Returning to the HRRL calendar, Havant AC were the hosts for the Hayling 10 mile race.
On the Southern tip of Hayling Island, the Roadrunners fielded two full teams to take on this fast and flat 10 mile course. The conditions were surprisingly good after the record 109 mph winds and torrential rain of the previous day.
Starting on Bacon Lane they went through West Town before heading on to a particularly fast out and back section of the course along the Old Hayling Billy Railway Line which was littered with debris and huge puddles from the now dissipated storm.
Returning back onto the roads they passed the Ferry Boat Pub and then onto another out and back on the seafront at Eaststoke.
“It was great seeing other runners going the other way” said Vice Chair Sarah Sharp “It gave me a lift on tired legs”
Finally they returned to Bacon Lane and the welcome sight of the finish. Ross Wilkes took 28th overall giving him…. yes you’ve guessed it….YET ANOTHER PB!! Garry Sharp also had a cracking run who finished a few seconds quicker than his recent Great South Run.
Polly Segar was the next IWRR to make it back in a tidy 77 minutes and 5th V35 – a very welcome return to racing for this little rocket – well done Polly!
Ian Dyer also ran well to finish next in 81 minutes with James Shoulder battling a cold getting his medal next. Steve Rackett, (making his club debut alongside his sister Sue Hunter), finished next followed by the the rest of the ladies team as Sarah, Sue and Lyn as they all ran steadily to complete the course with smiles on their faces. Sue took 11th her age catagory – great running Sue!
Ross Wilkes – 1.01.35
Garry Sharp – 1.11.20
Polly Segar – 1.17.25
Ian Dyer – 1.21.33
James Shoulder – 1.26.09
Steve Rackett – 1.28.23
Sarah Sharp – 1.31.46
Sue Hunter – 1.38.41
Lyn Snow – 2.03.10