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Posted: July 17, 2015 in Uncategorized



History – The Silver Jubilee 10k.
Three Club members, Becky Alford, Bill Hicks, and Wayne Smith decided to mark the 25th anniversary of RMPAC by organising an open 10k race which was held on Portland on Sunday 4th May 2008. Not surprisingly they called it the RMPAC Silver Jubilee 10K. The course was the same as the South West Vets course which RMPAC organised in October 2007, so once again we started and finished at the Blues Club. As part of the celebrations the team contacted old RMPAC members to invite them to trot round or just come along for a drink with old friends. Just in case they didn`t want to do the full 10K there was a 2K Fun Run as we do before the Dumble Bimble. Two of our three founder members, our own Dave Sanderson and Eddie French started the race and presented prizes. 124 runners completed the 10k course.

Round the Rock 10K 2013 Race Report
Saturday 27 April saw the sixth Round the Rock 10K race organised by the Royal Manor of Portland AC. Apart from one short sharp shower the weather remained fine for the evening run. A keen contest for the overall winner resulted in Mike Luke of Egdon Heath Harriers out sprinting Niall Lamming of the host club over the last 200 metres to win by five seconds with a time of 37.40 minutes. The third male was Hamish Murray of Purbeck Runners. The first lady across the line was Charlotte Halford of Purbeck Runners setting a new ladies course record of 42.50. Second and third ladies were Carol Jones from Ealing and Frances Anderson from Egdon Heath Harriers. Veteran categories were as follows: 1st Male V40 Brian Fields, Egdon Heath, 1st Male V50 Mark Pittaway, Unattached, 1st Male V60 Ian Barnes, Poole Runners, 1st V70 Male Dave Darby, RMPAC. 1st Female V35 Carolyn Smart, Unattached, 1st Female V45 Caron Croad, Egdon Heath, 1st Female V55 Barbara Murray, Purbeck Runners. RMPAC would like to thank their three sponsors, Albion Stone PLC, Portland Port Ltd and Quay Healthcare Ltd. Thanks are also expressed to Portland United FC for the kind use of their facilities and to all the volunteers who gave assistance on the day setting up the course, marshalling, officiating etc. Without this sponsorship and voluntary help races of this kind could not take place.image

Round the Rock 10K 2012 Race Report
The forecast heavy thankfully rain held of for the race but the cold and windy conditions were far from pleasant for the runners. However this did not deter 100 runners lining up for the start. Especially hard was the uphill part of the race from Southwell to the Heights into a very strong headwind. The race winner was Tony Chutter of Bournemouth AC in a time of 38.47. Mike Luke of Weymouth club Egdon Heath Harriers beat brother Steve into second place. Portland resident Juliet Culbreth was the first lady across the line in a time of 44.20. Following her was RMPACs Amanda Milner, third place went to Kelly Matthews. In the age group categories the first man over 40 was Neil Prosser from Wyke. Richard Orme of Egdon Heath Harriers was first over 60. RMPACs oldest runner at 75 Des Downey was the first over 70 only six days after completing the London Marathon in a good for age time giving him automatic entry into next years London. In the ladies groups Kate Perret of RMPAC was first over 35. Janette Lamont from Stratton was first over 45 and Liz Baker of Lytchet Manor Striders was first lady over 55.

Round the Rock 10k Winners

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