Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Running on a hot Sunday

Last Sunday, 9th August, three keen runners started out from Freshwater Bay at 8 am. With this early start they dodged the worst of the heat, and soon completed 10 miles!

Approaching the Tennyson memorial:-






Friday, July 03, 2020

a run from Brighstone


on Wednesday evening, 1st July, a few of us (WWRRs and friend) ventured out 
(this was not a Club Run, just an informal run) and respecting current 'Lockdown' rules ... 




Monday, June 29, 2020

The Virtual Ridgeway Relay

On Sunday (28th) some of our WWRR members took part in the Ridgeway Relay hosted by Marlborough Running club in Wiltshire. Normally this annual race takes place along the Ridgeway long distance trail from Ivinghoe Beacon Buckinghamshire to Marlborough Wiltshire. 80 miles in total split between 10 legs.
This time it became a virtual relay. Each runner had a start time and distance to run off road from their own home to replicate the race.

Our team (Cherry and Chums) was quite a mixture. Age range from 30 to 73, an equal mix of gender and runners from the Island and Mainland.
We had 6 IW runners and 5 mainland runners with an age range of 43 years, the oldest being 73 and including 2 over 6o’s.
WWRR's were Debbie, Geoff, Lisa, Cherry, Paul and IWRR Polly. From the mainland were Verity and Owen (Cherry’s daughter and son in law) in Newbury and Carla and Rich (Paul’s daughter and son in law to be) in London and Alex (best man for Rich) in Bristol.

We did ok. Although it was non competitive comprehensive results were published and we were not last, but up against teams who averaged under 7 minutes per mile for the whole event!! We certainly were not up to that level. However we don’t know what terrain they were running in.
Our routes varied and included the highest point on the Island, steep hills, forest, coastal path and canals and parkland.

It was a great day and felt much more exciting than just running solo. We were able to keep up with how the day was unfolding with a link to Marlborough Running Club’s results programme.

Cherry

 Results:-

Leg

Runner

Actual Dist, miles

Actual Time

Adjusted Distance miles

Pace

Adjusted Time

Team Placing

Individual Placing

1

Alex

11.02

01:26:55

11

07:53

01:26:46

19

19

2

Carla

6.43

01:04:31

6

10:02

01:00:12

24

27

3

Geoff

9.12

01:56:04

9

12:44

01:54:32

34

38

4

Cherry

6.05

01:17:00

6

12:44

01:16:22

37

39

5

Verity

10

01:41:00

10

10:06

01:41:00

38

35

6

Rich

10.05

01:16:00

10

07:34

01:15:37

36

9

7

Polly

9.01

01:15:42

9

08:24

01:15:37

33

19

8

Lisa

8

01:31:36

8

11:27

01:31:36

37

34

9

Paul

11.01

01:41:11

11

09:11

01:41:05

37

30

10

Owen

9

01:18:00

9

08:40

01:18:00

35

18





Isle of Wight view - taken during the Relay (Leg 3)

Friday, June 26, 2020

Calories Calculator - updated to include Cycling

I have just updated the 'Calories Calculator', which estimates Calories expended ('burned') during an Activity.
In addition to Running, it now caters for the activity of Cycling.
It's easy to use - give it a try!
(see the Page buttons near the top of the screen) 


Sunday, June 07, 2020

New on this website - a 'Calories Calculator'

There is a new page on this website - a 'Calories Calculator'
(see the Page buttons/tabs near the top of the screen) 

It's pretty straightforward to use - give it a try!

It estimates Calories expended ('burned') for a Run or Walk. 
I might extend this soon, to include the activity of Cycling.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Wednesday Evening Club Runs Cancelled due to Coronavirus Risks

You may have already seen today's email from our Club Secretary, but to reinforce the message the gist is that:

WWRR Wednesday night club runs will not take place until further notice

In line with the current government guidelines, EA advises us not to continue our formal weekly runs.  Emoji   

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

a new Page on This Website

There is a new page about Park Runs (or 'parkruns')
(see the page buttons / tabs above) 

It contains just a few key Dates, Locations, hints and tips e.t.c. - give it a try!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Impressions from the AGM

The AGM on 31st January 2020
Thanks to Sue for the photos:-

Debbie collecting a prize for the 2019 Ladies "Nominated Race" Competition

Cherry receives the 2019 Ladies Club Champion Prize 

Eric presents Roger with the 2019 Club Captain's Award


a Generous Portion