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Hampshire XC League – Popham Airfield

Popham Airfield in Basingstoke was the venue for the 3rd Hampshire Cross Country League match.

Two Isle of Wight Road Runners in attendance and results as follows:

  • Paul Cameron 36th 34:34
  • Graham Tuck 159th 41:27

The men had good weather but not a typical XC course as Popham was a flat looped course.

Well run Paul and Graham, and a club debut too.

Godshill Massive Fun Run

On 30th November a fun run organised by Mick Coultrup and his Godshill Massive went ahead.

Invites were issued to all island clubs with all abilities welcome to run the 7.2 miles. All proceeds of both run and cake sale were to go towards the Godshill Church wall restoration. The grand total of funds was £774.50, so well done to Mick and all those that attended this well presented local run.

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Isle of Wight Awards Evening November 2015

Another excellent evening organised by our committee, thank you!

A run down of the evening from our Chairman Kev:

Well the morning after an incredible evening. I would imagine many of you are at home nursing a hang over.

Thanks should go to the Riverside Centre for some top nosh and their hospitality. Also to Danny Neale who provided the tunes throughout the evening.

Thanks to Mr & Mrs Hickman for being our guests of honour and assisting with presenting the awards.

Thanks to Dave for sorting all the trophies out, collating the award winners and for being very devious and keeping the 3rd London Marathon place up his sleeve until the end. Top man

Congratulations to all the award winners and the lucky three, who in the New Year will need to start training for the London Marathon.

So the nominations for each award and the winners winners were:

Club Achievement Award – Voted by the Committee
Dave Cass

Best Female Runner – Voted by all Club Members
Nominations
Elaine Harris
Hayley Baxter
Jodie Giffard
Winner – Jodie Giffard

Best Male Runner – Voted for by all Club Members
Nominations
Steve Hickman
Dave Cass
Garry Sharp
Winner – Dave Cass

Most Improved Runner – Voted for by all Club Members
Nominations
Garry Sharp
Coral Leach
Tarnia Taylor
Winner – Tarnia Taylor

Honorary Life Memberships Awarded to:
Kev Fry
Julie Ray

London Marathon Places:
Ian Russell
Shannon Brennan
Pat Harris

Consolations IW. Marathon Places to:
Sally Trotman
Garry Sharp
Kev Fry
Tim Keyte
Bridget Keyte

Ticket Draw
New Brooks Running Shoes – Kev Fry
An item of Club Clothing – George Butler
A Years Membership – Alison Batchelor

Finally, thanks to everyone for coming along and making it the night it was. Make sure you all put the 6 December 2015 in your diaries for next year’s presentation night. Hope to see as many members there as possible.

Gosport Half Marathon 2014

45 Isle of Wight Road Runners joined a field of nearly 2,000 runners to take part in the 29th Gosport Half Marathon.

This year was a change in course which saw runners complete two laps of Lee esplanade then into the village of Stubbington and finish back at Browndown Road.

The runners were greeted at the start with a very heavy downpour, but luckily the rain dissipated with just intermittent showers to contend with.

Overall Name Category Category Position Chip-to-Chip Time
75 Paul Cameron M40-44 14 01:20:59
157 Peter Sexton M50-54 4 01:25:44
196 Simon Randall M40-44 41 01:28:00
238 Timothy Cordery M45-49 16 01:29:34
326 Garry Sharp M45-49 23 01:32:57
460 Dave Cass M45-49 33 01:37:23
510 Kevin Rann Male Senior 215 01:39:10
540 Ian Russell Male Senior 225 01:40:08
586 Peter Wilmott M45-49 45 01:40:52
596 David Smith Male Senior 243 01:42:41
674 Darren Cole Male Senior 274 01:44:44
677 Kevin Winchcombe M45-49 55 01:45:22
720 Tim Keyte M45-49 66 01:46:01
789 Andrew Tapsell M45-49 71 01:48:29
825 Simon Wray M55-59 31 01:48:56
928 Roger Merry M60-64 14 01:53:41
1042 George Butler Male Senior 372 01:56:30
1117 Steve Horsey M40-44 177 01:59:32
1212 Glen Jones M40-44 463 02:02:30
1254 Paul Saunders M45-49 91 02:04:49
1415 Pat Harris M45-49 103 02:14:50
1571 Thomas Martin M60-64 24 02:35:21

 

