Local Island Running Clubs and Other Relevant Organisations:
Isle of Wight Road Runners – Newport-based
West Wight Road Runners – Freshwater-based
Wight Tri – The Island’s triathlon club
Isle of Wight Athletics Club – Based at Sandown’s Fairway track, main club for junior runners on the IOW.
Medina Parkrun IOW – Brilliant and welcoming weekly 5k run, usually from Medina Leisure Centre in Newport but does move around. Perfect for beginners.
Love Running – The only dedicated running shop on the IOW.
National Associations and Other Useful Links:
England Athetics (South East – our local area)
South of England Athletic Association
Hampshire Athletics – Cross-Country League (We are in both men’s and women’s competitions)
Hampshire Road Race League – A 12-race competition from Sept to June every year. We have teams in women’s and men’s league and our Ryde 10 race is one of the fixtures.
English Cross-Country Association
British Masters Athletic Federation – Our super-vet Pete Young competes in their competitions. If you are over 35 you can too!
Power of 10 – BA’s comparison and targeting site. You can find out where you rank in your area and age group. See how close to Mo Farah you are!
Running For Fun- Great site for beginners