Midhurst Milers – News

Sunday, 21st September 2003
Robbie Neilson finishes 2nd lady overall in the Stansted Slog. This event was a half-marathon distance run over fields and tracks with some challenging sections. Robbie ran particularly well considering that she is still coming back after a long Summer illness.

Saturday, 20th September 2003
A three person team of Darren Slade, Russell Shellard and Neil McAlpine took part in an ‘Adventure Race’. This was held at an Army barracks in Camberley. The event consisted of 16 miles of MTBiking, a 5K run, a 1 mile kayak, a 5K run and various energy-sapping obstacles between. Despite all three members suffering with acute cramping in the Legs towards the end in very warm conditions, the team finished 2nd overall against quite strong competition and only a few minutes behind the race leaders. Had it not been for the time lost nursing the cramped Legs the team would probably have finished first overall. A brilliant performance by all.

Sunday, 7th September 2003
Midhurst played host to the second interclub challenge of the year between Midhurst and Liss. First Male runner was Tom Frost of Liss and first Lady was Robbie Neilson of Midhurst. The series prize was retained by Liss. The race course and distance made it good preparation for the cross country league races. Final results were: Liss Ladies 15 pts, Midhurst Ladies 8 pts, Midhurst Men 42pts, Liss Men 36 pts.

Jenny Philips competed in the Bristol 1/2 Marathon with a finishing time of 1:48.30 and a category placing of 65th out of 743.

Sunday, 10th August 2003
The Midhurst 10k turned out a croud of over 500 runners on the hottest day ever recored in the UK. The overall winner was Toby Lambert of the Alton runners with a finishing time of 32.34 and the top female runner was Erica Fogg of the Belgrave Harriers with a finishing time of 40.27. The top Midhurst Midhurst female was Natasha Mould with 46.41 and the top Midhurst male was Tim Young with 40.40. Liss Runners picked up first place for both the women’s and men’s category team results

Sunday, 3rd August 2003
The Milland VAlley Trial Races. Top Midhurst finishes by Neil McAlpine and Natasha Mould in the 6 mile race and Darren Slade in the 21km. Read the personal accounts of the race as seen by Neil McAlpine.

Friday, 9th July 2003

Laura runs in with a first place finish at the Gibbett Hill 10k in Haslemere. This proved to be a challenging course starting with a four mile climb and finishing with two miles of steep downhill on the road.

Friday, 4th July 2003
Neil McAlpine places third overall at the Elstead 5.5 mile X-Country. This small village race has seen a large growth in numbers over its four years of existance. This race had mostly consistd of local runners, but is now showing a good attendance by some very fast club runners from around the South. The main attraction that is drawing new runners each year is the fantastic 5.5 mile course which includes paths, tracks, mud, sand, and a river crossing.

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