Overall Name Category Category Position Chip-to-Chip Time
404 Judy Mccabe F35-39 16 01:35:40
461 Jodie Giffard Female Senior 25 01:37:24
539 Hayley Baxter F35-39 26 01:40:03
585 Elaine Harris F50-54 5 01:42:16
686 Rosanna Sexton Female Senior 38 01:45:25
738 Zoe Elliott F35-39 34 01:46:57
733 Tarnia Taylor F40-44 24 01:47:07
835 Patricia Train F40-44 69 01:49:26
1045 Sarah Holmes F35-39 56 01:56:35
1231 Julie Rasmussen F40-44 67 02:03:40
1226 Sharon Smith F35-39 67 02:03:43
1230 Sarah Sharp F40-44 66 02:04:19
1428 Shelley Harris F45-49 41 02:15:59
1429 Sue Hunter 78 02:16:02
1461 Belinda Rockall F45-49 48 02:18:19
1463 Bridget Keyte F45-49 49 02:18:43
1509 Shannon Brennen F40-44 101 02:23:14
1565 Tracy Pole Female Senior 183 02:34:21
1569 Emma Ram Female Senior 185 02:35:19
1572 Karen Phillips F40-44 110 02:35:20
1570 Julie Ray F45-49 55 02:35:20
1573 Sharon Merry F40-44 111 02:36:29
1574 Coral Leach F45-49 56 02:36:30

 

Congratulations to you all on some brilliant times, 21 of which were PB’s (in Bold above), some by as much as 11 minutes!! Also to those tackling the Half Marathon for the first time (highlighted Green), well done, hopefully the first of many as part of the Isle of Wight Road Runners.

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Hampshire Athletics Cross Country, Goodwood 8th November

On Saturday 8th November, 5 IWRR’s traveled to Goodwood in Chichester for the second fixture of the Hampshire Cross Country League.

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The weather was against them with high winds and torrential rain but everyone put in maximum effort.

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Ladies 6km

  • Jodie Giffard – Position 67 –  Time: 25.55
  • Tarnia Taylor – Position 106 – Time: 28.58
  • Claire Campbell – Position 128 – Time: 30.59

Mens 10km

  • Andrew MacArthur – Position 141 – Time: 36.38
  • Michael Coultrup – Position 208 – Time: 41.18

The field of participants was strong, a total of 152 women and 241 men. The ladies team placed 18th – fantastic results both individually and for the club.

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Lordshill 10 Miles 2014

30 hardy runners took to the mainland to compete today in the Lordshill 10 mile road race.

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They battled wind and rain to finish – despite this a massive 11 came away with PB’s:

Overall
Last Name First Name Club Gun-to-Chip Time Chip-to-Chip Time
47 Backhouse Stuart Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:01:40 01:01:34
64 Randall Simon Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:02:47 01:02:41
100 Kenney Nick Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:05:35 01:05:26
111 Cass Dave Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:06:23 01:06:17
154 Shortman Danial Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:08:38 01:08:16
176 Mucklow Gordon Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:10:14 01:10:07
184 Sharp Garry Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:10:39 01:10:24
237 Rann Kevin Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:14:27 01:14:11
243 Winchcombe Kevin Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:15:08 01:14:49
278 Smith David Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:17:27 01:17:11
286 Harris Elaine Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:18:06 01:17:51
287 Cole Darren Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:18:06 01:17:44
292 Fry Kevin Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:18:21 01:18:05
310 Wray Simon Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:20:03 01:19:41
315 Train Patricia Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:20:23 01:20:06
317 Batchelor Alison Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:20:37 01:20:21
323 Tapsell Andrew Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:21:14 01:20:55
327 Salter Julie Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:21:46 01:21:25
336 Ruth Keith Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:23:00 01:22:39
337 Butler George Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:23:00 01:22:40
342 Taylor Tarnia Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:23:16 01:22:56
362 Ray Julie Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:24:38 01:24:16
385 Dixon Julie Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:27:11 01:26:48
399 Martin Thomas Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:28:21 01:27:59
400 Rasmussen Julie Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:28:32 01:28:11
431 Sharp Sarah Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:33:05 01:32:42
464 Smith Sharon Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:38:06 01:37:43
483 Keyte Bridget Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:42:32 01:41:57
484 Harris Shelley Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:42:37 01:42:02
492 Newnham Georgina Isle Of Wight Road Runners 01:47:22 01:46:46

 

Well done to you all on your brilliant times and for placing so well in a field of 521 participants!

