idea regards social media

Hello all

Just throwing out an idea regards social media posts about the club. If you post a photo on instagram, facebook, twitter or anything if you added #haslemereborder or #haslemereborderac to the post then anyone from the club will be able to see the post by searching those websites etc for that hashtag unless you have locked your instagram profile down but on facebook it should still show. I thought this might help if the club want to then download pics etc as you can easily pick the photos off these sites by searching on the hashtag. Just thought I'd throw it out there.

I did think #hbac but if you do that on Instagram you get lots of home birthing pics but #haslemereborder or #haslemereborderac is a free hashtag at the moment.

you may think this is a bogus idea but just putting it out there.........

I have noticed other clubs doing this recently.


Meon Valley Express Half Marathon

Just to let people know the results of the race from this Sunday

There were 113 runners of the half marathon - Meon valley express half marathon (trail run along the old railway line)

The results for HBAC are

Clair Wadey 19th (fifth lady) 1.46.22
Andrew Wareham 22nd 1.48.46
Steve King 27th 1.50.35
Cairon Pearson 29th 1.51.02


Bacchus Half Marathon September 11th 2016 (race report – well kind of)

As it should be our clubs is very proud of PB's and success that we seem to read about every week ....... this isn't one of those days......The Bacchus was never going to be our fastest or most serious race. As we arrived at Denbeigh wine estate it was just like any race. The usual race prep ensued, apart from on this occasion we were surrounded by people dressing as roman centurions, tv characters, disney characters, bunches of grapes, fairytale characters, star wars characters, emergency services.... you name it. Some clubs had some pretty large teams in attendance and people came from far and wide including one group from Scotland that we met. I cant think of enough nice things to say about this race. The atmosphere is special, the scenery stunning and the laughs plentiful - although the wine did run out at times. However, Its not just about the 5 out of 6 water stops having small amounts of wine (to taste) either. Each stop had food you wouldn't get on a similar race. Biscuits, sweets, cake, an amazing amount of lovely cheese and biscuits.... and even a soft drink station in the middle. The fact that approx 75% of the field are dressed in silly outfits just makes for a smile on every bend. Our actual running pace between stops was fairly good (approx 10 min miles even near the end), however the breaks at the water stops were fairly lengthy. Lots of chat, photo ops, conversations around costumes and more laughter. We even had a few people singing with us on the last few miles..... I also manage to take a tumble for the first time in ages and definitely blamed the terrain..... Little red riding hood from Guildford also fell over a tree root only a few yards later so I was in good company. Although her biscuits she collected on each stop for Grandma went all over......poor grandma will go hungry I guess. There were bands, morris dancers and bell ringers too as you ran around to add a bit of extra entertainment. We really did run the whole distance.

After a splendid personal worst time of 4 hours and 10 mins we enjoyed a generous and tasty hog roast (vegetarian options available) and a free drink and a few bought ones before finally making our way back via south west trains. This is already in my diary for 2017. Some clubs such FitStuff of Guildford and Redway runners of Milton Keynes had some fairly large teams running in one big group, who looked utterly brilliant. I do hope that HBAC can field an equally awesome team next year.

Its an amazing feeling to train hard and run a PB, but its also good to run for a laugh sometimes and if you have the money and the time (it cost £46).... then this is definitely one for 2017. I aiming for under 4 hours next year and slice a bit off my PW......

Meon Express Half Marathon September 18th JOIN US

All aboard the Meon Valley Express for a flat & fast, out and back course, along the disused Fareham to Alton line. Perfect training for the late Autumn marathons. In aid of Guide Dogs.
Online entry is open at

There are a few of us running this one on September 18th and we would love to have a few more join us.  Entries are very very limited now - down to 40 when I entered so if you want to join us please enter today.  Its not expensive and will be a fun morning run.


I'll be having lunch after in the nearest nice think of it like a pub run and come join us.