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9 Ryde Harriers braved an exceptionally early start to travel across to the mainland for this Sunday’s Hayling 10.

Part of the Hampshire Road Race League, the course offered a fast and flat 10-mile loop which took in both puddles and pebbles with scenic stretches around Langstone Harbour and along Hayling seafront. Recent rain held off for the day, and the sunshine raised the Harriers’ spirits, with the whole team turning in strong performances despite blustery headwinds.

The 1st Harrier in was Wayne Matthews, 7th in his age category, with an impressive gun time of 1:03:56. The 1st female Harrier was Jodie Wilmott, who completed the course in a speedy 1:19:59. James Darling and Jackie May both recorded new 10-mile personal bests, and the whole team made it back to the midday ferry with their smiles and enthusiasm intact.

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The next HRRL event on the Harriers’ calendar will be the Gosport Half Marathon on Sunday 19th November.

Results for Hayling 10m, 5th November
Wayne Matthews                             01:03:56
Trevor McAlister                               01:07:08
James Darling                                     01:12:24
Cliff Morley                                         01:18:21
Ken Oatley                                          01:19:14
Jodie Wilmott                                    01:19:59
Natalie Rose                                       01:27:23
Elizabeth Galbraith                           01:37:10
Jackie May                                          01:41:14

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