Overton 5 – HRRL Race 1

The first Sunday of September traditionally sees the first race of the Hampshire Road Race League. 

Hosted by Overton Harriers, the new racing season kicked off in muggy conditions with just 5 Roadrunners taking the journey over the water and up to the top of the County.

The course is gently undulating following the country lanes, mostly closed to traffic, Beginning at Berrydown the fab 5 made their way toward Quidhampton and then out toward Ashe Warren before returning back on itself and splitting at Quidhampton to return to the Race HQ at Overton Recreation Centre.

First IWRR across the finishing line were the super duo of Steve Bennett and Judy McCabe. It was the pairs first competitive race for a while as Judy is gradually recovering her fitness after an extended period out. Steve took 15th V60 whilst Judy took 11th V40. Great to have her back competing again.

Tanya Clifford was next home taking 5 minutes off her course PB there. 

“I really enjoyed that even though it was lumpy!” she beams 

Claire Jasper showed that she is also on her way back to fitness after giving birth not so long ago. 

“My pace is improving every week, the work is paying off! I nervously thought I wanted to get under 55 mins but I smashed it” she proudly writes on Facebook.

Tracey Houdoire completed the bidding for team IWRR, finishing comfortably in under an hour.

Steve Bennett – 41.49

Judy McCabe – 41.49

Tanya Clifford – 49.30

Claire Jasper – 54.34

Tracey Houdoire – 57.59