Saturday, August 12, 2017

Club Run on Wednesday 16th August - Jubilee CP

This Wednesday evening the run starts at Jubilee Car Park, near Brighstone.
Grid Ref: 420845
All runners are welcome, just turn up and enjoy a sociable run.
Meet at 6:45 for a 7pm start.
The Route map: Map
Description of Route: Words

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Club Run on Wednesday 9th August

This Wednesday evening the run is a "coast-hugging" route from Gurnard.  Grid Ref: 478959
All runners are welcome, just turn up and enjoy a sociable run.
Meet at 6:45 for a 7pm start.
A map of the Route is here: Mapometer Map
Ian has provided the following useful guidance:
Meet on the grass across the road from the Woodvale pub.
The sailing club has racing on Wednesday evenings so you may have to
go a little way along the sea front or up the hill (Woodvale Road) to park.
The course:
Out-and-back, along the beach then along the coastal path to Thorness Bay,
where you do a loop. The usual route is 4.6 miles, but smaller and larger
loops are possible at Thorness Bay. I ran it in the rain last Wednesday and
conditions were a bit reminiscent of Shalfleet, though not nearly as bad -
mostly OK underfoot but some rutted bits and a couple of muddy patches; a
few nettles and brambles, weighed down with rain, were drooping across the
path, but shouldn't cause any problems unless it's equally wet.  One field
sometimes has cattle, but they were in the next-door field last Wednesday.
There are a couple of places where the path is close to the cliff edge,
though there is only a small drop. The stony stretch along the beach near
the start and finish can be avoided by taking the road, but at the expense
of a steep hill. If using the beach, get onto the seawall at the earliest
opportunity. The most likely place to get lost on the usual route is halfway
round the loop - at a junction at the top of an uphill stony track by a
house turn left, then LEFT AGAIN onto a footpath, immediately after the
house. If lost, head for the coast and pick up the coastal path.
No meals on offer I'm afraid, but if anyone would like tea/coffee and
biscuits/cake or beer and crisps you are very welcome to make your way up
the hill to 30 Woodvale Road (opposite Gurnard Heights).

Monday, July 31, 2017

Club Run on Wednesday 2nd August

This Wednesday evening the run is from Carisbrooke, Grid Ref. 484882
Parking at Carisbrooke High Street Car Park.
The Route Map is here: Mapometer Route
The Route Description: The Route in words
Anyone wishing to extend the run can continue onto Bowcombe Road and take the path up to the Tennyson Trail and proceed back to the car park via Nodgham Lane and Carisbrooke High Street.
Chris has reserved a table at The Eight Bells for those wishing to quench their thirst/hunger or both after the run.
All runners are welcome, just turn up and enjoy a sociable run.
Meet at 6:45 for a 7pm start.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Club Run on Wednesday 26th July - St Lawrence Run

This Wednesday evening, Matt kindly invites us to run, and linger afterwards:- 
The start is from: Lime Wood Holt, Undercliff Drive, St Lawrence, PO38 1XX.
(It's on the south side of Undercliff Drive heading towards Niton, just after the 2nd Seven Sisters Road turning)
The run is 4.2 miles, almost all off road, it was ok underfoot today after all the rain so should be fine in the week.
We are laying on refreshments after the run, it will be some veggie chillie or similar and cakes for afters.
There will be hot and cold drinks too, some with alcohol!
We will be able to sit out in the barn if it's rainy so hopefully all catered for.
The Route: mapometer route
All runners are welcome, just turn up and enjoy a sociable run.
Meet at 6:45 for a 7pm start.

Monday, July 17, 2017

St. George's 10 Mile Road Race 2017

on Sunday 16th July the St George's 10 mile race took place (an annual event since July 2015),
organised by Isle of Wight Road Runners

Several WWRRs participated this year - well done all,
and especially Cherry for collecting a trophy - 1st Position in her category!

Race No

Cat Pos
Chip Time
see Full Results:

Lots more photos of the race on Facebook, I might add a few more here later (watch this space)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wednesday 19th July - Let's All Run Together

This Wednesday evening, 19th July, West Wight Road Runners are hosting
"Let's All Run Together" from the West Wight Sports Centre,
meet at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

It's a 7.5k run with options for shorter distances.
All runners are invited to this Scenic Coastal Fun Run!
Refreshments will be available after the run in the Sports Centre.
Follow the link to see the route: mapometer route

Monday, July 10, 2017

Club Run on Wednesday 12th July

This Wednesday evening the run is from Hut Number 1 Western Esplanade Sandown P0368JS.
This is the first hut at the Shanklin end of Sandown esplanade.
All runners are welcome, just turn up and enjoy a sociable run.
Meet at 6:45 for a 7pm start.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Club Run Wednesday 5th July 2017

This Wednesday it is Roger's Run from the Priory Car Park at the back of Carisbrooke Castle on Whitcombe Road. Grid ref 489876
Meet at 6:45pm for a 7pm start.
Route Map:- mapometer route
Whilst running past the castle - perhaps muse on King Charles I's imprisonment there:-
"In 20th March 1648, Charles planned to lower himself by a length of rope from his bedchamber window, which overlooked the courtyard of the castle.
However, when Charles attempted to climb through the window, rather embarrassingly, he could not fit through, forcing the attempt to be abandoned."

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