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RR10 #8 RESULTS – JANESMOOR POND! A traditional wet and muddy cross country race tonight at Janesmoor Pond…wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right… Yet again everyone endured a hot and humid evening in the New Forest, and this time there were all of those lovely Janesmoor Pond hills thrown in for good measure! This week there were 56 Lordshill vests making their way around the 7.5km course with both the men and women putting in performances that will surely allow us to make our move up the table as the season nears its conclusion. Top performances by Ben Pitman (2nd) and Nicole Frith (3rd) should help both the men’s and women’s team improve from their current positions of 7th in the league, but of course none of that would be possible without every one of you turning up, scoring points and taking points from other teams as well! We hope you all enjoyed the evening, and if you’ve been taking part in the RR10 series this year please come and help out at our own event in two weeks time..
Feeling sad that the World Cup and Wimbledon are finished? How about cheering yourself up by taking part in an RR10 this week! Here is everything you need to know, provided by hosts Wessex and Romsey: Date Wednesday 18th July 2018 Time 7 : 30 pm START How to get there: M27 West, leave at Junction 1. At roundabout take B3079 to Brook then left at fork onto B3078. Turn next left (after golf course) . Keep left, Janesmoor Pond car park approx. 1 mile. Please car share & arrive in good time. Latecomers may have a 15 – 20 minute walk to the start. Facilities :- There are no toilets or changing facilities. Course :- Same as last year – 2 loops on forest paths and gravel tracks. 4.8 miles approx (Lucy)
Not since the epic climax of the HRRL season has the nation been so gripped by a single sporting event. Faith and pride has been restored, anything from now is a bonus. It’s going to be a tense 90 minutes of nerves, excitement and a slight feeling of sickness… On second thoughts, maybe I’ll go for a run instead. Enjoy the match everyone! It’s coming home! (Chris)
With all the excitement of football having booked it’s ticket from Moscow to come back home, it can be easy to forget that there’s still lots of running going on! So, what did you all get up to this weekend?! North Downs Way half marathon / marathon, Lepe loop 10k, Bucklers Hard sprint triathlon, Weybridge 10k, Wyvern 10k, the Cider Frolic… what was your race of choice, and how did you get on?! We love hearing all about your running exploits! (Chris)
WEDNESDAY TRAINING CANCELLED! Due to another low-key sports fixture there won’t now be a formal training session next Wednesday (11th July). An informal social run will be meeting at the Bellemoor entrance to the common at 7pm for anyone who doesn’t want to watch the football.
RR10 Results – Wide Lane We know it was hot. We know it was a little bit flat. But it was still a RR10 dammit! As always, you all turned out in force and did us proud at the 7th RR10 race of the season. Strong showings from both the mens’ and womens’ teams will have helped push us further up the league tables as the second half of the season got underway! In the now characteristically hot running conditions there were 54 of you taking to the course, and its great to see some new faces coming along to join in the fun as well! We drop out of the next race, so please don’t try to turn up at Whiteley next week! There’s not long to wait for your next chance to run though, as July 18th sees the RR10 league arrive at Janesmoor Pond in the New Forest. More details to follow closer to the time! Great running everyone! (Chris)
RR10 ALERT! We know how much you all love racing, and with the HRRL season over we thought we’d treat you with a bit of Independence Day cross country instead! Wednesday July 4th (go Team America) sees Eastleigh Running Club host race seven of the RR10 season. This will be at the Southampton University sports ground at Wide Lane, starting at 7:30pm sharp. The course is approximately 5 miles long, so one of the longer races of the season, but don’t worry because it’s a pretty flat one! However, expect it to be yet another in a series of hot hot races, so make sure you come prepared and stay hydrated out there ☀️ It will be much the same route as last year’s race, depending on last minute events that they haven’t told us about. The race is just off Junction 5 of the M27, use the postcode SO50 5PE. There is car parking on site please take note of the car park marshals as last year the carparks got quite full, so please share lifts where possible. We hope to see another huge turnout from..
