The Summer Season came to a close last night, 18/09/14.
The final race was a 5.04 miles nominated around Newport. The overall winners were guest to the club Joe Wade bringing in the men and Trish Train for the women.
For nominated times Nick Scott-Denness was closest at 3 seconds adrift, followed by Trish and then Garry.
Post run meet was held at Newport Football Club, where we were greeted with a bar, a mountain of chips and bread-a-plenty courtesy of the club.
Points were totted up by the Womens Captain Julie Ray and Chairman Kev Winchcombe. The final results are as follows:
Which meant that Birthday boy Garry Sharp was awarded the summer series shield!
A staggering 82 members achieved points over the summer series. 31 of those scored over 100 and 9 above the 200 mark. Which is a record number for the club!
A big thank you to all that attended over the summer and a special thanks to those that helped out, back-marked and time kept to make this series a success.
Bright and sunny conditions were back drop to the Victory 5 mile HRRL race which took place from the Mounbatten Centre in Portsmouth on Sunday 14th September.
The Isle of Wight Road Runners had a team of 10 participate.
The superb results were:
Congratulations to all of those that raced and of the 10 Road Runners 8 of you took on the 5 mile race for the first time!
29 Isle of Wight Road Runners took to the hills of Ventnor to participate in the Isle of Wight Fell Running Championship Series on 13th and 14th September.
The weekend consisted of three grueling races over the two days which saw competitors run 2.7, 7.6 and finally 12 miles.
Those competing were treated to some beautiful views, huge hills and exhilarating descents.
Of the 13 ladies who competed Jodie Gifford was the first Road Runner and Islander back with a position of 16th over the three races followed by Elaine Harris (19th) and Alison Batchelor (24th) who made up our first ladies team placing 5th, and first islanders women team.
There were 16 RR men and over the three races Stu Backhouse finished an impressive 18th followed by Pete Wilmott (31st) and Mick Coultrup (46th). The mens team were 9th and we had a total of three mens and three ladies teams for the weekend of races – so a great turn out for the Club, well done to all who participated and also a big thank you to those who supported the club!
110 ladies & 224 men crossed the finish line of the Isle of Wight Half Marathon 2014. The club enjoyed a fantastic turnout of 31 runners, and also lots of club members offering their services to marshal and man water stations and cheer along the route. Which was very much appreciated!
Below are the official chip timings and finishing positions:
Absolutely brilliant performances from everyone. Paul, Stu and Pete picked up the first mens team and Tim, Dave and Garry got third – well done boys! Hayley, Judy and Elaine got first womens team and Zoe, Alison and Trish picked up third ladies – well done girls!
Many thanks to Ryde Harriers for another well organised event and also special thanks to all those that helped out and supported the IWRR’s.
Hot humid temperatures were the backdrop for the Club 10K Championship in July 2014 with 49 club members, and lots of others in attendance kindly giving their time to marshal, time-keep and hand out much needed water!
1st – Ian Dyer – Donating £100 to Parkinsons UK, IOW Branch
2nd – Garry Sharp
3rd – Julie Caudle & Tim Cordery
1st Hayley Baxter
2nd Clare Adams
3rd Jodie (Judy) Gifford
1st – Paul Cameron 36:15
2nd – Pete Sexton 38:35
3rd – Si Randall 39:45
All the runners and helpers were rewarded with bags from SkinTrade filled with some amazing goodies kindly donated by Love Running – given out with a smile by the wonderful Jo Randall.
The IWRR hold an annual Awards Evening where we celebrate the achievements of the year. This is held at the Riverside Centre in November. Tickets are available from Love Running from two months before to include a buffet dinner and quiz. The main awards – Top Male, Female and Most Improved are voted for by club members.
The Club also hold a summer event usually in the form of a curry night, information can be found on the forum.
2014 saw the introduction of a club away day to Salisbury for the Salisbury 54321 group of races, the club arranged coach and ferry travel for all members. This was brilliant fun and sure to make an appearance in the 2015 calendar.