Captain’s Report – August 2021

Captain’s Report – August 2021

August has been a busy month for the Ryde Harriers race organisers, as they worked hard to deliver the IOW Half under Covid restriction, in quick succession after the rescheduled Brading 10km & Ryde 10m races in July. Well done to all those that took part.

Our runners have also been busy supporting local races, as well as competing in British Masters Championship races. Congratulations to Peter on another amazing performance, wining gold.


Results for Bembridge Trail 5m, 1st Aug

Trevor McAlister                               00:38:19

James Allen                                        00:44:11

Jay Tuck                                               00:40:33

Paul Taylor                                          00:43:00

Roger Merry                                       00:43:52

Caroline Dall-Whittall                      00:51:19

Michelle Martin                                00:51:36

Alison Critchley                                 00:55:58

Louise Carver                                     00:59:39

Alistair Gibson                                   00:59:39


Results for MilesofMiles, 1 mile, 6th Aug

Callum Gillett                                     00:04:24.27


Results for IOW Half Marathon, 15th Aug

Joseph WADE                                    01:13:00 (1st Overall)

Graham GARDNER                           01:31:55

Jason BARRON                                 01:36:47

Trevor MCALISTER                          01:43:50

Sarah SMITH(3)                                01:46:11 (4th Lady)

Simon JOY                                          01:46:47

Roger MERRY                                    01:53:18

Cliff MORLEY                                     01:54:05

Bryan JONES                                     01:54:59

Sian SAVIN                                        01:58:42

Nick HERBERT                                   02:03:11

Natalie ROSE                                     02:04:46

Scott STILLWELL                               02:05:50

Richard MELVILLE                           02:19:58

Simon LEVRIER                                 02:23:25


Slight drizzle gave way to bright and blustery conditions for the start of the Isle of Wight half marathon race on Sunday. The race organised and staged by Ryde Harriers saw around 150 athletes line up to take on the challenge. Starting at Appley park in Ryde the race follows a course around Nettlestone and St Helens on roads and tracks before returning to finish back at Appley park.

The race was won by Jo Wade in an excellent time of 1:12:59 Jo lead from the start gradually increasing his lead throughout the race to finish fully three and a half minutes in front of his nearest rival. Jo also collected the titles of first islander and first Ryde harrier.

Closing to second spot in a time of 1:16:28 was Ben Taylor of Pensby Runners. An islander currently living in the Wirral Ben was on holiday visiting his family so decided to take advantage of the break and fit a race in whilst he was here!

Third place went to Dyf Coles unattached from London in a time of 1:17:57 In fourth place was Mark Thomas 1:18:28 of Gade valley Harriers who also took the prize for first vet 45.

Those four had a significant advantage on the rest of the field. The Fifth man, Nicholas Crowther also of Gade Valley Harriers was some 7 minutes back in a time of 1:25:20.

First vet 40 was Stephen Newing Gade Valley and taking the prize for first vet 50 was Stuart Backhouse unattached from Newport IOW.

The team prize went to Gade Valley Harriers with 36 points Nicholas Crowther, Stephen Newing and Andrew Cook.

An interesting battle unfolded in the lady’s race. Anne Marie Pendrey unattached from Doncaster eventually prevailed to win in a time of 1:41:58. Marie also took the prize for first vet 35.

Stephanie Fletcher unattached from Newport IOW in a time of 1:42:51 was second. Third was Claire Whitchurch in a time of 1:44:07 who also collected the vet 40 title.   Next in a time of 1:46:14 was Ryde Harriers Sarah Smith. Sarah led the ladies race at halfway but the other three proved too strong over the latter stages and Sarah had to settle for a very creditable fourth.

In the team event the prize went to Ryde Harriers with 45 points Sarah Smith, Sian Savin and Natalie Rose.

By Andy Leal




Results for Lytchett Manor 10m (British Masters Champs), 22nd Aug

Adam Tuck                                          00:57:44 (Bronze – 3rd Overall)

Peter Young                                       01:13:40 (Gold – 1st Vet 70)

Results for Berlin Half Marathon, 22nd Aug

Diana Swyers                                     01:50:25


Results for Lakeside 5K Series, 25th Aug

Simon Pilcher                                     00:16:25 (6th Overall)