Only 3.5 weeks to start of Hampshire Road Race League!

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How time flies in the summer months! 😂 After a couple of month’s “rest” the first race of the new season is almost upon us starting with a nice short one to whet your appetite over quiet country lanes- the legendary Overton 5 m on 4th September.

Our lovely club captains have put together a handy pdf document containing dates of all the fixtures together with links that take you direct to the websites of the 12 clubs who will be hosting races over the forthcoming season. Please follow the link below

HRRL Events 2022-23

The following notes give a brief description for those members who may not be familiar with the organisation and rules of the League:

The Hampshire Road Race league 

What is it? : a series of various distance road races around Hampshire. Local running clubs are ranked by mens and woman’s teams ( 4 runners make a team ) – individual scores are also counted, but it’s all about the team. The aim of the game is to stay in the top of the league by putting out teams to all races and score points for the club 
When is it? : between September and July  
Who can run?: anyone and everyone in the club! No such thing as being too slow, it’s all about the team. Individual rankings are also available if that’s your thing. 
Why run it?: to see some amazing routes, be apart of a fab team, get a medal, a free banana and sometimes a T shirt. But most importantly because we love to run! 

If you run all the races In the league like Gary McCawley & Jenny Parks did last season, then you get a swanky T shirt and a lovely shout out! 
More details can be found here 
https://hrrl.z33.web.core.windows.net/page/rules.htm
Get signed up to the first races of the season 

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🏻 Let’s go Striders!

Summer Heatwave Advice!!

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Our Head Coach, Gary McCawley has put together a sheet containing extremely useful advice to be followed when running in the current high temperatures which are predicted to increase still further over the coming week.

It is highly recommended that everyone reads this and follows Gary’s advice closely to ensure that we all stay safe this summer.. The advice can be found under News/Newsletters 2022 on the navigation bar or directly from the following link:

Heat and Hydration advice.

Striders’ League 2021-2 Final Results

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The Alresford 10k on 19th June was the final HRRL race of the season and the last of the races of this year’s Striders’ League.  My apologies for the delay in preparing the final League results but I have only just returned from holiday.

Well done to all 60 Striders who participated in this season’s competition and congratulations to the following  prizewinners:

Ladies                                                                                            

3rd         Christina Ball                    71.2 pts.                              

2nd        Lisa-Marie Peckover        77.0 pts.                           

1st         Jenny Parks                   103.4 pts.  

Jenny deserves a special mention  as she completed every race in the league – 10 road races and 5 cross-country.! 

Men

3rd          Julian Manning           96.1 pts,

2nd          Rob Wilson              102.4 pts.

1st           Kev Gale                  103.4 pts.  

 

The prizes will be presented at the Awards Evening in March 2023.

The detailed results for the whole season may be viewed at League Results 2022

The races and rules for the 2022-23 season will be made available during the summer and we look forward to seeing lots of you participating in next year’s competition!

Graham

 

Membership Renewals 2022

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It is that time of year, folks, when membership subscriptions are due. and Julia will be delighted to receive your remittances as soon as possible.

The membership fee remains unchanged this year at £26 of which £16 goes straight to England Athletics. The remaining £10 for club membership, unchanged for many years, represents a real bargain when you consider the benefits of belonging to our amazing club:

  •     Two structured training sessions each week led by our EA qualified coaches
  •      Free social events – e.g. Christmas party, summer barbecue etc
  •      Regular discounts from Sportshoes.com
  •      Free entry to club competitions – Summer Handicap, Striders’ League, Winter         Time Trials
  •      Free transport to annual Ryde 10m in February.

In addition, registration as an EA athlete gives you a £2 discount off every race you enter, so the EA fee pays for itself if you compete in just eight races annually.

Please follow the link membership payment for details of  how to submit your subscription.  Payment by BACS if possible but cheque or cash is fine – post or pass to Julia on club night (Wednesdays)

Thank you.

 

 

Well done D10k and XC Teams!!

WOW,  Today I’m overwhelmed by the strength of such a small but mighty club!  Not only did we put on a successful Denmead 10k Race with a completely new race Committee but we also fielded a strong cross-country team.   For me this gives me strength and depth in our team.  Your commitment and dedication in everything you guys do makes me very proud to be a Strider. Thank you! 

It makes my job as Chair (whatever I am) very pleasurable

Clare