The Romsey 5 Mile Run is set within the grounds of The Broadlands Estate, once the home of The Earl Mountbatten of Burma. The surface is mainly tarmac with a short distance of smooth hardcore. The course is 3 laps of the estate making it one of the flattest 5 mile races in the county and as such attracts athletes from further a field looking for a PB time. This running event is also perfect for first timers just starting out. This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary at Broadlands.
The CSAA Road Relays have been held at London’s Finsbury Park since 1978 but records show that possibly the first Relays were at the City of London Arena in 1953. Up until 2015 when the Race moved from October to March the Men’s Team had 5 runners racing over the tough 2 lap course. From 2015 it became teams of 4. The Women’s event used to be a straight race over the 2.8 mile course but in 1993 a 3 Team Relay was introduced and has continued since then.
The 2018 event saw the highest number of participants since 2013 which was pleasing for the event’s organisers as consideration was being given to the events future and whether it could continue in the face of falling numbers. However, it still remains popular and will hopefully continue for the foreseeable future.
In this year’s Men’s Race HMRC/RCSL retained their title for the 11th successive year ahead of Ordnance Survey and DWP/HASSRA. The fastest Leg of the Day went to George Dollner (DWP/HASSRA) in his first CSAA event with the fine time of 14.19, which was the quickest since 2013.
In the Women’s Race MINERVA recorded their 3rd successive win with Victoria Carter (MINERVA) setting the fastest leg for the third time in the last four races. It was good to see three teams from Land Registry competing
Thanks must go to the CSAA organising team for their support and to coming along to time-keep, record, and produce the overall results on the day.
Mizuno Endure24 is all about the teams, run as a pair, small team of 3-5 runners or a large team of 6-8 runners in mixed, all female or all male categories. At Reading over 3700 runners (the male/female split is close to 50/50) will run as part of a team. There is no need to worry about how fast you are, just complete as many 5 mile laps as you can in 24 hours. Most people will complete between 3 and 5 laps, many people will run much further than they ever thought possible. Running clubs arrive on mass, many fielding several teams and some with over 120 runners. Running has never been this much fun!