Southern Cross Country League Race 2 – 13th November

Cross Country Race 2!! ‍♀️
When: Sunday 13 November
Where: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Postcode: PO8OQE
Time: 11am start
Race fees: £0 but you will need £1.50 for the car park and £1.50 for tea and cake
Dress Code:
You need a HBAC vest to run please let your XC team captain Sofia or myself know if you need to borrow one!

All HBAC members please come down to represent the club, every finishers place makes a big difference, can we get 50 HBAC runners for this next race!!!

Any questions please contact Sofia Shearring or I

More details to come on car share with a woolmer hill meet!!

Lift needed for Bognor 10k.

Hi Folks,

Writing this on behalf of Sarah and Deborah. Sarah is going to be guiding Deborah this weekend.

Can someone going to the race please take Deborah to Bognor and back again. Lorraine or I would have done the honours, but we are away this weekend.

Sarah will be at Bognor ready to meet Deborah.

Bob is unable to go this year but has offered to get Deborah to the pick up point. I see that WH is going to be busy... so can you let us know if you have a space in your car please and let Bob know where to drop Deborah ??


Much Marathon Merriment

A courageous group  of Haslemere Border AC runners  headed up to London for the Virgin London Marathon.  This year was quite special as the event saw the one millionth finisher cross its famous Finish Line on The Mall since the first London Marathon in 1981.

All had completed the gruelling months of training that is required to take on such a challenge. The weather was cold and quite windy but better than what was forecast. The team were  determined and raring to go as they bid each other good luck with a hug before heading off to their individual starting pens.

In the men's race first in for the club was Luke Shearring in a superb, albeit disappointing for him, time of 2:54. Colin Butfield was next in 2:58 PB followed closely by Luck Brock in 2:59 PB. Other mens' results were Tom Millns 3:04 PB, Joe Perkins 3:03 (who ran Boston just two weeks before), Nick Bailey 3.42 PB and Marco de Caprio 4:29 PB.

In the ladies Sally Goble and Jackie Field were running in the British Athletics Club Championships. First in was Sally in 3:04 then Jackie in 3:16 PB. Next in for the club was  Donna Reid 3:23 PB, Issy Peters 3:34, Jules Dellar 4:03, Philomel Pike 4:11 PB, Sarah Bergqvist 4:15 PB, Caroline Snape 4:24 PB and Sarah Barnett 4:57.

The majority of the club's runners enjoyed the formidable race and celebrated together over lunch before wearingly heading home on the train. A few were disappointed with their finishing times and a  few unfortunately, for various reasons, didn't manage to finish but on the whole they felt proud to have represented and run for the club at such a legendary event.

Other club members who  took on and finished a marathon this year were Lawrie Baker at the Queen Elizabeth Spring Marathon in 3:57, Dominic Perkins (with his son Joe above) at Boston in 4:04 and Charlie Barwick and Sonja Dullaway at Brighton in 3:37 and 4:18 respectively.

The ballot for the next year's marathon is now open. Don't delay as there is no time to hesitate. Off you go and get signing up. You know it makes sense really! Good luck in securing that place!

Note from Sally Goble: Please check the above results and let me know if there are any discrepancies and/or whether I have left anyone out from the results.



Headley Fun Run

Hi Folks,

Really great event this. On our doorstep. This Monday at 10am.

5 Miles of trails and paths and a bit of an uphill road... but nothing compared to the Punchbowl ;o)

There is also a shorter run for U14s that will suit our junior members.

Patsy I know is going, probably Bob, and there is a chance I might wear my HBAC vest for the first time since August last year... so you don't want to miss that !!

Headley Fun Run.

After the run we can go and see Bob and co at the Charter Fair in the Afternoon.