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Black Moutains Ultra – Saturday 28th March 2015


Our resident ultra-running nutter Les Cupis has been at it again…here’s his report of 40 miles of mountainous craziness. The Weather forecasters were warning of high wind and rain. They were not wrong.  Gale force gusts and energy sapping hills made for a tough route over the Black mountains in Wales.  Taking in some of […]

Thursday Night Training


Our Thursday night training sessions have been going for two years now and if you haven’t ever given them a try then maybe now is the time. After six months or so of pounding round the canoeing lake or up East Hill Road we’re all looking forward to spreading out onto different training surfaces and […]

Easter Race Series 2015


There’s just under a week to go before the first of our popular Easter Race series – the Newport To Ryde. This multi-terrian race of around seven miles was for many years run as a road race but shifted to the fields, woods and trails between Newport and Ryde as traffic made the road route […]

The Hampshire Cross-Country Season 2014/15


Ryde Harriers have been represented by a ladies and mens team in all of the Hampshire cross country league fixtures this season. The overall results show the men’s team finishing 3rd in division three.  Individual results show Tom Blackwell in 44th position, Les Cupis in 60th, Andy Keehn  in 98th and Andy Leal 103rd position […]

All-Island Running Club Meet-Up


Ryde Harriers had the honour of hosting the most recent of the All-Island running club meet ups with 56 runners from a host of clubs across the Island meeting at Ryde Rowing Club to show the unity and friendliness of athletics. A specially designed course of twenty minutes out-and-back saw the horde of fluorescent, lycra-clad […]

IW XC Championships 2015


Fifteen ladies braved the cold, wet weather to run in the Isle of Wight Cross Country championships on 22nd February. Sarah Kavanagh led the ladies home followed by Tracey Dillon who was first in her age category.  Cheryl Frampton put in a great performance taking first position for the V55 category and Clayre Brown didn’t […]

IW Marathon 2014

Mens IW Marathon winners

With the advent of ultra-running and the like, marathon running may not now be the ultimate challenge for an athlete but the 140 runners who completed Sunday’s IW Marathon can rest assured they all pushed themselves to the limit of human endurance in their quest to complete the 26.2 miles of country lanes, paths and […]