UK Athletics Licence no. 2014-9750
The John Austin Half Marathon is a UK Athletics Licenced trail run in the New Forest. Over the last four years we have raised £56 000 for Oakhaven Hospice Trust. On 29 March this year we presented a cheque for £16000 to Oakhaven from the proceeds of the 2014 race, thanks to all those who took part.
The race was run is year on a new route due to flooding on parts of the previous course. The new course was greeted enthusiastically by runners with a record number of entrants taking part this year.
A television crew filmed the start and we had some great coverage on Meridian evening news: www.itv.com/news/meridian
This year’s confirmed results are now available:
View results for the top 20 runners
Photos by Pegasus Images will be available soon on their website www.pegasusimages.com/html/events.html.
|Overall Winner- Male|
|1||01:13:01||BAKER, James||Chichester Runners||Senior Men||40|
|Overall Winner- Female|
|1||01:24:07||SESTO, Valeria||New Forest Runners||Vet Ladies 40||528|
|2||01:16:41||BENNETT, Matthew||Southampton AC||Senior Men||568|
|3||01:16:45||BAKSH, Peter||Beckenham Running Club||Senior Men||520|
|4||01:20:25||PLACIDI, Benedict||Senior Men||547|
|1||01:32:03||WOOLF, Chloe||New Forest Runners||Senior Ladies||218|
|2||01:32:45||YOUNG, Liz||New Forest Runners||Senior Ladies||6|
|3||01:35:17||ALLEN, Laura||Denmead Striders||Senior Ladies||413|
|Vet Men 40|
|1||01:20:40||BUNGAY, Graham||Totton R C||Vet Men 40||430|
|2||01:22:53||MORGAN, Emyr||Southampton City AC||Vet Men 40||90|
|3||01:24:55||MARSHALL, Alasdair||Lordshill RR||Vet Men 40||341|
|Vet Ladies 40|
|2||01:29:49||GODWIN, Dawn||Vet Ladies 40||673|
|3||01:45:25||O’MALLEY, Helen||Plymouth Harriers||Vet Ladies 40||437|
|4||01:45:52||BAVERSTOCK, Teresa||Portsmouth Joggers||Vet Ladies 40||694|
|Vet Men 50|
|1||01:24:55||HIRST, Mike||Poole AC||Vet Men 50||599|
|2||01:29:20||HOY, Phil||Portsmouth Joggers||Vet Men 50||693|
|3||01:29:31||TOWNSEND, Adrian||Vet Men 50||353|
|Vet Ladies 50|
|1||01:44:17||SHANNON, Cherry||Ryde Harriers||Vet Ladies 50||503|
|2||01:48:30||JACKSON, Judith||New Forest Runners||Vet Ladies 50||80|
|3||01:54:14||NESBITT, Caroline||Lymington Triathlon Club||Vet Ladies 50||417|
|Vert Men 60|
|1||01:31:17||MCCABE, Michael||New Forest Runners||Vert Men 60||106|
|2||01:41:52||SMITH, Adrian||Lymington Triathlon Club||Vert Men 60||222|
|Vet Ladies 60|
|1||01:59:35||BIOCHOT, Judith||Weymouth St Pauls||Vet Ladies 60||29|
|2||02:23:10||BROMYARD, June||Road Runners Club||Vet Ladies 60||49|
View the full results spreadsheet showing times of every runner:
Susan Hampshire starts 2014 Race
We were delighted when Oakhaven Hospice Trust Patron Susan Hampshire kindly agreed to start this year’s race. The John Austin Half Marathon is a significant fundraiser for Oakhaven, and it is great to have their Patron supporting us.
After the 2013 race we handed over a cheque for £13 000. Read the full story on our News page.
We are expecting this year’s race to raise significantly more than this sum, and will announce the sum raised shortly.
We had very enthusiastic feedback from previous competitors and we were fortunate to have dry weather and a good run, reflected in some fastest ever times.
Many of the entrants commented on the superb course and the friendly atmosphere of the event and said they will be back again in next.
Organised by runners for runners, the race makes a great day out for competitors of all levels. The date 5 weeks before the London Marathon lends itself nicely to a spring marathon build up. The course is a scenic off road traffic free route running through the beautiful New Forest. There are prizes for the overall men’s and women’s winners and winners of respective age categories (Senior, V40, V50, V60) as well as spot prizes, T-Shirt, Medal and an excellent goody bag. 100% of the proceeds go to charity. If you have the organisational skills and would like to help with the race organisation or would like to sponsor the event please contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org – the long range forecast is looking bright! Why is it called the John Austin Half Marathon? Find out about John and why Oakhaven means so much to Irene Austin: John Austin For more information about the John Austin Half Marathon go to Race Information For details of the course go to Race Route