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61ST I.O.W Marathon 2017 by Terry Smith

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I have been asked by our club captain to share my experience of the IOW Marathon. So, how did my race all come about? The good old fashioned new year’s resolution had struck on this one. The resolution was to lose weight, I was a fairly hefty 96kg in January this year, which is a […]

Captain’s Report – August 2017

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Peter Young started off the month with an outstanding performance in the European Masters Championship Half Marathon, bring home the gold. Peter has been training hard at the track for over a year and it has certainly payed off, it just goes to show you are never too old to be fast. Myself and Rodney […]

Captain’s Report – June 2017

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June has been a busy month filled with some fantastic races. The month was started off with the festival of running, where the popular Needles half was joined by the 5k & 10k on the Saturday, and the Needles marathon on the Sunday. There were some excellent times recorded for these races, on what is […]

Captain’s Report – April 2017

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Its spring again, there’s bird song in the air, and the groans of weary marathon runners. Adam & Andrew started the month off with outstanding performances at Manchester Marathon both getting under 3 hours, with Andrew’s time resulted in him being selected to run for England at the Chester Marathon in October. There were also […]

Captain’s Report – February 2017

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February saw the final two races in the Harriers cross country series, with the weather having softened up the course a little bit since the first race the going was a bit more challenging. Its great to so many having a go at cross country for the first time, perhaps we will see more of […]

Captain’s Report – December

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December brought surprisingly good weather, with both the Chilly Hilly and the Abnormal Snowman races not being accompanied by conditions that match their names, although both were deferentially hilly. There was a good turnout for the boxing day run, including Jess Martin (Andrews) and with hubby Dan Martin (international cyclist). Results for Popham (HXCL) 3rd […]

Captain’s Report – October

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October has been a very busy month for both runners and race organisers, a big thank you to all those that marshalled and supported the IOW marathon. The month started off with the Queensgate 5k and 10-mile race through the grounds of Osborn house, with those doing marathon training using it as the last training […]

Captain’s Report – August

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August has been all about distance running, with most of the Harriers doing some serious mileage in preparation for the 60th IOW marathon that is fast approaching. But some of us have just been frolicking around. September sees the first race in the 2016/17 Hampshire road race league, we need to try and get full […]

Captain’s Report – June

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Early June saw the final race in the Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL) 2015-2016 season, D-Day 10k, where a big team of Ryde Harriers were able to pull off an outstanding last ditch effort. The ladies’ A team finished top of the 3rd division. They gain promotion to the second division next season. The men’s […]