Gosport Half Marathon

We had a good OS turnout at Gosport Half Marathon, the 4th race in the Hampshire Road Race League. Representing OS Runners were: Matt Pillinger, Neil Wilson, Mike Butt, Tony Mabey, David Ball, Ruth Jeffery, Julia Painter, Gary Ashley, Karen Connell – and running for their other clubs Mark Stileman, Ian Smith and Jonathan OMeara.

The weather conditions were perfect, no wind, sunshine and unusually mild for November. The course is two fairly flat laps along the seafront. There was a great atmosphere where runners passed the excellent and enthusiastic Samba drumming band four times playing midway along the seafront.

This year’s medal was quite special, apart from the fact that it was enormous, it was commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Gosport Half Marathon medal


Mark Stileman1:20:40 – 3rd V50-54
Matt Pillinger1:29:37
Karen Connell1:36:45 – PB
Ian Smith1:40:29
Jonathan OMeara1:54:07
Tony Mabey1:56:39
Mike Butt1:57:42
Ruth Jeffrey2:01:08
Julia Painter2:04:47
David Ball2:07:46
Neil Wilson2:08:37
Gary AshleyDNF

The next HRRL race is Victory 5 on 1st December. For more information about the Hampshire Road Race League see the HRRL website.