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Natwest Island Games

We have a club member competing in The Natwest Island Games being held in Jersey.

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Paul Cameron is competing in the Half Marathon, and the 10,000m on track. He has successfully completed the Half Marathon in 78:29 coming in a brilliant 18th out of a highly competitive field of 33 men and the 10,000m which was held today he ran a 34:20 for 12th place battling with a pulled leg muscle – superb running for the Island!

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Brading 10k

51 IOWRR took part in Ryde Harriers Brading 10k road race on Sunday.

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This annual race starts and finishes at Smallbrook Stadium track. It then proceeds along open roads to Brading from Ashey Road, along Beaper Shute past Tesco then back down to the stadium, an undulating course which makes it a hard course to PB on, but some RR’s managed just that.

Chip Time Name POS GEN GEN CAT CAT
00:35:04 MCGRATH, Aaron 1 M 1 SM 1
00:36:54 BACKHOUSE, Stuart 2 M 2 M40 1
00:37:46 FAULKNER, Daniel 3 M 3 SM 2
00:38:59 WILMOTT, Peter 7 M 7 M45 2
00:39:07 RANDALL, Simon 8 M 8 M40 3
00:39:13 RUMSEY, Steve 10 M 10 M45 3
00:39:15 KENNEY, Nick 11 M 11 M45 4
00:41:02 CORDERY, Timothy 14 M 14 M45 5
00:41:09 FLETCHER, Matt 15 M 15 M40 4
00:41:25 CHANDLER, Dustin 18 M 18 SM 6
00:42:46 TUCK, Graham 22 M 22 M60 1
00:43:05 BENNETT, Steve 24 M 24 M55 2
00:43:51 SEGAR, Polly 26 F 1 SF 1
00:44:08 COULTRUP, Michael 29 M 27 M45 8
00:44:33 MASTERTON, Keith 31 M 29 M55 3
00:44:50 FESSEY, Andrew 33 M 30 M50 2
00:45:13 GIFFARD, Jodie 36 F 4 SF 2
00:45:18 RANN, Kevin 37 M 33 M40 5
00:45:47 BLUNDEN, Danni 41 M 37 SM 10
00:46:49 BAXTER, Hayley 44 F 5 F35 1
00:47:19 WILLIAMS, Daniel 46 M 41 SM 12
00:47:49 HARRIS, Elaine 47 F 6 F50 1
00:48:46 FRY, Kevin 58 M 51 M45 13
00:48:47 SCOTT-DENNESS, Nick 59 M 52 M40 8
00:48:48 WEBB, Steve 61 M 53 M45 14
00:48:54 TRAIN, Trish 63 F 10 F45 3
00:49:15 TAPSELL, Andrew 64 M 54 M45 15
00:50:10 BATCHELOR, Alison 67 F 11 F45 4
00:50:34 TAYLOR, Tarnia 69 F 13 F40 2
00:51:43 WRAY, Simon 76 M 62 M60 5
00:51:52 DOVER, Louise 77 F 15 SF 5
00:51:52 SMITH, David 78 M 63 SM 18
00:52:20 MUCKLOW, Clare 82 F 16 F40 3
00:52:51 LEAHY, Kieran 84 M 67 SM 21
00:53:06 HOWARD, Claire 85 F 18 F50 3
00:54:09 ATTWOOD, Fiona 91 F 22 F35 5
00:54:26 RASMUSSEN, Julie 92 F 23 F40 4
00:54:26 CAUDLE, Julie 93 F 24 F50 4
00:58:18 SMITH, Sharon 108 F 35 F35 6
01:00:58 HUNTER, Sue 112 F 39 F55 3
01:01:24 DEVILLE, Lucy 113 F 40 F60 1
01:01:57 WADE, Matthew 115 M 74 SM 24
01:03:02 SHARP, Calli 117 F 43 JF 1
01:03:03 SHARP, Sarah 118 F 44 F40 8
01:05:43 LEACH, Coral 120 F 46 F45 8
01:08:16 MORGAN, Stella 127 F 52 F40 11
01:08:37 HOUDOIRE, Tracey 128 F 53 F50 7
01:09:34 POLE, Tracy 131 F 56 SF 11
01:13:20 MERRY, Sharon 133 F 58 F40 12
01:14:58 RANDALL, Jo 138 F 62 F40 14
01:20:11 DYER, Ian 143 M 78 M40 11

An astonishing number of individual awards for our club were achieved. We placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd men and 1st lady, as well as 22 1st-3rd in male and female age categories!!

