A TEAM of seven Ryde Harriers travelled to Alresford, the home of the Watercress line, to compete in the penultimate event in the Hampshire Road Race League.

Setting out on another 6am ferry, the weather at least calmed from the high winds the previous day, with near perfect conditions for racing.

The course headed down the old high street then looped around the back of the town and into the countryside, with an out and back section over rolling hills, and returning to the town via a long avenue of trees.

The whole team raced well.

Those who have competed in all the races in the league thus far are looking forward to receiving a highly sought after competitive T-shirt.

Their sights are set on Lordshill 10k in a couple of weeks’ time: the final league race.

Results: Trevor McAlister 00:39:34, Wayne Matthews 00:39:45 (third Vet 50), Tim Regan-Morris 00:45:58, Gemma Maddocks 00:49:53, Ken Oatley 00:51:01, Natalie Rose 00:57:13, Elizabeth Galbraith 01:06:36.