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Our CC6 - Sunday 5 November 2017

What a lovely morning and what a great turnout.  The report on the CC6 website is very positive. 

"Many thanks to Hardley Runners for hosting another brilliantly muddy cross country race! The weather played along nicely, with rain filling up the puddles on Saturday and bright sunshine warming up runners on this chilly Sunday morning. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with lots of smiles and praise for the excellent cake at the finish line!"

CC6 Captain, Simon Ibbotson writes,

"I would like to express my thanks to all of you that were able to help at our CC6 race today in Dibden inclosure. It could not have been done without you!

Once again I received positive comments about the course and marshals from the runners. So our excellent marshalling reputation is fully intact! Well done.

I would particularly like to give my thanks to my lead marshals, everyone that helped with set-up and close-down and to Adrian, Steve Bennett and Mick for all the assistance they provided.

The cake table was very popular and I must give a big thank you to everyone that contributed their bakes.

Everything went very smoothly, including the weather!  Well done to all."

Here's a photo album

Test Way Reccy and L2SOTM - 12/13 August 2017

For many years we organised the Test Way Relay and a tradition grew up of reccying the route a month before the race.  More recently the reccy was limited to the upper reaches of the path and finished with a barbie at Jeremy's as he conveniently lives on the route at Longparish.  Although the TW Relay has not happened recently that does not stop the reccy which has morphed into a circular route with various refreshment stops as a pleasant way to celebrate Ray's birthday. 

This year the L2SOTM was next day so some people stayed over and helped or raced.  And Linda won Most Improved Woman.  Well done!

Here are some pictures.

Track Meeting 8 August 2017

Hardley Runners had a training session at Hardley School on Tuesday 8 August in which our friends from Netley Abbey were invited to come along and participate.

The session led by Hardley coach Chris & Chris (from Netley Abbey Runners) involved warm up exercises, children and adults together, then teams raced one another, doing 200m sprints, relays and an obstacle course.  The evening was enjoyed by all, with the children joining in with all the races and certainly having a good time.

This was followed by home made cakes, donated by Hardley and Netley.

Amazingly the weather was fine!

Click on Chris to see some pictures.

European success for Jappas and Hannah

A great performance by Jappas du Preez in the European Middle Distance Triathlon in Denmark.

He was 6th and first Brit in M35 and therefore qualifies for GB in the 2018 Championships.

Click here to see his splits  

Hannah also had a superb performance there in the Open race with 5:58.

Our RR10 - Blackfield - 31 May 2017

What a lovely evening and what an excellent event; a real credit to everyone concerned.  Thank you to everyone: helpers, runners and spectators alike.

You can see Marilyn's pictures here and Adrian's (taken about 1.5 miles from the finish) here.

Joint RR10 Captain Rob Wells says, "So another successful race completed by Hardley Runners and some outside help you know who you are. Dan and myself would like to thank all of you for giving up your time and making the event what it is. Some amazing feed back from other clubs and spectators, so thank you."

Awards Lunch - Bartley Lodge - 26 March 2017

It was a lovely day for a run and our annual Awards Lunch.  Thanks very much to Steve Henry for organising an excellent meal.   Click on the photo below to see our winners

Tinsel Run

Click on the little picture above for a bigger one.

Chris Harris reports, "As tradition calls, we started by entertaining our friendly receptionists at Applemore Recreation Centre. We received several interested & slightly amused looks from the clientele, however this did not deter the hardy carol singers as we sparkled our way to Hanover Court.

We were invited to sing at Hanover Court , following the presentation of a cheque towards a sign for the new conservatory / day room . All funds were raised by the people who live at Hanover Court. Last year the Solent Half Marathon donated £3,500 to charity, some national charities and local charities such as Hanover Court.

We then ran onto Bill and Linda Beardsmore, who once more made us extremely welcome, at the same time enthusiastically joining the carol singers.

Finally we set off to entertain Rachael and family, who kindly offered us delicious Christmas treats!

Thank you to all our hostesses and hosts for making us so very welcome. 

All things considered (with virtually no training) it appears we sang reasonably well, as we have been invited back to Hanover court for 2107!

Let's hope we will have more runners taking part in the Tinsel Run, this year!"

Club London Marathon Place

The club place for the 2017 London Marathon goes to Vicki Clarke who says, "Now I've got over the shock, I just wanted to say thank you for the marathon place. I'll give it my best. Kind of excited now! Let the training begin!"

An inspiration - Nicky Spinks does the double BG

Back in May Nicky Spinks became the second person ever to do a double Bob Graham Round in under 48 hours.  She also became the fastest.  You can read more and see a 40 minute film of her exploit here

Stacey Burrows and Lucy Pygott

The whole athletics world has been shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic incident which led to the deaths of two young Aldershot, Farnham & District athletes, Stacey Burrows and Lucy Pygott, on the evening of 8 November.

Stacey represented Hampshire and Hampshire Schools several times in track and field and cross-country from Under 13 to Under 17, the most recent occasion being the Under 17 Women's match at Bromley last July. She was also the current Hampshire 3000m Under 17 Women's champion.

Lucy, whose athletics career started at Fleet & Crookham A.C., also represented both Hampshire and Hampshire Schools, most recently when she and Stacey were part of the Hampshire Under 17 Women's team which finished in second place at the UKCAU Cross-Country Championships at Cofton Park last March. More recently, she won a 3000m bronze medal for Great Britain in the European Athletics Youth Championships at Tbilisi, Georgia.

A minute's silence was held at the Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex Cross-Country League matches on Saturday 12 November.

We send our sympathy and condolences to their families, friends and colleagues at Aldershot, Farnham & District AC.  You can read more in Athletics Weekly.

The Marcothon - are you up for the challenge?

The idea is very simple.  All you have to do is run at least 3 miles or 25 minutes every day in December.  It is not a competition; it is a personal challenge.  Hardley runners, David Gould and Jeremy Barber did it last year and are doing it again this year.  How about you?  You don't have to be fast; just persistent!  Instead of putting on five pounds over Christmas last year your webmaster lost two so there are immediate benefits.

You can see more on the Marcothon Facebook page.

If you decide to give it a go then maybe you might record your progress on our Facebook page to encourage others and keep you honest?

Our CC6 - Sunday 6 November 2016

CC6 Captain, Simon Ibbotson, writes,

Thank you very much to all of you that were able to offer your help and support at our CC6 today. It could not have been done without you!

I would particularly like to give my thanks to my lead marshals and car parking leader as well as Steve and Josh Bennett for all the assistance they provided. 

As usually the cakes table proved very popular and I must give a big thank you to everyone that contributed their bakes.

I received lots of positive comments for both the challenging but enjoyable course, and the friendly and helpful marshals.  For example,

So well done for keeping up our excellent marshalling reputation!

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