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Ryde 10

A break in the storm saw blue skies, sunshine and a strong wind await those brave enough to tackle the HRRL Ryde 10 miles. The only HRRL race on the island saw crowds come from far and wide, we had an astounding 55 IOWRR complete the undulating course.


Racers complete a lap of Ryde Boating lake, then off to Seaview along the coastal road, up to Nettlestone and along to Priory Hotel, a lap of St Helens then return through Nettlestone, another two hills brought them back to Appley to descend back to the boating lake to finish. A notoriously tough race attracting a large field of competitors both from the island and mainland.

The individual Results:

Position Chip Time Name
40 1:05:28 RUMSEY, Steve
48 1:06:38 SEXTON, Peter
59 1:07:21 FLETCHER, Matt
65 1:08:13 CASS, Dave
68 1:08:52 CORDERY, Tim
71 1:09:21 PIKE, Dean
80 1:10:41 MCCABE, Judy
83 1:11:10 DOUGHTY, Jason
87 1:11:16 CHANDLER, Dustin
89 1:11:15 RILEY, Simon
92 1:11:30 BENNETT, Steve
103 1:12:27 HOWELL, Tim
119 1:13:58 SHARP, Garry
133 1:14:53 COULTRUP, Michael
143 1:16:15 TRAIN, Trish
151 1:16:45 NILAND-MURPHY, Margaret
175 1:18:28 FRY, Kevin
183 1:18:51 KEYTE, Tim
190 1:19:07 RANN, Kevin
193 1:19:06 DYER, Ian
201 1:20:02 WILLIAMS, Daniel
209 1:21:15 HARRIS, Elaine
210 1:21:08 MORRIS, Adam
211 1:21:07 DOVER, Louise
240 1:23:21 HOLMES, Sarah
262 1:24:20 ROCKALL, Dale
257 1:24:28 TAPSELL, Andrew
264 1:24:52 PHILLIPS, Karen
269 1:25:06 SMITH, David
270 1:25:17 BAXTER, Hayley
273 1:25:29 HOWARD, Claire
280 1:26:23 RAY, Julie
289 1:27:47 MARTIN, Thomas
291 1:28:30 HICKMAN, Stephen
294 1:28:37 ELDRIDGE, Tarnia
295 1:28:38 BUTLER, George
299 1:29:11 MANNALL, Phil
308 1:29:44 MERRY, Roger
318 1:30:33 FORSTER, Kelly
323 1:31:17 WINCHCOMBE, Kevin
333 1:33:07 FOSTER, Clare
334 1:33:20 TROTMAN, Sally
339 1:34:06 ATTWOOD, Fiona
348 1:35:31 RASMUSSEN , Julie
373 1:41:08 HUNTER, Sue
378 1:43:24 HARRIS, Pat
380 1:43:28 KEYTE, Bridget
384 1:45:15 DEVILLE, Lucy
389 1:45:55 SMITH, Sharon
397 1:48:18 POINTER, Dawn
402 1:51:01 POLE, Tracy
412 2:02:42 SNOW, Lyn
413 2:02:41 LEACH, Coral
415 2:04:34 RANDALL, Jo
416 2:04:34 HENRY, Nicola

It appears we’re pretty good at hills as we had 22 IOWRR’s that donned the blue, white and red vest for the first time, debuted at 10 miles for the club or achieved a PB – superb running!

Due to the large number of IOWRR’s that completed the course we had 17 team places, with Judy, Trish and Margaret picking up third womens team, brilliant running:

20 CASS, Dave CORDERY, Tim PIKE, Dean
24 DOUGHTY, Jason CHANDLER, Dustin RILEY, Simon
27 BENNETT, Steve HOWELL, Tim SHARP, Garry
41 COULTRUP, Michael FRY, Kevin KEYTE, Tim
47 RANN, Kevin DYER, Ian WILLIAMS, Daniel
53 MORRIS, Adam TAPSELL, Andrew SMITH, David
57 MARTIN, Thomas HICKMAN, Stephen BUTLER, George
15 HARRIS, Elaine DOVER, Louise HOLMES, Sarah
19 PHILLIPS, Karen BAXTER, Hayley HOWARD, Claire
25 RAY, Julie ELDRIDGE, Tarnia FORSTER, Kelly
31 FOSTER, Clare TROTMAN, Sally ATTWOOD, Fiona
33 RASMUSSEN , Julie HUNTER, Sue KEYTE, Bridget
39 DEVILLE, Lucy SMITH, Sharon POINTER, Dawn
40 POLE, Tracy SNOW, Lyn LEACH, Coral

As always a superbly executed race by Ryde Harriers – thank you and also a special thanks to all those who marshaled, water stationed and supported all those who raced!


Funchal Half Marathon

Two IOWRR’s travelled to Madeira for the Funchal Half Marathon. This sporting festival consists of three main races, the Funchal Marathon, the Funchal Half Marathon and the Mini marathon (6k).
The races are run on a flat course, almost entirely on a closed, attractively landscaped circuit, offering the perfect setting for healthy competition between athletes from different nationalities.


