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Bramley 20M (23 Feb 2003)

Bramley 20M (29 Feb 2004)

Serpentine 1st men's team
Serpentine 1st women's team
Barbara Yff 3rd woman
Dave MacGregor 1st male V40

Despite snow on the journey to Bramley this morning, the weather turned out to
be almost perfect for a long run: cold and (mostly) clear with no wind. Over
60 Serpies ran in the 20M race which is our club championship this year, with
more doing the 10M which runs concurrently.

I'd like to thank Reading Road Runners for putting on a really well organised
event. I'll certainly be recommending this is our 20M championship in 2005 as
the course, facilities, baggage, water stations and marshaling etc. were all
very good.
comments by Ian Hodge

Bramley 20M (20 Feb 2005)

This is one of the best organised races one can run. The train journey is convenient and there is ample parking, with MoD land given over for the purpose. Marshals are numerous, helpful and friendly. Drinks stations offer water and an isotonic drink. One marshal commented that, if they had the permission, they could have had twice the number of participants.

Last year our 20 mile championship was held within the Bramley 20. This year it wasn't possible as the race was a week earlier and so it clashed with the National Cross Country Championships which were held the previous day in Birmingham and thus it also clashed with our Health Weekend. It is theoretically possible to run the Nationals on the Saturday and Bramley on the Sunday, but it is not advisable. But there's always one, isn't there,

Running through the beautiful Hampshire countryside was a joy especially on the first lap when the sky was blue and the wind hadn't started and, let's face it, we were fresher and could look around. Although conditions were
not ideal, with many Serpies training hard for London and other Spring marathons, there were many pb's (pr's for our American readership). So congratulations to Simon Barrett, Andy Davies, Anthony Stranger-Jones, Rob
Maslen, Eric Phillips and Lynne Maughan.

1st Men's Team: Serpentine RC - Simon Barrett, Andy Davies and Paul Fromme
2nd Ladies' Team: Serpentine RC - Val Metcalf, Elinor Rest and Lynne Maughan
2nd Senior Man: Simon Barrett
1st Male V60: Anthony Stranger-Jones (breaking the six year old V60 course record by 44 seconds)

report by Rob Maslen and Anthony Stranger-Jones

Bramley 20M (14 Feb 2010)

Serpentine won the 1st Ladies Team prize and Greg Stevens won 3rd M40 prize.

Bramley 20M (11 Feb 2018)

1st Place Men's team consisting of - James O'shea, Richard Giles and Matthew Hardcastle - well done!