A fantastic turn out of roadrunners swept the board at the 5th running of the Queensgate Primary School fun run.Despite the soggy conditions, they turned out in force to help raise funds for an outdoor learning environment at the school.

With 2 distances on offer, the event appeals to all abilities. In the 5k, some roadrunners ran with their children making this a real family event. The course takes them out onto local roads with a cheeky hill or 2 thrown in.

“It was great to be back doing the Queensgate Run” Glen Jones tells me “I ran the first one in 2012, but this year I did the 5k with my son Luke, he has just left Queensgate to go to ‘big school’, so was nice for him to go back and visit. I must remember to run that sprint finish out of him next time though!”

The 10 mile course has unprecedented access to the private estates of Osborne House and Barton Manor before taking the runners out to Wootton before returning to East Cowes via Brocks Copse and Alverstone Road before crossing at The Forge passing Whippingham Church and back to the school.

The heavens opened shortly after they crossed the startline, making conditions difficult at times.

Danny Faulkner absolutely stormed the course. The hills, puddles and driving rain proving no obstacle as he crossed the line the champion in just over 65 minutes. Harry Rann was less than 2 minutes later to take 2nd place and newcomer Ross Wilkes soon after to take 3rd.

Jodie Wilmott made a fantastic racing comeback to take 3rd lady and 15th overall. A marvellous result after undergoing 2 knee operations last year.

“I am happy with that” she beams.

And so she should be. The road to recovery can be a long and frustrating one, but one she has hopefully come to the end of.

In they came, one by one, all a bit soggy, but all with big smiles on their faces, having enjoyed the interesting and otherwise inaccessible course.

Charlotte Williams – 24.04
Glen Jones – 25.43
Ian Williams – 27.15
Adrian Burroughs – 29.37
Kim Hulacka – 29.37

10 mile
Danny Faulkner – 1.05.44
Harry Rann – 1.07.09
Ross Wilkes – 1.08.27
Dan Williams – 1.17.50
Tom Grand – 1.21.02
Jodie Wilmott – 1.21.16
Richard Bezer – 1.22.07
Dave Cass – 1.25.33
Katie Mackenzie – 1.31.56
Karen Phillips – 1.34.51
Emma Ford – 1.36.58
Julie Rasmussen – 1.38.49
Karen Buck – 1.39.29
Sue Hunter – 1.39.50
Michael Coultrup – 1.42.10
Paul Butcher – 1.48.27
Alison Butcher – 1.48.27
Tracy Pole – 1.48.27
Julie Salter – 1.48.27
Bridget Keyte – 1.48.28
Tanya Clifford – 1.57.02
Lyn Snow – 2.20.14