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The Alexandra Sports Victory 5 ~ now in its 73rd year

City of Portsmouth AC are pleased to announce the return of the Victory 5 Mile which takes place in 2019 for the 73rd time.

The club have been promoting a 5 mile race since 1946 and in 2016 the race celebrated its 70th anniversary. 

The race has become one of the top 5 mile races in Europe, attracting many leading runners from the UK and overseas. The outright race records are held by Rob Denmark in 22.43 and Nnenna Lynch (USA) in 25.35. The recent best performances are by Peter Emase (Kenya) in 22.57 and Agnes Chebet (Kenya) in 26.43. The 2018 race was won by Adam Clarke with Matt Sharp winning in 2016 and 2017.

The race will have chip timing.

The race is suitable for all abilities and first-timers are most welcome.

There is an extensive prize list of over £3500 in value.  Prizes to the top 6 Male & Female plus time & race record bonuses. Veteran prizes in 5-year age group from ages 40 - 80.

The race is held as part of the Hampshire Road Race League.

The race is sponsored by Alexandra Sports.

You can view a current list of entries here.

If you are currently entered and would like to transfer your entry please follow the link below and fill out the form on the City of Portsmouth AC Page:


Nice Work will be providing Chip Timing and Race Management assistance.

  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
  • Pre & Post Race Massage
The Course
The Victory 5 Mile uses a flat, fast and virtually traffic free course. 

First Aid
A Private First Aid Provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Prize giving and presentations will take place in the school approximately 60 minutes after the first runner home.

Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.

UKA Licence Number

2019 - 37905

Course record holders

  • Rob Denmark - 22:44
  • Nnenna Lynch - 25:35