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Captain’s Report – May 2019


There has been lots of long races going on in May. Starting off with the IOW challenge close to home, 10km & Half Marathon over the water in Southampton, and as fare away as Belfast Marathon. Some may think that these Harriers that have clocked up epic mileage in May would be looking forward to […]

Captain’s Report – April 2019

Manchester Marathon

Captain’s Report – April 2019 Welcome to the results of April for Ryde Harriers. As you can see we have had yet another busy month of races. Well done to all that have competed, great results by all!! Congratulations to Carolyn ward for completing her very first marathon at Paris. Results for Chessell Chase 5th […]

London Marathon 2019 by Ken Beak

London 2019

My London marathon. This journey began for me when I was lucky enough to win the club ballot place. I still have the piece of paper Ceri drew out of the hat! Now with very sore legs and a big smile I reflect on an unforgettable experience. The preparation for this event consumed my thoughts […]

Ryde Harriers Easter Races 2019 By Steve Lee


  The Ryde Harriers Easter Races have a great tradition, dating back to the first Newport to Ryde road race, which was almost certainly held in 1932 shortly after the Club was re-formed in the summer of 1931. In the 70’s and 80’s it attracted some notable elite runners from the mainland clubs, and not […]

The Magnificent Manchester Seven! By Steve Lee

Manchester Marathon

The Ryde Harriers team for the Manchester Marathon this year was one of the strongest we have fielded in recent years (or decades even). Les Cupis, Graham Gardner, Dave Hunt, Bryan Jones, Richard Melville, Simon Newman, and Tom Robinson are all known to be strong and fast runners, though Simon was making a low-key return […]

Sugar Loaf Fell Run 2019

Sugarloaf 5

Apparently a day trip to Wales from the Isle of Wight is a very good idea, particularly when you throw in a seven mile fell run for good measure! Up at 02:30, picked up at 03:30 and on the ferry by 04:30 isn’t as horrendous as it sounds (ok, maybe it is!) when you’re in […]

Captain’s Report – March 2019


March has been a busy month with some top performances and quite a number of firsts. Alison Critchley, Pippa Sharp, Jake Brougham, Isabella Brougham completing Half Marathons for the first time, and Jake getting an excellent time as well. Charlie Metcalfe performed well in the Essex 20m, I (Trevor) was on top form for the […]