The 58th Isle of Wight Marathon took place Sunday 12th October.
“The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism.” Fred Lebow
The Isle of Wight Road Runners had an outstanding club presence of 17 runners with huge support from other members by way of marshaling, water stops, cheering and photographing the occasion.
Of the IWRR’s we had Steve Hickman completing his 100th marathon, Danny Faulkner in his club debut and Ian Russell, Tim Keyte and Tarnia Taylor completing their first Marathon.
IWRR managed four mens and one ladies team:
|1st Mens Team||4th Mens Team|
|WILMOTT, Peter||CASS, Dave|
|BACKHOUSE, Stuart||MUCKLOW, Gordon|
|MANNALL, Phil||HICKMAN, Stephen|
|2nd Mens Team||6th Mens Team|
|FAULKNER, Daniel||KEYTE, Tim|
|COULTRUP, Michael||TAPSELL, Andrew|
|RUSSELL, Ian||DYER, Ian|
|1st Ladies Team|
A few words from Club Chairman, Kev:
“Our awesome marathon runners; we had 17 runners and every one of them completed the taxing course in under 4 hours 17 mins. Special mention to Pete for coming 4th overall and being the first Islander home. To Jodie for being the first Island Lady back. To Hayley for winning her age group prize. To Ian, Tarnia & Tim for completing their first marathons. For you guys who were out on the course supporting them all or manning a water station. We wiped the floor with the team awards. You are all an awesome group of people who I am so proud to be a part of. I was a total emotional wreck today. Finally, I just want to mention Steve and say no more than ‘inspirational and our friend’. Everyone deserves to sit down tonight and have a glass or 2 to celebrate the best running club in the world’s achievements.”
Congratulations you awesome bunch of people!
A special mention to Mens Captain Dave and Jodie; according to the Harriers website detailing your splits at mile 15 and mile 26.2 you ran a completely even race – expert pacing!!
Finally the brilliant performances of Elaine and Jodie have resulted in Good for Age places at the Virgin London Marathon 2016.