Last race of Summer With covid not rearing it’s ugly head all of the 2022 fixtures went ahead as planned and the turnout for the last race was a big crowd. A magnificent seven club runners turned up with Nigel, Katie, David, Dave, Phil, Mike and Richard all running with Derek proving moral support. The […]
After the flat, open spaces at the previous RR10 (Wide Lane) this race was a different kettle of fish. Runners, some tents and flags were packed onto Whiteshute Ridge (Badger Farm, Winchester) for the penultimate RR10 of the season. It seemed more like a budget Glastonbury than a trail race, with not enough room to […]
Race 8 of this year’s RR10 took part at Wide Lane. Following record UK temperatures on the previous two days, Wessex runners were pleased to see a slightly cooler and cloudy evening was forecast. Five runners were scheduled to attend so another team result was on the cards. There was another good turnout from other […]
Race 7 of the RR10 series took place at Hamble county park for the second time this season This tough route was the same in parts but was as always a difficult one to crack pacing wise. Phil, Nigel, Doug and Richard made up the runners (just 1 short of a team) with supporters Peter […]
A new destination for the RR10, Ridge Farm (New Forest Outdoor Learning Centre) near Romsey was the location. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, ease parking at venues and boost team spirit I decided to pick all the runners up from Winchester and take them in my car. So began the great trek […]
Race three of this year’s RR10 was held at Manor Farm (Hamble Country Park). It was another nice evening, perfect for running, although with a threat of rain later. It was a small Wessex turnout, Phil and myself were chauffeured there by Richard (recovering from injury) but then there was a pleasant surprise when a […]
Glorious sunny cross county running on a Wednesday night, what could be better! The second RR10 of 2022 took place in Itchen Valley country park and judging from numbers it seemed to have a strong attendance as the park seemed very full of clubs (including 2 new ones) who were all well represented. Wessex had […]
The final CC6 of the season was back to Fleming Park for a three lap course. The weather was unseasonably warm and very un-cross country like with firm conditions underfoot and not a hint of mud anywhere. There was a rumour that Derek was all set to win this season’s V70 category but this was […]
90% of life is showing up and by that definition, Wessex Road Runners were 270% successful at the most recent CC6. It was back to the New Forest and back to Roundhill Campsite for the second race at this site. It was an excellent venue and using campsites for Winter race parking is clearly the […]
New cross country venue in the New Forest Perhaps keen to work off the many mince pies consumed over Christmas, six Wessex runners eagerly attended this new venue at Holmsey campsite. Richard, Doug, Phil, Nigel, Derek and Mike braved the cold conditions but were treated to some sporadic bright sunshine in the first race of […]
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