Finally we also cleared the board with teams of three as we had so many entrants:

Pos Men
1 MCGRATH, Aaron BACKHOUSE, Stuart FAULKNER, Daniel
2 WILMOTT, Peter RANDALL, Simon RUMSEY, Steve
4 KENNEY, Nick CORDERY, Timothy FLETCHER, Matt
5 CHANDLER, Dustin TUCK, Graham BENNETT, Steve
7 COULTRUP, Michael MASTERTON, Keith FESSEY, Andrew
10 RANN, Kevin BLUNDEN, Danni WILLIAMS, Daniel
12 FRY, Kevin SCOTT-DENNESS, Nick WEBB, Steve
14 TAPSELL, Andrew WRAY, Simon SMITH, David
15 LEAHY, Kieran WADE, Matthew DYER, Ian
Women
1 SEGAR, Polly GIFFARD, Jodie BAXTER, Hayley
3 HARRIS, Elaine TRAIN, Trish BATCHELOR, Alison
5 TAYLOR, Tarnia DOVER, Louise MUCKLOW, Clare
6 HOWARD, Claire ATTWOOD, Fiona RASMUSSEN, Julie
8 CAUDLE, Julie SMITH, Sharon HUNTER, Sue
10 DEVILLE, Lucy SHARP, Calli SHARP, Sarah
11 LEACH, Coral MORGAN, Stella HOUDOIRE, Tracey
13 POLE, Tracy MERRY, Sharon RANDALL, Jo

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Salomon Trail Half Marathon

Lou Dover and Tim Howell travelled to Wales and undertook a Trail Wales event, the 4th Salomon Half Marathon alongside over 550 other runners.

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The race commenced and finished in Coed y Brenin Forest Park in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.  A scenic but tough Half Marathon, the park is a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests.

  • Tim Howell – 02:24:21 – 253rd
  • Louise Dover – 02:24:21 – 254th

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An extremely hard run – superb times and running from you both!

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) Round-The-Island Run

Ian Dyer and friends took on the enormous challenge to circumnavigate the island over two days. The course stuck mainly to the coastal path which can be hilly and uneven under foot making it a hard run.

The course is 70 miles long and was to raise money for Graeme Blenkinsop who sadly passed away 2006. Day 1 covered 37 miles starting East Cowes and finishing Grange Farm Campsite in Brighstone. Sunday saw them start at the campstie running 31 miles finishing at Cowes High School, passing those that ran the Needles XC Half Marathon.

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A brilliant feat for an excellent cause, well done Ian!

Needles XC Half Marathon

A staggering 68 IWRR’s represented the club at the Needles XC Half Marathon which is organised by club members and West Wight Sports Center with lots more IWRR’s supporting this local race marshalling and cheering on the runners.

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This is a tough course which was made even tougher with the sweltering mid-day heat of Sunday.  A very picturesque route traversing beaches, paths and fields. For some of the road runners this was their first time racing this distance and for others a club debut race so a huge well done for tackling such a hard Half Marathon and some even managed a course PB.

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Our runners scooped a lot of the team prizes coming home with first and second men’s and women’s teams. First, second and third mixed teams!

needlex3A host of individual prizes including first IOW woman and 2nd V35 for Judy with Hayley 3rd V35. For the men Paul was 2nd overall, 1st IOW man home and also 1st V40!! Aaron was 3rd Senior man, Stu was 2nd V40 with Nick 3rd V40. Finally Pete was 1st V50:

Pos Gun Name
2 80:05:00 Paul Cameron
4 85:01:00 Aaron McGrath
6 88:30:00 Daniel Faulkner
9 90:56:00 Stuart Backhouse
13 93:39:00 Nick Kenney
16 95:00:00 Peter Sexton
24 97:45:00 Stewart Shepherd
30 99:09:00 Tim Cordery
34 01:40:47 Judy Mccabe
38 01:42:40 Matthew Fletcher
45 01:45:18 Ian Russell
46 01:46:15 Steve Bennett
50 01:47:38 Dustin Chandler
52 01:48:38 Paul Martin
55 01:49:20 Hayley Baxter
62 01:50:38 Michael Coultrup
63 01:50:38 Jodie Giffard
72 01:52:15 Kevin Rann
83 01:54:28 Daniel Williams
85 01:54:30 Danny Blunden
93 01:55:29 Tim Keyte
94 01:55:29 Kevin Winchcombe
103 01:56:44 Martin Keyworth
104 01:56:45 Noel Finn
105 01:57:06 Ian Cullingworth
109 01:57:42 Margaret Niland-Murphy
113 01:58:10 Elaine Harris
129 02:00:16 Polly Segar
138 02:01:40 Nick Scott-denness
141 02:02:21 Stephen Hickman
142 02:02:22 Kevin Fry
146 02:02:56 Alison Batchelor
149 02:03:18 Keith Masterton
151 02:03:41 Julie Dixon
156 02:04:17 Nick Dover
157 02:04:17 Tim Howell
158 02:04:18 Louise Dover
172 02:07:09 George Butler
173 02:07:09 Tarnia Taylor
176 02:07:55 Victoria Walker
179 02:08:30 Clare Mucklow
195 02:10:41 Roger Merry
201 02:12:04 Helen Batchelor
202 02:12:05 Julie Salter
203 02:12:06 Zoe Elliott
213 02:13:13 Simon Wray
214 02:13:13 Thomas Martin
215 02:13:13 Karen Phillips
234 02:16:31 Julie Caudle
237 02:17:06 Claire Campbell
246 02:19:08 Glen Jones
259 02:24:01 Julie Ray
260 02:24:05 Julie Rasmussen
261 02:24:19 Fay Tosdevin
270 02:27:00 Sharon Smith
272 02:27:10 Lisa Upstell
292 02:35:18 Bridget Keyte
301 02:38:49 Lucy Deville
302 02:40:03 Patrick Harris
307 02:41:24 Claire Harvey
308 02:41:24 Dawn Pointer
309 02:41:55 Belinda Rockall
318 02:53:26 Shelley Harris
320 02:56:25 Jane Andrew
325 03:05:15 Coral Leach
326 03:05:31 Jo Randall
332 03:17:57 Tracy Pole
336 03:30:40 Mark Turtle
337 03:30:41 Garry Sharp