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Great South Run 2014

Over 40 Isle of Wight Road Runners crossed the Solent to join a crowd of 25,000 running in the worlds leading 10 mile IAAF Gold Label road race.

It was the 25th year and saw the largest number of entrants and this was a club best too.  Despite the crowds lots of club members managed PB’s and got the times they’d hoped for. Below is a list of those who stated club membership on entry:

Name BIB Finish Time Pos
PETER SEXTON 1505 01:03:39 183
STEWART SHEPHERD 5809 01:07:02 370
STEVEN BENNETT 3148 01:08:53 518
STEVEN APSEY 3143 01:13:43 1128
KEVIN RANN 1504 01:13:46 1139
MARK TURTLE 1181 01:14:43 1308
ROSANNA SEXTON 9747 01:17:28 1884
STEPHEN RUMSEY 6300 01:23:16 3435
SARA TRUCKEL 6301 01:23:16 3434
TARNIA TAYLOR 12826 01:23:43 3592
ROGER MERRY 3894 01:24:29 3810
KEITH RUTH 23040 01:24:29 3806
BRIAN CANNING 6289 01:24:36 3843
STEVE HORSEY 14289 01:25:57 4274
SARAH HOLMES 4693 01:26:06 4328
SHELDON BROADBRIDGE 3810 01:26:20 4417
NICK KENNEY 1503 01:27:37 4917
JULIE LAVELL 8829 01:27:37 4916
STEVEN LOCK 18918 01:28:46 5310
KEITH MASTERTON 5685 01:28:47 5315
KATIE LEWIS 4525 01:29:08 5453
JULIE CAUDLE 5481 01:29:37 5612
GARRY SHARP 7282 01:33:59 7220
SARAH SHARP 14745 01:33:59 7221
PAUL SAUNDERS 13912 01:34:42 7485
MARTIN TAYLOR 2668 01:35:29 7755
NATALIE LAZENBY 8795 01:36:07 7999
BRIAN GRIMES 8794 01:36:08 8002
SALLY TROTMAN 3745 01:40:26 9573
SIMON RICHARDSON 12632 01:44:35 10933
NICOLA THOMPSON 4497 01:48:21 11940
SHANNON BRENNEN 19237 01:49:30 12220
ANN SAUNDERS 19235 01:50:57 12568
JONI SIMPSON 14151 01:52:59 12985
PAUL SIMPSON 14229 01:53:00 12988
GEORGINA NEWNHAM 18461 01:54:54 13315
STELLA MORGAN 16535 01:55:08 13354
TRACEY HOUDOIRE 22765 01:58:35 13913
JO RANDALL 20392 02:01:15 14265

 

Well done to all that ran The Great South Run, brilliant times by everyone.  Lots of great pictures on our Facebook page, below shows some of our members donning charity vests to raise money for their chosen charity’s and others in club kit representing the Road Runners.

 

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Richmond Half Marathon

On Sunday 21st September club member Paul Cameron partook in the Richmond Running Festival.

Paul completed the Richmond Half Marathon which consisted of two laps through the famous Kew Botanical Gardens and alongside the Thames finishing in Deer Park. He ran a solo race and won this race in an outstanding time of 1:13:59. This time is inside the A Standard for consideration for next years Island Games. Congratulations Paul!

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Isle of Wight Marathon 2014

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

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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.

Chip Time Name Position
03:05:29 WILMOTT, Peter 4
03:17:24 BACKHOUSE, Stuart 10
03:27:12 MANNALL, Phil 15
03:27:53 FAULKNER, Daniel 17
03:33:18 COULTRUP, Michael 24
03:34:18 RUSSELL, Ian 25
03:40:04 GIFFARD, Jodie 34
03:40:03 CASS, Dave 35
03:44:02 MUCKLOW, Gordon 43
03:48:56 BAXTER, Hayley 49
03:56:41 MCCABE, Judy 60
03:57:58 HARRIS, Elaine 63
04:04:38 HICKMAN, Stephen 71
04:05:44 KEYTE, Tim 73
04:06:21 TAPSELL, Andrew 74
04:10:43 DYER, Ian 80
04:16:59 TAYLOR, Tarnia 85

 

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
GIFFARD, Jodie
BAXTER, Hayley
MCCABE, Judy

 

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.”

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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!!

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Finally the brilliant performances of Elaine and Jodie have resulted in Good for Age places at the Virgin London Marathon 2016.