NFR Bulletin w/c 10/10/2016

Hi All

  When the ballot takes place in April, October seems so far away but by now, many of you will have experienced the euphoria or disappointment depending on whether you're in or out of next year's London marathon.

  On Wednesday, the latest of the group route learning runs takes place at Fawcetts at 19.00. Straight after over the road at the Housemartin will be a meeting to discuss forming an events sub-committee. The aim is to get more members involved in helping to organise the clubs races and events during the year. Most of them are well established and it's just a case of many hands making light work rather than Matt doing it all himself !! The meeting should start around 20.00 so please come along and support your club.

  This Saturday sees the return of the Hants XC League with the first fixture at Farley Mount, Winchester. If you've never done one before, the races are 6k for senior ladies and 10k for senior men. It's free to enter, just wear your club vest with pride and look for the NFR flag and Captain Jimmy at the start.

  The Christchurch Christmas Pud 10k on 11th Dec is now over half full so get those entries in now to avoid missing out.

  Tickets are running out fast for the inaugural Annual Awards night on Friday 20th Jan at Elmers Court. If you haven't got yours yet, tickets are still available from Jo Jenkins but hurry before they sell out.


Solent Half

   Fantastic conditions for this popular Hardley Runners staged race and some great results and PBs to boot. Leading our runners home was Alastair Pickburn who finished in 2nd place with 1.15.15 ahead of Frank Handy 1.18.22. Next was our first lady Erica Fogg who was 2nd lady overall in 1.25.10 just pipping Steve Morton 1.25.22. There were PBs for Andy Moody 1.35.55 and Karen Wardle 1.39.05. Full results are here


Studland Stampede

   6 NFRs went down to Dorset to tackle the Stampede with its gruelling stretch across the sandy beach. Andy Chase was first home in 54.14 followed by Dawn Rogers 1.09.26, Mark Case 1.11.20, Rosemarie Osborn 1.21.22, Maggie Kirk 1.23.50 and Jayne Landymore 1.30.43


Royal Parks Half

   Congratulations to Caroline Gibbins who ran the Royal Parks Half marathon at Hyde Park and came home in 2.03.10


Chicago Marathon

   Well done to Paul and Sarah Morgan who travelled across the pond to take on this Major marathon. They crossed the finish line together with a time of 4.38.37


Christmas Meal and Quiz

   Another social from our wonderful Jo and Georgia is a Christmas meal and quiz which takes place on Weds 7th Dec at the the Walhampton Arms, Lymington starting at 7. Watch this space for more details and menu choices but make sure that you save the date.

Junior section

Hello all, now the weather is cooling off and the evenings are drawing in, this can only mean one thing. The start of the cross country season.

The above link will take you to the fixtures page, with the first taking place at Farley Mount near Winchester on Saturday15th October.

If you are keen to take part please let me know at the club or by email at

I will be at the event with our new forest runners gazeboerected and participants can meet me there at least 45 minutes before their race. Adult supervision is essential as the coaches are busy with warm ups etcetera. Sharing transport has worked well in previous years.

I look forward to seeing you there. 

Steve Morton ( junior coach)

This Week

  Tues  11th Oct 19.00 - FAWCETTS Stem Lane Fartlek, 2 mins then 2 mins recovery

  Weds 12th Oct 19.00 - FAWCETTS Route Learning Group Run - Braemar Drive (Short Route)

  Weds 12th Oct 20.00 - HOUSEMARTIN Events Sub- Committee Meeting

  Thurs 13th Oct 19.00 - FAWCETTS Intervals or Stem Lane

  Sun   16th Oct 09.30 - WILVERLEY Forest Runs


Upcoming Races

   Sat  15th Oct - Hants XCountry League - Race 1 Farley Mount

   Sun 16th Oct - New Forest Stinger

   Sun 16th Oct - Chalke Valley 10k

   Sun 23rd Oct - Great South Run

   Sun 30th Oct - The Stickler

   Sun  6th Nov - CC6 Dibden

   Sun  6th  Nov - Meon Valley Half & Marathon

   Sun  6th  Nov - Lordshill 10

   Sat  12th Nov - Hants XCountry League - Race 2 Kings Park

   Sun 20th Nov - Gosport Half HRRL Race 3

   Sun 20th Nov - Wimborne 10

   Sun 27th Nov - Hayling 10 HRRL Race 4

   Sun 27th Nov - Boscombe 10k

   Sun 27th Nov - Southampton Common 10k

   Sat   3rd Dec - Hants XCountry League - Race 3 Popham

   Sun  4th Dec - Victory 5 HRRL Race 5

   Sun 11th Dec - CC6 Janesmoor Pond

   Sun 11th Dec - Christchurch Christmas Pudding 10k

   Sun 11th Dec - Bovington Marathon & Half

   Sun 11th Dec - Heartbreaker Tailwind 10

   Sun 18th Dec - Portsmouth Coastal Marathon

   Sun   8th Jan - CC6 Badger Farm  

   Sat  14th Jan - Hants XCountry League - Race 4 Prospect Pk, Reading

   Sun 15th Jan - Stubbington 10k HRRL Race 6

   Sun 22nd Jan - CC6 Kings Garn 

   Sat  11th Feb - Hants XCountry League - Race 5 QE Country Pk, Petersfield

   Sun 19th Feb - CC6 Dennywood

   Sun 26th Feb - Heartbreaker Marathon & Half

   Sun 12th Mar - CC6 Wilverley


  Some more race sources :-

   Southern Running Guide , Runners World , Fetch Everyone