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CC6 Itchen Valley Country Park, 22/23 Race 2

Everyone loves an extra loop! This was a great course, as it usually is at Itchen Valley, which had a bit of everything route wise including some confusion at the start as most of the field ran an extra lap of a section. Muddy and hilly in places but was mostly ran on solid woodland…

CC6 Ocknell Campsite, Race 1 (22/23)

The first race of the 2022/23 CC6 was at Ocknell, in the New Forest. It was a cracking day, with the Forest looking splendid, some autumnal changes in the leaves and clear skies. Unfortunately I saw a bit too much it. Foolishly I relied on my phone’s Sat Nav to get me there and spent…

RR10 – IBM Hursley

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…

RR10 Whiteshute Ridge, Badger Farm (2022)

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…

RR10 University Playing Fields, Wide Lane (2022)

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…

RR10 River Hamble

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…

RR10 Ridge Farm (2022)

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…

RR10 Manor Farm (2022)

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…

RR10 Itchen Valley

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…

CC6 Fleming Park

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…

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