Monday, May 20, 2013
First and Last for Three West Wight Road Runners.
Sunday 19 the May saw just three runners from West Wight Road Runners turn out for the last race in the Hampshire Road Race League. All three had also run in the first race of the season back in September. Results as follows;
Ian Joliffe 45.36 mins
Cherry Owens 56.58
Julia Trout 57.58
Despite the best efforts of all the runners from this small club, both the men's and women's teams will be relegated from division 2 to division 3 for next season.
Posted by Ed G at 11:15 pm
HOME AND ABROAD
April and May have been a time of successes and disappointments for the West Wight Road Runners.
April 21st Julian Trout had run his first London Marathon in a time of 4 hours 23 minutes.
Ian Joliffe became a European champion at the Copenhagen Amager Standpark Park Run. He became the M65 – 69 Champion for the event on April 27th, in a time of 22.03 mins and in 10th place overall.
April 28th Andrew McEwan completed the Manchester Marathon in a time of 3.00.39 making him the 9th person in his catergory home. Andrew really enjoyed the day and would highly recommend this marathon for its fast flat course, good organisation and friendly supporters.
Only 4 runners were able to compete in the Alton 10 mile race on Sunday May 5th; Julian and Julia Trout, Andrew McEwan and Cherry Owens. Andrew was first home for the club in a PB time for this course 1.04.41 and was 5th in his category. Julian Trout was next in for the club in a time of 1.25.29 followed by Cherry Owens and Julia Trout in times of 1.38.23 (1st V+65 lady) and 1.43.50 respectively. Julia completed the course despite injuries to both feet.
The disappointment for the club this season is that, due to injuries and other factors and with only two races to go, there was no chance for the Men’s or Women’s team to avoid relegation from the 2nd division of the Hampshire Road Race League.
The club would really welcome new members happy to compete in races next season. Please log onto our website for more details.
Posted by Ed G at 11:14 pm
Thursday, April 18, 2013
|17th April||Cherry Owens||Chale Car Park||484777|
|24th April||Cherry Owens||Godshill Car Park opp Griffin Pub||530817|
|1st May||Ian Jolliffe||West Wight Sports Centre|
|8th May||Ian Jolliffe||Jubilee Car Park||420845|
|15th May||Cherry Owens||Buddle Inn||503757|
|22nd May||Ian Jolliffe||Mottistone (hopefully bluebells)||404838|
|29th May||Ian Jolliffe||Parkhurst forest main car park||480901|
|5th June||Madeline Goodman||West Wight Sports Centre|
|12th June||Madeline Goodman||Brighstone Car Park||427827|
|19th June||Madeline Goodman||Wellow Top Road Grain Silo||391879|
|26th June||Madeline Goodman||New Inn Shalfleet Car Park north of pub||414895|
|3rd July||Sue Scott + Feiron Walsh||West Wight Sports Centre|
|10th July||Sue Scott + Feiron Walsh||Freshwater Bay for golf course run||346857|
|17th July||Sue Scott + Feiron Walsh||Red Lion||346873|
|24th July||Ian Jolliffe||Gurnard||478959|
|31st July||Sue Scott + Feiron Walsh||Yarmouth View Point||367898|
|7th August||Sue Scott + Feiron Walsh||West Wight Sports Centre|
|14th August||Chris Amy||Waverley pub Carisbrooke||484883|
|21st August||Sue Scott + Feiron Walsh||Horse & Groom Ningwood||401892|
|28th August||Sue Scott + Feiron Walsh||Highdown Chalk Pit||325856|
|2nd September||Gareth Knight||West Wight Sports Centre|
|9th September||Gareth Knight||Shorwell Crown Inn (or layby)||456830|
|16th September||Gareth Knight||Fort Victoria||339898|
Posted by Ed G at 8:54 pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Four men and two women competed for the WWRR Club Championship Claret Jugs.
All competitors were clean and fresh as they passed us on Victoria Road but it was mud-splattered bodies that trudged up Firestone Copse from Wootton Bridge.
Andrew McEwen was 9th overall in a time of 49.45, Paul Judge 22nd - 55.34, Geoff Simmons 41st-1.01.24 and Julian Trout 70th -1.09.02.
With the men evenly spaced the ladies battled it out with only 10secs between them!
Cherry Owens was 80th -1.18.27 and Wendy Simmons 1.18.37!
Both Cherry and Wendy were first in their respective age categories.
Well done everyone
Posted by Ed G at 10:19 pm
Monday, March 25, 2013
Five stalwart members travelled to Eastleigh to compete in the latest Hampshire Road Race League 10k race at Eastleigh. It was a very cold outing 15 degrees colder than the same event last year! Despite the conditions everyone ran really well.
First home was Andrew McEwan 37mins37secs followed by Paul Judge 41.31, Ian Joliffe 45.07, Julian Trout 50.27 and the only lady to compete Cherry Owens 55.05 (first over 65 lady)
Posted by Ed G at 11:54 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Four mothers from the West Wight Road Runners celebrated Mother’s Day without the traditional lie in and breakfast in bed. Instead they got up really early on Sunday 10th March to travel to Salisbury to compete in the Salisbury 10 mile road race which is part of the Hampshire Road Race League. They were delighted that for once they were able to field a bigger team than the men from the club and, to cap that, three of them achieved pb times as well. Ian Joliffe was the only man to represent the club and was very pleased to achieve his best time in the event for 3 years.
Results as follows:
Ian Joliffe 77mins13secs
Sarah Smith pb 84mins24secs
Cherry Owens pb, 1st over 65 female 93mins05secs
Julia Trout pb 97mins06secs
Chris Amy 97mins44secs
Posted by Ed G at 10:40 pm
Monday, March 11, 2013
Not wishing to rub salt into any wounds but FOUR ladies represented WWRR in the Salisbury 10 and poor Ian was the only man! He took Jean with him on the ferry for protection!!!
Results- Ian was 239th in 1.17.13. Sarah Smith 319th in 1.24.24, Cherry Owens 374th in 1hr 33.05, Julia Trout 390th in 1.37.06 and Chris Amy 393rd in 1.37.44. Conditions were good.
Needles Half Marathon is on Sunday 2nd June - If you are willing to marshal could you let me know please?
A reminder.... this year's Club Championship Race is the Newport to Ryde run on Easter Saturday entries are on Ryde Harriers web-site.
Posted by Ed G at 10:30 pm