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)