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South Downs Way Relay 2015

At 5:30am Sat 6th June we had 8 IWRR’s gather at Beachy Head to attempt a relay of 100 miles of the South Downs Way. Those intrepid runners were Phil Mannall, Mick Coultrup, Darren Cole, Stu Backhouse, Andy MacArthur and Dave Cass with superb support from John Dudok and Steve Hickman driving, navigating and time keeping the runners.

Beachy Head

The course is from Beachy Head to Winchester, divided into 18 legs of between 3.75 and 8 miles. Almost entirely off-road, with some very difficult and even dangerous terrain – numerous ascents, excruciatingly steep, or long, or both. Against other teams of 6 runners, each tackling 3 non-consecutive legs, a challenging time limit of 11:15 hours was set for completion of leg 15 and a final completion of 14:30 hours.

race start

The race started well with Andy covering the first 6 mile leg in 48 minutes!

andy

The runners were frequently alone, except for the odd encounter with walkers, cows or sheep, or even a few other runners, there were no marshals en route, no one to yell encouragement, and no immediate help around. There are no race direction signs, no distance markers, and no water stations – so they each had an Ordnance Survey map to hand to get from one check-point to the next, with only a couple of minor mishaps along the way.

Every one of our runners kept the pace below their predicted times to reach leg 15 in sufficient time to continue with the race.

Stuart Backhouse finished the final 5.5 mile leg in 32 minutes, meaning the IWRR Team completed the event in just short of 14 hours – over 30 minutes ahead of schedule! So we placed 19th out of 29 in Cat A and 30th out of the 64 that completed the relay.

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Well done all on your brilliant running, comradery and supporting of each other.

SDRW website excerpt:

“Racing is ultimately a selfish activity: you’re doing it to improve your PB, or to win a prize, or add to your medal collection. In the SDR, you’re running for the team, not yourself, and the enjoyment lies in playing your part well and helping others to do the same.”

D-Day 10k

We had two IWRR’s travel to Portsmouth for the D-Day 10k.

This is the final race of the HRRL season, it’s a fast, flat and mostly traffic free course around Lakeside, North Harbour.

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Steve Rumsey – 60th – 38:58  (PB!)

Sue Hunter – 529th – 60:13

Well done both of you, brilliant representation of the club at a HRRL event!

The Ox Races

Nine IWRR’s travelled across to the next set of races hosted by White Star Running.

Ox

We had runners enter each of the races; Ox Half, Ox Full Marathon and the Ox Ultra (35 miles).

All courses set in the beautiful rolling hills (big hills) of Wiltshire and the Rushmore Estate. The terrain is undulating rough woodland trail and very steep in places.

 

Half
Position Name Chip Time
8 Daniel Faulkner 01:49:07
108 George Butler 02:32:02
Full
Position Name Gun Time
17 Michael Coultrup 04:04:04
68 Andrew Tapsell 05:03:15
69 Tanya Taylor 05:03:16
70 Stephen Hickman 05:03:25
71 Kevin Winchcombe 05:03:26
104 Claire Campbell 05:30:44
Ultra
Position Name Gun Time
154 Pat Harris 09:04:12

Some brilliant running from all – very tough conditions rewarded by a t-shirt and some beautiful medals!

Richmond Marathon

The final of Steve’s Fantastic Four Marathons – an amazing feat completed in 6 weeks.

This marathon is in its fourth year, the 26.2 mile course consists of 3 laps of Richmond Park. The first lap is 12 miles and follows a route around the perimeter of the park in addition to cutting through the centre. The second and third laps follow the Tamsin trail, each lap being 7.1 miles long. The start / finish area is located close to Sheen Gate on the north side of the park.

15th – S Rumsey – 03:18:10

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Milton Keynes Marathon

The Milton Keynes Marathon took place Monday 4 May.

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The course is a single lap, traffic free route on closed roads and cycle paths or “redways” as they are known locally. It combines the tree lined City Centre boulevards with many miles of leafy surrounding suburbs, lake & canal side redways. Crowd support in the town is fantastic & plenty of groups out on the more rural sections as well.

The course is gently undulating with a short hill at mile 24 and has PB potential as there is only 315ft of elevation, complete with a stadium finish.

Steve Rumsey’s third marathon in four weeks in a brilliant time of 03:17:36 in 115th.