Race Result

Event name Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon
Date 2016-06-19   09:00
Venue Hampshire
Race type MT
Distance Marathon
Terrain undulating
Conditions Warm and Sunny
Number of finishers 182
URI for results http://hampshiretrailmarathon.co.uk/
Race summary On Sunday 19th June 2016 at 10am John took part in the inaugural running of the Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon starting at the Kingsclere Stables, Kingsclere Hampshire. There were 233 entries for the Marathon with a 7 hour time limit. John states Runners had to reach the 16.5 mile mark in 4 hrs 25 minutes or they were not allowed to continue. The race course was run over a very hilly uneven terrain with some trail paths being very narrow and uneven with the undergrowth being almost knee high making it very difficult to get good footing or to overtake people and a few short sections of road linking different tracks. On Sunday 19th June 2016 at 10am I took part in the inaugural running of the Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon starting at the Kingsclere Stables, Kingsclere Hampshire. There were 233 entries for the Marathon with a 7 hour time limit. Runners had to reach the 16.5 mile mark in 4 hrs 25 minutes or they were not allowed to continue. The race course was run over a very hilly uneven terrain with some trail paths being very narrow and uneven with the undergrowth being almost knee high making it very difficult to get good footing or to overtake people and a few short sections of road linking different tracks. There were a few styles to climb over as well. The winner was the only person to finish in under 3 hrs. Out of the 233 finishers there were only 182 finishers. This was my first trail marathon and one of the hardest marathons I have run in the 80 that I have completed. I finished in 142nd place in a chip time of 5hrs 17mins 53 sects and a gun time of 5 hrs 18 mins 21 secs. Well done John, great running!
Pos Name Cat Time Notes
  John Cooper VM57 5:17:53