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The club have been promoting a 5 mile race since 1946.
This year we celebrate the 70th Anniversary.
The course has changed several times and currently enjoys a single lap course comprising
Stamshaw Promenade & 1000 Lakeside.
The race has become one of the top 5 mile races in Europe, attracting many leading
runner from the UK and overseas. The outright race records are held by Rob Denmark
in 22.43 and Nnenna Lynch (USA) in 25.35. The current course records are held by
Peter Emase (Kenya) in 22.57 and Gladys Yator (Kenya) in 26.34.
The race has chip timing and starts and finishes on the athletic track at the Mountbatten
Centre, Portsmouth. The Mountbatten Centre has excellent facilities for changing
and enjoying pre or post race refreshments
The race is suitable for all abilities and first-timers are most welcome.
There is an extensive prize list plus race record and course record bonuses. Veteran
prizes in 5 year age group from ages 40 - 80.