Tuesday, December 22, 2020

the Chilly Hilly 2020

on Sunday 20th December

The Chilly Hilly race was different this year! The organisers did a great job and ensured the race was 'Covid-safe'.

The results for WWRR are shown below.

I've included Mike and Claire who are well known to the club!

Mike is a member of WWRR on a '2nd claim' basis.

 RESULTS: 

No

Chip Time

Name

POS

M

M45

M50

M60

M65

F

F40

CAT

149

01:29:21

Paul W

47

44

12

M50

145

01:35:15

Philip

70

59

8

M45

6

01:53:22

Roger

118

85

3

M60

17

01:53:42

Geoff

120

86

7

M65

148

01:26:17

Mike M

40

37

1

M60

47

02:00:19

Claire C

137

47

14

F40

 

Roger heads towards Rainbow


Merry Marshal, Ian


Rainbow Runners


Marshals - not too close


Sunday, December 13, 2020

A Run at Bonchurch this Wednesday

Not a 'formal' WWRR Club Run, just a few runners getting together -

Cherry has kindly supplied this info about her run:

Bonchurch Pond Christmas lights run on Wednesday 16th December 6.30 pm

for more details contact cherryfindon47@gmail.com


Reflective clothing and torches will be needed


Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Marathons on 4th October

The IOW Marathon and the (Virtual) London Marathon

What a day to remember - well done everyone who ran a marathon!

This included a Charity fundraising Marathon - Cherry and Christine ran (in ‘hero’ costumes) the London 2020 for Home-Start Isle of Wight. See justgiving page

The Weather: to quote phrases from various club members: “typical British weather!”  “Sodden and bedraggled”

Phil summed it up well: “WWRR on marathon missions today, awesome effort from all of you. Conditions were so grim!”

Our club members participated in (at least) 3 ways:-

  • ran IOW Marathon as a Virtual London Marathon
  • ran the IOW Marathon, per se
  • Cherry and Christine ran 26.2 miles, across the island, as a Virtual London Marathon 

From Christine:- WWRRs is a tiny club but we fielded an amazing number of runners and supporters yesterday. Paul W, Rog, Eric and Claire completed the VLM by taking on the IOW marathon and I know that Megan and Wendy were amongst those that marshalled. Cherry and I fought our way across the island and very much appreciated all those who turned up where our path came close to civilisation.  I cannot express how much it meant to me to see you.  Lisa deserves a special mention for taking on the role of carer/communicator whilst also running the last half of our course with us!”

Results websites:

rydeharriers.co.uk results

Results virginmoneylondonmarathon

A summary of WWRR's results: 

Name

race number VLM

race number (RH)

Position (RH)

Sex

Time VLM

Time (RH)

Paul W

24509

131

61

M

3:55:33

3:55:33

Roger

n/a

200

169

M

-

5:14:23

Claire

12169

215

154

F

-

5:25:14

Eric

12170

216

155

M

5:47:35

5:25:27

Cherry

11924

n/a

-

F

7:19:46

-

Christine

29633

n/a

-

F

7:30:00

-














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)