36th – Peter Wilmott – Chip time: 01:29:11

341st – Jodie Giffard – Chip time: 02:12:25


Some brilliant running, especially where Jodie’s currently injured so conquered the half with the help of a knee brace and tape!

Stubbington 10k

Stubbington 10k now in its 31st year, we had 40 IOWRR’s travel to this HRRL race, the first road race of 2016.


Notorious for bad weather, this year was no different leaving the island Sunday morning in pouring rain, the rain continued up until 30 minutes before the race commenced, the temperature then dropped to a mere 2 degrees and stayed overcast for the duration. With a head wind at the exposed Titchfield Haven. Despite the inclement weather we had an almighty 17 PB’s. The course starts from Stubbington village, heads out towards Titchfield and tackling the first incline at just over a mile into the race. It then winds along farm lanes for a subsequent two miles bringing you to the Haven and down to the seafront with views of the island, one further incline then it’s back through residential roads to the village finishing in the square to a large crowd of supporters.

Our first man home was Stu Backhouse in a PB time of 36:49 and lady was Judy McCabe also 3rd Vet 35 in a PB time of 41:10 – special well done to you two! We also saw a club race debut for Sarah Smith in a time of 1:05:13 – brilliant and here’s to many more.

Below are the chip times for all and highlighted are those achieving a 10k PB:


Also thank you to our supporters Sarah Sharp and Oscar Turtle – superb cheering and photography skills!

Awards Evening 2015

Saturday 5th December the Riverside Centre hosted our annual awards evening. Lots of food, drink and fun was had.

We also gave out lots of awards some earnt and some being voted for by club and committee members. The first awards were for the Hampshire Road Running League placing in the 2014/15 season points being awarded for club finishing position and if you attained a PB, sponsored by Love Running


3rd – Simon Randall

2nd – Dan Shortman

1st – Martin Keyworth


3rd – Tarnia Taylor

2nd – Jodie Giffard

1st – Judy McCabe

The Dave & Iris Dellar nominated club run:

Iris Dellar Trophy

3rd – Hayley Baxter – 15 seconds

2nd – Claire Campbell – 8 seconds

1st – Jodie Giffard – 7 seconds

Dave Dellar Trophy

3rd – Tom Martin – 20 seconds

2nd – Kev Rann & Andrew Tapsell – 11 seconds

1st – Garry Henwood – 1 second

For the top three finishing male and females at the Isle of Wight Half Marathon hosted by Ryde Harriers:

Females: Julie Dixon 3rd, Rose Sexton 2nd & Judy McCabe 1st

Males: Dan Faulkner 3rd, Simon Randall 2nd & Stu Backhouse 1st

Our club Winter series 2014/15, points awarded for helping and closest to the nominated times:

3rd Sharon Smith 290 points, 2nd Shelly Harris 317 points, 1st Trish Train 334 points

Our club Summer series 2015:

3rd Shelly Harris 186 points, 2nd Tim Keyte 209 points, 1st Trish Train 227 points

Finally IOWRR’s had the opportunity to vote for Female runner of the year, Male runner of the year and Most Improved, with the committee voting for the Achievement Award.

Female Runner of the Year:

Nominated: Judy McCabe, Elaine Harris, Sarah Holmes

Winner – Judy Mccabe

Male Runner of the Year:

Nominated: George Butler, Danny Faulkner, Pete Sexton, Dave Cass

Winner: Danny Faulkner

Most Improved Runner:

Nominated: Sarah Holmes, George Butler, Danny Faulkner, Bridget Keyte, Judy McCabe

Winner: Danny Faulkner

Achievement Award:

Sarah Sharp

London Marathon Places – Tracey Pole & Tim Keyte

All very worthy nominations and winners, a successful year for the members and the club – keep up the good work!

Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon and Ultra

Two IOWRR’s  battled wind and rain to complete the 2015 Coastal Marathon and Ultra being 26.2 and 31 miles respectively. The ultra was an addition to the already run marathon and half marathon all in aid of the RNLI. Both are multi-terrian and flat with some fantastic views across Langstone Harbour, running from South Parade Pier to the end of Hayling Billy Line with the marathon returning at this point. The ultra follows the waterside marathon route and adds in some raw elements of a loop around the west side of Hayling island. Then returning to the finish line at the Pyramid Centre.


This was Steve’s 122nd marathon and Ians first ultra – well done both of you, fantastic results:

Steve Hickman – 413th – 04:25:13

Ian Russell –  122nd – 05:00:44


Chilly Hilly

30 IOWRR’s took to the hills of West Wight to partake in the Chilly Hilly 10 miles. It was unseasonably warm but it lived up to the second part of the race name – hilly!


