WELL RUN FRANK!
As well as being captain of the New Milton C team playing in Div 1 and a virtuoso violin player and teacher to boot, Frank Handy has another string to his bow, namely being a very well respected cross country runner.
I am pleased to be able to print an extract of a recent article in the New Milton Advertiser along with a photo kindly provided by the Sports Reporter:-
New Forest Runners were out in force for their cross-country championships, held at Denny Wood near Lyndhurst on Sunday 19th February.
The NF championships were combined with the seventh event in the CC6 winter series. Although weather conditions were good, there was enough mud and hills to make the 5 mile course a challenge for the 17 New Forest ladies and 16 Forest men who competed.
The ever consistent Frank Handy (11th CC6 overall) won the New Forest senior men’s championship from the up and coming newcomer Henry Harris (14th).
The photo shows our very own Frank in the centre and it looks as though he can hardly keep his eyes open!