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Solent Half Marathon

A bright and breezy day awaited the 9 IOWRR’s who partook in the HRRL League Solent Half Marathon.


The course wound through the New Forest starting and finishing in Gang Wearily Recreation Centre, with a grass/mud start of about 1k then onto New Forest roads then at mile 8 the course runs along the seafront with beautiful views of the island before tackling more undulations to get back to the finish line.

Amazing running from you all especially the first timers and some awesome PB’s; Abi 8mins, Rachel 10mins, Rog 2mins, Sarah 30secs!

Position Name Chip Time
112 Simon Riley 01:35:13
126 Darren Cole 01:36:07
214 AbigailFarwell 01:44:02
248 Roger Merry 01:48:49
306 James Shoulder 01:57:17
336 Sarah Sharp 02:03:36
370 Katie Mackenzie 02:09:36
374 Rachel Dempsey 02:10:32
393 Misha Hetherington 02:18:15

Which meant we had Mens A Team: Simon, Darren, Roger and James and we had Womens A Team: Abi, Sarah, Katie with an incomplete (but still attaining points) B Team of Rachel and Misha.

Runners were awarded with a Mars bar and bottle:


Isle of Wight Marathon

The 60th edition of the Isle of Wight Marathon was hosted today by Ryde Harriers. The longest running marathon in the world. Although the course might have changed over the years they’ve ensured the undulations remain, making it a tough road race.


We had a massive turn-out of IOWRR for this birthday edition. Some tackling the distance for the first time and some a first time for this brutal course. To all who ran today well done!!

The finishers were awarded anniversary goodies:


The race starts and finishes at Plessey Social Club in Cowes, it heads out to Gurnard back to Porchfield, along the main road to Shalfleet continuing as far as Yarmouth. Then on cycle track to Freshwater and almost back to Yarmouth but turning off to Wellow, joining Shalfleet mainroad and retracing steps to the end of Rolls Hill then joining Pallance Road for the last steep uphill before heading back to the social club to finish in the field.

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Glencoe Marathon

Three IORR’s travelled up to Scotland to partake in the Glencoe Marathon.


They set up camp Friday in anticipation of the race today. The course is all off road trail run that ascends a total of 1,608 metres through the heart of Glencoe and into the foothills of Ben Nevis.

The route snakes through the pass of Glencoe, surrounded by the towering remains of this ancient super volcano, before climbing 500 metres up the fearsome Devil’s Staircase. From the eastern edge of the Aonach Eagach Ridge you look straight onto the mighty Buachaille Etive Mor (the great herdsman) before dropping back to sea level at Kinlochleven . Climbing up through the Mamores the route undulates until the descent into Glen Nevis and the base of the mighty Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.

Unfortunately Ians shoe fell apart half way through the race and attempted to continue but the sole fell off and was forced to pull out – valiant effort Ian!


Michael Coultrup –

Steve Hickman –



Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth hosted for the fourth year a series of races for competitors starting with a 5k, then an evening 10k both on the Saturday followed by a half marathon and a full marathon on the Sunday.

Steve Rumsey attempted all four races, although unfortunately had to pull out after completing half of the full marathon – amazing feat in itself. Sara Truckell completed the 5k, 10k and half marathon. We had more IOWRR’s compete in single races:

Position Name Chip Time
13 Steve Rumsey 00:19:05
149 Sara Truckel 00:24:55
18 Steve Rumsey 00:39:28
339 Sara Truckel 00:51:29
479 Julie Rasmussen 00:53:50
Half Marathon
82 Steve Rumsey 01:26:59
1348 Sara Truckel 01:56:47
1637 Fay Tosdevin 02:01:12
Zoe Elliott 04:22:00
Pat Harris 05:22:00

Both the Supanova 5k and Supersonic 10k are along Bournemouth seafront and are fast and flat courses. The Half Marathon follows the Marathon route:


Amazing well done all of you on what turned out to be a sunny autumnal day for the half and full marathons after a wet and windy start to the festivities.


Queensgate 10

Pouring rain, thunder and lightening greeted runners at Queensgate Primary School. The 10 mile run now in it’s fifth year – saw an unprecedented  out-turn of  155 participants, but with 100 medals on site all those finishing after these were exhausted we’re promised them through the post. Designed by one of the school children.


The weather didn’t deter the IOWRR’s we turned out in force – 32 hardy souls!


The course started and finished at the school, detoured through Osborne House and Barton Manor estates, off to Wootton then back again. Lots of large up and downhill sections with the weather turning to sunshine after about 30minutes.

Well done all, especially those tackling the distance for the first time and well done Harry Rann – 4th man home in a great time of 1:10:16 second claim IOWRR running for IOWAC. Also Trish Train for being 1st woman home!


