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 somewhat dangerous. We had a good performance as a club last year as we won both the team trophies and Sarah Kavanagh took the women’s title with Paul Cooke and Julie King both finishing third. There was also a former winner of the London Marathon racing in the field and the men’s winner, Ben Douglas, had just run a sensation time at London the weekend before last year’s event. Online entry link and venue details are available here but you can enter on the day.
Easter Monday sees the second race in the series – the West Wight Three Hills. Originally designed by Eddie Leal (our present chairman’s father and icon of the club) to be as close as possible to a fell run, it offers sensational views (if the weather behaves) along with a hugely enjoyable but challenging eight miles of mainly off-road running. Anyone who can run all the way up the side of Tennyson Down from the Needles car park will probably win! Entries to this race can be found here along with the venue details but once again you can enter on the day.