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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!


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


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
2nd Mens Team 6th Mens Team
1st Ladies Team
BAXTER, Hayley


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!!


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

End of Summer Season 2014

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:

Position Name Points
1st Garry Sharp 271
2nd Trish Train 266
3rd Kev Rann 240
4th Elaine Harris 232
5th Tim Keyte 232
6th Rich Whittington 223
7th Julie Ray 216
8th Dave Smith 205
9th Si Wray 202
10th Tim Cordery 192


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.


Victory 5 Mile HRRL September 2014

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:

Position Name Chip Time
54 Si Randall 00:29:36
130 Danial Shortman 00:32:38
234 Kev Rann 00:35:49
285 Kev Fry 00:37:48
289 Dave Smith 00:37:55
298 Trish Train 00:38:28
371 Karen Phillips 00:41:54
399 Julie Rasmussen 00:43:36
439 Sarah Sharp 00:46:53
482 Stella Morgan 00:54:30


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!

Fell Running Weekend 2014

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!

Isle of Wight Half Marathon

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:

Name Womens Position Chip Position
BAXTER, Hayley 10 01:44:40
MCCABE, Judy 15 01:48:51
HARRIS, Elaine 16 01:48:55
ELLIOTT, Zoe 19 01:50:23
BATCHELOR, Alison 20 01:51:53
TRAIN, Trish 29 01:55:16
DIXON, Julie 33 01:56:38
ADAMS, Clare 34 01:56:48
SALTER, Julie 42 02:00:35
RAY, Julie 55 02:07:10
TRUCKEL, Sara 56 02:07:12
HUNTER, Sue 69 02:11:30
SMITH, Sharon 88 02:17:16
RANDALL, Jo 101 02:37:32
HARRIS, Shelley 103 02:38:39


Name Mens Position Chip Position
CAMERON, Paul 2 01:16:04
BACKHOUSE, Stuart 13 01:24:09
SEXTON, Peter 21 01:29:08
CORDERY, Timothy 32 01:27:39
CASS, Dave 33 01:32:55
SHARP, Garry 39 01:34:32
COULTRUP, Michael 77 01:41:45
KEYTE, Tim 83 01:43:18
RUSSELL, Ian 85 01:43:31
SCOTT-DENNESS, Nick 101 01:48:48
FRY, Kevin 117 01:51:41
TAPSELL, Andrew 128 01:53:55
HICKMAN, Stephen 131 01:55:03
SMITH, David 153 01:59:15
COLE, Darren 176 02:05:33
HARRIS, Pat 207 02:20:53


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.

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Club 10K Championships

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!

Nominated Race:

1st – Ian Dyer – Donating £100 to Parkinsons UK, IOW Branch

2nd – Garry Sharp

3rd – Julie Caudle & Tim Cordery


Ladies Race:

1st Hayley Baxter
2nd Clare Adams
3rd Jodie (Judy) Gifford

Men’s Race:

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.

Social Calendar

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.