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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

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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 […]

Fleet Half Marathon 2019

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17th March 2019. The day of the Fleet Half Marathon. Imagine the setting…. It’s 05:30 on a Sunday morning, your alarm sounds like a baby with colic when you’ve not slept for days, you have a two-hour journey ahead of you (half of which is on a ferry) when only a couple of hours before […]

Larmer Tree Races 2019

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17 hill loving Harriers travelled to Wiltshire on 9th March 2019 to take part in the Larmer Tree Races hosted by White Star Running (like the GHM but a bit less SAS!) A favourite with the club every year, the 5 different runs (10 miles, 8 mile night run, half marathon, 20 miles and full […]