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BognorProm 10k

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.

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A PB of 47:44 and 261st, excellent running!


Lymington Lifeboat 10k

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


Sutton 10k

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!

Preseli Beast Bach

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!

Baby Beast



Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

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!

Name Overall Rank Swim Bike Run Finish
Cole, Darren 1604 00:35:38 03:06:22 02:03:10 05:53:14


Alton 10 Miles

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!

Pos Chip Name
85 71:15:00 Judy McCabe
146 76:26:00 Kevin Rann
153 76:52:00 Martin Keyworth
248 84:07:00 Karen Phillips
254 85:01:00 Trish Train
273 86:00:00 Stephen Hickman
324 90:31:00 Thomas Martin
361 96:14:00 John Dudok
362 96:14:00 Julie Ray
399 104:05:00 Sue Hunter

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ABP Southampton Half 2015

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!

Pos Name Chip Time
149 Timothy CORDERY 01:29:21
359 Matt FLETCHER 01:34:20
476 Tim KEYTE 01:37:21
767 Martin KEYWORTH 01:42:42
932 Mark BRAZIER 01:42:43
1251 Clare ADAMS 01:49:32
1377 Nick SCOTT-DENNESS 01:49:40
1744 Abigail FARWELL 01:52:21
1745 Darren COLE 01:52:21
2390 Roger MERRY 02:03:23
2549 Sally TROTMAN 02:05:42
3155 Bridget KEYTE 02:11:15
3281 Belinda ROCKALL 02:13:47
3453 Shelley HARRIS 02:16:47
3563 Tracy POLE 02:19:16
3817 Coral LEACH 02:25:58

London Marathon 2015

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.

Place overall Name Category HALF FINISH
1919 Rumsey, Stephen 45-49 01:27:24 03:00:30
5573 Russell, Ian 18-39 01:42:02 03:27:10
7033 Mannall, Phil 45-49 01:37:35 03:34:25
10658 Segar, Polly 18-39 01:48:22 03:49:37
11970 Masterton, Keith 55-59 01:53:13 03:54:21
13991 Harris, Elaine 50-54 01:52:01 03:59:57
15764 Holmes, Sarah Jane 18-39 02:04:32 04:07:19
15843 Train, Patricia Louise 45-49 01:59:13 04:07:42
16576 Dyer, Ian 40-44 02:00:21 04:10:40
16706 Webb, Steve 45-49 02:05:01 04:11:10
21353 Caudle, Julie 50-54 02:13:33 04:28:29
34115 Harris, Pat 45-49 02:33:44 05:42:41
34118 Brennen, Shannon 40-44 02:33:45 05:42:41

Absolutely brilliant times by all!


IOW Offroad Duathlon

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.


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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.

Brutal 10k & Cani-cross – 25/04/15

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!

brutal 10k

Pos Name Time
276 Jodie Giffard 01:38:39
277 Hayley Baxter 01:38:39
285 Fiona Owen 01:39:36
286 Tarnia Taylor 01:39:37

And Claire ran with Cally:

Pos Name Time
8 Claire Campbell 01:27:08