The Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL) is a series of road races, selected around the county for varying distance and location and between September and June. There are twelve races in the current season, all of which are open to everyone to compete in.
The HRRL is an umbrella organisation run by a committee of representatives from member clubs within Hampshire (and even Wiltshire). It provides a competitive edge to road racing and by entering and competing as individuals many runners get motivation from regularly racing against others at or near their own level, whatever that maybe.
Individual scoring is calculated on a descending % basis where the first HRRL runner gets 100% and the last 1%, for men and ladies individually. This method of scoring allows a simple gauge to your improving performance as the training begins to pay off. To score in the final league tables individuals must complete in at least 7 of the 12 races, and it is the 7 best scores that count. Finish in the top 60 in the ladies or mens and you receive a commemorative mug with your name inscribed.
Club teams score points through the success of their runners, and the series culminates in awards to the highest placed teams in the leagues. Clubs can have multiple teams, there are A and B leagues, which enables a wide participation from club runners of all standards, abilities and ages, all of whom are representing the club. The team event runs alongside the individual competition, and each teams score is based on individual finishing position, with 4 men per team, and 3 for ladies. In the 2013-14 season SGR have 3 teams entered in both mens and ladies leagues, which means we need at least 12 men and 9 ladies at each race.
2013-14 races are as follows:
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|Race Details / Online Entry
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|Race Address / HQ|
|07/09/2013||3:00pm||Overton 5 mile||Overton Harriers||Overton 5 Race Details||Recreation Centre Bridge Street Overton|
|15/09/2013||11:00am||Victory 5 mile||Portsmouth AC||Victory 5 Race Details||Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park Twyford Avenue Portsmouth PO2 9QA|
|13/10/2013||10:00am||Solent Half Marathon||Hardley Runners||Solent Half Race Details||Gang Warily Recreation Centre, SO45 1GA|
|03/10/2013||10:00am||Lordshill 10 mile||Lordshil Road Runners||Lordshill 10 Race Details||Oaklands Education Leisure & Recreation Oaklands Community School Fairisle Road Lordshill Southampton SO16 8BY|
|17/11/2013||10:00am||Gosport Half Marathon||Gosport Road Runners
||Gosport Half Race Details||Bay House School Alverstoke Gosport Hampshire PO12 2QP|
|19/01/2014||10:00am||Stubbington 10k||Stubbington Green Runners||Stubbington 10k Race Details||Crofton Community Centre Stubbington Green Fareham PO14 2PP|
|02/02/2014||11:00am||Ryde 10 mile||Ryde Harriers||Ryde 10 Race Details||Ryde Rowing Club, eastern end of Ryde Esplanade beyond the eastern end of Ryde Boating Lake. 2000m from Ryde Esplanade Station|
|09/03/2014||10:30am||Salisbury 10 mile||Salisbury AC||Salisbury 10 Race Details||Salisbury Leisure Centre Butts Road Salisbury SP1 3NR|
|23/03/2014||10:00am||Eastleigh 10k||Southampton AC||Eastleigh 10k Race Details||Fleming Park Leisure Centre Passfield Avenue Eastleigh Hampshire SO50 9NL|
|11/05/2014||10:30am||Alton 10 mile||Alton Runners||Alton 10 Race Details||Eggars School, London Road, Holybourne, Alton GU34 4EQ|
|18/05/2014||10:30am||Netley 10k||Southampton AC||Netley 10k Race Details||Royal Victoria Country Park Netley Abbey Southampton SO31 5GA|
|08/06/2014||11:00am||D-Day 10k||Portsmouth AC||D-Day 10k Race Details||Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park Twyford Avenue Portsmouth PO2 9QA|