A RECORD entry for the Hampshire Lakeside Road Relays ensured a very successful event for Southampton Athletic Club.

There was another convincing win for the senior women's trio of Jen Elkins, Clare McErlean and Laura Brenton with Elkins running the fastest leg.

Southampton's senior men finished second to Winchester, with the B team third and the C team fourth. Interestingly, the three fastest legs were run by Southampton athletes - Mahamed Mahamed, Max Costley and Matt Revier - which bodes well for the forthcoming Southern Road Relays.

The under-17 men’s team of Zak Mahamed, Ben Williams and Toby Hale again struck gold with Mahamed producing the quickest leg.

After a successful defence of their Southern Counties track & field title, Southampton's vets were in fine fettle.

The M40s took team gold with James Smith leading the way in a swift 15.50, the fastest time of the day.

Good back-up from Steve Marcer (16.56) and Stuart Hicks (17.13) saw them home by over a minute from runners-up Overton Harriers.

Southampton's M40 B team of Marc Cole (16.54), Jim Bennett (18.20) and Jon Hannan (17.38) came fourth, while Paul Johnson (18.45), Mark West (18.54) and Rob Thompson (18.35) finished seventh team.

M50 trio David Blackman (16.43), Scott Augur (17.53) and Peter Costley (17.37) took runners-up spot to Aldershot Farnham & District after a close run battle. Blackman posted the fastest time of the day.

Lower down the age-groups, Southampton's under-11 boys' and girls' teams both finished second, just behind New Forest Juniors and City of Portsmouth respectively.

William Blount led the boys home with Charlie Brakewell and Jack Potter completing the team. They were closely followed by Niclas Olley, Noah Tucker and Elliot Droniou- Bordry.

The girls' team comprised Carys Jeffries, Abigail Belward and Ava Mann.

Southampton convincingly won the under-13 girls' race through Lucy Phillips, Katie Youp and the day's fastest-leg runner Annie Mann.

The B team of Robyn Fossa Yasmin Butts and Melissa Cooper claimed bronze.

The club's under-13 boys - George Lambert, Lars Feyerabend-Powell and George Snow - placed second behind City of Portsmouth.

Southampton under-15 golden girls Madeline Grace Cooper, Ciara Blount and Isabelle Hinkley also made the top of the podium with Hinkley posting the day's fastest leg.