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Needles Half Marathon 7/6/15 by Ken Beak

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Thanks to Ken for this report. Today I did my first half marathon. I thoroughly enjoyed the run (with the possible exception of the last mile). I hadn’t run the course but knew what to expect in terms of gradient. I had run the distance on a couple of occasions in the previous month which […]

Shaftesbury Grand Tri Weekend by Abi Cooke

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Last weekend four Ryde Harriers, Cherry, Philippa, Sally and Abi with Julie Salter from Isle of Wight Road Runners all took a road trip down to the lovely village of Wimborne St-Giles to take part in the Grand Tri Run Weekend. The event is a weekend long mini-festival of triathlon and running, all taking place […]

Jonathan Norton – 1st Vet 70 Milton Keynes Marathon

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Huge congratulations go to Jonathan Norton after a brilliant run at the Milton Keynes Marathon. Here’s Steve Lee’s race report: If you look at the split times for the M70 category you will gain the impression that three crazy old fools set out far too fast and suffered the consequences, though nevertheless all getting respectably […]

Southampton Half-Marathon by Simon Joy

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Here’s a few words from Simon on last week’s new half: Sunday 26th April saw the inaugural ABP Southampton Half Marathon and 10km events and marked the first Half Marathon to be held in the city for thirty years. Due to an early race start and unhelpful boat sailings, the day started ridiculously early. There […]

London Marathon 2015

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This was my 2nd London Marathon – last year was a nightmare for me and I hated every minute of it!  So I entered again with the main aim to enjoy it more, to take in the sights and to smile!! Sunday morning, the weather was nice and cool, no sun – already different to […]

Summer Series 2015

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It’s just under two weeks until we switch over into the Summer series of Tuesday night club runs and I, for one, am very excited. For newer club members it will be the first time to hit the track at Sandown and feel, as Brian Warren stated recent, ‘like we’re in the Olympics!” but don’t […]

Relay Running

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It was a stunning day for this new event held at Lakeside North Harbour, Cosham. We took two women’s teams and one men’s team to compete in the senior races, with Sam Cleare and Justin Fitzgerald competing in their first mainland race as Harriers. Despite some chesty coughs everyone ran superbly with the women’s teams […]

An Easter weekend of racing

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Harriers had a great turnout for both of the races this weekend, the first of which was the Newport to Ryde on Saturday. Conditions underfoot were pretty good going for the most part and the weather was kind, with just a cold(ish) wind. First home for the ladies was Sarah Kavanagh in an official time […]

Larmer Tree Half Marathon – 15th March 2015

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The main reason for Ryde Harriers, Cherry Shannon and Sally Roberts, entering this race was the medal but unfortunately, about a week before race day, the organisers announced that the medals wouldn’t be here in time – they were on a container ship somewhere in the middle of the ocean! Despite considering pulling out, off […]

Black Moutains Ultra – Saturday 28th March 2015

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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 […]