7 Darren Cole – 01:13:53
9 Dave Cass – 01:17:07
10 Trish Train – 01:18:06
13 Gordon Mucklow – 01:19:01
21 Kevin Rann – 01:22:08
22 Abigail Farwell – 01:23:05
23 Steve Bennett – 01:23:41
34 Glen Jones – 01:27:55
35 Claire Howard – 01:28:11
37 Charlotte Williams – 01:29:22
38 Richard Whittington – 01:29:22
42 Kelly Forster – 01:31:06
43 Jane Andrew – 01:31:34
50 Karen Phillips – 01:32:34
51 Tim Keyte – 01:32:34
53 Clare Mucklow – 01:34:00
55 Vicky Walker – 01:34:57
58 Julie Salter – 01:36:32
60 Thomas Martin – 01:37:22
61 Karen Buck – 01:38:09
62 Katie Mackenzie – 01:38:19
65 Julie Ray – 01:38:54
66 Misha Hetherington – 01:39:40
68 Ian Williams – 01:42:45
69 Jess Hill – 1:43:17
73 Sarah Sharp – 01:47:24
74 Bridget Keyte – 01:47:24
81 Callie Hatcher – 01:50:04
90 Lucy DeVille – 01:52:28
96 Tanya Clifford – 01:58:39
102 Coral Leach – 02:06:21
107 Lyn Snow – 02:13:02

Thanks also to those IOWRR’s who came along to support those running!

Summer Series 2016

So last night saw the final run of our Summer Series. This was our men v’s women group run – the boys won the evening being 21 seconds adrift and women were 2.30 minutes off their predicted time led by Darren Cole and Julie Ray.

With a points tally of 294, this meant that Trish Train won the Summer Series trophy back again. We celebrated the evening with post run chip butties at the Riverside.

Position Name Points
1st Trish Train 294
2nd Elaine Harris 270
3rd Steve Bennett 269
4th Garry Sharp 254
5th Kev Rann 246
6th Julie Ray 231
7th George Butler 222
8th Tarnia Taylor 212
9th Charlotte Williams 210
10th Ian Williams 205

Winchester Half Marathon

Another inaugural race today – Winchester Half Marathon.


The route takes in some of the iconic sights of Winchester and then through the countryside to finish at the Guildhall in the city centre.


The course has two large hills and some undulations making it a tough one but we had a number of IOWRR complete it.

Position Name Chip Time
1118 Tracy Pole 02:30:16
1238 Lyn Snow 03:05:59
1241 Jo Randall 03:06:02


Perform 5 Mile

Steve Rumsey headed to the famous Ageas Bowl cricket pavilion for the second year of Perform’s 5 mile road race. Starting and finishing from the Cricket grounds, the course continues  out of Southampton then loops back, mostly flat making it a good course for a PB which is exactly what Steve managed to do by a massive 2:32!



17th – Chip Time 30:00min – Steve Rumsey – 4th M40-49


Sandown/Shanklin 10k

The inaugural race of Sandown/Shanklin 10K took place today. The course is a flat one starting from Sandown Zoo proceeding along the promenade for half the distance then returning – prompting lots of 10K PB’s for participants. The weather was sunny and cloudy – perfect for the runners!


Name Time
Mike Douglas 0.38.15
Tom Forster 0.41.33
Trish Train 0.43.16
Steve Bennett 0.47.36
Kelly Forster 0.51.57
Mischa Hetherington 0.54.21
James Shoulder 0.55.17
Katie McKenzie 0.56.15
Sue Hunter 0.58.05
Belinda Rockall 1.02.10
Dale Rockall 1.02.10
Callie Hatcher 1.05.42
Coral Leach 1.07.37
Steve Hickman 1.07.38
Keith Ruth 1.09.09

Special well done to Trish for taking home 2nd woman!


Fell Running Weekend

We had numerous IOWRR’s take part in Ryde Harriers annual Fell Running weekend.

The weekend starts off with St Boniface Fell at 3.8km, 11am on the Saturday closely followed by The Ventnor Horseshoe 12km at 3pm and closing the weekend on Sunday with The Wroxall Round Half Marathon.

Race 1:


Race 2:race2

Race 3:race3

ELDRIDGE, Tarnia 3 94 36 32 26 02:17:38 01:28:09 00:28:34 23 F40 3
WILMOTT, Peter 3 105 40 27 38 01:42:17 01:01:51 00:21:29 32 M40 10
FLETCHER, Matt 3 152 45 49 58 01:44:29 01:07:14 00:23:04 44 M40 15
MUCKLOW, Gordon 3 206 69 68 69 01:55:20 01:12:47 00:23:52 56 M40 20
SCOTT-DENNESS, Nick 3 299 97 103 99 02:06:39 01:21:43 00:26:23 78 M40 28
MUCKLOW, Clare 2 53 26 27 02:12:25 00:28:36 43 F40 11
UPSTELL, Lisa 2 68 37 31 02:20:06 01:28:06 45 SF 24
RUSSELL, Ian 2 100 47 53 01:44:42 00:22:31 98 SM 40
WILLIAMS, Daniel 2 119 57 62 01:09:47 00:23:21 102 M40 34
DOVER, Louise 1 16 16 02:02:16 51 SF 27
HARRIS, Elaine 1 27 27 02:12:51 56 F50 9
HOLMES, Sarah 1 31 31 02:15:45 59 F40 17
WALKER, Victoria 1 33 33 01:28:09 60 SF 31
SALTER, Julie 1 33 33 02:16:39 61 F50 10
TOSDEVIN, Fay 1 40 40 02:23:30 63 F50 11
HOWELL, Tim 1 64 64 01:51:53 134 SM 57
WINCHCOMBE, Kevin 1 117 117 01:28:42 156 M40 50

The races are notoriously undulating, so for those that took on one or all three – well done!