Monday, February 27, 2017

Club Run Wednesday 1st March 2017

The club run this week is an Away Day in Cowes

We'll be meeting in the big carpark on Park Road which should be free after 6pm. 
Meet at 6:45 for a 7 pm start.
The route will be the same as last time, with the intention that we warm up down to the seafront, then fartlek training in a loop along the Esplanade returning via Baring Road to Egypt Hill.

Faster runners can do more (1.67 mile) loops before the cool down return to the carpark via Baring Rd/Ward Rd. 

It is quite dark in places - please remember to wear reflective clothing and bring a torch

Monday, February 20, 2017

Club Run Wednesday 22nd February 2017

The run on Wednesday night is "Hill Repeats". Meet at West Wight Sports Centre at 6:45 for a 7 pm start.

Please remember to wear reflective clothing and bring a torch

IOW Championship XC race

On Sunday 19th Feb eight WWRRs ran the IOW Championship XC race, starting at Smallbrook Stadium.
the course - 7 Miles (Men) and 5 Miles (Women)
Well done everyone for taking part,
special congratulations to Paul Judge and Megan who finished 1st in their respective age categories,
and to Christine who achieved 3rd in the ladies V55 category.

• Steve Hargrave - 0:50:02
• Paul Judge - 0:52:50
• Paul Williams - 0:56:06
• Graham Maddison - 1:07:17
• Eric Critchison - 1:07:45
• Megan Eggeling - 0:51:42
• Lisa Taylor - 0:56:05
• Christine Armstrong - 0:57:22

Photos of the event: an Album of photos on Flikr

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon

Last Sunday a group of WWRR's took part in the Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon.
The runners faced some challenges along the 13.1 mile route - including a muddy beach, and extremely cold weather.
Congratulations to Paul Judge who finished 1st in his age category!
All finished the course, with some impressive times:

• Matthew Goodridge - 01:41:41
• Paul Williams - 01:41:55
• Paul Judge - 01:43:37
• Graham Maddison - 02:01:42
• Christine Armstrong 02:20:34
• Lisa Taylor - 02:26:43

Monday, February 13, 2017

Club Run Wednesday 15th February 2017

The run on Wednesday night is a "Paired Relay". Meet at West Wight Sports Centre at 6:45 for a 7 pm start.

Please remember to wear reflective clothing and bring a torch

Monday, February 06, 2017

Club Run Wednesday 8th February 2017

Tonight's run is an "Out and Back". Meet at West Wight Sports Centre at 6:45 for a 7 pm start.

Please remember to wear reflective clothing and bring a torch

WWRRs at the Ryde 10 race - Results and Photo

Here are the results for the 7 West Wight Road Runners who took part in Sunday's challenging Ryde 10:  

Jason Rudgard 1.08.04

Matt Goodridge 1.14.10

Paul Williams 1.18.27

Graham Maddison 1.27.52

Megan Eggeling 1.35.24

Christine Armstrong 1.44.09

Lisa Taylor 1.46.44

Megan's achievement is particularly impressive - we think her time betters the course record previously in place for the F65 category and begins a new one for this race (F70).

The picture shows her with a few other WWRRs at the start (left to right Matt Goodridge, Megan Eggeling, Lisa Taylor, Graham Maddison, Christine Armstrong).

News from the Club Captain

Seven WWRRs took part in Sunday's very chilly Ryde 10.  I think we all did well battling against the wind and those hills but special mention must go to Megan whose time we think betters course records previously held for the F65 age category and indeed now starts a new one for F70.  

Of course, the race was also the first to allow us to win points in our Club Championship (the website will have the new points chart up soon)!   It doesn't matter if you missed this one because there are still 9 left from which the points from your best 7 will count.  Other races in which you can earn points will be the same as last year so do think joining us on the next one: the mudfest that is The IOW Championship, i.e. the second of the Ryde Harrier's XC races on Feb 19th at Smallbrook Stadium.  You can enter on the day but don't forget to alert Graham Maitland in advance that you intend to take part   ( and include your D.o.B.

Some of us on the committee have plans afoot for the club to more formally recognise improvement in running, say over 2017, and details will be finalised and published shortly. However, it may involve running Parkrun on a regular basis (if you have never tried this event, it's a delight and can be recommended) so please do register with them and give it a go soon. 

Finally, the committee will be planning our programme of summer runs very soon.  We'd love to have new routes to explore all over the island so please everybody consider organising a route:  the more that contribute the better.  
The winter programme of Wednesday night club runs will continue until the evenings get lighter in April.  Although we are all looking forward to those longer days, there is still fun to be had frolicking round Freshwater most Wednesdays and beyond (on the first Wednesday of the month).   

planned activity
8th Feb
Out and back
15th Feb
Paired relay
22nd Feb 
Hill Repeats
1st March
Cowes Away Day (Park Road car park PO31 7JD)
8th March
2 loops 10k
15th March
Out and back
22nd March
Paired relay
29th March
5th April
Ventnor Away Day (La Falaise car park PO38 1JY)
12th April
2 loops 10k
19th April
Tennyson: start off road 

Hope to see you all on a run one day soon!

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