MILE OF MILE RESULTS The annual Mile of Miles event took place tonight, and as always there was a brilliant Lordshill turnout, with three full teams taking to the track to see what they could do over a mile. This is a great event, and one that we love competing in year after year. Conditions were once again incredibly hot, but that didn’t stop any of you putting down some brilliant times, and getting a typically strong set of team results across the board! Full results have not yet been released, so we don’t know exactly where all of our teams placed, but we do know how Team 1 did as we all witnessed one hell of a tear up at the finish. Going into the final lap there was only 10 metres separating James Fanning in first, and Hardley Runners in second. After a great bit of back and forth with 200m to go, we were just pipped on the line, finishing in second place and just three seconds behind the winners. Other notable results were our fastest man, Liam Brocken, clocking a quite ridiculous..
Mile Of Miles! One of the events of the year is upon us, with the mile of miles taking place tomorrow night, Wednesday 27th, at Southampton Athletics Track. If you aren’t in a team please come along and support, and if you still fancy a run then let us know because we might be able to squeeze you onto a team if there are any drop outs on the day. If you are running, please wear your club vest so we all know who to cheer for, and please arrive at 19:15 for a 19:30 start. We are also in need of a couple of time keepers if anyone who isn’t running is available to help out! Hope to see a whole load of you tomorrow! (Chris)
DATES FOR THE DIARY! No sooner has one HRRL season finished than the fixtures for the 2018/19 season are announced! The 2018/19 HRRL races are as follows Overton 5 mile – 02/09/18 Solent half – 23/09/18 Gosport half – 18/11/18 Victory 5 mile – 02/12/18 Stubbington 10k – 13/01/19 Ryde 10 mile – 03/02/19 Fleet half – 17/03/19 Salisbury 10 mile – 14/04/19 Alton 10 mile – 12/05/19 Netley 10k – 19/05/19 Alresford 10k – 16/06/19 Lordshill 10k – 30/06/19 A couple of new additions in there, and we’re looking forward to mixing it up a bit! See you all on the start line at Overton 5 Mile! (Chris)
Thanks for all the hard work to everyone that got up really early and helped marshal and organise the Lordshill Hill 10k!!! Hot weather and a wonderful turn out! Everyone was amazing!!
509 years ago tomorrow, an indelible mark was left on history when Henry VIII was crowned king of England. 509 years from tomorrow they’ll be looking back on another key event in history, as the day that running changed forever! The climax of the 2018 HRRL season, the Lordshill 10k, when Lordshill Road Runners overcame all odds to emerge victorious! Women will weep, children will dance, bards will write sonnets of the time that Lordshill, facing adversity and mathematical impossibility, overcame it all to triumph in the HRRL! So come one, come all, loyal Lordshillers, for tomorrow we go into battle once more. One more round for the HRRL title! More than ever we need you and your support. You’ll be cheering all runners of all clubs, sure, but when you see a Lordshill vest shout that little bit louder and clap that little bit faster! Give them the fullest cup of water. Give them high fives and jelly babies. Onwards Lordshill, ONWARDS TO VICTORY! (Chris)
RR10 #6 – Manor Farm That’s another RR10 race in the bag, and somehow we are already over half way through the season! Another bumper turnout of Lordshillers once again made it a brilliant evening for the club, with yet more amazing performances on a hot, hot, HOT evening. The new course seemed to take everyone by surprise, with a 300m loop being added beyond where the finish line has been in the past couple of years. The amount of sprint finishes that were put in with about 400m still to go was admirable, but probably an error! Well done to Neil Catchlove and Nicole Frith who led home the men’s and women’s teams respectively, but as always well done to every single one of you that ran tonight. Full results are in the pictures, below. The next race is in two weeks’ time at Wide Lane, so we hope to see you all there! (Chris)
Help Required! Can anyone help to distribute leaflets tonight to local residents on the 10k race route? This will take just over an hour and course director Ben needs a hand at about half past seven. Post below or send Ben a message! (Rob)
LORDSHILL 10k MARSHALS! If you volunteered to be a marshal for our 10K race this coming Sunday (24th June) and have not received an email (they were all sent on Sunday evening) please check your Spam folder (the email would have come from: email@example.com). If you still have nothing please message me (Timothy Sly), or send an email to the race email address (above). Thanks, Tim Sly – Chief Marshal
