Hampshire Road Race League
Each year Victory AC takes part in the Hampshire Road Race League (see www.hrrl.org.uk
This is a set of 12 races that take place over a number of months, covering distances from 5 miles to half marathon.
How to Enter
Most races now take online entries. Click on the link below to take you directy to the entry page.
Where postal entries are taken, entry forms are available on the noticeboard at Havant Leisure Centre (HLC) a few weeks/months prior to the event or click on the entry button below to download a form.
We encourage members to take part in these events, and our Road Race Captains are sure to encourage you to enter as this will assist the club's rankings in the league - as well as your personal league ranking.
You can contact the Road Race Captains via email at: email@example.com
Beth Pirie and Bridget Main
Runners should wear their club vest when participating on HRRL races in order to qualify for club and individual points.
This Season's (2018/19) Races
Overton 5 miles
Solent 1/2 marathon
Gosport 1/2 marathon
Ryde 10 mile
Fleet 1/2 marathon
Salisbury 10 mile
Alton 10 mile
Netley Royal Victoria Country Park 10k
Sunday 2nd September 2018
Sunday 29th September 2018
Sunday 18th November 2018
Sunday 2nd December 2018
Sunday 13th January 2019
Sunday 3rd February 2019
Sunday 17th March 2019
Sunday 14th April 2019
Sunday 12th May 2019
Sunday 19th May 2019
Sunday 6th June 2019
Sunday 30th June 2019
OVERTON 5 2nd September 2018
Ladies and Mens Team Reports Beth Pirie
The Overton 5m road race was the opening event for the 2018/2019 Hampshire Road Race league.
We have always struggled to get the numbers for this race due to it still being the summer holidays, runners preferring to take part in the Beast and the unpopular time of day for the race, 2pm.
Nevertheless, I am very pleased to say that Victory AC had enough ladies for all 3 teams; it’s a real shame that a club that has over 240 paid up members could not pull together a team of 4 men.
However, Ali McNiff, Will Hahn and Neil Blanchard were enthusiastic and put in a great effort on the day despite knowing they were one short for the team.
We all gathered before the race to pick up our numbers, have the obligatory team photo etc. and frantically put on sun cream as it was unexpectedly very hot with strong sunshine; fortunately, someone had factor 50 for Ali!
A 10-minute walk uphill to the start was followed by a short wait in the holding pens (based on expected times) and then we were off.
The last time I did this race it was two laps; the new course is very different, with 3 significant climbs before a very generous down-hill finish.
Everyone worked really hard in the heat and pushed hard across the finish lines so well done to everyone and congratulations to Ali who achieved a personal best for the 5-mile distance.
The highlight of the day was when all of the Victory runners were lined up and ‘high fived’ Mary with lots of cheers as she approached the finish line; it was fantastic and truly showed the true team spirit of Victory AC.
Name Gun Time Age Cat Rank M/F Rank Overall Rank
Ladies A Team
Gemma Corbett 0:32:34 FV35 4 8 81
Beth Pirie 0:38:50 FV45 5 51 252
Lucy Cowlin 0:49:14 FV45 16 138 424
Ladies B Team
Bridget Main 0:58:18 FV50 33 185 482
Lesley Allen 0:59:18 FV55 16 188 486
Deborah Clarke 1:01:03 FV55 17 190 489
Ladies C Team
Sara Heath 1:02:17 FV40 43 193 493
Hazel Jenkinson 1:02:38 FV55 19 194 494
Mary Short 1:07:10 FV55 20 196 497
Men’s (incomplete) Team
Alistair McNiff 0:39:27 MV35 35 201 249 [PB]
Will Hahn 0:39:45 MV45 39 212 265
Neil Blanchard 1:01:50 MV45 48 300 491