Ticket to (a rough) Ryde
The Isle of Wight Ryde 10 Mile was the sixth match of the Hampshire Road Race League that was run on a blustery day, which made running a challenge writes Vasen Moodley
The rough sea crossing didn’t dampen anyone's enthusiasm, and the salty sea dogs all gave a fantastic account of themselves in the race.
During the race the runners had so many hills to tackle they barely had time to catch their breath after running up one side of the hill and down the other side, before tackling the next hill.
Anton Weatherhead finished in 1:00:39 in his first 10 mile race. Ollie Stone beat his previous PB by a whopping 12 min 53 sec, in a time 1:09:10. Guy Mitchell, in his debut 10 mile race and representing CoSARC in the HRRL for the first time, finished in a very creditable 65th place, out of a field of 593, in 1:11:32. Charlotte Ingram led the CoSARC females home in a time of 1:11:57. Derek Wood PB’d by 2 min 23 sec in 1:12:06. Anna Patrickson managed a personal course PB by 5 mins in 1:15:22. Nick Lay PB’d by 2 min 47 sec in 1:20:22. Linda Robson finished in 1:32:00. Lisa Milner set herself a course PB in 1:32:31.
As always, the sea of CoSARC blue showed great camaraderie throughout the race as they all supported each other to the very end.
Link to Ryde 10 RESULTS
At Salisbury parkrun 13 year old Thomas Dewey was first finisher in 17:28. He smashed his previous PB by 39 sec, a record for the 11-14 age category. Kieran McManus beat his previous parkrun PB by 11 seconds in a time of 20:39.
In the Portland Coastal Marathon James Hassan was second in a field of 51 runners, finishing in 3:58:20. Strong winds of 50 mph battered the runners the whole way round a scenic, but very hilly course with 3,500 feet of elevation.