IMPORTANT MESSAGE – Isle of Wight Marathon Race 2021
Following the Govt. announcement on 22 Feb about future events we expect this event to be allowed to proceed with no restrictions. If the real world route out of lockdown changes and COVID-19 procedures on race day become necessary, we will update here and on Social Media.
Race Date: 10th October 2021 – Start time 11am.- Closing Date 3rd October 2021.
NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES OR TRANSFERS
Awards for breaking records are £50 for the overall record and £25 for a veteran record.
The new course records are:
Men – Ross Skelton (HY Runners) – 2:28:30
Women – Charlie Metcalfe (Ryde Harriers) – 2:56:38
|SM||2:28:30||SKELTON, Ross||HY RUNNERS||(2020)|
|JM||3:41:34||DUNN, Tom||UNATTACHED (CAMBRIDGE)||(2015)|
|MV50||3:09:59||CUPIS, Leslie||RYDE HARRIERS||(2016)|
|MV55||2:57:03||MUFFETT, Paul||RYDE HARRIERS||(2017)|
|MV60||3:16:39||CONWAY, Tony||PORTSMOUTH JOGGERS||(2018)|
|MV65||3:40:35||BROUGH, Jon||STROUD & DISTRICT A.C.||(2018)|
|MV70||4:05:36||NORTON, Jonathan||RYDE HARRIERS||(2015)|
|SW||2:56:38||METCALFE, Charlie||RYDE HARRIERS||(2020)|
|JW||4:13:38||KEYTE, Abigail||ISLE OF WIGHT RR||(2020)|
|WV35||3:13:20||MALONE, Tara||FORGE HARRIERS||(2015)|
|WV40||2:56:38||METCALFE, Charlie||RYDE HARRIERS||(2020)|
|WV45||3:11:55||PARDOE, Karmen||UNATTACHED (RUISLIP)||(2014)|
|WV50||3:25:07||BRAZIER, Janice||LEIGHTON FUN RUNNERS||(2015)|
|WV55||3:42:46||REECE, Kate||UNATTACHED (SHEFFIELD)||(2014)|
|WV60||3:29:31||HORDER, Caroline||LITTLEDOWN HARRIERS||(2015)|
|WV65||5:46:23||DEVILLE, Lucy||ISLE OF WIGHT ROAD RUNNERS||(2017)|
|WV70||5:25:59||OWENS, Cherry||WEST WIGHT ROAD RUNNERS||(2018)|
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:
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.
Race start time is 11am.
We will enforce a Time Limit of 3hrs 10minutes at 15 miles, this equates to a finish time of approximately 6hrs.
Venue and Registration:
Isle of Wight Community Club, Park Road Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7NP.
FOR SAFETY REASONS THE USE OF IN-EAR HEADPHONES IS NOT PERMITTED – IN ACCORDANCE WITH ENGLAND ATHLETICS GUIDELINES BONE CONDUCTING HEADPHONES ARE ALLOWED.
Women Overall and 5 year vet categories. Teams of 3.
Men Overall and 5 year vet categories. Teams of 3.
Medals will be awarded to all finishers.
Concessionary rate travel on Ferries is offered by Wightlink please see www.rydeharriers.co.uk/concessions
Ferries to Cowes from Southampton are operated by Red Funnel Ferries.
Course Map Link: The IOW Marathon Route