Haslemere Border athletes have travelled far and wide to get their running fix – competing in a number of events.

First off was the Basingstoke 10km, which saw head coach Daniel Allaway taking to the tarmac along with some challenging but gentle hills during an out and back route to and from Crossborough Hill Car park in Basingstoke – passing through the village of Ellisfield along the way.

Daniel ran a superb race to finish seventh overall in a time of 36.49.

Haslemere Border athlete Steve King ran the ever-popular Bournemouth Half for the 13th time.

The race follows the ‘old’ full marathon route starting at Hengistbury Head, between Poole and Christchurch Bays, taking in Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers along the stunning coastal paths with views out to the sea all the while being cheered on by the roar of the crowd of this hugely popular event.

Steve was joined by fellow athlete Sam Walker, who was running the race for the first time.

First of the duo home was Sam in 2:08.42, shortly followed by Steve in 2:13.29.

While Steve and Sammy were enjoying the coastal scenery, Peter Surma took to the cobbled streets of Guildford for the Guildford 10km and the out and back course along the Epsom Road towards Clandon.

Peter finished in a personal best 51.27.

Haslemere Border athlete Alistair Rose signed up for a last-minute 10km race and took part in the Ageas Bowl 10km.

Alistair ran an excellent time of 40.57 – just shy of his 40-minute target.

In the Run the Seasons at Cowdray series runners had the choice to run 5km, 10km or a ten-mile route.

Haslemere Border AC were represented by Christine Archer and Amy Arthur, who both opted to run the ten-mile race.

Amy stormed home in an impressive time of 1:22.50, securing first-placed lady and third overall.

She was closely followed by Christine, who finished in a time of 1:25.39 to secure second lady and fifth overall.

Fantastic results for both ladies and excellent representation for the club.

The sights of Amsterdam greeted Stephen Sutton as he arrived in the city to take part in the Amsterdam marathon, but firstly he took the opportunity to run the Amsterdam Bos parkrun – a gentle leg stretch before the main event offering ideal preparation.

The Amsterdam marathon is renowned for being a flat, fast marathon. It starts and finishes in the Olympic Stadium.

The marathon route follows part of the course of the 1928 marathon alongside the Amstel River, with stately mansions and windmills, and leads runners through Amsterdam’s city centre and passes many historical sights.

A day of mixed weather meant a huge hail storm drenched Stephen at the start of the race, before sunshine, wind and rain.

Despite the ever-changing weather, Stephen ran a good race to finish in a time of 4:14.11. Well done Stephen.

Anyone who would like more information on Haslemere Border Athletics Club should visit its website.

Ann Varnes