Sunday saw the start of the Hampshire Road Race League season hosted at our neighbours Overton. This was the the 29th running of the 5 mile race, the second time on the new course.
Normally late summer sunshine awaits the 468 runners, but today dark clouds and heavy drizzle welcomed the runners.
Spirits couldn't be dampened though for the 5 veteran Andover athletes who turned out for the mighty Blue & Whites. First Andover home in his first ever competitive road race was Gareth Copping, in a sizzling 30:46 and 5th MV50. That's 6:09 minutes per mile if you don't want to do the maths. Next in 59th was Steve Brett in 31:04 closely followed by returning to form Chris Dewey in 31:34 and 7th MV50. Rounding up the A team was Rob Cliffe in 83rd position in 32:20 and 10th MV50. Finally, after a long journey back from injury was evergreen Dougie Brisco, knocking out an amazing 32:38 in 92nd place taking 3rd MV60 place. Well done guys, good to keep the flag flying.
The Solent half is the next HRRL race on Sunday 24th September