Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Hook Fun Run and Road Race on Sunday 17th May.

Hook Fun Run 2015The weather was pleasant and runners and spectators in good spirits for the 24th annual event.

All routes set off and finish at Hook Junior School. The 2.5 mile route takes in an anticlockwise circuit of the village out past Hook train station, towards the M3, through Bartley Wood Business Park along Griffin Way South back up to the A30 London Road, through the village centre and back to the school.

Hampshire sunny fieldsThe 6 mile route extends on the 2.5 mile route, continuing west along the A30 then turning left at The Hogget junction back towards Hook, through Hook Common, back to the business park to complete a second circuit of the village.

The 10 mile route starts with the circuit of the village then extends north for a pleasant scenic route through Hampshire countryside, up to the village of Rotherwick, then returns southwards past Tylney Hall and Tylney Park Golf Club to Newnham, re-joining the A30 London road by the War Memorial, continuing to head away from Hook to The Hoggett Junction and re-joining the 6 mile route for the final circuit of the village to the finish line.Hook Fun Run sign 2015

We hope you saw our ‘Caution Runners’ Signs out, helping to improve safety in the ‘inner course’.

999 runners who took part in 10 mile, 6 mile or 2.5 mile road races crossed the finish line.

Hook Road Race Winners

10 Mile Road Race

1st Tommy Davies from Team Bath AC 58:13

2nd Karl Westhead Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 59:11

3rd Mark Clayton Chichester 1:00:21Hook Fun Run awards

Special mention

1st Female (21st) Natasha Mansell Bracknell Forest Runners 1:05:32

6 Mile Road Race

1st Matthew King Winchester 32:03

2nd Neville Welsh-Smyth Basingstoke 36:08

3rd Lesley Locks Hart Road Runners 36:08

2.5 Mile Road RaceHook Fun Run Gruffalo

1st Alex Bigg Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 15:05

2nd Ben Hazel Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 15:04

3rd Daniel Weston Aldershot Farnham & District AC 15:39

Special mention

1st Female Amy Ratcliffe Aldershot Farnham & District AC

Mary Dearlove Trophy for oldest completing competitor went to Jean Lucus.

 

Keep an eye out for 2016 entries opening on hookfunrun.com