THERE were some excellent individual performances at the Lordshill 10-mile road race last Sunday, and Romsey showed up well in the team results.

The women's team were second while the men were placed fifth on a hard course with a climb up Toothill at around the eight-mile mark.

The best placing was that of Penny Jennings, 16th in 78mins 20secs, closely followed by Carol Morgan, 17th in 79.46. Wendy Couper was second in the Ladies over 55 class in 97.16, with 3rd place in that class going to Jean Palmer in 98.56.

The fastest man was David Blackman, 18th in 63.12, with David Barrett 18th in 64.37 not far behind.

Then came Steve Chorley, 76th in 78.09, Alastair Longworth, 98th in 82.03 and, in his first run over the distance, Derek Kelly, 138th in 92.42.

At the club's annual meeting at the Crossfield Hall members heard from chairman Chris Lane how the club has expanded its membership to 81, the highest since it was formed nearly 20 years ago.

The club's major event, the Braishfield Beer Race, had been a success despite a somewhat lower turnout.

The club had also helped to organise two cross-country races in the CC6 and RR10 series, and had performed well in both series.

In particular Lizzie Adams had won a RR10 race and come second overall.

There were no new faces on the committee, which comprises Chris Lane (chairman), Wendy Couper (secretary), Keith Stone (treasurer), Penny Jennings (membership secretary, Andy Cherrett (newsletter editor), David Nixon (fixtures secretary) and Ellis Evans (kit representative).