ISLE OF WIGHT MARATHON RACE
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A brand new course of one lap featuring the much quieter roads on the west of the island These are the undulating town and rural roads through Cowes, Gurnard, Rew Street, Porchfield, Shalfleet, Yarmouth, Afton, Willmingham, Thorley, Wellow, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Northwood, Cowes. Marker boards at each mile point. The course is not suitable for wheelchairs. Follow this link for the Marathon Route on MapMyRun.
There are eight drinks stations at approximately 3 Mile intervals with seven sponge stations in between. Competitors may leave their own Special Drinks at registration to be taken to any designated drinks station.
Medals will be awarded to all finishers.
Concessionary rate travel on Ferries is being offered by Wightlink details will be provided on entry.
2006 was a very important year in the history of the Isle of Wight Marathon, it was the 50th running of this race, now we have started on the next 50 !.
It has been run continuously since 1957, making it the longest running (and one of the first to be held) in the U.K.
The categories and existing records can be found here.
A special series of web pages has been assembled for this event, with stories, memorabilia and photos, it is linked here .
A special page which allows you to search all of the Marathon Results back to 1957 has also been constructed, this is really worth a look if you can remember back then !!! Link to it here
Some of the runners are regulars and have been returning for many years, take a look at this anecdote written by Jim Parker of Crawley A.C.
Follow this link to see a selection of Photographs from the 2006 race
Photographs from the 2007 race
Photographs from the 2008 race
Photographs from the 2009 race
Photographs from the 2010 race
Records - Follow this Link for all Past Winners