harriers ventured over to Hayling 10m, the 2nd HRRL race in November. This was another flat course, but there were head winds in places to contend with. Despite this there were excellent times recorded by all, with Charly Metcalf battling hard all the way to take 2nd lady.
Just a reminder that the HRRL races fill up months before the race date. Ryde 10m Eastleigh 10k & Salisbury 10m are all open for entry’s. If you want to do these races you should be looking to enter them over the Christmas holidays. What else do runners spend their Christmas money on but shoes & races anyway!
Information on social runs over Christmas & New Year coming soon.
Results for Leeds Abbey Dash 10km 5th November
Peter Young 00:41:19 (1st Vet 70)
Results for Dark Valley 10k Moors Valley Country Park 11th November
Stuart Backhouse 01:08:41
Caroline Curliss 01:08:41
Laurie Woodford 01:14:54
Results for Remembrance 10k Fort Nelson Porchester 11th November
Sue Clerkin 01:16:45
Results for HXCL Queen Elizabeth’s Country Park 11th November
Men’s 5.65m 1,120ft Assent (286 runners)
Paul Muffett 00:43:09 (113th)
Leslie Cupis 00:43:30 (120th)
Trevor McAlister 00:46:01 (164th)
Nigel Eldridge 00:49:00 (197th)
Richard Melville 00:50:08 (213th)
Graham Gardner 00:50:47 (218th)
Ken Beak 00:51:44 (225th)
Mike Case 00:59:44 (267th)
Lady’s 3.6m 525ft Assent (161 runners)
Julie King 00:31:29 (88th)
Elaine Parry 00:31:59 (91st)
Rosie Eldridge 00:35:14 (122nd)
Natalie Rose 00:36:48 (134th)
Carolyn Ward 00:37:32 (140th)
Emma Muffett 00:38:00 (143rd)
Kate Young 00:40:25 (150th)
Jo Beak 00:41:53 (153rd)
Results for St Michael’s Mount Remembrance Run 4m 12th November
Catherine Young 00:39:27
Results for Gosport Half Marathon (HRRL) 19th November
Paul Muffett 01:21:18 (2nd Vet 55)
Will Trowell 01:22:33 – PB by 12:34
Eric Diamond 01:27:44 – PB by 4:41
Trevor McAlister 01:29:39 – PB by 6:42
Peter Young 01:29:44 (1st Vet 70)
Richard Melville 01:30:06 – PB by 6:43
Gordon Bushell 01:32:38 – PB by 0:18
Graham Gardner 01:33:54 – PB by 7:42
Andy Lewis 01:39:25
Elaine Parry 01:41:02 – PB by 3:04
Ken Beak 01:41:02 – PB by 2:43
Michael Dignan 01:43:50
Lauren McIntyre 01:46:51
Hannah Walker 01:54:17 – PB by 50:00
Natalie Rose 01:56:11 – PB by 20:49
Mark Wright 01:58:01
Stephen Lee 01:59:03 (9th Vet 70)
Carolyn Ward 02:03:15
Sasha Levrier 02:02:40 – PB by 0:02
Kate Young 02:23:45
Results for Hayling 10m (HRRL) 26th November
Charly Metcalf 01:01:19 (2nd Lady, 1st Vet 40)
Trevor McAlister 01:06:54
Richard Melville 01:08:41
Andrew Lewis 01:14:34
Bridget Lewis 01:22:41
Mike Case 01:24:17
Catherine Young 01:24:31
Rosie Eldridge 01:25:26