Danny Blunden travelled to the mainland to compete in his first race as an IOWRR, this event was the 21st edition of Bognor Prom 10k Road Race. Sunshine and a light breeze was perfect for the runners that followed a flat scenic route on closed roads and promenade.
A PB of 47:44 and 261st, excellent running!
Sara Truckel competed in the 14th Lymington Lifeboat 10k.
The course follows country lanes and the flat coastal path along the sea wall with fantastic views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Both starting and finishing in Woodside Park, Lymington.
294th – Sara Truckel – 49:47
Jo and Simon Randall partook in the Sutton 10k on Sunday 10th May.
The race consists of 2 laps, passing through Nonsuch Park & Cheam Park on tarmac paths and on the surrounding roads. A short 3rd loop past the Mansion House and to the finish. Mementos were awarded to all competitors.
418th – Simon Randall – 01:03:37
419th – Jo Randall – 01:03:36
Well done both of you, excellent running!
Claire Campbell travelled to Wales and competed in The Preseli Beast Bach, which is a tough and exciting circular marked off-road/fell running race in the heart of the stunning Preseli hills, North Pembrokeshire. The run is 10.5 off-road miles with approx 1,700ft of height gain.
She finished in a very respectable:
2.08.47, 91st overall and 18th lady. “The most beautifully scenic race I have ever done by far, but certainly not an easy run!”
A few of us from the Island travelled to Mallorca for the fifth Ironman 70.3, the largest 70.3 in the world.
The task ahead of the athletes was a 1.9km sea swim in the bay of Alcudia, 56 mile single bike loop ascending the highest mountain in Mallorca and finally rounding off the race with a half marathon of three laps through Alcudia streets and port. The athletes were started in 15 waves commencing with the pro’s. by the time athletes were tackling the half marathon temperatures had reached 36*c in the shade.
Darren achieved a PB of just over 30 minutes, well done!
Ten IOWRR’s travelled to compete in the 32nd Alton 10 miles. This road race is part of the Hampshire Road Running League.
This race takes in a some picturesque views covering an undulating course through the Hampshire countryside.
A couple achieved PB’s despite the rolling nature of the course and all got some great times, well done IOWRR’s!
The final weekend event for our IOWRR’s, the inaugural Southampton Half Marathon.
15 IOWRR’s joined the 6,000 participants and we had the support from other road runners cheering us along the route. This event was superbly executed – an undulating course with some great views, four bridges were conquered and the crowd support was absolutely brilliant.
For some this was the first time they had attempted to race a Half Marathon, so a special well done to those. Despite the number of participants some achieved PB’s by as much as 14 minutes!
13 IWRR’s Completed the 35th Virgin London Marathon today.
Some tackled this distance for the first time and others have only recently completed their last marathon. Our runners received entry from ballot places, championship places, running for charities and finally the club was awarded three entries which were given out at our awards evening in November.
35,000 people will line up to take part in this world class event, the route takes in some famous landmarks of London with thousands of spectators cheering them along the way.
||Holmes, Sarah Jane
||Train, Patricia Louise
Absolutely brilliant times by all!
We had IOWRR solo entrants, team members and lots marshaling at the IOW XC Duathlon taking place Saturday morning at the Isle of Wight Mountain Biking Centre, Cheverton.
It remained cool and foggy for the duration, making the technical course very difficult to navigate. Participants had the option of a Sprint: 3KM Run, 10KM Bike finished with a 3KM Run or the Epic: 5KM Run, 20KM Bike and 5KM Run. 43 people started the race and 30 completed, showing how hard this course was.
Club Chairman Kev Winchcombe was 2nd in the sprint distance in a time of 01:23:46, Noel Finn sprint 4th – 01:33:10, Mick and his son Josh Coultrup took the sprint team 2nd in 01:46:46, Andy MacArthur was part of an epic team relay coming in 3rd 02:14:02.
Five Isle of Wight Road Runners travelled to participate in Bordon Heaths Brutal 10k, the course is a two-lap event, with undulating, twisty trails and enough mud and bog to sap the strength of even the mightiest Brutaleer!
And Claire ran with Cally: