61st Isle of Wight Marathon

Race Date: 8th October 2017 – Closing Date 2nd October 2017.

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NameClubCatIW
BOYWER, RachelUNATTACHED (IPSWICH)SF
BUCHAN, JamesUNATTACHED (SOUTHAMPTON)SM
CLOUGH, KatherineUNATTACHED (PULHAM MARKET)SF
COX, WillUNATTACHED (LONDON)SM
DALLYWATER, MatthewUKNETRUNNERSSM
DRAIN, AndyUNATTACHED (RYDE)SMIW
FLETCHER, MatthewISLE OF WIGHT ROAD RUNNERSM45IW
GARBUTT, DavidUNATTACHED (NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE)SM
JENKINS, EdwardUNATTACHED (LONDON)SM
LINFORD, YvanUNATTACHED (MALEMORT SUR CORREZE)SM
MANGIN, ChristopheUNATTACHED (SAINT PANTALEON DE LARCHE)M45
MITCHELL, GlennCRAWLEY SAINTS & SINNERSSM
MORTON, MichalaUNATTACHED (DUKINFIELD)F40
PAYNE, TrevorUNATTACHED (THAKEHAM)SM
RENNIE, AaronUNATTACHED (COLCHESTER)SM
RICHARDS, OliverUNATTACHED (COVENTRY)JM
WHITTLE, StevenUNATTACHED (NEWPORT)M40IW
WILLIAMS WYNN, NickUNATTACHED (LONDON)SM
WOOD, Sarah-JaneUNATTACHED (SWINDON)SF
WRIGHT, LauraUNATTACHED (BERKHAMSTED)SF

History:

The Isle of Wight Marathon celebrated it’s 60th Anniversary in 2016, in 2017 we move into our next decade with great expectations for the future.
It has been run continuously since 1957, making it the longest running (and one of the first to be held) in the U.K.
The inaugural event in 1957 was won by Ken Honney (Walton A.C.) in 2:35:51.
In 1964 Dale Grieg (Paisley A.C.) set a women’s world record (recognised by ARRS) of 3:27:25.
In 1976 the race was officially opened to women with the inaugural event won by A Lewis (Bromsgrove & Redditch A.C.) in 3:21:06. In 1978 the race hosted the inaugural UK Women’s Marathon Championship.
If you have an interest in the history a fully searchable / sortable database of all results since 1957 is available here: Search Results.

The Course:

A brand new course (first used 2013) of one lap featuring the much quieter roads on the west of the island
These are the undulating town and rural roads through Cowes, Gurnard, Rew Street, Porchfield, Shalfleet,
Yarmouth, Afton, Willmingham, Thorley, Wellow, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Northwood, Cowes.
Marker boards at each mile point. The course is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Venue and Registration:

Isle of Wight Community Club, Park Road Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7NP.
Changing and Shower facilities are available, secure bag storage is available.
There are eight drinks stations at approximately 3 Mile intervals with seven sponge stations in between.
Competitors may leave their own Special Drinks at registration to be taken to any designated drinks station.
Medals will be awarded to all finishers.
Note: Numbers are not sent out in advance.
Please collect race numbers from registration.

Travel:

Concessionary rate travel on Ferries may be offered by Wightlink and/or Red Funnel Ferries details will be provided on entry.
Ferries to Cowes from Southampton are operated by Red Funnel Ferries.

Course Map Link: The IOW Marathon Route

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