The IWRR were represented by 6 runners at the 9th installment of this years HRRL series in Alton.
The day started off dull and overcast but by the halfway mark the sun had burnt it’s way through, to turn up the heat on our runners.
A slight course change this year for Alton. Matt Fletcher commented that “It seemed twice as hilly as before”. Matt wasn’t far off, as the elevation had changed from approximately 400ft to 600ft, meaning that relatively it’s now more hilly that the IW Marathon.
It was a very well marshalled course, with great views as the runners wound there way round the country lanes of Hampshire.
All the road runners ran well and finished successfully, led home by Jon Bye and Matt Fletcher in 1:11 and 1:12 respectively.
The performance of the day was from Peter Hudson, who turned in a tidy 4 minute PB in 1:55:46. And that PB meant that he had earned the surprise that was waiting for him at the finish line. Peters son was at the finish to surprise him, and gave him his own custom printed “Old Man Pete” Road Runners shirt.
Well done Team IWRR!
Results are listed below (PB indicates a distance PB)