Hambledon Hilly
   Saturday 16 September  2017
  Sponsored by Eric Robinson Solicitors          



                                          
        

               ​​   Course record

             Men:  J Manning  37.45
          Ladies:  Polly Keen  41.10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                    Group results
                    1st                 2nd                3rd
Men Overall:         Julian Manning          Matthew Houlberg             Matt Cheney
Women Overall:    Polly Keen                  Catherine Seager                Sarah Stovell
Men Senior:        Matthew Houlberg         Matthew Cheney            Gary Armstrong
Men Vet 40:         Julian Manning               Chris Gibson                    Paul Davies
Men Vet 45:            K Houlberg                    Ben Marsh                    Jamie Borman
Men Vet 50+:       Clive Hutchinson            Jon Hutchings                   Andy Fleck
Women Senior:       Polly Keen                 Catherine Seager        Carmen Pasamar-Marquez
Women Vet 40:        Vi Clark                     Emily Maskell                  Kate Roland
Women Vet 45:    Stephanie Cleife          Joanna Thompson
Women Vet 50+:     Sarah Stovell                  Sarah Rithie                  

Our first ever entry:      Darren Hansford

In June 2015 my daughter had her 7th birthday party.  As usual the kids had some relay races followed by the dads.  A cheer went up when I lined up with the dads. Embarrassingly I took part. I knew I was too unfit to do a kiddie relay race because of my inactivity since leaving a very active army life behind in 1997.

I decided there and then a change is needed. Joe told me about the Hilly and said just to do as much or little as I could fit in initially.  In September 2015 I ran my first ever timed race in Hambledon and finished in a respectable 57 minutes!  I have completed another 4 timed races since then with a sub 50 min 10km at Boscombe. I have entered another 4 races for the rest of 2016 and loving it. I am 47 years of age and my life has restarted. I still ache a bit but now it is for the right reasons!

Cannot wait for my daughters 8th birthday in June. I'll be standing taller and will definitely fit through the lifebuoy this year!

Darren Hansford
PS See you at the Hilly on the 24th.

24/09/16 I improved my time with 3 minutes!

​Julian Manning: Male winner

    Polly Keen: Female winner

Michael Stares: Winner of the Men Vet 60+ and first winner of the Fluffy Birdwood Floating trophy

Elliot Lewis: Winner of the 2.5 km Mini Hilly

"I will break 1 hour in 2018!!" Gemma Clements

​Deciding on an appropriate caption failed me.....