This was the inaugural race orchestrated by West Wight Sports Centre, Love Running and GP Sports. A massive thank you from IOWRR’s – the marshalls, running of the race and momento were brilliant.

The course starts and finishes at West Wight Sports Centre, takes in the hills of Freshwater and Totland, a circular route with spectacular views:


The results of the race:



Excellent running from you all and a special thank you to those who helped this race become the success it was!


Saxon Shore Marathon

Steve Rumsey travelled to Kent for a jaunt along the Saxon Shore Way where it winds its way up the coast. The course is very flat, with a few undulations, the surface is very good indeed, all hard surfaces and will be mud free despite the wind and rain! The course was 5 laps of 5.24 miles, a total of 73 people completed this marathon.

Steve held first position for nearly 26 miles and just pipped to the post at the end. Very well done Steve an impressive time:

Stephen Rumsey 03:16:26

Victory 5

A hardy 9 people travelled across for the Victory 5 miles, the last HRRL race of the year. The morning after the night before, being our awards evening so a special well done to those fuelled on curry and a late night!

They battled wind and rain which made the opportunity of a PB slim but Judy managed it – the day after winning Woman of the Year at the Club awards, well deserved!

The course is an out and back starting and finishing on The Mountbatten track, along the sea wall so a very exposed course in windy weather then a loop around Lakeside. Due to being nearly entirely flat this race attracts a high calibre of athletes.

Position Name Chip Time
143 Alan Rowe 31.59
275 Judy McCabe 35.06
318 Polly Segar 36.14
338 Garry Sharp 36.53
408 Karen Phillips 39.46
498 Claire Campbell 44.01
529 Sarah Sharp 45.19
556 Sue Hunter 47.07
624 Tracy Pole 53.55


Meon Valley Marathon

We had  one IOWRR travel to Meon Valley in Southampton to take on a muddy multi-terrain Marathon.


With over 800 metres of elevation the course is run on country lanes, trails and grass, this is a challenging marathon, but rewards you with fabulous views over the beautiful Meon Valley, across Hampshire to the Isle of Wight.

Run mainly on footpaths, bridleways and byways, there will be route-marking with signs and repeater tape and multiple water/feed stations along the way.

meonThe route has technical challenges with slippery descents on chalky tracks, and is muddy in places, but the entire route should be runnable.

In a field of 133 finishers Ian came 93rd in a time of 05:24:10 – Excellent running in some tough conditions!

Gosport Half Marathon

We had an astounding number travel across for the 30th Gosport Half Marathon. A total of 50 started the race on Sunday, conditions weren’t ideal, with Storm Abigail in full force.


The route as per recent years a deviation to the normal single lap; started and finished from Browndown Road by Bay House School, along the seafront through Lee-On-The-Solent as far as Salterns Road, then loop back along the bottom promenade for two laps:


The course attracts 2,000 runners and always sells-out, a fast, flat and well orchestrated race. Despite the gale force winds 19 of our runners achieved personal bests (highlighted below):

Position Firstname Lastname Chip Time
125 Dave Cass 01:27:21
230 Matthew Fletcher 01:31:53
262 Peter Sexton 01:32:12
270 Tim Cordery 01:33:12
274 Judy Mccabe 01:33:50
408 Rosanna Sexton 01:36:58
471 Gordon Mucklow 01:39:54
478 Ryan Chandler 01:40:47
583 Tim Howell 01:43:03
621 Mike Kimber 01:44:32
625 Steve Webb 01:44:44
647 Ian Russell 01:46:04
671 Kevin Fry 01:46:08
703 Tim Keyte 01:46:50
758 Elaine Harris 01:48:48
754 Patricia Train 01:48:48
782 Julie Dixon 01:49:47
788 Julie Salter 01:49:55
862 Glen Jones 01:52:17
861 Karen Phillips 01:52:29
890 Keith Ruth 01:53:30
949 Claire Howard 01:55:18
952 Louise Dover 01:55:24
950 Andrew Tapsell 01:55:32
981 Sarah Holmes 01:56:32
992 Julie Ray 01:57:02
1035 Thomas Martin 01:58:32
1044 Kelly Forster 01:58:38
1072 Peter Dixon 01:59:40
1102 Simon Wray 02:00:33
1103 Alison Batchelor 02:00:40
1109 Claire Harvey 02:00:53
1186 Fay Tosdevin 02:04:38
1228 Sarah Sharp 02:06:28
1359 Jane Andrew 02:14:26
1364 Pat Harris 02:14:37
1376 Sharon Smith 02:16:01
1418 Lucy Deville 02:20:03
1434 Shelley Harris 02:21:18
1473 Karen Smith 02:26:03
1502 Tracey Houdoire 02:33:21
1507 Stella Morgan 02:33:46
1508 Tracy Pole 02:34:39
1536 Lyn Snow 02:45:55
1552 Coral Leach 02:57:50
1557 Nicola Henry-mildenhall 02:59:34

Absolutely brilliant running from all despite a few having to pull out of the race.