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Island Games Jersey 2015


As you may know I’ve had a bit of a turbulent time with running leading up to the Island Games. First I experienced excitement and sheer terror at the prospect of running which then turned into distress that I might not be able to compete due to twingy calves and a sore shin. All of […]

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


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 […]