Captain’s report – September

September seemed to go by in a flash. The middle of September was all about the tapering for the Harriers marathon training. With the big day drawing closer and closer it felt strange to run less miles each week. Well done to Abigail Cooke who managed to train (injury free) and complete her first marathon The New Forest . Another well done to Les Cupis for  completing Black Mountain Marathon and coming 4th overall fantastic result!!

The Fells!!! September is also the almighty Fell Race Weekend with lots of Harriers taking on this mammoth weekend of running two races on the Saturday and one longer race on the Sunday. Well done to Sarah Blackwell the only female harrier to take part in all three. And also a big well done to Elaine Parry who was 2nd vet 40 in both the Boniface Fell and the Wroxall round!!

Thankyou to all Ryde Harriers that took part in races during September you are all fantastic!!!

Eighteen Harriers took part in the Great North To South Run, organised by the Hash House Harriers. A funfilled event with no pressure of times, a jolly jaunt that takes in twenty miles of beautifull off road countryside and four pub stops along the way. A well organised event ,we all had a great day out thanks Hash House Harriers!



Overton 5 miles 4th September (HRRL)

Andrew McEwen 30:58 (7th Vet 50)

Trevor McAlister 34:07 PB

Sam Cleare 36:22

Simon Joy 36:31

Richard Melville 38:47 PB

Brian Warren 40:15

Jonathon Norton 41:16 (3rd Vet 70)

Steve Lee 47:58 (6th Vet 70)

Hayley Tutton 51:58


New Forest 10k 11th September

Hayley Tutton 1:09:08

Kate Young 1:09:08


New Forest Marathon 11th September

Abigail Cooke 4:53:06



Nettlestone RAT Race 5k & 5 miles 18th September

Sam Cleare 5k (1st)


Hackpen Hill 10k Trail 18th September

Hayley Tutton 1:07:02


Hursley 10k 18th September

Abigail Cooke 52:33 (17th SW)


West Wight Triathlon 18th September

Les Cupis 1:55:55

Black mountain marathon 24th September

Les Cupis 4:45:00 (4th overall)


Sandown and Shanklin Seafront 10k 25th September

Andrew McEwan 39:19 6th Men

Pete Young 41:34 (1st Vet)

Sue Clarkin 75:35

Perform 5 miles 25th September

Peter Joliffe 40:21 (6th Vet 60)

Kate Young 50:10


Fell Run Weekend 24 & 25th September

Men’s Run3 Run2 Run1

Stuart BACKHOUSE 1:35:26 1:02:38 0:20:13

Tom BLACKWELL 1:38:18 1:02:49 0:21:05

Bryan JONES 1:48:06 1:04:57 0:21:50

Nigel ELDRDIGE 1:46:24 1:07:37 0:22:40

Ken BEAK 1:58:03 1:17:19 0:25:56

Trevor McAlister   1:10:29   0:43:16   –

Tom JOHNSON 2:09:13   1:23:45   –

Rodney PARKER    –       –      0:22:30

Graham GARDNER 1:57:59

Tom HILL 1:59:13

Women’s Run3 Run2 Run1

Sarah BLACKWELL 1:54:43 1:17:09 0:27:39

Elaine PARRY  1:56:30   –     0:26:13

Abigail COOKE    –        1:24:55 0:27:39

Rosie ELDRIDGE  2:16:34    – 0:29:05

Tracey DILLON     –         –          2:13:01

Philippa DALEY    –   1:28:18    –


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