Beastly Eastleigh – no snow to save us this time! The rearranged Hendy Ford 10k event, sponsored by Hendy Ford, took place today in all its Hendy Fordy glory. While a lot of running happened, I think we can all agree that what we really want now is a new car. Over 50 Lordshill Road Runners took to the streets of Eastleigh today, with some pretty decent running conditions helping those PBs fall left, right and centre. The absence of snow underfoot surely helped there?! Full results can be found here: https://www.fullonsport.com/event/hendy-eastleigh-10k-2018/results/?searchFor= The men’s and women’s teams both performed brilliantly as usual, keeping up the pressure in the HRRL standings with only one race now remaining… so let’s have as many of you as possible at our very own Lordshill 10km event next weekend cheering our teams to glory! Great running today everyone, enjoy the rest of the weekend – you’ve earned it! (Chris ‘Hendy’ Cook)
A huge thank you to all that joined me on the course last night, I was amazed how much we achieved! Huge progress and the course is looking great! 10 days till race day! Ben
MILE OF MILE TEAMS! Evening all, we have selected the Lordshill teams for the Mile of Mile event on 27th June – One team we have selected from the fastest that Lordshill has to offer to try and win the event, and then the other two teams are made up from a random selection of everyone else who let us know that they wanted to get involved! The order of the teams is purely alphabetical at the moment, so don’t worry about the order at the moment – it can be changed however everyone wants. If you can’t make it then please let us know as soon as you can so we can source replacements! Even if you aren’t running then please come along and cheer everyone on, and we will need people to keep time for each of the teams as well! The event starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday 27th June, so please turn up at 7:15pm to make sure we are all set up and ready to go when the race begins! (Chris)
The next Mile Series event is this Tuesday, 12th June starting at 6:30pm. details are here: http://www.facebook.com/LRRMileSeries/ and here: http://www.magic-mile.org.uk If anyone else would like to join the organising group to help and throw in ideas, please let us know. In particular we could do with a couple of people that would be willing to do the set up / clear down on a semi-regular basis. Additionally, as always we need volunteers to help this Tuesday, so if you are able to help with one of the ‘waves’ (you can still run in the other wave), please post below and let us know whether you want to run in the slower or faster wave. Thanks James and Chris
T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE! Lordshill club t-shirts are now available to buy (or collect of you’ve paid online) from We Are Locksmiths on London Road. We also have a large stock of the new technical vests. Both the vests & t-shirts are designed with technical fabrics, vented side panels and flat lock seams. Who’s off to collect some new kit?
And they’re off!! Lots of you are out and about taking part in some crazy running events this weekend, such as Endure 24 and South Downs 100. Comment below and tell us what you’re up to! (Lucy)
ROMSEY BEER RACE – AGE GRADED CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS! We have now managed to get our head around how the calculation works, and can announce the following results of the age-grade club championship that took place at the Romsey Beer Race at the weekend. Our winners are: 1st Place – Alan Graham (79.6%) 2nd Place – Jill White (77.3%) 3rd Place – Neil Catchlove (75.2%) Congratulations to our winners, who can look forward to collecting shiny trophies at the year end Billy Bash awards! (Tony, Lucy and Chris)
Massive thank you to those that joined me to help cut back the overgrown sections of our 10k course tonight, it’s greatly appreciated! Brilliant progress getting it spick and span! Ben
RR10 #5 – Fleming Park Results! Another hot and sunny Wednesday evening must mean that there’s been another RR10! Tonight, an absolutely incredible 67 of you came to play, which we’re pretty sure must be a new record attendance! The ladies team was led home by Kirsty Wood in a wonderful 5th place overall, while the men were once again fronted by Kev Willsher in a brilliant 8th. As usual though, its the depth of Lordshill talent that continues to amaze, with enough of you turning out to fill seven mens’ teams and NINE womens’ teams! Well done to everyone who pulled on the Lordshill colours tonight, and thanks for sticking around to cheer people over the line again. Let’s do it all again in two weeks time, when the RR10 league moves onto Manor Farm! (Chris)
Looking for help! We have lots of club kit that needs a new home. Do any members have half a garage that the club can use medium-term to store race signs etc?