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Hampshire Cross Country – by Trevor McAlister


On Saturday it was the fifth and final fixture of the Hampshire XC League, and the location set in the New Forest didn’t disappoint. With this fixture being closer to home, our hardy group of Ryde Harriers were afforded a later than usual start in the morning, but the crossing on the Hover soon shook […]

The Great South Run by Zoe Pattison


Sunday 25th of October brought around the Great South Run.  The course consists of many historic views around Portsmouth including the Cathedral and the honoured permission to run past the Royal Navy Ships.  I have seen the Great South Run from a spectator’s view many times and hoped one day to be a part of […]

The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 by Abi Cooke

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(You might want to have a cup of tea and a snack while you read this!) In February after going through a bit of a rough patch, my super runner Brother Paul, suggested we enter an ultra ‘to cheer you up’.  I think it says something about my state of mind at the time that […]

Shaftesbury Grand Tri Weekend by Abi Cooke

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Last weekend four Ryde Harriers, Cherry, Philippa, Sally and Abi with Julie Salter from Isle of Wight Road Runners all took a road trip down to the lovely village of Wimborne St-Giles to take part in the Grand Tri Run Weekend. The event is a weekend long mini-festival of triathlon and running, all taking place […]

London Marathon 2015

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This was my 2nd London Marathon – last year was a nightmare for me and I hated every minute of it!  So I entered again with the main aim to enjoy it more, to take in the sights and to smile!! Sunday morning, the weather was nice and cool, no sun – already different to […]