Victory 5

The final HRRL race of 2016 – Victory 5, hosted by City of Portsmouth Athletic Club. The race now in its 70th year attracts a very wide field to include many elites from abroad as well as within the UK.  With an extensive prize list of over £3500 and this year substantial commemorative medals for all competitors.

The course is mostly flat although rather exposed in places and very twisty, but despite this PB’s can be found. Weather conditions for today were highs of 3*c sunny and breezy.


We had a club turn-out of 12 and fielded one mens team and two womens teams – which is fantastic considering it’s the morning after the night before (Club Awards Do)!


Firstname Lastname Category Cat Pos Chip Time
58 Michael Douglas Senior Male 45 00:29:07
132 Darren Cole Senior Male 81 00:31:18
145 Simon Riley Male Veteran 45 11 00:31:42
151 Trish Train Female Veteran 50 1 00:31:58
235 Garry Sharp Male Veteran 45 29 00:34:02
298 Abigail Farwell Senior Female 26 00:35:53
366 Martin Keyworth Senior Male 139 00:39:00
380 Sarah Holmes Female Veteran 40 11 00:39:18
490 Kevin Fry Male Veteran 45 49 00:43:12
492 Sarah Sharp Female Veteran 40 18 00:43:18
561 Bridget Keyte Female Veteran 45 30 00:46:47
616 Tracy Pole Senior Female 92 00:50:28

Brilliant running from you all, PB’s from Darren, Trish, Abi, Bridget and Tracy, Tracy’s partner Adrian Burrows also travelled with the club and smashed his PB achieving 45:02. Those attempting the 5 mile race for the first time were Mike, Simon, Martin and Sarah Holmes. Finally Trish was rewarded for her awesome time with 1st FV50! Well done all of you, amazing running!