With high temperatures and baking, sweaty conditions, Newbury AC had a strong turnout at the fourth and final race in the Run West Berkshire series of races.
The 8 mile course of the Hungerford Harey 8, professionally delivered by the Hungerford Hares, the race began at 10.30am with a route which saw runners traverse through rolling terrain, dry and narrow tracks through fields and long, slow rises. The end of the route had a sting in its tail with the now-famous and seemingly never-ending final loop around the Hungerford Rugby Club pitches.
Results are linked here: http://www.hungerfordhares.co.uk/joom/index.php/harey-8/results-2018
Highlights of positions from the Newbury AC cohort was:
5th place/1st Newbury AC runner: Mike Wheeler 52 mins 19 secs.
7th place: Graham Stent 52 mins 50 secs.
12th place: Nige Poppelwell 56 mins 29 secs (1st VM50)
2nd Female place/24th place overall: Jenny Eaton 1hr 1 min 16 secs (and Female winner of the whole Run West Berks series)