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Ryde Harriers is one of the oldest Athletics Clubs in the U.K.

Ryde Harriers is one of the oldest running clubs in the world. We organise a range of open races on the Isle of Wight every year from track championships to the historic IW Marathon. Our active running membership takes part in races across the country (and beyond) on a variety of terrain. We have men’s and women’s teams in both the Hampshire Road Race League and the Hampshire Cross-Country League. As a running club we aim to offer opportunities to runners of all standards and ages as well as supporting and enhancing athletics as a whole on the Isle of Wight.

We are presently based at Ryde Rowing Club after selling our former, crumbling clubhouse several years back. Our weekly club night is on a Tuesday with members meeting from 7pm onwards to take part in a range of runs throughout the year. Our club year is split into Winter and Summer series’ with club championships for 1mile to 10miles at various points throughout the year. The Winter series starts in late September and finishes at the end of April. It includes handicap, nominated and scratch races. The Summer series runs from May through to September with track races every other week from Sandown (Fairway) although there is always a run from Ryde Rowing Club as well along with multi-terrain runs from both Sandown and Ryde. On Tuesday club nights the bar is open after running for refreshments and social time. Many runners also warm-up before the 7:30pm run and we have announcements on race results, arrangements for race meetings along with other club news.