So, who did you predict would win?
In a first for the handicap, we added a little game – each runner was asked to predict who they thought would finish first, because of the way the handicap works this means the person who has improved the most recently. So, here are your guesses;
What a lot of people!
We had 31 timed runners today – numbers boosted by 6 Anglim’s!
This month we invited runners from Netley Abbey Runners to join us on our monthly handicap to return the invite they gave us last year to join them on one of their handicap races.
March’s handicap run saw 19 take to the sunny streets of Nursling. There were some heavy legs after the weekend: Mick having taken part in the Portsmouth sprint duathlon the previous day (a series of 3) and winning his first in the M70 category! He joined Jan around the loop. Baz had also done his longest marathon training run of 22 miles just two days before, and managed to post a time just one second slower than his PB.
February’s handicap saw another healthy group of runners head out for the last handicap run of the winter. The weather for the day started out beautiful, but having mentioned how nice the weather was in the email I sent beforehand, it proceeded to cloud over and get miserable 10 minutes before the event. 21 of you braved the chilliness and the brisk westerly.
The cold breeze didn’t deter anyone though, as was shown with the number of PBs that were posted on the day. Congratulations to Adam Prior, Rachel Evans, Jamie Blackman, James Barwell, Tommy Lees and Matt Maiden (by 87 seconds!) who all improved on their best. Just missing out by 5 and 8 seconds, respectively were Neil Wilson and Simon Bonney. Next time!
It was a bit damp and dreary (in other words, January), but that didn’t deter 18 runners from competing in the January handicap, several of whom had run the Romsey 5 or done long training runs the previous day. We welcomed first timer Thomas Lee, who my sources tell me could be threatening the top end of the timing charts in the not too distant future and we also had 3 PB’s – well done Tim, Tony and Simon. Continue reading