All-Island Running Club Meet-Up

Ryde Harriers had the honour of hosting the most recent of the All-Island running club meet ups with 56 runners from a host of clubs across the Island meeting at Ryde Rowing Club to show the unity and friendliness of athletics. A specially designed course of twenty minutes out-and-back saw the horde of fluorescent, lycra-clad runners confusing the diners on Union Street by snaking up and then back down Ryde’s main drag.

The latest club night event saw 33 runners taking on the 5km handicap. With handicaps based on previous best performance, this race can be painful for those out of top shape whilst improvers can see a marked difference. In the women’s race the recently joined Lucy Diamond showed her continuing improvement as she finished three minutes ahead of Clayre Brown in second. In the men’s race Sam Cleare romped home but as he was running as a guest the points went to Simon Joy with Trevor McAllister in second place.